Heritage Home~Place

Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year 2013

Welcome to the New Year 2013!

The New Year is here!  The year 2012 was filled with so many blessings!
Looking back over the past year was not 'worry free' by no means.
But, I 'choose to see' the good all around us.
The Blessings of Family and Friends!
The Blessings of Health and Wellness!
The Blessings of Good Days!
The Blessings of Home!
The Blessings of our Heavenly Father!

We wish you a prosperous New Year! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Pampered Chef

Meet Michele Hoover a Pampered Chef Consultant!
I love introducing small business owners!  
Having been in the retail business my self for 7 years,
I understand the value of 'networking' with other businesses.
Small, independently owned and operated businesses need each other.
Read Michele's 


Let's support our Home Town, Real People Businesses this Holiday Season!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Memories

Christmas Baking and Candy Making!

Do you remember standing on a chair at the table helping make the 
Christmas Cookies and Candies?
Baking with the children is a sweet memory in my heart.
A tradition that they carry on now with their children!
There's still a 'child's heart' in each of us.
Let's remember to not squelch the Christmas Spirit by trying to 
make Christmas 'perfect' and let the little hands help with the fun!

Check out some of our selected Christmas Cookbooks among our Cookbook selections! 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Abundant Living

I Love Simple!
Too many things in our everyday life is so complicated!
When our thoughts are so focused on the complications of everyday living
we forget to think on the 'simple' enjoyments of life.

Our family is no different than any other family. 
We have good days and bad days.
We make wrong choices, take wrong turns and completely miss it!
But, thankfully each new day is fresh and new!
New choices, new turns and new direction!

I have been 'mildly' blogging for several years.
I enjoy sharing our life with others.
I enjoy connecting with others and learning from them.

Our life is in constant change.
Our children are growing up and giving us grand-children.
Our jobs have changed.
Our goals have changed
Our routines have changed.
There is change around every corner and turn.
But there are some things that have not changed, but have gotten stronger.
Our love of our family.
Our dedication and love to our Lord.
Our love to our friends.
Our love of living! 

As we begin the final month of the year 2012 and gear up for a new year,
I encourage myself and others to meditate on this scripture:

Philippians 4:8
'Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble,
whatever things are just, whatever things are pure,
whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report,
if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy---
think on these things!'

Friday, October 5, 2012

Let's Rock!

 Let's Rock this Fundraiser!

We are excited about our second annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser
here at Heritage Home~Place!

Are you ready to 'rock it' for the cause?
We are!  We have two live Bands that will be 'bringing it'!


 In His Name Worship


Two great Bands that are dedicated to the cause!

We will also have 

Karaoke Korner

for some fun singing, dancing, drawings and fun activities!

Don't miss this Event!


Heritage Home~Place


Saturday, October 13


1pm - 6pm

We also have an 'After-Glow' Party Planned!
It just gets better!

'Glamping for the Cause'

Glamor Camping Style!

7pm - All Night!

Click on the Newsletter for full details about this Event!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Think Pink

'Stay Strong'

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Saturday, October 13

1pm - 6pm

Live Music ~ Horse Drawn Hayride ~ Karaoke

Campfire Cooking ~ Over 30 Vendors

Fun Activities!


Join us for this event! 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Pink Autumn

Pink Autumn at Heritage Home~Place!

Pink is the new color of Fall here at Heritage Home~Place!

 We are preparing for our second annual 
Fall Breast Cancer Fundraiser 
here on the farm!

You won't want to miss this unique event as we raise funds 
for a great cause!

'Stay Strong' Breast Cancer Fundraiser

 Saturday, October 13 ~ 1pm - 6pm

Horse Drawn Hayride ~ Karaoke ~ Fun Activities ~ Shopping

There will be many vendors set up with their products that you 
don't want to miss! 
 A percentage of the vendor sales will go toward the fundraiser! 

All Proceeds will go to the 

'Stay Strong' Breast Cancer Book Project by:

Timeless Images Photography 

This very unique project will be a gift that keeps on giving! 

If you are interested in participating in this event 
as a Vendor please contact us!
Fee:  $10 per Vendor plus 10% of sales.


'Glamor Camping'

As a fun extra, we invite you to 'Glamp' with us 

at this event!  You can 'glamp' as a vendor or just 

for fun!  There will be special activities for 'glampers' 

after we close the 'Stay Strong' Breast Cancer Fundraising event.

Contest Prize for the most creative 'Glamp-Site'!

Campfire Cookin' ~ More Karaoke ~ Fun Activities!

So make a night of it and 'Glamp' the night away!

Fee:  $10 per 'glamper'



Monday, September 3, 2012

Tilly and Tipper

Tilly and Tipper

 It is quiet on the farm.  No tinkling of goat bells ringing here.
I got a job in an office and sold my 'girls'.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my goats over the years.
Tilly and Tipper were the last two to leave our farm.
Tilly was born on the farm this last spring.  She will be missed the most.
I am very glad that I know the new owners and their farms.
All of the 'girls' will be happy and well cared for.
A new season begins...

A Note from Timeless Images Photography


Timeless Images Photography has begun a series of photographs showing the journey of people affected by breast cancer. I hope to portray and capture in my photography, this tremendous struggle and every aspect of human nature, from sadness to victory and triumph. My photography will be a photo collection of life altering, empowering and sometimes tragic series of photos showing human nature as it triumphs in many instances and succumbs in others, a real life portrayal of a disease no one wants to talk about.

My photos are just the beginning of my project. Although these photos will be dramatic in nature, I feel they will convey a story of hope, strength and life. My photos will also bring awareness to those that may not understand this fight. My goal is to exhibit this project and publish a book of my photos and stories of people that have been affected personally from this terrible disease. I would like this book to create awareness and to give back encouragement to people’s lives. Proceeds from the sale of each book will be going to a specified breast cancer fund.
I am seeking support to help cover the costs of materials and services required to proof, print, and frame the photos. I plan on producing 20 to 30 prints for exhibition. Your support will also go to the production costs of making the book. This will include the printing, binding and packaging.

Breast cancer is more than just pink t-shirts and ribbons, but it is a battle that shouldn’t be fought alone. Everybody has the ability to help change the world, but it’s just a matter of what you can do to help. Through my photos and my book, I hope to add my part to changing the world. If you can donate, I would appreciate it. If you can't, please just share this page if you are willing. If you are a survivor of Breast Cancer or you know someone that is going through it, I want you to remember to “Stay Strong.”
Keith Mathews ~ Timeless Images Photography

Please join us here at Heritage Home~Place for our Fall Breast Cancer Fundraiser
on Saturday, October 13!  Let's make a difference! 

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cooking Club

Cooking Club

Thursday, September 20 ~ 6pm

We love gathering with friends here at Heritage Home~Place!
Cooking Club is held monthly here on the farm.
This month we are featuring Kim Kitsmiller of Country Cabin Bake Shop!
She will be directing a fun evening of making Gourmet Apples!
We invite you to bring a friend and join the fun!

Read this month's Cooking Club Newsletter for more information!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Fall is on its way!

I'm sure the new colors of Fall will be Pink!
Well, it is here at Heritage Home~Place!

We are already making plans for our Breast Cancer Fundraiser!  
Glamor Camping....Glamping!
Saturday, October 13


Inspired by my mother's breast cancer journey, we believe
 in all efforts to educate, 
promote awareness and support causes for the cure!

We believe in supporting those who have the inspiration to help those 
going through the breast cancer journey. 

Heritage Home~Place
is inspired to support the artistic abilities of
Timeless Images Photography
as they create a Photo Journal Book showing the dramatic journey 
of those going through  breast cancer.
A percentage of the sales of the Photo Journal Book will go to a specified breast cancer fund.  

Help us as we help fund this unique project!

 Read our NEWSLETTER for details!


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Heritage Home~Place

Monday, August 6, 2012


The Harp Family

Family!  Livin' and Lovin' Life!

We are so blessed with our six children and our grandchildren here on the farm!  We are thankful for our daughters-in-laws and our son-in-laws too!  Family photos are fun...with the occasional challenges.  But, the small stuff doesn't matter!  What matters is 
our love for each other!  
The circle of life continues....and it's all about making memories!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Hangin' Out With Friends!

One of our most favorite things to do here on the farm is to hang out with friends!
We had an awesome day yesterday with friends during the  
Route 36 Hwy Shop~Hop Photo Shoot! 
Keith Mathews of Timeless Images Photography did an over-the-top job of catching unique pictures of the businesses!
It was our goal to introduce the real people behind each business.  Keith did just that!  Each creative setting shows each business owner as a person that you want to meet and get to know!

We featured Gypsy Chic's clothing line in each photo.  
Friends, family and business owners were our models!

 Kim Kitsmiller of Country Cabin Bake Shop was not only a participating business owner but a model and a supplier of the absolutely delicious desserts!

Arlene Turner of New Beginnings
participated as a business owner and a model and shared the sweet aroma of her melters in the 'Glamping Camper' photos!

And of course 'hubby' Hank supplied the delicious meal of homemade meatball sub sandwiches!

At one point of the day I am sure our neighbors thought we were having a wedding!  
There were so many beautiful wedding dresses flowing! 

The involvement of each person involved made the day a huge success on so many levels!
Businesses bonded and new friends were made.  

You can view a few of the photos at Timeless Images Photography!

Heritage Home~Place

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hot Summer

I'm not going to lie....it's a hot summer and I'm crankin' about it!
I went all out and extended my gardens, started my plants from seed, tilled, pulled weeds and pulled more weeds and water, water, water.  Determined to not lose everything!  My poor goats have no more forage in the fields. They are also expertly escaping from their enclosures trying to find some green to eat....aka, my garden.  I'm haying them already with alfalfa that took a hard hit as well....for which I'm paying more for btw.  The raccoon population is at an all time high and they are hungry too.  We lock up the barn tighter than Fort Knox to keep them out, but they find a way in....pilfering through animal feed.  We won't talk about the snakes that are looking for a cool place to lay around.  
Grumble, Grumble, Grumble...

But...There is a Flip Side!

There is an 'oasis' in a dry land!

 Sunflowers are Blooming!

The Mammoth Sunflowers are HUGE!

My beloved Zinnias are Popping!

The Herbs are Fragrant

The Oasis

So, in spite of the drought this year, I am very grateful for my 
Oasis here on the farm!
The tomatoes are producing awesomely!  The Bell and Hot Peppers are as well.  My onions are the biggest I've ever grown!  We had more Zucchini and Yellow Squash than we could eat!  The potatoes are absolutely delicious!  Kale out the wazoo...which was great extra green for my goats!  Green beans did poorly, but, the plants also fed my goats.  
And of course, my well loved flowers are beautiful and drawing in the 
humming birds and butterflies galore!
So, I'm just 'kickin back' with a cold drink enjoying the view!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Meet Rocky Creek Valley Farm

Rocky Creek Valley Farm

We love our farm friends!  Elizabeth Wenig has a lovely farm in Rayville, Mo.  Our ladies group will be visiting her farm this month!  We are looking forward to visiting all of Elizabeth's animals and gardens!  Read her latest BLOG!
You can visit Rocky Creek Valley Farm's Website HERE!

June Baby!
This is a sweet picture of June when she was a baby.  She now lives at Rocky Creek Valley Farm!  We know that she is loving her new home!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Farmer's Market Daytrip

 Farmer's Market

Hubby and I had a great daytrip to the city over the week-end.  
We love Farmer's Markets, so we went to three of them!

Farmer's Markets are festive!  My personal favorite of the day was the Merriam, KS Market.  They had a live Band playing!  The music gave the Market an awesome atmosphere!  
Another thing that I really enjoy about Farmer's Markets are not only the fresh fruit and vegetables but the many unique handcrafted products.  Specialty Soaps & Lotions, Jewelry, Crafts & Gifts.


 I always love coming home with my 'treasures' from a day trip with hubby!

I was really impressed with the presentation of the Amathia Soapworks booth at the Merriam Farmer's Market.  Her soaps were beautifully packaged! 
 I did get a Lip Love Moisturizer that is very nice!

Hank came home with some really cool Gourmet Sea Salt from Kalico Roc.    

 Hubby's favorite part of the day was the delicious meal that we had at Oklahoma Joe's!  
Well, I have to admit, it was absolutely delicious!  
We had so much food that we had to have a carryout for the leftovers! 

We also hit a couple of Shops and rummaged through some great goodies!
We really loved The Ridge Antique Mall!  I can never come out of an antique shop without something!  

One thing that does surprise me though at farmer's markets.  Not all vendors carry business cards or information about who they are.  Since I love promoting businesses, I always ask for a card or flyer.  I got very few in spite of how many vendors were at each market.  But, here is a small list of who we visited with and what they have:


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Friends Gather Here

Welcome to Heritage Home~Place

We absolutely love gathering with friends and family here at Heritage Home~Place farm!  
We create an atmosphere that is warm and inviting to all who attend our 
Workshops/Classes, Group Gatherings, and  Events.

Each area of the farm has you in mind!  
Gardens and Setties are for your pleasure and enjoyment!
We believe that a tranquil atmosphere is so needed in today's fast paced society.
It is for you that we give you space to just 'breath'.

We invite you to make plans to visit us here on the farm!
Join us for our scheduled Workshop/Classes.
Plan a Group Gathering with your friends.
Join in on the fun during our special Events!
Our Country Shoppe is Open during these special gatherings!

Visit our Website!
Join our online mailing list to keep up to date on scheduled gatherings!
Contact us to schedule your special Group Gathering!

Rufus Rooster

Meet Rufus Rooster!

Good Morning he crows!  That is what I hear each morning on the front patio!  He is waiting for his raw sunflower seeds.  And believe me, he will not stop crowing until he gets them!  

Rufus is a bantam chicken.  But, don't let his small size fool you!  He's a tough bird!  He had two 'girls' that have come up missing recently.  We figure a fox or raccoon found them while they were sitting on their clutch of eggs.  Rufus is old and has two crippled feet from winter frost-bite and other mishaps.  But, he hops around the farm just as proud as can be.  He is actually helpful to me in the garden.  It is quite a 'bug feast' for him!

My hubby read in Grit Magazine that chickens are very smart.  The article told about a Tic-Tac-Toe playing chicken that rarely lost!  Now if only Rufus could grow his own sunflower seeds....that would be great!

Grit Magazine Article

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Farmer Boys

Farmer Boys Caleb & Ian

Grandchildren and summer go together like 'peas & carrots' here on the farm!  Our two grandsons, Caleb & Ian, are great helpers with the harvesting of veges from the garden!  Two active boys need distractions and involvement to keep them busy.  Making work 'fun' takes some doing.  But the time spent together is priceless and the memories are forever!


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer here at Heritage Home~Place has been a bit of a challenge this year.  We had a dry winter and now a hot, dry summer.  I have had to water most days to keep the gardens up.  All in all though the gardens are lovely and producing vegetables, herbs and flowers.
 Bird Center
I added an old sink to our Herb Garden that is used for a Bird Bath and Feeder.  I love quaint!
 Rusty Relics
I adore rusty relics!  You will find lots of this stuff!
 Antique Cookstove
This cookstove has a story!  It has been in the family for years.  It is broken in places, but still has a special place here on the farm!
Squash Anyone?
Yellow Squash, Zuccs & Butternut Squash Galore!
   Zinnias Everywhere!
I absolutely love Zinnias!  They are around every part of my gardens!
 Tomatoes and Peppers!
Salsa anyone?  Hubby is the Salsa King around here!  I grow the tomatoes & peppers and he makes the Salsa!!!
  Sunflowers & Zinnias of course!
The gardens are a bird, butterfly & bee haven!  And of course my goats get in on the abundance when the sunflowers dry with their delicious seeds!
Meet my little herd of Dairy Goats!  Tessa, Tilly, Tipper and buckling, Michael Charlie!
Farm visits are welcome here at Heritage Home~Place Farm.  
We also have Workshops/Classes/Group Gatherings/Events here on the farm.  Visit our website:  Heritage Home~Place for more information on how you can enjoy our 
simple life here on the farm! 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

New Baby Boy

This is 'farm-girl' Grace holding a new addition to the farm. Baby Boy Michael is two weeks old. He will grow into those ears someday! Michael is a buckling from our beloved Karlie. Karlie lives on another farm now being well taken care of. This little guy looks just like her. He will be our 'stud' by the end of summer. We are bottle feeding Michael. It took awhile to get him to take the bottle. But now he is a pro! We love our little 'farmette' here at Heritage Home~Place.
It's a great place for the 'kids'!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Micah and Grace with our new baby goat Tilly! These two beautiful grand-daughters are Nama's Farm Girls!

Tilly is a LaMancha mix! Her mother is a Nupine and her father is a LaMancha! She is our first LaMancha ever.

Welcome to the farm Tilly!!!