Thursday, June 5, 2014

knitting and reading

I started my first knitting project for little one.  A baby sack in Kalinka Malinka from Peace Fleece.  It's an earthy blue, though in the picture it looks quite deep.  I have such a hard time focusing on reading when I'm pregnant.  So I just read little bits out of several favorites that I've read before (except for the artisan bread book) it is new to me introduced to me by a friend.  I'm appreciating it's quick bread recipes.


a few of my favorite things...

puddle feet
baby kisses
this window
colored pencils
not pictured...
quite moments with hubby in the morning
fruit smoothies
waking up in my bed
chocolate covered pretzels
lunch dates



Watch out when it's feeding time...the pigs come a runnin and you'd better not be in the way.  There's lots of squealing and snorting going on!  I thing Opal thinks she's a pig...she hangs around them all day and when it's feeding time, she comes running like one of them.  The piglets are getting big and mamma sal is ready to breed again. 
here's our little Sapphire getting so big!  She is running and playing and doing all kinds of tricks.  We have caught her a couple of times standing on the pigs when they were sleeping.


garden 6/5/2014

pink azalea bush
tomatoes and peppers doing well in their raised bed
second story of potato boxes added
zucchini, squash, cucumbers
green beans
black berries
rhubarb (when chickens leave it alone)(it actually gets big)
zinnias planted by the house (caged off from little people and dog)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

tid bits

memorial day picnic at the fire station
yarn/wool order
needle felting
I super enjoy this spot, but just get to living so much of the norm that I don't really have much to share.  Today is one of those days where the mundane has caught up to me.  I'm feeling biggish and slightly uncomfortable these days, making it hard to want to do much active activity.  I love life and am so grateful for my life.  I look all around me and there are not enough words to say how thankful I am to be able to live this life.  Selling the shop and being able to come back home has been huge for my family.  But I didn't just come back home as it was before, I came home with a great focus.   Owning a store for 6 months made me realize so much and how truly important our lives are, and oddly enough realized that so many things that intimidated me before I can all the sudden accomplish.  So pretty much I have been making from scratch our food, knitting, teaching the children their lessons among other art projects, gardening, and just keeping up with the dailies.   
Oh did I forget to mention...I sold Raggle Taggle!


Fourth of July 2010

Forth of July 2011

Forth of July 2012