Design & Photography

Country Girl at Heart

February 17, 2011

For the past several years, I have wanted to return to the simple country life; sitting on the front porch sipping cool raspberry lemonade, homegrown vegetables, the satisfaction of cooking and baking with nutritious veggies grown in our garden, handcrafted art and simple farm fresh eggs. There is something so rewarding in digging in God’s rich soil, tending to the plants and then being rewarded with beautiful homegrown produce. I dream of a time when I can have a chicken coop, with a few hens laying eggs. The joys of taking care of them, hearing the clucking and then being able to gather the eggs to use in the kitchen.

Simple country pleasures…. I live in town, so for now having chickens is only a dream but I am enjoying the simple country pleasures of a garden, handcraft arts and on occasion some farm fresh eggs. I will always be a country girl at heart.

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Suz said...

Fun and playful, Country Girl. You are making me fallin love with roosters!
Hugs,
Suz

traci said...

that is a great layout, but you know what i love more, the old posts and gate in the photos. i am always taking photos of old posts and gates. something about them.

i got my package yesterday. thanks so much sheila!!!! love it. and the way it was packaged with the burlap and pin. so cute!

aimee said...

what a wonderful image you have planted in my head. i live in a large city, and i know some of our neighbors a few blocks away have chickens and roosters. i know this, because i can hear the roosters when the sun rises. well i think one might be partially blind cause he does his call after the sun has been up for and hour or two. we are zoned for it, but there is a limit to the number. i too love to garden in God's rich soil :)
blessings,
aimee

Alice W. said...

I have the exact same dream! Hoping to plant our first garden this spring/summer...and maybe within a few years get our own little chicken coop...I have wanted that life for so long ;)

Leah C said...

Oh kindred spirits are we...longing for the "simple" country life, too! Love the layout:)

Createology said...

Ahh the simple life. Yours sounds wonderful and very doable. Your pages reflect your dream so well. Happy dreaming...

Jan said...

You've just described my country life :) I love the country and growing and canning our veggies, fruits, pie filling and all the fun stuff!

Sandy Michelle said...

I feel the same way! I have always wanted to live on a farm or on a couple of acres so that I could grow my own veggies and have a chicken coop...

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I think I'm a country girl at heart, too! You had me at homegrown vegetables. :) Lovely art, by the way!

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