Tag: In the Orchard

  • Letters From Home, Volume 1

    Letters from Home is my new format to stay personally connected with my readers even as I endeavor to fulfill my vision of maturing my blog into a resource for a growing audience. So, whenever I have home news to share, I’ll do it under that heading, kind of like the letters I wrote my…

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  • Picnic In the Orchard

    Whenever I pack them a picnic lunch, Jesse makes a beeline for the pear tree, calling his sister to keep up with him, all the way out back to the orchard. He spreads the blanket, then the napkin, and carefully dolls out the cheese tortillas to him and his sister. He even keeps an eye…

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  • It’s an ill wind that blows no one any good…

    Many people were affected by the tornadoes through the southern states in the past month. We even had some wind damage up here – the Pergola my husband made me for our 4th anniversary collapsed. When I came home and saw it I almost cried – accept that that very afternoon we had heard news…

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  • Up in a Tree

     On the last, lovely, Indian Summer day, Jesse and I climbed a tree. (After I made him a leaf crown)  The Maple standing beyond the orchard was our goal.  I always wanted to be a mommy who climbed trees with her kids. Thankfully, I climbed lots of trees as I was growing up, so this…

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  • Apple Season…

    …has come and gone. We picked the trees clean and pressed the final batch of cider on Labor Day. Jeremy saved out a few boxes of the best apples for me to turn into sauce, so that is what I’ve been doing today. Here’s a few photos and videos of the apple doings if you…

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  • Let’s Go Fly A Kite!

    Last week our friend, Christine, was visiting and the wind inspired an impromptu kite flying session after lunch. Christine’s kites are stunt kites, with two strings so you can make it swoop and dive and all kinds of cool stuff (if you know what you’re doing)  She let Jesse have a go, as well as…

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  • Full Bloom

    Finally, our orchard bloomed. It seemed like everywhere else the fruit trees were blooming, but not ours. But I was glad ’cause I didn’t have to worry about them when we had snow last week. (Yes, can you believe? That big green maple tree in the background was dusted with snow! Just like our magnolia…

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  • On Falling, Getting Up, and Continuing to Smile

    The warm weather and the need for me to slow down (yes, even more) in this season of the pregnancy is what enabled me to capture these lovely photos, all from my spot on a quilt in the grass last Thursday evening… The kids absolutely love the warm weather There are all kinds of adventures…

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  • The Year’s First Visit to the Orchard

    The excuse for the cake was the company that came to help us prune our orchard. My dear friend (whom Claire is named after), her husband who’s family owns an orchard, and their two little girls. We all put boots on and tramped out to the orchard to take stock. It was the first time…

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  • A Home for my Wisteria

    Our new place came with a big old wisteria plant that was totally dominating a little decrepit arbor. This is the bush AFTER Jeremy trimmed it. He asked me what we could do with it, as it is an eye sore currently. I told him it needed something big to climb on that wouldn’t mind…

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  • Special Delivery

    We took delivery of a special addition to the family the other day… Here are the men marching out to greet the delivery truck Meet our new tractor… Every farm needs a tractor – or is it, we’re a farm now that we have a tractor? No matter, my guys are happy and that’s what…

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  • You’re Invited to Our…

    Yes, this means YOU – if you’re reading this blog post, consider this your official invitation to our Open House! Saturday, October 10th, 20094-11 PM Come help us celebrate the Lord’s blessing in our lives! Fresh Apple Cider from our own Trees!Food, Fun, Fellowship, and- Dancing in the Orchard!-Calling by Jeremy-(weather permitting) R.S.V.P.– by commenting…

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  • We are so blessed to have our little apple orchard out back, as well as the cider press my inlaws have had in storage for years. We pressed for the first time on Saturday.

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