Sunday, December 28, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Glow....

Christmas2 2008

Christmas1 2008
May you all have a blessed, wonderful, magical Christmas!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Goodies

Christmas Salsa1
Christmas Salsa2
Christmas Salsa3
Some fabulous, made with love, home-canned salsa just for YOU!

Have a blessed Christmas!



Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Little-Girl Lodge Bedrooms Tour...

Two precious little girls....
Two beautiful, dream-come-true bedrooms....

One blessed home.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Something New....

If you look carefully, you will see that our 96 lb. Lab/Retriever mix is not sitting on the ground like a normal dog. No, she is perched up on TOP of her doghouse!

I guess things were getting a little boring...

I have no idea how in the WORLD she got up there...

It has a slanted, slippery roof too! lol


That pretty much sums it up...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Autumn Beauty.....

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
~Robert Frost


Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Pumpkin Harvest...

We picked just over 100! What a blessing, and sooo much fun!

Now to DECORATE the Lodge to my heart's content! I can't wait!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Newest Baby...

Introducing the newest member of the Chickadee Lane Lodge family! This little guy's name is Sam, and he is a half German Shepherd, half We-Don't-Know-What little darling. His birth mom's owners couldn't keep him or the rest of his brothers and sisters. We were sooo happy to bring him home with us!
Isn't he adorable?My heart is melting....

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Garden Chickens Are Happy Chickens....

My feathered ladies are loving their "Garden Time!" They still need to do some more growing....
But it should only be about two more months until we begin getting some lovely, creamy brown eggshells with farm-fresh eggs inside!
We can hardly wait! Country life at its finest....

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ready For The Freezer...

A welcome batch of garden-green-bean-goodness to look forward to eating during our cold and snowy winter! Won't they taste just wonderful?


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tomato Heaven....

From this.....
And this.......
To this!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Precious New Niece....

Welcome, Little Sweetheart!
What a blessing you are! I could hold you forever!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Another Great Zucchini Explosion of 2008 Update

Present count: 67 and rising




Monday, August 18, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sure Fire Recipe For Success


1 Lonely Country Road

1 Ice Chest

1 Table

1 Children's Handmade Sign

An Assortment of Fresh Summer Veggies Painstakingly Weeded, Grown & Harvested By Mom

1-96 lb. Black Labrador/Retriever Cross

3 Hopeful Cherubs Who Have Convinced Mom To Please, Please, Please Let Them Have A Vegetable Stand


Gather Ingredients from list.

Enlist Cherubs help in carting the ingredients down the mile-long driveway, ignoring the complaints that begin sprouting along the way.

Chase down 96 lb. Lab/Retriever Cross who thinks a frolic by the road is a grand idea.

Place Table and Ice Chest out on Lonely Country Road.

Tie 96 lb. Lab/Retriever Cross to Table Leg.

Arrange Fresh Summer Veggies in pleasing display on Table.

Painstakingly tape Handmade Children's Signs to Table, only to watch as the wind rips them off and sends them flying like kites down Lonely Country Road.

Take off at a sprint to try to gather them all up before they are blown to kingdom come.

Find all the Signs and bring them back, panting. Tape them more firmly to Table.

Chase down 96 lb. Lab/Retriever Cross who somehow got loose from table leg. Secure Lab/Retriever FIRMLY to table leg once again.

Position Hopeful Cherubs prominently behind Table, watching over them as they wave and jump and smile winningly at each and every car that drives by. Rejoice with the Cherubs when each and every single car honks back at them (much to the annoyance of the neighbors just across the road). Step back and watch out for the Cherubs safety when potential customers swing into the driveway. Watch each customer take one look at the hopeful eyes peering up at them and immediately succumb to the charm of desperate little salespeople.

Look up driveway and realize the Country Cats are heading down to join the party. Chase the Country Cats back up the driveway for their own safety. Give it up as an exercise in futility when they refuse to be herded. Run back down the driveway, panting again, to stand by the Cherubs sides so they won't get stolen by some crazy person.

Stand out in the blazing sun for three hours. Watch the Little Cherubs rack up $8.50 worth of vegetable sales and $10 bonus tips for just looking cute.

Call it a Wonderful Day.


Friday, August 8, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Lilies and Hollyhocks...

Wishing all of you a sunny-sweet-hollyhock-dreaming-kind-of-day!


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Funky Kid Art (Or: I Certainly Would Have Never Thought Of That)

Sometimes you have to wonder where they come up with these things...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Tomato Avenue...

These are the Roma Tomato Plants I grew from a ten cent pack of seeds. At last count there were 54 in this East Garden. I also have a motley assortment of some 50-odd cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, yellow pear tomatoes and hierloom tomatoes in the West Garden. But none of it is ripe yet! Can you hear the frustration? And since I refuse to pay exorbitant grocery store prices for tasteless veggies, we wait.

Soon, I promise myself, soon. And by the time they start to really produce I am going to need some friends to come over and dig me out from underneath it all.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008