Saturday, September 18, 2010

Farmer's Wife Follow Up.....

I had such high hopes of playing the roll of Farmer's Wife in our yard this year. Endless days of weeding, transplanting, harvesting vegetables, and decorating the house with flowers from the dooryard stretched before me. Then, however, the heat arrived. . . . . . . .and never left! The much anticipated summer rainstorms were few and far between so while I languished in the house like a limp rag everything outside burnt to a crisp. Apparently my endurance level is nowhere near on par with that of Willa Cather's Antonia Shimerda, although I've often wished it were so! But no, I'm afraid my gardening endeavours this year consisted in not much more than the creation of endless Bitty Blossom Pins while planting myself directly in front of the fan!

Looking back, the only task I actually completed was that of cleaning up the shed. (No comment on the red gingham curtains.)

Oh well, maybe I'm more of a "Cowboy's Wife" like Grace Snyder. Probably not but I'm still looking forward to hunkering down into the long winter months with a quilt project and a good book!


  1. Your blocks are looking beautiful! I am looking forward to winter to. Curling up under a warm blanket is always good.

  2. I, too, am looking forward to winter and tackling some sewing projects. Just remind me in late February that I'd been looking forward to it! :)

  3. I hear you. We didn't get your heat but we had enough to keep me inside all summer. Now I'm not sure even my fall gardening chores are going to get done, it's too humid! Fortunately it's never (well, rarely) too hot or too cold to read a good book!

  4. Natalie Jo, I felt your pain this summer in Mass. I don't do well in the heat and there simply wasn't a break from it. I spent my days in my bathing suit hopping in the pool then to air conditioners. I am a wimp and would never cut it in AZ or Vegas...LOL!