The Value of a Rainy Day

Just as a sunny day brings us joy...
a rainy day has its own benefits.

It gives us the opportunity to slow down, relax,
chew our cud,
and ponder life's bigger questions.

A rainy day brings a feast of fresh worms...
just ask any chicken.

To an early spring garden, it's a necessity for germinating seeds.

The only thing up at this point in the spring garden is the Rhubarb!
(in its bed of weeds😉)

The greenhouse is abuzz with all sorts of life emerging.

I'm not sure if our local garden centers are open these days...
so having started my own seedlings has been reassuring for me.
(I may end up with extra tomato plants to share with friends...
I think I planted about a hundred seeds... which have ALL germinated!)

The lettuce and kale really need to be transplanted into the garden... very soon!

The ground was too soggy for pasture grazing, yesterday,
so everyone stayed in for the day.

These guys can tear up a soggy pasture in no time... running and bucking.

These two wouldn't think of creating divots in the pasture.
They tread very lightly on the soggy ground...
after all, they hate getting any mud on their little hooves.

I took advantage of the rainy day and did a major overhaul
of my sewing room.

Sadly, I forgot to take a photo of the "before" state of things.
(actually, I probably subconsciously didn't want
 you to see what a mess I had created)

(I found this old wedding gown at an outdoor antiques market years ago)

What you cannot see in these photos is how well I organized every drawer
in my sewing desks...

and everything that lives behind these closet doors.

Yarn is now organized by size and fiber content.
I have so much leftover yarn from other projects,
that I need to come up with a project to use them all.
Perhaps I will knit a patchwork blanket.

Having everything organized and clean makes this room so
peaceful and relaxing.
It'd be a shame to mess it up with a new project!

Having this time being sequestered at home has not been wasted.
I suspect that by the time all of this is over,
I will have cleaned out and re-organized every square inch of this house...
something I might not have ever had the chance to do, otherwise.
I am keeping a positive attitude and hoping for the best...
for all of us.
Be well, friends!
(((Hugs from the farm.)))


colleen said…
I have an art/sewing room and every time I get it cleaned up I swear that it will never get messy again.....wrong!!
Seeing all the progress in your green house gives me hope that gardening season will be here soon for us.
What do you have for rhubarb recipes? We still have a few frozen packages and now would be a good time to use them up. xxxx
The JR said…
It looks beautiful! Having an organized work room makes it so much easier to create.
Marcia LaRue said…
Use up all your leftover yarn by knitting or crocheting hats, scarves and mittens that you can donate to shelters this next Fall and Winter. Use it to make multiple articles rather then a single item.
Stay safe ... stay well!
Gov. Polis, in Colorado, has shut the State down for now! So grateful to be able to visit your farm every day! ❤
Anonymous said…
I made two blankets out of eft over yarn. Made squares and put them together. Very colorful and nice.
Karla said…
Your sewing room is SO pretty, who wouldn't be creative in that lovely space?!
I recently came across a "bee keeper's blanket" while cruising Pinterest. You knit "hexipuffs" from your scrap yarn, little stuffed, hexagon shaped puffs, and then sew them together for a honeycomb blanket. You use double-ended needles, THREE OF THEM AT A TIME, to make the hexipuff. Oh Lord. There are some video tutorials on YouTube, and I tried, I really tried! It takes a bit of dexterity to manage 3 needles at a time. I think you could do it, Bev! I decided to just make tiny squares, that when stuffed, tend to look like little raviolis! But it's fun, and using up all the scrap yarn. I could probably knit for 5 years and not run out! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us! Karla from Illinois
My folks had an old farm table like the one you have. I zoomed back to those times. They had retired to five acres at the edge of town and their home was filled with things like that. Thanks for the photo.
littlemancat said…
Your seedlings look great! What a lovely greenhouse. My dad had a small one which he dearly loved - such a refuge in wintertime.
And oh that rhubarb! I just re-organized my old recipe box the other day (one of those stay at home jobs!)and found my rhubarb coffee cake recipe. It is so tasty, now I want to make some. But finding rhubarb right now - a challenge around here.
This N That said…
Your sewing room looks wonderful..I don't think I've ever seen it otherwise..It's a room in which you have created lots of treasures..Our garden centers are half closed..Ashcombes brings things out to you..SKH is closed Not sure about HG...OAk Grove and Paulus are both open so we may be able to get some flowers after all..I was going to skip it this year..Not worth doing when the summer is half over...Guess we'll see..Knowing me, It will get done..
This is a great time to organize and clean out..ou are right..Probably wouldn't have been done otherwise..Hugs to you..xxoo