Scottish Thistles

Scottish Thistles

Friday, April 26, 2013

it's about time for FARMERS MARKET SEASON!!

Soon, our 2013 Farmers Market season will open and we'll all be back in the swing of things before we know it.  It's hard to believe that it's almost time!  And, I feel like I'm sooooo NOT ready!  It's been a busy fall and winter and I have just got to get more aprons cut and sewn.  And it all has to fit around a three-week "glamping" road trip with my daughter in late May into June.  Yee-haw!  Yahoo!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


On a recent trip to my daughter's place in Glendale, Arizona I was able to photograph this stunningly beautiful Cereus cactus in bloom in her neighbor's yard.   It's just one type of Cereus cactus and the flower was about  8" in diameter!
BEAUTIFUL!  What a CREATOR we have!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

CAROLINE ARMSTRONG . . . gone home!

My husband's mother, at the age of 86, went home last evening and is now safe in the arms of Jesus.  She is pictured here in the center of the photo with my children, Robin and Jeremy.  This was taken in December of 2006 in Tucson at the home of my hubby's only brother.  We had a fun, family gathering there to celebrate my in-laws 60th wedding anniversary.  Her husband and my father-in-law, Sam, went home to heaven the next summer in August 2007.
She was ready to go and as my hubby says, "she's been sitting on a bench by the river Jordan waiting for Jesus to come and call her home". We will miss you "Grannie", but we are praising God for you, your life and that you are now HOME!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Little "PEPPER" anyone???

Let me introduce you to "PEPPER", our new calf.  She is half Longhorn, half Angus and just as cute as a button, don't you think?!  She is a week old today.  Her mom is Ebony, who is totally black, even though she also is half Longhorn, half Angus.  I just love her markings and think they are rather unusual, elegant, spicy and fun!  I was also able to pet her yesterday afternoon.  That always makes me happy!  She has a sister "Siete" who has very similar markings, and is about 1 1/2 years old.  What fun!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

"4871 GLAMPING FARMGIRLS" . . . in Arizona

Robin  . . . aka "Birdie" . . and I modeling our "GLAMPER GIRL" Retro bib aprons at our recent Backyard Glamper Party & Sleepover.  We had a really special, fun, wonderful time in Robin's backyard with some farmgirl friends . . . glamped up some tents, glamped up her back patio, had a spectacular "Tea Party", yummy potluck supper, delectable S'mores, fun craft projects and all kinds of farmgirl/glamper fun!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


Isn't this just the cutest little birdhouse?  I thought it would be the perfect hostess gift for my daughter, Robin . . . aka "Birdie" . . . to say THANK YOU for opening her home to a bunch of glamping farmgirls the weekend of March 21-24!   Her name is ROBIN, but we lovingly call her "Birdie" . . . and she collects birdhouses!   Thought she'd like this one and I told her she had to bring it along on our glamping adventures!  THANK YOU "BIRDIE"!  I LOVE YOU!!!