Heritage Home~Place

Monday, December 26, 2011

New Year

Happy New Year!

The More You Praise and Celebrate Your Life
The More There is in Life to Celebrate!

New Year's Resolutions come and go. But, the most lasting resolution is to truly Love Life and Live It! Celebrate each new day with gratitude! Enjoy the simple pleasures of life! Laugh often! Love much! Be Blessed and Be a Blessing!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

We wish your family a Merry Christmas!
Be Blessed and Be a Blessing!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Love My Goat!

This is Karlie! We are so excited to have Karlie back on the farm. She is nine years old. She will 'kid' in the spring of 2012. She is a very gentle lady. We look forward to goat milk! And Chevre Cheese! The grand-children love to visit Karlie and feed her bread...her favorite!

Monday, November 7, 2011

I Won!

I just won this wonderful book! I met Donna Schwenk several years ago and starting learning about the awesome health benefits of eating cultured foods! I learned of the book give-a-way from the site: Eat Nourishing, a wonderful site full of delicious and healthy recipes! Thank You Donna and Eat Nourishing!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Buy Local

The Holiday Season is here already! The big retail businesses are already cramming three holidays sales together...almost in the same isle! The season can be stressful and overwhelming! The pressure from the media to shop, buy, spend has begun. My solution is to choose unique, quaint shopping experiences by supporting local, family owned businesses. Not only will you find unique gift items but you will be building relationships with 'real people' just like you who are striving to keep life just a little simpler.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Eat Nourishing

Check out a wonderful new site about eating healthy:
Eat Nourishing
Wonderful Recipes and Great Tips on eating for health!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cowgirl Up!

Grand-daughter Micah is all about the pink boots! These little boots are the logo to our Country Shoppe.
We aren't quite ready to 'give up' the Fall Season here in Missouri. But, it seems we will have to adapt because the cold is coming. I'm still in the gardening mode and picking flowers with my grand-daughters! You gotta love that hat! And that smile peeking out from under it...priceless!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Garden Salad

We have never grown Fall veges. I started a cold-frame of goodies: Kale, Spinach, Lettuce and Radishes. I am hoping that we can extend the growing season on these items for a couple of months. Our heirloom paste tomatoes and bell peppers are still ripening. They make the best Salsa! My hubby is the salsa man! So delicious! We will post pics of the cold-frame that hubby and I built soon.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fall Flower Girl

Beautiful! Our grand-daughter Grace is the prettiest flower in the picture! The simple things are the most enjoyed. Little Grace loved roaming around the farm picking a basket of flowers for her mommy.
When the grandchildren spend time with us they love helping with the 'chores'. It is not a chore for them to follow Na-Ma and feed the chickens, water the flowers, dig in the dirt...it's a memory.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Renewal ~ Positive Forces ~ Power of Life

I really love Dragonflies. I enjoy watching their wings glisten in the sun as they fly around the pond. I looked up the meaning of dragonfly and found that three phrases inspired my thinking. 'Renewal ~ Positive Forces ~ Power of Life'.
As we as a family have experienced this year, 'bad things happen to good people'. My mother's diagnosis of breast cancer was one of those 'bad things'. But, through the process of her treatment, she has been an inspiration to her family. She inspires me to 'really live' this abundant life we have been given. Looking back over the years of growing up, my mom has been a creative force that has challenged me to create a life with no regrets. I'm always saying, 'you only get one...so live it'!

Here are some interesting facts about dragonflies: Be Inspired!

Fascinating Facts of the Dragonfly:
Dragonfly eggs are laid within their territory near the water. Once hatched, these nymphs will live nearly two years on the bottom of streams and ponds.

As they reach adulthood an amazing thing occurs, they transform into dragonflies and ascend to the air. In the air, they travel with wings that sparkle with spectacular colors by reflecting and refracting light and other colors.

No insect or bird can maneuver as well as a dragonfly. Flying up to 30 mph, they will twist, turn, move up and down, fly backwards, even change directions instantaneously and still will spot movement 40 feet away.

Dragonfly Totem
The power of Dragonfly lies in its ability to see around things by looking from different angles.

Using its ability to transform colors and lights by reflecting and refracting them the Dragonfly shows us that life, like light, can bend, shift, and adapt in various ways, making life's appearance never be what it appears to be.

Dragonfly's abilities show us to see through life's illusions and find our true vision. It calls us to transform within our lives and reminds us to feel deeply so we will have the compassion necessary to help ourselves and others.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Encourage and support someone you know who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Special Gift

This Antique Stove is a love gift from my mom! I love it! It fits perfectly in my Country Kitchen! It does work. We do not have it hooked up yet. It is a Hotpoint Hughes Electric Range. My mother actually cooked and baked with this stove. Thank you mom for a very special gift! I love you!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Festival

We are so excited about the Fall Festival Fund Raiser here at Heritage Home~Place!
A fun feature will be the Belgian Horse Drawn Hayride! Mark & Kacey Taylor of a Hamilton, MO will be bringing their beautiful horses and hand crafted wagon to our Fund Raising Event on October 1! The Fund Raiser will be raising funds for Breast Cancer. The proceeds from this event will go to Komen for the Cure and to my mother, Marjorie Davis, who is currently in treatment for breast cancer. Read the details in our Newsletter and on our website. Send the Newsletter to all of your friends and family and join us here to 'kick up some dust'!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mom's Biscuits

2 C Warm Water
1 T Rapid Rising Yeast
1/8 C Sugar
2/3 C Oil
1 Egg
4 1/2 C Self Rising Flour
Mix together to make a sponge. Cover with sprayed wax paper. Let rise. Can be refrigerated overnight. Knead on floured mat. Roll our to about 3/4". Place on sprayed baking sheet. Spray tops. Bake 375* Serve hot with favorite jam!

My mom is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. She is our inspiration for our Fall Event on October 1. We are having a Fund Raiser for breast cancer. Our proceeds will go to Komen for the Cure and to my Mom. For more information go to:
Heritage Home~Place Events

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Summer Fun!

What an awesome summer we have had! Lots of family visits and family fun!
Fireworks, Camping, Swimming, Canoeing,
Laughing and Loving!

Here is a pic of me and two of my daughters on a canoe trip on the Niangua. We camped at Bennett Springs but launched our canoeing from Niangua River Oasis, Inc. They support Komen for the Cure with PINK canoes! A portion of the canoe rental goes to the Komen and if you make a donation, they will match it! How cool is that!!!
Our team: "Kickin' it Up" for the cure walked the Kansas City Komen walk on August 14. It was fun! There was about thirty thousand people there! People with passion for a cure to breast cancer.
You can participate in our future Komen Passionate for the Cure Fundraisers by going to our events page at: Heritage Home~Place

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Heritage Home~Place Newsletter

Micah and Grace

Aren't they just precious! My two grand-daughters are the youngest members of our "Kickin' it Up'' Team for Komen for the cure!
Our Team will be walking on August 14 in Kansas City, MO!
Check out the information in our Newsletter:


Join us by donating to the Komen for the Cure!

Saturday, July 16, 2011


You gotta love the many colors of the Zinnia!
My mom grew Zinnias when I was a young girl. They are my favorite flower. They certainly do not smell good though. But, their many colors and sizes are awesome! Butterflies and Hummingbirds love them too! I save the seed each year. I have plenty to share if you would like a Zinnia flower bed next year!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Baby Chick

Our grand-son Kobe is enjoying petting the baby bantum chick. Our two quail bantum hens each hatched off at least 10 chicks each. They are so tiny, cute and soft.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Country Kitchen

MMM...there's nothing like the tantalizing smell of a fresh baked apple pie on a hot summer day!
Having my Country Kitchen allows me to bake goodies without heating up the house.
My Country Kitchen is in the attached garage. We spend a lot of time out there. We cook and bake in the 'almost' outdoors with one garage door open.
Most of my decor comes from the Iron Horse in Cameron. A great place to get antiques and home decor!
I will be getting a very special gift from my mom in Oklahoma. An antique electric stove! It will fit in beautifully!
We will be baking up pies and goodies in the Country Kitchen for the All Gals' Camp Out this fall. Mark your calendars for Friday, September 30 - Saturday, October 1 for this fun event!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Komen Walk for the Cure

I am working on getting into shape for the 5K walk on Sunday, August 14. I have a walking path around the property. I am pushing for 5 miles a day. Whew! Am I out of shape!!!
If you would like to join my Team: "Kickin' it Up"
go to: Komen for the Cure
I am walking for my mom, Marjorie Davis, who is undergoing treatments
for breast cancer. Join my team and donate to the cause!
Also, visit our website for more information.
Heritage Home~Place

So, help me to 'kick up some dust' and walk with me!

Flower Bouquet

Isn't this a lovely bouquet of flowers? These are from Hank's Roses!
Hank made this bouquet for me this morning! He is so talented with flower arrangements!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tea Party!

Grand-Daughters! Aren't they precious?
We had a photo shoot with the girls and took so many precious pictures of them together. They both are turning two this summer.
Grace and Micah Harp....look out world!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Garden of the Lord

"For the Lord will comfort Zion...and He will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the Garden of the Lord" (Isa. 51:2)

God made the first garden and only His hand
Commands the rain and sun
That quickens the seed, the heart of the flower,
Only His will is done.

Thus we rejoice in the green of the year;
Offer thanks in the golden glow;
Sing praises when the bough is white
With soft, new fallen snow.

In a garden we touch the hem of His robe;
In a garden we make our prayer;
We can open the gate, whatever the season,
And walk with the Master there.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


The strawberries were abundant this year!
We froze gallons of them!
We invited friends and family to come and pick.
They went fast!
Strawberry Jam....yummy!

Garden Cart

Gotta love a husband who can fabricate cool 'toys' using recycled junk!
Hank has made many things for me, but this is my all time favorite!
It is light weight and swivels easily. I use it for just about everything!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Na-Ma's Camp Site

Woo Hoo! Love my new 'camp-site'!!
I bought this little vintage Cardinal Deluxe Camper and set up a fun spot to camp with the grandchildren! Love it!
Even my teenagers and their friends are enjoying the fire pit. They already had an all nighter over the week-end.
I will camp with one of my grand-sons this week! I can hardly wait!

Pink Promise

Hank grows such beautiful roses here at Heritage Home~Place 'farmette'. A favorite is Pink Promise dedicated for breast cancer survivors and those fighting to overcome their breast cancer. When he bought Pink Promise we had no idea that we would have someone so very close to us with breast cancer. My mom is beginning her fight against breast cancer. Mom loves roses! The lovely scent of a rose is like a prayer going up to God for strength and power to overcome cancer. I love you mom!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Super Mom!

Yep! We moms have our own Super Mom cape with matching boots tucked away in our closet!
Gotta Love It!

Happy Mothers Day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Ready for Gardening!

As soon as the frost warnings are over I am ready to finish the planting of the garden! Woo Hoo! Love digging in the dirt!
We are focusing on Heirloom and Cross Pollination seeds and plants.
We want to be able to save our own seed for years to come.

A great website to visit:
Seed Savers

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunny Days

Looking forward to Sunny Days here on the 'farmette'! We no longer have our little Shoppe in the city. We loved it and met a lot of wonderful people. We have gained many new friends! We will be working on projects from our home location again.

We've been re-organizing here....lots of extra 'good junk' from our move from the shoppe. Gotta love 'good junk'!

My recent fun project has been revamping my chicken house. I have three little Quail Bantam chickens. One rooster and two hens. One of the little hens is setting on some eggs in the workshop. I'm not sure how long she has been setting. We actually thought a predator had gotten her since we couldn't find her for several days. We are looking forward to the little chicks!

I'm hoping to bring back a couple of more pairs of Bantams from my visit with my parents in Oklahoma. We find the cutest chickens at the Flea Markets there! I love it!

Here is a fun info site:
Bantam Chickens

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Country Life Musings

Since we opened the Shoppe in the city, we no longer have our farm animals. Here are a few pictures of our country life just last winter. Fun! Yep, that's me! Glamorous!
We had to haul the milk machine and tank out to the barn twice a day to milk the cow. Don't miss that in bad weather!!
We also milked goats. The baby goats were so sweet! Anna is so cute with the chicken on her shoulder!

We had farm animals for 25 years. It was good to have fresh milk, eggs, meat and homemade cheeses. It was a great learning experience and training for our 6 children. Life is good!

Sunday, January 9, 2011