Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Simple Woman's Daybook 4-5-2011


Outside my window
It's a cool, grey Spring Day. There is a nice gentle rain and temperature is the low 40's. It will be warming up a little bit more tommorow

I am thinking
all the gardening and outdoor chores that have to be done
sticks picked up off the lawn
leaves to be raked
brambles pruned
more seeds planted into jugs (winter sowing method)
brick walkway laid in south side of the cold frame
Jerusalem Artichoke tubers removed from pond side flower bed
buy and plant carnation seeds
prune and root fan-tail pussy-willows

I am thankful for
The promises of God

From the kitchen
Not much yet. Ingredients and bowls are out to make loaves of sandwich bread. Beans are soaking for a pot of beans and rice.

I am wearing
a soft fushia cotton pullover house dress and my cozy slippers

I am creating
...I just finished blanket stitching around squares of old towels that I cut up to use as a paper towel substitute. There are two reasons that I blanket stitched , to keep the cut edges from raveling. the other reasons is to differeciate these towel-lets from regular rags.

I also have several yards of calico out, I'm thing about sewing a simple pullover dress to wear around the house.

I am going
Hmm... to small claims court. We have to try to collect from a tenet who still owes us. We gave them some slack when he became unemployed, but he didn't catch up after he got a new job.

I am reading
Carrots Love Tomatoes Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening by Louise Riotte

I am hoping...
That Walt will find another client and that P.K. comes through with a good contract.

I am hearing
The television ... Martha Stewart doing a segment on the Today Show a segment on making decorative pots for herb plants. Walt pouring a 2nd cup of coffee in the kitchen. Traffic driving on wet roads outside.

Around the house
It's actually pretty clean. I vacuumed yesterday, de-cluttered and picked up the bedroom. There are also several geraniums blooming to add a dash of color to a grey and cold day.

One of my favorite things
Little heirloom tomato plants that I started from seed.


A few plans for the rest of the week:
Gardening. as soon as weather conditions allow i.e. the rain stops I need to go out to finish raking the flower beds then get it some pea seeds into the kitchen garden. On Saturday, we plan to go to an information session on raising backyard chickens. Sponsored by our local Cooperative Extension.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing

Winter Aconite blossom and Honey Bee.
Notice the pollen pellet on the bee's leg. As worker bees gather nectar from flowers, tiny particles of pollen stick to their bodies and are accumulated in pellets on their hind legs. The hind legs are equipped with pollen baskets (hairs and special structures on the bees leg) to carry the pollen back to the hive. Pollen is sometimes referred to as "beebread". Pollen contains the nutrients that are converted into larval food by special glands in the worker bees which is then used to feed young larvae.

You can read about the daybook entries of other wonderful women at The Simple Women's Daybook.

1 comment:

Lisa notes... said...

I am ready to start planting seeds and flowers too. Soon…

I am reading a book on the promises of God “Always True.” It is very encouraging to be reminded how faithful he is and how good he is to even make promises to us in the first place.

Love your picture of the bee. Thanks for sharing your Daybook.