Our lives here have been full of changes.
It has kept us so very busy we've hardly had time to say hello to one another. But even so, we have thought of you all often and fondly as we hurry and scurry with much to do now that
spring is arriving at last.
Each morning our farm greets us wearing her loveliest pale spring green gown with ruffled trimmings of daffodils and crab apple blossoms.
Isn't Spring such a hopeful time of year?!
but first~let me catch you up a little with how things have been going in the doll house....
It seems that my writing journal had been missing for a good part of the summer and throughout the fall and winter ~and being so busy, I hadn't really noticed.
the handsome Mr Jefferson bringing wild flowers for
the vivacious & oft-times eccentric titian haired layde who is now......oh my......
The little Deerfield Ladyes quickly finished their morning work, which means milking Maisie, feeding the hens & new little chicks, watering the seedlings in the greenhouse and making sure that there's plenty of kindling in the wood box by the kitchen garden door.
The walk isn't too very far....Just a good stretch of the legs.
Each of the little ladyes has a list tucked into their baskets.
Augusta has need of silk ribbons for something secret and sepia ink for marking her dress labels. She wants to stop in to Ms. Fancystitches Millinery.
Ladye Georgianna and little Emily plan to visit Teazley's Book & Herb.
The book & herb is a most delightful little shop along the brick walks
in the center of town.
The moment the shop door is opened and the little bell at the top gives that pleasant tinkling ring, a vast array of scents and deliciousness of new and old books, tinctures and pretty bottles filled with oils of lavender, moss rose and lemon balm, greet the senses.
There is a sunny window seat with lop-lolly stacks and piles of new and old books with stories of every kind. Old high wing back chairs snugged close to the fireplace at the end of the room with walls filled with book filled shelves. Bouquets of sweet peas on either side of the mantle and a brisk fire is crackling.
One may pick a pleasant herb tea to drink while reading the passages from the newest books.
Mother has taken Lydia and gone to the plant nursery to find several new herbs that she & Lydia have been reading about. They are especially taken with scented geraniums this spring.
They would like to find Lemon & Rose Balsam. To Mother's great surprise, Lydia has taken anavid interest in the herb garden.
She has been helping little Emily with tending the garden and it seems that she has learned the names of all the herbs in the garden.
While Mother visits with the nurseryman, Lydia wandered down the garden paths,
sniffing each flower as she walked along and swinging her bonnet by it's silken strings...
with such momentum that it let loose and
sailed over the boxwood hedge and right into the path of a smart little carriage and horse on the road.....oh dear!
Lydia looked to see if anyone saw that it was her bonnet that went sailing, which is now
in a puddle crushed beneath the wheel of the carriage.
oh dear...the couple in the carriage look very familiar...
Lydia quickly lost interest in sniffing the flowers....and ducked beneath the hedge.
oh ~what will Mother say now....