Monday, April 28, 2008

A wee bit behind my list of to-dos...

But that's not going to stop me. I was supposed to do a blog the other night for my Altoona Art blog but the power being out stopped this. So, I'm thinking of something to put up on it. Jon has a great idea and I just need to photograph this one picture. It'll be slightly more personal entry. But once I get that one up, I can move on to some more interviews of various artists I've got.

I wanted to take a trip downtown and do some writing on the art down there. There are still a few mini-galleries and some murals that are interesting. So, I may have to do this today...but it's RAINING. It's supposed to rain for nearly 2 weeks but I doubt that. I hope it's not true! The other reason I couldn’t make it to downtown, I’ve just been so busy! I can finally say, however, I have finished writing the grant (my first and certainly not the last), and it’s nearly ready to send. Wish me luck folks! This would enable a lot of art updating for the museum and most likely have free art classes for a few months! I’m excited!!! This would be very unique to the area as well on a variety of levels.

Every spare minute I try to work in the garden and plant seeds. We put some flower seeds by the edge of the fence and I hope they take. I didn't even bother watering them as I felt it was going to rain. The rain is coming down quite nicely (not stormy) and it makes everything look like the green has been touched by the paint brushes of artistic elves. The lilac is blooming, blooming, blooming. They look so wonderful. I wonder if I can dry some of it and save it for potpourri? I'll look into that.

I’m waiting to buy more top soil (composted materials) and then put in my vegetable garden. I want to grow a lot of things this year. I did some starter potatoes as well (Jon requested this) and I want to grow cabbages too. I think I may have to learn how to make sauerkraut. I wonder if I could get some Amish woman to give me lessons for this. I already have someone going to teach canning in the fall too.

I also started a starter for Sour dough bread. I have been wanting to do this for ages and finally got the gumption to look up a recipe and give it a try. So far, it's just a matter of 1 cup of water and 1 cup of flour mixed together with a wood spoon (no metal), and let to rest for 24 hours or so. Then, pour out half and add another cup of flour and water. Here's the recipe.

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Designs by CK said...

Happy May Day Emily! :)

CK

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