Living a simple life in a cottage by the sea.

Mar 12, 2014

It's Been Awhile

"The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
And sings."
-  Joyce Kilmer, Spring
 
 
Early Spring at Rose Cottage... 
 
 
Making Rose Geranium soap
 
 

 
This by far is my favorite soap recipe.  I used the basic soap recipe from  the The Nerdy Farm Wife.  I just add essential oils.
 
 
 
The garden has just the beginnings of growth ~ right now the potatoes, carrots, lettuce and a few onions are sprouting.


 
 
Inside our cozy cottage...

 
 
Bread has been rising

 
Granola baking...

 
And...
 
We have ordered 25 more chickens ( we are hoping to sell eggs next Spring), started a worm farm (that grosses my kids out) and acquired another rain barrel.
 
Other than that, I spend my days taking care of my grandson while my daughter is in school, taking long walks with my husband, and just enjoying spending time with my family.  I know these times will not last.
 
  We are planning to take a short trip to Kentucky to visit the inlaws (my father in law (Pop) has been in the hospital. 
 
I hope you are all doing well. 
 


 
Yum!