Savoring Summer

As summer of 2015 is setting, I just wanted to capture some pictures here on the farm before time gets away.


Loved these African Daisies all season.  The blue centers had me at hello:)


We had to replace some of the landscaping in the front this year due to the rough winter.  Knockout roses don’t disappoint.  I may have to go back to the nursery for another one!




The Black-Eyed Susans in the background survived this year as did the hanging baskets.

There’s always this to look forward to….



Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Well, hello world!

Sorry to have left you at Easter.  It’s been a long time but a happy and fun filled summer.

We watched a niece graduate:


Enjoyed time on the farm:



And had a chance to get away to the ocean:


Love these memories as they will be thought of as we head into the busy season of school and work.

I also had some help with a new design.  I will try not to be gone for as long.

Hope all is well!

Bye, Bye Birdie?

Welcome spring…..finally!

Today just feels like spring might actually be serious about arriving…hopefully it’s not an April Fool’s prank, however one never knows!

Someone who has arrived like clockwork though, are the robins.  And while they are beautiful, and I love hearing their sweet songs, I am not a fan of them nesting on our porches.  They leave quite a mess!

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And so I’m playing offense here and hoping it works.  They say that noises and reflective, shiny things may deter the feathered friends.

I’ve also tried stacking tennis balls on top of our porch posts….

Judge if you must, however we do have 72 acres for them to reside:)

We shall see….

Meantime, if you see this girl in between these two cuties:


Please wish her a happy birthday – it’s a  ‘special’ one for sure.  I seriously do not know where the time goes:)

Blue Apron

Hello there~ sorry it’s been a while!

Have your heard of Blue Apron?  I decided to give it a try after reading about this company on several blogs.  I also felt like we were preparing the same recipes week after week, and needed to try something different.  Perhaps it ‘s the harsh winter we have had, combined with my lack of imagination when it comes to cooking!

Here’s what comes in your order:


All fresh ingredients packed on ice.  We ordered the 2 person plan.


They send you just enough for each meal.  In our case, we get 3 dinners per week.


They send a recipe card with easy-to-follow recipe cards.  Each recipe takes about 25 – 30 minutes to prepare.


The above picture shows our first meal and it was delicious.

I’ll keep you posted, but this may be  just what we needed to add some variety to our dinner menu.

Has anyone else tried this?  Please share:)