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Christmas ornaments

Hi folks, Hope you all are at least TRYING to have a Happy Thanksgiving, in spite of all the crazy in our country right now. I’m going to miss our annual trip to the theater this year. Since my daughter was 3 or so,… Continue Reading “Christmas ornaments”

Alley Mill

Thanks to Covid I’ve been able to drag my daughter on nature adventures on her days off school, since every other form of entertainment is currently closed/off limits/frowned upon, etc. Our theatre has been closed since March, there were no parades or festivals this… Continue Reading “Alley Mill”

New art available!

I have two new sawblades now available on Etsy. This first, I’ve already posted about, it’s my wild turkey painting on an antique handsaw, you can see it on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/889423336/wild-turkeys-antique-painted-handsaw The second is a winter snow scene of a child adding the… Continue Reading “New art available!”

Turkeys

New painting from sketch to finish. (Pardon the color being off and the seam on the saw- I patched two pictures together to get it all in up close. I tested my Black-eyed Susans out on the sketch paper also. Wasn’t sure how to… Continue Reading “Turkeys”

I Kissed a girl and I liked it…

…the taste of her cherry chap stick… You don’t have to be a Katy Perry fan to want better stuff to put on your lips. I made my first batch of organic lip balm today and I don’t think I’ll ever buy the Chapstick… Continue Reading “I Kissed a girl and I liked it…”

Painting saws

I have another saw blade available on Cordes Farm’s Etsy shop! This one is on a hand saw, rather than the round blades I’d been using. I found it on the wall in our red shed- which according to our neighbors that have lived… Continue Reading “Painting saws”

Throwback Thursday Painting murals

I came across these pictures from several years ago and thought I would share. Don’t remember if I ever posted these on Dirt or not… I was volunteering at Ely’s school in Camdenton, Missouri at the time. I had been working a couple days… Continue Reading “Throwback Thursday Painting murals”

Garden Progress Year 4

Whew! Ok, so finally caught up to the present. Jim brought me several massive tractor loads of manure this year. Have I told you yet how freaking amazing our neighbors are? They invite us to stuff, they always seem happy to see us, they… Continue Reading “Garden Progress Year 4”

Garden Progress Year 3

The third year I didn’t make many structural changes to the garden, though I did learn a bit from my plants that they desperately needed some form of compost. The strawberries I’d planted in hugelkultur mounds were so thick with plants, I barely had… Continue Reading “Garden Progress Year 3”

Garden Progress Year 2

Early spring the next year I started digging out the the big tractor tires. I emptied all the dirt out, added rotten logs, twigs,  straw underneath, then replaced the dirt. I planted one entire tractor tire full of strawberry plants, to replace the ones… Continue Reading “Garden Progress Year 2”

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