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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Friday, October 11, 2019


I can't believe how quickly October arrived and brought us some cooler weather and lots of colors...
The Autumn colors are in their full glory right now and we can hear the crunch of the fallen curly leaves underfoot.
The colors are breathtaking along the busy highway so I could not stop to take photos.

Instead, I took advantage of this beautiful young hard maple tree in front of my son's house by the riverbank.

This soft maple in our front yard is the first to lose its leaves in Autumn and the leaves all curl up unlike the leaves of the hard maple. They will be mulched with the lawnmower.

The first baby blanket has been finished and donated. The color came out better this time. It's not perfect but they were glad to have it.

I started another baby blanket in an aqua color and is a little larger with a new ergonomic crochet hook. It's so much easier on my hand.  I finally got the pattern right this time around. Practice makes almost perfect. I'll be running out of yarn to finish it and they were out of stock at Michael, so I'll have to wait till next Wednesday when the yarn comes in... I like working with this easy pattern.

On a cold damp day this week, I felt the need for a pan of raisin scones and it hit the spot. I had a big pot of soup but I didn't bother to take a picture of it... The scones were shared and didn't last long.

Here is an update on my homegrown ginger.  It's was neglected as a houseplant. I wanted to plant it outdoors in the garden but somehow never got around to do it. I'm pleased that it grew at all. The older piece I planted is still edible. It was very tall and the leaves tips were a bit dried up.

I've been weeding and gathering some pine needles for my blueberries but it's still too early to mulch them.  I don't want mice setting home in them and feed off my blueberry bushes in winter. Yesterday I disconnected all my garden hoses and put them away for next year. I'm tired and want to relax with my yarn and crochet hook.

I just got back from the funeral home for Brian, a farmer friend who passed away at age 65. It is very sad that he passed away so young.  The funeral is tomorrow. He was very active in the farming community and organization. He will be missed by all.

Take care, thanks for stopping by to read my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate it very much.
Hugs, Julia