Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 56

Everyday Ruralty
Welcome to the porch, again this week. I'm so glad you have chosen to visit the crazy horse and me. I enjoy our little community. I'd say that Wendell enjoys the virtual carrots, but let's just say he's still acquiring a taste for them. He certainly enjoys the comments and any flattery.
Wendell wants to say something to you. Here he is now:
Hello, porch people. Wendell is happy and sad this week. I'm happy that D1 is going to college. They must have carrots there. I'm sad that D1's going to college. I'll miss her.

This is D1, giving me lovins', when I was sick last year. Every person and animal on the farm loves her. She's going to school like Wendell did. I hope she enjoys riding around the cones. I was very good at that in horse kindergarten.

I would like everyone to leave good wishes to D1 in this comment section. I'll make sure she gets it. Okay? Thank you. <horse kisses>

  1. Are you a list maker? (grocery, to-do, goals, etc.)
  2. Do you have overnight guests often?
  3. Where is your laundry room, or the area that you keep your washer and dryer?
  4. How are you with tools? Power tools?
  5. Tell me something that will make me smile. Please.
My answers:
  1. I'm not consistent with "to do" lists or listing goals, but I seem to get much more done when I use lists. I almost ALWAYS have one for the grocery store.
  2. Only when the kids have friends visit. We don't really have much room for company, but I love to feed guests. They just have to stay somewhere else. Barn anyone?
  3. My laundry room shares a space with a bathroom on the remodeled, former back porch. I used to have to go up and down stairs to the basement. There are a good number of stairs. I like  this much better.
  4. I'm sort of okay with tools. I'm a total spaz with power tools. Define "spaz", Patrice. Synonym: train wreck  This is probably due to the fact that I'm somewhat afraid of them. I know- silly! 
  5. We were commenting the other day, that our German Shepherd has a variety of talents. Whenever D2 warms up for her classical or opera songs, the dog sings along. When the youngest daughter was small, she had a pull toy that had three ducks in a row. As you pulled it, there was some sweet music and the ducks waddled along. The German Shepherd liked to get the string in between her teeth and pull it along with her. I wish I'd gotten a video of that, but when I grabbed the camera she stopped because she thought she was doing something wrong. This same dog will go sledding with the girls. She jumps on the back of the sled and rides all the way to the bottom of the hill. She runs back up and does it all over again until she finally tires and waits at the front door. :)
Have a Wendellful week!


  1. I answered the questions before I read your answers and we have some similar. I love the last question 'cause I don't think any of us smile and laugh enough...especially me!! HOPE you have a great day!!!

  2. Good luck to D1! I'm sure she's excited to be starting on a new phase of her life.

  3. awww. good luck to your grown girl!!! that is a sweet, sweet photo...

  4. Good luck to D1. That photo od her and Wendell is wonderful.

  5. As an animal lover, I adore the dog story. Best wishes to D1. She is embarking on a new phase of her life and I am sure you will be so amazed at how much she blossoms.

  6. Wendell, you are so handsome!! How wonderful that D1 is going to college, so many new doors will open for her, it's all part of growing up. I wish her great success in all her classes !!

  7. I agree with Mary, Wendell you ARE a handsome boy!!! D1 good luck and prayers for you on the next chapter of your life, it is yours to write so ENJOY the journey and take lots of notes because "The book of your Life" is a blessed one.
    I remember the little ducky pull toy oh that would be a great video to have captured but you do have the memories so thank you for sharing.

  8. Good Luck D1! Be sure to go back home to see Wendell as often as you can!!

    Dogs are hilarious!

  9. Wendell don't be sad...She'll always come home, because she knows that's where TRUE LOVE lives. Congrats D1 :o) May your freshman year be full of blessed experiences & may your newfound knowledge come easy.

  10. I do use lists and I am not too good with power tools. Don't really ever have overnight guests anymore. Did when we lived far away. We have a large laundry/full bath/mudroom at the back door of our old farmhouse. Best household combo ever invented.

  11. My son just left for college too and I'm sad, missing him so much.

    What a beautiful horse you have there. Thanks for hosting :) and have a great week.

  12. My daughter left home (South Africa) and studies in Houston, TX ... its a very far way away. I can't wait for December to get here as she'll be home for a two week visit ... it'll be two years since she's been home and I miss her more than words can say.

    1.Are you a list maker? (grocery, to-do, goals, etc.)
    Yes, I make list for everything.
    2.Do you have overnight guests often?
    I'd have guests for at least week when we lived in Europe, but now it's causual sleep overs of school friends.
    3.Where is your laundry room, or the area that you keep your washer and dryer? This sounds terrible, but I have a washer and dryer in my kitchen and a washer dryer out in the garage (two homes joining together - it's a his and hers situation). Its awesome with a family of five, especially on Thursday when the linen gets changed.
    4.How are you with tools? Power tools?
    I love power tools ... haven't used them in a while, but I can get by.
    5.Tell me something that will make me smile. Please.
    Your second spring of the year is on its way and before you know it, it'll be Thanksgiving and then Christmas :-)

    I enjoyed visiting you today.

  13. Our son goes off to college on Monday, but he'll be at home. Good for me? Yeah, it is! I mean, he'll be out on his own before I know it. Let's just hope he makes it completely through college before he decides to expand his wings. Thanks for hosting!

  14. When I was growing up our washer and dryer were in the basement. I refused to go down there at night. That place was scary enough in the middle of the day. I love to use a power drill but when the tools get bigger and make more noise, I'm out. Loud noises make me so nervous and, if they're loud enough, I cry. Talk about weird.


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