The City Chicks

The life and times of a couple of urban farmgirls!

Springing along April 27, 2009

Filed under: In the Craft Room — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 2:57 pm

Well, it has been a while since I have had time to tend this little blog. I wish I could tell you all that I have been feeding my creative spirit all this time but unfortunately that has not been the case. Although I did take my punch needle class out at Country Sampler last week. Of course I haven’t worked on it a minute since I left the building.
So what have I been doing all this time? Well my front flowers did finally get their much needed cleaning. I cleared all the straw out and all the last little bits of mulch that I could. It was just in the nick of time too. The spring rains that have moved in have really brought my perennials up. My husband took me down to the compost site and ever so graciously filled the truck bed with the “black gold”. Then he came home and helped me spread it all around where I want the new garden to go. I did help with my OES chapter dinner. I was supposed to be more active in the planning but I guess I wasn’t needed so that didn’t happen. It has been a sore subject for the last 2 weeks in my house and I am glad it is over! So that is all I will be saying about that one.
Creatively though I did manage to get my mail art done. Of course it is still waiting patiently to be mailed. Sorry I haven’t sent it yet Melanie!! It is going to Canada so I need to go have it weighed at the post station so that it actually makes it there. I will put that first on my list of to-do things once I leave this house today. Then I’m off to run the remaining errands. Is there ever an end to them? I feel that is all I do some weeks. Run here then run there. Maybe I have been slacking on my time management skills. This week I am going to try and do better though. I won’t be getting pulled in so many directions and I am going to definitely take some time for me. I need to feed that creative side of my brain a bit more than I have been. So hopefully in my next post I can show something…maybe I will finish one of those UFO’s that are sitting there staring at me.

Sally’s Scrumtious Delights April 12, 2009

Filed under: From our Kitchen — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 3:11 pm
Well Sally, my sourdough starter, has provided some delicious goodies for my family during the last two weeks. The first were two wonderful artisan baguette’s and the second was a batch of scrumptious chocolate chips cookies. If you want to know how you can start your own sourdough starter you can either check out the article on the MaryJane’s Farm Forum or e-mail me and I will let you know. It is so super simple and so good for you!

Happy Easter

Filed under: Holiday Cheer — Flour Girls & City Chicks @ 2:44 pm

I hope that you all have a day filled with blessings abounding. We really don’t have any traditions for Easter in our house. It has been many years now since I had little ones to search for eggs on Easter morning. While it seems like a decade since I had last hid eggs for my sisters; it seems like just yesterday that I hid them for my own two children. It was always my favorite part of the day to share with them. For now I will just have to wait patiently for a niece or nephew to hide eggs from once in a while or at the very least send my sister a big box of eggs to hide from me.

Easter is not a time for groping through dusty, musty tomes or tombs to disprove spontaneous generation or even to prove life eternal. It is a day to fan the ashes of dead hope, a day to banish doubts and seek the slopes where the sun is rising, to revel in the faith which transports us out of ourselves and the dead past into the vast and inviting unknown. ~Author unknown, as quoted in the Lewiston Tribune