Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Year In The Knigdom:)

Hello my Darlin Dears, Fellow Meadow creatures whom enjoy a dip in the pond & the Gnomes who are kindly watching the baby ducks today,

Miss Lamb your hidden nest finding Farmer here:)
(sometimes in my hair...sometimes in the hay...sometimes in a tree)

The heat is supposed to dip under 100 next lovely week:)

...& I hope to finally get work done on the cottage and the new gardens:)

I think a lot about time...where you want to spend you want to spend it...with whom you want to spend it...I sure try my hardest to give it whole-heartedly :) I do I do....

It has been a blessing to meet so many other farmers and spend time at their homesteads...especially my old man club:)

So....I signed up for a Pintrest account and I have been meandering around:) Only for a few moments so far, but the first place I went to I found all kinds of lovely items:)

Here is a great inspiration for the future Cottage garden....the dream is to have everything in it edible...that means lots of edible flowers:)

I love how they divided all of the sections with long logs and such:)

Just dreamy:)

...& look at this dreamy little nook...I love the cream color:)

...& again....I adore the open and airy feeling of it all:)

The wood in the cottage is a almost dark cherry though....& I do not plan on painting it all that much...maybe one or two walls....but I like the natural feel... Like this:)



I plan on putting in a cobblestone floor in the last room and some sort of porch out the back of the cottage:)

If any of you have any lovely captures to inspire my brain, please post them in the comments:) I would deeply appreciate that Darlin Dears:)

I look forward to seeing what my effort can do for this lovely homestead, and I am glad you folks are along for the ride:)

...& if you plan on visiting Early Bird Acres any time this fall, do let me know:)

I sure as the day do love you...

Yours Truly,

Baby Pigs, The on-coming fall & The garden we will hopefully plant together,

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb


Capture Of The Day:)

"Trees Grow Just So"

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hey Pumpkin:)

Hello my Darlin Dears, Meadow creatures who kindly eat the weeds in my garden & the sweeter than peach Gnomes whom woke me up with breakfast:)

Miss Lamb your stitching, planting & Hemming Farmer here

Guess what Darlin art:)

Just two pieces:)

"We Named Our Children After Herbs"

Part I

Part II

.....We named our children after Herbs...Looked on with more smiles than Grain...They ran freely through the greenhouse and chased the Rabbits into the Pumpkin patch ...there we all had a picnic and counted the Harvest by means of laughs...knowing each as well as their face...

Just an image in my brain:)

I am glad that life is finally here:) & I feel over the moon and back to the morn... arms of spring and hope beyond rain:) I sure do love you.... after all...We shall name our children after Tress & Herbs:)

Because that is what bear-rabbits do when they finally meet:)

i know.... I know...Just take me for what I am people:)

My Heart, Your toothpaste face & a bag of Radishes in hand,

(not to mention the flowers...I adore the flowers)

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Monday, August 29, 2011

...I can see my Bunny from here:)

Hellooooo all of my Darlin Dears, fellow meadow creatures whom hang onto my apron strings and the funny Gnomes who left me a tally count of how many pumpkins I have growing in the pumpkin patch:)

Miss Lamb your whole-hearted and apple pie makin farmer here,

I was honored to see today that Norman was giving me love yet again and put me in their Daily news:) this is a great idea of what a day in the life of sam lamb is like:)

Do you see Bernard?:) He just begged to come with me:)

Check out the article right here:)

...& learn more about dust Bowl right here:)

Also, a huge thank you to my sweet Basil for helping me set up and helping me get home:) You are simply the best my fellow Bear Rabbit:)

...& thank you Jordan & London for watching thing while I had to breath and bringing that dreamy cooler to Dust Bowl...the water saved my life:)

..& thank you Robert for the sandwich and the kept me sustained :)

So.....thank you for all of your kind thoughts towards Bear today:) He is doing just fine now...all stitched up and ready to go:) If you are not savy to what I am talking about, my precious goat "Bear" was attacked by my Donkey Fred, but luckily i was right there to save him...I am not going to lie...I could not believe I had the courage to beat my donkey like i did and then carry my poor bloody bear to safety...Fred is a very nice Donkey to Humans, but he is also a guard donkey...But that is farm life ya know..

But all that matters is that Bear will be just fine:)

Your Perfect Fried Eggs, late night Asian food and the way you always make me laugh,

Truly Yours,

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lovely Fall Squash Soup:) a pumpkin:)

Helloooo my Darlin Dears, fellow meadow creatures whom sing in the morn and the Gnomes who woke me up this morn with you folk dancing on my tin barn,

Miss Lamb your peach pie and honey harvesting farmer here:)

Well, today I am spending the day trying to get ready for Dust Bowl Arts Market :) I am packaging prints, making sure I have someone to watch the farm and comically seeing how much I can fit in my car (thank you ahead of time to Sweet Basil for helping me unload my car on Saturday...that is my least favorite part)....

Plus..I am looking forward to seeing all of you:)

Since I knew it was going to be a super bust week, I decided to make a bunch of soup I could consume all week long:)

So I made Fall Squash Soup...& took photos while doing so:)

First....I had to choose a pumpkin, which would be used as a bowl:)

Isn't it adorable?:)

Next...I needed to find the correct lovely and tender yellow squash from the garden:)

Then...I picked a dang onion...

Next....I lined up my squash and weighed them to make sure I had enough:)

If you would like to know the recipe, go here & remember...more BUTTER that you need to add a half a pound of fresh pumpkin when you toss in the squash :) That is what makes it "Fall" squash Soup"

...again....get the lovely recipe right here:)

Then I started in on my lovely pumpkin bowl (mind you...I use about a half a pound of the pumpkin in the dish..scoop it:)

Step one....draw a line and cut at an angle, so that your bowl will have a lip:)

Step Two...lift up lid and begin to scoop out inside (I recommend a ice cream scoop)

Step three....once your pumpkin is clear of seeds, you have scoop out a half a pound of pure pumpkin flesh and you have made your soup....fill er' up :)

...& here was the lovely dinner:)

Hand Churned Butter...White wine....cracked pepper bread....oohhh so yummy after a hard days work:)

I am bringing a few pumpkins with me to the Dust Bowl Arts Market this Saturday :)

I hope you all go and cook something creative my darlin dears:)

I love you:)

Picnics of perfection, dancing in the grass and standing in cobbelstone rivers,

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Born Of Cottage & Wayfaring Curls

Helloooo my darlin dears, meadow creatures that perch atop my firewood & the sweet gnomes who built me a windmill in my front yard:)

Miss Lamb your cottage loving and floral twirling farmer here,

Today is a new art day:)

Meet the newest creation from my fanciful brain:)

"Born Of Cottage & Wayfaring Curls Part I"

Part I

Part II

They are now for lovely adoption in my store folks:) go get one and make your cottage lovely:)

The story of honey, the story of maple syrup & our way of becoming Insyrupable :)

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

P.S...goodness gracious I miss you...

I do I do I do...

I dramt last night of green houses & rabbits:)

I love you:)

Monday, August 22, 2011

...What ya doin country bumpkin:)

Hello my Darlin Dears, fellow lovers of life, the meadow creatures that clean my house for me & my oh so sweet Gnome family whom planted an apple tree in the middle of my pumpkin patch,

Miss Lamb your busy as a bee farmer here,

My loves....the pumpkins are here:)!!

.....& there are many to love:)

......then...I waited:)


.....For this lovely week, it is all about pumpkins, and what crazy me does with them:) First off....

.........I must say.....

Be on the look out for more pumpkin goodies:) I find myself hunting for hours for baby pumpkins....I just love them:)


...& just two reminders, I had a really fun article in this past Fridays "POP" inside of the Norman Transcript....yall should go and check it out:) (p.s....if your viewer does not work, press the word Articles :)


Dust Bowl Arts Market is this coming Saturday in Norman America :) I shall have a lovely booth:) I do look forward to seeing you there:)

I wish you all a lovely day:)

Blaming all of my roots because I showed up in boots, wine that fits in my purse & how lovely it is to dance with you,

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Saturday, August 20, 2011

...a little place I enjoy:)

Hello my darlin dears, fellow meadow creatures that enjoy elm trees & the gnomes who had a lovely picnic with me in the grape orchard,

Miss lamb your farmer who's chickens lay rainbows,

There is a magical place, in the middle of the city, that I simply adore:)

Sweet basil & myself went to a dinner at this magical farm and enjoyed fresh squab that Matt grew and killed, okra from sweet basils garden and pasta that I prepared, garnished with fresh basil from the garden and goat cheese that Matt made...from his very own goats :)

We had an amazing time...ate my oil lamb and had lovely talks with goods friends :)

I snapped a few captures :)

Here is a melon that is gorgeous...he loves them...I love them :)

...& here are some quick shots of the garden:)

....& a quick few of sweaty, end of the day and happy, me :)

I wanted to take more photos, but I got carried away talking and drinking red wine...

I hope you all have a lovely week, and know that I love you....I send a kiss to your forehead:)

Fancy dinners. many laughs & sweet kisses,

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dill Pickles....made with love:)

Hello my Darlin Dears, fellow lovers of life, the meadow creatures that eat my green beans at night and the kind gnomes who played music to me this morn while I drank my coffee,

Miss lamb your dress wearing and flour covered farmer here,

ooooohhhh my goodness gracious..

I adore Dill Pickles:)

the cucs in my garden have been going crazy, so miss lamb has been looking like a witch stirring my huge couldron of Vinegar, Sugar and water, while making Dill Pickles & Sweet Pickles:)


Here is a quick shoot I did the other day with some:)

"Grandma's Recipe Card Stained With Vinegar"

....& another:)

....& since I have had over a bakers dozen e-mails wondering about my Recipe ....I decided to post it here:)

You will need:

*7 wide-mouth quart jars, lids & rings
*fresh dill, heads & several inches of stems shaken free of bugs
*cucumber, washed, scrubbed
*1 garlic clove (or more)

8 1/2 cups water
2 1/4 cups white vinegar
1/2 cup pickling salt
1 1/2 cup of sugar




2*Wash 7 quart jars in hot, soapy water (or dishwasher), rinse and fill with hot water; set aside.

3*Fill canning kettle half-full with hottest tap water; set on burner over high heat.

4*In a medium saucepan, fit lids and rings together, cover with water, bring to a simmer.

5*In a large saucepan, bring water, vinegar, sugar and salt to boil; turn off the heat; set aside.

6*FILL JARS: place a layer of dill at the bottom of each jar, along with one garlic clove (if used), then TIGHTLY load the cukes into the jar to the NECK of the jar (depending on size you may get two nice layers with a few small cukes in the top--)---squeeze cukes into the jar tightly--uniform size helps; add a few TINY spriglets of dill at the top, too, and another garlic clove if desired.

7*Once jars are loaded, pour in the brine leaving half-inch head space in each jar.

8*Add lid and ring to each jar, tightening evenly.

9*Place jars into canner with water JUST to the necks of the jars.

10*Bring water ALMOST to a boil (about 15 minutes--depending on how fast it heats up).

11*Remove jars, set on a dish towel on the kitchen counter, cover with another dish towel & let cool.

12*Check for seal (indented lid), label jars or lids, store in cool dark cellar or cupboard.

Thank you Blue Ribbon award winning Debber for the exact way and order to make the cucs:)

I hope you all have a lovely day and let me know how your pickles turn out:)

The way you made me eat peppers, a wolf that sits on your bed like a human and looking forward to an evening with you,

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

How I adore cheap white wine:)

Hellooooo My Darlin Dears, Fellow meadow creatures who enjoy Cobblestone rivers & the Gnomes who just now hung my laundry out to Dry,

Miss Lamb you squash growing & cheese making farmer here:)

One word....

Mascato :)

I simply adore cheap white wine....

Give me a bowl of pasta and basil, with a bit of olive oil...a tad bit of grilled squash ( the lovely meal I call Sasquash)

...& a bottle of white cheap sweet wine...

Thank you sweet basil for cooking with me:)

I am in heavan :)

Goodness gracious.....add some peaches:)

I ask of you all...go have a dinner party...make some sasquash....drink the cheap white wine:) It loves you to:)


Pic of the day:)

"Re-Naming Flowers"

Yours Truly,

Your Peach, Your Honey Bunny & Your fellow lover of top soil,

Miss Samantha Joelle Honey Lamb