Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The 94th Chat on the Farmhouse Porch

Everyday Ruralty
94! We sure like having a good chat. It was really warm today with lots of dark gray clouds. The sheep spend the hottest part of the day in a barn- they come and go as they please. Wendell is back out with the draft horses. He has spent that last three or four weeks in a stall being treated for tummy and leg problems, due to too much early spring grass. Cocoa is better to and will probably be chasing around after the drafts, thinking he's bigger than they are. The drafts are 19 hands tall and Cocoa is 11. Napoleon, all over again!
  1. Are you a heavy sleep, light sleeper, or somewhere in between?
  2. Are you currently reading anything interesting?
  3. Do you like to enter contests?
  4. Are you good about taking time to do things you enjoy?
  5. What's your favorite food to cook on the grill, or enjoy at a BBQ?
My answers:
  1. I used to joke that you could drive a tractor trailer over the foot of the bed and it wouldn't wake me, but having kids turned me into a moderate sleeper with radar hearing. lol
  2. I have downloaded about a half dozen new books to my Kindle, but I've been a bit busy and haven't started any of them yet. I'm not in a book right now. I'm not good at carrying a book for a few days. I like to know what happens, so I tend to read through.I have missed lots of sleep over really good books.
  3. Sometimes. I don't like contests that ask for too much information. I had fun last winter at an event that had a silent auction. I got quite a few things that evening.
  4. I'm rotten at taking  time for myself. I did meet a sweet friend for tea/coffee two weeks ago. I need to do things like that more often. I suspect the work will always be there!
  5. A steak on the grill is my all time favorite. I also like shrimp on the grill, but it's not something we have often. ($$) I also like grilled veggies, especially sweet red peppers.
                                                  Have a wonderful week:)



  1. I'm with you on reading. I have a really hard time putting a good book down until I've finished it.

  2. I am terrible about putting a book down once I start it too. I feel like a binge reader :)

  3. I tend to be a light to moderate sleeper. However, I can fall asleep quite easily at night. My husband, on the other hand has been known to sleep through an earthquake.

    Not reading anything at the time. I don't enter contests because I never win. I can't seem to find time to do what I enjoy.

    Last, I like to cook on the grill, but unfortunately am not very good at it. I am better than hubby though. I think barbecue chicken would be my best dish. I like it really gooey and dripping with sauce. Yummy!

  4. Very nice and I like what you said, work will always be there, it is so hard to stop and do other things.
    Have a nice day my friend.

  5. So glad your horses are feeling better....that had to be a bit scary for you!! I so want to really visit on your porch one of these days!!! HOPE the rest of your week is great!!!

  6. I also have developed that radar hearing! lol

  7. I'm a very light sleeper. I've been known to wake up when the cat walks into the room.

  8. What is it about becoming a mama that makes us have radar ears, eyes in the back of our heads, & super sonic reflexes? I guess it's the love for a babies. I love steaks on the grill too & don't get me started on my reading addiction. Have a blessed week, our chats are a bright spot in my week :O)

  9. I need to remember that work will always be there. I'm a bit compulsive.

  10. Patrice, I work so dang hard I, usually, sleep like I'm dead yet I wake easily to sounds that don't belong. I can hear a coyote from two miles away -grin-.
    I'm on a British mystery kick...enjoying those.
    I don't enter a lot of contests because I don't like being spammed. Generally, that's why the contests so a viable e-mail address may be obtained.
    No, I'm horrible at doing things for fun...I keep hoping I'll get to a point where I can, at the very least, slow down and enjoy life, have a little fun but so far, it's still work, work, work. Thank God I'm able to work and at home/on the farm. If I had to leave the farm it would be misery.
    My favorite food is whatever anyone else is fixing.

  11. Hi Patrice-- I'm with you on the contests. If they are sweet and easy -- I do it right away but last Christmas I did one that you had to comment on 12-24 blogs and then go back and do something else, I did it but said never again. I love Pioneer Womans giveaways they are easy-- I haven't won but hey someday one of those Kitchen-Aid Mixers will be sitting on my counter top! :-)

    When I start reading a good book I find it hard to do anything else.

    I'm with you on steak too.
    We co-slept and at that time I would wake up for everything, but my husband tells me I answer him in my sleep, but I don't remember!

  12. Just finished Dan Brown's Inferno, and it was a very thought-provoking read. My sleeping habits are about as predictable as the weather. I'm not fond of contests. I try to make time to do the thungs I like to do, but it never lasts very long. Love steak on the grill and roasted veggies just like you :-)


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