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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Waiting for Spring....

Greetings from the hills!
African Violet
Yes, it's still very cold, but these tiny mock orange leaves are very encouraging.

Along with these maple seed buds - I can't wait for spring. I want to start my garden!

Our Lavender Orpington chicks are three months old now and are outside in a large pen now. We had bought 5 straight run chicks back in November '13 hoping to get at least two hens, and it turns out...

Three are hens and two are roosters..yay. I'm only keeping one roo so I'll be selling the other one.

This week I've been teaching one of our granddaughters how to use a sewing machine.

The younger set these days doesn't necessarily like to begin with making clothes. She wanted a leather-look water bottle carrier and has gotten off to a good start, but it's gonna take another session to finish it.

Ha, it's been a slow winter around here. Maybe spring will bring some excitement. ;)
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Snow in the Foothills

Cades Cove Methodist Church in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It was organized in the 1820s by circuit rider George Eakin.
Linked with Inspired Sunday

Checking in - nothing like a winter storm to bring bloggers out of hiding, eh? 

These photos are from the last snowstorm a few weeks ago. Goodman and I have had a few rounds of fever, congestion and coughing since I took these pictures, but I think we're seeing the light at the end of that tunnel finally.

The wind was blowing so hard the day I took this one Mr. Cardinal was getting roughed up pretty good. We have about two inches of snow from the current storm...
Stay warm, y'all!

Update with new photos: We got a total of eight inches of snow from what started yesterday, 2/12/14.  Love it...

The pasture is a white blanket.

I didn't walk all the way to the fence line - I used the zoom for this pic. Once I got to the barn I fed the chickens and headed back to the house, lol.