Blue and white plates that held buttery soft biscuits and slices of quiche with eggs I hoarded from our hens, cream cheese swirled on the inside with thin slices of smoked salmon lain on top, have been cleared away.
So too the crumbs of fresh whole wheat brownies the kids made.
Annaliese is crafting a dolly, Eleanora and Chase pouring over a book that was mine as a girl, But No Elephants. It still makes me smile. Earlier I took a break from vacuuming to read it to Ella and now she is relaying the story to her little brother, cuddled on the sofa.
As I bask here by the wood stove, nursing Addie girl, Sean and the older boys are out doing manly things with our new-to-us tractor. Sean found a great deal on a Kabota and I am so excited for the planting it will help me do this spring. A plot of something for chicken feed, still deciding what, and a plot of corn for cornmeal, scooping and moving mulch for the garden.... Spring plans are wonderful. I've been told we're supposed to get five more inches of the white fluffy stuff tonight.
Enjoy your weekend in your sweet corners of the world. Be blessed with home and family. Hold tight to God.