Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Chat on the Farmhouse Porch 146

Everyday Ruralty 

Hello, friends! The porch is very hot today. It is JULY in all of its glory. The gardens are doing well, but it's a bit dry. Weather reports say that it might be wet soon. There is a storm on the way. Wendell wants one of those hats that has an umbrella attached. Silly horse!

I hope you are all having an enjoyable summer. Do you have any plans for July 4th?

This week's questions:

  1. What's your favorite kind of cheese?
  2. Have you ever been in a log cabin?
  3. What is your favorite kind of salad dressing?
  4. When was the last time you saw someone from your high school days?
  5. Tell me what the perfect dinner party would look like for you.
My answers:
  1. I like fresh mozzarella.
  2. Yes. I was in one owned by a quilt teacher. She had her beautiful quilts draped over the loft.
  3. I like French Dressing.
  4. Last week. I am fortunate to have two good friends within 20+ miles.
  5. The perfect dinner party would be 6-10 people. There would be a blend of rustic and polished. Maybe something outdoors with  linen table cloths and a few candelabras. Odd chairs around a big table, and different sets of dishes would be fun. I would have grilled kebobs, a big salad, a potato frittata, and grilled vegetables. There would be hot steamy rolls with lots of fresh butter. I would have a flourless chocolate cake bar for dessert. There would be multiple toppings and lots of whipped cream. The there would be a firepit nearby with lots of chairs. Some of the guests would be very musical, and we'd enjoy the evening, and maybe roast a marshmallow or two.


  1. I love the horseradish cheese that our local Mennonite store sells. Delicious!

  2. Your perfect dinner party sounds great. I would love roasted marshmallows.

  3. we had the same answers on the marshmellows :) YUM!!! mine can be found here

  4. I would love to be one of those 6 to 10 guests at your party. It sounds awesome. Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend!!!

  5. The dinner party sound great. We had plans to go camping and hear bluegrass music....but the rv had a water leak. We are just driving up for the Saturday session instead.

  6. You have such creativity! Sounds lovely!

  7. Balance your spiritual energy and get in harmony with your soul by practicing these Radha-Krishna meditations.

    Sri Gita Govinda
    -A book written in the 12th century, this is a description of the intimate loving affairs of Radha and Krishna

    Govinda Lilamrta
    -An 400 year old book which poetically describes the eternal daily pastimes of Radha and Krishna

    Ananda Vrindavan Campu
    -This is probably the most poetic and intimate portrayal of Sri Krsna’s life in Vrndavana that has ever been written.

    Prayers of Service to Radha and Krishna (Sankalpa Kalpadruma)

    Prema Samputa The Treasure Chest of Love

    And the following four are taken from Visvanath Cakravarti's Camatkara Candrika, a 300 year old scripture that talks about the love meeting of Radha and Krishna:

    The Meeting in the Box

    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Doctor

    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as a Female Singer

    The Meeting of Sri Krishna Disguised as Abhimanyu

    And lastly, we have a very amazing scripture which describes the 24 hour daily loving affairs of Radha and Krishna in Vrindavan, called Bhavanasara Sangraha. This book is now available on Amazon for Kindle, for only $3.49

    Here is a 41 page sample of Bhavanasara Sangraha:

    The above book can also be read on your PC using Amazon Kindle for PC, download here for free:

    Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with ISKCON in any way whatsoever. ISKCON, or "The Hare Krishna Movement" as it's popularily known, is a radical and extremist distortion of the original Radha and Krishna dharma from ancient India. The author of the above book Bhavanasara Sangraha is no longer affiliated with ISKCON either, having cut all ties to ISKCON a few years ago.

  8. Great questions! I would love to be invited to one of your dinner parties.

  9. What fun! I will be back after the holiday. Hugs to you and Wendell.

  10. I love your dinner party description! And, I'd love an invitation. :) My granddaddy loved French dressing. I remember always asking for it whenever I ate at their house.


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