It's a special day here on the hill for Millie and me. We are celebrating another year of walking the trails without missing a day. We just take one day at a time, step by step over the hills and across the meadows, then mark the calendar. This date reads 365 walks, written in red. It is worth remembering and recording here.
My weeks of semi-hibernation ended last week. It was marvelous, and I accomplished much. It had been my intention to not leave the farm at all during that time, but a couple of trips for food supplies seemed necessary. I could have made it fine with what was on hand, but Dan thought we should go. We will work on being better prepared next year.
With all of that behind us, I had a yearning this week to get out and about, which we did one day. It wasn't any surprise that I found something for the shanty - a desk from which I can write and watch the birds. I even have a good view of the garden which, hopefully, will soon be coming to life.
The desk is a bit shabby chic, which isn't my style, but it was sturdy and fit the space perfectly. I could always strip off the paint or paint over it. I had also been needing a place for two old canvas decoys that I once fell in love with. They seem happy here.
When rearranging the shanty, I realized that I now had space for more seating, so I brought in a bench from the porch. There is now space for five inside the Shanty and for two on the porch.
Dried Zinnias from last year's garden still brighten up the Shanty. I am amazed that they are still so colorful. I think my little tea party friends are going to enjoy our next gathering here when springtime and warmer weather decides the time is right.
I also have a new challenge going on (as though I needed another.) It is a 365-day sewing challenge that I have pledged myself to. I haven't missed a day of that since Jan. 1. I am on a roll and enjoying tiny tucks and ruffles and lace for the girls. I will be posting more of this work over at Linnie Butts & Co. when I finish a piece I am currently working on.