Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Chat 95- Under the big shade tree

Everyday Ruralty
Happy Day After Memorial Day! We spent a quiet day on Monday, after a busy weekend. The wind was atrocious at the farmers' market on Saturday, so people stayed away. However, it was still worth going. I think today is the perfect day to sit under the big crabapple tree in the front yard. It's a warm day today, so we should have iced tea. There's coffee for you die-hards. :)
Wendell and his friends will be chatting nearby. Well, maybe not chatting. Let's say chomping! CHOMP-CHOMP-CHOMP!
     We don't typically keep 1600-2000 pound draft horses in a whimpy wire fence, but they like eating the grass the sheep miss. They act like they're sneaking into the sheep pasture, eat their fill, then return to their own grassy pasture.

I just want to tell all my blogging friends HELLO. Chomp-chomp-chomp! I highly recommend this salad bar.

     A few weeks ago, I mentioned blogging breaks. I had a variety of responses, but I think that everyone knows that you can get in a rut sometimes. It dawned on me that I don't need a blogging break. In only having Chats for the last five weeks, I have had a break. I don't need to disappear. (Uh, uh- no cheering!I said I DON'T need to disappear.) I just needed to gear down. I love the sense of community around Chats. I have had many lovely comments on how much you enjoy dropping by for some talk. I enjoy it too. I will try to get back to a more frequent schedule of blogging. I miss it, but the rest has been nice. Let's get to those questions!
  1. When you were a child, what age did you think was "OLD"?
  2. How often do you have dessert?
  3. What's your favorite kind of exercise?
  4. Do you watch movies on TV, movies from a rental or the library, or movies online?
  5. Tell me something you remember about your grand mother's/grand father's house? I'm thinking of something you saw all of the time, like a picture, clock, statue, teapot. or some thing that was always there.
My answers:
  1. I was sure that 30 was ancient! <giggle>
  2. I have dessert for the farm employees and volunteers every Monday at our mid-day meal. It's nice to make dessert for a large crowd. That way there is seldom anything left to say, "Hey, you. I'm over here. Yes. Me! You know you love dessert..."
  3. Probably the exercise that someone else is doing! I am not one to go to a gym. I know it works fine for some folks, but not me. I am also not one for a program of specific exercises, but I know they can be quite healthy. I like to walk, when I'm not allergic to everything outside. I also love to swim.
  4. We usually watch movies from the library, or our own collection. Sometimes we get them online.
  5. I remember a bay window my grandmother had. It was decked out with lots of sheer white curtains. They were always bright white, very clean, and they blew with the wind that came from an open window. I also remember going to her neighbor's house. There was an elderly lady there whose family never paid any attention to her. She was the sweetest lady in the world. It made for a bit of jealousy from my own grandmother, but I went anyway. She had lots of interesting things in her house. I would sit at the kitchen table and she would give me milk or lemonade, and cookies. She had a clock over her kitchen door that was a black and white cat. Its tail went back and forth to count every minute. I believe its eyes moved too. I was fascinated by that clock! I saw one in an antique store and felt like a little girl again.


  1. We used to go to a neighbors house all the time. She didn't have any kids so she stocked a drawer with Milky Ways and Snickers for when we would visit. Her living room had a coat closet that the bottom was full of stacks and stacks of comic books for us to read when we visited. We would go in, get a candy bar, a handful of comic books and lay on her big braided rug and read and snack.

  2. I like your chats very much and the Q's you ask, and sogoing to post in my replies tomorrow and will link in too!

  3. I'm glad you kept the chats while you were resting. I too enjoy the community. I agree with the whole exercise thing...It's hard to keep a schedule & I like to walk too. We mostly wach movies at home. Sometimes we rent, sometimes we we watch one that's on t.v., but mostly we watch from our large movie collection. It was nice talking with you. Have a blessed week :O)

  4. I agree with you on the exercise thingy, I hate going to the gym. I remember those cat clocks too and I think the eyes DID move! Thanks for doing the chats, I really enjoy them! :)

  5. Very nice I like your memories of your grand mothers house. I am with you and the gym.
    Have a lovely day.

  6. love that line-up of the 3 big guys!

  7. I think that I know exactly the clock that you're speaking of and I remember the eyes moving. I think that they are cute clocks.

    We had the same answer for "old". haha I'm surprised that my mama didn't return to me what I did to her on her 30th birthday. :)

    I enjoy your chats here, Patrice! Have a great week. :)

  8. I cant spend all day with Ebony - your group photo seals the deal...time to start looking for some gelding friends for ebony...

    And you are right - maybe not blogging so much, but to take a complete break I sometimes feel like I missing out on everyone!

  9. Patrice, were it not for your 'chats', I'd barely have blogged a word in the past months. I really enjoy them, and actually feel like I'm sitting with a gaggle of ladies (I'm sure that *must* be the proper term ;) ) on your porch. I would be so sad were it to stop ....

    Off to answer your questions now :)
    A x

  10. I'm so glad you host these chats! I do love the horses' contribution. I can just imagine how your grandmother would feel when you went to visit the neighbor lady. I had an elderly neighbor lady that I loved to visit and hear her stories.

  11. Glad you haven't actually taken a blogging break that involves not showing up at least once a week!! You would be dearly missed!!! Thanks for letting me join in and HOPE the rest of your week is great!

  12. glad to hear you are not taking a break. love that. so enjoy these chats. a great way to meet new friends & let folks learn all about me. ha. ha!! have a great week. ( :

  13. I used to think 30 was old! I must really be over the hill then!

  14. Love the horse picture! I'm not in to going to the gym either.

  15. I've always loved bay windows.

  16. Haha... I love your responses... especially the exercise one... LOL


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