Saturday, December 19, 2009

cozy in the snowstorm

Oh, I can't wait to be curled up in my little log cabin in a snowstorm. I hear reports that our little farm has a foot at the moment. Would love to see it in the snow. Maybe next year?

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy Anniversary Little Farm

A year ago this week we bought our farm. Yes, it was love at first sight and yes, we are still in the honeymoon phase. It has been a fun year of getting to know the little farm, working our tails off to begin cleaning up the place and dreaming about the future. We wish we were further along, we thought we'd be started on the house by now, but things take time - even when one isn't very patient. Here is the first picture taken on the farm - yah it looks alot like the last pictures I posted but anyway, "it is what it is," as they say.

We've enjoyed each of the four seasons this past year and look forward to many more seasons of blessing as we build and plant and grow and bring this little piece of country back to life. Thanks for enjoying it with us.


Monday, December 7, 2009

Trying something different

I liked this idea and after reading several of these for a few weeks decided to share what is on my mind today. I find it helps me to slow down and focus on some of the things that matter most. I hope you enjoy.

December 7, 2009

Outside my window... the snow is melting, everything is smushy and wet

I am thinking... about whether or not I am posting this daybook correctly

I am thankful for... my dear sweet husband and my three wonderful kids. I am feeling sentimental about them today.

From the learning rooms... learning to slow down, live a little simpler and be content

From the kitchen...this is cookie baking week

I am comfy sweats since I try to stay home on Mondays

I am ornaments for some of my friends

I am get off the internet as soon as this is done :)

I am reading... Coming Home, devotions for Advent and December's Cooking Light

I am get a few projects off of my to do list - but shhh, they are surprises

I am hearing...quiet

Around the house...I've started decorating, waiting on hubs for the outside lighting and then will start on the inside

One of my favorite things... a pot of tea, flavor du jour is Cinnamon Plum

A few plans for the rest of the week: cookie baking - need to get the freezer full for when the kids come home in a few weeks

Here is picture for thought I am sharing...

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would love to hear your comments - Mary aka farmgirl

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

of bonfires and weiner roasts

The leaves have fallen from the trees and the branches are bare; the brilliance of autumns colors has been replaced by a new kind of beauty - a silence, a resting. Farmer boy said he guessed I wouldn't be taking many pictures this weekend - HA, there are all kinds of fresh images to capture.

Take this sunrise for instance

or these mushrooms growing on a tree stump

or the new view of the sky through the tree branches

Then of course there is the family fun - with our new atv and a bonfire planned for weiner roasting and marshmallow toasting and s'mores and nieces and uncles and aunts and cousins and dogs and a hike through the woods. All part of a lovely day and evening spent "down at the farm."