Excited to be joining in with Ginny today. She had a beautiful baby boy recently.
I am still on the knitting Plain vests run.
I just love the simplicity of the pattern and how practical they are and the newest one I started is going to be striped, using up bit of yarn.
I am reading a book that I found at our little library, Happy Hollow Farm by William R. Lighton.
Here is an excerpt from the beginning -
"Suppose you had wanted some big thing with all your heart for all your life; and suppose you knew your wife had always wanted just the same thing in just the same way. Suppose that in the fullness of time, when you were in the very prime of your years, with the joy of life at its strongest, this fond dream should become reality; and suppose that after half a dozen years of actual experience you should find the reality better beyond compare than the dream ever dared be. Suppose all this, and how do you suppose you'd feel?
Well, that's the story of Happy Hollow Farm.
Maybe I'd better say right at the beginning, and have it over with, that ours is different from the general run of back-to-the-land stories. There was no harsh or bitter fact in our lives that drove us to farming as a last hope. I hadn't lost my job in town. I wasn't facing a nervous breakdown after long years of faithful service of an inhuman employer......"
This was written in 1914. I thought it was neat because those same words could have been written today.