A few springs past...

Here are some pictures from a few springs back, Mama in the greenhouse

Hannah driving the team during spring plowing

Chickens are always hungry

A busy farm kitchen at high noon

Picking and grinning with friends under the maple tree

Washing hair in the creek, talk about running water!

Early crop planting- cabbage and brocoli.

We love our good ole' wringer washer!

What better way to end your day than with a farm fresh meal and a family prayer of thanks.

These pictures were taken by John Partipillo, thanks John!


Mrs. Stam said...

These are beautiful picture, makes me want to come and visit you all. What a blessed family,

Thank you for sharing part of your life with us all

Many blessing
Mrs Stam

Missy said...

Great pictures! Especially the "washin in the creek" one. :) Love your videos by the way!

Lisa said...

Oh, thank you so much for sharing these precious photos with everyone. Your names have become like familiar family friends around here. I have four daughters and one son and we watch all your DVD's often and listen to your music CD every day!

My girls do so wish they could meet you all someday, as do I!

Thank you again for all that you do, providing a wonderful vision for Godly feminine ladies, young and old to look to.


happy momma said...

Beautiful! The photos along with the music just feel like home. Thanks for sharing. God Bless

Chas said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pictures!!! Especially the last.
Thanks for so much inspiration!

The Simple Girl said...

These pictures just make me smile! :D

Sonya said...

I LOVE all of the pictures and we have had such fun watching your DVDs. You are all such an inspiration. I was wondering if you have ever thought of hosting "how-to" sessions in person on your homestead? It looks like you gals have lots of free time on your hands:), but I think it could be a lot of fun for all and you could put us to work!

moreofhim said...

Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! Thank you for sharing them.

God bless you - Julie

Kelsie-Anne said...

What lovely photos!

Ane said...

Ho! what a beautiful antiques,
Did you ever get anything caught in a wringer?or ruined a couple of shirts?

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

I just love them! Beautiful photos! :) So thankful you shared them with us!
Sending big warm hugs to each of you!


Treasures from a Shoebox said...

Ya'll are such an inspiration to our family! We bought your video set last year and set up a greenhouse this spring. We're growing our plants for the first time ever and are excited about our family garden. Thank you for instilling this desire to return to the basics in us!

Stephanie said...

Thank you for being such an inspiration. I greatly appreciate you and your videos. We are blessed to have found you all.
Stephanie Mullen

Regina said...

Thanks ladies for such beautiful pictures! I love the Homestead Blessings DVDs and I have learned so much from them.
It would be nice if you could come to CA and speak to our homeschool group. That would be a blessing!

Orenczaks said...

Beautiful family.

Angie said...

What an inspiration you are to us!

Anonymous said...


Lovely pictures but i was wondering what the picture/poster behind you ladies on the wall on the last one says in its entirety? Would love to find something similar for our home.

Thank you and God Bless


Anonymous said...

Great pics. I could live like this so long as I had skylights for daylight inside... and air conditioning! LOL.

Thanks for sharing.

Ken Branford said...

i love everything about you guys! thanks for posting so many great pictures!! Blessings on you, Deja
(how can i contact you?)

Hillery the Great Conquering the plains of Canada! said...

Absolutely beautiful photos!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ladies,

We girls have been wondering if there are any menfolk in the family. The photo of pickin' with friends - is that your husband and boys? We feel like we are getting to know you as we've watched all your DVD's, listened to your (beautiful) music, have met your neighbors the Wallers (when they came through Colorado) and are making our way through your blog.
may the Lord continue to watch over & bless you,
by His grace alone, HveHope

Anonymous said...

I should've said (old neighbors) as we know they've gone on from your area.
p.s. We enjoyed your cameo appearance in their FranklinSpringsMedia DVD A Journey Home!!