Welcome to my porch! This is the time each week when I invite you to join in on a friendly, farmer kind of conversation. I don't know how many of you know this, but farmers love to talk. Perhaps it's from being around plants and animals who don't satisfy the need to communicate. Our animals communicate, but it's not the same. Of course, there is one exception. Wendell. Wendell is a horse who thinks he's a person. Lately he's been a grumpy horse/person, but we love him all the same!
We could actually visit on the porch mid-day, because the temperatures have been in the fifties. The tiny bit of snow we had last night didn't make it to lunchtime.
I want to thank everyone for their patience since I spent two weeks unable to comment on your blogs. I love your comments and visit everyone who links up for this weekly chat. I'll have a few more posts this week, so watch for Everyday Ruralty. The painting, I told you about last week, hasn't begun. I will share photos once I get started.
Thank you to all who sent wishes for three of my children, as they recovered from the flu. They are all better, and one is even back to doing farm chores. Hopefully, the others will be going strong soon. I walked into D2's room this evening to take some plates to the kitchen. She'd had an apple with a spoonful of peanut butter, but she had to peel the apple. She's on the GAPS diet and cannot have the peel yet. Here is what I found when I went to get the plate.
This Week's Questions:
- What's you favorite kind of salad?
- How old were you when you learned to cook?
- What's your favorite kind of store? (grocery, garden, department, cooking, bookstore, etc)
- If you could have lived during another time in history, what time would that have been?
- I'm looking forward to_______________.
1. For many years, my favorite salad was a spinach salad with hot bacon dressing, but I'm really into Caesar salads now. Spinach is still my favorite veggie though.
3. I can find something interesting in most stores, but I really enjoy a good bookstore. Cooking stores are fun, but I get a bad case of "I wants".
4. I have watched enough movies of the works of Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Charles Dickens, that I think it would have to be in the Regency or Victorian time. I do believe that the Victorian time was a hard life for most, so the Regency period might win. I think there might have been interesting times in much of history.Whenever I think about living in another time, I remind myself that the technology of today is why one of the girls and I made it through her emergency birth. Neither of us would be here had it been one of those time periods in history.
5. I'm looking forward to having these home renovations done. I'm looking forward to finishing my book. I'm looking forward to each day that I'm blessed to be with my family. I'm looking forward to the day when Wendell is his old, affectionate self again.