October 20, 2020

Tuesdays With Tag - Out In The Wild...

Brynwood Needleworks - Out In The Wild
 Hi, Everybody!

We had a perfect weekend here at the farm. Even when it rained, we had fun runnin' around. Mom and Dad worked outside, so we got to enjoy the weather, too.

This is our favorite patch of grass and stuff to run through. I think other critters hang around here, too. It's always full of great smells. We're not sure what they are, but they smell really interestin'.

Brynwood Needleworks - Fabulous Fall Colors
The trees are lookin' pretty and they smell good, too. Boo and The Kid actually ran up into the woods, so Dad had to go up and get them back into the yard. Boo even found somethin' disgustin' to roll around in, so Dad had to wash her neck and shoulders. It was AWESOME!

Brynwood Needleworks - Racin' Retrievers

That little girl loves tormentin' her mama and me. Most times, it's better if she stays away from me, 'cuz she gets in my face and she's like a gnat. She won't leave me alone until I growl at her, and then she runs circles around me and starts all over again. gaaahhh! Kids these days.
Dad decided to wait a while to take her to Florida for trainin'. Mom has another doctor's appointment the end of the month, and Dad wants to wait to see if she needs another surgery. Soooo, I have to put up with Mini Boo until after then. I gueeessss...It's a good thing I have a strong constitution. A lesser beast would be cryin' in the corner. Not me, though. I'll stay strong. Don't worry about me.
I'll see you again in seven. 'til then...
"Just Do It...but not on the rug."

October 19, 2020

Generosity Abounds...

BBrynwood Needleworks - High Chair
Welcome to a new week. Handsome and I got a lot accomplished over the weekend. We cleaned up the yard, mowing and pulling weeds, cutting a few low apple tree branches, and adding the yard trimmings to The Habitat. 
Biggie and Squirt (two of last year's opossums) have already appeared on my trail cam, so I'm fortifying their hidey-holes in The Habitat before the weather gets bad. I've also found a little black cat living in the wood shed, so I moved a kitty sleeping tower (with snug compartments, covered by a nice warm towel) to make him or her more comfortable.

Then, on Saturday, I got a call from our lovely neighbor, Mary Jane. She had a treasure in her attic and wanted to know if I'd like it. It was the high chair that her husband used as a child. He's been gone a number of years, but she was sure this chair is older than the 1940s.

Brynwood Needleworks - Bella, Checking Out The High Chair

I told her I'd love to have it for the farmhouse, so I went and picked it up yesterday afternoon. It rained Saturday right after we finished mowing the yard, so yesterday was a much better day to move any furniture.

When I brought it into the house, Tag and Bella were both very curious. Carly wasn't interested in it at all.

Brynwood Needleworks - High Chair

There are a few "upgraded" parts on the chair. There are newer bolts on the hinge for the tray, replacing the originals, but the old belt/strap to hold a child in place is still on the leg of the chair. There's also so old bandage-type tape that was used to fortify one of the tray arms. I'll be investigating that to see about a suitable repair. I've got some good wood cleaner, so I'll definitely clean up the soil from being stored in the attic, and the wood will look good as new. 
It's actually quite petite, compared to modern high chairs. The highest point on the chair is probably only 33" or so. It is lovely, and I'm so grateful for the generosity of neighbors and friends. For now, I'm going to use this sweet chair as a plant stand for my vining phylodendron plant. I'll share more photos after I get it all spiffed up.

Have a great week, and remember, 
If you can't be with yours loved ones these days, please pick up the phone and call them.
I know they'll appreciate hearing your voice.
Stay healthy and safe.

October 18, 2020

Sunday Scripture...

Brynwood Needleworks - Galatians 5:13