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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Settling in without Electricity... again!

Following the initial storm last weekend with all those 20-ish inches of snow, the power came on for a couple of days, then went off for two more days.  We again stoked the fireplace, lit the candles and hunkered down.  I rather enjoyed the routine of knitting by the fire each morning, getting my simple chores done, reading for awhile and back to bed to stay warm.  I suppose if your attitude is adjusted, this way of life would be like the "good old days." 

The snow is melting fast and today we are expecting 60.*  We saw our first robin while walking the dogs this morning.  My husband just popped in to say he spotted sprouting daffodils while hauling some of the fallen tree branches.   I took advantage of the nice weather and photographed this chenille patchwork quilt I listed for sale in my Etsy shop.  More quilts to come. 

Here are some pics of the ranch I have been visiting Friday afternoons.  It was so cold and windy this past Friday, we didn't want to stand around brushing horses so we hauled the broken pine boughs to a burn pile.  The horses were so curious.  They had to check us out.  We accomplished clearing out the area under the trees where the horses like to congregate.  The activity warmed us up so that we then felt like grooming the horses after all.  These are mostly rehabilitated rescued horses who become wonderful for rehabilitating kids and adults alike.  It's a joy getting to know them.

1 comment:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the chenille quilt you made! What a pretty masterpiece. You are lucky to have a nice fireplace to keep you warm when the power goes out, pat. It almost sounds romantic!

Such beautiful looking horses on that ranch --it is so nice that they have been rescued.