Showing posts with label Simply at Home. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Simply at Home. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

June Days

It is a cool beautiful morning here our beautiful state of rolling hills, we are still dreaming of making summer memories. School’s out for summer for our kids so let’s do this!

June days have been fabulous, with no humidity blue sky and plenty of sun. Ya'll we have been loving having our windows open.    

We have spent most of our June days on the front porch.  Our porch is like an extended room of our home.  Visitor always seem to linger on the porch with us and say this feel like home.

I love keeping a box of summer yard toys on the front porch for the girls and the grands to play with during the summer.   My grand-kids know when they come to grand ma-ma house they will find old fashion fun in this box.

 June days, oh, how wonderful they have been.  I finally feel like that we are getting into the rhythm of slow summer days.  We have stay home all week with the windows open, clothes on the line, working on the farm and playing on the front porch drinking lemonade.

Tell me about your June days I would like to hear about them.

Simply Farmhouse

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spring begins

Today, we buried an young man of 34 years old who left behind a young wife and four little daughters. This family was dear friends of ours for many years, and they are members of our church.

We stood at the grave site with four inches of snow on the ground and the continuous bitter cold winds of  sleet and snow stinging our faces. 

Our hearts have been broken these past few days. We have to believe that our God knows what He's doing. He's ways are higher than ours.


There is just something about a warm spring day full of sunshine that makes life a little bit brighter. I wished we could say that describes our spring, but winter keeps shaking out the last bit of snow from within his clouds upon us.  Just as the weather is faithful so is our Lord.

Through it all I am thankful!

Do all things in LOVE because each of our children,
our marriages, our homes and even in our gardens; will 
reflect the kind of care that they are given.

Simply Farmhouse

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

My Winter Escapes

This week our winter temperatures have been in the 30's, but in the garden within my greenhouse today it was 70 degrees.  It is like a trip to the south in my backyard. Not long after I have arrived in the greenhouse I found myself sitting at this little table in short sleeves.  It is amazing how warm this little greenhouse can warm up on cold winter days.  I love the sunshine and I love being out here.
 I cannot wait until this little house is filled with flowers and plants. I have an idea, anyone like to come over for lunch and tea within the greenhouse?  I would love to have you!

While I wait for spring, I like to fill my windows in my home with plants and citrus trees.
This room is filled with a sweet aroma from the bloom on the lemon tree.   

What are some things that you do to escape winter? How do you brighten up your home in winter?

I would love to hear from you! Let's Chat!
Simply Farmhouse.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

When it snows.....

As the snow blows in, we watch it softly fall from the warmth of our little farmhouse.  Within a few days, another storm blew in more snow, giving us another three inches.  We waited for the day to warm up before we adventure out into the snow to play and care for our animals.

Taking in the beauty of the soft snow resting upon the evergreens.

 If the beauty of winter snow wasn't enough, God added a beautiful sunset for us to behold.

The rest of the day, we enjoyed the snow from within our little farmhouse.

Adding fresh flowers through out our my way of bringing Spring into our lives a little early.  If not, I would go crazy without seeing some kind of greenery

I am so thankful that you have taken the time to come by.



Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Simply At Home

A simple lovely day at home preparing all our dishes for Thanksgiving tomorrow.

 Today, the girls and I have prepared dressing, sweet potato crunch, avocado corn salad, and a pumpkin pies.  Our daughter and her family from the South has came in which makes this Thanksgiving even sweeter.

I love how (in the winter) the sun shines through our bedroom windows into the kitchen.
From our home to yours.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

A Touch of Christmas

From Targets dollar section, I was able to make a couple of wreaths and ties. For only $4.00

I love keeping Christmas simple, as well as the decoration.

Is there a little Christmas showing up at your home?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Rainy Day On The Farm

Our Leyland Cypress trees has been attacked with bag worms. 

We have 34 Leyland Cypress planted along our property line. I have picked around 10 gallons of worms off of the trees so far this week.  I am just about finished picking them off on this side of the trees line, but I still have the entire back side to go.  I have found the best way to get rid of them is in soapy water.  What a job this has been, one I have been dreading to do.

Views from my back door.

My girls call the farmhouse on the left (Green Gables).  

A view of our back yard below.
We thought of many ideas to put out back, things like goats, sheep, horses,
and even a Christmas tree farm.

All of these ideas are great, but as we get older
we decided to let it grow up in trees, creating a wooded area.

Allowing us to simplify our lives, that sounds wonderful to me.

Views from my front porch.

Today, was cloudy with showers of rain, highs in the 60's. I believe summer has left us, but I hope that we will see some warm days before winter sets in.

Thank you for touring our little place on this rainy day.
I would love to hear from you.

*Simply Farmhouse

Love the Lord thy God
with all your HEART
with all your SOUL
with all your STRENGTH.
Deuteronomy 6:5 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Saturday At the Farmhouse


Slow down my life, let me enjoy the beautiful of fall with its golden leaves, 
 leaves of red and orange.  Nature walks to the creek to watch the 
falling leaves drifting away in the rushing waters.

 Lovely October, I love the things you bring with you.  

Hello Friends,

Today was beautiful with its warm sun, blue skies, and slightly cool breeze.  This Saturday was our first Saturday home in a long while.  Life for us has been so busy, it's time to say no to the busyness once again.  I love my slow days at home and they seem to be less lately. 

 This Saturday morning we took a short drive to a farmhouse diner for pancakes, eggs, biscuits and gravy, hot coffee which is farmhouse cooking at its best.   Returning back to our farmhouse I mowed three of our five acres, pulled weeds for most of my day.   I left my favorite chore for last, that was the washing of my front porch.  Y'all, It was good to be home, I can't tell you how wonderful it felt to just to stay home for the entire day.  Anybody?

Washing away the spider webs who thought they had found a winter home.  I was glad to be out here on the front porch.  I am usually a regular on my porch.  When you are to busy to set on the front porch, you are just to busy. Anybody?

  I have slowly been adding fall to our porch, maybe a few fall pillows, 
and I believe it will be completed. 

The sun is starting to set, and the porch is drying. 
So, sweet friends, I leave you for my front porch.
It awaits me with a cup of hot coffee, 
and a swing full of soft fluffy pillows.

Share your Saturday, I would love to hear from you.

Love your home, make it home for the ones you love.

Simply Farmhouse