30 November 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.

29 November 2012

around the farm

I scrounged up enough energy to make some glitter snowflakes with the boys and take 
a little walk around the farm.  Praying this illness doesn't turn into weeks of sinus infection like I had
with my last pregnancy... lots of garlic, tea and vitamin c here!
What's going on around your farm, garden or homestead?  

28 November 2012


I rarely add new items to our etsy shop...but I've added a few this week.
Take a peek!

27 November 2012

mama and baby hedgehogs

I was inspired by Melanie's adorable I decided to make some as gifts
to a mama and baby in my life (who might be blog readers so we'll leave it at that...)
They are so very sweet. :)

Joining Nicole today!

26 November 2012

It's been a whirlwind of a week... and I'm sick, yet again.  (Non-stop colds during this pregnancy)
The boys' favorite kitty was hit by a car last Wednesday.  We are still missing him.  :(
A quick trip down to CT for Thanksgiving.
A successful two day craft fair with some mama friends.
More piglets, though they came early and we lost more than half the litter.
And a long day at work today. 
Missing Tiger...
An attempt at a 'cousins pic'...

Holiday market photos from my friend's phone...
Looking forward to a day at home tomorrow.

22 November 2012


We are thankful to be headed down south to spend the day with Adam's family. 

Wishing everyone a wonderful thankgiving.

21 November 2012

planting seeds

The new high tunnel is staying very warm on these sunny
November days.  Adam decided to try and plant some cold hardy greens
under row covers to see how they would do... Ideally, we would have planted earlier in the fall, but since we just covered the high tunnel, we had a late start this fall.

I'll keep you posted!  :)

20 November 2012


Joining Nicole this week with more crafting for our upcoming holiday market.
The boys made many, many bookmarks again (like last year) while
M busily stamped.  (M is sporting some new pj pants that I made this week)

19 November 2012


A busy week on the farm!
11 piglets... This sow is such a good mama, she keeps pushing them under the heat lamp
to stay nice and warm.
And our milk cow, Abby, had a baby heifer! 

14 November 2012


Adam got the high tunnel covered this week!  The boys have been enjoying
foggy evenings playing in it and the chickens are enjoying a little extra warmth
on these chilly November days (their coop is parked right next to it).  
Can't wait to extend our season next spring and fall!

13 November 2012

more knitting

Joining Nicole this week with more knitting!  
Just finished up this hat (love the yarn, but don't know the name
as I wound it up years ago after I purchased it at the Common Ground Fair).
And made a quick toddler hat with peace fleece scraps (hard to get a shot that's not blurry
and he's sporting a bad rug burn by his lip!)

Update!! I think I've found the yarn--this looks like the right site! :)