Saturday, June 29, 2013


Welcome To Rainbow Season in Page County.
                              We were graced with an other beauty this afternoon.

Happy Sunday,

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sharing with Friday Fences

Mint Jelly

Just outside the kitchen door, all along the entire back of the farmhouse, grows a mass of invasive mint. Despite my best efforts pulling a bunch up and curtailing it this spring, it still took over the area.
So what's a girl to do?
Sans Green food coloring of course.

 Hope you have the Best of Days,

Friday, June 21, 2013

A Fence for Friday

The fencing at Wisteria Farm and Vineyard is made from the 'scraps' of a lumberyard. Large trees are planked, that is the rounded portions sawed of to make the tree a long square block.
These planks were familiar to us. 
When my children were young we heated our home with a wood stove, Every fall, we would travel to a lumberyard and load up as many bundles of planks as the flatbed could carry.
 Super cheap wood.
Super low energy bills.
Very warm house.
It was a lot of work to cut all those boards down to size to fit in the big black stove. The boys (mostly the oldest) then had to take all that wood down the hill to the edge of the yard and stack it. Every evening and morning a load of planks would have to be wheel barrowed back up the hill and into the house to load up the stove nice and tight.
I believe my children have horrid flashback memories of the task.
It comes up now and then.
I rather like the look of this rustic fence.
I am thinking we might need to revisit a lumberyard.
I just know my adult children will love to help build a fence.
Liking with Friday Fences

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A New Birth

No...not to my Kate...not yet.

But we do have the first calf born on StillNeedsaName Farm under our watch.

A fine looking long legged fella.  No Number Mom is taking great care of him. And keeping a stern watchful eye on me.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Wisteria Farm and Vinyard

A lovely little place, just down the road from our farm.
Complete with a pink roofed barn,

that houses the lawn mowers,
and bug control devises.
We grabbed a bottle of chardonnay from the tasting room,
and went for a walk around the property,
which led to Hawksbill Creek,

and a bit of fun for the grandsons and Uncle Joey.
I think dear daughter might like visiting a winery a bit better in about 2 more months.
We are going to have to relearn to share the little guys when their Daddy arrives back to is family later in the week.
Safe travels Kev!
Yup, a new favorite place.

Linking to Barn Charm

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Monday, June 10, 2013

I Still Love this Place


Even more these days.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Quite True

Happy Sunday

Friday, June 7, 2013

Assistants to the Pastry Chef
Boy aprons required. Clothes optional.

I did it!

Time for a shave

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Sue and Peter arrived with what seemed a suitcase full of gifts from their hometown in England. 
Not just for me, but my family as well
How incredibly thoughtful.
How do I thank a woman who took the time to knit a personalized,  jumpers, as they are called in the UK...for each of my grandsons. Sue even contacted my daughter on the sly to find out the initial of the baby boy in progress.

The greatest gift she brought across the pond?



Monday, June 3, 2013

Look Who's Back

Cullen found his dirt bike.

..and Bennett found the strawberries.


College boy home for the summer. Friends from far away came to visit and grandsons moved back nearby.
 All in a weeks time.
A happy lady I am.