Monday, November 16, 2015

A cold, windy and rainy day. Perfect for changing a blog !!

You may have noticed that today I have changed the name and format of my blog. I made the decision to let this blog evolve and be about all aspects of my life and not just the gardens. All the things I love. It often drifted that way anyway, so now it's official. You will find posts about my beautiful garden, my home and store Pitt & Hobbs, cooking, painting, needle arts, my cats, friends and family. Whatever strikes my fancy. Enjoy.
Oh look, my first post is about the garden. I had a dozen of these beauties, butternuts, left in the garden. With frost this morning I knew I had to get out in the pouring rain with blasting wind to pick them. They need to finish ripening in the house. I was so cold my fingers, soaking wet through my shabby gloves, could hardly move. The butternuts made it to the deck, I pulled the spent vines into a pile and left them in the garden to rot there this winter.
I then ran to the greenhouse and watered everything. I noticed a spray of burgundy orchids about to bloom. Right on cue. I love to put them in the arrangements I make for the store for Christmas. Holly, cedar and orchids.
I put an another coat of Cream colour FAT Paint on the cute little table for the store. It will be ready to sand and distress tomorrow. Then I'll top coat and take it in. It is going to be adorable. Wait until you see what we are going to do with it.



Anonymous said...

Follow your heart Erin! I can't wait to see what you are going to do next!

Erin said...

How fun. Thank you Jess.

Caro said...

I rather like the new title and am always interested to read about your other interests as well as the garden. (Even if it takes me some time to catch up!) Caro x PS Well done for braving the weather to get your squash in. We're getting arctic gales here this weekend and I'd earmarked the time for planting my spring tulips. I'll just have intersperse bulb planting with warm cups of herbal tea. It might be cold work but it pays dividends in the spring when I see bees all over the tulips!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

The changes look good. I used to have separate sites for garden, crafts and seeds, but like life, everything blends in together so I amalgamated them all a few years ago. I like the saying, there is always next year ... very appropriate for gardening and other things.