Sunday, February 24, 2008

Our local paper had an article on Hypertufa. I had never heard of it before. There would be a class in town at the Hilltop Gardens on how to make your own hypertufa planters. It looked so interesting that I emailed them that I would like to attend. A couple of days later I received an answer that the class was full. Another one would be scheduled. That one was yesterday. It was lots of fun. We were given the recipe to go home and make our own. We each made one while at the class and since they have to cure a week before they can be taken out of the forms, I won't be able to bring it home until next Saturday. Here is a link if you would like more information about these intesting planters.http://www.squidoo.com/Learn-Hypertufa-Garden-Art

The instructor said they needed 12 people to enroll to be able teach the class and they had 90 people register! They had to put on several classes to accomodate everyone.

I love gardening and flowers. Can't hardly wait until it warms up outside. Did I mention that I hate winter? Ick! I want to get my hands in the dirt again!

My new Barefoot Trimmer is coming again Tuesday afternoon. His first time was January 14. I'm anxious to hear if he thinks Solomons feet have improved since his last visit. I think they have. Solomon is going to be 19 this spring. He is 16 hands, and has big feet and a huge head! He is a registered Tennessee Walker, flaxen maned, red roan. He has always even as a very young horse, grown a thick, long coat in the winter, more than any of my other horses. His legs are so hairy, you would think he was a draft! I helped bring him into this world and he will always be my baby. He used to be my primary riding horse, but he has arthritis in his right stifle joint, from an old surgery when he was a 2 year old, so he is mostly a pasture pet. I can ride him on level ground for short periods, but that is all. He will always have a home with me.

4 comments:

Lisa J said...

You are such a kind hearted person. You will have many blessings for that. Keep blogging!

Twinville said...

Gosh! He is one of the most gorgeous horses I have ever seen!

It's no wonder that you don't mind keeping him as a pasture pet for his entire life (besides your beautiful love for him). He's quite the looker!

Rising Rainbow said...

Those horses we raise from foals can worm their way into our hearts! I have a couple like that.

I have never heard of this kind of planter, it sounds very interesting.

Jeanie said...

Wow! You have been busy on here! Love it! I do so enjoy hearing from you. Thanks for all the posts.