Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wow! How fast the last year has flown

I can not believe it has been a year + that I have posted. It has been a busy year. 3 grandbabies arrived to make the total 4. 3 boys and 1 girl. All beautiful, healthy, blessings. Number 5 will arrive some time in August. Today it is snowing something crazy but it is wonderful sitting in front of a fire ,watching it snow, thinking of spring and the planning the Gardens on Indian Lore. Not sure where this new project is going but this journey will be guide by God, made possible by sweat and hard work, for the world to enjoy.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Christmas Tree the old fashion way

This is a picture of us getting our Christmas tree this year. My DH is driving I'm behind him and a good friend and his grandson are in the side car. The tree is strapped on to the trunk. Picture isn't the best but it sure is fun to see everyone who's path you cross smile. Oh yea there is bells on the bike so every time it hits a bump it jingles. We have been doing this for about 10 years. We used to take my children all 5. Now they are all grown and having families of their own. Soon the Grands will join Nana and Papa on the annual Christmas tree ride.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Happy New Year to all!!!!!
2008 left with a BANG and 2009 looks to be even more exciting. With my first Grand being born on October 1st life was changed. Brayden is such a joy and has a wonderful mommy and daddy. Brayden's dad will deploy on January 10 to join his 2 older brothers on active duty. My oldest daughter and her husband will be joined by Grand number 2 sometime late Febuary. Grands 3 and 4 will arrive in early May when my youngest daughter gives birth. This along with a mini-marathon in May that I will do with my mother and sister and other relatives. Goes to prove that 2009 will be as intersting as 2008. I look forward to spending more time with my husband , grands and time in my studio.

Thursday, June 5, 2008


As I sat on the deck IMing with my son stationed in Korea.
BZzzzzzzzz in she came, BZzzzzzzzz off she went.
After multiple trips to the feeder I got my camera. Her next trip in she was gracious enough to stop in mid air to pose while I fumbled to take her picture. What a wonderful world God has created for us.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


About three weekends ago I was at a yard sale and this box of dollies; Sad, Filthy, mostly naked dolls with various body parts separated and laying in the bottom of their box, dollies called my name. They kept calling my name until I took them home with me. I had no Idea of what I should be doing with them but brought them home. First Pictures then off to the gas chamber to be fumigated. Then to Mary Jane Butters Farm to chat with my Farmgirl Sisters about how to clean them. Sister Ronna asked to adopt poor Blondie. She was just a filthy body, appendages, and a head.

So off she went to live with Ronna. The other girls will be going to a The Doll Hospital and Toy Solider Shop (http://www.reallygreattoys.com/dh/doll_repair/doll_repair.htm) in Berkley, Michigan. The Queen Bee, MaryJane, from MaryJane's Farm (http://www.maryjanesfarm.org) , Sent me an e-mail with the info on the hospital after seeing my posting. Thanks MaryJane! The Girls Thank you too!

So The other day I was at my Mom's and she asks me if I would like her old dolls. This came out of the blue for sure. I have to be honest I have never really thought of myself as a doll person but these dolls are beautiful.

The larger doll was given to my mother when she was about 7. There is some crazing on her head and the baby finger on her right hand is missing. But she is a beauty. My Grandmother also made the doll a dress and cap from one of my Great Aunt's show dress. She was a singer and entertainer. I did not even know that my Grandmother sewed. So These dollies have found a new home with me also. I guess that I have started a new collection. Dollies!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Getting Crafty

Well about the only crafty thing I have done in the past 3 years is make a huge mess of my new studio. When we built our new house, my Dearest Husband, made me a work shop/studio to do my creating in. It is a wonderful place! Warm colors, awesome storage, lots of counters, electric outlets and light, both natural and artificial. But all I seem to do in it is make a mess. I clean one mess and make a new one. I have been in the processes of setting it up and cleaning out items that I will not be using any more. Sewing machine up and working. Ellison die cutter needs to go. Not using it and it's taking up space. Totes of fabrics and old clothes to be recycled into new items. Tons of Preschool items that need to find a new home so I can unpack my fibers and store them. Totes of scrapbooks that need to be finished. Various antiques waiting to be clean, and put out for display. Oh my goodness I'm getting overwhelmed just writing about it. Best to finish this post and get to work.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Spring Garden

One Farmgirls Garden

Here in the Midwest, the gardens, are just beginning to come to life. The early Crocus, Hyacinthia, Daffodils are popping, The tulips are just starting to poke through the ground as are the Bleeding Hearts and the trees are wearing a hint of green. The top three pictures are out my kitchen sink window. In a few short weeks we will not be able to see our neighbors again. The other two pictures are of my gardens down by our "Summer Home". LOL! It's really an area of prairie that we used to camp on during the summer months to get away from the city. We have since built a house into the hill and I have neglected them terribly. This summer we hope to built the structure for the replacement home. We got rid of the 1970 Ford motor home we used, 2 years ago. Time to rebuilt the "Summer Home"

This is Izabel. When she comes out you know Spring is here in Wisconsin. There is nothing like a beautiful warm, sunny, Spring day and the sound of a motorcycle in the distance. You know that person is enjoying the country side roads with the wind in their face. I haven't ridden her yet this year but DH cleaned her all up for me (What a wonderful Hubby) and she waiting to ride.

These four are of my dinning room table and different bouquets I have had these year. It's fun to cut flowers and bring them indoors. I always plant triple the amount needed so I can bring Spring inside.

We have a few projects to finish in the next year. First I need to dig out my Prairie Gardens. Then I hope to add a Victory Garden and a Water Garden to the landscaping.

What does your Farmgirl Garden look like?

Come visit with others Farmgirls at;

Publish Post