When The Canadian Contingent visits I get a great helper. Ellie is ready to help Southern Grandma do just about anything! In fact, when they come in the door, the first thing she usually says is to ask me, “What are you going to do with me today?”
We have a great time puttering around in the kitchen, doing crafts of one kind or another, and Ellie also helps do the outside animal chores.
If you’re not familiar with Queen Anne’s Lace, it’s a wildflower that grows in fields and along side roads. It’s white, so that makes it a prime candidate for dyeing it different colors.
When I was a kid, we used liquid food dye to do the job. I don’t know if those dyes are off the market now, or just not in local stores, but I couldn’t find them anywhere. And I wanted to dye some flowers as a crafty project to do with granddaughter Ellie when they were visiting here earlier this month.
I am sooooo far behind on reporting happenings on the farm! Never mind all the smaller happenings, but there a lot of big things I haven’t written about, like sheep shearing, a trip to the Okefenokee, and most importantly of all, a visit from Richard, Chrystie and Ellie!
Ellie is now 8-years-old! Phenomenal! Where does time fly by to so quickly??? She was my big helper when they came to visit the first part of August.
See this cute little girl?
As of this week, it’s been a year since she had her surgery (Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy).
But she’s come a long way in that year! She is one determined little girl.
She’s had a lot of therapy and done a lot of work. She’s one tough little individual. I love her spunk.
And she also started school this year!
If everyone had her persistence, no telling what great things could happen! What a sweetheart!