Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Random Roundup

He acquired an Aeronca Chief. And has been trying to get it up and running.
 I picked so many of these ruby red gems.

 We got our first egg! Always exciting!
 Making Banana Muffins for the Lemonade Stand.
 Pretty cute, right?
 And then this happened! Burst pipes meant a flood in our kitchen and holes to patch.
 At least I was prompted to pull out our range. I guess I should do this more often?
 We especially love our blue eggs!
 These boards may not look like much but I have big plans for them. Just wait!
 He lost his first front tooth. Twice as cute and twice as mischievous!
 We went to Jamestown!
 I love the ropes!
 My sweetie reused an old copper pipe to make this little trellis for my climbing rose.
 I love this, dirty feet and all.
We had about a week of all the cousins on my side of the family together, so fun!
 Scored this at a little shop in Eastern Virginia. It will go above the tub in our Master Bathroom, just a smaller version of the one in our Room.
Free sunflowers in a patch in front of a farm. I love that someone wanted to share.

We have zinnias!
Several of these pies have been made and consumed here. All the fresh berries and peaches have made it easy.
School is starting in a little over a week from now, it's the end of a great summer! But I hate change… it will be nice to settle back in to a routine and welcome fall.

Thankful and blessed,

Melissa





Wednesday, June 18, 2014

READ

This is fitting for my girl. And I had fun making the book letters, another great idea from Anthropologie.






Monday, June 9, 2014

Beautiful Things


You make beautiful things, you make beautiful things out of the dust…















…you make beautiful things, you make beautiful things out of us…




Saturday, May 10, 2014

Springtime Activities


This spring has been a whole lot of busy, ordinary days, just our family living life. How we do it best :)

The chicks have grown in to these incredibly crazy adolescents. And they now how this wonderful portable house that my husband designed and made. It's lightweight so I can easily move it around the yard, yet keeps them protected from predators. We have lost so many chickens to foxes and possums and I'm doing my best to keep this batch safe. (Most of our casualties have been when I've forgotten to close the big chicken house door at night and something sneaks in in the early morning hours and gets them.) Makes me think of THIS SONG ! 



My little guy has started playing T-ball. It's so fun to watch him learning the basics, like the first game when he ran the bases backwards! And he's so cute in his uniform!







And speaking of baseball, what a fun way to spend the evening with family! I had never been to a game before and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. We just sit on the grass by third base, it's cheaper and the kids can run around and not get bored. Go Hoos!




Here is another exciting development in our backyard progress, we planted grass!



I am such a slave driver. He was. so. tired. couldn't. spread. anymore. straw! 



Our Henny Penny "helped" with the grass seeds until we penned her up.



And here it is now, still patchy but green! I am thrilled to have grass again! I just hope we can keep it going this summer.


Thanks for reading, time to get ready for a T-ball game with some yard sale-ing mixed in! (hopefully)

We are hoping for some rain today to help our grass and lower the pollen count. We're all at different stages of sore throats, coughing, congestion around here. 

TTFN (Ta ta for now)

-Tigger quote :)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sounds of Spring









































Our chicks arrived about three weeks ago. They were so much cuter, now their feathers are coming in and they look awkward. We tried to recreate the picture of my husband holding the chick as a boy…

…one of my Araucana/Americanas had a doubled under foot. Putting surgical tape on it for about two days worked wonders. 

So… we have: Araucanas, Buff Orpingtons, Cuckoo Marans, several Cochin types, they have the feathered legs, and three Top Hats. 

This winter has lasted and lasted so it really helps to have these little ones reminding me of spring!