Early Morning at Streamview

Early Morning at Streamview
Early Morning at Streamview

Friday, July 15, 2011

Isn't she lovely! I want to pet her and adopt her! This is one of the newest additions that has taken up residence at Streamview. Yes, a bobcat! This was taken with a field camera at 6 p.m. on June 16, 2011. We have another siting of her on July 4, 2011, but it was shot from the same field camera at 9 p.m. in the evening and it is in black and white and a little more difficult to see. I'll add it anyway just so you can see that I'm not lying. lol!

See I told you! Not as clear but you can tell it is the same bobcat!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Well, here it is January and the snow is beautiful in western Pennsylvania. From what I hear the south is getting a taste of what we experience here each year. Don't you just love it? It is beautiful! God's gift! Everything so pure and white!

We are busy here at Streamview Farms. Trying to get some new projects going. So much to do and so little time! Why do some of us have to work a full time job and only get to do what we love for a few minutes each day? Oh, that's right! We must pay the bills!

I hope this new year is good for everyone. With God's grace it will be, and with the strength we have in God, we can survive even the bleakest occurance. If you know anything about us or have read the previous blogs, you know that we lost two very important people in our lives in 2010. I've also lost the love of my life from my everyday existence. I do keep in touch with his though through letters and visits. I pray that our seperation will not be permanent and that someday I'll be able to hold him in my arms again and kiss him so tenderly. But until that day, God gives me the opportunity for us to be together in thoughts, spirit, letters and visits.

Let's look at this year with faith, love and opportunity. Without faith and love, many important opportunites are not brought into our life. But with the faith and love of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, all things are possible and opportunities that we never though imaginable will come into our life. God has closed a few doors for me in the past year but he has plans for me, I just know it!

Take care all and I promise not to be so long in writing again. Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I'm hoping that everyone is ready or almost ready for the holidays. This is a busy time for everyone. Same here at Streamview Farms. We have been busy shipping out pinecones all over the United States. How nice is it to know that we now have a bit of Western Pennsylvania in New York City! Just how far is it you would have to go if you lived in New York City to pick pinecones? I thought of this when shipping them for I can step outside my place of work or my home and surrounding community and collect pinecones most anytime. People are happy to have me gather them so that they don't have to clean them up.

We are busy here too making Christmas cookies and on any given day, you will most likely smell the wonderful aroma of baked goods surrounding our home. Presents are wrapped and songs are playing in the background as we write out the cards for the mail.

This will be a most difficult Christmas for both of my in-laws passed away this year and my husband has been taken away from me and cannot spend time with me over the holidays. I'm thankful through all of this that I've been lucky enough to have spent the last 8 years with my in-laws in our home, caring for them and having them as a part of our family. I'm also fortunate that my husband and I are still together after 36 years of marriage eventhough he will not be physically with me for only God knows how long right now. I've gained a wonderful new addition to our family though and that is my niece Jackie. She now lives at Streamview Farms and will be an intricate part of the business.

I thank the Lord for giving me the strength to make it through this troublesome year. He is always with me. We tend to forget this during the good time, but during the rough times, we are reminded that he is right there with us, each and every day! Thank you Lord for looking down on us and guiding us in your path.
I want to leave you with a beautiful picture of Streamview in the winter. What a beautiful, precious site and we are the fortunate owners of the little piece of God's masterpiece.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Story to Share

I'd like to share with you a story that Richard wrote on the night of his mother's death. If is from the heart! (Get a tissue ready!!!)

Joy for Mom

Heaven will be brighter when our mother and father are reunited tonight. Our mother has prepared for this journey all of her earthly hours. Tonight she will follow our dad and be rewarded with her mansion in the sky. Our dad will be standing at the gates of Heaven with two fingers raised forming their sign, welcoming mom. Dad will walk the streets of gold with mom no longer having diabetes, Parkinsons, or any other earthly ailments. Free of disease will be only a fraction of the benefits bestowed upon mom tonight by our loving and all sharing Lord Jesus Christ. Tonight our mother will receive her healthy heavenly body. Dad will welcome her with open arms.

How comforting it is to know that mom and dad are together tonight. The world here will feel different, a little empty, but our hearts will be filled with joy for mom is in heaven with dad and with great friends like Vivian and Aunt Jean along with seeing her mom and dad again and rejoicing with so many others. We can only imagine the smiles on their faces when mom and her friends and family meet on those streets of gold.

Thank you Lord for welcoming our mother and father to heaven.

Good bye Lefty, I love you more!!!

The special sign they shared, as referred to in the story, is the index and middle finger held up together signifying the two of them together forever. Due to mom's parkinsons she could not always talk loud enough and dad was very hard of hearing, so they formed a sign that they could share instead of speaking. How beautiful!!!

In Remembrance

It's been a long year of heartfelt trials here at Streamview Farms. We are none the less happy to still have faith in the Lord and lay our troubles at his feet.

Streamview Farms has suffered a tremendous loss. The monarch of our family, Patricia McAnulty, has gone to be reunited with her husband Robert in the presence of God. We morn the loss our mother yet our hearts are filled with joy at the thought of mom and dad together in heaven. God Bless all of you that have suffered loss.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Working in the gardens

We've been working in the gardens lately. It is that time of year. Also very time consuming. This ia a snapshot of the front flower bed at our home. This is only one bed of many around the house. We tend a very large herb garden also, along with several other smaller flower beds, a vegetable garden and a small orchard.
There is alway plenty to do and my wonderful husband spends hours keeping the grounds nice and mowed and looking sharp. I have to admit tho that sometimes the weeds take over the gardens and then it's my turn to get busy.
Please take a few minutes to view our website also at www.streamviewfarms.com. We are adding items every few days. We are busy getting more items prepared for the craft section.
Have a great day and I'll be back to post again soon.