Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving 50 Ways

Artistic rendering of porch pumpkin.  

Last night my husband's extended family gathered at a local fire department to celebrate Thanksgiving.  My father-in-law grew up in a family of nine children, so there are family members to spare.  So many that is it simpler to congregate at a local hall, then to overflow someones house.  

My men spent the day on a pheasant hunt, while we women went to the movies.  We were all ready for the Thanksgiving spread at supper time.  The usual turkey, dressing, deviled eggs, and mashed potatoes, sat side by side with cornbread salad, cheese ball snacks, and a wide variety of desserts.  

It was good.....very good.  

So, here in Kentucky things seem be still be pretty traditional.  We might throw in an occasional holiday ham once in a while, but other than that we stick with the regular stuff.  But, what about other states?  The New York Times has a United States of Thanksgiving article that allows you to find your state and see just what is considered proper fare.  

Pocket Dressing for Kentucky?  Yep, I can go with that.  Nothing like the matriarch of the family leaving a thumbprint in your food to hold a spot of gravy.  And I had to find North Dakota, the state where I spent many years in my youth.  Lefse!!!!!  My favorite Norwegian snack as a kid.  Nothing says happiness like a cold potato pancake with butter and sugar.  Seriously.  

So, take a minute and find your current state, or a state close to your heart.  Does the food ring true?  Tell me about it!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Friday Randoms

This is the scene you get when you try and sneak a photo of your sweet chickens out for a free range afternoon.  Typically, they stay close to their coop.  Now they have decided the entire Farmette is their oyster.  

Garden and Gun magazine has just published their 5th Annual Made in the South Awards.  Worth checking out, if you enjoy handmade, quality products. 

I think you can have anything you want for Thanksgiving, but this turkey made out of hot dogs is a bit much for me.   

I am patiently waiting for Alan Bradley's new book about Flavia de Luce to come out in January.  I high recommend the series. 

You know we need some music for this Friday.  Relaxing or choose.   

Go forth and have a fantastic weekend, my friends!  Linking up with Tanya today!  

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Thankful this Thursday for so much.  Even when life is bad, it is still pretty good.  Thankful for old barns, spaghetti suppers, clean socks, sweet pups, living parents, teaching, and hey.......

when it was in the single digits this week I was really thankful for a wood stove.  

Linking up with Teresa today, because I think there is a piece of fence somewhere in this shot!  

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Snow Dust


Here it is in all of its glory.  


My favorite view, here on the farmette, is this lone tree on the hillside behind our house.  

The stuff that makes us run to the store for milk, bread, and toilet paper.  

Merely a dusting, with some frigid temps, made an appearance yesterday morning.  Colder temps today with rain and possible thunderstorms on the way for the weekend.

Good times.....

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Llama, Llama

Friday afternoon I had to meet Secret Agent Farmer Man at a local auto repair garage to drop off the farm truck.  

This auto garage has llamas residing right beside the building, because, here in Smalltownland, that's how we roll.  

They were slightly friendly, although mostly curious.  They both had fantastic eyelashes.  Maybe it's Maybelline.....

This is what happened when they realized I had nothing for them, except my loving friendship.  

I think they were looking for cookies.  

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Randoms

The ever exciting back view of our barn which, I hear say, might be covered in snow this weekend.  This will be our second bout with the four letter word this season.  It is going to be a long winter.  

I will be attempting this cake recipe over the weekend.  

I would love to buy this sweet rental, that blogger won't highlight for me.   However....Tommy Hilfiger's house is just too much for me. 

Bob Seger has been playing on my computer this week.  Here is one of my favorites, which also gives you a playlist on the right of the screen.  You are welcome.   

Famous pieces of art that we are all familiar with, but should look like this.  

Linking up with Tanya today :) 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Thankful this Thursday for preservation.  This aging fence protects a small cemetery that contains grave markers from the mid 1800's up to the early 1900's.  While it isn't that easy to access, it does receive some attention that has preserved it through the years.  

"There's no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery.  You can't do any business from there."  

Colonel Sanders 

Linking up with Teresa......