I am hoping everyone is enjoying every minute of summer. It is quickly slipping by and it will be fall and pumpkin time soon! This has been another busy summer and I am happy to say I have completed most of my long list of the things I planned to accomplish. I am now working on the front yard and redesigning the landscape. It will be much easier I hope to take care of with less weeds. I used an organic mix of vinegar, borax and blue Dawn this week and it did help to eliminate the weeds. I painted the front porch Monday and made a smaller bench for the corner of the porch moving the larger one to the front of the house. Happy to cross that off my list. Our garden had been giving us a great deal of cucumbers and we have canned dill pickles. It is always nice that Fred and I always work together. I have a great husband! I finished Herriet last weekend. She is 24 inches tall and made of long mohair. Working on a giraffe and elephant and hope to have them finished soon. Enjoy your day and give God the glory for another day to be happy. ~Carol
Summer has been a wet one so far here. Spring and winter were also wet. Great for the garden and flowers but we have to work around the storms that come daily. I remember my grandfather John Jacob Hanselman use to tell me when I was young that if we had a lot of snow summer would be fairly dry. If we had a lot of water in the summer the winter would be dry. I found that to be true and always remembered he told me that. Now we never know what is going on. I do think MAN has created a mess with the environment causing the weather to drastically change. I also believe God has been left out of our lives. God always blesses us if we allow him. I have been working on bears this week. Thank you and enjoy every minute of every day!! ~Carol
Summer is flying by and we are ready to celebrate the 4th of July. I hope everyone is ready for picnics and parades with beautiful fireworks to end the day's celebration. I am hoping for a day of celebration minus rain as I am very anxious to watch some fireworks. We have not ventured out to watch the fireworks display in the last several years. There is never enough time in a day and the days do fly by. We have been busy as always working on the house, yard and garden. Settling my Mother into her new apartment has been an enormous job. Gladly we only have a few details to finish up. I have made 4 bears in the last few weeks and busy cutting out a giraffe today. They are so much fun to make! I love to paint their spots! I finally finished my new flower garden fence, scare crow, bench made from some of my Dad's old wood he left for me, and two bird houses. That was one of my projects this summer. I still have a few left and I hope the rain will let me paint the deck, front porch and redesign the front yard landscaping. All 3 will be HOT jobs. I hope you enjoy your summer and celebrations. Always remember to thank God for your blessings. HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! Bear hugs to you. ~Carol
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