The Progressive Fruit

Each and every day, we strive to learn something new. At least one thing. Anything. Every day. It’s kind of our mantra around the farm, as there is a l w a y s an abundance of newness to be discovered. However, in this particular season, there is rarely a day that goes by in…

Bread & Butter Zucchini Pickles

Ahh, canning season… One of my most favorite things about spring/summer. 馃檪 With all the busyness and bounty that comes along this time of year, we’ve set aside Wednesday as our “canning day”. It’s something I absolutely must schedule for a certain day – else it may not get done. So, it’s my intention to…

Sanctuary Scutwork

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden to work it and take care of it.” – Genesis 2:15 I love that verse. I love the fact that as soon as God breathed life into the nostrils of man, he put the man in a garden. To work it. To take […]

Sanctuary Scutwork

“The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden to work it and take care of it.” – Genesis 2:15 I love that verse. I love the fact that as soon as God breathed life into the nostrils of man, he put the man in a garden. To work it. To take…

A King’s Crown

A pomegranate in December. One single, solitary pomegranate, on the bush, in December. Hhmm. I smile inside, and probably a little bit on the outside, too.  And it finds me just a few quiet days before Christmas. As I’m walking in the backyard of a home that holds so much of my heart, my granddaddy…

A little fir tree in a big empty field

Our book nook. (insert pic of christmas books) Around here, we love books. And around here, we love Christmas. Combine the two and there is potential for, well, some serious Christmas book reading! Which is kind of the idea, isn’t it? This one, The Little Fir Tree by Margaret Wise Brown is, by far, one…

Tea Time!

When I was younger, one of the things I looked most forward to, while at my grandmother’s house, was her sweet tea. It was, to me, better than any kind of candy. Probably because it had the sugar content of an entire case of soft drinks. Of course, I didn’t know that at the time….

The Necessary

“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Saint Francis of Assisi Just some words of wisdom I felt led to share. Ponder a while…

Intentional

in路ten路tion路al (n-tnsh-nl) adj. 1. Done deliberately; intended: an intentional slight. See Synonyms at voluntary. 2. Having to do with intention. in路tention路al路ly adv. I hope to be more “intentional” about writing here… 馃檪