Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Friday, December 31, 2010

My Grandson - Happy New Year

He's five months old now.
Such a joy!
Wishing everyone a healthy and happy new year!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Snow 2010

These photos were taken early Sunday morning.

We got 8-1/2" of snow and cold, cold weather.
It was a beautiful snow.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Day Menu

Merry Christmas!
Christmas lunch at our house for many years has been grilled cheese sandwiches and fried bologna sandwiches.
But you can only use Bunny Bread and Bright Leaf Bologna! Really, really good!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hi-yo Silver - the Lone Ranger

Fred Foy - the voice behind "Hi-yo, Silver - the Lone Ranger" died Wednesday of age-related causes - he was 89.
"A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty "Hi-yo, Silver" - the Lone Ranger! With his faithful companion, Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the early Western United States. Nowhere in the pages of history can one find a greater champion of justice.
Return now with us to those thrilling days of yesteryear. From out of the past come the thundering hoof-beats of the great horse Silver. The Lone Ranger rides again!"
And all this accompanied by the stirring strains of Rossini's "William Tell Overture".
I watched The Lone Ranger when growing up - it was one of my favorite shows.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Finally . . . . .

It has been many months since I've gotten any eggs. The hot weather about did the hens in and then they molted and were pitiful looking messes. And then cold weather and shorter days.
Finally, yesterday I got two eggs. I am so happy! Store bought eggs are just terrible - they have no taste or flavor. I know they're okay but I've gotten spoiled having fresh eggs.
Henny Penny and either Lucy or Ethel laid these eggs - hard to tell about Lucy and Ethel - their eggs are the same color.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Miss Minnie

My chickens are doing fine during this burry cold weather we've been having. It's a little tough to get water sometimes but Miss Minnie looks fat and sassy standing in the frozen goldfish pond.
Dumpling joined her later.

Probably some good bugs and stuff hiding in the corners.
We're supposed to have some snow, maybe sleet, and rain today and then the possibility of more this weekend.
Yuk - I've had enough already!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Quilt 2010

Christmas Trees
Completed in time for Christmas! A nice lap size quilt with Santas on the back.

I've been working on this quilt for some time and would go back and forth with how it should be quilted so it took a little longer to finish. I finally did stitching in the ditch on the rows and outlined around the trees.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Tree

Got the Christmas tree all decorated.
I love all my ornaments - some I've had for years and years.
Lily decided to try to eat three of them - she did a pretty good job.
So the dog proofing gets set up again this year.
Styrofoam seems to be her choice - thank goodness these were not some of my really special ornaments - I think I got two of them at a gas station years ago for filling up the tank and the other was a crochet ornament but I have several more of those.
Silly dog!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Snow in December

It's really unusual for us to have such an early snow.
It started mid-afternoon and whoosh - the ground was covered.
It sounds and feels like it's sleeting a little now.
And it's pretty doggone cold!