Thursday, January 15, 2009

Winter ramblings

Wow. Time flies.
Christmas came - as always - as a complete surprise to me. What? Christmas? Again?
Didn't we just get through it...? Oh. Almost a whole year has gone by... 
I dodged the commercialism and buying mania almost completely this year, buying only cotton yarn, to knit some fancy dishrags, and hand blown (HAND blown???) glass ornaments.
Oh, and I make note cards, so lots of people got small stationery sets.
Vabandage vanemad, et teie pakk ikka veel teelesaatmist ootab!!!

I haven't posted any pix of the garden since it is dormant and sort of in a disarray, but we started to work on the "greenhouse raising" yesterday (even though temperatures outside suggest snuggling up on the couch under quilts with a good book...) so as soon as I am able to upload the images from yesterday's hard work you'll see what we did and what great helpers I have!!!!! I can't thank Adam and Santiago enough! We rented an auger that is used for drilling post holes from Seven Lakes Hardware .  In a moment of madness I had thought I can run this thing by myself. Yeah, right! There were times when both guys had to bear down on the machine together to keep it straight. We unearthed bits of broken glass and porcelain, a metal toothpaste tube, a brick, lots of rocks and bits of metal... it was like treasure hunt! And it warmed up outside by noon, so we had fun digging! Well, I mostly had fun watching the guys have fun!

Next job on the list is to level the posts and pour some concrete around them. That's supposed to happen today. Prrrrrr, it's cold outside!!!!! 

There is a cool blog that I wanted to share with everyone that I just discovered - Thank you Beth for sending me this link! I envy people with great sense of humor and a gift with words.

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