Well here I am back sharing with you all. At this time I am going to unveil the new view from my front door here in Tennessee at the new Hickery Holler here on the Cumberland Plateau. And just in time to wish you all a blessed Easter. It has been an eventful winter with a February ice storm that was unusual for this area and quite exciting. We sustained little damage other than a jump on next winters wood supply for the fireplace and lots of cleanup in the yard. We did however lose electric service for about a day and a half but with plenty of quilts and a fireplace we managed quite well. Many of our neighbors were not so lucky.
We have settled in nicely and I have my corner of our little cottage living room staked out. Right next to the fireplace and near a window for plenty of light.
I have used these winter months to teach myself to knit. You are never too old to learn new skills and I can crochet but never learned to knit. The Internet is such a useful tool when used constructively.
O Wise One has staked out the opposite side of the fireplace for his own space and has settled in nicely as well.
I have planted my first flowers at the new house but look forward to many more in the years to come. Nothing says Spring like a pot of pansies. Pinterest projects have also kept me busy this winter as you can see by the milk can. (I deliberately hid the address)
And my new Easter wreath to welcome guests.
But with the warmer temperatures of early spring the daffodils are blooming and the neighbors trees as well. So in true Hickery Holler fashion O Wise One has begun construction of our first three raised beds. We will also be experimenting with some hugelkultur beds and straw bale gardening also. We have constructed three temporary compost piles for all the fall leaves. This area is notorious for shallow top soil so we will have to get creative with our gardening but think that we can rise to the occasion.
O Wise One and I take the time regularly to ride through the mountain back roads and have found the beauty of the area to be breathtaking. The people warm, welcoming and proud of their rich history.
So as we take time to celebrate our faith we hope that you all have a safe and happy Easter.