Sunday, March 29, 2009

Winter's last hurrah (we hope!)

After the prairie burn, the grass was coming back so nicely. All green and rich and beautiful. But I didn't get a good picture, and now it's under 2" of snow or so. Sigh. So we're very much hoping this is it. 
 In quilting news, I had a super productive week. I got one of my quilts that I've had for a very long time back from my machine quilter (Kelly VanVliet), this is the first quilt I've had quilted by someone else. I just didn't want to hand quilt all the seams, and it's just a little big to quilt on my machine. 

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Unintended Prairie Burn and Crocus

This past Tuesday, Ryan decided he was going to burn one of our brush piles out in the pasture. A few hours and 3 fire trucks later, we now have a freshly burned pasture. Really, most of that is that Ryan didn't call them right away because we actually did want to burn off the pasture (it's good for the prairie grasses) and for a while he had it contained. Once the fire department got there, it was out in 20 minutes. No one was hurt, no buildings burnt, no livestock was injured. But it was an exciting day, and I didn't even know about it until it was over!

 On a more cheerful note, spring is starting finally! It's a beautiful day today, and this is a picture of our crocus. It's about time to split them, I think. We've also started a few garden plants indoors, we'll have to see how that goes. So far we haven't really hit the whole "garden" thing out of the park, but we'll keep trying...

Monday, March 9, 2009

Roosters, updated website, another quilt

Well, I got our website updated, so now it has the correct and working order form for our 2009 season (with dates)! So go check it out to order for our upcoming season. 

Our roosters (we had three) have been getting cabin fever, just like everyone else. They've been fighting a lot, so we had to get rid of one. I'd put up a picture for this, but it would be gruesome, so I'm going to continue the quilt picture trend. 

This is a quilt I made for me, called "Swallowtails in the sun." Ryan doesn't like it, never has. But ah well; perhaps it will go in my quilting room. Ryan has nicknamed my quilting room/the guest room "the girl cave" which really is a fitting name for it.