Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Ornaments 2012

We add at least one new ornament to our tree every year. We try to make them when we can.  This year this is what we decided to make. We also gave them as gifts and listed them for sale on eBay and Etsy.  We sold a few sets! They are simple to make, with a little help from my husband and his power tools.  He cut a log into round pieces and drilled a hole.  I then used a rubber stamp to put on the image.  He put a clear finish on them and I added a ribbon. They are really fun and I love the rustic mountain feel.  We have also made some with pine trees and custom pictures.  I plan to make a few more for next year. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012

What's in the Attic?

My sister's husband owns this store in Dracut, Mass. They sell comic books, vintage items, collectibles and handmade items. Like them on Facebook!/pages/The-Attic/150312115042664

Monday, October 15, 2012

Adirondack Autumn Scenery

These are just a few of the pictures I took on our drive through the Adirondack Mountains this past weekend.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Adirondack Buffalo Company

Today we stopped at the Adirondack Buffalo Company in North Hudson, NY in the Adrondacks. The Buffalo were grazing in the fields and there were two deer and quite a few wild turkey farther out. We went in their beautiful shop that had crafts, rustic furniture, baked goods and, of course, buffalo meat.  We bought a pound of meat in the form of 3 buffalo burgers. We also bought a couple of their baked goods for a driving snack.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fall Drive in Upstate NY

We started our morning by heading off to the Argyle townwide garage sale which is about 6 miles from home. We went to only a handful of sales before we got sidetracked into just going for a drive. It was a beautiful fall day, in the high 50s or low 60s. We started driving on back roads that we had never been on.  We found Summit Lake and Cossayuna Lake and drove around them looking at the camps and scenery. We then found a sign for a covered bridge and started following those.  We went on many back dirt roads and covered over 80 miles by the time the day was done.  We were never more than about 25 miles at the most from home all day.  It is so nice to live in such a beautiful area.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Pumpkins from our Garden

This year we decided to plant a few pumpkin seeds and see what happened. We have had good pumpkin crops in the past and some yeasr where none grew at all.  This year we had a total of 8. I used one to make pumpkin pies already and one started to go bad before we picked it.  These are the remaining ones.  We will carve one for Halloween and I will use the others to make pumpkin puree to freeze and use later for more pumpkin pies. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hick's Apple Orchard For Apple Cider Donuts and More

This is a local apple orchard in Granville, NY. Every year we usually take a trip out to get their hot apple cider donuts, apple cider and apples. I always get McIntosh. This week my mom and I went and we left with donuts, cider, apples, apple pies, maple mustard and a few other things. They have a great variety! When my son was younger, we would go and pick the apples directly from the orchard. They let you drive down the rows and park among the trees.  These days, we go during the week to avoid the lines and we buy the apples already picked. It is always such a great country atmosphere. The leaves are changing and it was a very pretty drive too.