Blueberry Pancakes


Fresh Maine #wildblueberries, fresh Pennsylvania #peaches and fresh Vemont #maplesyrup served on my beautiful @georgetownpottery, that’s how to start the day!










I use the recipe for griddlecakes from #fanniefarmer  cookbook,


ok I got out the mixing bowl, the cookbook and added a few ingredients, became distracted with something and my niece finished making the pancakes. Story of my life! But hey in the end the boys and I got the fresh blueberry pannycakes we wanted!


Blueberry Pancakes with fresh peaches and maple syrup

Blueberry Pancakes with fresh peaches and maple syrup



Sundays in January


Bliss Field – January morning walk

Sundays in January are refreshing and relaxing. The rush of the holidays is over, the house is back in order and work is back on schedule. They are that period of time just before we begin to tap the trees and work in the woods.


Small stream – January morning walk


Sun through the trees – January morning walk

I can spend a little more time in the kitchen on things like creamy potato or butternut squash soups and making homemade doughnuts. I can take a walk with the dogs and think hey the temperature’s good today……it’s 20 degrees……and actually mean it! I can watch the birds busily working at the feeders while looking through the chicken book (yes of course I need more!) and thumb through the seed catalog with pen and paper ready to make my wish list. One more cup of coffee then to fry the doughnuts, not rushed, not hurried. Life is good!

Foliage 2015

I was able to sit on my porch this morning and enjoy a cup of coffee and the peace and quiet.  One kid dropped off for a cross country meet and just enough time before delivering the other one to soccer practice.  Finding moments to sit are rare this time of year, it’s been a warm beautiful September so far, but in the back of my mind I know the last of the garden needs to be picked up and canned, the woodshed is still missing several tiers, yard cleanup and animal pens to clean.

I can just start to see a little color coming to the hills, a hint of orange here and there and one tree already turned red.  The faster they turn the faster I better be prepping for winter!

At the same time as I enjoy the leaves I need to remember to be grateful.  I’m busy because I have plenty of food to store and eat this year. I’m busy because I have firewood to put away to keep me warm this winter.  I’m busy because I have chickens to give me eggs, ducks and geese to make me laugh and bunnies to snuggle.  I’m busy because I have two happy, healthy children to keep me young and bring me joy.  Pretty good for a cup o’joe!

September 19- the start of the foliage

September 19- the start of the foliage