Monthly Archives: March 2012

decorah eagles

I am enjoying watching the Decorah eagles. The first eaglet hatched yesterday and the second one today. One to go. The parents are very attentive, feeding bits of fish to the babies today. This is a wonderful opportunity to watch an amazing process up close and personal. You can view the eagle cam here. ~~Rhonda

menu plan monday ~ march 26, 2012

When the twins put their heads together, they always remind me of the fairy tale about Snow White and Rose Red. Today we took straw bales out to the farm for the potato patch. The girls were fascinated. Though Snow White said, “This is itchy,” and hopped up right away. Quick and easy menu this […]

Sunday bouquet

The lilacs are perfuming the yard. Our yard has shrubs from my mom’s yard, my grandmother’s yard, and my mother-in-law’s yard. All went into the bouquet. ~~Rhonda

“baby” ants

While enjoying the east porch Saturday afternoon, the girls discovered a line of small ants moving across the railing. “Look at the baby ants!” Fascinating! Having the ant crawl over her fingers and hand didn’t bother her at all. Different story for her sister. Had to show it to Pa. Putting the ant back “so […]

grooming Zak

We spent some time on the east porch Saturday afternoon. The twins found the cat brush and they had a great time grooming Zak. The first few strokes were a little hesitant. Zak is so compliant and easy-going that it didn’t take the twins long to relax and enjoy brushing the kitty. The girls also […]

menu plan monday ~ march 19, 2012

We are enjoying beautiful weather and the garden is full of bloom. Quince and daffodils with hints of coral made up the Sunday bouquet. Hard to choose what to use when there is so much available. This week’s menu will be fairly easy as we have a lot going on. DH has several meetings and […]

spring time in the garden

My favorite time of year is when spring finally arrives. This year it’s a few weeks early. No complaints from me! Yellows, pinks and blues…refreshing after the browns and grays of winter. Magnolia ‘Jane’ Hyacinth This small spirea has tiny sweet blossoms on it. I don’t remember the variety. Daffodils…such happy flowers. The blossoms of […]

tutorial for making fence posts for putz houses

When crafting Putz houses (or little glitter houses as they are also called), the details are up to you. These little buildings have their own charm, from the simplest to the most ornate. When crafting your own, you are free to detail and embellish them as little or as much as you like. I have […]

grands in the garden

Saturday we enjoyed a day at the farm. I sat in the sun and watched everyone cleaning the yard, pulling weeds, digging out honeysuckle vines, building the base for the chicken coop, and other general garden/yard work. It’s hard for me to walk over uneven ground, so I was happy to watch. The twins were […]

menu plan monday ~ march 12, 2012

Spring weather and temps are predicted for this week. We’re looking forward to that! Lettuce is sprouting in our garden and the yard is full of daffodils. The bright, cheery bouquet in my craft room smells so good! I tried a new recipe Sunday, instead of having the spaghetti I had planned. Chicken and Dumpling […]