In farm news:
I do love flowers brightening up the desert. This is in the bucket with our pepper plant. Why yes, that is a stump that the bucket is on!
Some thoughts as I close this post:
Last Sunday we had two visits, one in the morning and these visitors helped Bill with the new barn and then we feed them lunch. We had a nice time and they loved all the things we have ongoing on the farm. It seems like life here will be a constant project as there is so much to do and so little time in each day. They made me smile, because they were genuinely interested in the framing of the windows, the woodstove rockwork, the art work I have made, the back yard, the porch and the critters. Then we had a visit in the evening with a group that had BBQ with us. This group humbled me a bit. You see, all the things that were positives in the morning were unfinished things by evening. The handcrafted items were seen in conjunction with the ability to purchase anything needed and therefore homespun was quirky not frugal or thoughtful.
Now to be clear, both visits were wonderful. It is always important to have a reminder that a person is deeply influenced by their circumstances and that sweatequity may not be understood by those that do not have to work the same way we do for the things we have. For me~I was reminded of the glass of water. Some will see it half full and others half empty. Bill and I will see that it has water!!!
Happy Birthday dear Grand #1
Love Papa and Gigi