Okay-so this one doesn't always make my house run more smoothly but he's still cute.
This blue sponge ware bowl also sits in my office. The edges are very worn.
This was the salt dip jar that I dusted off and now use. It used to hang on the wall in my Grandmother's house but now just sits on my counter. It's so convenient to grab a pinch of salt while cooking. I don't know why I didn't do this sooner.
A Rooster vinegar cruet. Wish I could find the oil mate that goes with it.
This box was also my Grandmothers. It was originally used for writing cards. She used it for her Rosary beads. I use it for my ECB's at CVS.
A beautiful Violet from our yard. It's the RI state flower but truly a weed. However, last year I sugared some of the flowers and used them to decorate a cake. They were delicious.
Marigold and sunflower seeds that our homeschool group planted.
This cutie was visiting our pond this morning. No doubt getting ready to lay some eggs if she hasn't already.
The backside of my garden. We have high fences all around it because the deer would eat everything.
Inside my garden. We still have to finish the wood around the raised beds. So much to do. The blue barrels are made from recycled plastic and collect water for my garden. We have well water so every little bit I can save helps.
Presents from my chickens today. Yes, my coop is very clean. Chicken coops should never smell. a simple raking of the bedding each day and the smell is diminished. We clean out the whole coop twice or even three times a year and use the waste in the garden for fertilizer. Clean coops make healthy chickens and healthy chickens make amazing eggs!
I'm amazed at how life goes on around us when seemingly, we are doing nothing. It is life here lately, a comfortable way with homeschooling our kids, raising animals, connecting with other homeschoolers, bartering for services and just enjoying the land and nature around us.
I feel a need to go buy a "Life is Good" T-shirt.