Monday, May 14, 2012

A Letter to Grandma in a Bottle
Mothers Day Blessings.  Since I will be moving out of state to start up my homestead hobby farm projects.( A lifelong dream of mine) I decided that I wanted to get the kids together for a fun day at the beach.They are all adults and have life of their own, with careers, college, friends etc.  We usually get together once a month, but once I move it will be once every 3 months.  I will go through some seperation anxiety for sure.   At the beach we held a little memorial for my mother who died 11 years ago. It was her favorite beach that we went to.  We all shared memories of her and laughed as we released her to sea ( yes, we've been holding on for 11 years) my oldest daughter wrote her a letter on the day she died.She was 15 then. Now she is a mother of two and a Soldier in the Army.  Her wish was to throw it into the sea.  My mothers day blessings were to have all my three children  together and my two grandchildren with my sister and stay the entire day laughing as the ocean roared nearby.   I love days like this and my hubby promises a trip once every three months. With the hobby farm, we will be lucky to get away that often. Our lazy  day at the beach was anything but lazy. We laughed, shared stories, ate and of course went treasure hunting.  My biggest treasure was the memory we made together this day. 
Autumn is Digging in
The Fam-Bam. clowning as they always do

Winter is fast approaching... so I have been sooooo busy here.

Harvesing the garden and not to mention all the herbs. Tinctures to make, soaps to set to cure...  I do love my life here on this little plo...