Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sunday Stroll - Letting the Lawn Go

The un-mowed lawn becomes biodiverse
in just a few short seasons.

It is still green,
but flecked with color.

Overhead, the leaves and the sky 
shimmer in the summer light.

The lawn becomes a meadow instead,
a place of peace
and restoration.

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you serenity.

If you have a moment, head on over to Steve's Out on the Prairie 
for a little taste of prairie style serenity.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Open on Etsy

We have a brand new shop on to sell some of our farm products.  Our heirloom garlic is one of our standout crops and we finally have enough to sell as seed garlic.  We have chosen Etsy as a selling vehicle, since we admire the hand-crafted and vintage ethic of this platform.  We will be harvesting and then curing garlic within the next few weeks, and are making a limited supply available for sale on Etsy at our shop: The Moonlight Farm.

If you need garlic or just would like to hop on over and see how we are presenting our story and our garlic, I would love to hear your feedback.  We plan to add dried herbs and other items as time progresses.  

Would also love to read in my comments if any of my readers has a venue on Etsy or another online platform!  And, if you don't yourself, who are some of your favorites?  

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you enjoyable endeavors!

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Sunday Stroll - Green and Blue Afternoon

You can find peace 
on a green and blue afternoon

if you hold still,

and turn your face to the sun.

Peace flows down through the trees,

hums near the water's edge,

and lingers 
in the shadows and light .

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you serenity.

Head on over to Out on the Prairie to see the pretties that Steve discovered on his Sunday Stroll.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Sunday Stroll - Red, White and Blue

July in bloom, 
seen in Red,


and Blue.

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.

Steve posted some stunning images from his prairie stroll today.  You may see it here.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Sunday Stroll - Last Stroll in June

The weekend was a whirlwind of activity at the farm.  
We hosted the wedding reception for my younger daughter
 and her husband at the farm on Saturday.
Many families camped in the meadow as the music 
and celebration continued far into the night.

  By early Sunday afternoon, 
only  my mother and one of my brothers were still at the farm, 
so we took them to our favorite stretch of  Michigan beach.

The waves were eager to reach the shore,
wetting our feet
as we stepped over rocks and around colorful wildflowers.

Sedum acre (Goldmoss Stonecrop)

Potentilla anserina (Silverweed)

Geranium robertianum (Herb Robert)

Aquilegia (Wild Columbine)

Anemone (Windflower)

Blue Eyed Grass (a tiny iris!)

Me and my mom

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace and good company.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Daisy Landing Pads

On a day like this,
you can wander through a meadow
where 10,000 daisies reach for heaven.

If you hurry, you will see only sunshine and flowers,
but if you look closely,
you will see that 
the yellow disks
and the white rays
are landing pads for many tiny travelers.

The meadow is alive with

wings and petals
color and light,
moving in the grace 

of a summer afternoon.

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you joy.

Sunday Stroll - Evening in the Meadow

Late in the evening, 
Micah and I head out for our last walk of the day.

An easy breeze rocks the wildflowers to sleep 
in the long South Meadow.

The sun settles in the for the night,

as we linger outdoors,
walking slowly up to to the North Meadow,

where a gentle hill slopes upward toward the setting sun.

The air is gentle,
and the skies are soft.

We breath more easily,
with our  lungs full of fresh air and evening light
as we circle back toward the farmhouse.

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace.