Saturday, July 14, 2018

Leaves are Good Sellers

Leaves are good sellers so I can't have too many.
These are from the latest firing.
Most folks like a particular color.



I've been using my plate stacker for the leaves
at the market and it's working out great.
I'll be at the farmers market today from 7 am to 1 pm. 
Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Drying

 Recently I sold a number of bowls.
So this week bowls are drying
 These random edged bowls
are a pain in the neck to pack to take to the sale
but they sell well so I keep making them.

 butter trays/dishes are drying
 ornaments are drying
leaf pendants are drying
One of my customers comes by every Saturday
looking for leaf pendants in different colors.
Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Plates & Vases & Little Moments








sorry the lighting isn't the greatest in the photos

At the last farmers market a high school aged girl and her brother came into the booth and looked around, admiring my birds. An hour or two later she came back and bought one of the birds. Little moments like that keep me making pottery. The flock is slowly dwindling. I think there are five left.
The fan on the jeep is going out so we haven't been able to take the boat out even though the weather has been glorious for two days. We need the 4wd in case we slip on the boat ramp. There have been stories of non 4wd cars being pulled into the water.  Into the shop today, hope it's under warranty since we had already replaced the fan motor. I'm not sure why when they replaced the fan motor why they wouldn't just replace the fan too which has bearings separate from the fan? Stay tuned for more photos from this firing. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Barely Functioning

I'm barely functioning missing our Barney boy, but I need to make more pottery so I have to keep working. I push myself through my salty tears. Cherished Barney has been missing for almost a week. Out of town family situations and lack of responses have left me weary. Sad to say human interactions are more predictable than the unexpected loss of our treasured one.

I fired a bisque load, now a glaze load is sitting in the kiln ready to fire. I'm waiting for a break in thunderstorms, been raining every day. We contacted every neighbor within a mile or more, we went to the shelter and called animal control, no luck. The lady at the shelter knew what I meant when I said Barney was more like a dog than a cat. Every little shadow or noise makes me look around expecting to see our Barney boy.
Gary picked the harvest yesterday, three eggplant (two varieties) and one lemon cucumber. This year, amazingly, hundreds of wild honey bees are pollinating the lemon cucumbers. They dive deep into the flower to get the pollen. A small pleasure had me watching them marveling at the resilience of nature. In many other locations I also see wild honey bees, when years past I saw none.
Beekeeper honey this year is thin, very thin. I say to beekeepers let the bees have the honey, they need it. I'm not a beekeeper any longer but the winter was long and harsh, spring barely there, now summer wet with little pollen produced. Nectar is scarce. Don't take from the bees who've provided year after year so generously. Let them have their due. Today I'll be at the farmers market from 7a to 1p. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.