This morning the only goal I had for this space was to clean it up. I wish I would have taken a before shot too. My husband looked over my shoulder as I was writing this and said "You know honey if I couldn't turn around and look I wouldn't think it was my house." I had to chuckle because I felt the same way. It has been overflowing with the boys' toys and books for weeks. I have a habit of moving things from one pile to the next, starting a project and leaving it half done for months or in some cases years...I have been working on changing my ways so today I hauled everything out, cleaned, and then started hauling stuff back in. I raided other rooms, the barn where mom and I have been stashing the things we have collected this summer. On the hunt for things to fill my space...this was the result and I love it :) I'm looking forward to adding to it here and there. I want to make the rug for in here, something I can do with my mom, and soon! This is a old house and winter is around the corner. I'm looking forward to sitting in my old broken down chair with a cup of coffee, a knitting project or curled up with my blanket and a good book...
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Living on a farm teaches so many life lessons...many of which I didn't appreciate at the time. Character building jobs my parents called them. Now that I have 2 boys of my own I'm beginning to understand that they were meant to teach me something. We spent the morning working at grandma's. It's time to rotate pastures so that means it's time to do some flock maintenance. I think I got a pop quiz on a lambs fleece this morning from mom, pretty sure I passed :) Papa got things ready. Mason kept track of who we had already done. Alex, Mom and I started catching sheep. And Elliot kept us company. That went so well we just kept on working. We moved feeders, fence, and waged war with the bull thistles. Its hard, hot, stinky, sweaty work and I loved every minute of it. When we were done we had lunch in the shade. A good day. I always feel better after a day of working on the farm, things just seem to settle in my mind as I work. I still have the same uncertainties for the future, but tonight I feel a little bit stronger. God is faithful in what he promises us and I just needed to be reminded of that.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
I was so sure that once I got my blog set up things would be easy from that point, the words would just flow with beautiful pictures to go along, I would be funny & interesting. I thought aha! this is it, a journal that I will keep up because it's going to be so easy....ha ha....I'm finding that this blog business is much easier when you are just posting in your head :) I'm not giving up yet, but I have decided sitting here waiting for something witty to appear on the screen isn't the way to go. So I'm off to enjoy a large bowl of popcorn and a favorite movie.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
The absolute joy of my life and the cause of the grey hairs I have recently started to notice...Mason(7) & Elliot(3). I took this picture of them yesterday afternoon, they are playing in the box our new fridge came in...kept them entertained long enough for me to get my blog started :)