Monday, September 23, 2013

Kindred spirits

Several months ago while I was at the shop. In the early spring I believe it was ,  a very nice gentleman stoped in and we struck up the nicest conversation. 
Seems we had more then a bit in common especially our fondness for the east coast. (Maine) and I had shared with him my secret at the time. Our plans to perhaps purchase the little cottage. 
He enlightend me on the Maine author Louise Dickinson Rich who wrote We Took To The Woods. Instantly I needed to read it lucky for me during a conversation with my best friend Kim about the conversation with my new friend . She told me that she had a copy. I read it! I loved it and ordered another one of her works. Several times this summer my new friend has been in to visit. And last Saturday he came in bearing a small gift.
I opened it. I could barley contain my excitement. There in my hands was my own copy of the Peninsula by the same author. She had written about the very area where our tiny little cottage is! I am enjoying taking my time and am reading it now. What an education I feel I have recieved .And how is it you thank a friend for such a fine gift, and kindered spirit.

Also last weekend while at the shop waiting for Kim to come in and have a visit with me. A woman drove up in the cutest little Mini Cooper. I could tell she was wearing braids ! Ah Kim had gotten a sporty new car and didn't tell me! 

Nope wasn't her! It was me! Well have you ever met yourself? She was taller no doubt. However our lives turned out to be very similar. She also lives in an old farm house. Loves all things that I do, and they just put geothermal in their home too. 
I can not tell you the joy a few of my new "friends " have brought to me! I love having the tiny little shop. And getting to meet new people. An unexpected gift for sure!

Monday, September 16, 2013

A little fall decor!

Ok, these fun wreaths will be at vintiques this weekend and next!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Noticing the late summer light!

This morning things finally cooling down in our little slice of Indiana as much as the rest of the country this morning. All the flooding, and fires ugh. Too sad. I guess sometimes it's good to live in a fly over state. Taking the dogs out this morning I noticed the coolness, the wet grass and the light. So I snapped a few pics of said light. I hope you notice it where ever you are too!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Almost fall

I am not sure when it happens but I sure wish I would pay more attention to when it does to see if it falls on a certain date, the same every year? Their gone, the barn swallows that is... I watch them return in the spring, build their nest raise their young, take sips of water from the pool, they keep me company when I mow the back field with the tractor, and eat up all those yummy bugs! Then I get busy going back to work, ect ect. Then one day I just notice they are not here anymore. And I miss them. I should google them to find out where they migrate to. I always wonder where they go next, is there someone there waiting for there return? 

And it's the season of the monarch and I really have seen just a few. Where are they? I've only seen one caterpillar this year on the many milkweed plants I let grow around the property. 

Sitting on the porch this cool morning in the sunshine, reading and enjoying the company of the doggies. I hear the lovely sound of a humming bird. I was just going to take a pic of the pups when the hummer comes into view of the camera, that's her checking out the bright colors of the afghan a gift from a preschooler several years back. 

So many things did not get done this summer at the farm. I didn't paint the front porch floor or front doors, I still could. Or the picket fence.... I am still waiting for the contractor to build the farm fence and fix the Pickett  fence. I guess my heart is in Maine at the little cottage.... I can hardly wait to go there and get to see it myself. We found out a close neighbor there has a bed and breakfast we an on staying with them our first night by the cottage till we see what we have to work with.  

And the shop, oh the shop. We have not been open for quit some time as I mentioned earlier the street and sidewalk have been closed. But I am going over today to clean up and rearrange,and open in the morning! The street is sti closed but I am opening anyway! I saw many folks going into the shop across the street this past week end. I called the mayor, he said oh yeah, we just haven't taken down the sidewalk closed sign ! 
Ugh so I am gonna be busy there today! And if that sign is still up today I am going to put a for sale sign on it today! Enjoy your week end people it's going to be a nice one around here!