Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It's all about the sunrise...

It's what I live for, how 'bout you...
But today I found the most wonderful blog that
says it all, 'My 5 Acre Dream'....
Leigh tells why we do it, why we homestead,
why we struggle with the weather,
the rising food and feed costs...
she get's it!
I had to chuckle to myself yesterday when I told
my daughter my cukes were 3 inches long,
I'm going to make relish and dills this year...her reply:
well, I can buy a jar of relish that will last me all year...
nuff said...!

There are more than beautifully cultivated flower species,
there is an overlooked beauty that now resides in my
micro-homestead...the milkweed!
Walk ever so closely with nostrils flared
and you'll have your reward, a strong, sweet scent will
pull a smile out of your pocket...
daring you to enjoy the day!

Mmmmm...lunch...salads awaiting a grazer...

A bit-o-the sunshine in a first blossom...

Sunshine on pea pods, more snow peas to be harvested!

...and chicken poop on the front porch...
my flock loves grubbing around in the shade gardens
and I love the occasional crow to announce their arrival.
Isn't this what I'm talking about,
'a gone by the way side' way of living
that most only dream of!
I am lucky to have my lil' 6 acre piece of paradise,
my tumble down ol' farmhouse 2 miles from the city,
my heathen terrier Scratchy, my flock
and my will to make it all happen...
hey, it's summer...gotta go,
gotta make 24 batches of soap for a client,
put up them peas, go sniff the milkweed
and kick the poop into the hostas...
ahhhh, life is good on the homestead!

6 comments:

Vintage Green said...

You need to make some "no pooping zone" signs with chickens on them , like they have for dogs.

I am enjoying your homesteading travels. It feels like coming full circle in some ways does it not? (I think you know what I mean.)

You are making me miss my goats...

Leigh said...

I wanted to drop by to return the blog visit and thank you for your encouraging comment. And for the link to my post! Your blog is lovely. Beautiful photos.

Sharon said...

Thank you for the visit. Your blog is beautiful...just beautiful. I've been reading it on and off all day.

Your garden seems to be doing great, and way ahead of mine. I look forward to that first lettuce leaf and pea pod. When I taste that I'll know summer is really here.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

You're right..most people can only dream of it! I know it hasn't been easy for you all the time..if ever..( hard weather and all)but I feel so happy when I read your words of wonder and gratitude for your way of honoring nature! love like like a Sister..

Jane said...

Life does look very good on your homestead. And Scratchy is too cute!

Is is just me or do you not have a follow button? I keep looking, but cant find one.

Jackie said...

But her store bought relish will be full of corn syrup and chemicals...You should do a homestead B & B! It could be a whole experience, helping people "discover" flowers like milkweed, eat real food and play with chickens...