Saturday, January 29, 2011

Saturday Travels

DF and I headed out to store for lunch and then spent some time antiquing today....stopped at our favorite spot to check out what was new....unfortunately we didn't find much

afterward we tried to check out a couple more in the area but they were closed. 

 We headed back home to the local Mercantile

and even though we enjoyed looking, found no treasure to bring home.

We stopped by the church to spend some time praying at the prayer wall that was set up this past Sunday.  The church was encouraged to stop by daily and pray for those that had posted a request.

The day went by quickly, but was definitely enjoyable and it's leftover pizza and a movie.

Oh, we did make one purchase at the favorite antique store, a bargain at $4.99

I see it filled with apples, oranges, nuts, candles, glass ornaments, mini pumpkins, candy.....etc.....etc.......

Living in His grace,

Thursday, January 27, 2011


The weather is a tad warmer today so I took my camera to the barn for morning chores

The goats were most accomodating when asked if I could take their picture.  Of course it could be that they were hoping they would get a horse cookie from me, but alas, my pockets were empty....sorry boys.

This is Mr Knightly leaving the barn and heading to the chicken coop to say good morning to the ladies.  He was banned from the coop several months ago for being overly aggressive with the girls.  Poor girls were nearly featherless and I was ashamed for anyone to go out to the coop to see them.  I am happy to report they have now recovered and are beautiful. I will need to post a picture.....

Almost to the coop....

I have a love/hate relationship with Mr. Knightly...I love the way he looks, I love to hear him crow.....I hate the way he wants to stalk, sneak, and attack me when I'm working in the barn.  I have a large rake that I carry with me for protection.  My morning routine is to shoo him out of the barn with the rake then block the barn door with a piece of fencing so he can't get back in......a few times I have shouted the words "off with his head!"
Mr Knightly lives on borrowed time.

Miss Margaret Dashwood is a newcomer to the farm, she and her sister, Miss Eleanor Dashwood (I could not get her to be still for a pic) have been with us since this past September.  Their sister Miss Mary Ann Dashwood is no longer with us.  She was much more adventerous than the other 2 Dashwood sisters (sounds like a book) and just could not keep from wanting to know what wonderful things were in store for her on the other side of the road.  Unfortunately, she will never know as she never made it across that road. Poor poor Mary Ann.

Alright, need to get on with the day....need to clean a bit, run some laundry...small group tonight, meeting at a chinese restaurant for dinner then heading to the church for our study.

Living in His grace,

Monday, January 24, 2011

Daybook January 24th, 2011

Outside my window.... 0 degrees and falling snow

I am thinking.... of my long to do list today

I am thankful for.... the message at church yesterday concerning walls that are put up between us and the Lord.  A wooden wall was placed at the front of the sanctuary for prayer requests to be pinned on so that we may pray specifically for each others requests. 

From the Kitchen.... Chocolate Truffle coffee and bran cereal (for the middle aged)

I am wearing.... Flannel lined jeans and a turtleneck (gotta love flannel lined jeans on days like this.)

I am creating.... nothing at the moment by need to start a knitting project

I am going.... only out to the barn to feed and clean

I am reading.... Eats with Sinners and Facing Your Giants

I am hearing.... the hum of the fridge as I'm sitting in the kitchen typing this.

Plans for the week.... cleaning, office work, a couple of meetings at church, small group.

Picture thought I am sharing....

thinking of my darling daughter and the boy next door, have so many wonderful pictures of that day.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Very cold here today, but the sun is shining and the sky is bright blue which makes the fact that it's about 10 degrees tolerable.  Spending time this afternoon catching up on some shows that I had DVR'd earlier in the week while Dearest Friend is doing home communion.  Just warmed up a cup of Hazelnut coffee and I'm considering a nap....part of me knows I should be doing something but think I will join my TV partner and go for the nap

Living in His grace,

Saturday, January 22, 2011


8am today

Blow, blow, thou Winter wind
Thou art not so unkind
as man's ingratitude
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
for His loving kindness is everlasting
Psalm 136:1 (NASB)

Living in His grace,

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bleak midwinter

In the bleak midwinter frosty wind made moan,
earth stood hard as iron,
water like a stone;
snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
in the bleak midwinter,
long ago
Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

20 days into a New Year

I have been lurking at many blog sites for the past few months and neglecting doing anything with mine.  I question why I even feel compelled to do this.....I don't know, I really have nothing of interest to write, yet, something in me still wants to give this a, here I go, writing for no real reason to no one in particular. 

 2010 was truly a blur with the whole year spent getting ready for the September wedding of my darling daughter.  It was a wonderful Fall day, the wedding was held at a small church in ad Historical Village with the reception at a local restored barn.  The bride and groom were/are a beautiful couple

  Now that the wedding is past and the holiday's are over I hope to start giving some much needed attention to the house.  Plans for this include painting the kitchen, upstairs hall and bathroom as well as some repair work around the fireplace in the TV room

The barn is in desperate need of painting and once it's painted we will need to paint the chicken coop, granary, garden shed and outhouse....looks like 2011 will be the year of the "paint".  All the out buildings are currently traditional barn red, but I am leaning towards putting black barn paint on all. 

I think they will contrast well with the house which is sided a very pale shade of yellow.  Not a color I would have chosen, but was on the house when we bought it and unless there is a windfall of will stay that way.  It really isn't a bad color just not the one I dream about.

Living in His grace,