In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.

In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


     Our Sunday Creations have not made an appearance for quite some time. And now I can't even share today's creation with you. At least not yet. The reason is because I am creating gifts for the holidays. I realized recently how quickly we are approaching Autumn. With all of the birthdays we have during this season and especially the birth day of our daughter, Iris, I know I will be way too busy to even think about the holidays. So I am breaking my own mold and trying to prepare before the last minute arrives. We'll see how it progresses.
In the meantime, here's a beautiful bloom for your enjoyment:

1 comment:

  1. Autumn is just around the corner! How is this possible?
    this may be a gaillardia aristata blanket flower!