Sunday at Grandma’s Small House Homestead

Brenna holding wedges USEI’ve taken a few days off a couple from blogging. This is in part because I have been under the weather and then getting ready for a day with family.

I spent the morning cooking a big “from scratch” home-cooked meal that included an Amish chicken with root vegetables, a wild/brown rice  casserole, Jello fruit salad and a lettuce salad and then enjoying our granddaughter’s Sunday dinner visit.

We spent a wonderful day with our granddaughter, son and girlfriend Sunday. We enjoyed a tasty home cooked dinner, enjoyed helping grandpa put up the new bird feeder and filling the garbage cans up with sunflowers seeds, playing with the chickens, learning to play dominoes and just generally enjoying spending time together. A wonderful day!

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 Brenna’s enjoying her first touch of our chickens.

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Watch out those chickens do fly!

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We put up the new bird house but its wiggly?

Brenna holding wedges USETime for wedges!

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Just a few more adjustments!

Grandpa pouring bucket Brenn w lid

Brenna holding the copper top while grandpa dumps the sunflower seeds.

At the end of the day I asked Brenna what was her favorite thing of the day? She answered, “Helping grandpa with that craft thing!”

Kids say the darndest things! Love that girl!

Small House homesteader and grandmother, Donna


A Few of our Favorite Things

One of our favorite things to do on our homestead is to share our home and land as well as our rich, down-to-earth and humble lifestyle with friends and family.

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Our 5-year-old granddaughter drawing on the sidewalk with chalk.

On this Sunday our granddaughter came to visit us for the day and to enjoy a few of the county-style activities that help to make our simple life here so special.

We had lessons in the garden; picking some vegetables for dinner, followed by a home-cooked, from-scratch meal that is always the centerpiece of our day. Brenna at coop with stick USE jpeg

Brenna at the chicken coop and run.

And of course, a day at grandpa’s would not be complete without a ride on the lawn tractor.

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Driving the lawn tractor with Grandpa!

We visit grandma’s chickens, feed them and then drew with colored chalk on the sidewalk. Then we took a hike into the forest behind our home with our pack baskets.

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Enjoying the crunch of autumn leaves under our feet.

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Brenna and grandpa Gene with their matching pack baskets for collecting treasures.

Simple yet memorable things.

Brenna getting measured

Getting measured on the growth chart. This girl grew an inch in the last three months!

I like to think that these are memories that Brenna will cherish and remember for a long time. I know that I will.

Small House Homestead, Donna