Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday Randoms

It's the day after Thanksgiving and the Christmas decor will be out in full force, here at the farmette.  

If you are into Advent calendars, this one might be for your.....just not the kids.  

 Well, here are the top rated Thanksgiving episodes ever.  I do remember the WKRP episode.  A classic.....

I rarely watch television anymore, so I am a bit late to the game when it comes to good tv.  I am currently binge-watching the FX series, Justified, and have made it to season 4.  It doesn't disappoint.  

Leaving you with some Kari Kimmel for the weekend.  Have a good  great one!  

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thankful Thursday

Here we are at the ultimate day of thankfulness.  The day of food, family, food, togetherness, food, and more food.  I hope all of you take a moment to be thankful for the big things, small things, and all of those things in between.  

I have so many things to be thankful for, including the blogging friendship I receive right here.  

Now, put on some stretch pants and enjoy this day!  

"I am grateful for what I am and what I have.  My Thanksgiving is perpetual."  

Henry David Thoreau  

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Brown is the word of the day. 
The adjective for the end of the fall season.  
The dark color that will draw us into winter.   

The barren color that makes you appreciate the beauty underneath the leaves.  

The color that denotes rest for the weary ground.  

The word that describes beauty in forms both large and small. 

"And fall, with her yeller harvest moon and the hills growin' brown and golden under a sinkin' sun."  

Roy Bean 

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Barns on Parade

A trio of barns that reside along the back roads in my small town area.  

At this time of year you can still find tobacco drying in a lot of these structures.  

This barn is my favorite.  On occasion an old tractor is parked inside, with a ceiling of tobacco.  

I am linking up with Tom today.  Not only is he a fantastic photographer, but his collection of barns is equally as good. 

 Pay him a visit, won't you?  

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Randoms

A fleeting glimpse of Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.  To learn more, just click here.  

As a teacher, I confess some adoration to anything school related.  To all those who feel the same, check out this eatery.  I happen to have some of those cafeteria trays right here in my own kitchen.

The public we even need to talk about this?  Wouldn't it be nice if all public facilities looked as great as these examples?

Is there anything quit like the quintessential American farmhouse?  Here are a few classic examples and they are actually for sale.  Be still my heart.....

I will leave you with one of my favorite songs by Jennifer Nettles.  Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend.

Around Roanoke

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thankful Thursday

Thankful this Thursday for Joy.  Not really joy for myself, though seeing others happy does bring me joy, I mean the joy of others.  My son harvesting a buck last weekend, my daughter laughing with her youth group, and seeing my sister-in-law happy to be trying marriage again.  

"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life."  

Richard Bach 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

All in the Details

Life is such a big thing. 
 All of us trying to be all there is to be and still make a difference anyway we can.  

If we stop and take a look around, any of us can see those small things that decorate our lives and make statements about who we are, what we like, and what is important to us.  

I passed these Native American figures while out on a small country road.  
They were at a driveway entrance, of a very lovely homestead.  

To me, they were so distinctive.  Quite unlike anything I have come across before.  And, though I don't know their owner, I can tell that they find importance in small things.

"Details create the big picture."  

Sanford I. Weill