Friday, January 11, 2019

~The Little Ducklings Go To a Nature Reserve: Part Two~

In the last story, we looked at all the animals of the Nature Reserve, 

this story we will be seeing the farmyard and meet the Three Ladies of the Farmyard.

The Beautiful House stood like a gentle reminder of auld lang syne.. a beacon of remembrance it withstood countless generations of pioneers and farmers, the men, women, and children who forged and formed our nation.
There were Old Tools, used for pressing syrup.
And Old Tools for boiling syrup. 
And Old Tools used for grinding sugar cane to make the syrup.
And many other Old Tools with other uses.
Farm Uses.
Barn Uses,
and Travel Uses

And like a strong rock, these Three Ladies stood stubbornly and strong.
Watching over the farmyard.
Standing strong in the midst of storm.

There was the Old Barn

Complete with Illustrious Pigeons

And a General Store

And a Blacksmith's Shop

Where the Duckling Family Rested; all but Papa Duck, who can be seen looking into the Chicken Pen in the background.

And an Outhouse
Complete with the crescent moon on the door....

...and someone inside using it...
"A little privacy please?"

It was a busy Sunday Afternoon, but a very exciting one. All the Duckling Family were worn out from walking, hungry, and tired, but they were glad they went, for memories made that day were not soon forgotten.

The End.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

~The Little Ducklings Go To a Nature Reserve: Part One~

This past weekend, Papa Duck, Mama Duck, and all the Little Ducklings were invited by Brother and Sister-in-law Duck to accompany them on a walk through a nature reserve.
So, they packed up some water and snacks for the littlest ones, put on their walking shoes, and drove to the Nature Reserve.

It was late afternoon when they arrived, and all the animals were settling down for the evening ahead. 

Sister Barred Owl, and her two brothers were patiently

..for night to fall, for they need the cover of darkness to hunt.

....he didn't like the attention
Mr. Eagle was having his dinner...

Mr. Bobcat was looking for the perfect place to watch the night critters go by.

The Deer family...
....were resting after a busy day of grazing.

Old Man Bison was catching the last of the warm Sun rays.

And the Turkeys were giving out the last gossip of the day.

Skunk was fast asleep, getting a good day's rest
before waking up to a night of busyness 

..all who passed her domain
Mrs. Owl was silently watching...

Sly Fox was catching a few winks, so she would be well
 rested for another early morning hunt.

And the Trio of Coon's...
..were cuddling together, or sunbathing in the last few rays.

Grandfather Owl was keeping watch over all who entered...
Making sure the younger animals were behaving themselves...

So that none could say his Nature Reserve was of bad reputation.

And Beaver was eating his Sunday feast of fruits and vegetables.

End Of Part One.

Please join us next time to see..

The Old Farm the Duckling Family visit on the Nature Reserve,

And the three Ladies of the Farmyards.

Friday, December 28, 2018

~Be On The Lookout~

I'm just dropping in to tell you to be on the lookout for some new posts coming up in the New Year!

These will include...

  • Hot Cocoa recipe
  • DIY  post or two
  • A Guest post
And a surprise! 
So stay tuned.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday's, and a very joyful New Year!

Monday, December 24, 2018

~Merry Christmas From Becoming Virtuous~

Luke 2 Verse 8 Through 14

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Merry Christmas from me to you! 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

~Inexpensive Gift Ideas for the Hard to Shop For~

Since it's getting close to Christmas {Already? I thought we did this last month} here is a quick list I have gathered of inexpensive  gift ideas for that hard-to-shop-for special somebody. This list is not a paid sponsorship or a review, it's just something I thought of that I wanted to share with y'all. Feel free to add your ideas in the comment section below!

1. Soap.
Whether it's handsoap, a bar of soap, or soap shavings for a bath, giving the gift of some good-smelling soap will brighten the receivers Christmas, and who doesn't love a useful gift?
$1-$10 {or however much you want to spend}

2. A coffee or tea mug
A mug with some instant coffee, hot chocolate, or a few tea bags is the perfect gift for those cold, cold days of winter ahead.

3. Candles.
One of my favorite things to give my mom is a candle or two. They smell good, make the room smell good, and relax me every time.
If you want to give a decent candle that doesn't give you a headache from strong fumes, and that lasts quite a long time, I recommend going to a craft Store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby. The usually run from $5-$10 depending on the size.
 Tractor Supply has some adorable country-style candles that are scented from bacon, maple syrup, or peppermint candy.

4. Kitchen Utensils.
This may seem like an odd gift, but if you think about it... when have you not used a kitchen utensil? Be it a spatula, some spoons, skewers even? It will give both of ya'll a good laugh, but it will also be a very useful  thing to have.

5.  A Handmaid Calendar,
I gave my brother a calendar last year that I had printed off the internet and made into a "Forever Alone" calendar. I had made each month a different pun about being single (i.e. Forever Alone February, Just Me July, All by Myself April, Don't Date December.)  He loved it, and we both had a good laugh after he opened it.
HERE are some templates

6. Some Headphones.
Maybe they love music, maybe the travel a lot, or maybe they do some work on a computer; but who hasn't used headphones? Maybe buy four or five pairs and give them all at once.

7. A Relaxing Piano Music CD
Everyone's taste in music differ, but our taste in relaxing piano music doesn't. Whether It's Yiruma, Jim Brickman, or Michele Mclaughlin, (or maybe one of your own favorites) relaxing piano music is {in my opinion} the perfect gift for anyone.
Price varies

I hope I have given you some ideas. If you have some of your own, then please add to the comment section below!
Blessings, Abigail.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

~My Shop~

Since it's getting close to Christmas, I thought it is about time that I shared my Etsy shop, Sew Cute Handcrafted Gifts   I have a nice ( I think their nice anyway) selection of homemade gifts for almost every occasion.

I have crocheted cotton washcloths in various colors

I have a few baby receiving blankets

and some various pot holder's 

These were actually made by my younger sister

And I also have a lot of other items on there....

and more! New items are added every month or week so make sure you save my shop to come to later!

I hope I can help your Christmas list get smaller this year!
Blessings, Abigail Joy