Life on an 1857 Farm in Wisconsin.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
sometimes I feel like an old goat....
And then just when I make that analogy, I arrive home to
our little herd of goats...and Ralphie barrels across the
pasture to me. He kicks up his heals as if the world is only
delight...and he begs a treat as only his little goatness can.
And I am reminded that old goats are sweet & good & kind.
Maybe feeling just a tad like an old goat is a good thing!
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Dave & I traveled to our first flea market of the year on
Saturday....I was thrilled to be on the hunt for farm related
items. When I spotted this cow, I about "moo-d". You
often see these hung on the side of old barns, and I
have always admired their folk art charm.
We were tickled to drive home with Bessie in our backseat!
Friday, April 10, 2015
Sometimes no words are even needed.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
happy bunny day
Sending many wishes your way for a lovely Easter!
From my Easter box collection...I do marvel at their charm!
The one above held 120 rabbits!
Love vintage postcards too!
Have a joyous holiday!
Thursday, April 2, 2015
charm is charm & sweet is sweet
I often think how it might be so much easier to not have all
my sweet holiday & seasonal collections...to not add & change
my home's feel multiple times a year. I think that I should pick
a number ~~ say 10, and then only have that many items for
And then I look about, at all my dear, sweet, charmers
that join me at different times of the year...how I would
miss them all.
So, instead I think about converting the space over our
summer kitchen into storage for all my dear hearts. This
space was once a home for hired workers on this farm...
now it is insulated and empty and closed. What if I added
open shelves and could "shop" my own vintage collection?
What if I didn't have to pack & put away. What if all my
littles simply lived in their own room at the top of the stairs,
waiting for their turn to rotate into the farm's other rooms?
Then my mom's floral teapot and adorable sugar & creamer
would have their turn. And ducks, frogs & bunnies galore
would not have a number, just a continued space in this
heart of mine. I like that idea so much better....because,
truly, in the land of Kari ~~ more is indeed more. And sweet
is sweet....and charm is charm.