Well hello again, internet folk! We've been up to much, just as always. We have aspirations to paint our porch, but the sky has been thick with rain and wet for the last week... and on into the future.
A scanty Amazon card rebate is allowing us to get some new Patricia McKillip books, however, which should clear the cloudy skies in our heads. Mr. Tom Waits is filling the air behind us at the moment, whose voice lingers in this kind of sullen weather.
We've met a lot of interesting people in the shop lately, which has given us a lot to think about! There are a lot of bright feathers up here. But speaking of bright... buds are popping out everywhere and in Middlebury it's already full-on spring. Ms. Pamela and Mr. Merrill were up last weekend and we have some photos to share of the blooming season... and a waterfall!
Up in the woods behind the shop.
At the top of our mountain!
At Texas Falls. In Vermont...
There's more to come later. We have lots to share about! We've been working on crafts and banjos and reading Sherlock Holmes (with Basil Rathbone in our heads) and all sorts of other things. I (Jake) can hardly wait to take some pictures of a c.1900 mandolin that fixed up nicely!
So long, penpals!
Jake & Bonnie