Monday, May 18, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Monday, May 04, 2015

"open sleigh"

 Back when Ed and I were married in August of 1981.. we went together and picked out a nice new bedroom set.  And it was the only one that we ever bought. Now, I suppose as a rule, people don't buy many bedroom sets, but we have had our friends - after a while - buy new ones, some friend have had several new ones.. and not that it matters to me... but after having just one set all this time...
I really wanted something different. I have, for a very long time, always wanted a "sleigh bed"... I just think they are so pretty and of course a "sleigh" theme is right up my alley... so... we went shopping and two  months ago... we ordered this....
a beautiful sleigh bed. It's big... and I am now thinking it's a good thing we have a fairly large bedroom, because I didn't know how big until we uncrated it and got it up to our room... since we had to move everything about, it was also a good time to go threw the room and really get things picked up... this year will be in our house for five years.. so, it's time to do a complete overhaul....
I was (am) so excited to have it all set up now, and I must admit... "Ed's quilt" looks pretty grand on it.... (though I  need to do something about the pillows!!!)....
I also have the other "descend plate" quilt that will look nice on it as well... but this is good... 

such a blessing and I will have many sweet dreams in my "open sleigh" bed!!!

Friday, May 01, 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

driving with friends...



A beautiful spring day arrived on Saturday.. perfect for hitching up, driving and full filling a promise!!! it's going to be a fun day. My friend Shirley had brought her grand daughter (who loves horses) to the farm for a visit over a year ago. But because I got "stuck at work (post office)" I never got home in time to be with them. We have talked off and on about making up that visit, and today is the day.  Good ol Duke, he hasn't been hitched in months, other than the one Sunday we did get the sleigh out this winter... but this gentle giant always goes with the "flow".. and I knew he would give us all a nice little drive. 


Shirley came and brought not just Casey, but her dad, Mike and her uncle Chris (Shirley's sons). Duke was all hitched and ready to go, so we started out driving about the farm. Casey was joyous and as soon as she got in the cart, she talked about all the things she's enjoy. She was so cute and fun, I could have driven with her all day...she and I went around a few times, and then I asked Shirley if she would like a ride...
Always up for fun and an adventure, Shirley was more than happy to hop in with Casey and I .. and off we went. I have to say we were a bit squished in the forecart.... which is why I really hope that sometime this summer, I find a cart that can carry more people comfortably.... a four wheeled cart with two seats would be perfect....
but we had a nice drive all the same. 

"Uncle Chris" took a ride with me as well.. and Casey a few rides... such fun, this  is what I always think of when driving... to be able to share this with family and friends. Driving along isn't the same as it is with friends...
Casey, after her rides was so excited to help unhitch and asked if she could brush Duke out. I love it when kids want to do "the work" as well as have fun. 
My sweet gentle boy was so good with this little gal, and she wasn't one bit afraid of him.....
She "hit all the right spots".....
and you can just tell how much Duke enjoyed all the attention after his work.....
Since Casey didn't quite want the day to be over... we brought out a "horse" more of her size. 
She was so happy to walk Mocha around the farm (and Mocha enjoyed a taste of that new grass)....
A bit of grooming, warm sunshine, and grass... what more could a "horse" ask for....
Certainly a great day for a little gal who is beginning to love horses, but I have to admit... an even "better day" for a big gal who has loved horses for many years... and sharing them is always the best!!!!!


We have made another promise for another day... and  I will be sure that it happens... next time.. Mocha is going to work......