Saturday, January 31, 2015

This Week On Leegacy Family Farm ~ January 31, 2015

This week on Leegacy Family Farm has been sweet in more ways than one.  It's been very productive, collecting sap and cooking maple syrup has begun, I've very much enjoyed spending time with my precious family and some friends, and I've loved posting again and hearing from many of you!
I've realized of late that if we do not get around to posting anything, it's rather difficult for my family and I to keep track of what's gone on around here and on the farm.  So it's SO good to be back.
A temporary sugar shack was put up last week using an old shed that had been taken down on the farm.  Josh would someday like to build a timber frame sugar shack but that project will have to wait until later.  This one was re-purposed and therefor free!
My sons and daughters have been taking turns watching the sap and feeding the fire.
We still love the ducks.  They travel up and down the farm together, they live off the land, and they lay eggs - even in winter.  But I think our favorite thing about having them, besides watching them, is that they eat a LOT of ticks.  We never see ticks in the yard anymore.:)  And we don't miss them (the ticks).
We just never know what's going to make its way into the house anymore.  Some of us left the other day to pick up an accident report since we were hit by a truck last week while taking a steer and some pigs to the processors.  Thankfully my sons and those who were with them weren't hurt, the other driver who didn't realize he'd come into their lane wasn't hurt, and the animals still made it to the processors (in a different truck and trailer).  But when we got home from picking up the report, a tomato box was sitting in front of the fire.  Closer inspection revealed a cute little occupant.  There's a picture of him further down in this post!
There's also been a whole lot of reading going on.  We're so excited to have begun a unit study about pioneer days and early America.  This study fits perfectly with some of the projects going on here this winter and we're all having a wonderful old time.
And speaking of projects going on around here, can you guess what that is?  It's pretty early Americana, Jacob is heading it up, and I'm so exited about it.  More later.:)
And above is a picture of the occupant found in the tomato box.  He was just a day old and rolled down the hill away from his mother and was almost frozen.  He was put in the box, brought in to warm by the fire, and now he's doing just fine.  
Abi has a job with perks.  She gets to read a book and enjoy the warmth of the wood cook stove while tending some maple syrup cooking off in the house.
We said goodbye to our ram since it was time to get another one.  Thankfully the one above sold and we were able to use the funds to purchase his replacement.
Mallory's family has been visiting this weekend and helping with various farm projects and it just seemed right to have pancakes for supper since they've been tending  maple syrup today ~ a perfect topping for hot buttered pancakes.:)

Bethany cooked up a blueberry syrup to serve over the pancakes and an Amish Casserole and some grits, and Tiffiny kept the coffee coming.

Yes, it's definitely been sweet around here in more ways than one this week on Leegacy Family Farm.  Maple syrup is sweet and hard to beat, but being with family and those the Lord sends our way is even sweeter, and I can't help but notice while looking at pictures that the time is passing ever so quickly and the children are growing faster than the weeds.

Oh how I want to savor the moments.  And thank God for His many many blessings.  Blessings on you and yours...have a wonderful evening. ~ Sherry ~

16 comments:

  1. Wow, what a cute little pig! And your house looks so cozy with the woodstove and all of your children gathered in.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  2. I so enjoy you allowing us to peek into life at Leegacy Farm. I can't remember how I found your blog, but ever since I have been encouraged and uplifted by the life you share with your family and by your faith and trust in the Lord.
    You a re a blessing to many.
    Hugs from Shirley in Virginia

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    1. Shirley,
      Thank you, once again, for being so kind and for your encouraging words. What a blessing you must be to those in your community and family. Thank you again for stopping by...
      Hugs from sherry

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  3. Lost in your words..and photo's. I love reading how you all live.
    Glad you are back to posting again, :)

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    1. Teresa,
      Thank you so much for your encouraging words. And thank you for encouraging me to post again. You've been a great blessing!
      Sherry

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  4. Oh I'm so happy to read how you all are doing. I love your posts and photos, it really inspires me so much.

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  5. Adorable piggy! So happy to read about how y'all have been and what you're up to! Missing y'all!

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  6. Beautiful posts (I just read these last two right now), Mrs. Lee! Thank you for sharing. What hard workers you are, with joy and love clearly shown, and good examples for me--I sometimes get so bogged down in everyday work and things, that sometimes I forget to count my blessings. God has blessed you, and may He bless you continually!

    Love, Missy

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    1. Melissa,
      Thank you so much for your sweet sweet comments. What a blessing it has been to be able to get to know your family this past year and as you've been very busy yourselves with your homestead. And may God bless you and your family!
      Blessings, Mrs. Lee

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  7. It's good to see a family farm with happy workers. Your pictures show that ordinary life is often beautiful.

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    1. Rhonda Jean,
      Thank you so much for your comment. We're so thankful to be able to work this farm as a family, and we do hope that we'll daily treasure the beauty of an ordinary life of living and working and being together and content with the simple pleasures of life.
      Blessings,
      Sherry

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  8. Love the black and white photos ;) In the last picture, on the very long shelf on the wall behind the "diners" (lol) is that a row of canned goods? A good idea...

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    1. Hi Cary,

      You have a good eye for details! Yes, the long shelf has a row of canned pears.:) We seem to find spots everywhere we can for the canned goods.:)

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  9. Gorgeous Kitchen...and i love the maple syrup making...we do not have that in the Hill Country in Texas, but we do have honeybees!!! Your home is always so warm and inviting...thank you for sharing with us!

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  10. Gorgeous Kitchen...and i love the maple syrup making...we do not have that in the Hill Country in Texas, but we do have honeybees!!! Your home is always so warm and inviting...thank you for sharing with us!

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  11. This is really a wonderful post.

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