Daily Reflections From My Window

April 21, 2021 Wednesday Hump Day


“Just knowing you don’t have the answers is a recipe for humility, openness, acceptance, forgiveness, and an eagerness to learn – and those are all good things.”

Dick Van Dyke

I have always liked and admired Dick Van Dyke. He always came across as self effacing and very humble, and he was so talented and could have really been a jerk, but wasn’t. When I saw his quote, I knew I needed to use it.

Today the alpacas are hunkered down and munching away. They have lots of fresh hay thanks to Lou.

It was such a beautiful day yesterday that I took a break and got us Madison’s special tea from the Mill House. It was so good and stayed hot forever! I love that. She makes the best beverages!

I’ve got a fair amount of dryer balls prepared for this weekend and today I’m back at it. Next up? Preparing packets of weft to make poms or doll hair. This has to be one of my favorite things to make.

Here’s the weft. I make it in about one yard increments. It’s really fun to make. I’ll have to put a tutorial together. Here’s a dandelion. Our yard is covered with them and the bees are all over them. I feel differently about them lately. Do we really need to be killing them?

Yes, this is our yard. Looks a little raggedy but so bright and there are birds and bees picking around for food. Here’s a peek at the feeder this AM. Quite a variety of visitors this morning.

I’ll be getting back to fiber fair prep today. I like to listen to or watch the news while I work. A lot went on yesterday. It will be interesting to watch the news today. Sometimes I’ll look at a project that I’ve worked on and can place what the current events of that time were. That always makes things interesting.

Here’s a basil plant. I have others to transplant to bigger containers. I started some heirloom oxheart tomatoes and a few other things. Despite the weather, I think it will be a while before we can plant outside.

One of my favorite spring flowers-grape hyacinth. What’s blooming near you? Here’s another view of my Amaryllis.In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!