Tuesday, October 18, 2016

10-18-16


Well, yesterday was "Maker Monday"... and things got away from me and I missed writing my post.
My sincerest apologies. Sleep has been rather a wayward friend these past few days, and I ended up napping most of yesterday, and then working into the wee hours.
That said... I thought I should post what I would have done yesterday, had I been a bit more coherent.

So, usually on my "maker Monday" posts, I feature something the daughter and I are working on, and encourage the maker lifestyle. This weekend, we worked on a couple projects that really needed done. One, was to cut down a couple of trees in our yard (we have 11 that need to come down, or are down)... and cut them up for firewood. the daughter has discovered the profound joy of working with power tools, and was doing her best frontierswoman impersonation in the yard with a small chainsaw we borrowed from a friend. 
I was using our little portable table saw, and decided to cut up "sticks" that I have been drying for the purpose of making more walking sticks and canes. I also had a nice chunk of cherry wood, and tried to work off a few bits for future use in jewelry making, along with some gorgeous lilac pieces I had. 
Surprisingly, some had a profoundly purple streak in them, that I think will be gorgeous in pendants.
And, the daughter was busy working in the garden. 
She has cleared most all of this year's plants to make way for a layer of mulch from our compost pile.
And, we are considering the construction of another large bed to house squash next summer, as they simply took over the one bed this year.
She's also been busy harvesting herb seeds for next year, and she gathered a bunch of little scallions that will be wonderful in soup.


AND, today we (finally) had new steps built for our front deck. It is the main entry to our house, and the steps have been bad since we moved into the house. It will be nice to not have to grip the railing for dear life every time we go up and down.

I am sure these seem like "little things"... but I am reminded of the wisdom of my elders, who reinforced the idea to keep working on the (seemingly) little tasks... that they eventually add up.

Hang in there... keep creating... and I will see you all tomorrow.