My youngest daughter lived in Japan while she was in University and I was always worried about earthquakes while she was there. Even her husband travelled to Japan just a couple of years ago on business. I'm so glad that they are both in Canada right now. The world seems to get smaller and smaller all the time.
I haven't blogged for quite a while as I've been busy and I've been working on my Grandmother 's Trunk Challenge rug. I've got it all designed and actually got quite a bit hooked on it and I've been dyeing wool for it for the last few days and need to dye some more tomorrow because I can't find the colors I need in the amount I need and I don't want to use the ones in my color palette just yet. I don't want to show pictures of that mystery rug yet, not until the after the beginning of April.
This just reminds me that in the beginning of April, I'll be at the Atlantic Fiber Art Retreat in Nova Scotia with my artist daughter and her friends. That should be interesting. I'm looking forward to meeting Sara.
Today I planted these sweet pepper sprouted seeds that I had started on March 2nd. I placed some pepper seeds between a dampen paper towel and placed it in a Ziplock bag and placed the plastic bag in a brown paper bag in the family room so it would stay warm near the wood stove.
I scrubbed and sanitized my recycled pots and turned them to drip.
I use these bakers pans that my husband purchased for me secondhand from a restaurant equipment retailer. I use some cardboard boxes under to bring the pots closer to the light and lower the pots as the plant grows.
To make sure I have a constant heat, I use this very old temperature and moisture reader and it works like a charm. The door is kept closed to keep the heat in. I start all my seeds that needs special care with these lights.
Yesterday this cardinal came to the feeder. Usually the Mrs is with him. But this time only a baby squirrel showed up. This is only the second winter that they spend here. They have plenty to eat and plenty of shelter. I put seeds directly on the snow as I was having so much trouble with the squirrels. This way everyone gets to eat any time it suites them. These photos are taken through the window and I don't use the flash of course.
Of course, the mourning doves come very early in the morning to feed. During the day a floc of the smaller birds comes to feed too. They are pooping on my deck, oh well, nobody is perfect.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to count your blessings. JB