Mama has kept busy these past months drawing and re-drawing the Homestead Blessings Coloring Book. Every page is hand sketched and is a work of homesteading art- each drawing reflecting our life on the homestead and many drawings are memories and have stories behind them. We are very excited about it being finished and available now, just in time for the holiday gift giving season.
You did a beautiful job, Mom!
Earlier this fall we spent some time on the back roads up on the ridge tops gathering wild muskadine and fox grapes.
We made quite a few jars of jelly from these gatherings.
Almost every day we make at least one or two handwoven homestead potholders.
These potholders sure are handy around the kitchen. We love using them!
The other day we went out to gather the purple cone flower to make our tonics and such...
We ended up capturing some gorgeous pictures of bees on the purple cone...
The newest member of the farm...
A beautiful 17month old registered Quarter Horse gelding...
who is a beautiful red dun and a sweet little guy
Hannah and I look forward to training him this winter
His name is Pistol.
Our neighbors beautiful cows
What a pretty Jersey girl!
Here's a parting shot from the homestead, the peaceful creek meandering along, the tire swing hanging on the sugar maple, brilliant autumn colors... simple homestead blessings!