Thrifted. Updates. Randoms.

1) Thrifted.

Twin sized wool blanket and wool mittens for me (100% sure winter will return at some point in Maine). Basket. Vintage craft project. Bowling bag (Which the lady at the thrift shop wondered why on Earth anyone would buy a bowling bag.  Say what you say, I love it.).  $4.75.

Brand new asics shirt for me. Letter writing pad. Mini watering can. Mini baskets. Scissors. An assortment of started embroidery projects from the 70s. Someday I may finish...$6.50.

2) Updates.

-Both kids go around squealing each day as a new daffodil blooms. They both recognize the daffodils and call them by name. Swoon.

-I've been clearing more and more land.  It's amazing how much work I have done and how much work there is still out there to do.  I have to remind myself that it's a lifetime project. Anyway, I'm hoping the grapes will produce more since I cleared out the brush shading them. Large, delicious concord grapes...please grow!

-Seedlings have still been going strong, a couple peppers finally popped up.  I haven't planted anything in the garden yet, awaiting our neighbor to till it with his tractor.  He's not on Jackie time.  It's okay, it's still early.

-Not having the garden ready for planting has me working on other projects. As in expanding our already huge garden.  Someone must examine my head.  I can't stop these ideas from flowing. But some ideas are decorative and functional.  Goodness, I am enjoying making my dreams a reality.

-Brush burning. Goodness, we've done lots.  There were ginormous piles the other day, complete with prickly thorns that I got in my head we must burn. My husband wasn't feeling 100% and was getting off a night shift. He said he'd be back in an hour. I got started burning, with two kids in tow, thinking he'd be right back out. He fell asleep (totally justified, as he hadn't slept the night before), and the kids and I spent four laborious hours hauling and burning.  I don't think I'll be doing that again.

-I think today might be a bread selling day.  We haven't in a bit and some customers have been asking.

3) There's much beauty in the tiny emergence of spring in the garden.  Perhaps you agree?

Raspberries (not wild, ones I planted).

 Rhubarb-can you spy it?
 Can you tell I'm thinking jam?!

And I love seeing the bugs again. Yes, I'm a bug lover.
 To think it's so bare a few months, it will be lush again.  Now, it's your turn. What have you picked up at the thrift shop? What is going on around your homestead? I'm always telling you. Now you tell me!



  1. Oh I have not been to a thrift store for awhile as as you know it is calving season and my oh my it is busy around here but almost done so will get to one soon. I need wedding decorations:) Hug B

  2. I LOVE the blue bowling bag! It's the first thing that caught my eye!

    You're seriously a bug lover? Ugh. Other than being a sign of spring... bugs are not my favourite.

    Wishing you a lovely day.

  3. Oh, it's so good to see green where you are!
    Haven't been thrifting lately. With our move coming up (please, God, let us sell our house), I don't really want to acquire anything else.
    Still planting goodies-basil, green beans, eggplant, tomatoes, parsley. Anticipating caterpillars.
    Our strawberry season is over-:0(.

  4. Ooohhhhh....rhubarb! I have buds on the elderberries and bits of the horseradish and rhubarb coming up. No thrifting for me, instead we've been bringing things to them. Ah yes, the wonderful feeling of purging. :) Love that the kiddos know daffodils - so cute.

  5. We are tilling our garden this weekend. We are also expanding ours and the thought has me so giddy. I can't wait to get my hands dirty and get the plants in the ground.



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