Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ikea product with my own twist.

So I was taking down pictures and stringing up herbs and garlic from the nails in the walls.  And the pasta, oh my the pasta, I had that stuff strung all over my house.  Over chairs, butcher string strung across the kitchen that we almost had to crawl to get under. Then it occured to me that this was not the best solution considering soon I will have no pictures on my walls and more garlic, pasta, herbs and onions then I will know what to do with.  So I thought and thought and thought.  Then this idea hit me, an idea that my husband was sure to balk at but a good idea in my mind either way :).  He is such a good sport because he is always a willing particiapant in my cookey ideas.  He sometimes works near an Ikea so I called him up and lo and behold he was near by it must have been meant to be!  So he stopped in at my request and got the product I had asked for.  So here is my solution

I have seen these at Ikea quite a few times.  They advertise them as something you hang kids artwork from.  They are simple cables you attach to the walls.  Which is a cute idea but I not nearly functional enough for me to dedicate my wall space to.  I love design with function but design without function is not nearly as interesting to me.

It is like this empty wall space was just waiting for me to figure out the perfect use for it.  And by george I found it!

The table is from Ikea also.  It was in my living room and I knew it would be way more useful in my kitchen.  I mean you can never have enough storage in the kitchen.  All I need now is to get some baskets to fit on the shelves.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

My heart is full, my mind is racing but my energy is gone.

Which makes for an empty blog. Between the busy busy time of year and the intense heat since April when I finally get a chunk of time to sit down at the computer I just can't muster enough mental energy to put the creative words running through my brain onto the page.  So here it is in the short version of what has been going on around here.  4-H fair went great my daughter and her little miniature did so awesome!  Our camera  was still out of commission at that point so we did not get any photos.  But a friend of a friend took this picture and by chance she found us and sent it to me!  For which I am so grateful.  I just love this.  Just a candid moment of a girl and her pony.

My first farm camp that I put on here at my farm went great!!  Wait did I ever mention on here that I was doing a farm camp?  Ugh I don't know.  But I did do a camp.  I had 6 campers dropped of every day for a week.  I put them to work.  We cleaned stalls, milked the goat, weeded the garden, planted and we also had lots of fun.  Riding the horses, playing games, making cheese and pies.  It went so well I am opening it up again in August and I already have 4 spots filled.  The crazy part is the kids LOVED all the work.   Here are my campers.

I am still going strong with farmers market.  It is alot of work but it is paying off some.  I have also started bringing my little miniature and doing pony rides.  He made about $15 all by himself last week!  here is our table.

Here is the stuff I bring.  Bouhl Artisan loaf, basil fettuccini, focaccia and some herbs.

Here is blaze getting some love! 25 cents to feed the pony and $1 for a ride.

I am also going and taking my first riding lesson in 15 years tomorrow which I am super excited about.  I am mostly excited that I am going to have a professional help me figure out a solution to the many problems I seem to be having with my sweet horse.  I am having the worst time getting weight on him.  He has the worst case of rain rot I have ever seen.  That I have had the vet out for and he got medicine and a perscription shampoo that I cannot tell if it is helping or not.  Then my saddle is giving him a terrible sore on his withers.  I have resorted to riding bareback until we can find a saddle that works :(  Ugh horse ownership does not come without it's costs.