Friday, August 9, 2013

Rain, rain go away.....

We have had incredible amounts of rain in the last week and lots of flooding.  Luckily, we've not had flooding in my neighborhood but we are way too soggy.  Usually August brings hot and dry weather in Missouri but this year has certainly been the exception.  Last year it was so dry that we weren't allowed to water our lawns or our gardens.  This year because of so much rain our gardens are not producing.  Thought it was just mine but now I find most gardeners are having difficulties.  I have lots of tomatoes but they're green.  Did notice a little color in these.....
 My swiss chard has done well as has my green beans.
 This was the rain water that accumulated in one night and early morning rain.
Rain is still in our forecast until the end of next week.....if we don't float away first.

These are some of the little log cabins that I bought at an auction a few weeks ago.  They were so dirty, unglued, warped, and parts missing.  Lucky for me, I have a neighbor who is helping me with them.  He's handcarved pieces and completely reglued them.  We also had to re-do all their little lights.  There are a total of 5 buildings.  There's a house, school, church and 2 mills.  Also came with an outhouse and well-house.  My plan is to take them to Leola's for our holiday open house.  It's going to be hard to let them go.

Hope you can see the bear-skin.
I did these in sepia when I was editing them but they're all the redwood color.

Two of the buildings are still being worked on so I'll show those later. 

They were all handmade by a man in Stotts City, Missouri, and he's signed them and they're dated.  Just think they're such a treasure.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Say a prayer that the rain ends soon for all those so devastated by the flooding.


dulcy said...

Those buildings are wonderful! Can't wait to see what you do with them at Christmas. I picked up a copy of the mag with the article about you girls, and it's just fabulous! Jim loved the photography, as did I. Perfect!


Carolyn Langston said...

I love the little buildings from Stotts City and always enjoy your blog so much. Do you know the name of the man who carved them? I thought maybe Dad might know him. Have a wonderful weekend!