January Quiet

There’s a Christmas song that starts “in the bleak mid-winter…” and while to me, Christmas is never bleak, I think right now at the end of January, we’ve reach that description. Lately I’ve been trying to cheer myself with little gatherings of flowers, like this bouquet of chamomile (found at Trader Joe’s!) and I’m on […]

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Walks and Work

I drive by this field almost daily, all through the year. It is a simple pasture, sometimes dotted with cows and steer, and their babies. It usually catches my eye though, for through the seasons it is filled with simple, rustic beauty. This late November, the grasses have turned a beautiful burnt sienna that looks […]

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On a Rainy September Day…

Perhaps in an effort to truly usher in autumn, rains have been blowing through the landscape here on the prairie, making for stormy, rumbly nights and very dark mornings. Ever so often the sun peeks through, and the humidity bubbles up…never too far away. But there’s nothing I like more than a quiet, over cast […]

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Edging Towards Autumn

The heat here is still awful. But it hasn’t stopped me from trying to get out into the garden and get some work done, or from pulling out the spinning wheel and try to get some yarn spun up for the blossoming goldenrod. My very favorite season is nearly upon us, and how unbelievably right […]

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July

Here we are, my friends….we are in the thick of it. Thick of what? Summer. Suuuuummmmer. Which, if you live somewhere like Vermont or England, etc. is a lovely time of year. For me, July usually sees me hunkered down in the house, playing Christmas carols and the like, trying to at once get myself […]

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Yarn & Roses

   Oh, goodness. It’s been a bit, hasnt it? May is a notoriously busy month, with the end of school happening, the garden going into full-force bloom and me trying to squeeze all the time I can out of the day before the kids are out for the summer, but I end up just wandering […]

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Spring Time Chickens & Other Updates

Good morning, my friends! It is a sunny beautiful day out here in Oklahoma, and we have all been enjoying it– people and hens included!  The bulbs I planted last fall in the little garden of our backyard chapel have sprouted up and are looking lovely. Dolly the Silkie Chicken and all her lady friends […]

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