Archive for August, 2009

Back to Work, Back to School

August 31, 2009


I am typing right now without guilt. Without calling across the house, “I’ll be right there” or “Give me 15 minutes”. I haven’t written “Life At Buttercup Farm” blog this summer with any consistency or predictability. Yes, I had dreams of writing about all of our adventures, travels, and experiences all summer long. I thought I would get up each and every morning and write until the kids got up…quietly documenting what happens here on the farm. It never happened.

This summer was filled…packed…and sometimes overwhelming. Each weekday morning, the barn renovation crew arrived by 7:30am. There were meetings, decisions, lists, and general management issues that needed to be tended to. There were four 1 week vacations. There were multiple camps. There was work.

Any extra time I had, was happily spent with the girls.

Today is the first day of school. The silence in the house……can you hear it?…..No….because it is silent…..(ha, ha).

I am looking forward to being here again. Back to my writing rituals and quiet thinking time. I do have lots to share from this summer. I will trickle the posts through the upcoming weeks. It feels good to be back!

Baby Teeth

August 25, 2009


It is a matter of fact. When kids loose their baby teeth their little faces change and many go through an awkward phase resembling Sponge Bob Square Pants until “real teeth” come in and are straightened.

In an attempt to capture and remember my children’s sweet little faces with their little chicklet teeth, I have been known to snap hundreds of pictures leading to the momentous day when their first tooth comes out. My oldest Tulip recently commented, “Mama…you take so many pictures of JJ”. “Yes, Darling…it is a tooth thing. I’ll even up the photo shoots in a few months….I promise”.


Last week, just two weeks before 1st grade, and with a little drama attached, mi bebe’s first tooth came out (was pulled out). The tooth fairy treated her well, leaving her a note, some fairy dust, and some MOOLA.

Jennifer Daniels

August 13, 2009


She’s an AMAZING performer, story-teller, musician, songwriter, and singer. AND she’s adorable. AND she is going to be at my house this weekend playing at the Buttercup Farm Concert Series.

If you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing her music…here is a sample.

And another from her new album!


Check out her website…Buy her music…

Blue New England Antiques

August 11, 2009

On a VERY rainy day in Vermont, I took a few hours to peruse the local Antique stores. That day, I fell in love with anything BLUE.



What’s in a name?

August 10, 2009

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

William Shakesphere


photos by Mama Buttercup

Next week Gaby is off to “Shakesphere Camp”. These roses reminded me of that beautiful line spoken by Juliet.

Wedding Dog Walkers

August 10, 2009

When my cousin asked the girls to be her official “Wedding Dog Walkers”, they were over the moon with excitement.


They took their job very seriously…
each holding a part of the leash…
keeping the dog steady and controlled…
…they walked Miss Lily down the isle…
And delivered her to her rightful spot.


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