Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Luncheon for Quilters

We met at Hacienda Colorado, ate and chatted!

Tree Pruning Today

 I hope it's not too late for the Honey Crisp; leaves are starting already.
This tree, crab apple, is a late bloomer. No worries here.
 This pot of flowers is next to the back patio table.  The blossoms like morning; they droop in the afternoons.  Too bad; they are supposed to love sun.
Doc repaired hoses for the irrigation drip.  The bulbs are happy!

Monday, March 30, 2015

YARN and Knitting

 My latest order from KnitPicks arrived and is perfect!!  Sock yarn is great for socks and accessories and also for doll clothes.
These neon socks are for the youngest of our 5 grands!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Allium, Chokeberry, Lilac

These were becoming so numerous and too close  to a path; I dug up the bulbs and gifted some and transplanted others.
 The Chokeberry bush is already forming leaves and teeny berries that birds and squirrels LOVE.

 The lilac bush too is forming leaves and teeny blossoms to be!
Doc is making screens and laying down the irrigation hoses.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

More Yarn, More Bulbs

I bought some gladiolas and neighbors gifted me with more bulbs.  In a month, the front garden will be teeming with color!
 Doc fertilized last September; the lawn is gorgeous!
Tuesday Morning in Arvada received a shipment of sock yarn.  It's gorgeous!  I only bought 300 grams because I just placed a large order with KnitPicks and it has already shipped!

Yes, I do.  I do knit a LOT of yarn, all the time!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Four Years Ago

 Four years ago, we moved into The Barn and have been enjoying our new life ever since.
Doc is making baguettes; I'm knitting!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Playing in Dirt

 Apple tree at the far end will be trimmed next week; yesterday's snowfall postponed the earlier date.
 Our lilac bush is leafing!

 Violets and oregano are already looking healthy.
 I think these are day lilies.
Chives in the forefront are large and healthy.
 Yellow daffodils and non blooming iris and hyacinth are looking great!
 We play in the garage too!  Switch from dirt to playing with oil!
Tulips are in the backyard and starting their buds.
We play in Santa's Workshop too!  Switch from dirt and oil to fabric and dolls!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tree Trimming Day

Oops! Not sure they can trim the Honey Crisp Apple tree at 2:00 today.  We started with teeny hail, then progressed to quite heavy snow.  It's a very wet, huge flakes kind of snow and gorgeous!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Changes at Lake Ketner

 We took this path, nearly invisible with tall grasses, back in March 2011.
The City has mowed much of the grasses and the water level is at an all time high.  

This looks down where we were sure Jerome would want to sled.  It used to have tall grasses.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Daffodils and Other Bulbs

The hyacinth and iris and something with a tall stem and circular blossom are still growing; blooms will come eventually.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Awesome Saturday

Doc is drinking peppermint tea outside at 8:30 in 60 degrees!
Then he baked cookies! 

 Dennis brought over some iris bulbs; he thinks they're purple.
It's perfect for washing the car and as always, knitting.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Knitting on Frosty Morning

These wool socks are knit of Plymouth Neon Now yarn. 
We need wool socks, even in Spring; frost is not unusual.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Irish Lasses Are Reading a New Book

This book will stay here for awhile; parents and grandparents are equally important in this cloth book.