Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

March 30, 2010

Pretty...but March is going out like Lion

Going out like a Lion...March is almost over.... and this is what I awakened to this morning.. It soooooo Pretty when the sun is shining on the property but I am still looking for spring flowers and warmer days... rain & more snow predicted for tonight & maybe tomorrow & then  the 4th month of April will show her face in a couple days along with possible rain and those pretty May flowers , or so the poem reads... What's it like in your corner of the world today?

March 26, 2010

What a lazy cold wintery day

Buster here telling you My mom thinks Spring is coming... Boy, does she have it wrong! It's 39 degrees outside and believe me I say that's Cold....I went outside when Dad filled the birdfeeders, & moved the big bags of birdseed & chicken feed to the coop...I hurried back here as fast as I could...& now I will sit here on the arm of dad's chair and sleep in the partial sun....I have been looking for signs of that"spring" mom keeps talking about and I cannot see it... The ducks are on  the pond but they have no babies, no new holes  of the rabbits to explore,  the chickens are scratching for something in the fields but  I don't see them eating anything I'd like. (Unless my mom tosses out the compost pot,  of leftovers & cooking goodies, but she shoos me away so her  "Golden girls" & "Black beauties" get it first....)  So I will just sit here and soak up any warmth the sun shines my way for today.....what did somebody say it was lunchtime or was I dreaming?

March 19, 2010

Too Nice to stay home

Today was just too nice to stay home when an adventure beckons from the south. Warm near 80 degrees in Redding California called us out today to explore and only 120 miles from home we were glad to take the journey. We have talked about checking out the boat launches and campgrounds in the area and today we were not dissappointed. We parked our car and walked along this trail about 1/4 mile to reach the viewpoint. What a view!  Below is the view of the Castle Crags. and a peak of Mt Shasta, when we got to the top in full view was her magical beauty.
We took the opportunity to snap a shot of the Sanfrancisco Arm of Lake Shasta as well. A promising camping outting I can see coming later this summer... 
The lake is goregous and huge and has 4 main arms of water flowing from the main lake. Summer time will allow us to explore the other 3 arms for sure.

March 16, 2010

Monday's list for Tuesday. Vacation over...Spring is coming

Home sweet Home .  Monday's list is now Tuesdays...
Ever notice how being away a few days can spur an awakening of energy to get 'r done on the home front? After seeing a glimps of spring, flowering trees leafing & blooming, bright yellow  daffodales  baby lambs and calves in pastures as we made our way home, I mentally made a list of things to do this week. I know from experience I can get ahead of  things unless I write down the most important to do's and tackle them one at a time... Clay checked the bee hives yesterday and we have several frames of honey to extract this week..yummy.... our weather forcast looks promising of low to mid 60's so thats the plan... We will have to order more bees however as the winter did a number on them... only a few remain in the hive so that will be a project to keep Clay busy getting the hive ready for new bees..... but first I think a second cup of coffee is needed before I begin my day.....

March 13, 2010

Taking My Mom home....

Today we will be back on the road.. Taking my mom to Woodburn, Oregon where my sister Karen will pick her up for the continued return to Kent Washington... I  have really enjoyed her visit and will miss her. I will return to Blogging Tuesday next week... Have a great Weekend my friends.
My sisters & I are planning  a Mothers Day Weekend at the Beach however and  Mom will join us. The Beach is one of her favorite places to visit. I am sure there willbe lots of fun in store for us there and of course I will be sharing thew events here. 

March 6, 2010

Life is like a puzzle or two and more...

Do you like to spend time doing Jigsaw Puzzles?   Well My mom sure does and now she has perhaps started me on a new time passer... She has a puzzle going all the time at home...Her neighbors drop in for tea & every member of our family has dropped into a chair for their share of "helping" complete and start new ones.  I can see how each day a new piece is added to make a complete picture of the days of our lives....We are working today on #4 of 5 that we have picked out too complete before she returns to her own home next Saturday.  She will not be going by train however as my husband & I will drive her to Portland where my sister & her husband will pick her up for the rest of the journey to Seattle. It has been fun drinking tea & sharing stories about what we do here at Blue Sky Farm and comparing the work and pleasures of what she & did as a child growing up in her family of 10 children..Oh MY!Gramma really had her hands full... It is interesting to hear her tell stories of gardening, canning, cooking, housekeeping and playing with how things were "back in the depression days" were for her. I suppose its because I choose to save, recycle and refurbish as she and my ancestors did. I know now why I like doing things & living my life.. Roots go deep and this country  apple didn't fall far from the tree......I think I will go make a cuppa tea for her, I am so Blessed to have these days with her..

March 2, 2010

A visit with my mom

 I made it back..finally,  but to tell you the truth, I am amazed at how tired I am. I guess this ol' gramma is not as spry as she used to be...but  traveling, visiting and shopping  really was fun. I brought my mom back with me to give her a change of scenery.  We are going to relax a couple more days, do some jig saw puzzles and enjoy our time together before we go to Medford for a bit of shopping. My mom will be  81  the 31st of this month and really enjoyed the train trip even though it was a 12 hour ride. She has a lot of stories about her childhood I enjoy hearing. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can take her site seeing around the Lake and country side.
She will be here with us for a couple weeks before we take her home. I hope I am able to travel when I am 80.