We take care of the land...it takes care of us.

We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

Ya just never know what I'll blog about next...

So visit us often!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday





 









 










 




 









 











 Celebrate each and every day...



Easter Blessings, friends and followers!
Lisa

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bouquet Believer




It's been awhile
since I've joined with 
Mary at Little Red House
for Mosaic Monday...

Her still life photography
is so peaceful,
for some reason I thought of her
this morning...

longing for more peaceful moments (I guess)

the wind blew hard yesterday
and it was 10 degrees this morning!!

How are the May flowers going to come
if we only have April Freezes??


We've only had a small amount of nice weather
to work in the garden...
there's soooo much to do!

I'm thinking garden rows of flowers 
this year!!  
Rows of sunflowers, snapdragons, cosmos,
daisies, and lavendar
what else would you like 
in your bouquet??
( I want to be the flower lady at the corner market
on French Street!! )


"FOR SALE, GET YOUR
Fresh bouquets and homemade pickles"...
"somebody slap me
before this dream gets me any deeper!"


Anyway, I'm patiently waiting
for warm sunny days...
I'll be the one in the garden
moaning and groaning and complaining
about whose idea this was!!



But, you never know,
dreams do come true
sometimes?

thanks for joining me today!
Hope you'll pop by 
to see more Mosaic Monday Posts.



Have a great day,
Lisa

Saturday, April 12, 2014

I Survived It

The Big
5 0 
came and went...

I actually survived 
without any major melt downs,

just a little heavy 
sweat from working in the garden.

NO spa treatments needed...
the collagen boost
got put off till next year...
and who's gonna notice a butt lift 
when you sit around 
blogging all day!

I DID get rid of
some gray hair and got 
a new "do",
but that was overdue
by about 5 years...

all in all this "big"
birthday breezed by
and my guy
managed to "make" my day
with all of my favorite things...

~peace and quiet~
 ~flowers that will last all summer~
~a private Crab Leg Dinner~
~a bottle of wine~
~a Carrot Cake~
~and a sunset bonfire~
 (I'm glad I decided to keep him)


Life is Good,
here's to a few more good years!
Thanks,
Lisa

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Meeting The Flockers

Our weather
is FINALLY taking a turn
for the better...

warmer temperatures
and beautiful blue skies...

(a big sigh here)

 


Although I have been enjoying
my time indoors doing
my own "nesting"
 
 and making items to sell 
to my fellow "nesters"...
 
 
It's time to get outdoors 
and start cleaning up, 
cleaning out, 
hauling out,
yada, yada, yada!

But, before all that
let's meet some more
FLOCKERS...



 I love dropping in on them 
unexpectedly...



heaven knows there
is always room 
for one more...








They are quite the 
entertainers,
if you're a nature lover
like we are...
 
 
Pin the Tail on the Pintail anyone?
(sorry!)

Okay, so if you're not into ducks and geese
here's another family of FlOCKERS
to meet....


(I know, It's BAAaaaaD!)
Have a Happy Spring Day, my Friend!
Hugs,
Lisa

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Bear With Me


 We are packed and ready
to find a new home...






Me and my bear friends 
will be hanging out at 
Sweet Grass soon





I've been busy making new
art designs to compliment
some old friends of mine...

 stay tuned for the date of my
next "ART" sale
and
pedal on over to 
Sweet Grass.




The bears and I will
hook you up with something
fresh and inspirational 
for your home!

See you soon,
Lisa

Monday, March 31, 2014

Goose Overload


It's a sight you just never tire of...





unlike the barrage
of fancy, new air-pollutin'-land-eatin'
green machines in the neighborhood....






I prefer to see what used to be...




 
and what the farmers used to see...
  



the farmers of my Grand Father's time
probably gathered at the elevator and 
talked about the weather and the future
and how much seed to plant
 and how much feed to buy...




the subject matter probably
 hasn't changed
much...

 


as long as there will be land,
there will be a farmer to
till, and sow, and reap....
 (thank goodness for that)



and hopefully their farming practices
will not endanger the natural 
scheme of things...
 

 
 
 I want to see my grand children's 
future as "rock" solid,
don't you?

The old farmsteads and wooden barns
will be long gone...
but, with any luck, there will
still be massive flocks of geese to see

that's a gift we need to preserve
and share for future generations. 

Have a great day
(keep it natural)
Lisa

Monday, March 24, 2014

Top Of The Morning To You


Happy Monday
Blogging Friends!

Isn't March flying by?




 The weather has been crazy...

one day like a lamb,
the next day like a lion...




I have been enjoying
some "alone" time in my studio...




Just me, my computer, and my mod podge...




I made up my mind...

I want to fill up a box with
fresh new SPRING TIME
wall art
&
Memory Blocks
to sell at

Sweet Grass




it seems creativity
only sparks when I am alone...
and now that the days are getting longer
and warmer,
the ideas are flowing 
like a raging river!!

how about you?

are you a crafter...


or a slacker?

If you've been nappin',
wake up and smell the coffee
and join me at Sweet Grass
where I'll be peddling my creations!

Their back room is loaded with
unique and original items
from local craftsmen and artists.

Have a super Monday!
Lisa

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Honk If You Love Spring

We are enjoying some much needed
warmer temperatures
here on the central plains....



The geese have 
been coming,
that's a sure sign
of more warm weather to come


 At times our skies
are peppered with geese....



 You can tell there must
be some open water near by
when you see them in numbers like this



A few of them must get
fooled by the ice...see him scolding the other one
for landing on hard ice...

what are we supposed to do here????


 and then it's up and off
to another corn field
to sit and wait
(and eat)
for more water to open up


it is a magical site to see so many
huge birds fly around each other
and not crash!


My guess is they have a 
"No Texting and Flying Policy"
in force!

and finally, thought I'd give them an artistic edge,
before I head off to my craft room...

Happy Spring Y'all,
yes!!!
Lisa