Monday, January 31, 2011

Warm Weekend .....................................

We had a very nice weekend , temps in the 50's , 60's and 70's. Little Missy and Little Time were with me on Friday , so we enjoyed some outdoor time. A friend of Dh gave him to 2 battery operated vehicles , the car was pretty worn out , so he took parts from it and repaired the truck. The grands drove it out to the chicken coop , they looked so cute riding together.

Then it was time to swing .............

Little Time loves the tire swing , although he has motion sickness. I have to start him slow and let him adjust to the motion. He yells " Moon , Moon , Moon . They love it when I tell them I'm going to send them to the moon.

The daffodils are popping up , I hope it's a sign that we'll see an early Spring.
~ Warmest Blessings ~

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Getting Ready ..............................................

I've been reading about goat birthing and getting ready for the new kids that should be arriving soon. I'm expecting Jazz to give birth around the 4th of Feb. , I'm not sure about Jo. Although I suspect it'll be soon too. I'm feeling anxious , hope it goes smoothly.
~ Nanny Blessings ~

Monday, January 24, 2011

Last Week ................................

I was feeling a little under the weather , awoke Wed. morning with the sniffles and a cough. Since I didn't feel like doing much , I took the time to enjoy a few books. Santa brought me this wonderful book called " Country Wisdom & Know How " , it's full of great info about living off the land. This book has a little bit of everything in it , from bird watching to restoring hardwood floors.
It has great info on making herbal medicine and products. There's info on soap making , storing fruits and vegetables , luring exotic butterflies and toilet training your kitten (LOL). There's lots of recipes , canning and garden tips. I'm thankful to have this book in my library , sure it's one I'll refer to often.
So , how's everyone doing ?
What are you reading ?
~ Many Blessings ~

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I'm a bit busy today .........................................

so while I'm away .......... hope you'll visit my " Herbal Spirits " blog to read about my herbal ally for 2011 , click here ~ ~.

~ Happy Herbal Blessings ~


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

In the Silent Moment , all begins and nothing ends ........

This verse made its way out after President Obama announced there would be a moment of silence for the victims of the Arizona shooting.
A moment of silence: it honors, is reverent

Yet perhaps now, today, ever-so-slightly irrelevant

In the silence is wisdom, reflection, and prayer

Yet also ambivalence (shrug shoulders) who cares?

A moment so brief and then back to distraction

A fleeting outpouring then default contraction –

The pain may be numbed, the sorrow diminished

Feelings reined in and perfunctory rituals finished

Yet who will sooth say that we’ve earned ourselves closure

By momentarily donning pale masks of civil composure?

Perhaps something different, a more earnest resolution

Might beget quantum leaps in our human evolution

Can we not connect up naked hearts everlasting

For the whole of existence, not simply in passing

Perhaps not a moment but lifetimes instead

To carry flowers to the living, light for the dead

And in place of the silence, the gesture outspoken:

Sweet kisses beyond tender, hugs that transcend the token

A touch beyond custom, a gaze caught, then lingered

Compassion and caring truly wrought, not malingered , Collective blaming , decrying will not carry us forward

There are steps to be taken – not away from, yet toward

The first is to allow yourself fully to feel

The next to acknowledge your desire to heal,
Soon you let others know in true kindness expressing

That you recognize all that they carry!

The blessings,The pain, the loss, the joys scarcely known

And in their tearful eyes, you see mirrored your own.

In one moment of silence, untold songs can be sung

Words of love embosomed gently on the tips of searching tongues ,

Unrestricted weeping melts away the frozen face of fear

And brings new life to barren blooms here, and here and here

Within the silence you will reap new treasures found within
And then you’ll find within the moment, all begins and nothing ends.

Beautifully written and Shared by .......
Rachel Snyder

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~ Be Blessed My Dear Friends ~

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I'm Ready for Spring ..........................................

The weather has kept me busy lately. One day last week I helped hubby load firewood , we're going through a lot of wood this winter. Friday I spent the day mulching the garlic again , the chickens had scratched the leaves away and the wind took care of the rest. Since the weatherman was calling for snow on Saturday and Monday , I decided I needed to give it a little protection.

The snow that was expected this past Saturday didn't amount to anything. We had a burst of snowflakes that didn't last long , so no accumulation. Yesterday it started snowing , we had a ground cover right away. But it stopped after awhile only to start again late yesterday afternoon. The guineas roosted outside again last night , although the weatherman was calling for sleet and freezing rain overnight.

We awoke to treacherous conditions this morning , snow on the ground , covered with a layer of sleet and ice from the freezing rain. The grass was coated with ice , sounded like you're walking on potato chips (LOL).

The sidewalk was ice covered , walking on ice isn't my idea of fun. I don't mind the snow , but all this ice is a different story. I'm ready for Spring , how about you ?
~ Many Blessings ~

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

The Holidays Are Over .....................................

and I know MoJo is glad that those mischievous grands are back to school , pre-school or back to their regular routines (LOL).

I've taken down the Christmas decorations , but decided I would display the Christmas photos awhile longer , they were one of my favorite gifts.

My youngest daughter made me this beautiful
no-sew blanket ...........

and gave me the Nana picture frame. My oldest daughter gave me the Christmas portraits and the book , Eat ~ Pray ~ Love . We're suppose to get snow this weekend , so I plan to snuggle up in that blanket and read my book. So .... Let it Snow , Let it Snow , Let it Snow !!

~ Many Blessings ~ JoyceAnn

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year !

May the New Year bring Blessings of
Love , Peace , Hope and Joy to You and Yours !!