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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Friday, March 18, 2011


I just thought that I would share with you a couple signs of spring that I noticed today. It has been a warm sunny day with high winds and the snow has really melted quite a bit although we still have lots left.

The St John River opened up in front of our house today. It's good that it opened up so the melted snow water and rain can go down river. Hopefully we won't have a flood this year. Keeping my fingers crossed.

As you can see there is still lots of snow around but at least we can see green grass at last. 

My begonias are coming along nicely and will be transplanted when a bit bigger.

Here are some of my sweet peppers.  They will be transplanted in a few days if I get the time to deal with it.

 I've been dyeing wool and hooking on my Grandmother's Trunk rug Challenge and I get a little done everyday. Today I had boil my last batch of wool again to remove some dye  as I couldn't get exactly the color I was after also I clean and scrub three calf pens and only had time to  hook for about an hour. I got to get back to it. Sorry no pictures yet...

Thanks for dropping by and I appreciate your comments so much.  Have a great weekend.  JB


  1. Love your signs of spring. Its great to see the open water. Fingers crossed the risk of flooding has passed.

  2. Looks like someone has a green thumb. Your plants are going to make it.
    Wow you really do still have snow but I am glad it is starting to melt.
    You must really live in a beautiful place by looking at these pictures.
    I appreciate your prayers for all of us and now for Christi..your a good friend.
    How is your grandbaby doing?
    Love ya

  3. Hi Julia, The river looks pretty. It does look like spring because your seeds are sprouting.I planted some sunflower seeds and transplanted some plants that were in the wrong spot.We got a tiny bit of radiation from Japan in Southern california.Nothing to worry about.Have a nice weekend.

  4. Hope that river doesn't rise too much, it looks so close!!
    Happy spring!

  5. Lovely pictures of the river! I enjoy seeing the plant progress! Hope that you can get some good hooking time in! Spring can become a busy time of year.

  6. the river that was flooding near my work opened also so hopefully no flooding. We still can not see any green grass at our house. I love seeing the progress on your seedlings. I was nice here the past two days but still alot of snow to go. Hope to see your rug soon.
    happy spring tomorrow

  7. It all looks so nice. When ever you show pictures of the St. John's river it just amazes me it is so close to your house. I like how your seed are growing too. I hope you have a really nice weekend too.

  8. Julia ~
    Hopefully no flooding this year, but what a gorgeous view from your house.
    I look forward to seeing your rug challenge.
    Hugs :)

  9. Hi Julia! Wow! That's still some snow! Thankfully we don't have any more snow on the ground. But, we're supposed to get some type of snow this Thursday into Friday. Mayben then we'll be done! :) Love the pictures of the river. How great that your plants are taking off so well!

    Take care!