Hello Fall!

I went outside, but had to go back in to find a thicker sweater, for even though there were a little bit sunshine, there were also lots of clouds and a chill wind. September is here.

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Sitting for a little moment by my self on the front stair @thefarm.
Me and my coffee. My favorite spot.

Embracing that fall is upon us. Hoping it’ll be warm, long and colorful.
What are your hopes for the new season?

Wishing everyone a blessed + beautiful month!

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Favorite Capture | May 20th

We had a Monday holiday in the middle of May. MT stayed with his aunt and cousin in their camper from Sunday and after church I met them at the farm. We played games together, talked together and ate together, through both sunshine and rain, staying outside most of the time. A nice day with family and a good day at the farm. I love Monday holidays :D

MT, the dog and the farm
It’s kind of strange that we are going to live here not so long into the future. It’s a lot of things that needs to be taken care of here on the farm, but it’s also one of my very favorite places on earth. Our next big adventure. Being farmers.

Talk about daring greatly!
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Favorite Capture is a series of post showcasing just ONE favorite photo. I love to show a whole lot of photos, I want to tell the full story – but sometimes, sometimes, just a photo is enough. Most photos will be new and recent, but there will also be some good old favorite photos every now and then!

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December Daily | Day 3

This day was all about driving. I spent most of it behind the wheels as I helped my dad transporting some grain from the farm to a mill around 100 km north of us. I did not mind. Much. But his car was icy cold on the feet, there was something wrong with the heating system, I think, sending the warm air up but not down. After driving for several hours, I really noticed.

In the mirror Driving home Views from the mill

In the evening MT came with me to the farm again (to keep mom company, bring home some more wood and to pick up my own car). My brother was there as well (I did not know that until I came there), nice to chat a little with him – and so thankful for him being the stronger one so we actually managed to get the door, to where my dad keeps the good wood, open…

Uncle O

When we got home we lit the wood fire, but as I went to bed it was still quite cold throughout the house. I want the warmer weather back. Please! The snow is welcome, though.

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The Daily Digi | July Layout

Every month I get to scrap with some of the most gorgeous kits from various designers in the digi community. I love being a part of The Daily Digi Team – and most of the pages I do for them ends up becomming some of my all time favorites. Below is a look at one I did for the July edition of The Digi Files, using a kit from Design by Dani.

  

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Credits: papers and elements from Country Fair by Design by Dani (as part of the digi game for July 2012); template by Janet Phillips; font: Before the Rain + Arial / Arial Black

I love taking photos of flowers, but I’m not good at scrapping them! Glad I have this story down. Have you been snapping or scrapping something lately of the nature kind?

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Tall grain and selling the house

Today we (finally) went by our old house to check it out a little. The grass has grown so. much. it’s crazy – and quite some job to get it all looking nice and freshly cut again. But we will get there. In a month or so we are planning on selling the house in the woods. We really do not need it anymore and we do not have the money to pay for it every month either. There are lots to do before we sell, though. Cleaning, tossing and figuring out the best way to “put it on the market”. I do wish I was better at this, usually I just push it ahead of me thinking I can do it another day. But not anymore. I’m not paying for that house another winter. There. I said it. Now all I need is to do it. (Good thing I’m on vacation).

Anyhow, we went by the farm as well and had a nice afternoon and evening with our family. I was glad to see my mama much more happy and her self than I felt she was last weekend – and it was sweet to spend some time with my brother and his family as well.

We took a little walk between dinner and coffee – and I snapped the one and only photo from our day.

Daily Instagram | Tall and swaying

This is an old type of Rye grain. We call it Svedjerug – I have no idea what to call it in English. It was used as a perfect grain to sow in newly made field. After the tree and bushes were cut they burned it right there in the field and then they sowed this type of grain in the still warm ash-filled soil. They sowed it so early that the grain germinated in the fall for the sheep and cows to gras on before the cold winter months came. It would lie dormant during the winter and then germinate again and grow into tall swaying grain during the summer months.

I love that it is so tall. It reminds me about my dad’s grain from when I was kid. All the grains grew tall back then. I loved to run and hide in it (even though it was not allowed). Seeing these tall grain sway in the wind makes me happy. I hope we can grow this kind of grain on the farm for a long time. And maybe we’ll even have animals that can gras the newly sowed crops in the fall – like they did in the olden days?! A lot of things are fantastic and great about the time we are living in right now – but something, like some of the food and the way we produce our food – was better before. I want that back. The fresh, the local and the seasonal. 

Thanks for stopping by and reading my thoughts from our day – feel welcome to share your thoughts in the comments. Hope to see you around.

Blessed be!

The Farm | Digital Scrapbooking

The Farm

It’s been a lot of scrapbooking talk here lately – and here is yet another post. Kind off. Sorry. ;)

Tattered Pear is show cased at The Daily Digi today – with their contributing kit Bookmarked. I loved all the whimsy doodles, the sayings and the colors. I found the kit perfect for a page about our love of books, no, about the FARM. LOL, I love to stretch a kit!

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This summer we got to spend a few days  @ The Farm all by our selves. We loved it. So nice to have some time to just be at that lovely place that is so much a part of us (and in the future will be our home). The Farm is placed on a hilltop and the houses face straight south. It’s always somewhat windy, but the sun (if it’s not a cloudy day) shines all day long. It’s a calm and quiet place with breathtaking view. I love spending time there. I love that the farm do produce organic grain (oat, rye, wheat), and I look forward to get my hands dirty (literary) with the plowing and sowing. A farmers work are never finished and it’s a lot of things that needs fixing or someone’s attention, I feel worried about the finances and the big load of work related to keeping the farm alive. This is me hoping to find a way to refine the grains (or other produce) on the farm in  the future and sell it directly from our own little farm shop. Ask me in 10 years if I managed to do it!!  :)

To be honest, I’ve been thinking a lot about the farm lately, I’ve been saying I want to take over – and I do – but now that the time to do so draws closer I’m getting a bit scared. Can I do it all? Can I produce anything else than weeds? Can I plow snow in the winter? I’m not sure all of these has a big YES to them…, some might even have a big NO instead – and how do I handle that?

You get the idea? Lots of thoughts going on. And let me tell you this: my word for this year is FAITH and it is for sure about what I believe to be true; my Christian faith – but it is also very much about this; daring to have faith in my decisions and abilities. Daring to follow my dream.

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The Cows

The Cows

For Shimelle’s 3 Is A Magic Number I scrapped a few photos from when we had cows on the farm back home. I used 3 tags as my three embellishment grouped together, that’s also where I put my journaling.

The Cows

The Cows

After 20 years without animals we had some cows for a couple of years at the farm. I liked that so much – and do hope we don’t have to wait another 20 years before there are animals on the farm again (it might not be cows, but still).

Papers and embellishments from recent Studio Calico kits.

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