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~Gathering the Moments in February~

Written by Sue, Saturday March 1, 2014           Sunny, cold winter day temps. 40's
~February Gathering the Moments~
It all started with a visit from grandson Will,
A chocolate meringue pie
Sheep grazing and multiplying


" I want my mama."

Snow began falling, the birds flocked to the feeders
Baking cakes for loved ones , who  had lost loved ones....
Snow cream with cinnamon, yummy
French market bean soup when the cold winter blows
 bean soup warms the body
 ducks enjoying the water
 Well! "hello" you cuties, hows the snow?
 Winter wonderland, this was taken .when the snow had started to melt
Peter continues to watch over the herb garden
 snow is a rarity here in the south, and when it comes we enjoy it's beauty and take lots of photos
 Cold weather calls for sweet potato and pecan pie...

Roses from my... dear sweet son on Valentine's Day
 Jack got a haircut, and bath..
The best country breakfast. Have you ever had country ham with grits,red eye gravy,homemade biscuits, fresh eggs from the hen house, topped off with hot coffee.

 Still enjoying my roses, is there anything as beautiful as a rose?
After the snow melted the temperatures reached into the 70's I opened the window and let the fresh air in...
The view from my porch, simple country living
A visit from Mother is always a highlight
Homemade  bread with butter and jam, ahh!
 Hello handsome Joe,

 Clothes dried and kissed by the sun...

Celebrating happy occasions
 I took this photo yesterday, can you believe my Thanksgiving cactus is blooming again?
 On the last day of February, I took seed from acorn squash and are now drying them for later planting.

Yesterday the permanent phone lines were plowed in,...whoopee!!
Mr P. oversees all things and asks a lot of questions, of course he found out a lot about the two young men.
I am joining Cheryl from thinking about home for A Gathering of Moments, I am late for several reasons, ... I try and not post until I have visited my friends who commented on my last post, I just believe in reciprocation, that's just me, I tried to make collages from Pic Monkey and was told my browser was vintage and I needed to upload to another, tried that, didn't work, it took me hours trying to figure this out, but to no avail, so I just stopped and did my photos individually. So sorry this post is long.
Enjoy your weekend,
Hugs,
Sue

" Hello March"
Please bring me warm sunshine, daffodils, crocus,tulips,  lots of frogs croaking and birds singing love songs to each other, with nests full of eggs. 

17 comments:

ellen b. March 1, 2014 at 5:17 PM  

February was quite the gathering of events at your place. Snow is not a regular event here in the Seattle area, either so we always take lots of photos and talk about nothing but the snow. Blessings...

Blackberry Lane March 1, 2014 at 7:15 PM  

Hi Sue,
I enjoyed your photos so much. It would be hard to choose a favorite. Hope you are enjoying a nice weekend.
Blessings,
Mildred

Joanne Mitchell March 1, 2014 at 7:32 PM  

Your home is so lovely and your sheep and donkeys are ever-so-cute! I paused at all the food photos... YUMMMMM!
(visiting from Thinking About Home)

Lea March 1, 2014 at 7:47 PM  

Well, that was just too much fun! The roses are just gorgeous, the bread looks delicious, your Mom is beautiful, how thoughtful to bake cakes for someone else and your home in the snow, so welcoming.

Oh, I feel your frustration over PicMonkey. I love it but I have had issues over one thing or the other, but thank goodness, not lately.

Happy Lord's Day!

Christine March 1, 2014 at 8:28 PM  

Oh, I think you did a great job!
I like how you took us from the start of the season to the almost the end.
Those roses are really so beautiful.

Cheryl March 1, 2014 at 8:54 PM  

I loved seeing your "moments", Sue...from the sweet faces of your loved ones to your darling critters to your yummy treats to your new phone lines (yay!). Oh, and the roses from your son. I think he knows the way to his mother's heart. :)

Thanks for gathering and linking up, friend!

Vee March 1, 2014 at 11:37 PM  

This is a wonderful post! It's wonderful to see many of the things that made up your month. (Awww...sorry about all the frustrations in getting the task done. It's always something! ) I'm glad that you had a bit of snow because it sure looks pretty. Now I hope that you can hang onto more "normal" weather!

Debbie March 1, 2014 at 11:48 PM  

I sure enjoyed the glimpses of your joy during the month of February. Your family, your sweet animals, and all that pretty snow sure made for an eventful month. Love this meme of Cheryl's. I am intending to jump on that wonderful idea too...maybe next month. Hope your week-end is a good one!

Sarah March 2, 2014 at 7:57 AM  

Loved your pictures! Now I'm hungry for biscuits and gravy. YUM!

Patsy March 2, 2014 at 12:13 PM  

What a happy post, lovely February you had.
Looks like our March is more ice and cold so far.

The Quintessential Magpie March 2, 2014 at 1:36 PM  

I love it when you post, Sue. I feel such a Li died spirit with you. I know it is Jesus, but it is beyond that. Maybe it 's because I grew up as a child on a farm. Your life there makes me so happy because you have such a loving, giving, grateful spirit and such a healthy marriage. It shines through! And I am always happy when my friends are happy. I am sorry, though, that you have lost loved ones. Those cakes will be a huge comfort, not only because they are chocolate but because they are baked with love.

Happy Sunday!

xoxox

Sheila

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart March 3, 2014 at 7:34 PM  

Always such a treat to visit with you on your blog. The photos of your farm and the animals and the photos of your food and the photos of your family are all so special!

Debbie March 3, 2014 at 7:53 PM  

I have the same issue with posting when I'm behind in commenting. That's one of the reasons that I got so ferhoodled with blogging last year and continue to be ferhoodled. I was so busy that I didn't have time to read blogs like I like, and then I would be so busy catching up reading that I used up all the time I had for writing myself. It is crazy, but that's the kind of mess I make for myself. This year, I'm earnestly trying to have balance. I'm not doing well yet, but I am still trying.

...says the one who is two days late to even reading this post.

... which I loved. I decided when I was reading Vee's version that I want to do that next month, just savor some moments all month and share them at the end. Yours were wonderful, Sue.

Elena March 5, 2014 at 1:03 AM  

Oh Sue such a wonderful post. I just love see all around your farm. My fav was the donkeys. They are so cute! Your food shots looked really yummy too! God bless you!

Tania March 5, 2014 at 7:41 AM  

Hi Sue,
Once again a beautiful blog, you inspire me!
Thanks
Tania

Susan March 5, 2014 at 11:50 AM  

Your mother is so beautiful! I can't believe how much snow you have gotten this year. That kind of snow is normal here in Utah but I know it is not normal there. Enjoy it, it will be gone and your flowers will be blooming then the cold and snow will be just a memory. That chocolate cake looks wonderful I might have to try it. Hang on Spring is coming! Blessings!

Kathi March 5, 2014 at 9:39 PM  

Your February moments post is so lovely. You have such a beautiful family and home. Thank you for sharing with all of us. Kathi

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Sue~

The phrase "There's no place like home", is so true.

No matter where I go, I always love turning the key and hearing that clicking sound in the lock of our back door . Even if I have only gone shopping, I am so happy to be home.

Did you know that every home has its own scent, the first thing I do is sniff the air, and I offer a quiet prayer of thankfulness, and for safety.

My decorating style is my own, I decorate with the colors and treasures that are me. One of the things that I have enjoyed about blogging is the difference in how we all view the world, and our homes. Just like our Creator made each of us to be unique, we create our own unique styles and colors in our own homes. I have learned so much from you and enjoyed your homes so much, and have learned so much about you from your homes...

I truly believe that God wants us to have a safe haven to come home too, a place we can claim as our own,... just like us, homes come in all shapes and sizes if love is there it is our home.., if our things are there it is our home. When we add our own personal touches, it is our home

Home is a place we can go to when the storms of life are raging. I often listen to the wind and rain when it is coming down hard and am reminded of the safety of our sheltering home. It is the one place that we control what and who comes in, (well,most of the time. lol)

Sometimes late at night, when I am unable to sleep I will get up and as I am walking across the room, I hear the floor creek beneath my feet, I go, sit, and listen to other sounds that my home makes, a pop here and there in the wall, it is like the wall is talking to me. A home not only has its own scent, but it also has its own sound. I truly believe that a home takes on its own personality, US!!

So why this blog?....
I wanted a place that I could come, talk about, and share of how my day was spent here at the "farmhouse", and about the things that I do to make it a "home". Making a house a home is a lifetime endever, and I might add a joy, as our lives are always changing.

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