The New Old American Dream

Mouse in a Box

In handwork on March 4, 2015 at 2:50 pm

DSC03009I got a box of boxes from a building in Cisco that is being renovated.  The building housed a drugstore for several decades but has been closed for close to 20 years now.  Crazy thing is, the druggist retired, locked the door, and walked away.  EVERYTHING was still there–merchandise, drugs, pill bottles, etc.

The new owners are cleaning out, and I snagged a box of jewelry boxes that look like they date from the 1960s to 1980s.  Now what to do with a box of little boxes?

A mouse in bed, of course.  Made from all recycled materials:  pillow was a linen napkin, blanket an embroidered table scarf, and box, well, you know the boxes’ history.  Stuffed with cotton picked in Carbon, Texas.  I even had to clean the seeds out of the cotton myself.  Looks cozy, doesn’t he?

And he turned 21

In Uncategorized on March 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm


It’s hard for me to believe that 21 years ago, I gave birth to a 10 pound 5 ounce boy. He was SO stunningly beautiful. Now he’s all grown up. And at 6 foot 6 inches, that big beginning portended his future.

Snow Day on the Farm

In homesteading, Uncategorized on February 27, 2015 at 12:53 pm
the Red Pond

the Red Pond

Well, really snow week on the pond. We’ve had snow 4 out of the 5 days this week.  Sheez.  And I just put in pea seeds, too.



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