It's 43 degrees here this morning. The coolness of the sunrise is inviting as we sit on the front porch to read with our warm beverages of choice ~ coffee (spiked with hot cocoa and flavored creamer) latte' (milk spiked with flavored creamer), and organic milk (in a bottle). Life is good and all is right in the world ..... at least our little world. ;0)
I'm asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long.
I'll contemplate his beauty; I'll study at his feet. That's the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world,
The perfect getaway,far from the buzz of traffic. Psalm 27 4-5 MSG
The girls are folding laundry for me while Willow toys with their productivity. Piper is wearing a bib and Willow won't stop standing on the furniture. Sage: "Mama, she's so stubborn! I'm getting impatient. Oh, and she did the biz." ( aka the business: defecating in ones diaper) Life is good and all is right in the world. Mom proceeds to freshen her up putting the clean diaper on backwards since she has developed an awareness of diaper freedom.
It is Pioneer Days up here among the homeschoolers. We enjoyed a day with an enchanting homestead family of eight who live in the back country hacking it out in the wilderness raising their own food. It caused me to reflect on our homesteading days and the long hard hours where the work is never done. It is gratifying work where you grow to appreciate the world around you and the benefits of living in the 21st century. I relished visiting with this lovely family but am thankful the Lord has brought me to a new season in my life.... still simple but replete with modern conveniences. :) Life is good and all is right with the world. Here are some pics. from our fun filled day on a working homestead...
Sage was the first to volunteer anxious to get creamy fresh milk in the pail
Others followed suit wanting to experience milking a Nubian doe
Lovely pioneer girl....
a profile in grace
Some just watched...
a chance to play
in the woods
Little Asian Amish girl eating popcorn.... how simple
popcorn and a show
some watched from the trees
Little Miss blue eyes....
with soft curls...
awwww... there's that little Asian Amish girl again
Learning about coring apples for applesauce and grinding wheat berries for bread
a fair maiden
slender and poised
Little Red Hen: Who will help me grind this wheat?
Pioneer baby...what a baby doll
old feed sacks.... I didn't know they actually came in such pretty fabrics which may later be used to make dresses.
Antique cream separator
The beginnings of a log cabin built by a father and son....
Little Asian Amish girl taking a popcorn break
Little Asian Amish girl run, run, running
Little Asian Amish girl
Life is good and all is right with the world....
The Lord is good, may he give you a productive week!