Even though it’s now winter RancherMan & I are taking steps now to assure a productive garden next spring. It’s now time to put the garden to bed for the winter.
One of the many blessings of living in NE Texas is that we’re often able to enjoy lovely temperate weather well into December. Even mid December we’re still enjoying cool days with highs in the mid to upper 60’s, even the mid to upper 70’s some days. Gotta love it!
So now that the garden is officially done for the season RancherMan & I are taking advantage of this warm weather streak to prepare the garden for war next year.
We recently had unexpected company come stay with us a few days at the ranch. As we sat at the pond doing a little fishing I loved the sight of fluttering leaves landing on the water’s surface. Beautiful sight of fall!
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OK y’all, if you follow me on Facebookyou already know that I can’t sew because I’ve complained about it for years.
I know I must have been a bitter disappointment to my grandmother who sewed all her life (who even homemade patchwork quilts. For FUN??) and my mother who was a skilled seamstress herself. I could just never do it.
Even though I was gifted an old Singer sewing machine and promised myself I’d learn to use it. I. Didn’t.
One of my New Year’s Goals(not resolutions) this year was to finally learn to use my sewing machine.
My very first project was to make these cute small denim baskets with repurposed denim from RancherMan’s old worn jeans. Y’all know that I love all things denim & I think these baskets are ADORABLE!
And if *I* can do it, anyone can. Check out how easy this is, y’all!
I’ve had many people tell me they wonder what a typical day at a Texas ranch might be like. So last year I published a post detailing a day in our lives here in our NE Texas paradise. But that was during the heat & drought of summer, a very different kind of day than in the cold of winter.
So I thought it would be fun to let you walk around with us today to see what a day at the ranch is like when it’s c-c-c-cold outside! C’mon, put on your mud boots, bundle up in your heaviest coveralls, grab your gloves & follow me – it’ll be a blast!
Sing it with me now, “Should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind…” Aaaaah it’s that time again. A brand new year. I love new beginnings and a new year is a wonderful beginning filled with promise & possibility. Many folks celebrate the new year by making New Year Resolutions. You know the ones – “I resolve to lose weight, or save money, or (fill in the blank)“.
I think reaching for improvement is an important thing to do and there’s no time like the start of a brand spankin’ new year to do that. But even though your heart’s in the right place, those open-ended resolutions often get forgotten within the first two weeks of the new year. #amiright?? I quit doing New Year’s Resolutions several years ago and somehow the aspirations I have for improving things into the new year have not been abandoned. How do I do it? Read on.