Happy Fall Y'all!
Well, it's fall on the farm and the chores have changed with the season and the lesser day light has us rising earlier and going to "roost" earlier too. In the early mornings before the sun has come up over the ridge and the air is still crisp and frosty, I go out to gather kindling from the woodshed, the smell of hickory wood smoke and the sounds of farm around me- wild turkeys gobbling in the woods and the horses neighing at me from the barn and pastures- I love this time of the morning.
Mama has kept busy these past months drawing and re-drawing the Homestead Blessings Coloring Book.Every page is hand sketched and is a work of homesteading art- each drawing reflecting our life on the homestead and many drawings are memories and have stories behind them. We are very excited about it being finished and available now, just in time for the holiday gift giving season.
You did a beautiful job, Mom!
Earlier this fall we spent some time on the back roads up on the ridge tops gathering wild muskadine and fox grapes.
We made quite a few jars of jelly from these gatherings.
Almost every day we make at least one or two handwoven homestead potholders.
These potholders sure are handy around the kitchen. We love using them!
The other day we went out to gather the purple cone flower to make our tonics and such...
We ended up capturing some gorgeous pictures of bees on the purple cone...
The newest member of the farm...
A beautiful 17month old registered Quarter Horse gelding...
who is a beautiful red dun and a sweet little guy
Hannah and I look forward to training him this winter
His name is Pistol.
Our neighbors beautiful cows
What a pretty Jersey girl!
Here's a parting shot from the homestead, the peaceful creek meandering along, the tire swing hanging on the sugar maple, brilliant autumn colors... simple homestead blessings!
Wow....your home is like a piece of paradise! Absolutely beautiful and hard to not be jealous, but I know God puts each one of us where he wants. I pray one day to have a little homestead in the country too. Until then, I can admire and enjoy blogs such as yours. Thanks for sharing! Also, as my husband plays piano we really appreciate your music. If you ever come to Canada to perform a show, we will be first in line to see you! :)
2/12/2014 03:26:14 pm
Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures! I absolutely love your teaching videos. They have changed my life! I have learned so much. Will there be any more?
3/1/2014 11:11:43 am
Hello! I just discovered your video's and in turn, your website and I'm enjoying both. I am interested in the pot holder loom you are using in the photos above. What brand is it or are they available for purchase. Thank you!
3/8/2014 10:04:33 am
Thanks for sharing your homesteading experiences! You and your daughters are so generous in sharing what you've learned, and now that I've discovered your blog, I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us. Is your potholder loom handmade? It reminds me of the smaller plastic ones my sons used years ago to make me potholders. Take care.
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