• From My Heart

    The Hard Day

    From my personal journal August 2017. It was a rough day. In general I have no major problems with my health. The occasional cold. sinus headache. nothing out of the ordinary. Except this time it was abnormal. A severe headache had left me with pain for several weeks. It came accompanied with other abnormal and lingering symptoms. And that morning I received news that a test came back with some not normal results. It was unnerving to say the least. My little was with me when I received the news that something more serious could be wrong. I was shaken. It was so far from what I had expected to…

  • Farmlife

    Notes from the Garden #1

    I am longing for spring over here. So while I wait oh so patiently for warmer weather, enjoy this journal entry from the end of summer last year. Today was one of those glorious days where warm weather converges with cloudy skies, an off and on drizzle and a slight chill in the air. It provides respite from the hot summer days and hints at fall without completely taking summer off the horizon. My little Miss wanted to harvest strawberries from her own garden for dinner. She took off with her basket and returned not only with several ripe berries, but chives and a large Zuchinni. She was bold picking…

  • From My Heart

    Some Years Are For Growing

    Some years are for growing; But this one, This one is for blooming. ~ Lauren M. Garcia Growing years.Growing seasons.They can be rough.But in the end, if we allow the Almighty to use the circumstance for good, it will be beneficial.It will hurt.We might squirm in discomfort.But it can make us stronger.It can make us more resilient.It can even make us want to grow again……just so we can bloom victorious once more. This last year my health has not been the greatest. In fact some days were downright painful beyond bearing.But here I am 14 months into this thing and I have realized that God used this physical pain for…

  • Food,  From My Kitchen,  Tablescape

    Red and White Country Tablescape and Blackberries with Overnight Oats

    Saturday night my little love asked what we were going to do before heading out for church the next morning. Since our property is just starting to produce a bounty of ripe blackberries we decided to go berry pickin’ as a family in the morning.  After she headed off to bed I decided to set the table all cute in red and white gingham and surprise her. She loves fancy tables and dinner parties. This little breakfast would be enjoyed by just the 3 of us, but it’s important to do fun little things with just family as well. The tablesettings were simple but oh so farmy and cute! Red…

  • Farmlife,  Uncategorized

    Zucchini… Good Grief! What will I do with it all!

    The weather has finally shifted here in the Pacific Northwest and it’s been ideal for ripening the summer crops. We had a wet and cold start to the summer. The last few days have been unbearably hot for me, but the garden has been very happy! Our view is very clouded by the smoke from BC. Our prayers go out to those who have been affected and those who continue to aid in the efforts to end this.  Here is a picture of the yummy food harvested this evening. From left to right: Yellow “Cheddar” cauliflower, zucchini, kohlrabi, small pepper, 1 cherry tomato, green beans, yellow summer squash, Walla Walla onion, huge turnip,…

  • Mom Life

    Beach Musings

    We were at the beach on the pacific coast. The winds blew hard enough to need my ears covered, but light enough to be out in a long sleeve tee and rolled up jeans. No heavy jackets were needed that day. Little girl was running in and out  of the water with no care for whether or not she was soaked or sandy. Her squeals filled the air as she hopped from tide pool to tide pool and then ran into the shallow waves that lapped the glittering sand. The sun was not close to setting and yet there was this glorious feeling of the softness that the evening rays…