Happy Groundhog Day!

Our resident groundhog, or something, never made an appearance today due to abundant snow and sunshine. But official word from Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania is we will have six more weeks of winter. Punxsutawney, PA – This morning, Pennsylvania’s own world-famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter.  https://dced.pa.gov/newsroom/punxsutawney-phil-predicts-six-more-weeks-of-winter-for-2021/ Six more... Continue Reading →

New Neighbor

We have a new neighbor. Moved Dug in under our shed undetected late fall of 2020 leaving a huge hole and pile of dirt. We have observed the new neighbor is not social this time of year. No sign of animal activity such as animal tracks or poo. This can only mean one thing. It... Continue Reading →

Hello! It’s Winter!

Hello from the blustery and snowy arctic tundra! Okay. Maybe not THE arctic tundra but from my back porch. Brrrr! Though it is winter, I have been playing in the mud inside where it is warm. I am looking forward to sharing with you my latest clay projects. Happy Friday!!!  

A Note To Myself

I'm a list maker and note taker. I make lists of things "To Do" otherwise things will not get done such as exercise, make doctor's appointment, and laundry. I also make "To Do" lists for pottery such as prepare test tiles, reclaim clay, make handles and buy more clay. I make lists for items I need... Continue Reading →

Hibernating, Not

It may seem as if I am hibernating after the holidays. Goodness knows, I certainly feel as if I could! January and February are quickly becoming my favorite months of the year;  a respite from the hustle and bustle of the holidays. A time to relax and rejuvenate - change of pace. It may look... Continue Reading →

New Ideas New Possibilities

Over the winter, my thoughts turn to solving pottery problems, learning about new ideas and techniques.  One reoccurring problem I have had was making large pet dishes (8 inches or larger in diameter).  In almost every single instance, I would ruin the pet dish when taking it off the bat. It wasn't until I had... Continue Reading →

In Search of One Photo

I've been looking through box after box of old photographs in photo albums (remember those?) for that one photo of our children hand feeding birds (mentioned in my previous post).  Much to my dismay, that one  particular photo was missing as well as the negative.  The photos were pre-digital (1990's).  It was actually the year... Continue Reading →

Winter is Here

It's winter and that means it is time to feed the birds. There are a lot of recipes for homemade suet.  I found the following recipe to be the quickest and easiest to make: Ingredients: One part lard at room temperature to two parts bird seed Add raisins, peanuts or grated cheese (optional) Method: Combine... Continue Reading →

Winter Is For The Birds

I'm eager to dirty my hands in the mud meanwhile winter is in full swing.   This winter has been extraordinarily fun.  Our grandson loves the outdoors.  The snow and cold will not keep him inside so I follow him around with my camera as he discovers a winter wonderland. Along with discovering the wonders... Continue Reading →

Spring Training!

It's that time of year where I reclaim the earth one bucket at a time! I wedged 20.5 pounds of clay yesterday.  The balls of clay (see photo above) are ready to be thrown onto the wheel and molded into something spectacular! Sadly, though, I'm not in tip-top shape. (And it's still pretty darn cold... Continue Reading →

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