Sunday, February 28, 2010


I know we all keep saying it, but I really mean it - think spring! It seems that this winter is just going to go on forever. I have never minded the cold weather but this is getting ridiculous. The sun is shining but the wind just won't quit. I thought that today I might get out a bit after church but it wasn't meant to be. Don't get me wrong, I have plenty of inside projects to keep me busy but I long to be outside in the sun and getting my hands in the dirt. My donkeys don't even want to come out of the barn because of the cold winds. I thought though if I change my pic at the top of the blog and website maybe that could trick our minds into feeling warmer?? My little crocuses that are blooming so proudly give me hope for warm days. I say this as I have a huge fire in the fireplace because I just can't seem to get rid of the winter chills. We will all continue to wait and watch for warmer days (and nights). Oh and guess what is in our forecast for the week- more snow. Anyway, I will go back to the fireside and dream of spring.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Hello Friends -
I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be doing an update with GOODS FOR SALE on the website tonight (Sat., Feb. 20) at 8 pm. Will hopefully be adding more items throughout the week. Have a great Saturday! And yeah- the sun is finally shining - and the temp is going to be in the 50's!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Too much to do....

Sorry it's been a while since I have done a post. With the loss of Patch and spending most of my time at the barn, it seems there is just too much to do. I was so excited about how nice the shop looked for last weekend and then the snow came - AGAIN!!! As I was working outside today in the bitter cold, I slid on snow/ice while picking up limbs. Frankly, I have too much to do for this weather to keep getting in the way. Hank worked on lights in the barn and he too was frozen! We have just gotten back from our night check of the donkeys and it just seems that this cold won't end. I have daffodils still to plant- I know it's probably too late now. We have new fencing to put up, trees to cut and the list goes on and on. Well, hopefully it will begin to warm soon. I will be opening the shop again this weekend and I have been doing alot of purging in the house. Things that I have loved for years are now going to the shop and will hopefully find a new home. I will also be doing an update on the website later in the week- hopefully Thursday - so be sure to check it out. Now back to cleaning the closets - too much to do!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


We have some very sad news here at our farm. We have lost one of our mini donkeys- Patch. Hank and I are devastated by this heartbreaking loss. Although he had only been with us since Thanksgiving, it seemed like forever. He had so much personality and always wanted to be near people. He hee-hawed when we came to the barn and hee-hawed when we left. He was such a gentle fella and had so much personality. I'm not sure how many of you that have been here got to meet him but he was a joy! Our hearts are very heavy during this difficult and unexpected loss but we know that the Lord will get us through this. The photo is of Patch (on the right) and his sister Bella. We will miss you dearly Patch!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Friends- I wanted to let everyone know that due to the prediction for more inclement weather, we are changing the dates of our upcoming Valentine event at BACK SHED. The dates will now be Friday, Feb. 12 (11-6) and Sat., Feb. 13 (10-4). Since they are calling for a wintry mix all weekend, I felt better to be safe than sorry. Oh well, it will give me time to get a few more handmades done. Have a great day!