Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Sunday, November 13, 2016

to hibernate

There are four distinct seasons in Wisconsin...
we now prepare for one of the hardest.
But, there is a part of me ready to hunker down, to be forced inside...
to hibernate.

Thursday, November 10, 2016


                     There is still beauty all around us!  

Sunday, November 6, 2016

my dear hearts

I sit here typing, kitten in my lap...my dear Lucy.
I have learned that our farm would be empty if there
were not dear sweet furry souls that shared it with us.

We buried one of our dearest hearts on Friday...our 
Taffy goat.  She called Meadowview Farm home for 
almost 10 years (a long life for a goat).  When we 
brought her home, we promised to make her life a 
happy life.  We promised to care for her.  In turn, we 
received such love back.  So, tears for a soft white 
sweet girl goat.  May her memory be for a blessing.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Squirrel Away Savings

   Stop over to my booth at the Hixton Schoolhouse Antique
      Mall for a 30% off sale (includes items marked firm)!
   The sale ends at the close of business on Friday, Nov. 4th!
      Sale extended through 
       Friday, November 11!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


I take pet ownership seriously.  We care for & love our
animals...investing in their well being.  So when an older stray
black cat started appearing in the barn, I was not too pleased.
Would he fight with my cats?  Would he bring illness?  

Dave called him "Midnight" - it stuck.  And over time, he stuck too.

Midnight found the stairs to our hayloft a safe place to watch from, 
and eventually join in the evening meal from...with his own dish on
the upper most step.  Over time, I coaxed him down to a lower step
to pet him.  He was an older boy...rough around the edges, wide at
the face, scarred.  After a meal, he would lay on his back, just barely on the
stair and reach out with his paw.  I learned to not worry about him
biting or scratching.  But he was a fighter, no doubt...just not in the solace 
of the barn that had slowly become home to him.

For over a year, Midnight joined our cat family in the barn...often running
across the soy bean field when my blue car turned into the driveway.
Eventually he joined the other barn cats, rubbing against my legs as a form of
socialization, and maybe a gentle thanks.  

Midnight now takes his own place in the chapters of this farm, and in the 
memory of this old heart.  He taught me not to judge too quickly.  
I still watch for him across the soy...and suspect I always will.

Friday, October 21, 2016


           Sale through November 4th in my booth at the
                    Hixton Schoolhouse Antique Mall!

Friday, October 14, 2016

lessons learned on a farm

So, here are some things I've learned at our farm:
  • A good pair of boots are essential
  • Hay is not the same as straw
  • Walking out to the barn can ease your mind
  • Pigeons love silos
  • The sky just seems larger
  • And the life of a barn cat is measured in months, not years....
Farewell Sweetie -- we will miss your dear purr.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

a bittersweet season

            little bits of orange...

             greens to browns to russet tones

           and a jack-o-lantern here & there

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

she rises

I have learned that courage can be found in the quietest of places.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  
I will wear my pink with pride too.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Welcome sweet Autumn!

She arrived while we slept.  Quietly falling into our morning as if 
she had been there always.  I had felt her presence in the dark clouds the eve 
before...and looked to the sky with awe.  I woke early to greet her.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sunday, September 4, 2016

bits of early autumn

ever so quietly, fall begins to arrive at Meadowview Farm...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

kitty love

Daisy, Lucy, Hope, Chestnut, Luna, Pearl, Sawyer, Chippewa,
Sable, Sweetie & Midnight.  Kittens at Meadowview Farm.

I will take a sweet purr any & every day as I count my kitten
blessings.  Little soft noses.  Gentle little souls.

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