Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 10






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Welcome to another visit on my porch! I love porches and tend to notice them when I drive by a house. Perhaps more so now that we have our weekly chats on a porch. I see the trees beginning to change colors. This is my favorite time of year.

Before my oldest daughter was born, I was required to have twelve weeks of complete bed rest to get her to a gestational week that would be safe. Towards  the end of those weeks, I had more doctors appointments than ever. I remember going to one, a few weeks after the last one. The leaves had changed into a full color display during that time. I remember walking out to the car and looking as though it was my first time to see colorful trees. As we made our way down a major road, I could see many trees and the colors were beautiful. I must have gone the whole way speechless, just taking in the view. (Me? Speechless? Must have been one heck of a view!! It certainly beat the four walls I'd seen for weeks on end!) I think of that every fall when the reds, yellows, oranges, greens, and browns decorate for the season. I hope you enjoy the best of this season.
Questions

  1. Would you rather cook or clean house?
  2. Who do you resemble in your family?
  3. Have you tried e-books yet?
  4. Do you collect anything?
  5. What's your favorite fall tradition?
My answers:
  1. I'd rather cook dinner for 500 than do any housecleaning. I love a clean house, but housework makes me crazy. 
  2. My mom. I not only look like her, but I have her same crazy sense of humor.
  3. I was able to borrow a color Nook from our local library. They just started loaning them out. It was interesting. It was loaded with 53 non-fiction books. You can get them with Best Sellers, general fiction and many other categories. I found it a bit frustrating if I wanted to go back to look at something. It's much easier to leaf through a book. With that said, it would be very convenient for vacation or a business trip. One little leather covered "book" is much lighter than a huge stack. I do love real, paper books. I like the feel, the smell, the look, and the way they feel when you fall asleep curled up with them. I couldn't warm to an e-reader like that! I will try another one from the library. This time I will check out a Kindle. Hubby has one and he really likes it. This way I can get one loaded with books I might be interested in. I'm not running out to buy one though.
  4. I collect cobalt blue vases, but my collection has somehow morphed into cobalt plates, bowls, and a covered dish that looks like a chicken. I also have enough blue and white dishes that one could accuse me of collecting them too.
  5. Decorating with pumpkins is good, but baking apple pies would have to win! I also love the traditions of Thanksgiving. It means being with family and thanking God- both are good in my book. :)
Guess what we've been doing lately-


Yes. Harvesting sweet potatoes.
This is just one of many day's harvests of the gems. We planted LOTS of them this year. I like them baked, boiled,roasted, in cottage fries, in breads, as pie, as cake (with cream cheese frosting), and even in curries. I don't think I've ever had sweet potatoes prepared in a way I didn't like. What's your favorite way to eat sweet potatoes?

Enjoy the season and have a spectacular week!
Hey, Martha- that woman at Everyday Ruralty is improving her vocabulary, She's always wishing people a great weekend, a wonderful weekend, or a super weekend. She said "spectacular" this week.
Imagine that!
Maybe Wendell is teaching her some new, big words.




14 comments:

  1. hi wendell!

    i like yams at thanksgiving, but not too sweet - not too much 'candy'. :)

    i'd rather cook than clean, and i don't like to cook either.

    i think these days i look like my next oldest sister.

    not a reader.

    these days i collect too many blogs to read. i used to collect bird statues/duck decoys.

    fall tradition? gathering firewood.

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  2. I prefer cooking over cleaning, especially if I am allowed to experiment. That doesn't happen often as there are picky folks living here. :)

    I resemble both of my grandmothers. I'm almost a carbon copy of my maternal grandma physically, and very much like my paternal granny in attitude.

    My husband has a Kindle, but I prefer real books for the same reasons that you've listed. Overall, real books are just more user-friendly, in my opinion. And they don't get dead batteries!

    Yes, I collect angels and magazines.

    Thanksgiving and all that comes with it!

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  3. 1.I prefer cooking, with someone else doing the washing-up :)
    2. My mum.
    3. No - I prefer to hold a book.
    4. I collect elephants in all forms, except real ones.
    5. Kicking leaves :)

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  4. I love baked sweet potatoes and sweet potato salad.

    I prefer cooking, by far.

    My Mom and daughters.

    Never tried an e book.

    For some reason I end up collecting animals who need homes...

    In the fall I love having fires in the kitchen wood stove...cozy.

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  5. We haven't planted sweet potatoes yet, but I'm thinking maybe next year... I like them roasted, and you'll give me plenty tips on cooking them in loads of different ways... ;)

    I've blogged my own porch chat, so my answers are there :)

    A x

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  6. I love sweet potato pie! Looks like a good harvest to me.

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  7. Wow, I'm impressed by your sweet potato harvest. I never planted sweet potatoes. I always wanted to grow them but never did. Maybe next year.

    I love cleaning and cooking when I have enough time to do a good jog otherwise it's a pain.

    I have both my mom and my dad's look.

    I looked at my daughter's e-book but I prefer the real book that I can hold and turn pages.

    I collect roosters, perennial flowers for my gardens, books, decorations for the different holidays, friends on Rug Hooking Daily and Followers on my blog.

    I love sweet potato fries or in any way they are prepared I never tried them with the marshmallow and sugar.


    Fall traditions is having the Church turkey suppers and Thanksgiving suppers with family and decorating for Halloween. JB

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  8. Where's the linky thing? Here's my post: http://www.emptynest1.com/

    That is the most awesome picture of Wendell! I love it! And sweet potatoes! And Patrice!:)

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  9. Wow these are really good questions!
    I love all of your wonderful sweet potatoes.
    They are so pretty.
    Thanks for the questions.

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  10. I'm curious, have you done away with your linky? I love you questions this Wednesday! I'll see you next week, if not before then. Meanwhile, I hope you'll come by for a visit...

    Chit Chat on Patrice's Farmhouse Porch

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  11. Ack! I don't see your linky thingy! I did your questions, here's my link:

    http://carrollsallyear.blogspot.com/2011/09/wednesday-porch-chats.html

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  12. Your sweet potatoes look great. My favorite way to eat them is simply baked and mashed with butter and (seasoning, maybe) salt. I don't like them baked up all sweet with brown sugar and marshmallows. I also make an awesome roasted sweet potato soup.

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  13. Linking here, as there is no linky?

    http://thejoyfulkeeper.blogspot.com/2011/09/chats-on-farmhouse-porch_28.html

    I love sweet potato roasted - but my friend just told me you can do a baked potato with them, and they are lovely?! Must try that!

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