My daughter, Shyanne, is the queen of Halloween. She drives an old, lifted Jeep Cherokee with a life sized skeleton named Victor in the front seat all year. When Shyanne invited me to her Halloween day with my other daughter … Continue reading A Frightfully Fun Halloween Party for Any Age
I walked to the mailbox and found inside a letter. It was from my dear friend, Pat, who sent us a Halloween greeting. I love her poems and wanted to share it with you! It’s Halloween It’s Halloween! It’s Halloween! … Continue reading It’s Halloween!
Decorating for the season is one of the great delights of the year for me. I adore the fresh greenery and candlelight, the crooked tree (and when you think you have enough lights on the tree, add one more strand), … Continue reading Simple Christmas Decor
We’ll be getting a homestead soon. Farmgirl school isn’t done. In fact, it may be just getting revved up. We have really been enjoying our summer. We can’t remember the last time we had weekends and so much time in the summer sun to play and restore. We’ll be soaking up every last bit of this season and saving it to memory. Hope all of you reading this are having a relaxing, inspiring, and sunny summer. Keep the good times rolling! Continue reading Lazy Days of Summer (a new experience for these farmers)
Lughnasadh (loon-ah-sah) is one of the Gaelic harvest festivals of old. The word is from old Irish text and is a Pagan holiday celebrating the first of the harvests. A harvest festival is always a welcome holiday in this farmgirl’s mind! Tonight is also a full moon and I can just imagine my grandmothers of old times dancing under the moon celebrating the harvest of grains and other summer bounties. I study all religions and see the similarities in all of them, the same God with different names, the same holidays, many customs “borrowed” by other faiths, and the joy … Continue reading Lughnasadh and the County Fair
Time to stop and smell the flowers. Doug snapped these beautiful photos yesterday. Beautiful evening. In our hectic society we are taught to go, go, go! The more one can get done, the better. But the whole reason behind taking … Continue reading Taking a Day of Rest