Monday, February 20, 2012

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 31

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:
  1. What's you favorite kind of salad?
  2. How old were you when you learned to cook?
  3. What's your favorite kind of store? (grocery, garden, department, cooking, bookstore, etc)
  4. If you could have lived during another time in history, what time would that have been?
  5. I'm looking forward to_______________.
My answers:
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.
2. 9
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.


  1. oh, that sweet message on the plate! melts my heart!!! :)

    (patrice, would you consider removing word verification? it is really terrible to use, now. i know you've had some spam in the past, but i just wanted to ask if you'd consider it. thanks.)

  2. Love the Thank You! Very clever :)
    (I wonder if Colin Firth would arrive out of a lake if we went back to these times?? ;) Now, that would make it worthwhile!!)

    Thanks again, Patrice, for hosting our chat. I enjoy catching up, and amazingly I'm on time this week... Wonders never cease ;)

  3. Hi Patrice!
    I'm so sorry that everyone had the flu! No fun!
    I like book stores best, too.

  4. Thanks so much Patrice for doing the questions this week. I hope Wendall gets back to his ole self soon. It has been a long time.
    I hope you get to do all of the things you are looking forward too as well.
    Have a wonderful week, I hope the kids are all back to normal. Mine are sick but one at a time. two down now, but one is well and the other on the mend.
    I will be glad for warm weather. :)

  5. Oh, how precious the "thank you" is!!! Glad you got a picture of it!!! I'm going to try to answer the questions and post them tomorrow....if time permits! Life just gets in my way sometimes!!! ;-)

    1. I just went ahead and did time like the present!!! Thanks for letting me join!!!

  6. Patrice, I love that appealing Thank You note that you daughter left you. Very creative she is...

    I'll leave my answers to your questions here

    1. I love so many salads and it depends on my whim of any particular day which is my favorite on any particular day.
    2. I was learning to cook at 8 years old way back when there was no such thing as children welfare to meddle in our parents affairs. It was never pushed on us. We just learned self sufficiency early.
    3. I love to go in the secondhand store to hunt for great buys that makes me feel good that I got something that someone didn't want any more but that I like and got it very cheap. The thrill of the hunt.

    4. I was born in the right time as there was so much changes in my life but IF I COULD LIVE IN ANOTHER TIME, I would like to be at the time Jesus walked the earth and I would want to be near him.
    5. I look forward to spring and my sandals, shorts, sleeveless blouses, flower buds and gardening, green lawns and butterflies and bird songs.
    Thanks for the chat Patrice. JB

  7. I am so happy to be here and looking forward to chatting!

  8. Thanks for continuing to host. It's always a delight to stop by your frontporch each week. Today, I almost didn't make it. I've felt a little overwhelmed this week for some reason. I did to get a handle on organizing my time. I'll let you know, if I ever manage such a feat. Have a wonderful day!

  9. What a wonderful way to say 'thank you'!

    I love spinach, too. I'm so happy that ours has overwintered well. We've had fresh garden spinach the whole year. Hope Wendell is feeling better soon.

  10. Now, if that isn't the cutest "thank you." I just may have to join your Frontporch Chats. Enjoyed stopping by this evening. Your post brought a smile to my heart.


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