Yesterday was my birthday. Today was a family party with my Inlaws, parents and our little crew. Everyone did an amazing job of getting just what I would love!
I received another dress from Sarah Clemens, that talented woman on Etsy! This image is from her site, it's not me wearing it, and I don't have the cool yellow skirt, or the bloomers that are pictured, but I do have that beautiful dress!!!
A Compost bucket. It was funny because as I was unwrapping it, in my mind I was thinking this is fabulous, and would make a great compost bucket for carrying goodies out to the chickens…but I'm not saying that in case that was not the intent. When I pulled it out and commented on how beautiful it was my MIL said with a little laugh, it's actually a bucket to bring your kitchen scraps out to the chickens!! I then confessed what I was thinking while opening and we had a good giggle over the amazingly beautiful garbage can she gave me! This is also not my image, it's from a site that carries it. Isn't it beautiful!!
One of my brother in laws stopped at the Farmer's Market in Portland ME, on his way down from there to pick up a little window box herb garden! Two kinds of basil and thyme. That, with a lovely jar of locally raised honey, and I was over the moon about the thoughtful and creative gift.
A fabulous day…oh, and I forgot to mention, all this happened after a simply beautiful time at the Portsmouth Farmer's Market where I scored Potatoes!! I've been craving those lately, and lamenting them not being in season…Thank you Robin Wake Farm. Baby Zucchini, Fresh Garlic, Garlic Scapes with a new way to cook them, more on that when I have my local meal next week, Goat Kabob Meat, Beets, Strawberries and my most exciting find…Broccoli. Mini has asked for Broccoli 3 times this week. I kept trying to explain that it was not in season, so we'd have to be patient until it was. Well, as I walked by a little stand that had just a handful of Tomatoes, some kale and one bag of broccoli!!! I get potatoes and she gets broccoli…a good day at the market. I also picked up a bouquet of sunflowers that I put in small vases, one to a vase all over the house. So cheerful!
On my rapid trip towards 40, I had a very lovely day of celebration.