Creating …………….

I wish I could remember how long ago I bought this fabric. It’s been at least 3 years – I think. Finally, I’m using it. I would show you what I’m using it on, except I can’t get my picture to upload. I’ll work on it. This new iPhone is almost beyond me. I traded…

New Moon – Open to New Ideas

New beginnings, new moon, spring in 6 days – life is good. This is the time to start that project you’ve been thinking about over the last two weeks – since the Full Moon. This is a time when the Universe will support you. Actually, the Universe will support you, whatever you decide to do…

My Love Affair with Henry David Thoreau

Reading has always been the foremost pleasure in my life. I do tend to read junk for relaxation, but only mystery junk. I like the Golden Age mysteries from the 1920s and 30s. I detest the blood and gore and guts in modern fiction, as I do in modern movies. There is so much I…

Magpie Moments

Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only one like me. I seem to spend 1/2 of each year uninspired, bored, tired of doing what I do, mildly pissed off at myself and then BOOM, my enthusiasm for life returns. Those months that I spend uninspired usually have a cause, or a beginning at least. I…

Time is Money

I go from absolutely no inspiration, complete despondency, total disinterest in life and living to the energizing, inspiring, thrilling and adventurous moods of a creator. I can’t live in anyone else’s head, but there are times when I would love to get out of mine. This isn’t one of those times. I am inspired by…

The Man of My Dreams

This man, this lovely, happy man, is my father. The man of my dreams, except that he certainly wasn’t a dream, but real. I can hardly describe my father, today, 20 years and some odd months after his death.  I only know that each day that comes, I think of something my dad would say…

Soul Despair

For once in my life, I am not reacting to what I am seeing on the news or the internet. I can’t. I just cannot get my head around this much hate in the world. It is making me physically ill. When I learned Thursday that Rush Limbaugh died, I was saddened. He was someone…

The Lamb that Saved the Farm

This little girl (I think, more about that later) saved the farm yesterday. She made her appearance between 8:30 am and 12:00 and she floored The Shepherd with her markings. We’ve never had a lamb like this before, although last week Mandy did give us one gray/black baby ewe with black legs.  You can see…

Mercury Retrograde and I Can Tell

There’s all sorts of neat Mercury Retrograde things happening these days. Like we have this tractor. This tractor is OLD. It’s OLD as in it was made in 1955 or so. It’s a John Deere M 50 and it has needed a bit of work. Right now? It won’t start. It has been in the…

The Definition of Cute

These are the first two lambs born this season and the second two who were just born about a half an hour before this video was taken. I just can’t get over how they run around and are so alert within hours of birth! Raising these lambs is a heart ache, for both of us….