Sunday, October 25, 2009
Just give me sticks and I'm happy~
Kinda like this white stuff humans call snow~!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
We were contacted by This Old House Magazine this past summer, they wanted one of our birdhouses for the October 2009 issue of there magazine. Needless to say we were honored to have been chosen.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Our new rustic birdhouse with handcut metal art flower~
Wrens do love our birdhouses~ have to control myself tho, I want to push in the sticks hanging out the opening, we enjoy watching them from the kitchen window. Love birds and nature.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I'd not noticed the tree before full of cotton on the branches, nature is beautiful. Every Spring we have the snow for a few days but in my hurry up world had not stopped to observe.
So think there is a lesson for myself and maybe anyone who reads this, we really need to stop~ look~ and listen when we are outside.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Now if we are blessed with timely rains, plus heat units from the Sun, humidity as well~ combine these factors all together to make an excellent corn crop.
Pete and I love walking down the lane between the cornfield, listening to the rustling of the leaves, nature at it's finest. You can hear it grow~
Huge mighty John Deere Track Tractor pulling the 90 ft planter. Long way from horses.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Listed below are some of the latest designs from us here at the farm.
Have a great Spring everyone and birdhouses make a Awesome Mother's Day gift ~ or maybe start a collection for yourself, you'll get hooked on collecting them, plus enjoy watching the birds as well.
April fools day joke on me~ crooked Red painted birdhouse with splashes of Yellow~ Vintage Yellow faucet too!
Designer Red Oriole Bird Feeder with Yellow Ceramic Bowls
Reclaimed black old door knob Birdhouse~ Rusty steel roof~ Metal Flower so Awesome~!
Abstract Metal Art design with Black Wood Frame~!
Metal Art Abstract Design - Modern Cottage - Wall Decor
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Coming home from a mini weekend in Kentucky the drive home took us thru Missouri. As we approched Bowling Green a roadside sign said: Historical home of Champ Clark.
My dad had told me my grand father's nick name was Champ, so we drove into town to check out this historical home and read about the politican from Missouri.
Love lil mini trips with no particular place or destination, stopping on a whim to explore an area.
Posted the link to the website at the bottom of the pictures. Interesting read if you love history.
Link to the Champ Clark History:
Friday, March 20, 2009
One of my favorite shops on Etsy is the Waterrose~ Her workmanship with textiles and embroidery is outstanding. Love how she combines old school with a new twist-look. She's created her own unique style, calling them handcrafted obsessions. Go check out her shop, you won't be dissapointed.
Sheet Music Cuff Hand Embroidery
Pansy Appliqued Wool Felt Cuff
Queen Annes Lace Earrings
Queen Annes Lace Necklace
Check out her shop:
Thursday, March 12, 2009
This is the beginning of more such secret contests for our blog, love paying it forward so to speak. Hopefully this birdhouse will bring a smile to it's new owner.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Two of them were only a couple of years old, another has been around 50 plus years, the closest to our farm home is the smallest and open only a couple of hours 3 times a week. We are lucky to have this library which shares a tiny structure with the city snow truck, now boasts 2 computers, storytime for children, a reading area, newspapers, magazines, movie rentals, and you can request a book, all of this in a town of 128 people. It's a happening place during those two hours.
I've missed a unique world by not checking out library's, it's not a boring place, we need to continue to support them so they don't become extinct. My humble suggestion this week, peruse a library~
Computer Code Crashed Chenille Baby Bib
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Carrie Bradshaw's Quotes Computer Crash
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Mini - Wall Art - Arbitrary Word = Crashed
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Computer Epic Fail Vinly Decal
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
You can walk around it, there will be chairs, people can kick back and relax in front of the fire. Roast marshmellows, make smores, hot dogs whatever??? Think of all the stories that will be shared when they entertain guests.
The stainless steel legs attach to a raised brick firepit in a the center of a home. Once again I call Pete a master artist working with steel. He has the God given talent to see a raw sheet of iron and invision a completed object.
Yes it looks like a space ship ready for take off~ but I'm actually the hood for a fireplace.
Fireplace hood constructed of stainless steel~ 4ft square in size with tapered top.
Stainless steel squared 10ft long pipe with smaller internal insert. This pipe goes up to the roof, pete made flanges for inside and outside on the roof~ Internal insert keeps heat inside so you don't get burned if you touch the pipe and prevents fires.