It has been raining since early this morning when it was ushered in by lightning and thunder. It is good though, because we need the rain badly. Our streams were extremely low and the Pupskill Bay Lake Pond Stream Puddle, out back was really starting to look pretty poorly. I was beginning to be concerned for the fish and their available oxygen content in the pond with such a low creek flow into it.
Last year the fish became very lethargic and lost actual color on their sides. Rather than the rich yellow green with bold black stripe down their sides, they were a blue gray and the stripe almost disappeared. We installed a portable pump and created a fountain to try to aerate the water a little bit to help until we got some heavy rain to replenish the pond. We were getting dangerously close already this spring and we aren't even that near summer.
We took all of Vick's art prints down to Witt's End Antiques and Collectibles, last evening and I gave Lynda a book of my poetry to see if she thought we could sell a few of them in there too. She gladly accepted my signed copy to her as a friend and thought we could sell them, so we'll take a few down later today possibly. We will now work on the felted animal project kit and put a few of those in there too. Lynda is going to take a section and make it a "Local Artisans Section", so Vick's artwork and my books will be there with locally made fragranced lye soaps and other items. Below are a few pictures I took of the artist and owner/curator of Witt's End Antiques last evening. I promise to get better pictures for future posts of Lynda's treasure trove, because these were taken under extreme low light conditions at 10:30 in the evening. (The artist and curator weren't impressed with being photographed at this hour either!)
When in the area, stop in and see Lynda at her shop,
"Witt's End Antiques & Collectibles" on Newry Road, just off route 32, near Greenville. Coming from 32 east, turn right, onto county route 405, the left onto Newry Road, route 411. Coming from the West, turn left from route 32, unto route 411. You can't miss it.
I believe I will try to work a little bit out at the gift shop today, where we'll try to install some of the porch ceiling lumber. My back is sore for some reason, but we need to start this project again and get things moving to get where Vick and I can dig in and get the inside finished. We'll work on this on rainy days and the turkey house when the sun shines.
I guess I'll have to take a day and cut up fallen trees before the grass positively needs mowed out front. The pasture grass will be taken care of by my three friends of the barn! No sweat there for sure!!!
Lynda and Vick looking over the display of Vick's artwork.....
Lynda Witt, Owner/operator of "Witt's End Antiques & Collectibles"
More of her items on display.....
Some of the beautiful glassware and framed art.....