Friday, December 16, 2016

A Winter's Day ~

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

We are in the middle of a big snow storm...
expecting 10" before it's over!

It's safe to say we'll be
enjoying a White Christmas! 

"Olde Man Winter" may be showing
his face today, but that's just part of being
born and raised in Wisconsin!

Yesterday we could hear a flock of 
Swans flying over our farm...

Sounded like they were saying; 

Hope they find a nice warm state to
land in real soon!


After running errands this morning 
 I found my husband and son waiting for
me in my studio with a very
unusual surprise...

A wounded Kestrel!

This fellow swooped into my husbands shop.

Wounded, my husband picked him up and 
carried him outside for a few photos.

Kestrel's are North America's smallest falcon,
the American Kestrel packs a predator's fierce
intensity into its small body.

They brought him over to my Studio 
because I just happen to have 
a big old brass bird cage!

Kestrel's are one of the most colorful 
of all raptors.  

The male's slate~blue head and wings
contrast elegantly with his rusty~red back and tail.

Check out those talons!
Kestrel's love hunting for insects and other
small prey in open territory, perching on
wires or poles, or hover facing into the 
wind, flapping and adjusting their long 
tails to stay in place.

We're still not sure how he's hurt?

So, he patiently rested while my 
husband made some phone calls.

We ended up taking him to our local
humane society, which has an excellent care
facility for wounded birds.

They said we can check back on his
progress in a week and when he has
fully recovered they want to release him
 back on our farm.

The staff really liked the old brass bird cage!


Schoolgirl Samplar Club Update...

The back ordered WDW Thread has
FINALLY arrived!

I'll be working all weekend on getting 
kits packaged up, with an expected ship date
of Tuesday, December 20th.

I sincerely apologize for the 
very unexpected delay...thank you 
for your patience!!


I'm still working on last minute
Christmas decorating...

After things settle down,
I'll post some farmhouse pics!


Farm Shop will be open on Saturday...

If you're out braving the weather,
please stop in to warm up...I'd LOVE 
to meet YOU!

Our Farm Shop is located at ~
W4253 County Road B
West Salem, Wisconsin 54669
(608) 799~4418

If Saturday's don't fit into your schedule,
please call to make arrangements for 
a weekday!


Weekend Soul Food...

Behold the fowls of the air:
for they sow not, neither do they reap,
nor gather into barns; yet your
heavenly Father feedeth them.
Are ye not much better than they?

Matthew 6:26...KJV


Enjoy a wonderful weekend...stay warm & safe!

Farmhouse Blessings,


  1. What a beautiful bird, have never seen one before. Hope he mends so he can once again be free.

  2. The bird is just beautiful! I've never heard or seen that type of bird. Be safe in your foot of snow...I think we're supposed to get a pretty good snowfall here in MIchigan....I hope so....I love snow!! Will be looking forward to your home tour!

  3. What a beautiful bird.
    I'm glad you took him in and got him the proper care.
    It's nice they will release him back on your property in familiar surroundings.

  4. wonderful how he was guided into the safety of your care.....such a beautiful bird. May he recover quickly ...and return to your farm. I love the birdcage too.

  5. They are most beautiful of the care you took of him❤️The bird cage is most spectacular, please keep us updated on his condition...stay warm & cozy at the farm during the storm...many blessings

  6. Thank you for sharing about the kestrel! We had one that visited our residential neighborhood several times. They are fascinating to watch.

  7. What a heartwarming story about the kestrel. So happy he ended up at your farm with such caring people. Thanks for the wonderful pictures. I hope you will keep us updated on his status.
    Merry, merry :)

  8. What a beautiful creature. He looks so passive. Hope it is not seriously harmed and the bird cage is wonderful.
    Enjoy visiting as always, with Peace for all,