Saturday, December 31, 2011

good quote

"If I can help just one person, right just one wrong, save just one life, then my life is worthwhile."

Alice Crawford

Friday, December 30, 2011

good quote

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."

Joseph Campbell

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

better than expected!

just a quick pop in tonight to let you know that Ron was first up this morning for his surgery; the only benefit as far as he can tell to being an insulin dependent diabetic, and about 45 minutes after he was in the recovery room we were headed home! Talk about a drive-by surgery! HOLY COW!!! He is home and pain is under control and he is resting comfortably. The surgeon came to talk to me after surgery and told me the surgery went better than expected and his recovery outlook is bright. The nerve was happy in a less invasive procedure area BONUS!! which we'll take after the gloomy cloud we've had over us for a good part of the year.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

and on the docket for tomorrow...

another surgery for Ron. Ulnar nerve relocation. Yup. OUCH! I've got a big post coming soon, but priorities being what they are I cannot spare the time at the moment. I know y'all understand. I'll at least update you tomorrow night how things go. I'd very much appreciate any prayers for him as well as the surgical team. Thanks!r

Saturday, December 24, 2011

From all of us...

We wish you a very Merry Christmas! Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

a cloud so soft

A cloud of roving soft enough to make one thing it came straight from Heaven!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Warm Winter Woolies!

So here it is folks! Just back from the mill and ready for some creativity, all that's needed is YOU! This is our llama/wool blend.

100% Maine grown alpaca! Exclusive From the Country Farm blend we call Johnsey! Makes me think of a sinfully rich mug of hot cocoa. Silky. Soft. Warm. What more could you ask for?
 Miss Audrey's favorite "Deorgepaca!" Again 100% Maine grown alpaca! Similar to Johnsey only a white chocolate version!

All our fiber is processed and spun into this wonderful yarn within 10 miles of our farm, when I say I like supporting local businesses I mean local! :-) When the rest of the yarn is finished and back I'll post some pictures of that as well, it'll be after the start of the new year, I think I'll have all this yarn in hanks by then! Have I mentioned I'm just giddy about this?!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Way to go Rockland Maine!

Thought y'all might like a little Christmas Cheer and something you won't see everywhere! Let me know what you think!

Friday, December 16, 2011

is it tomorrow yet?!

After months of waiting I just got a call from the spinning mill and MOST of my fiber is ready! I'm going to go pick up what's ready tomorrow and I'm giddy about this, it's been a long time coming and a huge step for the farm! I'll post pics when I get it - after I'm done swooning over it!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

dual purpose

Around here it's a good idea if you have more than one purpose, if you only have one you're liable to find yourself at the nearest thrift store. Take for example my sap evaporator, it also serves a vessel large enough to hold a triple batch of party mix (made vegetarian of course!) although to many of you it might be considered handy to have around when you're baking a turkey. ;-)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Merry Christmas - Country style!

I confiscated Andrew's ranch rope and made a wreath out of it for our front door. I'll admit I "borrowed" this idea from a fellow blogger thinking it was too cute not to make one.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

good quote

I have no greater joy than to know that my children walk in the truth.

3 John 1:4

this beauty...

is headed to Georgia this afternoon.... where would you like us to send one for you?

Over two pounds of fresh Maine farm grown goodness in a handmade wreath with white pine cones and a red velvet bow!


18. poppy seed in my handmade goat milk soap
19. a working washing machine and dryer
20. Christmas movies that make you feel wonderful!
21. clean sheet day!
22. Mrs. Meyers cleaning products that are geranium scented, ahhhhhhh what a wonderful scent!