Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Randoms

Just because I like a bit of rust.....

I wish my senior portraits had this much style, back in the day.  

Many poignant photos, from the week, can be found here.  

Yoga is all well and good, but I don't know about yoga with goats.  

Sending you off into the weekend with this musical selection, straight from my Dad.  
Have a good one!  

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Thankful this Thursday for phone calls.  Well, not the telemarketing kind, but the kind where you have great conversation with a friend or loved one miles away.  Yesterday I took a moment and called my Dad.  It's good to catch up, every few days, and know what's going on, hear the dog bark, and the general news of their neighborhood.  

What are you thankful for today?  Link up and let me know!  

It's a Small Town Life

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

And, We're Off!

The weekend might have been slow, but we are off to a quick start for our summer.  Everyone seems to have a project happening at the same time.  My son is using every minute of his free time to work on his knife making business.  The above photo is one we worked on to use for business cards, etc....

Secret Agent Farmer Man is on tractor rehab, as the machine isn't working as it should.  I think this is always the case with farm machinery.  Fencing has been replaced, with some new voltage added!  

The girl of the house is recovering nicely and is eating normal foods, though slowly.  She coached first base last night for t-ball.  She said one little boy ran to first base and immediately wanted to show her the snails he had in his pocket.  Apparently he wouldn't run to second base until she took a strong interest in them.  

As for me....well, I will be taking on this project very soon.  However, all thoughts of projects went out the window today when our English Pointer ran out of the cow pasture with more manure on him than I had ever seen.....ever seen.  It was even down in his ears..  


What a way to start off the summer!  

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Slow Sunday

Quiet times here at the farmette this weekend.  The girl of the house had oral surgery on Friday and the weekend has been full of smoothies, soft foods, and limited conversation.  It has also been full of baking, planting flowers, setting up fountains, and enjoying a free schedule.  

Some softball later in the week and I see a new weed eater in my future.  

School's out for summer!  

Linking up with The Barn Collective. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Randoms

I couldn't get him to look my way.  Shy, I guess.....

If you know someone who has a bible verse for every situation, you will enjoy this...

Looking for a cat to adopt?  Here is the one for you.  

If you are hitting up NYC anytime soon, might I suggest one of these tasty snacks?  

Sending you off into the weekend with some Chris Stapleton...what a voice.  

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Thankful this Thursday for the heat.  I know, I know what kind of thing is that to be thankful for....however, it means summertime fun, flowers, fresh garden tomatoes, and day trips here and there.  The ladies in the photo sure know how to cool off when the temperatures soar.  Taken a couple of days ago, they were soaking right around noontime.  

What are you thankful for?  Shout it out, link it up, and let me know!  

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017


A sweet treat arrived in my mailbox today.  I have been waiting for the cookbook, "Victuals", to arrive for a few days.  Published several months ago, author Ronni Lundy aims to show Appalachia some love with stories and recipes that showcase all that is good and true about this region.  

The book covers the typical topics of beans, corn, and greens, but also the deep history and traditions that go along with these foods.  Summertime moments spent breaking beans underneath a shade tree in my Mama Bird's front yard came to mind while reading this book. Getting a, "mess", of beans on a newspaper spread in your lap to work with, all the while talking and working.   Also, the white cornbread from my Grannie Lucille's kitchen.  Not the sweet, yellow kind found in most grocery stores.  Cornbread with flavor, and a bit of bitterness, that I don't find much anymore.  

I could go on and on about the food in this book, but I should also point out that it is as much a history book as a food book.   History that points out the negative stereotypes that go along with Appalachia.  Not only do we have the stereotypes working today, we also have socio-economic problems plaguing this region.  It's refreshing to read something so positive, and so true about a region so fine.  

It doesn't hurt that many of the photographs look like they were taken down the road from my own farm.