Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I was rudely awaken, at an early hour, this morning so I could get myself going and out the door BACK TO DODGEVILLE. Sigh....The sign up for the Conservation R (can't remember what that stands for) Program, (maybe rotation?) was today. We've had some land in the program for 20 years but now the state and government are doing things differently and we had to reup.

Now, you get points for what you have planted in the fields, apparently, we have three types of prairie grasses, water table, runnoff, etc. Let's just say that the land was once an ancient sea bed untouched by the glacier that moved down this far. The top soil is probably about 4-6" and it's considered a "fragile" environment. We're the caretakers of this land, for now. We're trying to repair some of the damage from over farming the land.

That all made for a drive through Micky's for my free senior coffee. But, wait, don't leave I'm getting to my tea.

I would love to have a nice picture of a beautiful little china cup with my tea in it but I'm sucking down Yogi, Echinacea Immune Support tea and in my largest practical mug.

Both Riley and Mary are sick with head colds and I DO NOT WANT TO GET SICK. I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT WANT TO GET SICK. I'm actually saying that outloud so the universe hears me. I have way to much to do, places to be, people to see to deal with my nose running, sneezing, coughing and sleeping my way through my life.

So, no pretty cups just lots of Immune Support tea and let me tell you it doesn't taste all the great. They may have added European Elderberry, Mullein leaf, Astragalus root, cinnamon and rose hip but it still tastes like........................sigh.

I want to THANK ELIZABETH and BLEUBEARD, http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/ for featuring my blog on her post today. What a nice thing to do.

And, then I want to THANK ALL OF YOU WONDERFUL people that stopped by to say hello.

How nice.

It helped make the last cuppa go down.

Some of you may have zipped by the link on a post a while back. I'm putting the link here again because, well, she's just cute and NO it isn't my youngest granddaughter, although she's cute too.

It's our new resident groundhog. She's making a winter nest behind the boulders that line our driveway. She's quite busy going in and out, creating new entrances, snacking on the ripe plums I put on her "sunporch".

I'm off to the studio, whooohoooo!

:)Bea Dance, it makes you feel good. Sing outloud it makes you feel even better.
Dance and sing at the same time and your cat will snicker at you.


  1. oo hope you are beating the bug! i love yogi teas and we use the throat tea all winter...popping in from kimmie's t tuesday...i love your hibiscus shot...

  2. It doesn't matter what kind of tea you drink, in fact, I didn't even drink tea today. What matters is that get better soon. And that tea sounds perfect for it. Happy tea Tuesday and thanks for your lovely words about me, too!

  3. HMMM. Left out the names Riley and Mary in my comment above. How dumb was that? And it's important you don't get sick, either. OK, all done!

  4. Beautiful photo and I have enjoyed my stroll through your lovely blog. Wonderful art and nature- I look forward to visiting again!

  5. Sounds like you are very good stewards for the land in your care. I admire that a great deal... I work in resource management and believe it is all sacred work.

  6. I Love ALL of the Yogi Teas! Prolly because I was raised on things that tasted like dirt, lol.
    I can't believe how beautiful your sketch book looks! How inspiring, I haven't begun yet.
    Groundhogs can be little meanies...my curious cat found out the hard way.

  7. Be still...and let the bugs run around you and not through you....whatever you do you give it all your gusto! I am so enjoying the photo blog spot. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  8. I hope you sing and dance your way to good health! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a note.