30 April 2012

jeju's orchard

When Adam's father died a year ago, a family member offered to buy each of the boys
a fruit tree in his memory.   His dad loved to grow fruits and vegetables--and he shared that love with his kids and grandkids.  Adam and the boys just picked out and planted 
2 plums, 2 cherries and 2 apple trees in his memory...
jeju's orchard.

27 April 2012

this moment

Joining with Soulemama this week.
A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.
If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

26 April 2012

around the farm

Do any of you miss Farmama's blog as much as I do? 
One thing I miss the most are Sara's "around the farm" posts. 

around our farm this week~
signage out for summer
elderberries to plant
leaves coming (soon!)
lots of "hee-ya" play (our little micah loves horses!)
 bunnies on pasture
and baby chicks

What's going on around your farm, garden or homestead?

25 April 2012

in the hen house

 Adam went out to the hen-house the other day to find something new there...
 We have a guinea hen in the mix now.

 We're still not quite sure where she came from...
but she seems to be fitting in well.

24 April 2012

~keep calm, craft on~

Joining Nicole to share what I'm crafting although my crafting has been on hold for a bit...
as I work hard to finish some wedding orders of soap!
Many thanks to a friend and neighbor for help.  
It's hard to carry soaps around with a broken foot!  :)

And does crafting in the kitchen count?  
For the first time in years, we aren't sharing Abby's (our milk cow) milk with calves right now.

Lots of milk and cream for us right now = lots of butter, buttermilk and cheese!

23 April 2012

Last week~

Thank you, Meme,
for helping us,
cooking with us,
painting with us,
cleaning with us,
cuddling with us,
celebrating with us...
it was a busy week!

18 April 2012


Taking a blogging break this week to spend time with my mum, who is here to help us catch up on life as I continue to hobble around!

Enjoy your week!