Monday, February 15, 2010


We have experienced a few days here in Southern Maine that gave us the feeling that Spring might just be around the corner. However, we stoic New Englander's will not be fooled. I have been attempting to be productive and complete a few hooking projects. I am beginning to wonder if I have ADD. I start one project become bored and move on to the next. I find plenty of inspiration with all the wonderful blogs I read- I need some motivation! People I need help!
Both rugs are patterns that I purchased and are not of my own design, I am hoping to sell them once completed. If ever completed. I promised Dear Georgia I would not post any indecent photos of she and her sisters. Oh, my poor girls- this molting business is causing naked necks and red derrieres to match. They insist on leaving their pen to forage in the yard. But dang it is cold. I think they are going to need some form of ointment for those chapped derrieres. Oh, the indecency of it all!
Valentine's Day brought loving cards
beautiful fragrant flowers and chocolates that have been devoured.
Maine seed catalogs have started to arrive, let the dreaming begin. Some of what- no most of what I will be planting will be fortifying the girls. My mantra: healthy girls equal healthy eggs.
New socks. These are the most wonderful socks I have ever owned.

and they have been paired with my long anticipated Muck boots. These products announce the official beginning of Spring.

With all that being said tomorrow's weather forecast is six to ten inches of snow. We shall persevere, there is gas in the snow blower and the wood box has been filled!
Life is good.


Jackie said...

Wow! I love your blog. I'm glad I found your blog and I'll be spending some time looking at your posts. At first glance though I see we have a lot of the same interests like gardening...I have the same Country Gardens magazine. Look forward to more posts from you.

Farm Girl said...

I am such a fan of your blog! Your rugs are beautiful. My chickens look the same way and after seeing the pictures in the summer of your beautiful hens, I would go outside and tell mine about these beautiful ones who live in Maine. I love your photos too. If you have ADD right now so do I, in fact I was wondering why I go around the house never finishing anything, I think it is spring fever. :)

Cedar ... said...

Yes, it's getting closer,... even had a bit of mud the other day,... frozen up again here. Maybe next week? And we're talking about tapping the maple trees .... spring can't be far!

Rural Rambler said...

I love me alot of your "a little of this and a little of that" Julie :) Life is always good with a pair of Carhartt socks on your feeties! They will be great for your cowgal boots. Oh your poor girls, so considerate and thoughtful of you to not post any pictures of their unfeathered little derrieres. I must admit I am just a little curious though but I have a pretty good idea because we had a pet green cheek that plucked out every one of his feathers while I was at work one day. Shudder.

I want to start hooking. RUGS! I know nada, zip, zero about it.

Enjoy your Dog Trot Farms Day Julie!

Jenny wren's nest said...

I enjoy visiting your blog, you make every day life seam more interesting.

Eve said...

oh I love the socks, boots, flowers, card, RUGS!!, girls with no butts, and I know where you were standing to take the landscape photo! You won't have any problem selling your work Julie!
Life is good!!

Danni said...

I'm curious that your hens are molting this year, was my understanding that pullets don't molt in their first year. Mine were born in March of 2008 and fall of 2009 was the first time they molted. They finished up about a month ago. What a mess - I could've stuffed many pillows with all those feathers lying about!
Poor, poor girls...why does molting come during the coldest time of the year?

DayPhoto said...

Your rugs are beautiful!


Unknown said...

I like those boots, but they don't look my size, too bad, I could have broken them in for you. : )

You're rugs are beautiful; I admire your talent. I borrowed a few books from the library last year, with some lovely old designs from Eastern Canada, they remind me of quilting, as they both require far more skill than I could ever have.