Sunday, August 18, 2019

Sunday, August 11, 2019

door to my heart 🌻

We don't plant sunflowers.
The birds do.
Weekly our goats get sunflowers to keep their coats healthy.
Each winter the birds get sunflowers.

And our sweet bird friends plant them here & there.
Like at the entry to our potting shed.

πŸ’šπŸŒ»πŸ’š




Thursday, August 8, 2019

the road home



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Saturday, August 3, 2019

just because...


Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there
Artwork by Jamie Heiden

The birds left our cottonwood with such a "whoosh", it made me look up.
♥️



Sunday, July 28, 2019

gathering


We took a long overdue antiquing trip into MN on Saturday.

Found some things to sell:

Found some things to keep:
Wooden child's shoes & Xmas book

#11 pie bird with box for my collection

Vintage tin train house

Handmade lace


Little box & juror pin

Bird print under whicker tray

♥️



Saturday, July 20, 2019

forward

We now clearly see a finish line...one marked with a floral banner
announcing that "a wedding is about a year away!" and the other stating a
career end date for both Dave and I (that one a tad further out, but still less
than 4 years).

So, we are getting all our ducks πŸ¦† in a row, with a "touch each room", organize
that, get our life in the best order possible in these months ahead.  This has included
clearing out the barn, contracting for some inside work, making lists, and pulling
out the paint chips.

Our beloved 1857 home





Friday, July 19, 2019

all in a row

along our summer kitchen

lives a family of sunflowers 

they are a happy group

🌻





Sunday, July 14, 2019

Sunday, July 7, 2019

done


So, I learned a few lessons this July:
1.  Setting up a Barn Sale may be just too much for a semi-perfectionist.
2. Working the next day at the Hixton Antique Mall might not have been a good idea.
3.  Dave is a trooper.

Our July 2019 Barn Sale is in the books, our thanks to those able to attend.
We gave away a lot of stuff, took a load to Hixton, and will be listing a few items.

The hayloft is well on its way to cleared out.  
Dave & I are exhausted. 

πŸ’š

Saturday, June 22, 2019

doing dishes

I have always followed this individual path...sometimes parallel to the road, sometimes right through the field.  So, when we were married almost 40 years ago, we wanted to invest in a set of china, but knew ours would be anything but typical. We purchased our dishes, one plate at a time and use them as our everyday dishes.  How fitting that we chose Noritake, "Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady", with country sketches and prose to match by Edith Holden.




I also have this thing for vintage blue bird dishes, somewhat rare to find.  So imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon the third creamer to the right for a couple bucks at a thrift sale this past week. 



Birds 🐦 and country charm on china.  Bliss. 




Friday, June 7, 2019

morning on the farm

sweet lily of the valley

Daisy in the window

north side of our 1857 home

πŸ’™

Monday, June 3, 2019

birthdays are bittersweet


Today is for missing.
Sisters always...
xxoo






Sunday, May 26, 2019

🍎


Our little orchard is in bloom!
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

apple blossom time


apple blossoms whisper, "soon".
♥️



Saturday, May 18, 2019

happy tears


We will have a wedding in our barn in the autumn of 2020.
We are in the "fluff & buff" phase of readiness, appreciating the 
extra time to get things perfect.

Lately, when I open the exterior door to the hayloft and 
reveal the "take your breath away" beauty of that space, 
I get teary eyed.

We feel so honored to have this farm be part of 
Ian & Emma's special day.
Our cup truly runneth over.

And, I found something special to wear...fits a country wedding
pretty well too.  Sneak peak above.
πŸ’™

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