Saturday, December 14, 2013

Snow, Beautiful Snow

Because of the snow we got last night the 4 turkeys that were going to be butchered were spared their life for another week. Instead we cleaned up the pine branches and when they were done I cleaned the nest boxes and added some fresh straw for the turkeys and chickens. When I was doing that Ron put the snow blade on the tractor so I could plow the drive. While I was doing the drive Ron fixed the front gutter of the shed. We have to get some parts for the back gutter so that one will have to wait until later. We worked outside for about 3 1/2 hours and I enjoyed it so much. I am an outside person and get out as much as I can.
The white pine tree lost several branches, knocked down the gutter on the front of the shed and broken it on the back.

More branches from the white pine.

Still more branches.

Branches were on the roof of the shed.

Side yard, doesn't it look so pretty.

Back field and woods.

The driveway after I spent about an hour or more with the plow clearing it. Beautiful job.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Where Did It Go

I've looked everywhere but I can't find it.  I am not a person who can sit still and have nothing to do, I have to be busy ALL the time or I am bored.  Ask my husband and he will tell you that I am not a happy person when I get bored.
Well today I can't find my get and and go.  I have no energy, have a headache, and ambition is a foreign word.  Is it the weather or the mile long list of things that need done?  I'm not sure but I hate when I get like this.  I have to be productive, get something done, accomplish a task.  Right now the only thing I am doing is sitting here thinking of all the things that I should be doing and wishing someone would vacuum the house, it needs it so badly. 
I have been up since 6 and have only answered some emails, started a load of wash, measured some Amish items getting them ready for pictures so I can post them and gathered eggs.  For 4 1/2 hours that is nothing. 
If you find my get up and go please send it back to me as I need it ever so badly.  Thanks for your help.

Monday, December 9, 2013

I'm Still Here

I'm still here, I've just been very busy.  Ron and I turned the back 2/3 of our garage into a storeroom for all my stuff I sell on Etsy, eBay and my new store.  We did a beautiful job and it looks so nice.  I have an on the wall vent-less gas heater on the wall (it has always been there) and run the dehumidifier for 3 hours each day to make sure it says nice and dry.  We worked on the garage for almost 2 weeks whenever we could squeeze in some time.   
Then I spent several days developing a new store and some days I was ready to throw in the towel.  I had been thinking about this for a while now and watched several YouTube videos and followed one by Tyler Moore.  He is very good and has over 100 videos and would recommend him.  It was a little harder than I thought it would be but it is up and running and have had 3 orders so far.  In my new store I only sell Amish and Mennonite items and have 100+ items so far and have at least 100 more items that need added as soon as I sell some more items.  My racks only hold so many items and I have four 7' racks jammed with items that are listed. 

Here is my new stores web site:

Also I have an Facebook page for me and my store and would love if you would follow and like it:

Thanks so much for those that keep reading my blogs and hope to write more that I have in the past year.  Being retired is a busy life for me but I love every minute of it.