Pear tree lane Farmhouse

~Welcome home~

This blog is dedicated to my dear family who live many miles away, and to you dear ladies , who have a heart for keeping the home fires burning. You, who love and cherish your family, and have a desire to create a home that says "Welcome, you are loved and cared for."

My desire is that when you leave that you will be encouraged and know that you too are loved.


Expect the unexpected

Written by Sue, Monday, January 21, 2013,           a beautiful sunny day, temps. 50+ temps.

They say to always expect the unexpected, but this one I didn't expect....

Most everyone knows I have been busy trying to get things at the farmhouse back in order, two weeks ago this cabinet was one of my projects. Saturday while passing through I happened to look at my supposedly clean and organized hutch,and noticed some red sticky stuff on my dresser scarf, upon further investigation I found  shattered glass on both shelves along with this red gooey stuff.

A Canadian friend, who knew how much I love Anne Of Green Gables, sent me a bottle of raspberry cordial. I had had it for a couple of years, and was just keeping it as a souvenir. Upon my investigation I discovered that it had exploded into a thousand pieces, I mean literally a thousand pieces.

There was slivers of glass everywhere in the cabinet, on both shelves, the cordial had drained outside on the buffet server,  down the back of it and had ran along the baseboard on my new floors. It was a mess to say the least. It took me 2 hours to find all that glass, and clean this mess up. Besides the raspberry cordial, not a dish nor glass was broken.
Add caption~These dishes were on the top shelf~

What I don't understand is how this bottle sat in this cabinet for three years, and withstood packing and unpacking and then just decided to explode. What I am thankful for is that it didn't explode in my hands while I was unpacking it and placing it in the cabinet. ~smile~

"There, there, sweetie everything is going to be just fine, Mama has you all cleaned and ready, now doesn't that feel better?"

From now own, I will drink the juice, and put colored water in the bottles. LOL.

Note# Thank you so much to all who visited my Notecard Party post. I am looking forward to getting to know my new friends.
Enjoy your day.

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makes me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8

January Notecard Party at Vees

Written by Sue, January 15, 2013          Cloudy, and cool today temps. 50's, yesterday it was high 70's
In honor of valentine's Day, coming in February, I decided to post my Valentine Notecards early. Hope you enjoy them! My friend Vee, host this wonderful party each month, please come and join, click on icon on my side bar. 

"Oh yes, I will marry you"

There is nothing like a "Mother's Love" 

"It takes two to make a marriage work."

"Looking for love in all the wrong places".

Hope you enjoyed these scenes from the farm, our animals always give us so much joy and pleasure.
Thank you Vee, for hosting.
The farmer and his friends
Thank you so much for coming by, please come and visit anytime.


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