Sit back and relax and enjoy your visit. I have a lot of tutorials under my TDC yearly posts, plus Prim How-tos. I'm glad you are here!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Prim Ponderings

It's a chilly morn' here in Central New York.  The temps have dropped to the 40s, but I'm somewhat glad, because it forces me to stay inside and work on things that otherwise, in the flurry of activity outside, remain undone.

There is laundry to catch up on, orders to work on, a rhubarb pie to be made, and the vacuum needs to be run.  I'm also putting the finishing touches on several new items, which I will be offering for sale during my FB update on Friday evening at 6.

So in place of my senseless ramblings about daily chores, I will leave you with more pictures.

Fresh from the oven - can't wait to eat it.

Peter & Joey enjoying Lowes!

The two polish chicks we got recently...sadly, my Mother's Day present, the little gray one, died yesterday...causes unknown.

Rainbow after a recent storm

Flooding in our creek after the recent storms

Allie looking cute and so grown up, as I posed her in front of the yellow tulips growing along the field.

Lily says 'What's up"?

Telly and his girlfriend, enjoying the sunny day.

One of our Barred rocks.

Artemus the Rooster - looking for a new home, as two roos is one too many.

Mrs Howell, strutting her stuff.
 
Have a blessed day everyone.

  "But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you;
  or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you.
  Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?
  In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. 
John 12: 7-10 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The days roll by.....

Good morning Prim Friends....

Time certainly flies by lately, but I haven't forgotten about my dear blogging friends.  We're very busy outside with Spring chores and working on our new chicken coop.  I'm also working on orders and watching grand-kiddos now and then...it all takes times.

There are spring chicks to attend to, the dreaded dandelions are in full growth, and the garden needs to be prepared for planting. 

Mother's Day was spent doing yard work, then we headed on over to our oldest son's home, where everyone gathered for yummy chicken kabobs, potato salad and homemade ice cream!  Drew & Maria got me a polish chick for Mother's Day (pics to come) and Scott & Steph gave me a lovely plant...in my favorite color - purple!

In the past week, my computer has died, the dishwasher is leaking and we had a severe storm blow through with 60 MPH winds, which littered the yard with tons of branches, big and small, which need to be cleaned up before I can mow again.



The grandkiddos are growing like weeds.  Joey is crawling all over and loves to watch Petie and Allie playing.
Allie having lunch on the porch with me last week.

Petie and Joey ready for baseball season!

He is sooooo cute!
A few woolie bundles I purchased at a yard sale.

Time to run now gals....Allie wants a nap and I've got a million things on my To-DO list for the day. 

Oh...almost forgot...I'm holding my May giveaway on my Facebook page....Click on the pictures on the upper right of my blog to find out how to enter to win!

Have a blessed day everyone!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Final Days of my Facebook Giveaway

Hello Prim Friends

Just popping in very quickly today to remind you that Thursday is the final day to sign up for my giveaway over on Facebook.


See the link on the top of my right sidebar to find out how to enter today!
Good luck!

Friday, April 24, 2015

FAAP Giveaway begins today!

 Today is the day...
Our Folk Art & Primitives Etsy team begins their Giveaway - so many wonderful items donated by talented artists! Click HERE to find out how you can enter today!



Thursday, April 23, 2015

Is it just me?

Is it just me or does this new photo comment verification drive any one else nuts?
I don't usually like to complain, but while visiting my blogging buddies, many use comment verification (as I do) to eliminate spam postings, and it is driving me crazy.  I am beginning to feel stupid because some of them I just cannot figure out!  Choosing matching pictures seems like it would be easy until there just aren't any ones that seem to match....at least to MY eyes.

Rant over - lol

I'd much rather share fun things, like beautiful pictures of my grand-babies and nature.


Peter checking out my new pot of flowers and carrying around his new garden tools and the pumpkin reflector he played with last year until it was buried in snow.  He loves to just carry these things around.


Taking a break from playing for a cuteness pose.

Not to be outdone by his brother, Joey gets into the act too.

And then there is silly Allie, wearing "Grammy's" reading glasses.

Sunrise on Sunday morning after 7 am church.

The girls saying Good Morning!

HAVE A BLESSED DAY EVERYONE!
 


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

FAAP Giveaway Coming Soon!!!

Our Folk Art And Primitives Etsy Team will be holding our Mother's Day Giveaway on our blog soon!
I will post a link when the giveaway starts on April 24th!
Many wonderful team members have generously donated Mother's Day and Spring/Summer related items for this giveaway. You do NOT want to miss this!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Whatcha working on Wednesday.

I am THRILLED to report that Spring is finally here....there is just a smidgen of snow left in a couple of shady areas.  Yippee - never thought the day would come!
 Sunday was a gorgeous day - with highs near 70.  We took a 5 mile walk, sat in the sun, chatted and enjoyed watching Petie and the chickens run around the yard.  Monday we even lovelier.  I was watching Allie, so we puttered around outside. I cleaned the garden around the pond, and drained it down, so I could clean it well before putting clean water back in.  I was soooo ready for the fish to be back in there and out of the tanks in the house.
Tuesday was a bit chillier, cloudy and windy, but I manged to finish up the pond and get the fish out there.  I also raked and cleaned out the beds around our stone patio.  I always like to do that first so we can get out our patio furniture.
I'm also doing a little extra cleaning to prepare for a visit on Monday from my sweet blogging friend, Theresa of Dulaney Woods! I'm so looking forward to her coming for lunch!

I've been working on a few orders here and there and creating some things for my Etsy shop.

SOLD


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What have you been up to?

Have a lovely day everyone.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Waiting for Spring....

Well, as I sit here writing this post, I have the great pleasure of listening to the first thunderstorm of the season.  It's just a mild rumbler, but welcome none-the-less.  No matter that it comes while we still have snow on the ground...it is a sure sign that the weather is changing.  We've had a few very nice days and that has helped to melt much of the snow.

While I've been waiting for Spring to come, we decided that this year we would try our hand at collecting sap and making maple syrup.   I ordered 10 splines and tubes, drilled holes in my milk and orange juice cartons, and then into the trees.  I read up on the hows and whens...I was ready...all the weather needed to do was start being warm during the day with cold nights...so we waited...and waited..and finally the warmth came and the sap started to flow.  Wow, it looked just like water.  We lugged our full containers to the extra fridge in the back room until we had enough to start boiling.

But first...we needed a good place outside to do the boiling...so back I went to the internet...looking at DIY evaporators that we could quickly build.  I found a picture...pulled up the Lowes website, and ordered what i needed.  After picking up the cinder blocks, the building went rather quickly.   I also bought a large pan at the restaurant supply store nearby...and we were all set for our first experience maple syruping!

Here's the evaporator I built.
 And here is the all the syrup I have made in the last month and a half.
It tastes amazing!

While I was sitting outside finishing the last batch, I took this picture of Jack, our dog, having fun.  You can see some of the 'girls' having fun free-ranging too.
and last but not least...

Here's the newest members of the family!
These two cuties will be joining the big girls once they have grown up a bit.  They are safe and happy in the little brooder we made last year.  I still need to figure out some names for them...any suggestions?

Hope you are having a great week!
Blessings

Monday, April 6, 2015

My giveaway win from Vicky!

Hello Prim Peeps!
So happy you have stopped by, because I just have to show you the wonderful giveaway I won from Vicky at Vicky's Art.  She held a giveaway recently, and drew a winner....and it WASN'T ME.....but luck was on my side, because the first winner didn't claim her prize and I was drawn next to receive this beautiful box filled with goodies!
Now, I expected Vicky would fill the box with some goodies, but that generous gal did much more than that!  She filled a BIG box full of goodies, and I am just blown away by her lovely gifts!
 Inside this lovely box (which will go perfectly in our parlor), Vicky tucked these treasures:

A pretty dish towel that just yells SPRING!  A pink big clothes pin, a yummy smelling soy tart...and an adorable chick egg....

Here is a close up of the egg....which I simply adore!  I have always loved the vintage images for holidays, and this chick is so sweet.

Next was a bottle of soft and silky hand lotion (Sea Island)...a big packet of wildflower seeds, and a cute tin wrapped up with yummy candy inside!

Close up of the tin once I unwrapped it.
Now all of these things are so special...but Vicky wasn't done being sweet yet!
She also included these goodies!
Yummy Turtles candy - one of my favorites

A garden mug (perfect for me as I'm an avid gardener), a sweet painted bunny that is oh-so cute, a lovely fabric egg and a cute purple (my favorite color) hand-painted basket - it is so cute!

Here is a picture of all my goodies! 
Isn't Vicky generous!?
Thank you so much Vicky - I'm so thankful to you for this wonderful box of goodies.  It was like Christmas opening everything.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

I'm Having A Giveaway!

Good Morning Prim Peeps!

I have a lot of catching up to do, but will save that for another post later this week.  In the meantime, I  wanted to let you know that I am having a Giveaway over on my Facebook page!
I've decided to have a little fun each and every month, by giving away one of my handmade goodies to my loyal followers and customers.

So, without further ado.....
 Hop on over to my 
and learn how you can win!






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