Saturday, April 04, 2015

Changin' Skies

Well, once again I have been trying to create a coherent post on a particular subject but just can't seem to get the time or thoughts together.  We are trying to get the garden at least started and I'm also trying to really build up my pottery stock and it just seems like there is not enough time in the day for everything.  One day the weather looks like this and the next it will be sunny and warm.  Stormy days we work inside and on pretty days I try to take advantage of that and do some outside stuff. 
I have managed to get all the fruit bushes/plants, vines etc. fertilized but haven't got them all remulched at this point.  Started some lettuce also and noticed that it has sprouted well.  We really need to get the potatoes in and some cabbage and such.  It has rained so much though that it's hard to work in the garden a lot of days.

 So, I've also got this going on and this is just a small portion.  Lots more dinnerware made.  I think this past load came out really well and I'll show ya'll a photo of it all finished.  I'm pretty sure I'm going to apply to a local show here next month.  I should get accepted and if I do I've really got to get my butt in gear because it is a 3 day show and I'll need lots of inventory.

 The cherry tree is blooming well this year so I really hope I get a halfway decent harvest this year.  And I really need to get another one of these also.  That would help greatly; just haven't done it yet.  We also need one more plum and another apple too.

I've been in my studio a lot lately and I always keep the door open so I can keep an eye on the girls out in the yard and all.  When the downpours come many of them run inside to keep dry.  Jack fusses but I don't mind.  They do poop a little but it's a concrete floor; easy to clean.  Low flying hawks will also prompt them to run inside!

We took some time out today though to have an early Easter dinner with my family.  I realized a while back that Jack and I didn't really have any decent photos of just us, sans baseball caps, mud, chickens etc. so I took the opportunity to get my brother to take a few photos of us.  He used to be a professional photographer so he knows how to make even me look decent in a picture.  There were a couple more that came out pretty good, for an impromptu session, and I'll have those printed up for my scrapbook.


ErinFromIowa said...

First! Ha! Up late and I don't care!
You two positively shine! What a couple of good looking people.
I do enjoy posts about random happenings of day to day life. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Annie & Jack, we hope you both enjiy a Happy Easter and enoyed seeing the recent photo. Things are finally warming up in NE as well. Our only gardening will be to go to farmers markets this year.

Hermit's Baby Sis said...

Delightful photo of you and Jack, Annie! Always nice to put a face with the smiling wit ~
Do you really free throw all those mugs? They are so uniform, and so numerous! Love mine, hope to get some other pieces from you this year ~

Ed said...

Looking good and you and Jack too! ;)

Anonymous said...

Looks great and yep, the uniformity is amazing. A talent for you and glad you all had a good day!!! Cute chickens!! Smart chickens dodging hawks.
Hope you continue to feel well enough to do what you want to do.
tammy in LA

edifice rex said...

Hey Erin! haha! thank you! I actually enjoy those kinds of posts too...most of the time! ha!

Hey Bea! Hope ya'll had a nice Easter also andhope you have a nice warm (but not hot) spring up there!

Hey Sis! thanks! yes, I used to use a gauge to make sure all my mugs were coming out the same size but after 24 years you kinda get where you don't need it! lol!

Hey Ed! thanks!

Hey Tammy! thanks! the girls are smarter than most give them credit, for sure.
So far so good on feeling better. I really think regular exercise helps.

pamit said...

That *is* a good photo! Nice to have an artiste at the family gathering :-)

JO said...

Those are some nasty looking clouds. All the rest of the pictures look really good and the place is taking shape even if you think it isn't happening fast enough. Pottery coming along too. Absolutely love the picture of you and Jack.