Monday, March 27, 2017

Farm Life

Each time we go back to Iowa we almost always find ourselves in the middle of a new farm adventure. Maybe treasure hunts through the corncrib, or old toys stowed away in storage making a cameo appearance for a new generation. And always lots of outside time.

On this day the girls (Oma, myself, C and G) took a morning walk in pajamas. Coffee in hand, Oma in her slippers. The girls led the way.

They found their way to one of the fields adjacent to the farm. No longer farmed by our family, but still heavily used. It's spring though, too early to risk planting with last frost still a possibility. So at the moment the field is a graveyard of corn cobs and shin high stalks left from the fall harvest. And mud. Lots and lots of mud which does't mix well with slippers.

They had a blast climbing the hill and climbing around in the mud. They found a few old cobs and laughed when the wind got too carried away and their hair blew straight out from their heads.

Always an adventure to be had on the farm.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sewing Lessons

Oma is here this weekend - trust me when I say that if we could convince her to move in we would have done it by now!
Charlotte has been wanting to sew something for a while now. I'm not confident enough in my sewing abilities to pass anything along so I sent her to Oma.

Here she is finally getting her wished. We're in desperate need of more reusable napkins so Mom sat with Charlotte for some introductory sessions. She was thrilled....and Oma was happy to have someone interested in sewing...maybe this is one of those skills that skips a generation!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Building Boxes

Another house project underway.
Nearly a year after purchasing our new refrigerator we are preparing to have it installed.
In the year that's gone by we need two very large items to be completed. First we needed the new beam completed. Secondly we needed to have the floors complete. Now that those items are checked off the list we are building the box that will house the new refrigerator. A very large box.
It still needs finished, primed and painted and face frames, but it's started. We don't like to rush into things around here.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Two Peas in a Pod

These two love each other. It's remarkable to me to see how close they are, how protective of one another they are and how much they truly care for each other. That's not to say that they don't argue and fight and do all the things that typical siblings do. There's plenty of that.

But when they ask every night to have a slumber party, and reach for two of everything to make sure the other has one as well I take comfort in the relationship they are building. The foundation feels solid and I'm excited to see what they build over the years.