Friday, November 27, 2015

First Snow

We had a very warm fall and no snow until mid-November. Last week the 2-4" predicted showed up as 8-12" in our area. It was beautiful.

 Outside classes were called off and the girls were out playing in the snow in record time. Big kitty Ted. 
 The morning frost made a lovely view at church that week.
 Friend visit.
I pulled out the manatee for a dip in the "hot tub."

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Busy W.

 W. and friends participated in a dutch oven cooking class.
 Grace, Abbie, Gemma, Tess, W,   ,  Elena
 Nature hike with friend Elea after classes one day.
 Lucky overnight while Abbie's sister has a college visit. Monday school work in tandem.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

This and That, Phone Pictures

 Oct. trip to the falls with Brian and Dena.
 Selfie hello when hubby travels.
 Friend and daughter selfie.
 Beautiful corduroy skies.

 Craft paint cleaning and organizing. Almost art!

Lunch at the river with Husband during fall tillage.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


 A little behind on this posting. A. is 27! Hard to believe. What a sweet face and sweet heart she has!

 Cousin Aldon and A.
 J and A. Double trouble, but cute!
 With Daddy.
 Good big sister. (L)
Rocking the boots!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Dragon Mask and Claws

 Cat mask base for $1 at a thrift store. Add cardboard and masking tape and hot glue.
 Cover and smooth on papier mache'.

 Speed up drying in a very low oven. (Heat to 200 degrees, turn off before putting in mask to dry.)

 Paint with acrylic craft paint..
 Scrap of blue lace. Measure and snip.
 Modge Podge.
 More Modge Podge on top.
 Dry brush gold on horns and paint in gold in side pattern spots.
 Paint tongue and fire optional.
 Claws were made with 75 cent thrift gloves with felt nails (cut in tear drop shapes) hot glued on.
 More scrap blue lace.
 Measure and cut.
Hot glue or tack with sewing.

Wings cut from blanket felt-no hemming.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Harvest Rides

 Harvesting last week at my home farm. We took the B. kids up for a ride. J on the grain cart.

Harvest is done and fall tillage almost done. It was a very mild fall harvest with decent yields and no accidents, and we are thankful.