Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Funnies!


"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine"
Proverbs 17:22

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Making Melody

Charlotte was a disabled lady from our church.
I tried to help her by cleaning her tiny
apartment and taking her grocery shopping.
I visited her a few times when she was dying
in the care facility.
This doesn't sound exactly like the post title, does it!
But after Charlotte went to be with the Lord,
I was given a couple of her things
that her children didn't want ~
her Bibles and her music stand.
I use her Bibles but didn't really
have a use for her music stand.
But one of my sweet grand daughter's
needs one for her violin music.
She's 7 years old and loves pink!
Gentleman Farmer and I took the dusty
old black music stand and fancied it up
a bit for our little musician.
Here are the before's and after's!

The black music stand

Disassembled and ready to clean

Cleaned and lightly sanded

The first of MANY coats of Berry Pink paint

A touch of oil painted musical whimsey!
The finished stand ready for Miss R
to make melodies!

I think Charlotte would be pleased that
someone was putting her music stand to good use
and giving pleasure to others with their music!
"speak to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord;"
Ephesians 5:19

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rainy Day Excursion Part 2

Con't. from yesterday!

After our visit to Chocolate Flower Farm
we made our way North to

Cultus Bay Farm House

From the Website's FAQ page

"How Old Is the House?

The Victorian – style farmhouse was built by my husband Tom. He started it in 1984and it’s been a gradual process towards finishing. Since he followed old building styles, many people think it’s really an old home. He built it all – even the windows!"

Strolling among the beautiful garden finery
dispite the pouring rain.

As you walk thru the delightful maze of plants,
you think you are walking thru a garden
but in fact, all of these plants are in pots that
sit on benches throughout the nursery.

The Knot Garden

Just as the clouds covered the early summer sky,
so does this cloud of honeysuckle vine
cover it's trellis.

Our day ended on a happy, soggy note.
We came home with a wagon load of
new goodies for our gardens
and a new favorite for our
garden purchases.

If you are ever in the area, I encourage you
to take a trip to Whidbey Island and
visit these lovely nurseries. If not in person,
go to their website and enjoy the next best thing!
"For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:"
Isaiah 55:10

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Rainy Day Excursion! (Part 1)

T'was a very rainy birthday celebration
for Farmer's Daughter #1
on our day trip to Whidbey Island.
We checked out some delightful
garden nurseries.

The Grand Girls' first ferry ride

Welcome to Chocolate Flower Farm (click for link)

Big umbrella for big rain!

Taking shelter while petting the
piggy garden greeter.

Most of the plants at Chocolate Flower Farm are
chocolate colored, chocolate scented, have a chocolate name..
well, you get the idea...

Anyone know the name of this plant?
Looks like a foxglove with wee chocolate
colored flourets.

How about this tree with blooms
that look like white roses hanging
from the branches?



Pepper, the cat!

Please come back tomorrow for the
rest of the story!
"Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase,
and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit."
Leviticus 26:4

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Funnies!


"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine"
Proverbs 17:22

Thursday, June 21, 2012

It's a mystery to me!

I've discovered something quite intriguing in
Won't you come see?
""And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing."
I Corinthians 13:2

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Welcome Summer!

" Thou hast established all the boundaries of the earth; Thou hast made summer and winter."
Psalm 74:17

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Lighthouse

Sometimes, the Gentleman Farmer and I
like to go 'adventuring' to nearby
places that we have not been before.
Saturday, being a bit gray and blustery,
we journeyed to the little islands
Vashon and Maury.

The Lighthouse
Pt. Robinson Park
Maury Island

Caretakers Cottage

Barn swallows sail above us
as we stroll the walk between cottages.

This odd contrivance, once used to pull boats
on and off the beach, now plays the part of
picnic table.
It still rides the rails that travel down to the shore.

This charming little swing
(which the Gentleman Farmer said he thought he could make me one of)
sat at the bottom of a cliff that was an avalanche
of blackberry blossoms.
A lovely way to ponder the day.


"I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life."
John 8:12

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday Funnies!

Redneck Carshow!

You may be a Redneck if....

















Do you have a funny caption for these?
Please share in the comments!
I'll share mine there, too!
"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine"
Proverbs 17:22

Friday, June 8, 2012

Herb Butter

Come to The Pantry ~
I'm making Herb Butter!

"He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;"
Psalm 104:14