Life: at home and work.

Happy kitchen.


New reading material.

Christmas projects in the making.

A new little friend. His name is Rascal. 

Bringing the cows home.
“Why do farmers farm, given their economic adversities on top of the many frustrations and difficulties normal to farming? And always the answer is: "Love. They must do it for love." Farmers farm for the love of farming. They love to watch and nurture the growth of plants. They love to live in the presence of animals. They love to work outdoors. They love the weather, maybe even when it is making them miserable. They love to live where they work and to work where they live. If the scale of their farming is small enough, they like to work in the company of their children and with the help of their children. They love the measure of independence that farm life can still provide. I have an idea that a lot of farmers have gone to a lot of trouble merely to be self-employed to live at least a part of their lives without a boss.” 

One lone turnip....
“Good farmers, who take seriously their duties as stewards of Creation and of their land's inheritors, contribute to the welfare of society in more ways than society usually acknowledges, or even knows. These farmers produce valuable goods, of course; but they also conserve soil, they conserve water, they conserve wildlife, they conserve open space, they conserve scenery.” 

One of the barn kitties-named Arrietty.



  1. Hi Rosie

    I have to ask, does your mother Jewels, still blog at Eyes of Wonder. I used to love her blog so much but now it says you need a password to get to it....

    Cheers - Joolz xx

  2. Love the farming perspective. Very meaningful. I know I've already said it, but I love your posts :)

  3. You have a beautiful life because you were taught to see beauty in everyday life!

    Thankful for you Rosie!


  4. Rosie,

    I know that you have much less free time then before, but I was wondering if you had heard about the series called "Edwardian Farm"? The entire series can be watched on You Tube. There is also the "Victorian Farm". I came across it this morning and thought that it seemed like something you would enjoy watching while knitting your Christmas goodies. I'm not sure which one I want to check out first!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!



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