Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Week Of Many Blessings

What a week filled with blessings! Wednesday when we came home for lunch we had visitors from North Myrtle Beach, SC. Steve Shepherd, his wife Carla, and their daughter Krysta stopped by. They are starting out homesteading and wanted to see Hidden Haven. We had a great visit. They already have a lot of things going toward and lots of plans for a simple self sustaining life. Check out his blog and follow them along their adventure of homesteading in an area where most people are just enjoying the beach life. Steve and Carla we really enjoyed meeting and talking with you. Look forward to more visits and conversation. Krysta when you are ready there will be a bunny waiting for you.

 Thursday found us visiting a wonderful Mennonite farm. They raise mostly meat goats and sheep but have a few milk goats. That's where we found Buttons. She has settled right in at Hidden Haven and has Mandy finally seeing who the Queen is around here. I call them the 3 Musketeers though as Buttons, Mandy, and Precious are always together and always seeing what they can get into.

Friday had me helping William cut grass for one of his customers and the rest of the day was spent canning salsa, dill pickles, peaches, peach butter, and pepper jelly. Friday also brought a big package to my door. Amelia sent me a HUGE assortment of her mother's linens. Lots of vintage ones and some her mother hand stitched herself. I was drooling as I gentley handled each piece. I am in heaven! Thank you so very much Amelia. I am enjoying them and will be taking photos next week of how they are being used and displayed in my home.

 Saturday found us feeding early so we could head to Moore County. We stopped in Southern Pines at their farmers market. Had a nice time walking around and have plans to set up there soon and sell soaps and herbs. After leaving there we headed out into the country to another goat farm. Only this time we weren't picking up a goat. Katie, the owner was giving us a Karakachans/Great Pyrenees puppy. The puppy is 4 months old and is named Tinker. She is our new goat and poultry guard dog. At first she was shy and scared but after about 30 minutes you would have thought she had always lived here. She runs to meet us at the gate and walks with us while we feed and water the animals. She then walks us back to the gate before going back to lay under the tree and keep an eye on the goats. She didn't like being petted at first but now loves it and even licked my ear. I think she is happy at her new home and job. All day she kept an eye on the goats and tonight when they went in their stable to sleep Tinker went in with them. She is laying in the entryway guarding them. For such a young one is already doing a wonderful job and I just love her! She is going to grow up to be a big dog but that just gives me more of her to love!
Yes, this has been a week of many blessings. You just never know who or what you will see here at Hidden Haven. Don't forget to count your blessings!

9 comments:

amelia said...

Your puppy is gorgeous!! This is such a wonderful breed, I hope you can face all that brushing she will need!!!

My Aunt in England, my dads brothers wife, breeds Great Pyranees. They never had kids but always had these dogs. She travelled all over the world showing them after my uncle died and although she's almost blind now, she still loves her dogs and takes good care of them.

Mike said...

I had several guesses about what you were going to get after you left that 'teaser' on my Blog the other day. Never guessed a dog, though. I can't wait to get our 'real' little meadow. I hope it's sooner than later. So, Buttons has proven herself queen?

Granny J said...

I'm drooling over those linens. I love the old vintage pieces.

Such a cute puppy. When he growns into those paws he'll be a whole lot of dog. :)

Kelly said...

Congrats on the additions. They will have a wonderful home with you. I can't wait to hear stories about them getting sttled.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a great post, Peggy.... I think things are working out well for you and William and your homestead. I am so happy for you...

Glad the goats are doing well and that they now have a doggie guarding them...

It's always nice to meet other people who are homesteading ---or beginning the process.. I'm sure you were a good help to them...

Amelia is such a nice lady... I love blogging with her too.

Have a great week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lib said...

What a Blessed week you had! Love the pix thanks for sharing!
Have a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

judypatooote said...

I love your life...I know you have to be organized to do all that you do...but hearing that you canned all those wonderful jars of goodies, make me envious...and I so love animals...I can't think of anything more rewarding that doing what you do...you are my hero Peggy....I'm being serious...thanks for sharing...your new doggy is adorable.... judy

Mildred said...

What an adorable and fortunate puppy to have you for a Mom!

DayPhoto said...

What a cute puppy! I adore that silly grin on her face!

Linda
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