Friday, June 29, 2012

Some Like it Hot

See the hammock between the two trees?

I'm there.

With a special version of lemonade.
Happy Friday.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Waves of Grain

Well, if a 12X40 plot can be considered Waves.

I can't do a Sheep to Shawl project just yet...the barnyard is still empty (someday, someday), so the next best thing is Seed to Bread.

I have planted both Kamut and Spring Hard Red Wheat just as a test.

Both are thriving.


I am getting excited to have my own flour to bake with.

Next up, the purchase of a grain mill.
I had no idea there would be so many choices.
Perhaps you bloggers have some suggestions.


Sharing with

Homestead Revival's Barn Hop


Enjoying the party with Nancy and Lisa at

Rural Thursday Blog Hop

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Good Morning

These are for you.

Happy Sunday. I hope your day is bright and beautiful,
Ans sending Love to Leontien

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fiber Arts Friday

Just a wee bit of time for knitting lately.

{yes, it's a tease photo...stay tuned}

But it's nice to have a little yarn help.

I did manage to finish my Kate's tunic in time for her return to Monterey. 
{ which is coming up way too soon}

{The pattern is from the Cocoon Collection as is the yarn}

And..perhaps the age of 1 is just a bit too young to learn to use a spindle.


Linking with Fiber Arts Friday

Monday, June 18, 2012

Can you just imagine the life inside this barn when it was in it's prime?

[ Doylestown, PA.]

Sharing with all the fun folks at
Barn Charm

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sometimes it's good to have the courage to stand out from the crowd.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Have you ever read 'Little Women'?

....I have set up a post office office in the hedge in the lower corner of the garden...
...I've stopped up the door, and made the roof open, so it will hold all sorts of things, and save our valuable time. Letters, manuscripts, books and bundles can be passed in there...
~ Louisa May Alcott

My Kate reminded me of the passage from her favorite book as a child. When she was around 5 years old, I spent six months reading a few pages at a time to her during our quiet moments in the afternoons while the babe of the time, my Andy, napped.
Upon arriving at the farm last week with her sons and seeing our work-in-progress playhouse, Kate said right away that we needed mailboxes... to pass letters and bundles and all sorts of things back and forth from the playhouse and the farm house.
Naturally, the grandsons and I went in search of some mail box making material.
Behind the barn, in the lean-to shed, Papa Fritz had stored a couple of bird feeders saved from felled trees.
Perfect. The roof on each even opens.

~ My a 7 year old in front of the Orchard House, the Alcott Family House Museum~

Hope you have a very Lovely Day,
~ Joan

Thursday, June 7, 2012

My garden helper is back,

{I'm not ready for the onslaught of zucchini yet}

with an apprentice.

 {good job staying between the rows!}

{rocks must taste as good as the veggies}

That is when he wasn't helping a certain Papa. 

After a hard day of rock pile playing, hammock flipping, playhouse pretending, bath time splashing, and a little front porch fun...

which included a special little cocktail for Marme, 

{wine infused with lemon, mint and lavender }

and a bit of contemplation time with Papa, 

we are all ready for a good nights sleep.

I hope your day was as good as mine,
Much Love,

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

No time for sleeping.

We have been up to no good.
 Doing what Marmes and Papas do best.

Ignoring all the Rules.

Like eating cookie dough.

And rocking Babes to sleep.