Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 98

Everyday Ruralty
Hello! I want to apologize for visiting your blogs so late. I spent the week with some nasty headaches. This week is much better. Wendell was pleased with all of the dinner invitations he received. I will work on his manners so he can be more social.
I managed to freeze 48 quarts of strawberries from our friend's farm. Some of them will become jam on a cool day. I love making jams and jelly in the fall and winter. One day I will get our own plants in, but it hasn't happened yet. We planted lots of them several years ago, then C.S.Farmer decided  to free range the chickens. In less than a week, they destroyed the berry plants. With what they cost, they weren't "just chicken feed"! ahem- humor- pathetic, but at least I try Yes! You're trying!

I hope you will check out my NuNaturals Stevia giveaway here. It is very low entry, so you stand a good chance. I enjoy my stevia. I like sweetened iced tea and it means I can have that without getting all the sugar in my system. It is a great way to sweeten plain yogurt, too!

It's very hot today, so Wendell decided to look for a place for our chat.
Patrice, I have found the perfect place for the chat.
Okay. Where?
The people can bring their carrots and join us near the pool.
That sounds lovely, but we don't have a pool.
Silly, Patrice! Of course we have a pool. Look...
Wendell, that's your water trough.
Yes. So, what's the problem? You and the ladies can have little drinks with umbrellas while you sit near the pool.
We would need umbrellas with the way you drink water!
Patrice! There's no need for character assassination. It was simply a wonderful idea for entertaining.
Okay, Wen. I'm sorry. I know you were just trying. Trying!
I saw that!
Oops! Why do they have to bring carrots?
Patrice. Patrice. Patrice. You really are a "special" one! You don't know why I want them to bring carrots. Let's just say that I want them to appreciate that it's better to give than to receive.
Oh, I see. What are you going to give?
The use of my pool! Of course.
Of course!
  1. Is there a friend or relative who has been on your mind a lot lately?
  2. Do you sunburn?
  3. If you were visiting my farm for a week (or weekend) would you want to cook with me, pick veggies or pull weeds with the farm crew, or just feed Wendell carrots until he outgrew his horse suit?
  4. Do you like to tell jokes or hear them?
  5. Do you wear sunglasses often?
My answers:
  1. I have been thinking about my friend, Kim. She just had a wedding in her family and I have enjoyed seeing pictures. I really need to write a letter to reconnect after this busy time for her.
  2. You know the color a cooked lobster turns? That's me!
  3. I hope they all pick the horse option!
  4. I like to tell jokes and hear them- most of the time. I especially like to tell them. I'm a rather silly person and a good joke can be such fun. My mom liked to tell them, but she had a habit of weaving the punchline into the body of the joke and it never made sense. It was actually funnier than most jokes.:)
  5. I am a mole. I actually sunburn like a lobster, but I have to have my sunglasses on year round, when it's sunny. They say folks with lighter eyes are more sensitive. I wonder if that's true. Hmmm?
I hope everyone who read this has a great week!
I just ate one of the umbrellas from someone's drink.
Wen, you aren't suppose to do that.
It's fiber.
That doesn't deserve an answer. Tell the "Chats" folks good-bye.
Good-bye! Happy Carrots!


  1. Yay! I made it to the porch this week! I've missed you! Still hoping Bestie wants to head up your way next month. She'll drop me off in DC. I'll keep you posted...I feel like I'm never going to get up there.

  2. Hey what a nice comment. Thank you so much for thinking of me. That means so much. I hope you are all recovered from your headache.
    I will link up today.

  3. So sorry you were having headaches last week. Headaches are awful ~ I have migraines every once in a while. Hope you are feeling much better!

  4. This is my first time here. I follow some others who participate. I'm participating today and I'm now following you too. I enjoyed your conversation with Wendell.

  5. Oh everyone I know is having headaches and such I do hope you fell better soon. Take care. Hugs B

  6. So sorry about your headaches! Glad you're feeling better. Tell Wendell if I visited, I would bring him a bushel of carrots!!! HOPE the rest of your week is great!

  7. wendell be more careful next time. that is too scary. ouchy too!! ( :

    1. some how i forgot to link my post week - so i am doing it now ... oops!! ( :

  8. My eyes are golden brown and they are very light sensitive. I can't drive without sunglasses and the bigger the lenses and sides are, the better. Not because I think looking bug-eyed is stylish, but because I need all the coverage that I can get. :)

    David and I loved the conversation between you and Wendell. Too funny!

    I hope that you're feeling better now. Headaches are one of the worst pains on the planet, I think.

    I enjoyed the chat...have a great week!

  9. Hi Patrice---I think it would be fun to cook with you. Glad your headache is gone and hope this week is better. Your mom sounds like mine. Here is a funny my mom did--- Years ago my mom was getting together with some friends from church and said they were going to watch an Easter movie--she told me Silence of the Lamb! Not exactly what they planned to watch. I just have to think about that now and giggle. I posted my chat from last week too late, like this Monday but backdated so I missed the cut off. Crazy week.


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