Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy New Year





I found this treasure in a second hand shop in Doylestown, PA last fall.


I have big plans for it involving the roof of a small add on to the barn.
And then,


I await my three sheep.


Friday, February 13, 2015

River Hill Distillery

Just a few miles from our farmhome,
down a proverbial dirt road,
there lies a still.


Where barley and corn become bourbon and whisky.


Fred and Amy, whose family has been farming their land for over 200 years, took us behind the scenes to show us how it's done.





Fascinating.


We met a few more neighbors and enjoyed the lively conversation and laughter.
Especially when Fred noted:

I am the only legal still in the county,
but dang sure ain't the biggest.




Saturday, February 7, 2015

And Then There Was the Sunset

Which was just as amazing as this morning's sunrise.
 

Perfect spectacular bookends.
 
But it is the in-between that counts.
 
Just an ordinary day filled with ordinary moments.
 
 Chicken stock making.
Yard tidying, A little spinning. A little knitting.
 
On it's way to becoming a spring sock.
 
A walk along the creek with my mother.
 
Ma loves the ducks.
 
A brief visit to an art gallery.
Practicing Asian cookery for the upcoming Chinese New Year.
 {it's a very special 'Year Of'...we I will be celebrating in earnest}
 
 
Capped of with a little ride on the Harley thanks to that beautiful sun warming things up just enough to do so on a February day.
Hope you had some moments of contentment as well,
~Joan
 
 
 
 
 
 


Happy Saturday

 
 
 
 
I think it just may be a spectacular day.


Monday, February 2, 2015

Life is a balancing act for sure.

With the parent's permission, the training wheels came off the bicycle.
{the dirt bike is next!}

Good thing there is always help when we need it....


...and a little teamwork to get things done.


Now, if I could only figure out a way to balance all my Have To's to create better moments for my
Want To's.





Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sparkle

I don't possess  the camera skills necessary to capture sparkle.
At least not the beautiful sparkle of this morning's snow.
My rosemary looked as if someone had sprinkled glitter on it. Pity is doesn't show.

A newly engaged couple's sparkle...
My Andy and his Kathleen

That I can do.