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This is how my day went~
written by Sue, Friday March 4, 2011....
I worked  to get my laundry room cleaned today, that means a good Spring cleaning from top to bottom. I didn't dare take a picture of the before. This room  was way over due, it  included cleaning out cabinets, and restocking the pantry.

 I even moved the washer and dryer and cleaned behind them. windows were washed inside and out.
You might be saying "SOOO what's the big deal"! having a clean and well organized home is very important to me. It's in my DNA, or so I think. LOL. Being out of commission for a few weeks everything got turned upside down, inside out, and turned every which way, I am not kidding here. So I have been on a quest to bring everything back together.

The homeliest tasks get beautiful if loving hands do them.
Louisa may Alcott

Have you ever had a job that needed doing, and when you looked at it didn't know where to start, well that was what I was feeling today. The laundry room had become a drop off for any and everything.
The only way I have found to get something like this done is to just jump right in and go at it, and asking for guidance from my Father, which He is always ready to give!

I finished late this afternoon, and I must say, I was one happy camper.

While I was working on this project, Mr. P. was busy planting our English Peas, cabbage sets, broccoli, and brussell sprout seeds.

All in all we had a very productive day. Gathering and washing these always make me smile! I just love my hens!

Psalm 20:4~ May He grant you according to your heart's desire, and fulfill all your purpose.
Much Love,


The Wife of a Dairyman March 5, 2011 at 1:01 AM  

I think I have a couple of rooms that I feel that way about....the office and the laundry room. Yours looks great! And I really like your blog....I leave hear with such a peaceful feeling:)

LDH March 5, 2011 at 7:27 AM  

Oh, I feel just like you! It is amazing just how quickly areas of my home can become a cluttered mess. For me it is usually my garage as we don't have a basement. Anything that doesn't have a place gets stuck there and what a mess it can become.

I like my home to be organized and keeping that way is a great feeling. Your laundry room makes my heart sing! I'd be a happy camper too :)

Vee March 5, 2011 at 7:50 AM  

It must've been a long day in the laundry room. I feel this way about my sewing room...overwhelmed. It's become the catch-all for the entire house. On a high note, it must also have been a very satisfying day to see things brought back to order. What fun to see those seeds being sown and to see those beautiful eggs!

A Hint of Home March 5, 2011 at 7:59 AM  

Looks like you accomplished a lot today!
I need to clean out behind my washer and dryer..sooner rather than later. lol
I'm getting eggs from a local farmer and love them. What a difference.
We get our milk from another farm, called Happy Cow. Love that too.
Glad you are back to normal and feeling good.
You are welcome anytime to our kitchen tablescape.

Happy@Home March 5, 2011 at 8:41 AM  

It does look like a very productive day at your house. I'm so glad you are feeling better now and ready to tackle those jobs that had to fall by the wayside for awhile.
I planted some peas, spinach, onions & radishes last week.
I loved that peek into your pantry. It is beautiful to see all of your canned produce lined up so nicely. And the eggs are great. I'm not sure if I've ever had a fresh from the farm egg, but I have heard that there is a definite difference in the taste.
Have a lovely weekend, Sue.

Debbie March 5, 2011 at 9:19 AM  

I LOVE your laundry room Sue...soo pretty. Just like the rest of your house. And there is nothing like a good spring cleaning...love that too. I'd love to be able to plant a big garden, gather my own eggs, and have a pantry full of things I'd canned. Such a good feeling. I've ALWAYS wanted to live on a farm, so I especially love getting glimpses of you living on yours! Have a GOOD week-end my friend, and thank you soo much for all the prayers for my family...I appreciate it soo much!! HUGS

Cheryl March 5, 2011 at 9:35 AM  

Your post gives me hope, Sue!

After our recent bout with illness, my house has fallen apart... and it is driving. me. crazy. But no one is up to doing major projects yet. Today's hope is just to wash all the sheets and cook a pot of soup and make things look basically presentable...and that even sounds like a big deal right now. Baby steps.

I know that you've been there! So it makes me happy that you are able to joyfully do your work now!

And I LOVE that you ask the Lord for guidance in your day-to-day work.

You are a blessing to me, Sue!

Heather's Blog-o-rama March 5, 2011 at 10:11 AM  

Oh, pretty, I want a pantry just like yours :) :) My dad asked "What's that?" it's a pantry :) :) I've been talking about learning how to can stuff with him :) :) His eyes aren't real good without his glasses, and he thought the photo of the eggs was a nice tray of muffins :) :) Nope, those are eggs :) :) I told him how much I love your blog :) :) I need to clean the bathroom today :( I'll just dive right into that task AFTER breakfast :) :) Have a wonderful weekend, Sue. Thanks for sharing photos of your lovely home with us :) :) I enjoyed everything!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Debbie March 5, 2011 at 12:27 PM  

I had the same unstoppable urge last week myself! I pulled it all out of the laundry room, which is also a craft area, and did the DEEP CLEAN.

Of course, mine is not such a pretty room as yours is. It's small and boring. But by golly, it's clean!!

And I love LOVE that Alcott quote. I might try to think of a way to create a craft with it and put it in my kitchen.

Farm Girl March 5, 2011 at 2:17 PM  

Wow you do such nice work. I enjoy having a clean and organized house too. There is just something about after it is all finished and knowing it that makes me just feel very happy.
Oh, I love that picture of your husband getting ready to put some of your early garden in, it just looks so nice and spring like.
I was looking at my flowerbeds this morning, I thought maybe if it warms up just a bit then I can get into them for just a little bit.
Funny how those things look more like fun than work when the sun is shining outside.

Elena March 5, 2011 at 9:29 PM  

I just love seeing those brown eggs. It brings back memories when I was living at home and going to college and my folks had Rhode Island red chickens that gave us the most beautiful brown eggs. They were so yummy! You garden sounds so wonderful and I hear you on spring cleaning. It is hard to get started but you feel so great after it is done! Have a wonderful Sunday dear friend!

BECKY March 5, 2011 at 10:12 PM  

You have been a busy gal!!! I always love my visit to Pear Tree Lane!! One of these day...yes one of these days, I would love to pop in for a glass of tea with you on the front porch!! Who knows? It could happen!!!

Have a joyful Sunday!!
Love ya!

Jenni March 5, 2011 at 11:27 PM  

Oh I get such joy out of reading about y'all's life on the farm....
thanks for sharing!

Hugs, Jenni

Happyone :-) March 6, 2011 at 9:26 AM  

Oh yes, my loft was a room like that.
What a productive day you had. It all looks so nice and neat.

Janette@Janette's Sage March 7, 2011 at 12:58 PM  

My reader doesn't tell me you have a new post...so I am so late getting here. First..I am laughing having just come out of the laundry room...the dryer broke and my 15 year old and I are repairing it...which led to cleaning out all the dust..etc. and I was thinking how the room needed cheering up. So you have inspired, as always.
Your Sunday post just confirms my "fly a kite" post...I love it! Now we soar with Him...as I allow Him to not only grow me in His soil, but grow my kids!
Oh, Sue...you always touch my heart!
Hugs...and we are so enjoying talking about Benji!

Rebecca March 7, 2011 at 8:29 PM  

A little more motivation and I might get MY kitchen clean, too! I've been buying fresh brown eggs every other Thursday when I go to my "Celebration of Discipline" study group. One of the members brings several cartons to sell.

Your Sunday post reminded me of my Monday post. "Expectation"! I live in it.

Thanks for visiting me, Sue. Hope you're feeling better and gearing up for spring's activities.

Terry March 7, 2011 at 9:49 PM  

dear sue..i don't mind going to visit the next door neighbor, but i wanted to talk to YOU!
i am glad that you enjoyed the hymn that i put over at my blog..i love bill gaither and his friends so much..a few years back we just couldn't find the vcrs at all in canada, so when my brother bought the first four at a concert that he went to in the states, i copied them for elderly shut ins and it just so lifted them up!
then one day somebody told me that i was a pirate...sue, i wasn't charging those shut ins and i never even made them pay for the blank video tape.
the only thing i knew to do was to write to bill gaither, himself and boy, the letter that i got back from him is a treasure to this "pirate"...he wrote that they were making these recordings to glorify the kingdom and he told me to go ahead and continue!
mind you though, now that we can buy the tapes and DVDs in canada,[thanks to walmart!]..i don't do any more copying...people can buy them their selves!
do you have a chance to go to any concerts sue?
sue if i give you my email address, could you send me yours.
there is something that i want to send to you...i am sending the same thing to mrs.mac...let me know, ok?...love terry


Julie Harward March 8, 2011 at 12:21 AM  

I can't believe you are planting your garden...and all those eggs..oh my! We had a huge snow storm today..with roads closed and people off the road. Our chickens are in hiding! ;D

Carrie of Farming On Faith March 8, 2011 at 9:14 PM  

Hello~ Sue

I am catching up with my favorite blogs. I have so enjoyed reading all your post and catching up with you. I can't believe those pumpkins lated so long.

Have a wonderful evening!

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