When you move to the country you find out that you need a lot of implements: riding lawn mower (Kerry driving), a battered truck for hauling (background of photo), a tractor (ours is a 1957 Ford Jubilee. We call her Betty), a wheel barrow, a composter (you can't use your garbage disposal when you have a septic system) and three different kinds of weed whackers. You also need a lot of patience to plant things in the solid clay soil.
I'm an Aquarius who was raised a Roman Catholic in Minnesota. I've managed to overcome the religion and the state. I've lived in California for 40 years. I retired in 2007 and became a quilter and appliquer. Never thought I would find the medium that would let me express my artistic feelings. I love vivid color. In addition, I'm a locavore, foraging for food to keep my husband and me healthy and to help local farmers. I live in Northern California on five acres.