27 April 2009

We have been quite busy working on our little homestead together as a family. Projects that include the whole family are such a joy! It is such a blessing to get to work alongside my wonderful father, mother, and sister.

We worked in our herb garden, raking the leaves left from last autumn.

Instead of such a large circle, we are only keeping half of it and will fill the rest with our soon to be Square-Foot-Garden. The wind has been very strong as of late, so that has put off our soil mixing for now, but we are looking forward to putting it all together!

Breezy and I built boxes with Daddy for the raised garden bed. I just love working along side my daddy, he is such a wonderful, godly leader!

We moved the shed by rolling (screechy rolling) it on pipes which were in between boards and the bottom of the shed. Every couple feet they had to be moved, but it went more smoothly with us all helping than we thought it would.

There are several healthy Maple saplings throughout the garden. We plan to replant them as well as our little Pin Oak saplings.

We moved logs from one corner of our property (where a tree had just been cut down) to our wood pile at the other corner.

Under a step that I was moving, I found a nice size ant home. Their tunnels were amazing to look at and it was neat to see what God-given craftsmanship such little bugs have! We decided to give them some time to relocate, as they were panicking over what to do with all their little ones.

All throughout the yard are cheery little dandelions, just waiting to be picked.

He will bless those who fear the Lord.
The small together with the great.

May the Lord give you increase,
You and your children.

May you be blessed of the Lord,
Maker of heaven and earth.

– Psalm 115:13-15 –

  1. 12 Responses to “Blessing our Homestead”

  2. sarah mae on Apr 27, 2009 said:

    Your pictures are absolutely stunning!!! Well, except that one with the wrist; wrists freak me out for some reason! :)

  3. Miss Jen on Apr 28, 2009 said:

    What amazing pictures!!
    How nice to accomplish so
    much productivity as a family
    unit…. that is beautiful indeed!!!

    Love in Christ,
    Miss Jen

  4. Hannah on Apr 28, 2009 said:

    Sounds like you have been keeping very busy!
    It has been either too wet or too windy to till up our garden plot, but we have a lot of plants started indoors.
    Last weekend my brother mowed our yard, and then I mowed the pasture…only to have the lawn tractor decide it didn’t want to finish mowing down all the dead weeds and scrubby little plants-it died on me! So annoying…

    Great pictures, by the way!! The black & white ones are wonderful, and the focus is perfect on the dandelion one-love the out-of-focus foreground and background!!!


  5. Miss Eyebright on Apr 28, 2009 said:

    Very pretty! It sounds like you had such a wonderful time, that I yearn to be outside weeding! :D As for my gardening endeavors this year, I planted some tomato plants and cilantro. I plan on keeping them in pots on our enclosed deck, so the deer don’t eat them. I just hope that some of my cilantro will revive after our cat sat on them!

    Have a very bright, very cheerful day!
    Miss Eyebright

  6. Elizabeth on Apr 28, 2009 said:

    The photos are simply delightful and lovely!
    So bright and cheerful, Emily Rose!
    I especially like the photo of the cheery little dandelions! What a beautiful photo of God’s Creation!
    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Everly Pleasant on Apr 28, 2009 said:

    The picture of the dandelions is absolutely fantastic! :) Great work ladies…both outside and through the lense.

  8. Buttercup on Apr 28, 2009 said:

    I love the ant tunnels one! that is so cool!

  9. Miss Anna on Apr 29, 2009 said:

    Oh oh I love that last picture! :D

  10. Kristen Sunna on Apr 29, 2009 said:

    Miss Emily Rose, your pictures are always so beautiful!!!
    I love the blog designs you’ve done for Sarah Mae & Joy…but where can I find more information on getting one for myself?

  11. Elizabeth J on Apr 29, 2009 said:

    Your photography is amazing. I love the modern flair it has but still is beautiful. You have an amazing talent to see things beautifully through a camera lens.

  12. Sherry on Apr 29, 2009 said:

    I loved this photo of your garden. It is funny I have a similar garden. I was overgrown with grass and we dug it out and found bricks and a small area paved with stone. I haven’t been able to figure out what to do. Your garden has inspired me. Thanks for sharing it.
    I love your captions you are truly blessed.
    Journeying toward Him,
    Miss Sherry

  13. Miss Hannah Paige on May 1, 2009 said:

    Hello Emily Rose!

    I love those pictures! I really enjoy gardening as well. I planted fifty tomatoe plants this year1 they alreadya re as tall as me! i hope you have a wonderful harvest from your garden!

    ~Hannah Paige

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