I love the days when I can work from home. This morning was one of those days and despite the crazy late-April chill, it was a perfect, peaceful morning. I spent a few minutes with my coffee sights and sounds on the... Read more »
The last time I went ice skating I was a freshman in high school in Fairfax, Virginia. On Friday nights our parents would carpool the group of us girls to the rink where we’d make the circuit, gossiping and scoping out the boys. I did pretty good on the skates... Read more »
Hannah has been chomping at the bit to skate on the duck pond. After a week of highs in the single digits, Paul pronounced the pond officially frozen. So this morning she laced up her hand-me-down ice skates and inched her way out onto the ice. She’s not an... Read more »
Almost. After a dry spell that left even the moss in the woods dried out and crunchy, we have rain. All day rain. Torrential rain. Four inches of rain! The pond rose about 12-inches in less than 9 hours. The new pond is a full as it’s ever been. Here’s the... Read more »
The ducks make their maiden voyage in “The Big Pond” today! When we took the fencing down that separated the duck yard from the pond, it took them a few minutes to realize they could cross that magic line. Once they figured out they were free they made a... Read more »
I was out of town on business the past two days. When I talked with Paul on the phone last night and asked about how he spent his day he said, “Sweetie, I rocked your world.” I’ve heard that line before. Only this time he rocked my pond. Landscaping... Read more »
We’ve been planning a duck pond for a while now. Earlier in the spring we cleared a spot. After starting excavation on May 20 the rain forced a hiatus. Last weekend, after things dried up a bit, Paul began excavation in earnest. He’s put in about 36... Read more »
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An Upcycled Pallet Tree
It’s Christmas Tree Festival time here in town. The past few years I decorated trees with my owls, birds, and woodland critters. I’d planned to follow in that theme, but just didn’t have the time and was in the mood to do something different (I did use one my owls for a Whooo’s Home for […]
A Saint Nicholas for the Season
This ornament pattern deviates from my more realistic nature designs. Initially inspired by my husband’s beard now that he’s moving into “winter mode”, here is a Saint Nicholas ornament to welcome the Christmas season. Right click here and select “save target/link” to save this printable PDF pattern to your computer.
A New Custom Designed House for the Ducks
A new duck house has been on my “Honey Do” list for more than a year now. Peep, Squeak, and Oscar have been living in a makeshift house that was recycled from another project. The old house was never designed for ducks and was too big for our trio of Pekins (we had eight at […]
Whoooo’s Home for Christmas
Whoooo’s Home for Christmas is my wreath contribution to this year’s WHRL’s Christmas Tree Festival & Auction. It features the face of a barn owl peeking out from the wreath. The felt owl in the wreath is about 5″ tall, but you can size him appropriately for your project. You might also create him smaller […]
Too Short a Visit
At last! I finally got Hannah home from college for a glorious week. I made the three day round trip drive (13 hours of driving per day) to Ohio to pick her up and bring her home. We packed a lot into six days at home – shopping, movie theater, a hike, a beach walk, […]
A Tiny White-faced Scops Owl
In my search for another owl to create, I stumbled across the tiny White-faced Scops owl. I like the crisp black, white, and grey markings of this little owl. I hope you enjoy making him! Right click here and select “save target/link as” to save this printable PDF Scops Owl to your computer.