Penny the Traveling Clothespin Doll shares her adventures at home and abroad.

Archive for October, 2017


It has been such a beautiful October, so much sunny weather and such gorgeous colors in the sky, in the trees, and everywhere you look!  Beautiful Autumn.



Here are some warm pictures from around the farm.  The pretty elm tree and our dairy cows, Marmee, and Kemmie out in the pasture say “hi” to you.



We recently got guinea hens and the happy critters are noisily giving their opinion of anything and everything, whether they convince anyone or not.





As Penny was dining in the side yard, a friend dropped in to see what was up.  Care for a cookie?



Now they are good buddies.  Penny and a puppet – chicken?







Now in this picture below you will see a surprising sight.  What could it be?



A chicken in a tree!  She is one of the red hens that I had let loose because she was being picked on.  Now she happily has the best of the best on the farm.  Here is where she sleeps every night, in the apple tree.



Today’s task is to plant some spring bulbs.  We have grape hyacinths and spring crocuses.  Penny, grab your shovel and let’s get to work!



You bring one of those sacks of bulbs over and I’ll dig a hole.



The directions say to plant them three inches deep and three inches apart.



And the same with the crocuses.  Aren’t those interesting papery bulbs?  We’ll have lots of color to greet us early in the spring, after our long cold, snowy winter.



As the rainy days set in, its time to spend some time crafting indoors.  Here Penny is helping me stitch a candy corn garland to decorate with.  Her little mousie pin-cushion pal is also a recent project.  What an adorable face.



Little did I know that today is officially National Candy Corn Day.  An annual celebration on October 30th.  Wow, what timing!

Happy National Candy Corn Day, my friends!