Thursday, September 10, 2009

Skunks and more skunks....

Sunday it was the big family of 4 heading up the hill towards the house. They were so darn cute.... however, it was broad daylight, and they were making good progress. Last fall we had a stubborn skunk come to live in the woodshed that is attached to the house, and it was 2 solid months before we could be sure he had either died or left for quieter surroundings! We don't want any more living in there! So, unfortunately, they were "chased" away. The next day, one skunk was much, much closer to the house before we noticed it. The dogs of course had noticed it at 100 yards. Luckily, we got him, before he got us..... the next day, another one in the apple orchards, then another and another. I don't feel safe anymore walking back there alone.
My question is: why are they coming out during the day? I mean, skunks are supposed to be nocturnal right? We don't have food at all outside for the dogs, I make sure I bring their bones in at night. I know there's grubs in the rose bed, but geesh! I know it's the time of year for critters to find their winter homes, but they are not going to live in any part of my house!
The view again was gorgeous tonight- pink cotton candy sunset that just went on and on! I love God's artwork!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Soaps and Aprons!

Yesterday I made 2 more batches of soap, another oatmeal and honey, and then a jasmine scented with what was supposed to be pink swirls but ended up being a light red. Interesting looking, for my first attempt not too bad. I've started using one of my first bars, just a plain soap, but I really like it! 
I also made 6 aprons yesterday! I had got some vintage fabrics over the weekend, so took all the one yard one pieces and made 1/2 aprons with them. They're all different, most have pockets, some have trim. I think they are cute, and gave one to Donna for a house warming gift. 
Today is Aunt Gloria's 81st birthday. I wish I could be with her, and wish I had something I could send her. I guess I will have to be content with sending her some pictures....
The view tonight is gorgeous! The sun has shifted south again, so that it sets directly in front (or to the side) of us. Last night it was beautiful, tonight it will be too!