Tuesday, November 1, 2011

When special people visit Maple Valley off-grid Farm

What we consider "normal" around here probably isn't normal to mostt.  Like, say a baby pig in the house.  

Today we were blessed by visitors, "Aunt and Uncle"...  It's fun to talk about hubby's Lithuanian heritage and hear some of the stories of days gone by.  They brought a special gift today, an Amish farm set with animals and the people!  How cool is that!!

These family visitor's were not "put off" by our ways.  She told the stories of balancing on barn beams and trips to the outhouse.  It didn't seem awkward for them to be introduced to one of our 15 pigglets wrapped in a shabby chic pillow case! She still cooks farm style like no ones business.  Lithuanian style of course.

A great time was had by all.  They are a blessing to have in our lives...  Thank you for visiting today...


Donna OShaughnessy said...

So glad I am not the only one with piglets in the kitchen ! Anyone can have pampered chef items, NOT eveyone gets to have pampered pigs!

kim said...

I Just watched the Anderson Cooper special where you hosted a family for 24 hrs, no electricity or technology. I loved it!

What a blessing and a treat to be able to live this way.

Missy said...

What a blessing and a wonderful chance for your children to get some living history! And yea, right now I have 4 baby chicks in my house whose mother hatched them late and then wasn't able to care for them. Hopefully not for too much longer but it's going to be hard to condition them to outside with the freezing temps.

Treasures Evermore said...

So wonderful isn't it when you have family who are still alive to talk about their family heritage...it's always been something important to me...and I sure would love to have sampled some of that amazing food.


Renata said...

Lovely! I'm sure it won't be long until we have piglets in the house ~ ours have started coming into the yard ( I told Dave that some people have garden ornaments, but this is ridiculous). Thankfully soon they will be too big to squeeze under the gate of their paddock ~ in the meantime they had better keep out of my vege garden or they will become bacon very quickly ;)
Have fun

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