Thursday, December 7, 2017

Empty Laps

This is one loved man. If he sits for more than a few minutes someone is on him. He does not mind at all. I am so grateful to have him in our lives.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Fresh Homemade Bread

All summer I make fresh bread to sell at the farmers market. I enjoy making the bread, I love the smell of it. I love grinding the wheat. For some reason once Farmer’s Market is over I go into vacation mode and stop baking. 

Last week I made bread for a friend. I made one load extra for my family. Then I saw my baby girl staring at the bread.  I then realized that vacation is over and my blessings need homemade bread. I normally bake 8 loaves at a time. I know that one loaf will be eaten fresh out of the oven. Another two or three in the next few days. 

This week I realized that winter is the best time to bake and warm the house. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Rescue Cats

When you live on a small farm you must have a cat or ten. We choose three. All of our animals our rescues. We have Stinky (the yellow one) who came to us from a friend who could no longer keep him. Then we have two shelter cats that came to us last month. I am so grateful to those who volunteer at the shelter. These are the sweetest cats ever.  I encourage you to always look at your shelters for your new pets. 


Turkey Legs

love sharing how we save money feeding our big family. One of my favorite tricks is buying things like turkey and hams during the holidays and saving them for a everyday meal. This week we found turkey legs on sale for .99 cents a pound. One leg will feed two people. The boys can even pretend they are eating dinosaur legs. 

How do you keep stocked up when feeding a large family? 


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Fresh Haircuts

These two have fresh hair cuts and fresh smiles. I love when I can take out just a couple of my blessings.  

Volleyball Time 

I am so grateful for my dear friend Bobbie who took these pictures of my girls.  We are super excited about this volleyball season, 


Holy Bath Bombs

I had to take a moment and share with you this amazing new bath bomb stand.

I just love it. We are gearing up for all of our fall shows. I can’t wait to share the rest of the display. 


No More Co-Sleeping

It has been a wonderful four years. After four years my baby boy has decided he can sleep on his own in his own bed. He has all his amimals (animals). His only concern is that I do not have a amimal of my own to sleep with. I reminded him that I have daddy but he still wants me to have a amimal. 

  Why do they have to grow up so fast? So for now I will check in on him and his amimals and then wait for my morning snuggles. 


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Feeding in Privacy 

I posted these pictures on Facebook and was bashed so now I ask you.  What do you think about these pods? I think in theory they are a great idea. But a box, seriously who wants to be seen walking into a box. This is a hospital with 9 floors. Surely they can come up with a more comfortable place. This pod was on the ground floor right when you walk into the building. 

It honestly makes me sad that women would feel like they need to set in a box to nurse. I understand how it would be nice if you could have a place so your toddler does not run away while you feed the baby. But a box, I am not understanding how that could make you feel better.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

My Best Helper

Grace helps me at my events. I have said many times I think it is only for the fun food. 


Saturday, September 30, 2017

No Mama

No momma I did not play in the dirt. No I was not throwing the dirt so it got in my hair and in my ears. 

Even after looking in the mirror at his face he still assures me that he was not playing in the dirt.

I love having boys. 

Friday, September 29, 2017

Summer Markets

Our summer markets have started. I am not going to lie, we are tired.  But it is going well and I love meeting all the new people. 

We are working on new products all the time. 


The chiro says to stretch his back. I don't think the chiro realizes that laying in the floor is not easy to do at our house. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Working Hard

I am so proud of my girls. They have worked so hard to raise money for camp this year. 

I am so grateful for friends who hired them to work on there farms so they could pay for camp on there own. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

It's a Family Business 

Jason saw my new book and asked to read it. Maybe he can teach me a few things about how to sell things properly.


Sunday, September 24, 2017

Finding the Rocks

Have you heard about this new game. You paint rocks and then hide them around town for others to find. 

I love this because the kids are moving around and being creative. 

We were setting up for VBS when Jason found on in the parking lot. I love this. So I guess next week we will be painting rocks. 


Friday, September 22, 2017

He is not a Lunch Buffet 

Dear bugs, this is my baby boy, please stop thinking he is available for lunch. 

Luckily mommy has some soothing oils that take away the itch and pain. 


Thursday, September 21, 2017

No More Dirty Nails

Sometimes they get so dirty that even a bath leaves them with dirty fingernails.  Tonight they were wild and needed to relax before bed. So I put them in the hot tub. And since I needed a thirty minute break this works. I got to set and watch them play in the hot tub. 

  Here is my safety soap box: we have eight locks on our hot tub and we keep our kid pool on our wrap around porch. I do this because of the pool is in the back yard then I would not allow them in the yard unless I was there. With the pool on the porch I can sit on my swing and relax. Please be safe with water and kids. 


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Getting Ready for Fall

Farmer's market only has another month left.  I have to admit that I will miss this time. We have been working on restocking for our winter shows and Christmas gifts. I can't wait to share more with you. 


Monday, September 18, 2017

A New Playground 

I think playgrounds were made to give mothers anxiety attacks. How many different ways can they hang upside down. Honestly it is worth the anxiety to hear the laughter and see them playing with friends. 

Our town just opened a new playground. It has to be one of the best I have seen. It is full of things to climb on and explore.


Captain Mowatt's

Recently I visited Maine, when you visit some where you have to bring your spouse home something. On one of the tours we did we heard about this sauce. So of course I chose to bring it home. 

I love my husband because he is just plain ridiculous some times. First he put a tooth pick in the jar to taste the flavor. He decided it was not too hot. So he poured almost a half a bottle over his shrimp. When he was pouring it out a pepper came out. Of course he threw it in his mouth and chomped away.  That was not his smartest move. A hour later he could still not taste food. 

I love this man but next time I think I will buy him something that is a little tamer.  If I was reviewing this I would tell you that he loved the taste and would buy it again. 


Friday, September 15, 2017

Happy Birthday Baby Boy

This child keeps me on my toes. He makes me laugh everyday. He reminds me how much fun being a mom should be. He loves so deeply and cares so intensely. He loves anything to do with farm equipment and being outside. He loves to dig in the yard and help dad fix things. He may be four but he still prefers to sleep with me and lay on my arm. I love you baby boy and cannot believe you are four years old already. 


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Working Together 

I love this man and how supportive he is in our small business. I love how he encourages me and helps me. I am really going to miss him when he goes back to work in a couple of weeks. We are trying to stock up and get ready for the summer markets. I love all the smells coming from my house. 

Monday, September 4, 2017

No More Up Chuck

No more up chuck. Up chuck is the one thing that I cannot handle. I have known about this product for many years. Sadly I always forgot to order it until it is too late. 

This is a amazing product (no this is not a review), you just sprinkle on the criminal and then sweep it up. No smell, no dirty towels just a broom and a dust pan. 

What is the one thing you cannot handle dealing with?


Our Next Build

Labor Day weekend is all about working on new projects. And when working hard you have to stop for a great meal. All this new construction is very tiring when you are three. 


Oma Comes for a Visit

It was nice to see you this weekend Oma!

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