My February Favorite Mosaic
My February mosaic time was filled with creating animals and trying a few new ideas. One of the new ideas was to try decoupage on old barn wood. Then to
There’s something special to me about old barn wood. I grew up on a farm with lessons galore built into the everyday adventures on the farm. The barn was full of life and mystery. And danger. As a scrawny, cautious kid, I had a healthy fear of machinery and high places. Still, the farm provided me plenty of quiet time and space to venture out, to take risks, to grow up.
I’ve planted sunflowers a few times. Once the stalk was well over 8 feet tall. I am sure the birds were happy that summer. I’m still cautious when it comes to farm work and equipment. I admire (from a distance) the men and women who run family farms in the area. They work hard every day. Their discipline puts mine to shame. But I like to think a part of that “hardy stock” runs through my blood. Barnwood brings me back.
Hats off to My Heroes
This month’s favorite is a tribute to real farmers, hard-working Americans, well-disciplined folk, and gardeners. The salt of the earth.
Carry on, my heroes, carry on!