Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The green beans are still out there!  I have picked 45 pounds today for the Good Earth Food Alliance CSA! Ok — Sara helped pick 25 of those yesterday and bagged them all for me!  I LOVE when she comes out to the garden to help — once she quits whining about it she is good help and chatters on about what is going on with her and her world!

Annette and I were in Pekin yesterday for a fund raiser at Goodfellas — the food was great, the crowd was ok — and several ladies said that they would call about hosting a party!  Do you know that you don’t have to wait to find us out and about but can book a home party?!  We come to you, bring all our stuff, set up, sell, clean up and disappear — forgot —  you get 15% of the sales in free stuff!  And what could be better?  Your guests get to take everything with them right then, no waiting for the box to show up, see who got what, and try to get their what to them . . . . what a pain!  We are pain-free!  And you and your friends get first crack at new, exciting, one of a kind pieces of jewelry — for yourself or as a gift — no one will have anything like it!

So — back to the gardening — the weeds are killing me — and the garden really needs some rain!  Sam is doing a wonderful job of keeping the weeds out of the peppers this year, but the deer have mowed where he weeded the soy beans . . . luckily the plants are smart enough to know to bloom down farther on the stem so there will still be fruit!  And the stupid, ok, make that smart, coons are killing the chickens and me . . . can’t seem to trap them and I don’t know how to use the guns . . . . maybe I should learn so I can sit out there and wait — there were two in the barnyard when I went out to lock the birds up last night!


48 degrees and rising

Wow — it’s up from 46 degrees last time I looked — I should go out and open up the shop and make beads!  I called Shannon in Sun Prairie (Meant to Bead) and she said she had sold some of my beads and people were excited!  But I’m still fighting a cold and think now that I have done a couple hours of computer work I’m going to take a break (nap) and then go out to get some torching done!

Thanks to all who supported the Limestone High School Band yesterday at their first vendor event!  Please remember that Twisted Chicken and Annie’s Creations will come to your house (or venue of your choice) and provide you and your friends a unique shopping opportunity and the hostess receives 10% of her sales in free jewelry — the last party we did that was over $150!  Think of upcoming gifting needs or something just because — for you or a friend!