Friday, December 16, 2011

Homestead Happenings

I'm not quite sure how it seems that we have less going on at the homestead right now yet I feel as though I don't have the time to blog?

The garden was put to sleep this fall with a cover crop seed mixture that was put together by one of our local farms.

The new piggies are doing well- it will be March/April before we butcher again.

Work is still busy for my husband as we must have set some type of record here in Northern California for the driest December to date. I do believe that our normal rainfall in December is just over 10" and I wouldn't be surprised if we've only managed 2" so far. Plus, the next 10 days shows plenty of sunshine!

Timber Ann found a favorite book of hers under a dresser... or bed.. or tucked away in a closet somewhere. It's been missing long enough that I didn't think to put it on our Favorite Book List, but it is certainly one of her favorites. Now that it has been found we're back to reading it daily. She likes to read it to me from memory. While it's not a Christian book, it upholds values that have seem to have been forgotten by this country... A daddy that goes off to work to provide for his family. A mommy that stays home to raise her children and educate them. One that loves to spend time with her little ones, not ship them off as quickly as possible. One that is diligent. A family that eats supper together. It's called Little Mommy.

Layton has been a busy Lego beaver and has been creating all kinds of things. He brought me this dragon the other morning before the sun came up.

Tomorrow he turns 5. Ah! Where did the time go? He was just a newborn sleeping on my chest. He was just a toddler learning to talk. And now, 5? I want to cherish every single day that I have with him because the time passes all too quickly. Soon he will be grown with a family of his own and I'll look back wondering how all of that life happened in just a blink. What a sweet, sweet blessing he is to me.

Happy Birthday Layton!


Thistle Cove Farm said...

It's always busy on the homestead; Merry Christmas to you and yours from Thistle Cove Farm.

Anonymous said...

Awe, you have a December baby too!!! We've had a busy week...and some more fun thrown into the mix...but tomorrow we'll have a soup lunch and cake with family. =)

Happy Birthday Layton! Time does fly!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy the old fashioned books...thanks for sharing yours at Christmas....Mel's Designs

FabricFascination said...

My daughter had that book when she was little. I hope that you and your family have a warm and wonderful holiday.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to Layton :) :)

We haven't had much rain here on the central coast of California, either. When it does rain, it's only for a day. However, we do have the ocean fog that rolls in every evening and rolls out every morning. So the water from that keeps everything green.

Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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