"The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:3-5

About Me

Oregon, United States
I am a happy, Christian, wife and post-homeschooling mother. I have spent the last several years homeschooling and now I am "adjusting" to a new season of life as "empty nester". In 2010 we moved to be Host/Caretakers at a Bible Camp. We look at our ministry here as preparing the way for the gospel to be shared as well as encouraging believers in their daily walk. I am a farmgirl at heart and love the country, I love gardening and food preserving. I also, love tea parties!! I also have a Titus 2 heart and want to share with anyone willing to listen and learn. I love having friends over and teaching them how to make bread or put up pickles. And as we work, I love to encourage them to love their husbands and their children and to be Keepers at Home and all that implies and I love that you let me do that here!! Hope you enjoy visiting my farm and walking through a journey in life with me.......I hope at some point in time I can encourage you in your walk and in your home..........

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summertime......

What are your plans this summer??
My first plan is to get all
my garden going. Get all my starts
in the ground, the 9 tomatoe
plants a friend gave
me, some transplants sent home
with me from my trip.......
Then I just need to catch
up on weeds, it has been
raining, with thunder and
ightening and even hail!!!!
Very Crazy!!! But boy do
the weeds love it!!

After my garden is planted,
I will begin preparing for my
May Farm Cottage
Summer Daze Tea on the Veranda.
Every Tuesday and Thursday
through July and August,
Ladies can come have
tea on the porch.
So I am going to create a
"Tea Room"
at one end of the porch with
some fun finds from my trip. Had my
first call yesterday for a group
of 8-10 for a birthday celebration!



Then a lady I know is having an
"Upscale Yardsale"
in July.
She puts a pretty big ad in the
paper and it is not just a yard sale!
There are homemade items,
she has ladies serving
lemonade and cookies,
she has lovely
things on a clothesline, a
place to sit in the shade with
your refreshment,
several vendors as
well as we can bring our yardsale
stuff that is in good condition.
I have several things I want
to make, so that is in my plan.


Yummy Rhubarb Sauce....and I will
make some Strawberry and
Strawberry Rhubarb Jams.....

And, last big thing
of the summer,
well maybe not last
if I do an end
of summer tea in my
friends garden
.....but almost last
.......have not really
decided if I will do this.....
Prairie Day Camp!!
Yep!! Girls come for a
day camp, 3 or 4 days in
a row. First we
make bonnets and aprons
so they have them to wear,
then we do all
sorts of fun things,
from making candles
to embroidery......
Prairie stuff!!
Here they all are having
afternoon tea....

Ever seen girls have so much fun
washing dishes!?!

Sitting around doing handwork.......

Oh, yes, and in between
all that, I will be
busy keeping
the quail and such
out of the garden!!!
The girls love washing clothes in
the washtub with a washboard and
hanging them up to dry......


And just so you do not think I am a crazy woman......all these things just take a bit of initial organizing and then they are really very fun!! Also, my husband has not had much work and this is a little bit of income and a way I can help from home.

And, I do plan on having some nice breaks.....July is our 30th wedding anniversary and we plan to go somewhere nearby for a night or two.....On the Tuesdays and Thursdays that no one has called to reserve tea, I may have my own friends over for a time of relaxing and chatting......And, I do want to read this summer....in the shade......yes!! Not sure what I will read, nothing too intense, just something fun......

Some friends and I plan to go to the Coburg Quilt Show and take our own "Tea Party" picnic. We also have a fun local camp we attend that is very relaxing for me.....

And if I had small children around, which sadly I do not, I would have them by my side in the garden, they would help me make cookies and serve tea to the ladies, and of course they would enjoy Prairie Camp!!! And when it got too hot.....they would dip into their wading pool, while I cooled off in the hot tub which will be set on a low temperature......Enjoy your children this summer!! Keep them nearby, they will soon be grown, very soon.....

What are your summer plans???

4 comments:

Julian said...

well, I have 6 kids, and unnofficially adopted a 16 yr. old girl. The oldest is 18, the youngest4. VBS, lots of swimming, and picnics. I wish my daughters lived by you to attend all the fun things it looks like you have planned! We live in Texas, and are tea party lovers too! AWWWWWWWWW!
Well, thanks for the beautiful pics! Happy summer !
Chirstina

Candy-Faith said...

I havent been by here in so long! Ive been reading all along though on my google-reader. But now have had a hcance to stop by and leave a comment.
Hope your doing well.
Love all these pictures :)

Candy

Grace said...

The photos of food on your blog looks tempting! I love the bonnets the girls are wearing in this post!

God Bless!
Grace

Mrs. M. said...

I just discovered your blog and it is lovely! My girls ( 18 and 16) and I also love to "take tea" especially while watching a Jane Austen movie. Your parties look so delighful, you have given me some beautiful ideas on table arrangements and themes...and making "tea time" a special time. Thankyou for taking the time to share with us. Mrs. M
P.S I'm going to pass on your blog to my daughter at (aspiring-homemaker.blogspot), I know she'll enjoy it as well.