Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Garden Progress

We are moving forward on the garden. I can't believe how much work we have done and still no plants!
We have the raised beds built and started an outline of 2 rock beds.
The last 2 days my hubby has slaved digging holes for the deer fence. This contraption is called a Dingo.

I had to laugh. When I was taking photos, I noticed my hubby's tee shirt logo. Very fitting.

Lucky for us it was successful- all holes dug, even without Max's help. Next is the fence....

My journaling....

I have been doing a fair amount of work in my journals. I think I have finally found the tools that work for me and travel well. Basically pencils - Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and Prismacolor colored pencils. I am amazed at how much can be done with them.
Can you believe it...the only thing extra I used is a fine line permanent ink pen. Here is another:

I am definitely hooked...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Life in the Country

I love living in the country. Each day is a new adventure ( aka: challenge), learning experience and project. It also  brings wonderful eye candy and inspirations from nature. We have learned many obscure things since moving here, the latest is to leave the hood up on your car when you go away for a week. Why? Because mice will fill your car fan with dog food and insulation! I got into my car to drive - the fan sounded like ground glass when turned on and the car smelled like dog food. Much investigation revealed ....
My fan! This took a major effort for a squadron of mice...
We have wonderful neighbors with a large farm full of all manner of creatures. Here are 2 looking at me from across the yard.
We are undertaking the ultimate country task - a vegetable garden. No small feat. The ground here is rock with a little dirt, so we have decided on raised beds. The project begins with digging...

My two favorite men at work...well at least one of them is working, the other is looking for gophers.
Phase I is to spread a layer of gravel....oh my aching back.

Probably a little ambitious, but I rarely do things small. More to come on this....

Sunday, May 2, 2010

ArcheDream for Humankind

ArcheDream for Humankind (click on the link)
I saw this amazing show this weekend called Deep Blue. The masks and costumes were exquisite. There was a talk at the end of the program and they use everything from feather boas to lace table cloths for the costumes, which are transformed magically under black light.