Saturday, January 12, 2013

THE QUIET OF THE MORNING~

In the early morning...when dawn is breaking... all is quiet around the farmhouse...
soon the stillness will be broken...Winslow Homer who waits patiently for his morning walk...and Sadie Mae's request for breakfast will soon be heard... outside the temperature is rising...the sound of snow sliding off the roof awakens one from winter's slumber...tucked away in the backyard  the chicken coop awaits  my early morning visit...the gathering of 
eggs.. my hens are indulged...treats of kale...spinach...lettuce...a seed block...keep them happy and healthy...my reward... glorious eggs...no slacking off in this hen house...seven to eight eggs daily...enough for Mr. Dog Trot's Big breakfast...
and a cranberry banana bread...the kitchen smells heavenly as this bread bakes...it has become a favorite recipe...from Janet at Olde Crow Primitives...
while the bread bakes...I will devote ten minutes to hooking...
a simple primitive heart...as the day progresses I hope to clamp on my snowshoes and head out into the quiet of the woods... I am grateful for this day...just a quiet simple day...

16 comments:

MTWaggin said...

Perfect just perfect. Love your hooked heart! Filled with love....

annie said...

Ah, Julie, this is just so compelling, I want to go there. It sounds just like a fabulous retreat!
Love the heart!

Holly Hills Primitives said...

Sounds like the perfect day! Enjoy a peaceful, creative Sunday. Dawn

Kellie from Indiana said...

Beautiful!

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Hi Julie. I am so glad you are still enjoying my recipe. Yesterday I substituted the cranberries for blueberries and it was good too. My hens have been slacking a little, but not too much. My girls love Kale too.
Have a great Sunday.
Janet

Kelly said...

This warm weather is driving me nuts. I'm so ready for snow again. I drove home from work in the dark and came home in the dark. I hope there is still some snow out there. Have a great day.

earlene said...

Sounds like a great day to me.
I am hooking on my heart today.
Yours is very pretty.
Earlene

Mugwump Woolies said...

Beautiful...so serene the world becomes when blanketed in fresh snow.
Sweet little hooked heart!
Robyn

Primitive Stars said...

Morning Dear Julie, my favirote time of the day, dawn......lovely fresh eggs from the girls......I can imagine how yummy your cozy house smells with the baking of the banana bread.......love the heart to, I am going to try my hand at a hooked heart today, bet it won`t look like yours.......Enjoy your walk in the wonderful woods......Blessings Francine.

Jacque. said...

Lovely words...lovely photos...lovely woman.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Lovely photos, that bread looks divine . . . Recipe please!

Terry and Linda said...

You have way more snow than us. WAY MORE! It does look soft and inviting, although I know it is really wet and cold.

Linda
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Julia said...

Sounds like a perfect morning to me.
Love that cute tiny egg. Some eggs are huge. Are those chicken eggs???

JB

Eve said...

You've got the life Julie!! (except that white stuff). I need to take up hooking! hahaha!

Larkrise garden girl said...

Julie, What a perfect day. It was like reading poetry your wonderful day, Hugs Cheri

Kara said...

oh how wonderful.. I wish I was there sharing your morning..