Listening to the House Wake Up

The other morning I woke up early and the sun was just coming up.

I was able to lay quiet and listen to my house wake up. That may sound like an odd thought but it is how I looked at it. This house isn’t not any where as old as the house I grew up in, this one is about twenty-one years old. But it has it’s voice if you listen carefully.

First there is the sound of my husband perking up the fire in the fireplace that is our major heat source. The because of the warmth the wood floors begin to talk and squeak as they their wood warm up. The Golden Cochin hen named Goldie who runs free as she wishes is singing with the mocking bird out side the window in the big tree. The quiet voices of the couple who have an apartment in our finished basement. Outside on the drive our grown children are going off to work.

Now in the bright of day, I smell the coffee and I get up to start the new day.

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Live Each Day as a Child Would

I have started to look at life through new eyes after such a trying time with serious illness over the last five years.

After enjoying the way my grandson sees the world at the age of one year. I am determined to try to see each day the way he does; each day is a new start, a new adventure. He strives to learn new things; they can be small or large; they are all vastly important.

I may not have his energy (God knows I wish I could bottle it) but that does not matter. Each task can be a new learning experience or determined effort to accomplish.

Many days we as adults can get burnt out out trying to live at the fast pace we set for our selves. We may be in the workplace or running a household as the chief, accountant, chauffer as well as the uncountable other things we do to keep a smooth family going.

Try to remember the gifts our children show us.

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We have renamed our Soaring Eagle Farm facebook link

We have renamed our blog link to facebook to: Soaring Eagle Farm.com  This group will be used as our farm website.

If you have not joined us – please do.  This group will be the center of farm updates and information.

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Memorial Day Weekend

We said Thank You To All Who Gave All!

We also Ate!

We have sat down and done the tally of the food consumed this weekend.

25 people over two suppers.

We went through:
20 pounds of chicken, 4 pounds of hamburger, 3 pounds of hot dogs, buns to match the hamburger & hot dogs, 3 pounds traditional potato salad, 3 pounds of german potato salad, 3 pounds of cole slaw, 3 pounds pasta salad, 3 sacks green salad (w/ shredded carrots, 3 cucumbers, 2 pints grape tomatoes, 1 bag of crutons & dressings), 1/2 13×9 tray of brownie,one 13×9 tray of ice cream with cookies, a 2-layer cake, a banana cream pie, a fruit tray, 4 2-liter soda, 1 gallon iced tea, and numerous ice waters.

Yum Yum – Can you say Lots of excercise needed this week!

Thank You to all my family who helped and made this super and a ton of fun!

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1st Annual Kentucky Derby Social A Great Time

Although she wasn't able to join us at the social she was included.

Although she wasn’t able to join us at the social she was included.

Jacked up for derby day - Rachel shows creativity.

Jacked up for derby day – Rachel shows creativity.

Elegant young lady - Caitlin shows off her derby hat.

Elegant young lady – Caitlin shows off her derby hat.

Rachel dressed up my garden hat - and turned it into a spiffy derby hat.

Rachel dressed up my garden hat – and turned it into a spiffy derby hat.

Kates shows off her hat full of beautiful red rose.

Kates shows off her hat full of beautiful red rose.

Our First Kentucky Derby Social was attended by some ladies in their hats.

Our First Kentucky Derby Social was attended by some ladies in their hats.

We gather for a group picture

We gather for a group picture

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Fun Cinco de Mayo With The Family

Our Family Sunday Supper was so much fun. We had a Cinco de Mayo theme.

We feasted on Mexican American foods including: soft and crunchy tacos with a filling buffet. Home-made beef empanadas. Corn and multi-grain chips with a variety of home-made dips including salsa, guacamole,casa fresco cheese. Our desserts were fresh fruit, banana pudding, and chocolate mousse.

Thank You to all my family that helped make this delicious feast.

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New Challenges Went Good

Yesterday I challenged myself farther than I have in a long time.

I was needed in holding Bevis Goat to try to get her smallest triplet Baby Charlie to be able to nurse. She is a strong, large, red Boar goat. Baby Charlie is small and weak – but is trying.

Then I helped paint the remaining bee hives parts so they are ready to place in the apiary.

Today they are planting in the garden – but I am truly too tired to want to help much.

Tomorrow will be busy with our Kentucky Derby Social. Then Sunday with Family Supper – celebrating Cinco de Mayo. So resting today is a good idea – plus there may be more baby goats coming. Three more Momma goats still pregnant.

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