Recently, I’ve been telling you about my iris digging and how it took me a whole day to dig up over 1200 iris rhizomes.
One of the friends I have met through blogging, well, I haven’t met her face to face, but we are friends none the less.
Which is one of the things I absolutely love about writing this blog, is I have met so many wonderful friends that I never would have had the chance to meet otherwise.
And if you are reading this, consider yourself as one of those wonderful friends.
Back to the iris’….
My friend sent me a box full of iris’ from her garden.
Please excuse the poor photo quality. I am still having rabbit issues and no one can seem to tell me the problem. Including camera shops, which are few and far between in my area. Actually, I had to go to the big city to even find a repair shop.
I know you are asking yourself, “With over 1200 iris’, what does Becky need with another box full?”
Well as I’ve told you, all of my iris’ are purple. The ones she sent are NOT purple. And I can’t wait to see what colors I’ll get. With Karen’s help, I have decided to plant them in a seperate bed until I see what colors I get. I am hoping they bloom this spring. Keep your fingers and toes crossed. I’ll keep you updated on their progress. Thank you, Karen!
In other news….
I have been making candles. I began with the pile of candles that I have had stashed here on the farm for emergencies. That pile were all unscented old candles. More unscented than I’ll ever use.
Here are just a few from that pile….
I matched up similar colors and began melting them down.
I didn’t realize that they would melt down so quickly in a double boiler type setting. Guess I’m used to the candle wick flame melting slowly.
Then poured them into some of my many jelly jars.
These are the only colors I have melted so far.
I have some blue and purple candles left to melt. But I’m using those to make home made fire starters. I’ll be using cardboard egg cartons, dryer lint and candle wax. I’ve heard that they work well, so I’m giving it a try and reusing things that would normally be thrown away. I’m sure that my laundry room would make you snicker when you noticed the egg cartons sitting atop the dryer with the little cups filled with dryer lint. I just fill as I go.
Keeping track of the blogs I read, and the posts I haven’t read yet, is easy with Google Reader. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should. It makes things so much easier. Just set up a Google mail account and then look for Google Reader. It’s rather simple.
The reason I brought up Google Reader though, is because in the background it shows my current weather. Rain, clouds, sun…..
Today……..it’s showing SNOW.
Ummmm, it’s not snowing. It is cloudy and misty outside, but not snowing. It’s 60 degrees out there. I don’t think there is much of a chance of snow.
It must be a little confused.
But that’s okay, I have those days, too.