Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tuesday's Note

The mountains are alive this morning. As I drove to campus, the light was brighter, the sky bluer than it was just last week. There is a light breeze and, while the weather is crisp (43-degrees), the day will heat up to a sultry 72-degrees by dinner time. Jonquils nod and tulips sway as the breeze whisks them into its arms and spins them in a heady dance. The birds challenge the day with a cheerful song, almost as if they are inviting one to join in -- even if one doesn't know the words, they surely know the tune, the song, of spring.

These are the kinds of days I want to be at the farm playing in the dirt. But, I have class today and office hours. After that, I have a run to the bee supplier for honey jars and creamed honey supplies. The creamed honey is something new for me, but, after attending the beekeeping class last month, I am willing to give it a go. I may even try some flavored honey -- the jury is still out on that one.

Yesterday was spent in class, Farmer's Market board meeting, and then home to stir two batches of castile soap before I collapsed in bed. The best news of the day was that I am now a vendor at Grayson Highlands Park. I have hoped for this opportunity and am so thrilled to be doing it! I love the park and vending there is one more Good Thing!

Here's wishing you a sunshiney and happy day!


  1. YEAH! For the vendor stuff!! I got to play in the dirt today.. Not rubbing it in or anything...

  2. Congratulations!

    I thought of you when I heard Indy now has official artesians in their big farmer's market.

    I bought the West Lady's breadmaking DVD and watched it today. I plan to order their candlemaking DVD, too. I'm not brave enough to make soap like you and the ladies. :)

  3. Hi Matty! Congratulations on getting the vendor space at the park! It sounds like a wonderful and beautiful place to work in. I am enjoying the magazines so much. They are really boosting my creative energy! :) I hope you get caught up on your rest and have a great weekend ahead, Delisa :)

  4. Visiting from Sue Branch's blog; the soup sounds wonderful and congratulations on making Grayson Highlands Park festival. That's such a fun festival; I did it years ago.


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