Thursday, April 16, 2009

Simply the Best

Sometimes the simplest pleasures of life are the absolute best. This is one of the reasons I love visiting my friends on the colony. The simple pleasures and uncomplicated hospitality is almost like a mini vacation for me. While I don't subscribe to a lot of things within colony beliefs and order, a visit there really does take me away from my seemingly hectic, over scheduled life and slows me down. It reminds me that there is much joy and pleasure to gained from appreciating the things God provides in simple things like a flock of baby ducklings or a walk down a gravel road in the middle of nowhere.

I never want to fail to be suprised or enjoy simple discoveries such as finding a green pepper growing inside an orange one when I'm helping slice them for lunch

or helping to lay out a simple lunch filled with good homegrown and made from total scratch foods. And yes, the sausage is made from scratch too!
Simply, a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds.
And oh, can't forget the fresh home churned butter. No added color, no preservatives. On fresh baked that morning buns. Simply, nothing can compare!


Celebrating Christ, warm fuzzies, mouthwatering food and good company. Bringing it back to enjoying simple, uncomplicated pleasures. That truly is the best of life.

10 comments:

Kari said...

Such beautiful pictures. And I totally agree it is the simple pleasures!

Thom said...

This looks too good to eat. Wonderful pictures and aren't simple pleasures just the best :)

Chatty Kelly said...

What a great feast! Hope it tasted as good as it looked!

Barbara H. said...

Somehow I had overlooked the reference to the Hutterite colony on your last post, so I had to go back and look to figure out what colony you meant. They sound very close to the Amish. As you said, I wouldn't subscribe to everything they do and believe. but the joy in life's simple pleasure is one thing they do well. And home-made food!

I have never seen a green pepper growing inside an orange one. How cool!

Grace said...

You are so right. God puts the best right in front of us. Yet how often we overlook it because the glitz of the world beckons. Thank you for this lovely reminder - in photos and words.

Finding Pam said...

What a great moment with your friends. The post is a reminder that simplicity in it's truest form is a novelty and the photos are lovely.

Jamie said...

That simple, slowed-down life sounds very appealing. Great pictures!

Jientje said...

That looks delicious!! We are so alike!! I made home baked buns from scratch too!!! I would grab my camera too for a picture of a pregnant pepper!!

Lisa writes... said...

Beautiful pictures! The blessing of simplicity! My word verification is "lesser"--amen to that, though far easier said than done (especially when I realize that cleaning out my closet has been on my to do list for two days and is still yet to do!)

Chappyswife said...

How awesome is that pepper? I love to make discoveries like that. I recently found twin yolks in an egg, which I'd never seen before.

That meal looks absolutely scrumptious. I could live off of all of that fresh food year round. Did you grow all of that and make your own sausage?