more Ledbetter spindles!!
winding down

walk with me wednesday..

ROAD WORK AHEAD

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A summer of wet WET weather has left everything sodden, including the roads.  For most of July and August I /we walked and worked in the rain.  The old adage says, "make hay while the sun shines".  So it goes that the past week of mostly sunny days has forced everyone out and into production.  The hills nearly vibrate with activity.  And, noise.  The road to my house, usually a beautiful serene track has become a muddy hole.  We've got road work ahead.  Don't worry, there will be no tar or cement, just truck loads of gravel and a big new culvert or two.  (see them waiting down there?)

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It is a bit unsettling, having everything dug up.  There is a huge piece of excavation equipment ready to go.  This work has to be done.  Summer is scary enough driving over an old narrow culvert with a fifteen foot drop, but an icy winter, blowing snow..now that is enough to get us and finally the town to agree to some changes.  When the excavation is finished I'll plant the road again, scattering grass and wildflower seeds.  A planted road holds up so much better. 

That work is for the road crew, not us.  We've got other things going. 

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Like a sink full of Romano beans, broccoli, and snap peas.  There's a winter's worth of wood to be put up.   aahhhhh... summer!

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Best of all... are the evenings.  Knitting, if my wrists hold out.

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She grows.


Comments

Your scarf is growing beautifully. I've never been fond of that much wet... glad your road will be safer and sturdier when all is said and done.

My great-grandmother and I would sit in the shade of the side yard to shell peas/snap beans. She would spread her apron out and work to it. Ah, good memories of coping in pre-air-conditioner times.

Still, I'll take now, thank you very much.

My great-grandmother and I would sit in the shade of the side yard to shell peas/snap beans. She would spread her apron out and work to it. Ah, good memories of coping in pre-air-conditioner times.

Still, I'll take now, thank you very much.

Ah the glories of the rural life. You're a better woman than I am!

The weather this week has been gorgeous, if distinctly fall-like. Enjoy the sunshine!

How wonderful you are finally getting some sun!

I want red shoes too.

Wow, look at all that wood! You'll be toasty this winter!

What beautiful knitting!! Good luck with that mud thing.

Beans have been a good harvest this year for me too. I've got enough in the freezer for winter too. Nice stack of wood.

Hm... mud season in August - you guys are either early or late, depending on how you wish to look at things.

Love, love, LOVE your lace!

That is just so much work. I can't believe you have enough energy left to focus on lace.

The lace knitting is a thing of beauty. It made me think of ocean waters washing up on the beach....(maybe cause I didn't get a vacation this year?)

Glad the town agreed to the changes, better to stay safe! (plus you get new plantin' ground outa the deal!) Wildflowers!!

Love the shoes - what pattern is the lace?

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