Monday, October 11, 2010

Fall, 2010

Introducing, Miss Puff Ball and Miss Dumb Ball.  These are our two new additions to go with the coop. We have had them for 2 weeks and so far two eggs a day. They are so much fun to watch. I clean the coop daily so no bad odors and the mulch will help the rest of the garden. Miss Dumb Ball does fly over the electric fence and also does a strange thing--she drops her egg from the roost. So, I have to keep plenty of straw underneath or maybe I should slip in some batting for a soft landing. 

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Fall, 2010 continues

Happy Hour cabin and offices greet everyone upon arrival at The Nine Quarter Circle Ranch

 



Pretty tense situation here as the colts get branded each season. It's a real "cowboy" thing and awesome to watch. It only hurts a minute!

 



Here's Kelly at that Yarn Shop off Main Street, Bozeman, MT. Pretty clever how they decorate the railing into their awesome shop. 

 



By the way, do not miss Quilting In the Country shop owned by Jane Quinn in Bozeman, MT. So much to see in her two buildings with ideas and fabric everywhere. I use her cook books weekly and enjoy the great recipes. The gardens are certainly worth a walk around. Must be the mountain air that makes everything grow big and plentiful.  www.quiltinginthecountry.com  

 



Just look at those hollyhocks!

 



Wash day was never like this. Much better use for containers.

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Fall, 2010 update

Reporting in from The Ranch, The Nine Quarter Circle Ranch, Gallatin Gateway, MT. Another beautiful week full of hikes, quilting and riding. Once again, even though quilting was the subject we learned from the students. Pat came with this adorable little rope basket wound with beautiful, colorful ribbon so we had a lesson after a trip to the yarn shop in Bozeman. My granddaughters will love this one.

One again, Pat stole the show with her patchwork cover for her Bernina to carry on board. Yep, no zippers or velcro. She just sews it up every time with the threads showing. The security people did not have the heart to make her undo the stitching. A little travel tip. Ahhh, loving hands at home does it again!


Here are the instigators, Charlotte Warr Andersen, Kelly Kelsey and myself on a stroll down to the stables. 



Julie auditioning her border material for her stable.

 


Nancy made her own barn quilt block according to her own ranch at home, why not?


Pat cozy up by the fire.



This years project inspired by the Quilt Trails in NC. Yes, I have certainly been barn sided. Hope you have enjoyed that web site and peruse it often as Barbara Webster is always updating things. They are getting ready for another road rally.  www.quiltrailswnc.org

 


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