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Wednesday, March 30, 2011


It's raining ,so nesting in today. Doing my 30 day cooking and freezing.

Yesterday was a Beautiful sunny day. I walked around the Homestead, I watched a bird gather nesting supplies.Nature is Amazing! I save onion bags or other net bags ,put dryer lint, embrodiery snippets of thread, yarn etc. in ,hang in a tree and the birds sometimes gather nesting supplies from it, fun to come upon a nest and see the supplies in the nest.

Great to have so much of my Spring cleaning behind me. Suppose to have rain the rest of the wk. so hoping to finish up . Then it will be time to mow again.

DH is suppose to pick Mother-N-law up today .Need to get more towels and embrodiery pieces made up ,to stitch while sitting with her.

Hope ya'll have a Great Day!


Monday, March 28, 2011

It's That Time Again.....................

You know that Favorite thing to do this time of year,"SPRING CLEANING"Lol

I did get one towel stitched, then the rain kept pouring ,turned cold, Little Shadow went to spent a few days with her other Great Grands ,and her other Grands, and mother-N-Law is Home. So I got busy cleaning and cleaning and still cleaning. I started with our room, cleaned my closet and both chest's out .This morning I did the l.r. and DH called a Junk (Thrift) store to come pick up a truck load. Went to a good cause a Recovery Thrift shop . I mean they had a truck full! I feel so much lighter. :o) The other bedrooms we cleaned good when we painted so nothing to get rid of there, just a good cleaning. So now to finish the kitchen and d.r.

I did go junkin' Sat. and I do try to remember bring something in take something out.

I have the porch Spring/summer ready ,so found some buys for it . I always dec. it with birdhouses & cages.This yr. I added sun. stars, moons .

Hope ya'll have a great wk. If your Spring Cleaning Happy cleaning!


Friday, March 25, 2011


Our weather is much cooler , and rain moving in for the wk.end. So Im stitchin'.
Have muslin and homespun fabric washed and ready to hem ,for more towels to stitch up this wk.end and wk. rain is suppose to stay with us for awhile.
Hope ya'll have a great wk.end!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Birthday Peggy

Happy Bithday to you,Happy Birthday to you,Happy Birthday DEAR Peggy,Happy Birthday to you!

A special Happy Birthday to Peggy from Hidden Haven (See sidebar)
Peggy is a very SPECIAL Lady. Go over and wish her a Happy day !
Hope you have a Great day peggy!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wild side of life

This morning we took Little shadow to Ijam's Nature Center. We Love going there.They teach children so much of nature ,recycling etc.
This owl was recycled from paper and cardboard boxes.

Theres so many things to explore and see inside and out.

Nature trails , picnic tables, green house .

Its a wonderul place to visit .Info :www.
Hope you have a great day, take time to walk on the wild side.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fun On The Homestead

Mama Earth is wide awake from a Long winter's sleep.
We've had so much fun being outdoors. Discovering all the flowers popping up .

Outdoor work , Meals eaten on the porch, watching birds come to the feeders to eat, frogs, and birds,chickens, goats is about all we hear around here. Had aGreat day with Little shadow today:o)

Soon I hope we will be caught up with outdoor work and have time to play in fabric and sip a cup a....... on the porch.
Have a Great wk.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Fun and Busy week

It's been a busy last few days, but we have gotten alot of work behind us.Had to mow this week .

Did some cooking .I enjoy cooking!

This is where it all started 6 generations ago. We planted some cold crop veggies this week.

I've had a good week with Family and friends.
Hope ya'll have a great wk.end! Filled with Love and the ones you Love.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tea Time

I have a Wonderful, thoughtful Brother Ed. We have always been close.I know what a Treasure I have in him, and try hard to never take him For Granted.We're there for each other Happy times as well as sad times. We Love each other for each other, not gifts! We are always on the hunt for something we know the other one would like .
Yesterday before leaving Ed's going to Grady's funeral , Ed handed me this tea set . He knows I Love Tea time and Nature.
This is the last towel I emb. this week.
Today DH will pick his Mom up to stay with us 6 days. So I am cutting out towels from homespun and muslin fabric, Ginger gifted me with yesterday,I will hem them by machine, to have on hand to stitch while sitting with M-I-L. We're suppose to be in the 70's so hoping to rock on the porch, stitch, and watch the birds come to eat.
Thank You for your kind comments and visits here.Its always wonderful to come here and visit with my Bloggyland Friends! Your Friendship means so Much! May Your Day Bloom with Love and be filled with the ones You Love!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Good Bye My Friend........ Until we meet Again

We said Good Bye to a Dear Friend Grady, today.
He was a Wonderful person! So kind to all! The type person you Love spending time with.
I got to spend the day with my Dear,Dear Brother Ed . We went to his house, and several of us left his home and went to the funeral together,and back to his house. Ed lives across town, sometime I feel he lives across country. lol I'm use to country living ,he lives in the city.

After we got back to Ed's we were talking and a friend was talking how Great Grady was , and how it makes you stop and think what has my life been, how will I be remembered.
It has made me stop and think , what has my life been like? Have I taken time to reach out and touch other lives like I should have? When someone is nasty to me, do I react in a kind way or go down to their level?

How Blessed I am to have so many WONDERFUL FRIENDS! When DH& I returned home a Dear Friend had been here left me a bag of fabric and alot of emb. thread , with a note ,I wanted you to have this ,to keep you busy when caretaking.
I called my Dear Friend in Fl. had a good visit via phone. We met Grady thru her Friendship.
When I am down all I have to do is call her and she lifts me up.

Hope ya'll have a Great day! Take time to reflect on your life, your Friendship, and Count your Blessings!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Simple Fun Week

Seems like a long time since my days were Simple, Relaxed, and for the most part filled with things I love to do . Having a week off from caretaking has refreshed us , and I feel up to playing in fabric. Little Shadow has spend time with us , and we made these towels from muslin fabric, stitched the pix. on. It was so much fun to enjoy our days to the fullest again.
The pink dish cloth I bartered with my Friend Nancy, she does Beautiful work .
Hope ya'll have a great day ,filled with the ones you Love, and things you love to do!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Six Generations

I Love when these daffy's bloom.Its the first fresh cut boquet of the year from the Homestead.
Little Shadow was here ,and wanted to pick these. She is the 6th Generation to enjoy these daffy's.
Her Great-Great-Great grandmother planted the bulbs ,to have fresh cut flower's to take to the Market House (Farmer's Market) to sell. Every Generation until DS sold these .
I Love living here, my tap root runs deep. I enjoy walking around the homestead and thinking of Six Generations living here. Would the ones before me be happy with how I am carrying on ? I wonder after me how many Generations will live here? It's wonderful looking around and knowing a brickmaker made bricks here, Farmers lived her. My Dad was the first to hold a public job ,and Farm and sell from here. I try hard to teach Little Shadow the Family ways of the homestead, I hope one day she will be able to teach and pass our ways down to more Generations.
Hope ya'll have a Wonderful day!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Applesauce to apple Butter

I found a great recipe for making apple butter from apple sauce .So easy. I had several cans of applesauce ,nobody but me would eat. SO I found a recipe and went to work. My Little Shadow helped me empty the cans into the crockpot.Use 1 cup of applesauce and 2/3 cup sugar,cinnamon to taste ,cook in crockpot on low for 3 hrs.

Fill jars and put into a waterbath for 10 mins.

Thats all there is to it. Put it on to cook and come back 3 hrs. later,No stirring etc.
I have several cans of pears, pumpkin, also peaches may try this recipe with those , make pear butter ,peach butter, and pumpkin butter.
Hope everyone has a great wk. We have the wk. off from caretaking.

Friday, March 4, 2011

I am..............

Still here. What a month Feb. was! Been care taking more days per wk. ,Feb. was 1 yr. since little Shadows Dad passed. We had her alot , enjoyed her being with us.
The pix has nothing to do with this post, I just want nice weather ! lol Fresh veggies!

While care taking has been time consuming, I've been about to do some crafting to keep me sane.
Hope everyone has a Great wk.end!