Friday, December 19, 2008

My New shop...a shamless plug

ArtFire - Buy Handmade - Sell Handmade

Yes...a shameless plug for myself! LOL
Seriously though, I have joined Artfire, and so far I'm lovin it!
I hope that if you do a craft, any craft like photography, quilting, beading, knitting, paper making, etc...whatever you do handmade- that you might consider selling your product.
If nothing else, being dependent on yourself for something is so much more rewarding than being dependant on a large scale super market giant. (I wont mention who *aaahhhemmm w@lM@rt)
If you dont sell, then buy'll be giving back to your community in a big way and the benefits will trickle down to everyone.....spark a flame! Build a fire! And keep it fed......thats the way you give back! Its that kind of "pay it forward" thing they talk about!

Friday, December 12, 2008

God's Kentucky Canvas

Thursday Evening Night View from our Kentucky farm.

The beauty that lies around us, is the one thing that I think most people take for granted. God has given us so many gifts each day that in this busy world, most dont take the time to stop...look...and listen to. I know for many years, I never paid much attention to the beauty of the light and colors of the morning and evening as the sun rises and sets.
But as I've gotten older, and have taken the time to slow down. Its one of the joys that I find each day, I eagerly await to see what God has in store for us that day. I hope that you take the time to watch the sky.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Beautiful....& Troublesome! They are a pasture's worse enemy. Yet as with all things wild I find them beautiful

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Summer Days - remembered

It's November....38 degrees outside tonight - and dropping- and its been raining all day.....the wind has been blowing all day as well, and after a hot bowel of Bean Soup and some sweet corn bread, I'm already missing summer!
So thought I'd take a look back over this past summer tonight....

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Nolin River/Lake, Kentucky

These are pictures of our vacation spot on Nolin River/Lake above is Levi in his life jacket overseeing the kids playing in the water waiting to jump in and save them, this is the day I found out my dog is very smart.
These are the carp at the main dock where there is a souviner shop, bathroom, etc. They hand-feed right from your fingers...the kids had a blast!
Many many of them!

Below is "the Rock" where the kids jump off into the water!
You can see how big it is compared to the below picture.
Many deer and wildlife of all sizes!
This is the cove where we dock the boats, we got our pontoon boat this summer, too late to put in the water, but next year, we'll have our own to putt around on!

Doug, Michaela, and Leah

Nolin Lake, Kentucky

Black and White veiws of Nolin Lake....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Walk In The Woods - Bernheim Forest

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is one of my favorite places to visit in Kentucky, and I've been going since I was a little kid. I make at least 2 trips a year with the kids and we always have a blast!
The hiking trails are just beautiful and full of native plants and animals. They have several lakes full of HUGE carp, bluegill, and bass. Several smaller ponds with Koi, and turtles everywhere. I must not leave out the geese and duck that stay year round.
They also have a few of the raptors that have been injured mostly by humans, who now find a safe home in the forest. The deer pictured has been there for at least 20 years! He was shot in the eye by a hunter, and some kind person brought him to Bernheim Forest and he lives very happily there in his own enclosure. There are from time to time other deer that reside with him that are being rehabilitated and then released. But this fine fella cannot be released and is well protected in his home.

Bernheim Forest was established by a German Immigrant, Isaac W. Bernheim in 1929. He was just a poor peddler when he settled in Kentucky, and he became successful in the Whiskey Disstilery business, and he gave the Forest to the people of Kentucky to show his gratitude.

Here is the link within the site that tells what Bernheim has to offer: Go check it out!
Here is the official Bernheim Forest Link:

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Country Side

Guess who...Yours Truly taking picture of self taking picture...just for the heck of it, can you see how BIG and OLD my camera is....but it takes some awesome pictures....sure would love a new one though that had a zoom lens...patience is a virtue my momma always said.
Trip through the countryside, taken out of the truck window on the way to the stockyards, actually a pretty drive!

Above and below picture are two Amish homes

Below is a very old building, it has two store fronts, one on the road side and the other facing the train tracks, maybe a hotel, or general store? Not sure

Another Amish Home, We have a large Amish community in our area

On the way....pretty tree lined road

This is, believe it or not, a house, made from a grain bin....very cool I think!

Yes, its completely round!

I love barns can you tell?

One of the few trees with the pretty fall colors we are used to seeing! Most trees are just brown and almost bare like the ones in the background of this photo. But every now and then, close to water sources or areas that got some more rain than we did, the beauty of fall is still there!