Category Archives: Life Stories

Spring Is Coming

Hello everyone! I hope you have all been having a good week so far. Grace and I spotted these beautiful colts foot starting to bloom along the back side of our road.

Also the pretty periwinkle. These two flowers are our first ones to bloom in the spring. We start looking for them mid February. It is a little challenge between Grace and her godparents to see who spots them first. Grace loves to win!!

I also started a jar of fermented carrots yesterday. It has been several years since I made them. I think they look very pretty in the jar.

Grace took this picture the other day of Juicy. I think it is such a good picture of him. Don’t be fooled by his innocent look. He is definitely a mischief maker!

I am not sure what I will be working on today. The sun is shining right now and it is supposed to be warm. It is really muddy though so maybe I will do something inside.

God bless.

Fun Day

Grace and I took the kids to Christiansburg today to do some yarn shopping. You may recall I made Daniel a super hero cape a few months back. So now it is Sam’s turn for me to make him one.

He chose these Caron Latte Cakes and the color is velvet teal. I always said I didn’t want to use this yarn for any project. It is very fuzzy. Of course, that would be the very yarn he chose.

I have already started it and it isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It is definitely soft, which is what he wanted.

They were on sale at Michael’s, buy one get one half off so I thought it was a good time to get Katie’s yarn as well. Looks like I will have a lot of practice working with this yarn.😏

It was a really fun day and now I have the yarn here to work on in my spare time.

God bless.

Tea Party

Katie and I had a little tea party this evening. It was her turn to come to the farm for some alone time with Mawmaw. Grace has her GED class on Wednesday evenings.

We had so much fun.

Tea party food is her favorite. After we ate, we spent some time organizing seeds. Then we filled up a few of the stackable planters with dirt, getting them ready for seeds. It was a fun evening.

When Daniel was over for his alone time, we worked on learning to embroider. Sam and I played cards. I am so thankful they live close so we can have these special times together.

Enjoy your week and God bless.

Valentine’s Meal and Other Things

Hello everyone! I hope you have all been having a good weekend. We enjoyed a great valentine’s meal yesterday at Jessica’s. Great food and great fellowship. I so love my little family.Look at this awesome picture Dave took of John Luke. He is showing off his muscles. I love it!I have ordered a few seeds in anticipation of spring. It will soon be time to get some early things started. I want to make a stick trellis for the malabar spinach to run on. It is new to me for this year. I am excited to try it.Daniel is learning embroidery. He seems to enjoy doing it.

That’s about it for now. God bless.

Happenings

Hello everyone! I hope you have all had a good week.

I wanted to show you all this awesome stackable planter I got at Dollar Tree. I first saw one of these a few years back on someone’s blog. I really like them. I am thinking I will put herbs in mine.

Another thing I have been doing is making bread. I hadn’t made bread in a few years. It feels good to make it again.

I am still crocheting. It seems to be a good pass time for me. Keeps my hands busy, which I like.

An update on the fridge disaster from the other morning. Dave came over yesterday and turned the water completely off to the ice maker. We plugged the fridge back up and it is working great. So no ice but that’s ok!

Look at these cute house shoes Retia got for Grace. Grace loves turtle stuff so these are perfect.

Speaking of Grace she took the plastic wrap off her tattoo last night and it looks great!

I guess that’s all for now. I hope you all have a great week.

God bless.

Grace’s Tattoo

When I asked Grace what she wanted for her 20th birthday, she told me she wanted to get a tattoo.  There is a tattoo parlor in Floyd that does excellent work. Grace drew the design herself.

Grace LOVES crows. They have always been her favorite bird. Maybe because we have so many of them here on the farm.

So far it has healed nicely and hasn’t been too painful. 

God bless.

A Busy Morning

Good morning everyone! I am enjoying a nice cup of tea after a very busy morning. Before I tell you about my morning, let me tell you about my tea. One of my Christmas gifts from Jessica was a monthly tea subscription from Plum Deluxe Tea. I love it! All the teas I have tried so far are delicious.

Now on to my morning. I woke up this morning to go to the bathroom about 5. I start walking down the stairs and I hear water running. I think “OH NO”. I step in the laundry room and water is pouring out from the ice dispenser of the fridge. Everything in that room is soaked. I turned the water off to the freezer and started checking everything. Praise God most of the meat in that freezer hadn’t started to thaw yet. I only have one grocery bag to cook or can. I put all the rest of the meat in the big freezer and all the fridge stuff in the another fridge, unplugged the fridge and poured me a cup of coffee. I decided the rest of the clean up could wait until after coffee.🤪😜🤪

So it is all cleaned up now. I suppose I will have to find a repurpose for the fridge. It has really been a good one. It is an Kenmore brand, at least 25 years old, so no complaints. As of now, I am thinking to move it out to one of the old buildings and using it to store small tools in. I’m not sure yet.

That’s all for now. I hope you have an good week. God bless.

Seed Catalogs

My collection of seed catalogs for the year 2020.

I love seed catalogs. To me, they are a perfect way to spent long winter days. I received these in December but I have waited until January to start looking at them.

Things are really busy in December and I like to wait until after the Christmas rush to start looking at them.

I hope everyone has a good weekend and God bless.