Tuesday, September 16, 2008

My First Entry

My first entry, where do I start. Do I talk about myself or jump right in and post a story or two. You see, I love to write. Poetry, prose, short stories, letters, just about anything. I have tried journaling. Made several starts and kept them up for a while, but life seems to get in the way. I never seem to continue. Time is really what is the hardest to manage. I never seem to find the time. I need to set aside time each day and not let life get in the way.

Writing isn't my only love. There is also gardening and cooking. Did I learn to garden because I love to cook and wanted the freshest ingredients? Or am I now a decent cook because of the great produce we grow. No matter, I love them both and attack them with equal zeal.

I haven't mentioned my love of animals. We now have only house pets and few chickens. For forty years domestic animals (cows, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks) were a passion of mine. When I became ill with lupus I had to give up the care of domestic animals.

I have known how to sew since I was 3 years old. My mother set me down beside her and taught me the running stitch. I have made everything from Drapes to baby clothes. For several years I ran a commisioned sewing business. In 1997 my sewing took a different turn. I found quilting. I wish I had found it it 1963. I would have never made another drape or baby outfit. It has been 11 years now and I still have so much to learn. It has become a passion of mine, which for now has been sidelined for gardening.

In my blog I will be talking of my day to day activites. It may be about gardening or cooking or sewing. If I find a hint that makes life easier for me, I will post it. If I find a recipe I consider devine, (maybe just good) I will post it.

Sometimes it will just be a story of a past memory or a poem of the moment.

I was going to post a poem I wrote, I found I can't copy and paste into this form. Either that or I just haven't found the correct place to go and get from.

A sneak peek into my garden. The Flower is a pink butterfly bush bloom, the insect is a Hummingbird moth.
Other blogs by me:
Where I have stories of my cats and other pets
a blog about my courtship with my husband,
and a blog about my most embarrassing moment.
A "Soap box" blog where I do air my opinions.

blogs about the wildflowers on our farm
Organic methods we use, some cooking and some poetry,
blogs about Seed sprouting, insects, and garden pictures
Blog about an endangered beneficial beetle

Blogs about our pair of pitbulls.

All recipes, pictures, and writings are my own.
I give credit for items which belong to other people in my blogs .
Please do not copy without permission 


Kay said...

Wonderful Blog, well laid out and beautiful with photos of your gardens.

Welcome to Blog-land!

Anonymous said...

Nice blog, Gloria. You make me tired with all your gardening. If you get a chance, write me a quick e-mail.