Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Broadway Market Coffeehouse.......is busy!

Hello sweet ladies!!!!!!!! It's me! 



Oh my........my feet hurt, my legs hurt.......I feel like I can't sit and rest......except on SONdays! The coffeehouse is coming along and we are getting used to our new life. We get up early and go to bed late.......someone said we will get into the groove......I am hoping soon.....smile! It is hard work, but the blessings are many. The doors are swinging to the coffeehouse and we are meeting so many precious people daily. So many come to do Bible studies......I watch kids pray......it is precious to watch and I get to take them before Jesus myself! There is much "learning" to be learned on how to run the coffeehouse......we ARE getting it though. Just going to take time. Sometimes it is overwhelming so we just cry and pray.....big time. We are on our second week......oh my is it easier then the first week. The picture above is our little kitchen where we do our cooking.......I brought in my little prayer sign that I had at the college caf, when our family worked there. It is helping me keep my mind and heart focused on Jesus

A day starts with coming in and seeing what I need to prep for the sandwiches. I have a little top fridge that has all the products I need to make the Panni sandwiches. Every sandwich is delish!!!! The owner's sister before us created all the recipes for the sandwiches. Everyone in town would ask........"are you changing anything on the menu?" we knew they meant were the sandwiches changing. That is what the market is known for and we would love to have you ladies come and taste one and sit at our table!!!!!!

Thank you so for the prayers.......I miss my animals, but know that life will be less hectic soon and I will be on the farm more. We are hoping to use the farm for the college kids again as the weather gets cooler. 

If you have any questions about the market.....please ask......I will be taking some pictures......I try and it gets busy......today I am on a mission! Want to do a video of what we have done.

Love you and will pray for you all as I am standing in my little kitchen. Your friendship is my blessing from the Lord!

Linda

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Broadway Market Coffeehouse.......its very pretty....if I say so myself.

Hello sweet ladies.......this is the Broadway Market Coffeehouse that we have just taken over. 


We opened last Monday and haven't stopped being busy. The Lord has been so faithful to get us through everyday! Long hours now, but so nice to meet so many interesting people. The other day 3 bikers came in from LONDON!!!!!! Can you believe that. We cooked off some sandwiches for them made up some drinks and off they went. All ages come to the coffeehouse. 

We are learning so much about the business......tonight is the first time coming home in the daylight. Course it turned dark soon after, but it was nice to see that the soybeans had been cut. Thank you Jesus. Well, I just had to write.......more pictures later......but this is the front of the building. Big farm tables, lots of chairs and benches. The kids like it, Momma's with little ones have been sitting there......Bible studies are being done. 

Tomorrow night we are having our first concert. I will take pictures and share. 

Love and hugs......I am getting ready to go to sleep! 

Would so love for you to come, if you live close......even if you don't.....come and see me!

Linda

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Broadway Market Coffeehouse.....we have been takin a little farm to the city!

Good morning sweet ladies.......well we have exciting news. Everything has been a whirl wind experience, but we are excited to say we will be opening up the doors to Broadway Market Coffeehouse on Monday at 7:30 in the morning. We are excited and can't wait to serve our home town. The college kids are excited with!!!!!! Some have come and helped us paint and more are coming today. We can't wait to show you the pictures. I just had to take a minute to let you all know that we got it and are so thankful to the Lord for all His provisions. I will be putting up some pictures very soon! We get home very late and leave early in the morning, so my time has been packed with lots of getting ready stuff! Thank you so for praying for us. I have only had time to post on facebook, but had to say hello! 


Hugs and God bless you and yours, 

Linda

Monday, September 8, 2014

Enjoyed Our Girl and Our Son In Love This Weekend

Hello sweets......lots has been going on at Prairie Flower Farm and I am sure the same is for you at your home. With the coffeehouse, canning until I am exhausted when evening comes.....so thankful for the produce!!!!! I will be using it come winter and thankful I worked hard in the summer.......smile. 



The horses got out of the pasture last Saturday.......a deer jumped the fence and caught the electric wire and broke it. We had a baseball game where our Alumni boys were back to play agains the new team....so we had to get them back to the farm. 




With our Taylor home we had to go round them up in the neighbors field before we could go to the game! I always dislike it when the horses are naughty!!!!!! We caught Koko, I held her as the others went to gather up the others. Our horses are usually pretty good about following one back to the farm......we are thankful! 



It was good to have them home!!!!!!! The whole day was filled with being with our Taylor and Tyler. They were safe and sound! 


Early the next morning before church we went up to the pasture and fixed the fence. It was beautiful outside and not hot. We enjoyed our time and Tay enjoyed riding her horse and check all around the fence. We are enjoying the cooler weather. The 1/2 mile walked was beautiful. We saw animal tracks which told us that we had a baby deer and Momma and coyotes! My sweet man has taught me much. 

Today I will be painting chairs that I bought at an auction! I will show you when I get some of them painted! As I worked I will be listening to Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson and Ryan Dobson......as I work today!!!!! 

Please keep praying for us about the coffeehouse! Thank you!

What do you have planned today? Would love to hear from you!!!!!


Hugs from the farm and praying Jesus will supply your needs,

Linda



Monday, August 25, 2014

Jaely And The Farm

Hello sweets,

we have been on a mini road trip.....visiting coffeehouses......and learning more about owning a shop! Right as we left the farm we stopped at a restaurant.....this was in the parking place......sweeeeet!!!!! My husband was talking to the owner.......he had had this truck since 1955 and it was adorable!!!!! Asked if he wanted to sell.......no was the answer! Don't blame him a bit......he said it was his baby! He was a cute little man, that had taken care of his truck.......in my dreams! 


We have our car full of gift items.......and we are getting to see the mountains......and my heart is full!  We will be so busy when we open the shop and now was the time to go. 


While we were gone we had our precious adopted family watch the farm........look who loves Birch! Jaely's Momma took this pic so we could see Jaely working. She thinks she owns the farm. She runs from one end of it to the other.......with a kitten hanging from one arm......adorableness!!!!! She loves the Big Girl chicken house!!!!!!! She loves gathering the eggs........loves all the baby chicks when their Momma's hatch a new baby! 


They will soon have their own farm........I think she is going to love it. Just had to share these pic's, thought they turned out adorable! 

I will share more pic's later.........love the mountains........it's as close to home as I can get......thankful! My girl is loving it.......want to go back home to Alaska some day! I need to start saving my pennies......well maybe more then pennies! 

Hugs and God bless! 

Linda



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Auction.......Old Ford Truck.......Dreamin'

Hello sweet ladies.....again!

Yesterday I went to a farmer's farm......he was working inside a shed and cleaning it out. I noticed these........



chairs sitting along the side of the shed.......doesn't hurt to ask right? Sold!!!!!!! To me.....aren't they adorable? I will strip them and repaint. They are in excellent condition, but the paint job needs redone! I really like old chairs better than knew ones. They are always more sturdy and better built it seems. I will use these in the children's section of the coffeehouse! 


I am going to an auction!!!!!!!!! I have been waiting for a month for this to happen. This kind of truck is one of my favorite kinds........is it adorable or what? I have always liked old trucks....a lot better than new ones. A friend of ours (who is a mechanic) said that for it's age it is in real good condition. Won't be hard to get it going....he says. Has a new engine that was put in 7 years ago.......ekkkkk!!!! I will bid........but only so high! We just had our 40th anniversary......some want diamonds.....I want a truck! Want to paint it a lighter turquoise color......with a Prairie Flower Farm decal that I could put on the side. Whatcha think? Cute? Think of all the flowers I can put in the back......drive around town and sell them! "A dreamer", as my daughter Tress calls me!!!!! Dreams do come true......hope this one does! I will let you know!


I know I have been so vague about the coffeehouse. I kind of feel like until we sign the papers we are still in waiting mode, but we are moving ahead. We have a date set.....but walking with the Lord in faith we leave that in His care. It has been a precious walk. Jesus has shown Himself over and over. It is wonderful to be able to completely intrust your life to Him........so with that.....keep praying if you would and we will keep you posted. The college kids are ready......we see them on the street.....church and the market! They are praying also! 


Hugs and God bless your day!!!!!!

Linda

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Enjoying the SUMMER.....and YOU?

Hi sweets!!!!!!!! 

This looks like soup base to me!

God has been providing so much produce! It has been a full summer!!!!!! How about you? A lot has been going on...... pulling me in one direction and then another. I have so enjoyed my garden. Love going out in the early cool mornings. My tomatoes are really turning red fast.....like faster then I can keep up.....one day at a time...right? The garden is exploding.....all at the same time it seems. Anyone relate?   I will be canning the soup base we use for our winter soups, pastas, pizza sauce and salsa today or tomorrow. It was cool this morning when I went to pick......suppose to be hot again today. No rain in the forecast until Monday......oh how we need rain for our crops. The soybeans especially! Please pray with. Thank you!!!! All the farmers are in need. 


Lately I have continued to work on products to sell in the fall. Trusting we will be buying the market, I want to be ready. I have been working on these little snow while it is 100 outside. I so enjoy drawing these little snowmen's faces. I just love to use my hands......does anyone have a favorite craft they enjoy doing? 

I would love to hear from you!!!!!!! I know I haven't been blogging as much, but it would be nice to see who is still readying. Even if it is a little hello!

Blessings to each of you! God has been good....leading us each step of the way in our new adventure! Can't wait until all the meetings are over.....and we can sign on the dotted line. We just keep trusting.....a good place to be! 

Hugs to your day, 

Linda