Beautiful Morning Glory

                                                              The last of the Zinnias

The corn patch under the Martin houses, praying for a good yield this fall!

Our garden is filled with butterflies

This morning we went to pick apples in one of our small orchards

Some on the trees, some on the ground

The start of a good pickin'

Some were pretty high in the trees and a little hard to reach. 
We hope to start pickin' on the hill top orchard this coming week.

Giving our new work horse a sweet snack. Notice her beautiful bluish eye? 
We call her Shenandoah, because it means "clear eyed daughter of the stars". She actually has two blue eyes!
We are very excited about getting a new horse, a new "homestead blessing"!


Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Beautiful photos! Glad to hear things are going so well for you all!

katy :)

Mikailah said...

Beautiful... We have a lot of butterflies this year as well! ;) And Shenandoah is beautiful... I love horses.

Blessings in Him,

Mrs.Rabe said...

We have a horse that we call Cheyenne that has one blue eye and one brown! She is sweet natured. Our new pony is not very sweet to her though....sigh.

I am sure Shenandoah will enjoy all the apples you give her! She's lovely...


TheCrankyCrow said...

I would love so to spend a day with you all...looks like heaven to me....Wishing you a Sunday filled with blessings....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Monique Elisabeth said...

Such beautiful pictures. The horse looks so very sweet, I love the name.
Have a wonderful day.

Don and Shelly said...

Ladies, after lots of planning and dreaming it looks like we'll be moving closer to your neck of the woods. Don took a job in the Johnson City area and we plan to check out Lobelville on the way out. We're really looking forward to joining the ranks of the "producers" rather than just being comsumers. Blessings!

38ea757a-cc7f-11e0-83e0-000bcdca4d7a said...

Love you blog. You all have a piece of heaven there. Keep it up. Can't wait for the cookbook to arrive. Bless you all. On days that are kinda bad for me I visit your site and things always look better afterwards, thanks. Mugsi

goatldi said...

We are up to our eyeballs in apples too. Tomatoes are late due to our cranky Spring weather but those are finally coming on.

Welcome Shenandoah you blue eyed beauty!

Renata said...

What a beautiful horse you have! You have a lovely harvest of apples - do you have any plans for them?
Your pictures are beautiful
Thank you for sharing your day

MummaMarie said...

love all of the flowers!

Elese said...

Hello ladies, your new horse is beautiful! So fun to hear about all the happenings around Homestead Blessings this time of year. I too would be interested in hearing about your plans for the apples. I'm hoping to get lots of sauce and dehydrated apples done this month and next, also want to try apple leather with cinnamon, yum! Thanks so much for sharing. Can't wait for your cookbook to come out! Have a blessed day. :)

Eve said...

Nice Pics! Glad to see someone else's harvest and to read that someone else prays for their harvest :)

Emily said...

Beautiful! Just Beautiful! Thank-you for posting all that you have! My name Is Emily I have eight Brothers and sisters in my family, and we all were delighted to receive the video “Homestead Blessings The Art Of Soap Making” a year ago! We have been trying our best on making soap, and I was going to ask you if maybe you could send me a half recipe of Basic Soap! My email is I would be so thankful if you would.