Friday, June 11, 2010

Housekeeper and Gardener needed

It is a busy time here at The Brickhouse and our home. Tim and I have been busy making signs and birdhouses for our customers. And I am afraid to admit this but my housework has suffered. Poor Tim...well at least I have been keeping up with my cooking! But my housework, that's another story. I am thinking I need to hire a housekeeper! This is what the kitchen table looks like today. When the Shop is open I am usually in the kitchen painting signs and birdhouses.

Our Dining room floor......what a mess...but it is fun making things for our customers.


This is our dining room table today. My plan today is to get all of these signs painted and then stain. Yep, that is my plan!



My gardening has suffered, too. Now I really love to garden, but again to find the time to do it....I try to coax our customers to help me with the weeding but so far no takers! Instead of coaxing maybe I should bribe them! I just had one of our favorite customers stop by...she wanted some of my plants. I told her she could have all the weeds that she could carry....would you believe she didn't want any? I did give her a box full of plants from my garden but it didn't include any weeds! Here are some pictures from around our house and the Brickhouse....please ignore the weeds!


See the little bee on the coneflower....looks like he is enjoy a nice lunch of some sweet nectar!



Our Bee Balm is starting to bloom.



Mr Bunny standing guard over the garden.

This is my herb garden right outside of our kitchen and next to our Shop. Next year I hope to have this looking better. I am planning on re-doing this garden. If I can make some time to do it!


I just had lunch and I need to do a little commercial here. It seems lately that a lot of people have been raving about how much they like Greek Yogurt. I am not much of a yogurt person, unless it is frozen yogurt. Well, I thought I would try the Greek Yogurt and let me tell you...I LOVE IT! It is so good, I had it with some fresh blueberries for lunch today. I can now say that I love yogurt! And no I am not getting paid for this commercial endorsement!

It feels good to eat healthier and now I think I will have a little dessert........

While eating my "healthy" lunch I heard the clop clop clop of horses going by the house. I grabbed my camera and took this picture of an Amish Buggy going by our home...the picture was taken from our kitchen looking down the hall and through our front door. I love living in the country..the sights and sounds are so nice. Seeing the Amish and their slower pace in which they go about their days makes me wish for days like that.


May we all take time to enjoy a slower pace in our lives.


9 comments:

denise said...

what a lovely view.

Mindy said...

I love the sign, 20% stud, 80% muffin. That's funny! Your outside pics are really pretty. I would love to live in the country! I have been wanting to try greek yogurt but can't find it around here. Hey, are those little candy bars Greek too?! lol

rockriverstitches said...

Love the garden pics! Wish I lived in the country.

Tammy

Leslie said...

Just went to Amish country in Ohio for our anniversary and loved it over there. Might take the kids back this summer sometime! I love country living!

Ginny said...

Housework will wait, it always does for me!! Got to get those fairies to come in during the night!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

love all of the photos you shared..i could do your housework and gardening..but you would have to let me shop..and believe me I can shop..;) love the last photo of the amish..always makes me smile..have a wonderful weekend.:)

Teri said...

Hi Patti ~ Loved all that you shared...sounds so very busy around your home! I too, enjoy the Amish and their slower way of life! Just hearing the "clip...clop" is such a soothing and relaxing sound and to see the horse and buggy and those inside the buggy is a "step back in time" and makes me want to create a bit more simplicity in our home! Just driving by their homes...they work so hard...but everyone shares in the work as well as play time. Their homes, lawns and gardens are so well kept. A peaceful site that I come away with. Sweet blessings for your weekend! Teri

Gettysburg Homestead said...

Patti, I think my house looks worse than yours. LOL. I have my quilt fabric all over my dining table. My basment is a mess from projects that need to be done!

Great pic of the Amish!!!

I so miss my gardens so thanks for sharing.

Mary

QUAINT AND PLAIN said...

WONDERFUL PICTURES...YOUR HOUSE DOESNT LOOK MESSY AT ALL, ORGANIZED AND PRODUCTIVE ID SAY!! YOUR GARDENS ARE SO VERY PRETTY, IM CERTAIN YOUR CUSTOMERS LOVE TO VISIT THEM WHEN THEY COME TO SHOP...LOVE~ LOVE THE AMISH PHOTO,,, ~ B