Friday, August 29, 2014

Random Five Friday

Photo courtesy of WBKO News

Excitement in Smalltownland this week as a Firetruck fell through a parking lot and into a basement of a previous building.   Two cranes arrived the following day to lift the truck out of the hole.  I heard that many people brought out lawn chairs to watch the spectacle. 

I wore what I thought was a simple, stylish t-shirt to work this week.  Then, a student asked me why I was wearing a , "gym shirt", to class.  

The opossum student tells me that the babies are thriving.  She also let me know that they curl their tails around her finger and hang upside down.  Sweet!  

The #2 track on my Spotify playlist and a current favorite this week.  

The Garden and Gun Good Dog Photo contest winners are here!  Go forth and have a look!  

Linking up with Tanya today.....

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thankful Thursday



Thankful this Thursday for green pastures.  Though our weather patterns have been strange this summer, we still have plenty of green to go around.  This shot is of a local farmer's tobacco crop, just up the road from us.  This tobacco is ready to be cut and placed on a stick, that will allow it to hang in a barn to dry.  

"I'd rather kiss a mad cow on the muzzle then a smoker on the mouth." 

Paul Carvel  


Linking up with Teresa today....


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hang Together


"We must all hang together or most assuredly we will all hang separately."  

Benjamin Franklin  



Sunday, August 24, 2014

Old Things

 This summer has been the season for several old things to come into our possession.  With elderly family members in transition, we have received things not only from my grandmother, but from an aunt as well.  

Today I will share just three old things.  However, there are quite a few old things hanging out at this old farmhouse.  Secret Agent Farmer Man says it is going to be a great auction when I pass on.....

So, let's start with the cowboy horse clock.  Not a person in the family knows where it came from.  Found in a back closet, it remains a family mystery.  The clock is electric and the plug is a bit antiquated, but not too bad.  



From my husband's aunt, a McCoy Butter Churn.  Some seem to think she bought this in the 70's, at some point.  It is marked and in good condition.  




And, just because I don't have enough signs in my kitchen, ( I love vintage signs.), I just had to have bar sign I found at our local antique mall.  A bit gaudy, for sure, but I love it just the same.  




If you are a Facebook person, then you should check out the, Dusty Old Things, Facebook page.  Antique and vintage items shared and discussed daily.  

Are you a collector?  

If so.....spill the details.......





Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday Randoms



This baby pine cone is growing and gearing up for the winter months ahead of us.  The Old Farmer's Almanac says we have another cold winter approaching.  

My husband bought a used garden tiller from a friend's grandfather with the report that it will, "dig to China."  We shall see.......

Finally put this on the ipod yesterday......

Are you a fan of Dirty Dancing?  Here are 5 things you likely didn't know.  

We are headed for a scorcher of a weekend.  If you are in the vicinity of the heat wave, stay cool!

Linking up with Tanya today!


Around Roanoke





Thursday, August 21, 2014

Thankful Thursday


Thankful this Thursday for winding country roads.  This is the one lane road that leads to my farm.  Taken with my cell phone, this picture doesn't even do the sunset justice.  

"All you need is the plan, a road map, and the courage to press on to your destination."  

Earl Nightingale 

Linking up with Teresa today....





Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Life Changes


Though my Grandmother Lucy lives in the nursing home, she is not in any shape to return to her home and thus it has been sold.  Meaning that her personal, household belongings must be managed in some way.  Last week I moved some of her things into my home and it has been rather strange for me.  

My daughter commented how these things smell like Gran and remind us of her.  Though she is a mere visit away, she doesn't remember us like she used to.  

Life changes and it isn't always kind.  But, we deal with it in the best way we know how.  

A friend of mine shared this video with me on Facebook and it gave me a much needed smile.  

 A smile I am sharing with you.  Go forth and have a great day, my friends.