Thursday, April 4, 2013


I learned this, at least, by my experiment;
that if one advances confidently in the
direction of his dreams, and endeavors
to live the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with a success unexpected
in common hours.... In proportion as
he simplifies his life, the laws of the
universe will appear less complex,
and solitude will not be solitude,
nor poverty poverty, nor weakness

~Henry David Thoreau

This week...

I am almost done with my
tax work, thank goodness.
What? I can't be the only
one who waits until the
last minute can I?

The girls have moved to
a bigger coop and are
enjoying running through
the grass and trying out
their gliding. I think
their little fuzzy faces
are so sweet.

I am keeping a close
watch on the blue berry
bushes, still a little while
to wait. I am hoping for
a better crop than last year
as I have been out of berries
since December.

The peas are almost ready
and the spinach is being
enjoyed daily along with
lots of parsley that made it
through this past winter.
Green juice everyday is
what I've been living on!

Wild flowers are covering
the fields that haven't been
plowed and yesteday I spotted
an indigo bunting in the yard.
We are suppose to be 76 on
Monday. Yes, it's spring.

I learned a new cast on
and while it took me a little
bit to get it once I did I think
it may be my new favorite.
I am test knitting Liz's
Clyde Bonnet and love
this pattern, it is so darling.

I hope your week has been
everything you wanted and
you have a super weekend.



  1. oh, the face on that little chick!!! Clyde bonnet is adorable!!! Learning something new every day!
    I can't believe you are harvesting so much already. I'm still looking for some sunshine!

  2. oooh. your doing a clyde bonnet?? how exciting, can't wait to see it all complete.
    your farm sounds amazing. i just started getting stuff from our garden, chard, lettuces. so exciting. we have had a heck of a time with the gardening here at this rental house. the ground is horrible. we have been trying to grow something for almost 3 years... finally!

  3. Fresh blue berries...that sounds marvelous! Hope you get a good crop. Your garden is doing great, and no doubt, is the envy of all your blog followers. My peas are up and growing but no flowers or pods yet. Enjoy your Friday and the coming weekend.

  4. Oh my, your spring is so far ahead of us... everything looks beautiful! Love the photos, especially that little curl on the pea vine.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  5. How absolutely lovely Tracey - everything is so fresh. I have trays of beans and peas waiting to go, but it is too cold and frosty yet. We have lots of plans though xxx

  6. What a great quote!! Love the idea of eating spinach every day and the chicks look so funny in their in between gawkiness. Enjoy your weekend :)

  7. Oh these pictures!!! And the quote! What a fresh spring breeze your post is today for me! Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. cute little chickens! Have a good weekend.

  9. Spring weather IS HERE !

    Plus rain this coming week

    Life is good


  10. That little chick is sooooo cute! We are still cold and wet...ugh. We have trees blooming and that's about it, so thanks for the flowers ;) Have a wonderful weekend!!

  11. Those chicken faces are just beautiful in 'a face only a mother could love' sort of way. :) I'm off to cast on a Clyde myself, right now, no kidding! Love it.

    Blessings, Debbie

  12. I've never seen so up close of a chick. How can you tell if it's a hen or rooster? I love how you're growing your own spinach and parsely and peas.

  13. sweet, tracey.
    I love anything that says "handmade and free spirited."
    you chick is looking more hennish, right?
    they grow fast.

  14. I love that quote from Thoreau. I do wish I had your garden-love spinach!

  15. Wonderful Thoreau quote... such a wise man.
    Wonderful photos from a wonderful lady's life.
    Much love to you.x

  16. That quote is just perfect. Certainly it seems so to me that what he says is oh so true. Look forward to seeing the little hat finished.

  17. that is the cutest little chicken ever! and your garden, oh my, yummy!

  18. That blue bird is gorgeous. We often get more subtle looking birds here in the southwest. I am hoping you get a great blueberry harvest this year. We loved picking blueberries in Virginia - so yummy. And that bonnet is too precious. Congrats on learning a new skill - your knitting has come so far.

  19. No. You are not the only one who waits until the last minute. I sent ours off last week to the tax man. You are lucky that you have veggies planted and are actually eating them. We are currently having a typical Colorado spring where it is 60's one day and snowing the next. Unfortunately I am home on the snowy days, so now garden work yet. Have a great weekend.