Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Homespuns 'n Hayfields...What's in a Name?

Hi Friends!

This post is to share how my Homespuns 'n Hayfields blog name was created.

A farm girl in training...this is my 3 year old granddaughter Lily - don't worry, her Poppa is standing beside her.

So how did the name Homespuns 'n Hayfields come to be?  When I decided to start blogging I struggled to find a name that suited my interests.  I tried many names with the word farmhouse in such luck!  Every name I came up with was already in use.  I tried many other names...again. no such luck!  The names just weren't feeling right to me.

 I thought, what if I came up with two words with the word "and" in the middle?  Hmmm...what were some of the things I like? 

 I sewed crafts for many years, one of the fabrics I enjoyed working with the most was "homespun" fabrics.  I felt homespuns provided that perfect cozy, country look and for me it's all about the country.

I also think of the word homespun as being something handcrafted at home.

 I love the autumn colours in this fabric.

The "hay field" part of the name stems from my love of farm fields, especially hay fields.

  When I moved to my country home 2 years ago, there was already a hay field on the property.  How exciting!  

I made sure I took photos as I've been waiting for this most of my life.  The neighbours probably thought I was crazy lol!!

 This year my granddaughter, Lily, got to enjoy it with us.  She was just in awe of the bales and now she points out hay bales everywhere we go, she refers to them as "hay balers".

A few days after the hay was baled, I told her the farmer was going to take the bales away so he could feed his cows.  Her face dropped, she looked so sad.  She said, "that's Lily's hay!"  

My hubby found this bird's nest sitting on the ground after our hay field excursion.  I kept it of course.

One day we were sitting outside and Lily wanted to get some hay so she drove her little car across the driveway then walked into the hay field.  She was ahead of me and she went up to one of the bales, I heard her say "too big", then she started to walk to the next one.  I told her to pick up some pieces of hay instead, and so she did.  She got in her car to drive back to the house, keeping her arm outside of the car the whole time she drove.  I believe her intentions were to bring back the whole bale lol.

Lily feeding the hay to Mr. Bunny while Sneakers is playing foreman again.

I hope you enjoyed your little trip to the country.  

~ Kelly ~

What is the meaning behind your blog name?  I would love to read your comments.