I want to thank Dawn, Mary, and Santie for their comments on the post I made yesterday. Wow, ladies, you have given me so much to think about for the future of my blog! I took notes and plan on incorporating your suggestions for posting topics. I am always so amazed to find out that anyone could honestly be interested in my common, every day life. But thank you so much to everyone that reads my posts and especially for the ones taking time out of your busy life to leave me a comment. You are all such an encouragement!
So, taking a cue from Dawn, I will try to re-introduce myself. I don't know of anything I can say that I haven't already said and I don't want to overwhelm and bore you, so I'll start small.
As T.S. Eliot said, Home is Where One Starts From.
So that is where I'll start:
I feel like our home should have a name because it is such a big part of our lives. It definitely has a personality. It is the background for most of our family pictures and many, many of our memories. While in our twenties, our house was built by my husband and his dad on land that was gifted to us from my husband's parents. Many friends helped out with the building of our house with FREE labor. So you see, our home is truly a Labor of Love.
We have lived in this blessed home in the appropriately named community of Pleasant Valley for 31 years.
|Click here to read the story of our home's cross.|
A clue to some of our hobbies can be seen peeking out of the woods to the side of our home.
|Our vacation home on wheels|
Our yard is patrolled and protected by two fearless pets. LOL :)
|Oops, the tractor going down the road grabbed Chip's attention.|
Maggie is camera-shy today.
I think she might be embarrassed about the new haircut she got.
She has to be sheared like a sheep in the summer, otherwise she would be one Hot Dog.
Our back yard is my on-going project.
I've brought down my garden size to these three little spots and love concentrating my efforts on them. They're a lot easier to care for than the huge plot Hubby used to dig up for us to plant and for me to tend. :)
Hannah and Noah, our two oldest grandchildren, ages 3 and 2, helped me plant the vegetable seeds in my Square-Foot garden. And, as you can see by the bean blooms, they have both have green thumbs.
I'm glad I made these pictures today because I didn't know I already have jalapenos almost big enough to pick!
I've got summer squash plants, a large oregano plant and tomato plants on the other side of the yard.
And last but not least, in the middle of the back yard is a little flower garden that is purely for eye candy.
No vegetables are found here.
This is the spot I see out my kitchen window while washing dishes, so I keep it happy and cheerful.
That's the end of my outdoor tour.
I'll save the inside for another day.
Hope you'll come back soon!