Welcome, we live on a small homestead in the Midwest surrounded by cattle and prairie. We are striving to live a modern, simple lifestyle learning to be as sustainable as possible. This requires hard work, dedication, and a huge learning curve! Join us on our journey as we remodel our home, grow our gardens, preserve food, care for animals, learn new skills and help others by sharing our discoveries and adventures we have along the way.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
I just love this cow munching away in the tree's. We were stopped at a train crossing for a few moments and I just had to snap this picture. He watched us for a little while and then went right back to his snack.
This is a sweet gum tree outside my front porch and every morning the leaves are turning a little more. This morning I noticed quite a bit more red mixed in with the yellow's. I am really enjoying the fall we are having. The weather has been absolutely beautiful and I am savoring every moment!
This is our buddy Nigel at his finest :) He is fully enjoying his nap next to the warm lap top on a velour blanket. I always think it is so comical when they are asleep with their legs extended.
Today the cats piled in with us and slept, while we watched movies as I picked all the paper out of the paper pieced crazy quilt for the benefit. It took the better part of ten hours!!! I am most certain that I have seen water soluble paper for paper piecing and vow to never again do another paper pieced quilt unless I use it. lol Oh my goodness what a labor of love :) Yesterday I was able to purchase the backing and binding fabric for the quilt both primary colors so they do not compete with the top. I hope to have the quilt basted and hopefully get some quilting started tomorrow. I'm excited!!! :)