Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lunch with a past

Come to The Pantry for a lunch with a past!


"She is like merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar."
Proverbs 31:14

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Funnies


"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine;"
Proverbs 17:22

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

When the bough breaks....

My reverie was interupted by an ominous sound;
like that of a freight train hurling itself toward our little aboad.
I peered out the window to witness a strange sight ~
the once calm wind, suddenly howling and picking up
a sheet of water and hurling it, like a giant fluid wall ,
into the woods at the edge of the little bay that we live on.
Then I could see no more, for the rain made viewing
impossible. The wind thundered into the house with such
force, I thought surely the walls would fall in.
My two cats raced away as if their tails were on fire,
and seeing the windows bend in the shape of an archers bow,
I called out to them to come with me
as I made a hasty retreat to the
safety of the basement!
No sooner had I set foot at the bottom of the stairs,
all was calm and quiet as before.
What had just happened?
Fearing for my free ranging chickies,
 I ventured out to see if they had been blown away like Dorothy
in the Wizard of Oz!
It was then that I saw the handywork of that mighty blast of wind.

Half of the centerpiece of our little farm, a Big Leaf Maple tree had been wrenched
from its trunk and lay broken on the ground.

Again, half of this favorite apple tree was carelessly
tossed aside as well, leaving only a pitiful
remnant behind.

The cherry trees in the orchard did not escape receiving mortal wounds...

...and the little pear trees suffered severe amputation, as well.

Curiosly, some trees remained untouched...

...but most showed some signs of battle against
the forces of nature.

Even evidence of casualties from the neighboring
woodland were transported hundreds of feet
to a foreign resting place behind the barn.

And so, the sad task of bearing away the
hulking forms of our cherished champions

(note: no chickens were harmed in the storm. All were safely huddled on their roost!)


"If the clouds are full, they pour out rain upon the earth; and whether a tree falls toward the south or toward the north, wherever the tree falls, there it lies."
Ecclesiastes 11:3

Joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer

Deborah Jean's

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Funnies!

"Close Enough!"

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine;"

Proverbs 17:22

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Country White

A small collection of white ...

sitting atop Grandma's little spinet piano.

A white pottery flower pot is home to a Christmas Cactus,
whose muted red and green leaves pick up the color of the
apple painted on the cow creamer.
A white mortar and pestle join the black and white calf
'milk pitcher' and a vintage toy bovine from early childhood days.

Another cow cream pitcher faces her competition while flanked by a
milk glass bud vase and a couple of pitchers.
The large pitcher is part of a bowl and pitcher set that the Gentleman Farmer
discovered waiting for a home at the local transfer station. He brought
her home and I cleaned her up thinking what a nice yellow set.
As the years of grease and grime washed off, I was
happy to discover they were creamy white! She is
shadowed by a small, newer cream pitcher.

A little 'milk bottle' salt and pepper shaker set
stands referee in the center.

Today I am joining ~

 Kathleen at Faded Charm for
Deborah Jean's
Farmgirl Friday!

"Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow."
Psalm 51:7

Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Funnies!

Y B Normal?
I'm not! :~P
I find humor in the strangest things.
So I have decided to share my facetious foto finds
with you, my viewing audience,
each and every Friday ~ that is,
providing I can come up with something appropriate!
Here is today's funny!

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine;"
Proverbs 17:22

Friday, February 3, 2012

Chill Chasers

In a previous post, I mentioned that I was crocheting a pair of
fingerless mittens while the Winter storm wreaked
havoc around the farm.
Well, as it always does, the storm has passed
and I am enjoying my new pair of
hand warmers. Several of you have asked
about those mitts, so here are
a few photos and the link to
the directions for making
your own pair of
Winter Crochet Wristers. 

I did not use two colors like the pattern
but used black to go with my black wool
jacket and red and black Buffalo Check scarf.

I did not add the cuff edging.

I made the larger size and used hook size H

They are a quick (1 day to make a pair)
 and easy project
and you may learn a new stitch if you
are a novice like me.
I have made several pairs for friends and family.

I like how they keep my hands warm
but are not restrictive for driving, writing, etc.


"He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes."
Psalms 147:16