Alas, Gardening Season is Over

So, its been a busy year — not that I blogged, but busy none the less.

I got a full-time job . . . in July!  That didn’t bode too well for the garden . . . horribly, actually.  After much soul searching, I cut the CSA season short.  I just couldn’t keep up.  It was painful — mostly for me, I think!  Everyone else seemed to take it with some amount of grace.

I also had booked a whole bunch of art shows . . . which also led to the shortening of the season.  I would like to report that we did well . . . but we didn’t.  Anywhere – but, Canton, IL.  That first time show ROCKED!  So that part of my life is also being re-evaluated.

I did not order new chicks this year.  It’s time to take a break from the twice a day going to the barn and worrying about the wild life and the weather and all that stuff.  There are on going discussions about tearing the barn down and building my own workshop.  But tonight that may have also been shelved.

I did submit some photos to a book . . . 1,000 beads – which will be out in April, 2014.  Everyone I know will be very sick of seeing me carrying around my copy!  I looked at Lampwork Etc (a forum that I belong to but rarely look at these days) and I can tell you that there are some really cool lampwork beads that are included in that book.  I am humbled to be included.

The family went to San Francisco for five days.  That was an adventure . . . . I would love to go back again someday.

I joined the electronic age — am typing on my brand new iPad Air with blue tooth keyboard.  I would hope that I can now take some pictures and get them posted to the blog more often!


So, stay tuned to see what’s next in the adventures of Twisted Chicken Beads, Etc.  


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