Blue Sky Farm

My blogging posts and photos are part of me . I think of this as a scrapbook of my life. The names have not been changed.. they are real people who have crossed my path along my journey. Some I know intimately, my family and friends. If their names are mentioned it's a sure sign they are special to me and I love them dearly...come along see for yourself, perhaps you know some of them too..

February 26, 2013

We have been busy this past week. Painting our bedroom.. ordering new bedding and making several to do lists..Thank goodness my husband helps paint  well, actually he did most of it. while I transformed my craft room into space for my new office for my new home business.  I  purchased this cool blackboard  made from a window frame.. last week and Hubby hung it over my desk area..
What business you wonder?
 Check out my website at then come come back and pop over to my "this hens a cookin website ( click on the egg carton in my sidebar link)  I will share there about this fabulous company.

Here at home we are getting ready to paint the dining room and hall.. I think were dreaming thinking its going to be spring! Still very cold in the mornings  but warming up a bit during the day hours. I have basil growing in my kitchen pots but thats it.. I look outside into the garden at the "girls" scratching the surface and long to get outside and start the gardening.. sigh*

With new ideas and plans coming together while the weather warms my days are full..  but they always are... The Grands are settled in their school life and daughter is working hard to maintain her 4. in her masters program..(She has her Oregon State Teaching license now) and ready to do some substiturte  teaching until she gets hired on as a fulltime teacher.
They all come on the weekends to Sunday dinner and to shoot targets set up in the back yard with their bows and arrows and I get to play a few hands of cards while visitng with my daughter... I am happy and feeling so mch better after the long bout with sinus issues.  Yes, life is good here and we have many blessings to count...How about you? Are you working on any special projects?

February 19, 2013


I am so excited... I have been working on a project I am about to share over on "This Hen's A Cookin " blog..Go ahead  you can take a peak... The project is a long time coming  and researching and finally I decided.. to take the leap.... That's all I'm saying today....

February 17, 2013

New old toys

 My dear friend Leila Foley from Washington gave me these two new pieces to add to my collection of toys on my last visit. I displayed them on top of my red book case..I love them and look for old toys and children's books  at thrift stores and garage sales.
 I'm in my second childhood I think . A while back I made cloth dolls and fabric sheep.. Haven't brought out the sewing machine in awhile but plan to this Spring. I have a few other toys and replicas and need to take pictures of them  and will post them another time..
Do you fall into this "second childhood "category? I think it happened when my kids all moved away.. The empty nest gave me lots of new things to collect and spend my time and  money on.. including blogging and reading other peoples blogs.. and Pintrest! I hope you have found the path to doing fun things and collecting things just because you can.  

February 16, 2013

Saturday Morning treat

Its been awhile since I posted  about the "Girls"
They come running when they see me headed to the Garden shed where we store their feed..  They eat 
the meal worms right from my hand..but wait  There are a couple missing... I call them.. I check their coop... Yep! they are busy .. but will get their treat later..  They have been really good through out the cold winter.. laying 3-4 egg a day.. Our Black Australorp is the oldest and she has been slow to lay .. only a couple a week... She keeps the other girls in line.. and usually sits late afternoon.. I love my chickens.. they  are so entertaining and is first to come get her treat..  

February 15, 2013

Wow! what a great Valentines gift

A fabulous gift from my daughter  for Valentines day. I was given a gift certificate for an Aqua Massage.. Have you had one?  They are awesome.. and I plan to frequent the bed often.. The therapies  are only 15 minutes long and make you feel fabulous.. Perfect when you are busy and have little time for a full body hour massage... ( although They too are great)..

Also known as "dry hydrotherapy units," aqua massage machines offer either a light or deep tissue massage without personal contact. Water does the work while you are fully clothed, and the best part is that you never get wet.

Aqua machines resemble capsule-shaped tanning beds, complete with a dome that closes over the top. The machine covers your entire body except for your head, so if you are claustrophobic--no worries. A waterproof barrier ensures that you do not get wet while 36 water jets travel up and down the length of your body. The aqua massager produces the sound and motion of water as it massages your body from feet to neck and vice versa.
I recommend  you check out your town to see where you can experience this for little money..15 minutes  ..You deserve this treat...


February 14, 2013

Cleaver Valentine Mailbox

Grandson Peyton  made his Valentine box for school . He has a terrific witty teacher and the class was assigned a project for collecting their classmates valentines today.  Peyton decided to make his Really special and BIG. He used a 6 ft box ( from a bed frame) and made his look like his teacher Mr. Buchan .  His classmates will drop their valentines into the open mouth  of  his teachers photo ( cut away ). His mom asked the teacher if she could  take his picture and he accommodated the request not knowing what it was for. I bet he was surprised to see this coming through his classroom door .
Do you remember when you were in grade school and made  those envelopes that hung behind your chair? or even decorated shoe boxes left on your desk?  ...and we thought we were cleaver! This kid has some creative talent don't you think?

BTW.. I did  have special valentines here waiting here when they come after school....
They each loved their Valentines with $5.00 bill  and  package of  a Big League Chew Bubble Gum..
Yikes!!   I know..SUGAR RUSH!   but Gram ma's can do that on occasion ...Right?

UPDATE :    HE won in the Funny Category!  YEA!  His Teacher had three prizes..  "Funny.."Most Original" and Most Colorful  Each winner got a $10 Subway Gift Card!

February 12, 2013

Be my Valentine

Februrary 14th... What do you have planned?
I hope you all have a lovely day..
Love is  Everywhere...and still
I somehow have let the Special day slip up on me..even though I have seen Valentines, Hearts and Candy gifts everywhere I go..
I  know my grandsons will be looking for something special from Papa Clay and Gramma so I better get busy today. How did I let this happen? Sometimes I feel so out of it...Will it be Chocolate? Books? a Game ?  I don't know... we will have to see...I still have time...
and it will be something..Special for them..I promise!

February 10, 2013

A Good Friend...

I'm home after a short trip to Washington. Visited with my dear friend Leila and my mom. We went to River Bend Cafe in North Bend where she lives. I used to live there too and this cafe has had many owners and business names.. Its on the Cascade Golf Course and just off I-90 at exit #436. Leila inspires me with her decorating talent. She has a great eye for color and has taken some fabulous pictures. A nose for sniffing out the best sales and a heart as big as a truck... When I lived there we  have had the opportunity to shop and thrift and craft together .. We even made crafts to sell and called ourselves "Two Charming Chicks".  I love her like a sister and really miss our time together.. I try to see her when I get up there and hope  one day she will make it down to my neighborhood.. Do you have a Good Friend living in another state that you can go visit? We will always be in touch...