Friday, May 27, 2011

After the Trip Stiches

Well, the trip is over and I didn't get nearly as much done on my projects as I had hoped.
That must mean I was busy.
And that isn't a bad thing.

Surprises Awaited Me

Look what showed up while I was gone! New farm equipment.
Meet Tulip and Violet. They are Nubian/Boer crosses according to the seller. 

That cross seems to be a bit heavy on the Nubian side, but they sure are pretty.
We got them to clean out the briers, multi-floral roses, and any other weed they choose to eat.

BIL has his own little goat herd. They are doing some good work on this hillside.

These Petunias also showed up. Already hanging and blooming, the pots were cleaned, planted, and looking beautiful!
It was very nice to see that project done for me.

In the backyard was another surprise.
Repairing/Reworking the fence around the yard is on the project list. 
This part behind the windmill has never been more than wire.
Now it has posts that just need planking.

This is the other side yard. No surprises, but I thought it was interesting how the land has developed.
The fence used to be higher up the hillside across the almost bare area.
Last winter FabHub cut out all the brush and moved the fence down the hill.
Now there are three different areas. 
The upper has been grazed for years. 
It has nice grass growing on it even after the cows were there.
The middle has only been grazed this spring. 
It doesn't have much on it once the cows grazed it down.
The lower hasn't been grazed at all. 
It is returning immediately to brush and weeds.
Time to get the weed eater out - a bit of fence and a couple of goats might save me some gas!

This mess showed up after the storms of this week. Just some rutted gravel.
Glad it is the only problem we had. 

That is all for now. Take care.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

The Rest of Georgia 2011

I forgot one project!
Mom had a couple of raised bed kits. So she and I put them together.
Then I cut down one of those tomato ladders that I made several years ago so that it was more useful.
Mom planted cherry tomatoes on one side and cucumbers on the other so they can climb the frame.
There is also broccoli and regular tomatoes planted. 
Yes it is in the front yard. That is the spot that gets the best sun all day.

This is another picture of the work FabHub did in the guest bath.
Notice the door stop? 
I put that in. :)
That is all for Georgia in the Spring.

Cross Stitch on Travel

Two months ago I knew I would be traveling for business purposes.
Finally I have arrived at the destination.
Wish us luck on success for the work proposal.

Since I brought my craft stuff along to entertain myself in the hotel, I thought it would be a good idea to share the before pictures of my projects.
That way we can see how much I got done before I leave.
This is Faux Fabulous. Along with the toe, we now have a piece of foot and a knee.
I like working on this one, but it isn't the priority.
The priority is Baby2 Jackson's birth announcement for the photo album. 
It is coming along nicely.
I added some grass and finished the bunny today.
More to come.