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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.

Sunday, May 1, 2022


 Saundra from Woodland Junction has been hounding me for an update on my rug. As bad as my rug was, it even got worst, just like a nightmare you can't wake up from. The more I worked on the shoulder, the less I like it.  It looked OK when I was working up close but the minute I lay it all out to view it as a whole, it hurts to look at it, lol... The shading is all wrong. But all in all,  I had a lovely time pulling loops when I was with our hooking group and it was therapeutic having someone to talk to, so I guess it was worth it. Maybe I should dye some wool for the background and wait to be inspired to resume the blue area.

Saundra, on the other hand, when she ran into a problem, decided to put her rug away until she gets professional help with it and is working on another rug. Smart girl...

Yesterday, in between raindrops, I trimmed my very thorny rose bush. The only way I can pick up these branches is with leather gloves. 

This is what it looks like now, but it still needs to be cleaned up and weeded.

It's a lot of work but I always cut the branches so I can burn them in the stove. I'm always afraid that some poor animals will get hurt by these sharp thorns.  Can you imagine a crown of thorns with these? It would be cruel.

My peonies are poking out. A good thing is that they are deer resistant. There's a herd of 7 deers that are foraging in my yard. Maybe I need to get a big dog.

They nip the tulips as soon as they come up and my hostas. Naughty creatures.

The rhubarb is up. Soon they will be ready for harvesting. I remembered to put compost manure on them last week. Then it started to rain so the nutrients are starting to work their magic.

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