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.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Check Back

For those of you who check this in the morning, please check back this afternoon. I have wonderful photos to share with you, but also a toddler who is having a rough night and making it difficult to get anything written. Here is a sneak peek...


  1. This is so beautiful. It just takes my breath away. It is my favorite time of year, as you know. Love, Mama

  2. Um, excuse me...but it is now the evening of October 22 and there is still no afternoon post for this day... ;)

  3. Sis- I knew it would only be a matter of time before someone called me on this...