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When I Have Free Time

27 Jan

Right now things have kept me really busy between teaching and full winter chores.

Onyx having a conversation with Benji, Lemuel, and Frodo

But when I have a little bit of time, I’ve managed to find some things to do.  I think I am getting pretty good at my vegetarian meat substitutes.  After five months, I think I’ve perfected the black bean and portobello hamburgers.

I also played with making manicotti for the first time.  I used my chevre to make the filling.

I still have a pie pumpkin on the counter from my garden that I ought to do something with before it gets rotten.  Maybe this weekend…

I have continued playing with buttons to make mixed media art pieces.  I finished the one that says “Hope”.  I still need to put the hanger on the back of it.

Then I did a tree. It has been very relaxing to make these pieces.  Hopefully, I’ll get better and be able to make more complex designs.

My newest mixed media art piece.

I’m trying to plan another one that will use feathers and buttons that will fit in the shadowbox frame.

I have also been spending a lot of time on genealogy to get ready for the trip east with my mom this summer.  It’s been a lot of research, but I want to be prepared to plan the best route.

Fat goats running and playing in the snow.

As much as I’ve managed to fill this winter time, I’m really looking forward to spring.