Welcome to my little farm in the city.

This is a little blog about my life here on my little farm in the city. I am a wife, a mom, a grandma to 6 beautiful grandchildren. I live in a very small Mayberry like town in South Carolina . We live on the banks of a small river in the woods. I raise chickens and this year I really plan to try my hand at a small garden so that I can use the products for canning this year. It will be a venture since all we have is this lovely red clay that is hard as a brick, but I have high hopes. I am an avid knitter and crocheter and I love to work on new patterns that I find. You will probably find much of my work here as I finish it. Well thanks for stopping bye and please stop in often and stay as long as you like. Trudy

Saturday, March 23, 2013

What happened to spring?

Soooo. it is  the  last  week of  March  in a day and  the  first day of  spring is  long  over ,  we  had  70 degree  weather that  day , but  now what  happened?   

I know  I have  been lapse  about  posting.  I do apologize  for that but  I have  been busy.   I have  been working up  my fingerless mitts, slippers  and kitchen items  for folks  and now they  are  done, so  for a while  I have  to take a break and get back to what I want to do. 

I have  grand daughters  that  want  doll clothes and  bunnies  and toys and  hats  and all kinds  of sweet things  made  by  grandma plus I have  been making an afghan and  I LOVE working with those pretty bright  colors.  Yes  it is a granny  ,  I am so addicted to anything granny , I just  love  the style , the colors  and  the  patterns.  The  new  granny patterns  are  very  unique and  so fun to make.

 So  what  else  have  I been up to ?  Well  my  husband  finally has  me talked  into  that  last  move  I shall ever make .  I hate  moving  , no really  I despise   it all the packing and  unpacking,  the  ridding of  boxes  and of course all the  tossing  out or giving away  because  you won't need it  or have  room for it  routine.  We  are moving  to Florida.  Yes  I hear you snickering, but  we  are tired of  cold  and  snow and ice soooooo......  since he has  been suggesting it  for years I have  decided that  we should  go.  I used  to love  the  snow ..........  I am from Michigan  and  I lived there  for over 40 years   but there  just comes a point when I have to say  enough.    I love snow  at   Christmas.     I want  to  be  warmer now, as I move into the next chapter of  my  life.  So  we  move  one last  time to Florida.  WE have found the spot we want , we have purchased  the home  and now all we need to do is  get our son  here  to this  house  so that  he can take it over   and  we  can make the  last  move.  I  so look forward  to it , my  kids and grandkids  are REALLY looking forward to it LOL .  We  are less then an hour  from the  land of  MOUSE and  all things  Disney.  Plus  we  are  surrounded  by attractions  and now they will not need motels  ...........  see a plus  side  always  !!   So  I know  that  they will be  down to visit,  we  shall be  warm and  happy and  my  old  bones  will be  resting  in the sun doing what  I love to do , sitting and knitting or  crocheting the  days away  in my  little  sun room in  my  new home  .  



See  now does  this not look inviting ?     I think you shall agree  and now  I will have more time  for  my favorite things  and  blogging  here with you .

The sad  part of preparing to move  is pretty much done already.  Yes  I did have to find a good  farm for my chicken girls .   I did that  and they are very happy now  and  I did have to find homes  for 4 of my rescue pups.  I have  done that   as  much as I  love them I could not  take them with us and I knew  that was  the mission  when I took them in  so now they all have  very  sweet  loving forever homes  and  I know that they are  doing  well so I can  continue  on with a quieter and  less chaotic  but missed  life.  I have  been in dog rescue for  over  10 years  and   even though I will miss the  licks  and  wagging tales  I am ready for  some  quiet  and my  3 little  pups  will be  very happy not to have  to share me anymore LOL.

So  a couple things  that  I am working on  for you to see and then I shall close  and  sit  and try to enjoy this  very cold and  rainy  , snowy day  and  dream of  Florida  !

This  is  my  granddaughters  work in progress she  wants  a big  granny in little  girl colors  LOL

I have  made  more  pairs of these  then  I care to think of at the moment  but they are so nice to slip on  in the house  . I always  have a pair with me so if I go to someones home I can remove my shoes and put these  on .

AND  since  my  grandchildren LOVE  sock monkeys  I am making  Alyssa  a  small one  of these  and  one of these below for the big  girls  soo soo  cute  and  I like them so much I make one  in my  size  of this  one below.  You  all have a great weekend  and I will see you when I see  you  !!   :)