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Friday, October 10, 2008

Beauty in the Simple Things

This is one of the many amazing sunsets that I get the privilege of viewing every evening from our wonderful back porch. God truly knows how to show off all of His splendor.
Exodus 33:18

And here is our main man relaxing in the new hammock. With all the work we have around here you rarely see him relaxing. He works hard for us and in return I hope we serve him well.

This has been the latest funny. The little kitten loves to sleep in the barn shoes we keep outside the door. The kids get a big kick out of this.

This is our middle maiden. I love seeing her and her sister riding through the pasture or in this case the yard. It's the simple things that truly make me smile.
Of course, there is quite a bit of maintenance that go with these little beasts, as well. This is our oldest maiden cleaning hooves and brushing them down.
I also wanted to show my newest little vignette for fall. My husband and son found a man who was wanting and old smoke house torn down on his property. He has gotten older and just could not keep up all of the outbuildings he has. We, having this little mini farm, need all the lumber we can get, so it was a great trade off. So they went and tore it down and brought home all the lumber. This window pane was the goodie that I got to keep. It was painted an awful pinky color but I white washed it and I think it turned out great. I still need to paint that mantel. I have wanted to several times and just can't find the time. Soon!!
Have a wonderful evening.

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Picket said...

Hello there girl...Ohhh I envy you so living in the country and having the farm animals and watching your kids grow up with that beauty...that little kitten was precious! lol I also love old window frames. i want to thank you so much for your sweet comment on the birth of our little granddaughter..hope you have a beautiful weekend1

HeathahLee said...

It looks so peaceful there! Here at the top of our state it's SO NOISY! : )

And I have to say that when I heard that first chord of "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)" I just closed my eyes and smiled the biggest smile...Chris Tomlin just has that effect on me! : )

Charm and Grace said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures of God's creation... from sunsets, to horses, to your beautiful daughters. Thanks so much for your comment today. It is a comfort to know that though I have been on a break, I haven't been forgotten. Your new fall blog colors are gorgeous, and I loved being greeted with Chris Tomlin's Amazing Grace when your page loaded! Yes, we started schooling Jacob early, and I can hardly believe it's been 12 years! He is young for his grade, and this makes mom a little concerned for him to go away to college. This is a matter of urgent prayer for hubby and me; however, Jacob is thoroughly convinced he is ready to take on the world! As of now, his dad and I are touting the benefits of going to a local junior college for a year or two to get the "feet wet." He remains largely unmoved and is determined to attend the large school in Tuscaloosa next year. I am praying for God's clear direction for us all. See what you have to look forward to!

On my knees,

Gettysburg Homestead said...

What great pictures!!!

My DD so wants a horse, but we just don't have the room and I don't have the time.

P.S. I've heard that movie in your last post is awesome!!!


Angie said...

I am jealous of your peaceful property and the animals. Love the kitten in the shoe! I love old windows too and yours looks great on your mantel.

Kelli said...

What a beautiful spot out in the country you have! I also love your autumn vignette. So pretty!

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

You are ready to go CVSing and want the best deals? Well, I am going to point you to a site where they list every deal under the sun and then some. I had no idea but just came across it.....i wish I had thought to start that blog - it's so me. :)
They post the best deals at CVS, Walgreens everything....www.moneysavingmom.com
Someone just sent in their deals for this week's CVS and then if you scroll down further you will see a Mr. Linky each week where everyone posts their best deals...quite impressive. Hope that helps. Idon't know where they find the time to type it all out. That's my thing....the time! :) Can't wait to hear how you did. If you don't think it's a good deal..don't get it. Some weeks are MUCH better than others. This week is only so-so.

Shannon said...

Awesome window!!! I loved all the pictures too!

jenig said...

your pictures are gorgeous! what a lovely place

HsKubes said...

The Lord has blessed you with a beautiful area to live in! I very much enjoyed the photos.
Thank you for visiting me. We are not moving any time soon. The house that just sold is one that we left behind in a military move two years ago.

I hope you enjoy your week!
~ Christina

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hey Mrs Trixi,
You will just have to come over here to Washington and visit us sometime! If you can get away from that beautiful place of yours. Love all your photos and it looks like a dream to me! So peaceful. So beautiful.
Have a blessed week,

Liz said...

I feel peaceful just looking at these pictures! I'm loving the window above your mantel too. Very cute.

Rue said...

Hi Trixi :)

The simple things are truly the happiest :)

Your beasts are beautiful!


Mrs Dewey Smith said...

I didn't know you were over here :o) Maybe I did...gosh, I'm getting old!

I love the photo's and you are so right -- it's those simple things that remind us how blessed we are :o)


Melody said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! That sunset picture you shared is beautiful. It's our dream to somehow own a nice piece of land to farm it, but for now we'll stick with the 1.6 acres we have. :O)
Thanks again for stopping by my blog!

Susie Harris said...

Hi there! Your home and yard look so beautiful. Blessed you are my friend...I love that picture of your kitty in the shoe.. too cute!

Bella Casa said...

What a great place you live at, there!!!

Love that sweet little kitten:) And your nre vignette, too!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Picket said...

Hey girl...just came by to say helo and hope you are having a great week...thanks so much for coming by..take care and enjoy some of that fantastic country life for me!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Oh how I love that view. Makes me wish I were in the country. Love all the pictures. How blessed you are. Jackie

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Ahhh....country living at its finest. So why have I not hung the hammock that I bought my hubby TWO years ago.....yep, it's in my attic.

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Such a lovely place.