It is not unusual for Southern California to experience a weather condition known as a “Santa Ana” this time of year. This condition brings soaring temperatures and low humidity to our normally near-perfect world. So, while the calendar says that it is Fall, the thermometer says it is Summer. It is often hard to get [Continue Reading …]
Welcome to the Homestead
Established in 1989, the Homestead at Bridle Creek has risen from acres of oaks and scrub brush to a family run farm – where family and friends meet to enjoy the bounties of the land, celebrate special occasions, and if only for a short time – join us in our quest for a more simple life.
For years, I have been asked to share what I do and how I do it. I guess it is finally time to do just that – thus this site.
At the beginning of the year, I was so pleased to see a commercial, produced by the Land O’ Lakes company honoring the farmers of this land. As a text, they used one of my favorite poems by Amelia E. Barr, entitled simply, The Farmer. Today is National Farmer’s Day. Stop and think where [Continue Reading …]
God shed his grace on thee . . . It’s officially summer on the Homestead. The girls are here, the days are full, and so is grandma’s heart. With the addition of the littlest mermaid this year – summer gardening has come to a near halt – but to see the joy in the face [Continue Reading …]
2017 has been an interesting year for us. The year began with the passing of my dad. The return of health challenges for me – and Dave taking work out of state have rounded it off to this point. In between, there have been trips to be with family, a house full of guests, weddings [Continue Reading …]
I have been blessed beyond measure with having many amazing people in my life! One of those blessings is my friend, Leslie (she’s the gorgeous one on the left). I love her like a sister! She is one of those people, that, well, all I can say is – everyone needs a Leslie in their [Continue Reading …]