home sweet farm

Posted on March 7th, 2018 by mountain girl  |  4 Comments »


It’s March! And I’m just getting around to posting some pics of what we did in February.


I found this sheep fabric from France at a local shop and re-covered my old pillows–ooo la la! The slip covers on the couches are holding up pretty good, too, and I finally finished the third one.


We have six chickens! They have free run of the land. Some days we find six eggs, some days a little less. We’re spoiled with our blue and green eggs and turn up our noses at Costco now. šŸ™‚



A valentine from David. <3


The garden is coming to life, little by little. David planted a row of elderberry canes, and I’ve got snap peas, carrots, beets, onions, garlic, kale, romaine, leaf lettuce, spinach, broccoli, and cabbage in the ground, cold frames, and egg cartons.


Seed potatoes are sprouting in the pantry, and there’s also a jar of kombucha tea fermenting–my first batch since Kansas City. I couldn’t get kombucha to work in the mountains, but I have high hopes here.


We had a wood stove installed, which is one of the best things we ever did. It made this room–and the whole house–100% cozier. Especially when it’s lit!


Ornamental pear tree.


Some days my kids feed me hard plastic McDonald’s food for breakfast. Yum!


I found these beautiful remains of some yummy snack in the owl house. Poor little birdies. šŸ™


The pond is an endless source of delight. We have a Great Blue heron in the winter, and today a pair of Canada geese landed!


We hung these two wrought iron-looking chandeliers in the kitchen and one in the dining room. David also changed all the cabinet door handles from brushed nicked to black. Both rooms look so much better.



We have lots of perennial flower bushes, herbs, and flowering trees around the land. David burned several piles of stalk cuttings and leaves from last year’s glory (see the smoke?)


Last week I made 40+ illustrations for a new sewing pattern, the Arenite Pants, for Sew Liberated.


David went to fell a beetle kill tree for the neighbors, and we went along to watch. What a man.




Our master bedroom is big, simple, white, and mostly empty–just the way we love it. I painted those horses to put over our bed a few years ago–but never had the right wall in our Colorado bedroom, so it ended up in the dining room. Here, it finally found its perfect resting place.


Zia went to a Valentine’s dance–her very first. I even curled her hair for it. I guess a little dance for the chickens is the best way to practice? šŸ˜‰

4 Responses to “home sweet farm”

  1. Mimi says on :

    Love the pics!!

  2. Jennifer Miller says on :

    Oh. My. I love the white on white simplicity of your bedroom!

  3. mountain girl says on :

    Thanks, Jennifer!

  4. Mom & Dad says on :

    Hi honeeeee….luv the pics! My goodness Cashey has sure grown over the last couple of months and talking to him on the phone was heaven! Zia is growing fast too and so beautiful! Luv u/mom