Friday, April 25, 2014

Friday Dose of Cute: Have a Tri-Colored Weekend.

Henry says it smells like spring.

Hi! What have you been up to? We've been busy tackling lots of little outdoor projects, digging in the kitchen garden, mowing grass (already!), playing catch-up after several weeks of both being down with the flu, getting the sheep sheared and the lambs sold, baking lots of sourdough French bread, mourning the death of my camera, enjoying the biggest and brightest daffodil display we've had in years, trying to figure out why I haven't been able to access Blogger (and create blog posts) on my computer in months, snuggling sheep and petting donkeys, picking gorgeous salad greens every night, getting to know our wonderful new (old) beagle, Henry, who is our sixth (!) dog, creating an enclosed outdoor play area for George and Skittles, the two cats that live in The Shack who I don't think you've ever actually met, buying manuals and tracking down all the parts so we can rebuild the engine on our little old diesel tractor that's been out of commission for over a year (because we can't find anyone to fix it for us), watching the deer and wild turkeys out in the hayfield, listening to what sounds like thousands of tiny birds chirping in the trees, eating homemade yellow cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting, building a new cedar potting bench (because my old one collapsed several years ago), hunting for useful treasures at the junk store, admiring the hillsides full of blooming dogwoods, plotting and planning, dreaming and scheming . . . It's already been quite a spring!

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13 comments:

  1. Whew, makes me tired just reading about it! :)
    We have had to mow grass once this spring, just a little rain makes a big difference.

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  2. It's good to see a post from you, Susan. I was beginning to get worried. I do know about busy... Happy spring!

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  3. Henry is adorable. I got my garden and plants in yesterday! Using your Italian sausage recipe tomorrow to make 3 or 4 batches of homemade spaghetti sauce/lasagne sauce.

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  4. Glad you are back! Your post made me tired....lol

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  5. I'd love to see the potting bench. Planning to build something similar this fall and I have plans rolling around in my head.

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  6. You have been missed. Mowing already wow! We had family reunion week away for Easter and that's my excuse for missing planting chard, kale and tomato seedlings. Planning to pickup transplants from neighbor farm stand today! New beagle?? Best of luck accessing blog port. Miss you. :)

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  7. Henry is awfully cute! How do he and Bert get on? Has Bert inducted him into the Mole Patrol yet?

    Yep, Spring is jam-packed with loveliness and WORK. And having the flu in the midst of it isn't fun. Here's to cupcakes and sourdough loaves and feeling well enough to bake (and nom!) scads of them. Happy spring, indeed!

    Sue

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  8. So very happy to see you connected to your blog again. I missed you and all your critters and beautiful Missouri. Busy time of year and flu doesn't help. Happy farming/gardening/cooking.

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  9. Your garden posts are my favorite! Hope to see some this summer now that I'm finally starting my first garden!

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  10. i'm so happy i came across ur blog :) being farmgirl myself it will be fun to read your posts...

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  11. So glad to see your blog again. I missed receiving it by e-mail each day. Love to follow the progress of the farm, the critters, and your cooking. Plus, love your photography. Here in eastern Ontario (Canada), spring just does not seem to want to come. Although the snow is gone, it is still chilly and blowing. Will get to the garden when the warmth arrives.

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  12. hi i came across your wonderful recipes..woow.. how do u manage to move away from CA and live in the middle of no where.. You are great! and awesome.

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  13. You've been busy. :)
    We've been doing a lot of those things too. It's a great time of year.

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