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Written by Sue, Wednesday,February, 8, 2012            partly cloudy, cool, temps. 50's, 
The beginning of???

"Need any help Pops?" "Here we are!"

"come on in Lucy, POPS  needs some help, getting the soil level."
"there, all done, now let's go play."

"Pops"always gets it level, don't'cha know."

"Lucy, please don't drink the well dry,  save some for Noel and I."

A guy and his girls!

"Hurry pops, it's almost time for my feeding."

Coming right along ~smile~

A love note to my sweetheart!! 
Oh! my! it's coming along just fine! Please be careful,
Has anyone guessed yet, as to what this is going to be?
Hint, hint! It might have something to do with these!We will show the finished product soon,it isn't quite finished yet. I am so excited. Mr P surprised me a few weeks ago with this plan.

~Other happenings~
We bought a new ram last week, his name is Abraham, (father of many nations), and we are counting on him to be just what his name sake says.~smile~

He is a beauty, and goofy at the same time! Look at that crooked smile! He kind of looks like a camel, he is so much bigger than our other sheep, and he has a great bloodline.....
I think he is adorable,  he is so docile, and just plain sweet!

Mr P. and I received another package from Susan this week, I got new pj's and socks, Mr P. got candy, he has such a sweet tooth!
Last, but not least.... Still "savoring moments" like these, I took this photo as I was on my way upstairs to go to bed last night. I sat on the stairs in "Awe" of one of God's great creations!

These were taken tonight looking out our kitchen window through the trees.
 AWESOME!! Psalms 136:9 The moon and stars to rule by night, for His mercy endures forever.

A lot of planning, and soil preparation for the new growing season is going on around here at the farmhouse, we are so looking forward to this new season. We also use the Farmers Almanac in planting our crops. Our parents and grandparents did too. How about you, are you making plans for your veggie and flower gardens? 
Until next time,


Cheryl February 8, 2012 at 11:32 PM  

Oh, don't I love these sweet pictures of "the girls" following your hubby all around. No lack of companionship for him. :-D

A surprise? How exciting! And a package in the mail? Also exciting!

Abraham? A doll! (Can a ram be a doll?)

Enjoy all of your Father's blessings. I know you are, as you are "savoring the moments."


Carol February 9, 2012 at 12:07 AM  

I can't wait to see what your hubby is building!
Your full moon pictures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.


M.K. February 9, 2012 at 12:36 AM  

Hi Sue,

I've missed visiting, and have a lot of catching up to do. If you could only see how much smiling I do as I read through your blog. Lucy and Noel are so adorable following Mr P. around the property. Mr P. is a hard working man, and it is so special how he loves to always do surprises for you. Susan is an awesome daughter in so many ways. I like the Pink Pj.s.

Wow, a Ram. I don't know anything about Rams. He is such a handsome guy, and what a great name.
One of my most all time favorite movies as a child was the original Dr. Dolittle, where he could talk to the animals.

Love your pictures of the moon. Just last week I was in my backyard in the evening and I looked up, and realized how I take for granted the star filled sky. It was so quiet, no neighbors outside and I just felt like it was a special moment with God. It's amazing how looking up puts life back into perspective in that I realize just how big our God is, and that He made the moon and the stars. I need those moments. I'm so happy you shared the moon photos, and the awesome Bible verse.

God bless you friend,
Lots of Big hugs,
~ Michele

Vee February 9, 2012 at 8:23 AM  

A greenhouse! Yay! At first, I thought it was a raised bed, then a chicken coop. Finally, you gave me just the right hint. =) Your sweetie is a romantic kind of guy...

He does look like a camel! Abraham should have a role in the Christmas pageant!

Sweet packages that come in the mail...always nice.

Paula February 9, 2012 at 8:28 AM  

Oh Sue~ I love all the pictures of Pops and his girls! *giggle*
And Abraham is just too sweet... I can't wait to see new lambs on your farm!

Paula February 9, 2012 at 8:29 AM  

Me again, Sue~ I forgot to ask... is Pops building you a ... greenhouse? *SHHHHH* I won't tell anyone! *haha*

Debbie February 9, 2012 at 8:42 AM  

Good morning! Loved watching the girls with their guy! How cute. : ) And your right, Abraham does look kind of like a camel, haha, and he looks like he will definitely live up to that name. It must be a greenhouse right? How excited you must be! And how I love that he is doing this for you. Soo blessed you are Sue. I love the gift pack from Susan too. Awesome pictures of the moon. This whole post was just plain old fun. Have a wonderful day! Can't wait to see the finished project! HUGS

Carmen C. February 9, 2012 at 8:56 AM  

I am thinking greenhouse too;) What precious helpers and I just love how miss Lucy has her very own drinking fountain, lol! Have a wonderful day!!!

Farm Girl February 9, 2012 at 11:15 AM  

I got my first Almanac on Sunday, I have been reading it and writing down dates for planting. My families always used it too. So after such a bad gardening year, I am going to plant accordingly. I love your new building. Oh I can't wait to see.
I loved all of your great pictures today Sue,
I bet you have been so busy.
So nice to see your update.

Patsy February 9, 2012 at 11:28 AM  

I just love to visit your blog.

Doniene February 9, 2012 at 1:01 PM  

Always a sweet tour!! Blessings to you this day, lovely lady!

Janette@Janette's Sage February 9, 2012 at 3:46 PM  

Oh jumping with hugs over here in Texas...first of all, you two are just too cute.

We just want to pick up that little lamb and hold it...the pictures are great, and Benjamin and I are both enjoying each of them. As for the construction, well I am a mother of a home builder, and he got that passion from his mother, so I love seeing the construction...what a swell guy you have.

You just made my lesson for me with the moon pictures. We are studying Owl Moon, a book and also studying the moon this week, so thanks for adding to my lesson.

Have a wonderful week...I am looking forward to planting my garlic from you.

Kathleen February 10, 2012 at 3:16 PM  

We can't plant much till May, a long way off. But I enjoy seeing your work in progress. What a blessing your dh can still do that work.
The level made me smile. We always say we will bury ours with dh! He was never a close enough guy!
Have a blessed weekend! We are supposed to get snow. But Feb in NY, so no surprise, and we have been spared this year!

Jenni February 10, 2012 at 7:34 PM  

Hello, Sue, dear friend! Photos of Lucy and Noel always warm my heart... and I can't wait to see the finished product of what y'all have planned....

the pics of the Moon are awesome! and I love the Scripture.... so appropriate.....

Hugs and warm wishes,

Susan B February 10, 2012 at 11:33 PM  

Sue, I enjoyed this post and all the photos! Especially the of your husband and his 'girls.' Too sweet! I always enjoy my time here. :)

I hope you have a lovely weekend, my friend!

Julie Harward February 11, 2012 at 12:34 AM  

Is it a green house? That will be fun. I love Abe, so handsome and nice to hear that he is sweet. Love the lamb following your hub around...so sweet too, now I want a cute lamb like that! Love the moon too. :D

no spring chicken February 11, 2012 at 12:43 AM  

Beautiful things happening at your little love nest! Romantic notes in the cement, a handsome new romeo for those ewes, a box of valentine goodies, and a full moon...

Enjoy your weekend Sue!

Blessings, Debbie

Happy@Home February 11, 2012 at 9:48 AM  

My first thought was a raised bed, but when I saw the roof, my thoughts changed to greenhouse. How fun!
My very small raised bed has fallen apart so hubby has purchased the materials to rebuild it.
I think I may start consulting the Farmer's Almanac for planting times. Maybe I will have better luck.
Abraham is very cute and, you're right, I do see a camel look about him.

NanaNor's February 11, 2012 at 1:27 PM  

Hi Sue, I loved seeing your new greenhouse-I figured it was that or some sort of chicken/sheep coop. We have snow today so I'm not even dreaming of spring-we don't start planting til the very end of May. Actually, I'm planning another quilt.
Have a wonderful weekend. Love your Ram, he is so handsome.
Hugs, Noreen

Elena February 11, 2012 at 7:56 PM  

Wow, I love your pictures of the moon. Mary is fascinated by it. I am thinking about what I want to plant this spring. Some coleus and hostas for the shade and of course Mary's pumpkin seeds :)

Christine February 12, 2012 at 9:39 AM  

Somebody love you very much.
The greenhouse is an act of love. So is the Valentine gift you recieved. Looks like you are loved.

Love the smile on Abraham

Nellie February 12, 2012 at 6:41 PM  

Yes, we are thinking about our "planting season." The mild winter here has blessed us with our fall garden all through the winter months, and we have had fresh greens recently.
It looks as though those seed packets will eventually find a new home!
There are several Almanacs for 2012 here, as well as a calendar that we have used in the past for planting, etc.

Walking on Sunshine... February 12, 2012 at 8:23 PM  

A greenhouse! Love it! Going to plant our garden again this year. We haven't done it for 2 years! But hubby's been away ;) Excited for you!!

Southwest Arkie February 13, 2012 at 11:12 AM  

A greenhouse! Fantastic! Love your moon shots.

A Hint of Home February 13, 2012 at 11:18 AM  

I know you're going to love having one of those to help with all your seedlings.
Love your photos!
Mr. P is sure handy to have around!

Rose of Sharon February 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM  

What a hard working man you have there! You are so blessed! I love your country life! :0)

Hugs, Sharon

tania February 14, 2012 at 2:14 PM  

I'm thinking a greenhouse! Can't wait to see the finish product. It's nice to have a handy man around the house!
I also can't wait to see what grows in your greenhouse, if that is what it is ; )
Thanks for sharing

Karen February 14, 2012 at 2:50 PM  

A HOT HOUSE..is what I'm guessing. Always enjoy dropping by and reading your cute posts. Can't help but think about the blogger little children getting to see and read about the farm.

Debbie February 15, 2012 at 9:26 AM  

I'm completely ROCKED by the photo of the shadows on the moon. Those are really beautiful. I would want to frame them.

And speaking of framing? I thought you were doing a raised bed (which now that I think of it, is kinda dumb since you're real farmers...)

I'm guessing and coveting green house!?!

Loved my visit this morning. I'm currently working on a schleprock of a borrowed computer so getting around is difficult for me and blogging apparently impossible.

But I count it joy. At least this schleprock doesn't seem to have a whirly swirly circlet!

Rebecca February 15, 2012 at 6:02 PM  

Is it a potting shed or a greenhouse??? Either way, you're very blessed. Can't wait to see the finished project!

Yes, the moon was extra beautiful there for a few days, it seemed to me...

And Sue, I was surprised to hear that you don't consider yourself a great "pie maker"! You are so much more domestic than I am...

Abraham is amazing!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest February 16, 2012 at 5:16 PM  

What sweet photos of your doggies!

I'm guessing a greenhouse. Lucky lucky you!!

LDH February 16, 2012 at 7:13 PM  

So nice stopping by to catch up dear Sue! I love to see what is happening in your neck of the woods. It is always something special!

Eggs In My Pocket February 17, 2012 at 10:02 AM  

Such a wonderful thing to build for you! Good luck with your growing. Love that pretty ram! I love those big moon filled nights!

Cheryl February 18, 2012 at 12:26 AM  

Just popping in to say hello! Hope that all is well at Pear Tree Lane...I am looking forward to seeing glimpses of the happenings over at your little corner of the world. I am sure that you are still "savoring the moments."

As always, I thank you for leaving sweet comments over at Thinking About Home. Your words are so warm and encouraging and life=giving!

Hugs to you...

Jenni February 21, 2012 at 11:59 PM  

Just stopping by to "check" on you, Sue... I am still praying for your health.....

I hope something makes you smile today!


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