Tuesdays Earl is in school. Did I tell you he signed up for college this fall to get a degree in construction management? No? Well he did, I am so proud of him I could bust. But Tuesdays are his long day. 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. He can handle it, He's my superman:>) Anyway, since I have Tuesdays to myself I can get things done that I otherwise wouldn't. No interruptions you know? So after work I came home, checked my email (of course!)
spent way too much time online read a few blogs, and just plain messed around for a while. I think we all need time to mess around don't you?
I went outside and gathered the eggs. The hens just recently started laying and the eggs are so brown and beautiful. The blue-green egg is the first of that color. It comes from an Aracuana and I think it is just a wonder. I cooked some sweet corn from the farmers market and cut it off the ears so I could freeze it and enjoy it this winter.
After cutting up the corn, I took the empty ears and corn husks out to the compost pile, out past the henhouse and the tomatoes ripening on their teepees. I looked toward the woods and five deer who had been helping themselves to some apples from our trees watched me watching them as I approached. They finally ran into the woods.
On the way back to the house I stopped and took the clothes off the line under the pear tree. Fresh sheets tonight, infused with fresh air and sunshine (and a little rain that fell this afternoon). I am wearing my apron and I am suddenly struck with the thought that I am living my grandmothers life. She did it all. The corn, the clothesline, the chickens and fresh eggs. She baked bread and sewed....just like me. Or am I just like her? I didn't set out to do all these things, Grandma was a farm wife and that life is a hard one. She was happy living it though. The skills I learned from her clearly stuck. Funny how these things connect us and come full circle without us thinking about them.
Thanks to Marilyn at The Cutest Cottage Lamps for sending me this beautiful blue chicken fabric, (hey, I'm branching out! It isn't red!) I admired it on her blog and she sent it to me, just like that. I, of course, had to immediately make another pillow for the sofa, can you have too many pillows? One thing grandma didn't have..."imaginary" friends on the computer that sent her gifts. I think she would have liked that:>)