And here is some bounty of another kind. I went to an old Estate sale this weekend, the kind where you drive up and the place is some little old shack but you figure, what the heck, I'm here already! Well, this man had collected watches and clocks. Tables and tables full of bins with every kind of watch imaginable in it. You could fill a box with watches for a fixed price and I almost walked away. Then inspiration struck. I filled my little box, for what I deemed a very good price indeed, and came home and had fun deconstructing some of them. Some of the faces are in my etsy shop right now waiting for someone to use in their altered art projects, ATC's or charms. They have such interesting faces. I am sure there are a million uses for these little charmers and I have some ideas myself. You can find them here. I can see that you all had a great Mothers Day. Now have a great week! I am still working on projects for the open house. I got almost all of the bedroom painted. I just have to move the computer and desk and all the stuff in that corner. Ugh...I'll just have to bite the bullet and do it. I have so little left to do. Wish me luck with all my preparations. The clock is ticking down and I have less than 4 weeks til the big event!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
And now, for something completely different....
We still don't have a lot blooming yet here in Michigan, at least not on our little 5 acres. I see apple trees and lilacs blooming on other peoples places but ours seem to be having an off year. So, rather than show you flowers I will show you some of the bounty we have been getting from the chickens. I love the creamy brown eggs. They have absolutely no difference in nutrition or anything else except the color, but I think they are so much prettier than the white eggs. I remember when the girls were younger and I had been raising our own eggs for quite some time already. I went to the store one year for white eggs to dye for Easter and my oldest daughter took them out of the refridgerator, opened the carton, and exclaimed "What are these!?" The white color was such a surprise to her:>) Something has been trying to get into the hen house lately, part of the siding was torn off the barn around the door! Hubby covered the torn area with metal flashing to keep whatever it was from making any more progress. We have all kinds of wild animals in the woods. Will have to put a live trap out there and see what it is.