Showing posts with label Summer Time. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Summer Time. Show all posts

Friday, August 25, 2017

A Picnic Within The Greenhouse

While the girls were busy with school, I secretly went out to the greenhouse 
to set it up for a picnic. They were very curious, and I no longer could keep it a secret.  
When they found out, they were excited about having a picnic for lunch in the greenhouse.  
Only one thing they had to do, they could not come in until I had completely set it up.

Setting the table oh, how fun!

Sitting among the plants.

The table is spread with a tasty little lunch.

My guests have arrived, and they are very excited about it.

(hubby doesn't like their photo's online, a little mask will do)

This is what spoons are for after all, silly little girl.

We enjoyed watching the butterflies just outside the door.
A few flew in and landed among us.  What fun it was to have them around!

We have a new guest!

Another little guest waited patiently to be invited in.
She eventually made her way in towards the end of our picnic.
I wonder if it was because the girls kept tossing pieces of their lunch to her. *-  (wink)

Leaving the table within, I am very sure we will be back really soon.

Thank you for coming along on our picnic!
Hugs from the farmhouse.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Craft Day

Craft day is slowly winding down, I believe we have one or two craft days left.  Than it will be back to school.  In our home we are ready to get back to a structured routine.

Christmas in July!

Today, the young ladies had their first lesson on using the sewing machine.  They did a great job as they created these cute little Christmas mittens out of  felt,ribbons, and sequences.  Instead of gluing on the sequences they hand sew them on.

After they completed the mitten, my little girls decided to sew an embroidery running stitch  around their mitten. (Their's embroidery stitch is in pink).

This was my example mitten for them to go by.

  These little mittens look adorable strung up across an headboard or an window.
To download this pattern and print visit this LINK

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tuesday Summer Craft Day

Hey Ya'll  with the girls at youth camp this week. 
The grandson got to make something
that they love.  Superman & Batman!!!

We made them out of  a paper towel roll by cutting them to the size we needed.

A little construction paper, scissors, glue and a couple of markers the craft was completed.

The excitement on that little face, say it all!  

Have a wonderful week!

Taking time for children,
makes the greatest difference in their little lives.

Monday, July 10, 2017


On the back of our farm we have wild blackberries growing.  Strawberries in May, peaches in June, blackberries in July.

When I was a child, picking blackberries was something we did to provide extra income for our family.  My mom was a single parent of nine children and each time on the way out the door we would hear our mom reminding us to "carry a pole, wear rubber boots and take a dog."   "And don't eat more then you pick"!  So down the long gravel driveway, six or seven of us kids would pull a few wagons filled with one gallon buckets to the fence row where the blackberry bushes grew wild.

We knew what mom meant to do with each item we took.   The pole was to shake the blackberry bushes free of unwanted snakes.  Blackberry bushes and grape arbors are favorite places where snakes like to hide.

The pole was great to bring the branch toward you, so you could reach the berries that were hard to reach.  Of course, the boots were to protect yourself from snake bites.   A dog was great to keep a snake from crawling out towards you if it came out from under the bush.  

We knew of a neighbor man who was picking blackberries one summer day who got bit by a copperhead snake. Luckily, he was okay.  I guess he didn't have a mom to remind him to take a pole!

We would bring home a wagon filled with gallons and gallons of berries.  The next morning, mom would let the older children set a table up out in the front  to sell the berries.  In those days, we got seven dollars a gallon.    It was a very hot job and the part I disliked the most was when thorns would cut your hands and attach to your clothes. There was no such thing as thorn-less berries.  That would have been nice!

Did you ever pick berries as a child?
I would love to hear from you.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Summer Time Crafts

The kids had fun making this simple craft of air planes

Ninja Turtles 

 My grandsons had fun flying the planes for the
rest of the after noon.

Every Tuesday is Summer Craft Day, when the grand children are over for a visit.
They have fun creating simple crafts, that are easy for them to make all by themselves.

Next week, the young ladies will be sewing their very first aprons.

Share some of your summer fun , I love to hear about it.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Summer Time Craft Days

An ocean blue plastic table cloth covers my farmhouse table.  
Paints, bushes, wood birdhouse, and wooden cars are place around the table.   
Creative little minds are busy as they carefully choose the right colors for their little wood craft.

Paint splatters here and there no one seems to notice.  
Each one talks about their plans how they will paint their work of art.   
Such ideas chatter around the table, soon the giggles and silliness follows not far behind.   
Let's Create!

Soon each one finds that finishing point of their very own creation.

Summer time crafts will be one of our past times this summer.  
With three of our grand children joining us, 
we are looking forward to summer time craft days.  
I hope you will come back to see what the kids do next week.

 My little photo bomber! This is my grandson who is 3, 
he is learning the art of photo bombing, to cute.

Create! Simply find the time to create and enjoy your summer days.
Spending time with our children, makes the biggest difference in their hearts towards
their family, and towards God.

Hugs from the farmhouse.