Thursday, June 30, 2011

I am Blessed...

...with wonderful friends...

who send delightful handmade gifts...

simply for suggesting a name...

for one of her 2 baby goats!
(You must go see those adorable little kids~
Bonnie and Peggy Sue!)
You can visit my dear friend Lori by
stopping in at

Blossom Sundries

or her Etsy Shoppe.

Thank you, sweet friend!


...and darling family...

Beautiful Orchid Bouquet
for a birthday gift...

...and a memento (because I wanted one!) from a recent trip to Mexico
from Farmer's Daughter #2.

A lovely Mother's Day Fuchsia Basket...

...and a wonderful garden hat

(which came with a trip to the

PNW Ballet's Midsummer Night's Dream)

for my April birthday

from Farmer's Daughter #1!

See! I am blessed!


You are all treasures!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!


"Bless the LORD, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's."
Psalms 103:1-5

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer on the farm

Summer has come at long last to Cove Cottage Farm!

As I lie under the verdant green of the stately old Maple tree,

I dream of what the days of summer hold for me

here on our sweet little farm.

Bowers of flowers to be pressed...

...or woven into gifts for cherished friends and family.

Turning bounty

into blessings....
 be savored when once again, the days of summer

have past.

Beholding beauty...

and sharing our place

with other gentle dwellers on the farm.

Welcoming the simple tasks

and sharing the simple beauty

of a lifelong journey

that began one summer

many years ago.


Joining Kathy for


"Thou hast established all the boundaries of the earth; Thou hast made summer and winter."

Psalm 75:17

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Knock, knock!

Anybody still out there?

Won't you, please, come out to

my garden?

I have a fun little tutorial to share with you.

See you in

"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; Seek, and you will find;

Knock, and it will be opened to you."

Luke 11:9

Friday, June 10, 2011


I'm back in The Garden (click to visit) again.

These days, if I'm not here, you will

most likely find me there.

Why not 'follow' me there?


"I AM the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, he prunes it, that it may bear more fruit.

Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, be bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing. If anyone does not abide in Me, he is thrown away as a branch, and dries up; and they gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full."

Selected from John 15

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


...I'm playing in the garden!

Please, won't you come and join me.

"And the LORD God took the man, and put him into
the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it."
Genesis 2:15