Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter on the Farm


We were invited to the farm for Easter.  What joy for the city mice to spend a sunny day playing in the country!

My uncle slips out to the sign in pre-dawn and puts up the Easter message.  The other side says "hay for sale."


My sis takes a turn at flying a kite (to heckling from the rest of us); the farmers discuss tractors.

 And a good picture of my honey and me - thanks, Mel!


My cousins had ducklings in the corner of the kitchen and now that they've named them, the ducklings won't grow up to be dinner, much to my uncle's helpless amusement.



The cousins are serious, sweet playmates at any picnic they are invited to.  I tried to join, but I was told to come to the next one.  The children had free access to the corncrib, and finally my uncle had to tell them to stop feeding the goats.




My aunt made a 4-layer cake for Easter and Ben's birthday.  See the masses of bluebells on the table?  We picked those at a sweet little spot in the woods, a little glade next to a stream where geese were nesting.


And each cake layer was a different color.  Fabulous!  And I'm not done talking about Easter yet. . . stay tuned.

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9 comments:

AmyK said...

I'm curious about the flowers. We always called them "grape hyacinths" and bluebells were larger, bushier flowers that bloom a little later in the spring. Doesn't really matter, but I thought of it b/c I found some at our local park and was telling my children what they were. Perhaps I am wrong!

Margo said...

Amy, my mom said the same thing! My cousins called them bluebells, so I went with that.

Sew Blessed Maw [Judy] said...

Oh how fun... ENjoyed the photos...

MDiskin said...

Nothing more satisfying than a photo of a couple where you both look good. And that cake is fantastic!

jenny_o said...

Wonderful photos! Isn't it nice to have the snow gone!

Adele said...

That looks magical! What a special place.

Hazel said...

Lovely photo of you and your husband. :)

Please excuse my ignorance, but I'm fascinated by the head coverings. Is it a Mennonite requirement? I don't mean to be rude, just curious. There are very few (if any?) Mennonites or Amish in the UK, so I'm unfamiliar with the teachings. Most Christian women with their heads covered near me are Plymouth Brethren, I think.

Margo said...

Sharp eye, Hazel! Mennonites come in a wide spectrum - some look like Amish in clothes and horse-and-buggies, some look like me. In the middle are my cousins. Their church requires women to wear their hair up with a prayer covering when they are baptized into church membership. They also do not wear pants, sleeveless shirts, or jewelry. The men have no restrictions. Feel free to ask questions, and I'll do my best to answer :)

Hazel said...

Ah, I thought it must be something like that. Thank you Margo :)

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