Saturday, April 17, 2010

Anyone interested in buying a piano? This looks like a good sale!
Speaking of is so nice to have Maggie playing the piano again.
This morning I took my five youngest children and headed to the farmer's market in Charlotte Hall. We enjoyed the few remaining animals. Most had been sold already.
Just a few bunnies left.
And a few chickens. I was fascinated by a mother hen and her 6 chicks. She would peck their heads when they were naughty!
I talked to an amish woman at her store. She gave me the news that one of my mennonite neighbors' young daughters had been badly burned. She didn't know the name, so on Monday I will go find out.
On the way home we stopped at this wonderful antique store named Keeper's. This building has housed many quick-fail stores over the past decade, so it is nice to see a successful business here...although we did have the whole store to ourselves on a Saturday morning.
I'm not sure if you can tell what this is, but I would love to sandblast this plant cart and repaint it white. The price is $15...seemed steep to me. Am I realistic? I'd really like to know...would you pay $15 for this plant stand? This is not tall...maybe 30 inches.
How about $600 for this charming airplane with push pedals? (I'd rather spend it at the piano sale!)
I enjoyed the cast iron stoves and kitchenware.
I was fascinated by this popsicle mold!!
This is the inside of the mold. See where the sticks would slide in and be held until the juice freezes? I loved this...and it's in pristine condition! Only $95! *tongue in cheek*Someday I hope to cook on a wood cookstove such as this...just to try it.
It was hard to get a picture of this cast iron plant stand for $895. Very heavy!
This is the other stove. I'd rather have a black cookstove.
The quilts were beautiful. I took pictures of my two favorites.
I don't like the blue edging on this quilt, but I love the blocks!
Early this spring I planted basil and asparagus beans in this fish tank that I got from freecycle. I had the planting bug in a big way, so this met the need. I got laughed at by my children, but now that my plants are doing well and smell nice, everyone wants to stick their own seeds in with mine. Next time I will put twice as much soil in the tank...the bottom of the tank shows much overcrowding of roots. But not bad for a first time!

Grandad and his friend Harry came by today. We sat on the porch and drank smoothies (orange, strawberries, banana, and ginger ale spritzer). Then we went over to his house to go fishing but it was much too windy. So we cooked kielbasa on the grill and caught up on family news. Soon to be three new babies in our extended family! Get quilting, Anna!

So as I end this Saturday, it is with a thankful heart. Thankful for my salvation, my family, my home, and my life. I live everyday with the awareness that I live a better life than 99 percent of the world.

Many blessings ~ Kathie

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