“Spring Break” is next week and I have an extremely long list of items I want to accomplish. Things like: finish trimming under the oaks, working on my new flower bed, painting the barn and well house doors and give the corral a new coat of metal paint. Fertilize and put down sticker pre-emergent. Put sulfur and bug kill around the foundation of our house. Muck the animal barns, find paint for our old vintage cement water trough and clean all the barns. Well, you cannot blame me for not thinking big!
I was intending for the weather to co-operate. I was hoping for nice sunny days. The weather is still too cool for me and the forecast may involve some rain which I cannot complain about. We shall just have to wait and see what I actually get done. In the meantime I am
patiently (not really) ready for spring to arrive and all the beauty that brings! I am restless and the only cure is for the appearance of spring. I am waiting…
I am ready for an abundance of flowers. Any kind will do. Just bring on spring and flowers and I will be a happy camper!
Glacier National Park/McDonald Lake - Summer 2013 Mentally transporting myself there now for the beauty and tranquility. … [Read More...]
Love this girl against the hills and sky. Such a simple photo, yet I love her silhouette against the blue sky. … [Read More...]
Cowboy and I are on a roll and I could not be happier. We have tackled spring projects early this year with gusto. I think we just may complete our projects before the spring/summer heat moves in. You cannot imagine how the heat and wind wear things out here at the farm. The elements are very harsh so every early spring we must spend time mending, cleaning and organizing. The last few weeks I have … [Read More...]
I really love this large heart shaped rock we found in the pasture. It is definitely a treasure. It is now sitting on patio table where I am enjoying it every single day. I love finding farm "treasures"! … [Read More...]
We have had too much cold weather and nothing sounds better than soup on a cold day. This weekend the weather warmed up and it was beautiful and sunny. I still was hungry for soup! Chicken soup is very easy in the slow cooker. This recipe is just like every chicken soup out there. Not from any recipe and probably a mix of several. Use shortcuts to make this recipe easy! Chicken Soup 1 … [Read More...]
My sweet friend was able to travel to L.A. area a few weeks ago and I don't mind telling you that I might have been just a little jealous. While she was walking on beautiful sand in the warm weather I was sitting here freezing in icy weather. I am now "California Dreaming". This photo will be my life-link to warmer weather and all the wonderful moments I will enjoy once spring arrives. No beach … [Read More...]
Our January has been dark, gloomy and cold. That means I go into hibernation and for the most-part and begin my ritual of spring cleaning inside the house and poor cowboy takes care of everything outside in the cold! With the cold weather comes extra responsibility such as mucking the donkey and goat barns, spreading fresh hay for the animals to snuggle in and feeding extra hay and feed to help … [Read More...]
I am a bad "mama" as I do not think I ever officially introduced our new goats we purchased this last summer. Mr. Brown and Fisher were show goats and we purchased them from the kids who showed them at their local stock show. They grew up together and are the best of friends. They just love everybody which includes us and the other goats and donkeys. They are really cute! They even made it … [Read More...]
In late fall we had a little road work added in an thickly wooded area on our farm. It was an area which has always been thick with vegetation. Cowboy had to venture into this area occasionally to find a lost calf, but for the most-part we were unable to access this area. After the path had been cut I found an entirely new playground filled with a beauty I did not know we had. It is an area thick … [Read More...]
Son #2 and family received a new Christmas kitten. His name is Remy and he is such a sweetheart. He joins Roxy who is one year old. As evidenced by this photo they have become best friends and snuggle buddies! … [Read More...]
A really sweet friend gifted me with this adorable vintage tablecloth. It is adorned with longhorn, boots, guns, campfire, saddle, cowboy, horses and has a cactus border. How cute this will be on our kitchen table? I love vintage items! They help give a home personality. This darling vintage tablecloth will give my little country kitchen a special flair this winter! … [Read More...]