Friday, December 30, 2016

Friday Randoms



Sharing a picture of my girl being silly while I look slightly disapproving.  


If you haven't been bitten by the travel bug, then these photos will surely inspire you to take flight.  


This photo confirms that I am not brave enough to live on the Shetland Islands.  


If you want to sit by a crackling fire, but don't want the the mess, then this is the thing for you.  


Leaving you with some Rhonda Vincent for this Friday.  


Linking up with Tanya today!  






Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thankful Thursday


Sharing one last Christmas scene before this holiday is over. 

 Thankful this Thursday for patience.  With our internet/phone service out of service, it is apparent that there are many people in my same situation, who have been without service much longer than I.  Also thankful that I can use an alternate location to catch up with all of you.    

On a more positive note, I have spent time doing other things.  I even watched a little television.  Not something I do much anymore.  Housework caught up, laundry finished, and I even topped off the salt and pepper shakers.  How's that for using my time wisely?  

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

No Service

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Photo courtesy of Google images.  I wish I had taken this photo!  


I have been away for a few days enjoying the company of my parents and some sunshine.  

It was wonderful.  

However, we arrived home yesterday to no telephone landline service, which means no internet service for us.  Yes, I live in a rural area where a landline is still required to have internet service.  

*sigh*
It's a drag.....

So, I will be posting this week, but may not be able to comment much until the repairman arrives at the farmette to work his magic.  

I sincerely hope each and every one of you had a exceptional holiday with those most important in your life.  


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas



Wishing you, and yours, a very Merry Christmas.  


"I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year."  

Charles Dickens 




Friday, December 23, 2016

Friday Randoms



My small town square is all ready for Christmas.  


I will admit that I would enjoy the cocktail weenie tree (wrapped in bacon, seriously),


I love a good snow day, but I am a teacher and I get the surprise day off.  Here are a few places that would be great to spend a snow day. 


Apparently William Faulkner not only knew how to write, but also how to mix a fine hot toddy.  


Leaving you with a trio of Christmas carols for you to choose from on this fine Friday.  Here is one......this is number two.....and voila number three.  
Enjoy!  


Linking up with Tanya.  




Thursday, December 22, 2016

Thankful Thursday



Thankful this Thursday to have all Christmas preparations complete and in order.  I even placed our mail lady's gift in the mailbox for her to receive in, we'll say, about an hour from now.  How can I forget her when she provides us with great service, offers to help round up cows, and leaves us personal notes in the mailbox.  

Great people are all around us, we just have to look.  


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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

A Treasure for Tuesday


This bridge resided at a Civil War battle site, not too far from my farmette.  General John Hunt Morgan, and his troops, were defeated here in 1863, by Union forces. 



General Morgan burned the original wooden bridge during the battle.  At the time a replacement was built and in 1907 this steel structure came into being.  





It served well until 2014 when it was moved to a museum farmstead, just down the river.  A modern replacement is now in use, but this steel beauty will forever be memorialized at the farmstead.  

At the time of its replacement, some controversy surrounded the destruction of this bridge.  Many people wanted it to be saved and left in its original location.  Eventually it was replaced and merely moved down river where it no longer receives car traffic.  

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Tucked In for the Day

Only in Kentucky can you have temps in the 60's with a tornado watch one day and the next have icy conditions with a bit of snow and a high temp of 27 degrees.  

These photos are straight out of the camera to show how strange and gloomy it was yesterday.  



Dark clouds would hover and the winds would blow.  



Then, a bit of light would appear.  



It would brighten up for a bit, then more clouds would blow through the farmette.  
The Lady of the Yard is all set for the weather.  



So is our English Pointer.  
Here he is tucked into a bone wearing his new sweater.  



Today is a day for staying home and staying indoors.  The Christmas cards will get finished, a pot of chili will be made, and movies will be watched.  


"If the world seems cold to you, then kindle fires to warm it."  

Lucy Larcom 


Linking up with The Barn Collective.  






Friday, December 16, 2016

Friday Randoms



Just some stacked stones.  

Here are a few wedding photographs that are sure to make you crack a smile.  


I am out of the baby game, but I always find it interesting what names seem to be current. 


CNN's pictures of the year are worth your time.  


Leaving you with some Mumford and Sons for the weekend.  
Enjoy!  


Linking up with Tanya......




Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thankful Thursday




Thankful this Thursday for the fact it is Thursday.  During the month of December my primary school is chock full of activities.   This, plus our daily academic regime, makes for a crazy month!  But, tomorrow is our last day before our winter break and we are all looking forward to it.

Also, can I say that I am thankful for the internet service to be working in full order?  Today our service provider had outages in at least two counties.  Since I live in such a rural area, I only have one service provider to choose from.  That does not equal happiness.

Better late than never, for this link-up.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Church on Tuesday



Christ Episcopal Church is located on St. Simon's Island, Georgia.  Worship has been continuous here since 1736.  It is one of the oldest churches in Georgia.  

The church grounds hold a cemetery with unmarked graves dating back to 1796.  Marked graves start with the date of 1803.  I have visited this church twice in the past couple of years.  Both times I have missed the inside visitation hours.

Not to worry, I shall return.  

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Pick-Up Road


Today, around noon or so, I left to pick up the girl of the house.  She spent the night with a good friend, a friend who happens to live at the opposite end of our rural county.  

It's about a forty-five minute drive....want to come along?  

It will take us about twenty minutes to get to, "town".  Five minutes to get through this small town and then onward to a tiny country road.  A road with old trucks and tractors parked in a new barn.  


A road with tobacco drying racks sitting on a hillside.  



A road that used to be rife with busy farms and farmhouses full of life.  



My final destination is an old farmhouse, and I mean over one hundred fifty years old.  Sitting next to it is this newish barn, with the perfect shade of red.  




"Success is not a destination, but the road that you're on.  Being successful means that you're working hard and walking your walk everyday.  You can only live your dream by working hard towards it.  That's living your dream."  

Marlon Wayans  


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Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday Randoms



A seashell.....a face.....I don't know, you decide.  Whatever it is, I brought it home and it resides on a pile of beloved books.  


This man has Christmas spirit and some to spare.  


Have some time for travel on your hands?  Here are a few place to visit.  
Maybe one is close to you.  


Looking for a vintage Christmas tree?  
Here is a sweet aluminum version for your table.  


Leaving you with some Alison Krauss for the weekend.


Linking up with Tanya today.




Thursday, December 8, 2016

Thankful Thursday



Thankful this Thursday for another Christmas with my parents.  As I move through life, it shows itself as the fleeting wonder that it is.  Moments become even more special than they ever were before.  

If your parents are still with you, then give them a call today.  If they are not, remember them at their best.  We all deserve that.


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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Game On


Have you ever watched first Harry Potter movie?  Well, if you have you know that Harry lives in a closet underneath the staircase.  

One of those closets underneath the staircase exists in this old farmhouse.  It is where I store all of the Christmas decor.  I can tell you, in complete honesty, that it pains me each year to delve into the cave underneath the stairs.  




But hey.....someone has to do it and it is now complete.  All trees are up and the lights are hung with care, but not by the chimney.  






Sunday, December 4, 2016

A Small Town Classic



This barn sits beside our local ballpark and I have photographed it many a time.  As I passed it, just a couple of days ago, who did I think of, but Tom!  

According to the weather report, it might have a few snowflakes on its roof by the middle of the week.  Let's hope so. 

Linking up with The Barn Collective today.  



Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday Randoms


A totally random shot at the beach on St. Simon's Island.  A portrait....perhaps?  


The season for the dutch oven is upon us.  I have a wonderful, red, Le Creuset version, (thanks dad), and shall be using it for all of these kitchen projects.  


I am a sucker for a classic barn and these photographs certainly fit the bill.  


Here is a sampling of requests mall Santas have received.  You will need a hanky for a couple of them.  


Leaving you with some Mick Jagger for the weekend.  
Rock on!  


Linking up with Tanya today....




Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thankful Thursday



Thankful this Thursday for excellent coworkers.  People who smile and mean it.  People who are always there when you need them, no matter if it is for classroom advice or life advice.  

I have a blessed situation and I try to appreciate it each day.  


This Thursday I would like to start the Thankful Thursday Link Up.  

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