In my blog I plan to chat about nature, crafts, baking, gardening, beekeeping, and anything else that happens to pop into my head. Sit back, relax for five minutes of a day, and enjoy!
Monday, October 28, 2013
On Friday morning, My Shug and I woke up feeling so relieved. I can't believe how good it felt to not have to go into town and take care of the other house. Even though I will miss it, as all of you said, I will create new memories at our new house. We already are....and the relief to not have to make the payments and keep it clean and mowed and heated.....you can imagine. So Friday evening we decided to take some people out to eat that helped us get the house ready to sell. Mom, Gloria (cousin) and Vickie (Cousin)
Ok well that guy on the end might not have helped, but his wife works hard enough for both of them! No not this end, this end is my Dad...the other end! (Ralph, Robert, Dad)
And On Saturday we took the day off. The whole day! We stopped on our way out of town at a bazaar and I bought these adorable hot pads. Aren't they cute? My Shug said they were not cute, but I have it on good authority that they are. I might try to make some.
We headed to Indianapolis and as always, first stop....Barnes and Noble, and I got these two magazines. Anyone notice how expensive magazines are getting?
Then we went to my cousin's house. They grow all of their own food. One thing we noticed this year, we planted a few tomato plants right outside our door, and we ate more of them. Convenience is the key in everything. Right outside the door is convenient. And we noticed their garden was right outside their back door.
My Shug had garage envy!
We noticed these ladies keeping an eye on everyone.
They had chickens,
and a loud rooster or two! And a pig and some goats and some other critters.
It is a self-sufficient farm. (this is my cousin too - I have a LOT of cousins and I love them all!)
And a LOT of work!
I loved this young lady...
and she loved me!
(sorry about the blurry pics, but peeps, these animals don't hold still for a photo shoot, and I didn't hold still for a kiss!)
I'm 55. A wife, a beekeeper, a gardener, and a crafter. I like to read; novels and old cookbooks with history in them are my favorites. I've been married for 18 years to a loving, hard-working man, who makes me laugh. We have a little dog that was found dumped in a park, and given to us. He is a boy, but has a girl name. Sorry Dixie. (could be uni-sex I suppose)
We have decided to take a journey together and build a new home on some land we purchased a few years ago. We are building the home ourselves. And we are currently living in 500 square feet in one room in the basement of this house we are building. I've created "The House on Hilltop Farm" blog, so I can record the journey. The Bee Lady from Hilltop Farm is about everything else going on in my life.
Nice to meet you.
So, I showed my niece my new (old) camper and she said, "I love the name coral belle. Coral reminds me of the ocean and the color of the camper reminds me of the color of the water in the ocean." (Out of the mouths of babes!)