I have been tempted, sorely. I've finally surrendered to that temptation. I have decided to join in the writing challenge at......
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
One thing a farm dog must do is keep an eye on everything.
They have to make sure all is well At The Farm.
Sometimes, it like watching a tennis match.
There are animals in every direction
and on a lazy day,
you just watch...
and see what you can see.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
and she begat Andrew and Zander.
Today Maria is one year older with two fine sons.
And now the tale of her birth.
My second pregnancy was no easier than the first, sick for five months, twenty-four/seven. I got so tired of being pregnant I would crawl on my husband's lap and let him hold the baby for awhile.
One week before Maria's birth, I began labor...the real thing, but for some reason I stopped. Did the hospital run and every thing, felt like an idiot when four hours later they sent me home. I was informed of an appointment and said, Nope, wasn't coming back until I had the baby. They laughed.
Back was hurting, so I mopped floors, did dishes, started laundry, took a shower and then decided I needed to wake the driver. By the time he was awake, I had waited so long, Hubby had to put my shoes on for me.
We are forty-five minutes from the hospital. We are flying! Didn't even have time to take the first child down the road to Mom, she met us at the highway.
We walked into the clinic and the lady laughed and said, I see you're here for your appointment. I said, No, Ma'am, told you I wouldn't be back until this baby was coming and I'm here to have it. They didn't believe me.
Doc says, don't make me miss my cake...they were celebrating his birthday, I think. I laid in my room and kept waiting...I got on the intercom and said, Ladies, I think we better do something. I'm not even prepped and this baby is coming out.
The ladies came in laughing, looked and said, OMG, call the doctor. Needless to say, he missed the party but they saved him some cake.
Totally natural child birth, no pain killers, no gas, nothing. Hubby was with me. The doctor was joking about going into business together...us the breeders, he the deliverer and then we sell the baby.
Less than an hour after we reached the clinic, Maria was born. Nine pounds and eight ounces! I begged Doc to let me walk out of the delivery room. I said, Come on, let's really shock them. He wouldn't go for it...but he did let Maria and me go home that day. Things sure were different in the seventies.
Today, I say, Happy Birthday, Maria. I love you, I'm proud of you and you will always be my baby girl!!
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
A row of chairs with additional rows,
backs of chairs and ribbons and bows
Strings of peppers and okra, too
use for decoration or plant a few.
Grandma Anna and the boys,
this is a row that brings her joy.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
My life is full of children and they love being here. Two are now playing guitar and talking...I eavesdrop on their conversation as I sit here. I hear the kind of questions only an eight-year-old can ask his fifteen-year-old hero. The answers are wise and kind. It makes me very proud of both.
Jake returns the favor with Zander and shows nothing but kindness.
Well, that post took a turn! I was complaining so I'll get back to that.
I wanted to make a new collage header for my blogs but no success. I wish I were more computer smart. Now I must do laundry, dishes, grocery shopping and clean house. Just what I dreamed of doing on my only day off.
May your dishes and clothes be forever clean and the path to your door always open. Y'all have a great one!
Saturday, October 22, 2011
It's that time of year...
Ki-Anne was barking her head off!
The discovery was almost more excitement
than fifteen-year-old Andrew could handle.
Can you see the enthusiasm?
Jake was a little more interested.
The dogs were extremely interested.
Ki invited others to join her in the great spider hunt.
Without thinking and with much regret,
I became an accomplice to tarantula homicide.
Ki and Lil went into action. Note poor spider in lower right.
The gang joined in.
There were many firsts tonight...
I've never seen a tarantula on a power pole.
I've never purposely caused one's death.
I've never seen a dog attack one,
but Ki, unfortunately, is a very unique dog.
she waded in.
The smell of one usually repels a dog,
but not my Ki.
Now, I am feeling totally guilty.
I have asked the spider's forgiveness.
I'm not sure I can forgive myself.
Friday, October 21, 2011
To celebrate feeling old, I show you the old chicken house. Two sides are rocked and the inside now shelters old bicycles and bottles. The rabbits hutches in front are melting with time. The tornado of a few years ago missed it while clearing out all the big timber behind.