Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 129

Everyday Ruralty
Hello. Wendell won't be joining us today. He's hiding from all of the snow in our hay barn. I got to the grocery before the storm hit. I was also able to go by the farm store and get some heat lamps for possible new piglets. It seems animals always give birth when conditions are poor.
Hubby went out in the icy rain, that came before the snow. He was carrying a bucket of water to the sows (mama pigs) when he bumped his head on a new beam. As he got his balance back, he looked in front of him and what do you think he saw? Me. Wendell. Nope. A skunk! Fortunately, it did not spray him. That would be interesting to have happen when there's a big snow storm. We couldn't get anything to remove the smell.

Opal found a warm place to hide.

  1. Do you like avocados?
  2. Have you ever gone on a roller coaster?
  3. Do you do cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel work, or needle punch?
  4. Do you cook with gas or electric?
  5. Tell me something good, pleasant, or uplifting. Please.
My answers:
  1. I do, but ones that aren't organic always seem to make my mouth itch. I like guacamole.
  2. Yes, but it isn't something I would like now.
  3. I have done all of these in the past. I bought supplies for needle punch and would like to revisit that craft. I have seen some amazing blogs of this craft.
  4. Gas. I had electric until two years ago. I used gas at work, in most kitchens, restaurants, and caterers.
  5. I have been enjoying board games and card games with two of the girls. It's a nice break from reading or watching movies. They always win, but I have fun.


  1. We played a lot of board games with the children when they were home. One of our favorites is Backgammon. We would have play offs. It was a lot of fun! A little snow fell here in the Tennessee valley yesterday afternoon around 2pm. It didn't last and we only got a light dusting. Our temperatures did get really cold last night, though. I can't wait till Spring gets here for good. Next week looks promising weather-wise. I am excited about that! Thanks for hosting the fun.

  2. The photographs are beautiful, and thank you for good topics.

  3. It is hard to imagine what you would do if he had been sprayed. It certainly seems that you might have an allergy to something with standard avocados.

  4. Our son's dog got sprayed by a skunk and it took several days to get it out of the house.

  5. I love avocados and don't do any type of needle work. Uplifting thing: when our superintendent send out the robo-call to cancel school, it is of him singing the cancellation. He does a mean Elvis impersonation.

  6. I don't blame Wendall for hiding... this has been a brutal winter.

  7. That was a close call your hubby had with the skunk LOL. Board games are such a saviour on days when the kids have to stay indoors. They were a hit with my kids too when they were little.

  8. LOL he is a smart one :)

  9. Skunks are all over the roads in our neck of the woods....I hear it's mating season. Do they have some kind of death wish after they mate?!?? ;-) HOPE you have a great rest of the week!

  10. I am still trucking with Bill. We have been out for a month. We have had winter storms everywhere we went. (It actually has been the worst at home, since November!) I will rejoin when I get home. Hugs to you & Wendell.

  11. Aww Your photo of Opal made my heart tear up. She looks so much like our Hallow and Punkin. Punkin disappeared months ago and we found Hallow dead at our back door on February 1. We have no idea what happened to her.

    How exciting that you're going to get new piglets. I think little pigs are cute. :)

    Have a blessed week!

    1. so sorry to hear about your kitties :(

    2. Thank you, Patrice. It just hasn't been a very good year for kitties around here.

  12. neat and i love avocados...now! love the pics and will have to link up the next time!


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