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I am Sandra - faithful steward. listener. shepherd. dream believer. hard worker. collects brass bells, boots. Jesus follower. contented. star gazer. homemaker. farmer. prayer warrior. country woman. reader. traveler. writer. homebody. living life large.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Welcome to Thistle Cove Farm; Thanks for Stopping By...

~ Welcome! ~
Some folks go to the florist or grocery store; I drive down the road, Mason jar and scissors in hand and pick a bouquet for the gate.

As Susan Branch says, here's a little musica to set the mood. This week has been grand; lots of sunshine, lots of warm weather, 
~ do you see the sheet of rain in the middle? ~ 
some rain to help things grow,
~ double rainbows, ending in my pasture! ~
animals (domestic and wild) and friends FRIENDS!
~ deer and two red wing blackbirds ~
Early in the week, a deer was spotted in the side pasture. Apparently, s/he was a little too close to someone's nest because they started dive bombing. First one, then the other, would swoop in about the ears and, eventually, the deer scampered.
~ so graceful ~

~ Do you know these women? ~

One of the best gifts I've ever received was a visit this week from Vicki of 2 Bags Full. Vicki and I have known each other for years and it was at her Florida property Dave and I had a respite just days before he unexpectedly died. This week, Vicki and I met for the first time and, truly, it was like being, again, with a friend of decades whom I'd not seen in a long while. Vicki is everything one could ask for in a house guest; she loves cats, loves the dogs, loves the horses, loves me, smile
AND SHE AND MARSHA WEEDED THE VEG GARDEN!!!! No one was threatened or harmed, it was an act of LOVE and words fail me at saying how greatly appreciated. Now I can get in a few more tomato plants, herbs and maybe a squash or three. In true Vicki fashion, "no big deal" but, yes, it was, and is, a Big Deal. It would have taken me all day if not two and they did it in a couple of hours. THANK YOU!
They left, all too soon, and missed the black bear heading home this morning.
They also missed learning how to drive the tractor; several times a week, early morning after dew is off the ground, I mow thistles in an attempt to keep them under control. I dislike using chemicals and weed control is by tractor and old fashioned swing blade.
Walking on sunshine...another beautiful day on Thistle Cove Farm and tomorrow is sure to be perfect.

Mercy! My cup overflows!

Blessings ~ Vicki ~ Marsha ~ wildlife ~ beautiful weather ~ Thistle Cove Farm where I've spent the BEST one-third of my entire life! ~

21 comments:

  1. Dearest Sandra-- we are the ones who have truly been blessed. No words can describe the emotions we felt when visiting with you on your beautiful farm. Peaceful, tranquil, blessed beyond measure we were....

    We made wonderful wonderful memories and took photos to make those moments last forever. Thank you for sharing your life, your love, and your four legged babies (all of them!!) with us....
    Love, love
    Vicki

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  2. Oh Sandra I have always believed Vicki to be an angel and this just goes to prove it. I had no doubt. I am so happy for both of you. Take care and nice seeing you here again. HUGS B

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  3. Sounds delightful! What a great opportunity. I enjoyed the pictures very much. I'll have to pay Vicki a visit; I have not met her yet!

    God bless your evening.

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  4. I love your wild flowers at the gate. Your photos are grand. I am so glad you had your visit with Vicki. Such wonderful moments to remember. God is good. Hugs, LJ

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  5. Oh my goodness, I did a doubletake when I saw Vicki's picture on your blog! Sorry, I don't recognize Marsha - does she also have a blog? - but anyone who pitches in to weed a garden is A-OK in my book!
    How nice to have friends visit :)

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  6. What Quinn said!! How very special; obviously a gift from God (and "His girls"). So happy for you!

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  7. You see, you bring out the best in everyone !!!
    Never change !!

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  8. Ah, friends -- The Lord did give you a splendid gift!!! My cousin also helped me for a whole day, to weed and trim in the front and the back. What a load-lifting we have had.

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  9. Anyone who stops in to visit , loves your pets, AND weeds your garden is definitely a friend ! Yes Sandra, you're blessed and a couple of angels showed up to prove it.

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  10. What a blessing you had with a visit from those two dear ladies! What a great gift they gave you, weeding your veggie garden. :-)

    Love that selfie of you on the tractor.

    Have a great week~ FlowerLady

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  11. Sandra, OLD FRIENDS are the best friends.
    I am so happy for you to have a beautiful visit.
    Be well and sending a hug.
    yvonne

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  12. Sandra, OLD FRIENDS are the best friends.
    I am so happy for you to have a beautiful visit.
    Be well and sending a hug.
    yvonne

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  13. Thanks for sharing your visitors with us!

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  14. Wonderful,post Sandra . . . and what joyful blessing to have Vickie and Marsha visit you . . .
    Rightfully gifted, the weeding, the laughter, the tears, the friendship, the memories . . .
    What a happy Thistle Cove message . . . I am left smiling and happy . . .
    For YOU . . .

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  15. What fun! I'm happy to hear of your lovely visit. And what a wonderful gift of fellowship and helping hands. I'd be glad to miss the bear!

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  16. I'm so glad you had such a happy visit! It does sound like the best of times.

    Your pictures are wonderful but oh my goodness that rainbow shot is great! A perfect setting for it.

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  17. Your gladness comes through with every written word!

    I leave for Italy on Thursday, Pacsafe ready and waiting! Figured out my lock combo before bed last night.

    I don't have bears here...yet! But they come closer in their range every year. Any day I expect to look out my window and see one. I'm not frightened. I'm thrilled at the thought!

    God bless you dear friend! Enjoy your extra tomatoes and squash!

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  18. Glad you had good company, Sandra! The farm is looking pretty, and lively with wildlife. We've had bears around here too.

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  19. What a lovely bouquet of flowers. Love a double rainbow too! Great picture capture of the deer leaping. How wonderful that you got to meet Vicki. Have an awesome week.

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  20. What a blessing, to have friends visit, and help you out, to boot. Love your bouquet of flowers. Beats store-bought every time!

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  21. What beautiful country! That shot of the deer in full leaping mode is wonderful. What a fine capture!

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