Saturday, April 28, 2012


Joe reads aloud.  It is our second reading of Lafcadio, a chapter book.  We hear a chapter or two a day.  It is something to look forward to each evening.

Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back
, first published in 1963, is a children's novel written and illustrated by Shel Silverstein. It is narrated by Shel Silverstein as Uncle Shelby.


Easter Outtake

Making a torso body cast of Levi.  I stuck a sucker in his mouth & told him to be still as a stone.  You use gauze impregnated with plaster.  15 minutes top to bottom.  I used a hairdryer at the end to speed the process along & make it more 5-year-old tolerable.  It turned out beautifully.

One of my most treasured items is a 38-week pregnant body cast Joe made of me.

a wee white oak snake exploring the carport - peacefully left to its own devices

a work day outside with Levi

water, cheese, and raisins

we take a snack break

my lovely companion - so very helpful

another painted barn quilt piece in progress 

the last one - 2'x2' on wood - hanging now in the partition in the chicken coop! - visible from the tomato garden

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