|Unplanned moment to remember...|
Unplanned...that is the key, I have come to realize that I cannot plan these moments, they just happen and so I have to be mindful to catch them and cherish them - it's the reason they are so very special. I have a lot of these 'memory snapshots' etched in my memory and they come back to me at unexpected times, triggered by a comment or an object, a photo...
I cherish these days at home with Hubbie, the dogs, our Pullets, the honeybees and all the wonderful wildlife that share our home and land and though these everyday scenes may seem mundane to anyone else, to me...they are my happy places.
|Our first ever garden-grown cabbage and broccoli|
|Garden tomato sandwiches - yum! Mayo, salt, pepper and a whisper of organic sugar. All on homemade wholewheat ciabatta bread: a tad burnt on the crust, oops.|
|Our very first raspberry harvest - once this bag is full I'm going to make Raspberry Pie from the Green Door Restaurant cookbook!|
|It's just a little cooler out now, time to enjoy my handmade house slippers before I have to pull-out the no-nonsense - cold season, Phentex slippers.|
|I love hanging clothes on the line and with the view at this clothesline, can you blame me?|
|The Mystery squash are decorative Gourds. We've always wanted to grow such gourds so we're celebrating them with a very Tracy Porter style table display|
The Mystery Squash...when I succeeded in cutting one open (an ax would have been a better tool than my kitchen knife) I realized that these are the decorative gourds we all love to display in our fall decor. So, after some grumbling over their not being the butternut squash we were expecting - I've celebrated their beauty.
And guess what? If you've been reading this blog you know that last year our compost produced a magnificent bunch of Butternut squash and well...it's doing it again! So we'll have gourds AND squash.
|working on the tractor and see the butternut squash vine growing out of the compost at bottom|
Hubbie came in after a long day of re-installing a radiator on the tractor then cutting the grass and asked if I wanted my fire pit for tonight - it was already 6pm and I was making pizza and my heart told me this was one of those special moments to grab onto even if I was a bit pooped. Yes! Let's do it.
|Genius! $30 dollar fire pit|
|I think Hubbie is a genius, love our fire pit!|
I'm so glad I was able to capture this perfect evening...right, Jack?