Happy birthday Jim , I love you !
Happenings & Activities On Cedar Pond
"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes
Monday, April 14, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
There are fairies in my herb garden !
I hosted a ladies' luncheon one day last month and apparently while we ladies were having a good time indoors, two of my granddaughters were having a very good time outdoors, with fairies !
My granddaughters created these fairy homes in my herb garden without any help from me. Hey , I didn't even know they were in the herb garden , let alone creating such enchanting little homes.
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
" Light is sown like seed for the righteous , And gladness for the upright in heart. Be glad in the Lord , you righteous ones ; and give thanks to His holy name." Psalm 97: 11,12
Picture of trilliums blooming near our pond.
Monday, March 31, 2014
March is almost over for us here in the Pacific Northwest , of course April has begun for almost everyone else in the world by now. March has marked a few milestones for us this year. Whimsy , our German Shepherd puppy is 9 months old and we are loving her even more every day .
March is the month here at Cedar Pond for new, bouncing spotted lambs ! ( Below is one of my older ewes with her newborn lamb. )
This year we have a bummer lamb ( lamb without a mama ) we named Stormy. Stormy is growing quickly and enjoys his bottle every few hours. He has begun to nibble on alfalfa leaves too. His little face appears crooked because of his markings and he has beautiful long eyelashes.
The hummingbirds have returned and Blizzard our cat spends many hours watching them at the feeder outside our living room.
Every March we celebrate the birth of 2 of our 6 granddaughters. We rejoice in the birth of new lambs, chicks and ducklings. The birds are building nests all over the property , the ducks and chickens have increased their egg laying. The frogs chirp, our bees are buzzing over every precious new bloom. Ella, my Sebastopol goose is faithfully sitting on her clutch of duck & goose eggs while her partner Fella guards her,never leaving her . Some time later this week if all goes well I should expect hatchlings from the pair. What fun March is. It brings us joy, hope, new life and celebrating spring. "This is the day that the Lord hath made we will rejoice and be glad in it."
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Bird nests I have collected or been given over the years served as the table centerpiece for our Thursday Ladies Luncheon & Bible Study.
The nests are resting on beds of moss I placed in goblets and covered with a small glass dome. The eggs in the nests are from my doves.
Since I used birds and their nests as the table-scape theme I had to buy some of my favorite candy, those robin egg malted chocolates . They're so pretty, and tasty too.
I put another bird's nest in an old Mason jar with it's original canning lid.
Bird nests and bird coffee cups, naturally they go together !
The napkins match the table-runner. I bought them together at a store called Tuesday Morning.
The birds' nests I have were used then abandoned by the birds only to be found and used by me . ( recycled ? ) Yes, the birds' nests are not only for the birds.
Mint chocolate brownies I baked using a recipe I found in an issue of Tea Time magazine.
I treasure this time to gather with family & friends, share a meal, a cup of tea or coffee, and gather around God's word to learn about Him , pray for one another, laugh, and enjoy God's blessings, sometimes reminding each other that YES, we truly are blessed, even if at the moment we don't feel it. "Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Thy lovingkindness in the morning , for Thou hast been my stronghold , and a refuge in the day of my distress , O my strength , I will sing praises to Thee ; For God is my stronghold , the God who shows lovingkindness." Psalm 59: 16,17
Monday, March 17, 2014
The sugar & creamer were made in Ireland by Royal Tara .
The cup & saucer were made in England by Sandford.I find the history of St. Patrick himself to be fascinating. He was not Irish, but a Roman born in Britain. I imagine most of you already know his story, but it was not until I had children of my own that I discovered this while we were researching him for a homeschooling project. The stories abut him vary depending on the source, but we do know he was a Christian missionary who's faith and ministry had a lasting effect on Ireland, and many places beyond. If you're interested in the amazing role the Irish played in history you might check out 'How The Irish Saved Civilization'. So Happy Saint Patrick's day to you !
Join in the tea-time festivities with Terri * , Martha * , Sandi * , Bernideen* ,Kathy * & Ruth* . Now that spring-time is here there is even more fun for tea in blog-land . Happy St. Patrick's Day to you !