Sunday, March 20, 2011

Past Due

Where in the World is Carmen Sutton?  Sorry for the lack of blogging.  At first I was recouping from market.  The weekend after market we went to St Meinrad Indiana to celebrate my uncles 70th birthday.  My uncle Pat is a monk at St. Meinrad Monastery. 

He is also the tailor for the Monastery, so the needle runs in the family. 

The construction of the chruch was began in 1899 and completed in 1907.  All of the work was done by the monks and local towns people.  The stone was quarried by the monks at a quary that was one mile from the building site, and then hauled to the work site by mule wagons. 

 Back then the Monastery was self supporting.  Above is the woodworking shop.  There used to be a barn for the wood where the cars are parked and of course there was a barn cat that I would sneak food to when I would visit.
The cemetery on the grounds.

Here is an example of some of the woodwork that was done.  This room houses the vestments for the chruch.   Brother Kim is in charge here, but he is also a well know weaver.

I was thinking of all those cabinets and drawers for sewing supplies!!!

One of the painted glass windows that was designed by the Royal Bavarian Art Institure of F.X. Zettler of Munich, Germany.

So that was one weekend, what else have I been up to? 
I have tested 6,500 soil samples in 6 weeks.  Have you had your soil tested?
A cheep investment to see if your getting the most out of your soil.
I will be posting more, till then enjoy the weather and have a Great Week.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


We have been so sadden by the tragic loss of Lisa Roswell our hearts go out to her family and friends who are left behind.
We were lucky enough to have meet Lisa and to have known that we were in the presence of a truly kind and loving person.  It was in her smile, the way she spoke of her family and the time and care she would take with people.  She will be sorely missed by all.