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Friday, July 2, 2010

My dream come true

It may not look like much, but this is the start to a dream I have had since I was young! This here is a cast iron tub (found on craigslist, they traded us some of our beef for it- super nice family!)... Here's the plan... we're going to make a brick platform out in the middle of the willow trees, that will have a little cedar planked path that leads to it with posts to hang lanterns on. The brick platform will have an opening on one side and in the middle so that a fire can be made under there (or a propane burner can be placed there) and PRESTO and outdoor bath! It is going to be incredible! There is an opening in the trees there- stary nights will be great. I can't wait to show you the "after" picture of this little set up I've dreamed up! =)

Willow Farm Apparel

The other phrases that will be printed are:
"Pasture Fed", "Grass Fed", "Home Grown", "Farm Grown", "Organically Grown", "Free Range", "Organic", "Locally Grown", "Pasture Raised" and a couple more still in the works...

Alright! Here they are! The first printed shirts I designed! Willow Farm Apparel is in business!!! I am still working through what the best feel/fit shirts are and what colors I want to focus on offering and completing getting the phrases trademarked, but here's the first four...
I will have the website up and running by the end of the month, and will have them in stores by the end of August, in the mean time if anyone is interested in buying one (or more) let me know!
I will be creating/printing hats in the near future as well.

Many more details later, but just real excited to share with my loyal blog viewers! =)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy Graduation Brooke!

Just darling! Brooke's mom-amazing! She organized this whole party for her daughter... it was so creative, relaxed, fun, good food, great set up on memories/stories about Brooke, an incredible water front park-so nice for keeping the kids entertained...Just such a welcoming, heart warming get together.
 So serious... what a cutie! This is Betsy and her little one, Justice. She's incredible... a true pioneer woman! Growing up I always envied her families similarity's to Little House on the Prairie. They had such a real sense of fun and adventure and learning experiances. Her children are so well manored and a delight. Elle loved playing with them at this event.
Here's my little man in the swing. Sandbox, Elle with Betsy's kids Jesse and Emma. Here's the guest of honor, Brooke, playing volleyball... I regret that I didn't get a more formal photo of her, but this is her in action! She is as sweet as they come, with a heart of gold.(Not to mention an incredible baker-YUM!) I was so glad we could make it to this event. So many people were there that I hadn't seen in ages and it really warmed my heart to get to catch up a bit... they are all a breath of fresh air. The joys of growing up in a small town.... years later you can go to an event of someone you didn't know when you were younger, but you end up knowing everyone they know when you're older. Happy Graduation Brooke... may you walk confidently, joyfully and gracefully into all that is ahead.

Runaway baby...

I just can't help it, "why did the baby cross the road?"...
To watch everyone play volleyball!Notice the beaded braclet on his wrist... Elle made that for him...
Michael and his sister Elizabeth

Monday, June 28, 2010

Bye Bye Chicken Killer

Michael shot the racoon this weekend. One bullet, one shot... Bye bye chicken killer.
That coon took out about 20 chickens in the last 6 months! Elle was so proud of her dada. She's telling everyone about it. (She was there in the truck when the shot was taken.) At night now she tells him to go "check on the chickens" and "take care of any more racoons with your pcheuuu" (the she's got the gun shot noise down!) and "pick em up by their tail and throw them way (she holds her arms out as wide as they can go) far way into the bushes." She is happy to have safe chickens again. As are we...

Black and white

I JUST firgured out my camera does black and white with a quick push of a button! Love it!

Cedar steps

Michael made these steps with some incredible cedar that a friend gave to us. It is so nice to have steps off the deck now!
My little model... "tell me when you want me to smile" she says... nana taught her so well!
Love how they turned out! Michael did it all with a chainsaw! It'd be great to have a sawmill someday, but for now we are just happy we are not perfectionists!