Mia’s Day

I picked my grandgirl, Mia Marie, up from school last week for “Mia’s Day.”

Mia’s Day is all about farmgirl chores. First, she and I milked the cow and I taught her how to use her own hands to extract milk. Then we processed the milk. After that, we headed to the greenhouse for some watering and weeding (and nibbling). Then we had a late lunch. And frozen blueberries. And tea. And finally, story time.

The best part of the day for me happened early on, when I picked her up from school and she surprised me with a couple of handmade gifts. The night before, she’d made a card for me and embroidered a new dishtowel for my kitchen.




A present for me …


And inside? Why, a horse, of course!



  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    This should be re-named Mia AND Nanny’s day! Your new kitchen towel is just so sweet all stitched by Mia’s eager hands. What a treasure and of course perfect red/white/blue colors for the summer. Perfect gift for a perfect afternoon!

  2. Deborah McKissic says:

    Oh, so sweet! What a beautiful and special gift! What a joyful day spent together! There is a song by Keith Urban called “these are the days we will remember” and this reminds me of this day for you, Mary Jane! It starts out with the words, “My grandmama was a wise old soul”…my Miss Lyra and I like to sing it while swinging in our hammock….I spent saturday with her for her 5th birthday and we picked buttercups and checked to see if we liked butter, under our chins, of course..and we spotted a toad in the garden, checked the strawberry patch, and ate strawberries Miss Lyra had cut into the shape of a heart and dipped in white chocolate with her mommy…oh, the joys of grandchildren…”these are the days we will remember”….

  3. Pamela Caldwell says:

    Oh, too sweet. Those are the best. I have 10 grand kids, and each card, beaded bracelet, potholder, wooden cross, worm, frog, and other stuff is precious.

  4. Caro Norwood says:

    There’s nothing like a homemade gift from a grandchild, made from the heart. These things are truly treasures! How sweet!

  5. CJ Armstrong says:

    What a treasure! Must be so sweet to have your grandgirls nearby!

  6. Dolly says:

    I sure do love that! She is very talented!

  7. Karlyne says:


  8. And Mia certainly is a talented sewer/embroiderer. I can’t even stitch that well, honestly. But what, no cow?

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