Maggie’s New Fiddle…


Maggie’s birthday was at the end of April…  and we had a little celebration for her…  and she got to open up her first gift!



It is a brand new beautiful beginning violin!   (Of course, in this house, it’s a fiddle because we are a bluegrass family!)

Maggie has been trying to learn to play with our old old fiddle we have and it’s been a bit of a challenge.  It was her great, great grandfather’s and it’s in delicate shape and a little cranky.  Not the best to learn on.

And being a family heirloom, it just was not a good one to take out to festivals and play with others at jams and such.  It’s a special thing…  So, it seemed time to get her a good solid student model to learn her chops on!

And this one is a beautiful thing!!!  Look at that beautiful back.  All solid wood!  Mom really shopped around for this baby.  I didn’t want to spend a fortune but I sure wanted something that sounds good and that she could learn on and play for quile awhile.  I think we got one!

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She can squawk out a few notes and a little tune, but I hope she will have a great time learning more on this one…  She’s been watching YouTube lessons and learning a lot!   Fun stuff for sure.


Jessy got her a candy bar and then sweeted it up with a gift card for a game she has been wanting!  And a very funny card…  She got some other lovely cards and goodies and had a nice birthday!  I can’t believe she is 23 years old!!!!  Times flies!!!  IMG_0972 IMG_0974

She wanted Chinese food for dinner and a chocolate pie for desert!  It was a lovely day and everyone enjoyed it very much!!!


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We’re still alive!

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So sorry to be out of touch the last, well, two months!  I can’t believe that I haven’t posted in almost two months…  that is just a record!

Well, it all happened around the first of April.  We debuted this brand new loom that we designed.  We expected that it might sell a few, because of it’s unique qualities.  We just never expected to sell 40!  And believe it or not, we have been working on getting all those looms done and shipped every since.  And people keep ordering more!  Along with all the other wonderful things that Maggie handcrafts in her workshop… we have been super duper busy little woodworkers for sure.

Jessy helps in the shop and then handles all the finishing and shipping.  I help as well, but do all the customer service and handle and printing as well as all the ordering of supplies and such.  It’s really crazy!   We even have our friend Miss Julia coming to help through the week!

Right now we even had to put our Etsy shop into vacation mode for a few days so that we could get a little breather and try and get ahead of all the orders in shop.  Right now, we have 55 open orders!!!   Wow!

We’re so amazed at the success and thank everyone for the wonderful blessing!  It’s a great problem to have, I think!

However, there has been fun things happening here at the homestead, so I will try to get back on track and start posting much much regularly!   So sorry to upset folks…  I know I got a little scoulding from my Dad!  He loves to read about the farm and all our adventures and he was worried about us!  Sorry Dad!   We’ll get back on track now that things are calming down a little bit…  Whew!!!

If you want to go and see what all the fuss is about…  here is our shop.  It should be up and running in a few days from this post.


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New Camera Kitty Photoshoot…

DSC_0158Miss Jessy got a new camera for Christmas and has been learning to use it!

And of course, she had to try a little photo shoot with her beautiful kitty, Sophie!



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Learning is always a fun thing when you add kitties!

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