Thursday, May 19, 2011

Honey Hill Farm Is Now Printer Friendly....



Dearest Readers,

Upon interest from my readers, I have now made Honey Hill Farm Printer Friendly.  You can click on the button at the end of any post and you can PRINT or create a PDF!  In order to save on ink and paper you will have an option whether to print photos/graphics or just text alone.

I hope this is a blessing to you Dear Readers!

Yours so kindredly,
Shan

Saturday, May 14, 2011

From My Little Home.....

Dearest Readers,

I write this from the cozy confines of my "chipmunk's nest" (to quote Tasha), where I am tucked in and warm.  It is so very gloomy just outside our door...we have welcomed Winter once again and are expecting a little snow this Eventide.

 
I do adore a day at home just to rest and curl up before the fire, even if I secretly would rather be puttering about in my garden...it is May after all.  But here in the foothills we know that Winter can linger and we so desperately need the moisture that I shall not complain.  (Please know that my prayers are with all my Dear Readers who have suffered amidst the storms and floods of this bitter Spring season.)

So, I shall keep tending the fire, keeping our home snug and welcoming until I am able to venture forth outside....Spring will come soon enough and I will be ever so busy once it arrives.





I have been looking out my windows throughout the day, watching the sky, searching for any sign of snow, hoping that it will not break branches or cause my tender flowers to suffer frostbite.


So far, just the gloom of low hanging clouds is keeping me company, offering a glimmer of light upon my windowsills.




Perhaps a little music would be in order to brighten the day....


Or maybe I will read snuggled up in my favorite chair....

No matter what transpires, I know that my little home suites me best, even on the gloomiest of days.....

Yours so kindredly,
Shan

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day on the Homestead......


Dearest Readers,

Tomorrow will be Mother's Day and I will have all my (not so) little chicks home to roost for the day... truly a blessing.  We will spend a glorious day together savoring each other's company and the expected sunshine along with a delicious meal of grilled steak (a rare treat indeed), potato salad, corn and something decadent for dessert.

I always ask for bedding plants for Mother's Day as I just love the cottage charm of pots and planters spilling over with beautiful blooms.  I decided upon snapdragons this year along with some vinca and potato vine to fill in my pots...so old-fashioned and sweet. I also will have a few geraniums in a very pretty pink that will look nice with our new paint color (which as of this moment is still not finished, I am sad to report).

I truly love to be here on our old homestead with the ones that I love, tying hearstrings and making cherished memories..... it is the best present in the world.

Yours so kindredly,
Shan

P.S. I know that for so many of you this is such a bittersweet day...you are in my prayers.