Hello and Happy Hump Day. It feels so good to have kicked this bug I have had! I am feeling more like me now!! First, I wanted to answer a couple of questions regarding the chicken coop and run. The coop, is completely secured. There is no possible way that anything can get to my hens when they are in the safety of their coop. But the run that is surrounding the coop, was needing some more security. The chickens that were taken by coyotes though, had either flown out of the coop, or were already out to free range. Now the hens have had their wings clipped, and cannot fly. Plus I secured the roof of the coop so that the coyotes cannot get onto the roof and then into the run. But yes, there are limbs of the avocado trees that would enable a clever coyote to still get into the run if it wanted to bad enough. I have only let them out when I am out there working. I am still going to cover the whole top of the run, to provide even more security.
So...moving on now, I want to talk about a new blog I found only a couple of days ago. I found her, because she found me. I always like to go say hello when I have a new visitor to my blog, and when I went to visit her, I was struck by so many similarities between us. Plus, her house, and in particular her kitchen, were so similar to mine. Both of us living in old Ranch style homes. We are both big fans of red, and use it a lot in our decor. We both quilt, crochet and knit. We both have grown daughters, and 3 grandchildren. We both married very young, and are still married 30 plus years later. I just loved visiting Elizabeth at Home Is Where The Heart Is and will be a regular reader from now on. There were two things that she had done in her kitchen that really shouted out to me. One, she has a door that leads out of her kitchen in nearly the exact same spot as we do. Hers was painted a beautiful shade of green. The rest of the kitchen was not green, but this door stood out in such a pretty way. I immediately remembered that I had bought a quart of pretty green paint a while ago, simply because I loved the color. I had no plans for it, and have not used it yet. But when I saw that door, I knew exactly what I would use it for!!! Another thing she had done, before they bought their darling new vintage appliances in buttercup yellow, she was wanting to spruce up the kitchen and she painted the knobs on her stove top red! Well now why didn't I think of this? What a fun pop of color! So, knowing I still had some leftover red paint, in the same color I painted my paper towel holder and napkin holder, as well as my lids to my big jars, I got to work painting my black stove top knobs red to match!!! What a change. I love it!!!
I forgot to take before pics of the door, but here is a photo during.
I was only going to put a patch on to see how I like it, but I loved it so much that I had to keep going. I took the door knob off and painted the whole thing!
Elizabeth, I hope you don't mind that I copied your ideas! When someone does something that I have done, I always take it as a big compliment. So I hope you will too!
The red knobs match the jar lids I painted a while back. I made another big batch of granola yesterday to fill this jar. We love to eat this as cereal, or on ice cream, or my favorite way is in my yogurt!
Now I want to tell you about another blogger whose blog I have only recently found. Her name is Taci. She is a talent with yarn, and makes the cutest things! She has nominated me for an award, and although I don't really accept awards, I am always pleased to be recognized. Instead of nominating others for awards, I prefer to pay it forward by alerting you, my readers, to blogs that I have found and enjoy, so that you can too. Please go say hi to Taci at TACIStudio and see her fun blog. I will list 11 things that you may not know about me, as she has asked me to do.
1. I grew up in a house with all brothers. 3 brothers, as well as my Uncle Johnny who grew up with us as well. All boys! And I loved it!!!!
2. I have taken a lot of Spanish classes and when I was young and working in the restaurant business, I got to use it a lot, and spoke it quite fluently. Unfortunately, if you don't use it, you lose it.
3. I am a bit claustrophobic and hate to be in a room with no windows!!! Elevators included!!!! UGH!!!
4. I was a springboard diver in high school.
5. I hate crowds!
6. I have no sense of direction. WHATSOEVER!!!
7. I have always wanted to go to culinary school.
8. I am very much a type A person. Awww...you probably already knew that, didn't you?
9. There are 5 living generations of women in my family!
10. I love the water. Pools, and lakes mostly. Love to swim and be in the water.
11. I sometimes think I was born 100 years too late.
Taci, thank you for the shout out!!!!! I am so happy to have met you, and I love your blog!!!!
Th...thhhh.......tha....that's all folks.