Early Morning at Streamview

Early Morning at Streamview
Early Morning at Streamview

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.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Welcome and Hello

Hello everyone. I hope you'll enjoy what we have to share here at Streamview. You'll have to take a look at our newest undertaking, launching our own website. I have to say that we are so excited to start this new adventure. We've been collecting items from the surrounding area for sometime now and hope to reach out there to all areas of the United States to show everyone what exciting items can be created and purchased from our area here in Western Pennsylvania.

I'll be trying to post weekly to this site, so be sure to check back and read up on what is new and exciting here at Streamview in our own Hideaway of Nature.

I do want to share with you the two creatures that occupy a lot of our time here.

Simon Coco is our chocolate point siamese. He loves to be outside and wonder the woods surrounding our home. He is a premium bug catcher, but does bring home small field mice to me on occasion.

Lady Kolby is a kind and gentle seal point siamese but an avid and dangerous hunter. She was rescued from living in the streets of a nearby town. Her outdoor instincts greatly outweigh Simon's. She brings home chipmunks, field mice, small bunnies and an occasional bird. She is quick!

Richard and I will be posting events as they happen here at Streamview along with many of the craft items available soon on our website. We'll also be posting some ideas that I have named "Oh the Possibilities!"

Please stop back and see us soon!