Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Day At The Homestead

We went up the old Bradstreet homestead to celebrate my father-in-law's 77th birthday. Wow, what a beautiful day. The grass is greening, the trees are budding, the bees were out (my in-laws keep bees) and the Bradstreet brook was babbling along nicely. Again, being there had us thinking about that little house we are always hoping to build somewhere up in the woods. Someday, perhaps.

My mother-in-law made the cake and delicious lasagna dinner. It was good to gather around their table again.

handsome 77 year old
a spring birthday cake
three generations
the cake Nana made

After dinner, we took a short walk by the brook. We plan to go up again soon and help them mark the land boundaries--an all day process on their 125 acres, and we'll need to do it before the bugs get very bad.

The Bradstreet Brook
Bradstreet Brook
a new look for spring
walk with the family
gifts of the goddess
blue bonnets
spring has sprung
my love
he holds my hand

Whenever we are up there, I love to walk around and try to see the homestead in a different way. Around every bend, there's another cast-off, something forgotten or left to be dealt with later. Each thing takes on it's own organic quality and eventually looks as if it too, grew out of the very earth.

the old shed
what we call lawn art
things forgotten
the old chicken shed
the land

Spring at the homestead is a beautiful sight indeed.

sun through the trees


  1. I love even just the WORD "homestead." Makes me feel connected to something. Gorgeous, gorgeous pics, as usual.

  2. I just love the way you see things Amy!
    The rusty paint cans, the chicken wire...
    Oh and that cake is crazy delicious!



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