Monday, April 26, 2010

4 a.m.

We have been so busy lately with custom orders. It's a great "problem" to have though it is causing me some anxiety! Thus the early morning hour...seems to be the best time to pump out the work. Here's my latest creation which is really a great promise!
Jer. 29:11

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Planting seeds

I truly wish I was a better gardener because I LOVE flowers.  I have many ideas in my head of what I would like my yard to look like, but the reality is, anything that goes in my yard better be hardy and self-sufficient because it's not going to get much assistance from me.  This past Christmas my mother-in-law gave me an abundance of seeds to today was the day!  It was absolutely beautiful, the perfect weather for gardening and there aren't any bugs yet!  I had many seeds to plant, so I am posting this in hopes that a few a those little guys will become the flowers of tomorrow. --Jan

Saturday, April 17, 2010

First day of actual spring

I'm exhausted.  I don't know if we were actually crazy or just dumb but we decided, in a heartbeat, to buy 5 acres out in the Pacific NW last September.  We were moving closer to family and had looked at a bazillion cookie cutter houses.  We didn't actually look inside this one...just did a drive by.  But, of all things, it had an adorable red barn.  It haunted my dreams until we made an offer...never having seen the inside in person, only through snapshots my sister took.  It's great, don't get me wrong.  I LOVE waking up to the gorgeous view of the mountains and the alfalfa all greening up.  I love seeing deer and hearing bird calls I've never heard before in my life. I love my extremely friendly neighbors and being able to feed the neighbors horses their daily carrots. What I don't like is the prairie grass that takes over every piece of unclaimed soil and, that, my friend, is why I am tired.  I spent a good chunk of the day, in between processing orders and scrubbing my kitchen floor, digging up the prairie grass.  Such is the life of a home business mom/"farm" owner!  Would I trade the weeds for having winter show up again - not on your life!