In August we had 29 fogs which, as the old timers will tell you, means 29 snows this coming winter. Is it true, you ask? Well, I’ve seen it true every year we’ve lived here and am anticipating 29 snows this winter. They may be flurries or inches or…O Lordy…feet but we’ll have 29 snows to look forward to. This month, we’re still having morning fog although not as much as August. We’ve begun having rain and the alfalfa field, cut only last week, has already begun greening and growing. The horses and sheep should be able to feast on the field by December 30 and we’ll take them off the first of March.
My apologies to you, each and every one. A few posts ago, I mentioned my back had been “acting up”. That’s a nice way of saying it’s been hurting like the dickens and the spasms are just plain nasty. It’s been all I could do to get chores out of the way and that’s been with help. Daniel, our neighbor, has been coming up and helping me and what that really means is, I’ve been standing there, gasping like a guppy and he’s been doing the work. Like someone told me one time when I was helping…or thought I was helping…”you know, this would get done a whole lot faster if I didn’t have such good help.”
I was crushed. Still am actually. I truly thought I was helping, didn’t know I was just in the way.
All that to say, my time on the computer has been quite limited because the typing position aggravates my back, in a serious way. So, please don’t think I’m being rude, I’m just in a lot of pain and hope to be back on schedule soon…please God.
I went to the Cove Community Association meeting Tuesday night and they asked me to update the community blog. The exciting news is we’re going to have another wagon ride to the Paintlick Indian Paintings. Visit the blog for more information about this fabulous community event. We ride hay wagons several
times miles up the road then cross several meadows and pastures, cross ford the Little River, and ride up to the base of the mountain. At that point, it’s all feet on earth as people scramble to the top to see the Indian Paintings that are several hundred years old!
The Thompson Valley Community Center is getting ready for their Craft Festival on October 2; see their website for more details.
Kathy has a new blog where she’s showcasing her lovely woven goods; check it out. If you have a blog and would like a mention, please let me know. I’m happy to tell others and since Christmas is coming, now is a good time to get the word out.
I have been knitting, a lot, and have some pretty things to show for my time. I’ve not been watching television but am thinking about watching some DVD’s while I knit. Down time, forced down time, doesn’t sit well with me. I mean, I was doing really well with keeping the Sabbath every Sunday and doing only those things that had to be done except extra work. Now, it seems I’m to learn new lessons and, truth be told, not quite sure what those lessons are I’m supposed to learn. It’s a puzzle, all right.
Take care, all of you. If your need is known to me, you’re name is on the prayer list. At least I can still do that!
Blessings ~ wagon rides, craft fairs ~ Indian paintings ~ down time ~ pain meds ~ porch furniture ~
Grace and Peace,