Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The sun came up over the mtns. and filled my Private Paradise with beauty. We have some fog but want take long for the sun to burn it off.
Yesterday was a beautiful day. We mowed the yard, cleaned the porch and porch furniture now it is Spring/summer ready ,for rocking and sipping a cup a....... , having cookouts ,all sorts of outdoor fun.
Last night we had a fire in the fire pit , it was wonderful to be outdoors enjoying Nature's beauty.
Hope you get outdoors today and enjoy the beauty!
Have a great day!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
I am so Thankful we Love living The Simple side of life. Life is more laid back, less stress, you have time to do what you really want to do from day to day. Enjoy each moment to the fullest!I know this lifestyle is not for everyone but for us it's the best life! "The Good Life"
Through out the years ,we have friends who call and come out to destress and relax,and Love it here. We also have friends who tells us your lifestyle is not for me. I couldn't handle the quiteness of where you live.We only live a mile off the main Hwy. and 1/2 mile from the city limits but so private some people on our St. doesn't even know we're here. We've even had a few tell us "If I ever won the Lottery, I'd move ya'll to the city" lol Often we wondered why can't they see the Love we share for each other , and the Joy a Simple life brings us. We also know our choice to live The Simple Life is NOT for everyone.
Now that the economy has made a turn for the worse , some of these same friends has come to us for advice on how to start living a more simple life. I would never try to force our Lifestyle on anyone. You have to have a Love and desire to live simple, what works for one doesn't work for everyone. To us it gives us freedom to do what we want, it's less stressful, you don't have to keep up with anyone ,just live life as you really want it. I know what goes into all our food ,I make my cleaning products and know I'm not using harmful supplies and know whats in each one. Etc. We recycle, reuse. Its been a way of life even before we knew about recycling and reusing.
We are human and have our share of troubles and trials ,but we wouldn't trade our way of life .We Love living here where gens. before me lived off this land. And a new gen. coming up learning our way of life.
Do you live the Simple life? What do you enjoy about it?
I hope ya'll have a great day!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Our "Little Shadow" is the 6th Generations now to pick them. Yesterday while I was cooking dinner (Lunch) DH and "Shadow" was outside, the next thing I knew she came in with her hands behind her back telling me"I have a prize for you" they had picked these flowers.:o)
My Dad always picked Mom's first springfresh cut flower's from these flowers.My Generation back picked them and took them to the Farmer's Market to sell ,as well as fresh veggies,eggs,etc..When I grew up here we lived off the land as the Generations before me.
Living Green has always been away of life here, even before we knew what living Green was.
Today we are suppose to be in the 70's. I know its still winter and our temps change fast,for today we will enjoy the nice tease of Spring .All inside Spring Cleaning is finished, its time to start preparing outdoors.There's nothing like playing in the dirt and hoping Mama Earth works with you for a Great Bounty.
Hope you are enjoying Spring like temps.
Have a Great day!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
With times being so tough ,I like to set aside time each day and reflect on things I am Thankful for.
Here's a few things I am Thankful for:
My Salvation, A Loving Home, A Peaceful Home, a Loving Church Family, Friends,Living the Simple Life, No Mortg. payments,
Living on property thats been in my Family for 5 Gens., My tap root runs deep:o), that I can work here at my own pace,work a little rest alot and sip a cup a........., To have my spring cleaning behind me, to set on the porch sipping a cup a in warm weather watching wildlife at play,no traffic to deal with,just quite laid back relaxing days, a full pantry, knowing how to cook from scratch,sewing, gardening,knowing how to can,freeze,dry our food so my Family want go hungry, picnics,watching the sunrise over the mtn. and filling our Private Paradise with its beauty.I could go on and on.
With all the bad news we hear from day to day,just take time out of your busy day and have quite time to stop and reflect on what you are Thankful for.It will make your day go better,and Our Blessings alway out numbers the bad news!
Have a great day!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
With DH still out of work , we have been getting a jump start on Spring. We have been spring cleaning our Home.We've had several storms come through this winter and have several trees down around the Homestead.Once the weather warms up enough to do outdoor chores,we have our work cut out for us! We will cut, stack, and burn the wood.