Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Jake Walks!!!!!!!!!

Jake walkin' with his sissy!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Check this wonderful blog & this FABULOUS blue and white dishes set inside those boxes at the Life at Home blog just click the underlined link to go there!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


The FARM CHICKS are doing sort of like a mystery grab bag. So, to enter, do a post about their giveaway on your blog, and leave a comment there with the link to your post. It's as simple as that. Deadline to enter is Thursday, March 5th

Friday, February 20, 2009

More 'Tugar Pie' Videos @ 9 months

Up Close & Personal...

Let Me Outta Here!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

An oldie but goody...

Cause and Effect is still being mastered? Jake at @ 6 1/2 months in his Baby Einstein Exersaucer...lots of funny faces etc.!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

This & That...

The hens are 'Ladies in Waiting'...waiting for afternoon treats that is!!

.... And Tugar wanted to say "Hi!" too....

Monday, January 19, 2009

Folks, There's a New Sheriff in Town...

And his name is Jake...
'His' town is Phat Acre...
There's a 'zero tolerance' policy for Naps (or any kinda sleep for that matter)...& He don't take kindly to strangers neither!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Tugar & Puddy...

Jake & The Hungry Caterpiller

Jake on his new quilt Mom made called the "Hungry Caterpiller." He also has his new fav items...wooden eggs in a bowl...each has been in his mouth at least a dozen times! I planted Narcissus in a bowl of vintage marbles...they smell sooooo sweet too! Tempting to bend over and sniff when gettin' those dishes washed.

Saturday, January 10, 2009


Jake coos at the camera....

Brooke gives the 'thumbs up' on Mom's new Year's Day Enchiladas Especial.

Playin' around

Monday, December 29, 2008

The actual 'Phat Acre Farm'

It occurred to me that I had not yet posted any photos of our home & property here in Northern California! Below are a few glimpses...I will post more of the flowers, roses, and our beautiful Stone Pines! The back pasture photo was taken before the redwood fence went up.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Jake @ 8 months Video Series Clips

Up close & personal

I can read???

The ever elusive football....

Daddy & Jake checkin' out the rink action.

Family Ice Skating Venture: Cindy (yup, it's been 20 years)...then Beau in the red jacket (zoomin' past of course)...then Brooke along the rail (mortified @ being caught on film).

Bouncin' around!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Homemade Blackberry Honey Jam...

We picked lots of blackberries this past Summer at Phat Acre Farm. These are the 'fruits of our labor'--freshly canned blackberry honey jam. This recipe is actually good for you since it uses no sugar, only raw Tupelo Honey as it's sweetener! I was pleased with how it really really 'set up' nice and thick despite the honey addition.

Little Jake is sitting up now at 7 months & playing ball with 'Sis' too!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

'Retro Chic' Purse finished!

I took a class this past Saturday using Amy Butler's Sling Purse pattern. The pattern turned out to be a bit more complex than expected...with it's pleated center and 'bouffant' bottom...but is very roomy with 2 inner pockets (pictured below)...thumbs up on the practicality, plus it's cute!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tropical Sunrise Muffins...

I ADORE muffins for breakfast with a good cuppa...& this morning the baby actually went back to sleep from 6-7:30 a.m....I decided to start my day with a bit of baking. These are actually GOOD for you, cuz their made with yogurt, crushed pineapple, high fiber whole wheat pastry and coconut flours too...could NOT resist adding a 'cherry on top'!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Chocolate Eggs.....& Frustrated Cutie Pie

The last egg on the right is from one of our Dutch Welsummer hens--looks like a Chocolate Egg! They are known for laying the darkest brown eggs of all chickens. For comparison I included the white egg from our Leghorn and the light brown from our Cochin.

JUST FOR FUN....This Lil' chick photo is from last Spring--A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!!!!!!!! Our daughter's doll bed was just too tempting for this 'Goldilocks'!!!

Our Mr. "Wish I could Crawl" @ 6 months

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trick-or-Treat Trio

Brooke (pirate), Jake (hungry caterpillar), Brooke's friend Emily (cow)

How CUTE am I?

Jake @ 6 months

Jake makes lots of noise...& everything goes into Jake's mouth...(-;

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Halloween!

I stitched some themed pillows and a quilt for the season...The front pillow is raw silk homespun with wool applique hand done in wool thread, and the other is a simple pillowcase for daughter, Brooke.

Mom made this 'lil Halloween quilt just so I could look cute laying on it.... K?

Friday, October 17, 2008

End of summer...

Autumn is welcome, but we will miss the roses...their last glorious bloom of the season!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Tugar bouncin' away...

Jake is 6 months now and enjoying a little help with gravity...

Friday, September 26, 2008

Phat Acre "Rainbow Special" Farm Fresh Eggs...

(Click to enlarge photo)

Phat Acre hen flock peckin' at some "Treats!"

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cookie Monster!!!

Wearing your food Never looked SO GOOD...

Jake laughing at 3 months old...

Yes, it is VERY humbling when one is trying to get a baby to laugh...Mommy is soooooooooooo silly!!!