Farmgirl School

"It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life." -Tolkien

baby and dollar

We went and visited our friends, Lisa, Lance, Brandon, and Brett, on their homestead.  Maryjane is such a little animal lover and horse whisperer already.  Her friend, Tuvia (Lisa and Lance’s grandson) was there to play with her and together they visited with cows, chickens, horses, and dogs.  A farm girl in the works!

barn yard

The aftermath of the cold was sobering but not surprising.  Everything in the cold frame was gone.  I just received this cold frame as a barter for a class so I am still new to it.  Should I have packed it with straw?  Covered it with a blanket?  Brought everything in?


The bees activity couldn’t help but remind me of Monty Python’s “The Holy Grail”.  “Bring out your dead…” kept ringing in my mind as the bees studiously brought out dozens of dead bees, one still moving.  “I’m not dead yet!”


We went to a lovely birthday celebration for my future son-in-law and Maryjane’s daddy, Bret.  It was his 18th birthday.  This young man is just wonderful.  He is a devoted partner to my youngest daughter, Emily, and a doting father, who I rather fear is going to spoil that little girl rotten (if Grammie and Papa don’t beat him to it!).  He is finishing high school and going to college full time to be a diesel mechanic.  Very proud of the family they have become.  It was fun getting together with his rather large family at a nice restaurant and celebrating.

Doug and Bret

Doug and Bret

Bret and Maryjane

Bret and Maryjane

Me and Emily

Me and Emily

Lots of family

Lots of family

Bret's brother, Bailey and I try out taking a selfie.

Bret’s brother, Bailey and I try to take a selfie.

My girls

My girls

Cutie petutie.

Cutie petutie.

Outdoors temperatures have rose to the thirties and forties and it feels like a heat wave!  I sat outside for a moment with my face to the sun taking in the warmth and the light.  I love the sun.  The animals are cuddling together to keep the warmth and all is well and peaceful at our little farm.



I hope this finds you, dear reader, safe and warm and healthy in your own homestead.  And with less than a week before Thanksgiving, I ought to turn off the Christmas music, and start preparing for the Thanksgiving meal.  I am blessed to have friends and a few of the kids joining us this year.  We all have much to be thankful for.

What are you thankful for?


6 thoughts on “Photo Glimpse of Farm, Family, Life

  1. juliepullum says:

    We don’t have Thanksgiving but I am very tankful for my family, my home, my completely mad mum, the dogs and chickens, my garden and the technology which allows me to share your home, family and wonderful animals, thank you

    1. juliepullum says:

      Definitely should have read… Thankful! Whoops!

  2. Lilla says:

    This heat wave has been fabulous, after the arctic blast we had last week! I am thankful that we connected, and that you will be participating in our upcoming craft show on Dec. 13. I love your blog! See you soon…

    1. Farmgirl says:

      Yes, glad we all made it through!

  3. Bill says:

    Our temps climbed above freezing yesterday and it seemed like a heatwave here too!

    I smiled at the Monty Python reference (although it saddens me to lose a single bee before her time). It’s a great comparison that I’d never thought of before.

    1. Farmgirl says:

      Hopefully the girls are keeping warm. I missed the boat harvesting more honey so they have lots for the winter!

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