Saturday, May 30, 2009

Prayer for a Little Home

God send us a little home,
To come back to, when we roam.

Low walls and fluted tiles,
Wide windows, a view for miles.

Red firelight and deep chairs,
Small white beds upstairs-

Great talk in little nooks,
Dim colors, rows of books.

One picture on each wall,
Not many things at all.

God send us a little ground,
Tall trees stand round.

Homely flowers in brown sod,
Overhead, thy stars, O God.

God blessed thee, when winds blow,
Our home, and all we know.

~Florence Bone

Dear Friends,

We are enjoying a very beautiful Saturday here in Idaho. And what more enjoyable way to spend it than in your company!

Yesterday we went birthday shopping for AnnaMarie, and found a few items to add to Tasha's Nature Club library (and first aid kit). The little book is a camping journal, to record the times spent in the outdoors. To celebrate the beginning of camping season, Audrey, Tasha, Frankie, and I spent the night in our tent in the back yard last night, to get into practice. The rest of the family would've come, too, but the tent is getting a little cozy for our growing family!
We also found a more powerful microscope for the nature club to observe the tiny bugs and critters floating in the pond water we've been bringing home. Now, to find a nice cabinet to house our Nature Club library and specimens, etc.!

Just in time to prepare for pickling/kraut season, we found this beautiful crock, which matches the one we have of our grandmas perfectly~one for a dill crock (a la Euell Gibbons), and one for sauerkraut.

And how blessed we feel to have found all this homespun wool yarn (plus two more balls that wouldn't fit in the basket) for nine dollars! We should have enough for Tasha Tudor shawls for everyone this winter.
And now we're off to weed, water, sow, and celebrate AnnaMarie's birthday by picnicking and swimming in a local reservoir called Jensen Grove. May you take time to celebrate the little things in life, and may the Lord bless you, wherever you may roam.




  1. Feliz Cumpleanos a tu adorada nina! Que lindo que pudistes encontrar todo las cosas que nos mostrastes :)

    A mi tambien me gusta mucho Tasha Tudor!

    Gracias amiga mia, por compartir!

    lady m

  2. What wonderful finds! I love the crock. I am green with, uh... herbs. Yes, that's it. Herbs. :)

    We received the letters today from our wild west cousins! How exciting! Our little "Sarah" is growing in her letter writing skills and will be writing back soon. I mailed the letter she did as the assignment during week one -- I bet our letters crossed, but she will be writing again in response to your nice letters.

    I'm sure wanting to see pictures of the Tasha Tudor shawls when they're done.


  3. Wow some great finds the yarn is beautiful~ I keep trying to knit but I am terrible maybe one day with alot of practice.
    When I was pregnant with my middle son I was on the phone while I was cooking dinner talking to my mom and on accident I ate a whole huge jar of sauerkraut. Talk about cravings hehehe! I thought I might get sick but I was fine lol! My mom had a real good laugh.
    Have a great weekend enjoying all that nature and fresh air blessings :-)

  4. Camping is so much fun! And your crock and yarn are splendid!
    I especially want to wish AnnaMarie a very happy birthday!
    A picnic is a wonderful way to spend ones birthday! ;~}
    Blessings to you all!


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