Friday, May 8, 2020

Saturday Sparks Link Party 374

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 374!

Starting off todays party with a short story and a lesson learned.


A pair of Canadian Geese have been our latest guests.

Over the past week, we have seen them in our pond and grazing in the fields.

Yesterday morning they surprised us as they proudly marched up the driveway with six new goslings in tow. The mother and father on either end of their new family, ever protectant of any dangers that may lurk nearby.

Flash to this morning, the tables had taken a dark turn. Two adults showed up, but they were alone  - not a baby in sight.

My first thoughts raced to the ever present coyotes and then to the pair of foxes that frequent this place.

My heart broke for this childless couple that seemed to be aimlessly wandering about and the horror that they most likely witnessed.  I quietly said a prayer for them.

As my morning routine began, darling hubby called out that the geese were out front along with their newborns!

Wait, WHAT?

I looked out and sure enough, there they were - all eight of them! I had given up hope and assumed the worst possible outcome only to be proven gloriously wrong.

They seemed to be in a hurry as they rushed into the nearby woods. Panning out into the field, I see these two 'impostors'. It must have been them that I saw earlier. Perhaps, they are nested here as well with another family on the way.

I have learned that keeping the faith is sometimes hard, but we must always keep the window of hope open.

"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness."

~ Desmond Tutu

Now, let's get this party started.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 373.


DIY Pegboard by Handmade Weekly


DIY Geometric Wood Table Top by Abbots At Home


Using Old Silverware to Make Wind Chimes by Fresh Vintage by Lisa S


Little Free Library Plans by At Home with Ashley

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 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button (above) to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing/Quilting

Links are open through Thursday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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- Post the party button (above) with a link back to this page or just a text link back to the party on your post - Not required, but appreciated!
- Share your own ideas and photos - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
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- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.


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21 comments:

  1. Love that story about the geese. :) Thanks for hosting! I brought by some Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. Hope you enjoy. 🙂

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    1. Hi CJ - Thanks for the sweet comment about my geese story. I love a good vinaigrette, so I will be sure to check yours out. Have a Great Week!

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  2. Thanks for a great start to the weekend!

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    1. Happy to start things off on the right side! Take care!

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  3. Thank you for your 374th Saturday Sparks Suzanne. Always appreciated and look forward to joining in and visiting others.
    Hugs
    Joy

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    1. Thanks for linking up Joy - Enjoy your week!

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  4. Thank you so much for hosting. I loved the geese story :)
    I am so thrilled to see my wind chimes in the feature. I really appreciate all you do for us.
    xo Lisa S

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    1. Your post reminded me of the soothing sound of wind chimes. I just may have to give your idea a try! Have a great week!

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  5. Thank you so much for hosting the party.
    Have a beautiful weekend,
    Kippi

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    1. It's my pleasure to host the party. Take care.

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  6. Thank you for hosting & wonderful news about the babies! I so appreciate the feature of my no fuss biscuits as well and am in good company with the other amazingly talented features! Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Happy to feature you. I just may make a batch of biscuits this morning! 😊 All the best.

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  7. Thank you for hosting. I see you are in NH - I'm in MA and it's snowing this morning!?!?! Unfortunately I planted my veggie garden so last night I was outside frantically covering the raised bed with tarps and buckets. Fingers crossed! #58 this week.

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    1. Hi Jen - Always nice to welcome a fellow New Englander! Yes, we are in the midst of snow here as well. I can imagine the panic set in after all that work of starting the garden. Hoping that your plants survive! We are supposed to have a high of 52° tomorrow, so all this white stuff should be gone - knock on wood! 😊

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  8. Yay, I'm so glad their babies are okay! Have a lovely weekend, Suzanne and hopefully a snow-free one too.

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    1. Hi Marie - Yes, I was so relieved to see them. It really made my day!

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  9. Thanks so much for continuing to host during this health crisis, spreading beauty, laughter and information!! Stay Safe, Healthy and Happy!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Hi Debbie - Happy to host the party! It's a good way to keep track of what day it is! 😀 Enjoy your week!

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  10. Thank you for hosting! This is what I featured the week of 5-9 to 5-15 on my blog. On Tuesday was Homemade Mustard. Wednesday was Homemade Ketchup. Thursday was Homemade Tartar Sauce. And winding up this was Homemade Confectioners Sugar. Enjoy!

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  11. Thank you so much for hosting! This week I am excited to share some books to read this month, buffalo check decor inspiration, and vintage home style- how to decorate with soda crates! Hope you are staying safe and healthy and having a great day!

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  12. Sweet story about the geese. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you and your family are safe and healthy.

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