Sunday, August 26, 2012


The chipmunk I saw on our walk that had a giant mushroom in his mouth. He was so proud of himself. Makes me smile every time I think of the look on his face. : )

I am so grateful that my husband has been coming home early and spending evenings with the family. Makes such a difference all the way around.

Zuchinni, yellow squash, basil, peas, arugula, chard, and tomatoes from the garden. I love this time of year.

Our first blueberries!!

Baby girl gettin around so fast I finally had to buy baby gates. Oh yeah!

Jewelry sales and sweet comments from customers.

Baby kisses. Yep. Again. Still good!

Nice walks with my Mom and Baby girl.

Giving my dog a proper bath (soap on a rope). Finally!!! She was quite overdue....

Sharing blackberries with M.

Sunflowers viewed from the outside bath.

Good talks with good friends.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Gratitude Sunday

I am joining my friends and my favorite blogs in posting what I have been grateful for over the last week.
(okay I missed a week, but I was still grateful!!); )

Several times over the last week I have looked up to see a myriad of dragonflies circling Melody and I on our walks. Ten to twenty of them at a time! Amazing!

I took Melody to the Caspar Headlands to clear my head and she was so excited in the pack in the morning air that she kept taking my face in both hands, laying a big kiss on me and flapping her little arms.

I am grateful that my body is getting stronger so that I can rise to the challenge of carrying my 25 pound baby that isn't mobile yet. I glanced in the mirror as I picked her up the other day and I was looking buff!!! lol!

Heart to heart talks with my Mom.

My Dad making it back from his two week long trip. I always feel better when I see the smoke coming out of his shop chimney next door.

I have started eating a salad a day. Fresh greens are coming in from the garden. Feels right.

A couple of times this last week Melody has fallen asleep early and I have been able to go outside in the evening light and get a few things done. I brushed the ponies, stacked some wood, watered the garden. Very very nice!

Star sawed up some wood on the back corner of the property. I am so glad he did that so I can start moving it over, splitting it and stacking it. I am sweating the firewood thing this year. I am a crazed squirrel. My ponies have already started shedding their summer coats and I am worried about a long winter. I have two rows split and stacked and I have at least four more rows to go. A little bit a day adds up and never has there been a better illustration of that theory than my firewood shed! I refuse to grovel in late spring for dry firewood! Ugh!

I love that Melody is such a bookworm. That's my girl!

Remembering to take deep breaths.

Time spent with my Sister this week.

My Dear pony's love for my baby. He will rest his nose on the stroller and close his eyes. He is so wonderful. I cherish every single day spent in his presence. I am so very thankful we still get to be together. He has been with me through thick and thin. I am forever his little girl.

The Osprey's that call to each other in the sky above my cabin. I guess you could say I have an affinity for them for whenever I hear their call I stop what I am doing till I can spy them in the sky. Never fails to leave me feeling blessed. They are such beautiful birds.

Sunday, July 15, 2012


I am happily joining some of my friends and fellow bloggers as I express what I have been grateful for in the previous week.

The pelican that flew right over me in the mist.

Melody is starting to point to things.

My Mom helping me so I could take a shower and get a few things done.

My husband coming home early on Sat. night.

The queen anne's lace blooming on the road.

The seasons first ripe blackberries and huckleberries (just a few!).

Time spent with nurturing Mamas and babies.

The sunshine.

Giggles in the bath with my baby.

The cat when she decides she is my hot water bottle. : )

The validating jewelry customers that bought stuff and showered me with love.

Pony noses kissing baby noses.

Music class starting again. Makes for happy baby and long naps.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Here goes nothing,..

Do I really want to do this? Do I really want to step into these deep waters of this crazy time we live in? After all I have been known to say " This person was talking about their Blackberry and I started to give them my jam recipe". A strange time indeed. Soooo why am I doing this? I have, of late, been inspired by other beautiful people that have shared skills and insight that bring us closer to natural living on this earth. Ironic huh,..the idea of using technology to share ideas for moving away from technology.

I have always thought I was born in the wrong time. I love to turn off the electricity and light oil lamps. I love to garden, can jams, ride horses, hand make things. 

Since I was a little girl I have always kept a journal. In fact I have stacks and stacks of them at this point. It has always been a companion to me and helped me figure out my thoughts. I always feel less lonely when I write in it. But in this venue,..the beauty you find in life can be shared. What's wrong with that?

Now I just have to figure out how this ding dang darn thing works. This will be a good lesson in stretching my capabilities.