Thursday, March 23, 2017


Lemon essential oil
or just lemon juice from a lemon
lemon peel
and orange peel
Let it sit 30 days
A fantastic, nice smelling, natural cleaner! 
I often move it to a spray bottle

 I am doing shakes for breakfast and lunch Monday - Thursday, this has been a favorite
A favorite from some time ago. I love sunflowers.

 Gathering fun little SPRING goodies for Easter gifts for teachers and friends

 I have a sick chicken. No, it isn't one of these. The one who is ill doesn't want me taking her picture while she is sick. A stuck egg, egg bound is my diagnosis. By the time I get her through this, if I do, I hope I could receive the title of chicken vet or chicken nurse practitioner. And just for the record, I am not afraid to get my hands dirty.

 At Play
 The vintage trailer!
Yesterday I spent an hour or so stamping! Check out these rain boots.

Life is changing a bit...
Our  somewhat quiet winter schedule will change to a much more busy baseball schedule. And we will start traveling again for tournaments.

With change comes challenge and new opportunities. Vance has worked for the same company for 25 years and will move forward, move on.

Oren is at a really challenging stage. His good mood is dreamy, funny, great, terrific. But he tests and pushes. Today I had to leave a store without what I intended to purchase because he was having such a fit. You know that feeling when you are exhausted and it isn't even 9 am?

Merit will travel to Washington DC for spring break! I can hardly believe it! He will learn so much, see so much and have a lot of fun I am sure.

Our greenhouse has starts!! And we will add more today.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Time with Family in Lynden

 Aaron and Matt
 My Uncle Will passed away one month ago, suddenly. His kids and his wife (my aunt Joan) have been on my mind often and in my prayers too. I really wanted to get to see them and visit with them. Lesha opened up her home so we could do this. I am thankful!

Aaron (my first cousin, Joan's son) and Jennifer's girls are darling! They are close in age and there are 4 of them! 

Family is so important.
Near or far, they are on our hearts.
Avenue Bread in Lynden is such a fun lunch spot and their sandwiches were delicious!

More to come...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Life on the Farm

Life on the farm!
Chicks are growing, chickens are laying, green grass is poking through ... and maybe ducks are in our near future! Yay for spring!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


 Thank you God for these darling blessings!

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Weekend

 Love Merit's hustle! He works so hard! This team play great this weekend! GO THUNDER!!

 Ariana did Hazel's hair for a Bday party Hazel was going to that afternoon! :-)

These babies are growing quickly and are as sweet as sweet can be.