Sunday, March 29, 2015

Prospects at the End of the Road

Yesterday found me up earlier than usual on a Saturday morning.  Located far out in the country, at the end of a road, the location was idyllic and incredibly secluded.  

The property belonged to a local small town doctor who practiced medicine for many, many years, right here in Smalltownland.  His collection of antiquities was vast and interesting.  

The front porch of the cabin was loaded with cherry chest of drawers, (swoon), along with a fantastic plantation desk, which is hidden in this photo.  

Antique medicine bottles, marbles, medical equipment, and oddities rounded out the items for sale.  

At one point they had people bidding on a hat and, upon closer inspection, I realized it was made from a cow's udder.  It went for $325.....seriously.  

This tractor was a gem and still running, as I heard men say.  

This old gas pump went for several thousand dollars to an out of town antique dealer.  There were several of those floating around the premises.  

This gentleman made the best of his situation and procured a stool, to make a spot to see the action.  

At one point I was looking around inside the cabin and I struck up a conversation with a sweet, elderly man.  We both loved the property and the ancient cabin.  When I told him my husband thought there were just too many outbuildings, he let me know that I could just divorce my husband and he and I could run away together.  

Just goes to show you that there are prospects even at the end of the road.  

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Randoms

A small patch of Daffodils have sprung up in our yard.  I am hoping to find more on a farm hike this weekend.  

One of the chickens left me a prize egg.....with a double yolk.  Sweet!  

Here you can find more info on Chip and Joanna Gaines.  I had no idea that their business was so expansive.  

Since April 1st is almost upon us, maybe one of these pranks is for you.  

Scored a ticket to see The Eagles this summer.  I'll leave you with one of my favorites.  

Linking up with Nancy and Tanya today! 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thankful Thursday

Thankful this Thursday that I will soon have this view to enjoy.  Looking at our old house from the barn, it gives a back row view of the garden.  

The grass is starting to grow and the chickens are loving it, not to mention the cows.  The lawnmower has been given the once over and is ready to go.  I can't say that Secret Agent Farmer Man is thankful for that......

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.  It's what the sunflowers do."  

Helen Keller

Linking up with Teresa today because there is a blurry fence in this shot .....

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Like a Good Neighbor

I have posted a picture of our neighbor's bull before.  He (the bull) is nothing short of specimen.   Exactly what a bull should be.  

He doesn't even try to break through the fence.  What more could I ask for?  

A couple of weeks ago our neighbor offered up the services of this fine animal.  The only stipulation being that he was back on his side of the fence by the month of May.  


I have lived in a variety of places and have had a variety of neighbors.  I have borrowed sugar, butter, and even flour.  I have even borrowed a car, for a couple of days.  

 Never, ever,  the services of a bull.  

I feel a bit bereft that our heifers are a bit too young for his....ministrations.  

But, this country neighbor stuff, I am liking it.  

"Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail;  then you can let go when you want to."  

Josh Billings  

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Time Flies

This young man turns eighteen years old today.  And, as I have heard so many parents say before, where did the time go?  

I had to take these pictures of him on the fly. 

 Below is him telling me not to take his picture.  

His birthday plans include fishing and target shooting.  He is a pretty low key kind of guy.  

A guy....not a boy anymore.  

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."  

e.e. cummings  

Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Randoms

You know it's almost that time of year again.  Dandelions!  If you would like to have them near to you 365 days a year, just click here.  

Just in case you have been wondering what the new Royal baby will be named, here is your solution.  You are welcome.  

Calling all teenage girls!  (I know a lot of them read this blog.)  Here is what you need to be following on Instagram.  

Are you into the pallet craze?  My son has collected a few for projects.  Here are some ideas to get your craft on.  

Last, but not least, we all need a little music to move us toward the weekend.  

Linking up with Nancy and Tanya today!  

Go forth and have a great weekend!  

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thankful Thursday

Thankful that this is taking up my time at the moment.  The girl of the house made her debut playing Varsity High School Softball this week.  For the next several weeks my nights will be this scene, through the fence.  

Last night, at the game, the temperature was in the upper 40's.  Could have fooled me!  One parent was sitting inside a zipped-up sleeping bag.  She had the right idea.  

Linking up with Teresa today!