Welcome to our old farmhouse. Over the past year I have learned so much history of this house and the people who lived here. Ninety six years of love, loss, hopes and dreams. Preservation continues and there is always a repair to be done. We are trying to be purest in our preservation as much as we possibly can. I hope you follow along and each week I will try to give you a little history of the house as well as the first owners of the house. I've been lucky enough to find a journal from a Granddaughter who talks about the house as well as her Grandparents. So come follow along and learn about this old house as well as the occupants, old and new.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Never Say You Can't

How often do we cry and whine saying we are to tired or its just to hard to do something?
Well here is a little inspiration for those times!

Both of my girls ran the race last weekend and although I have the up most respect for anyone who does this race, theses guys were definitely inspiration for me do all those things I keep putting off. 

One of them being to walk the bridge next year and just getting more exercise!

And how about just having fun?

One of my babies!

And now for a little garden fun!
So much work, but oh so worth it!


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Natural Air Freshener and the Best Little Mother

Don't you just love Spring and all the fresh air you get when you throw open the doors and windows?
And then there are those special scents that just kind of flow into the house when a little breeze comes along. You can't resist going out and cutting a few branches. So get everything ready, an old mason jar and a frog made from a mason lid.

 I found this last fall and had to bring it home!

The jar and lid are a natural fit for the house.

And now for the natural smell good!
 Every time we got a little breeze I could smell the wisteria in our back yard, so naturally I had to bring some in for the kitchen.

 And now for the best little Mother around.
Two little fertilized eggs, just waiting for a Mother

  And here she is!
She's a silkie and her name is Penelope!
These are not her eggs, a wonder friend donated them to the cause after she went broody.

And after twenty one days, I found this cute little thing hiding under her.
I think it's a little camera shy.

OK, I know I'm cute!
My Mom's not happy with this camera thing!
Time to go back under that wing.
Unfortunately the second egg didn't hatch, but I think this might be all she can handle,
 since the little thing is already about a quarter the size of  her already, at a week old.

So until next time.....


Saturday, March 26, 2016

Vintage or Just Old

When the my kids were younger and the grandchildren were smaller I decorated the whole house for Easter. Now that the grandchildren are older and we are empty nesters, I've gotten a little lazy, so I do a couple little areas in the house with some of my favorites. To be honest, I've given lots of Easter decorations to the girls or donated to charity. But here are a few of my favorites.

My old wooden high chair.

The little Easter basket was my first Easter basket.
I hope this doesn't make me a Hoarder!

The smaller silver spoon to the left belonged to a dear friend who has since passed and is over one hundred years old. The other silver spoons as well as the little dish are just collections I've picked up here and there. I also have a little fancy tea towel and the cup belonged to daughter number 2. She would sit and drink her coffee with her Dad and me in her little wicker rocking chair I still have on the porch,
Again I hope that doesn't make me a hoarder!
Lets call it good memories! 

A favorite little primitive bunny.

So Happy Easter Everyone,