Sep 7, 2008

Pioneerish Tendencies

So I've found myself wanting. . .wanting a farm, with a cute pioneer house with two chimney's, a donkey, vegetable garden, blackberries plants, nashi trees, another dog, and Derek to stay home with me and Kona all day, floating down the river that would go along our back yard. Oh, and I also want a HUGE tree to climb on, with a swing. We think that I probably should have been born in the early 1900's, judging from what I'd like. Derek's been telling me since we got married that he's going to be a millionaire by the time he's 30! So I'm planning for our pioneerish life once we're millionaires, kind of ironic.
Recently, Kona and I have been at my Gram's on Saturday mornings helping in the garden, and it's very relaxing. We've picked LOTS of weeds, now that the season is almost over. I've made some yummy blackberry jam (first time ever), apple pies, fresh peaches and cream, salsa, grilled corn, soy beans, okra, green beans. . .lots of different veggies. Recently, we brought in a crop (literally) a crop of soy beans. (For those of you who have never grown them, it's kind of awesome, you plant the beans, when the beans get fat you pull up the plant and all, then end, done.)
Lucky for Kona and I, Derek has been very busy making his millions on clicker adds with google and other work relating items. (He really has been) Derek and his friend Nate work lots of late hours, making websites for companies, and playing with spreadsheets. It's good Derek has a friend who likes them as much as he does.

I took up a new hobby since, well. . . . it's going to take me a long time to work on it, and Derek is busy. My friend Alex, made a beautiful quilt (shown below) and inspired me to try it out myself.

I found an awesome quilt creator (?) by the name of Amy Butler, (come to find out, that's where Alex got her pattern) and she has free patterns

. . . and now I'm hooked! I had to find 25 different colors of material, and then spent a while getting them cut, 3 hours later I had all my pieces cut and ready to be sewn. 6 hours later I have the main part almost finished. I'm very excited!! The pattern is called "Amy's Mid Mod Quilt" I'll put pictures up when I'm finished. . . So that's my latest (another reason for my long blog is because in church they told us to keep a "journal" of our lives on a blog, and I thought it was an excellent idea, so we're trying to write more.)


  1. Youa re such a homemaker Harm. I do like seeing projects of blogs though so let me know when it's done! Will you share some of your millions with me?

  2. What you're basically saying is that you wish you lived in Old Iron Town again?!? Ha ha! Anyway, I am very impressed with your "pioneer-like skills." You know, quilting, gardening, etc. Anywho, I am excited to see you guys this weekend! Yeah!