Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Life is Good

Yes, I’m still here, I just can’t make myself get in the house until about dark. Up here in Boone, we have delightful summers. Yeah, it gets warm if you’re out in the sun but if you keep to the shade, there’s usually a nice breeze blowing. Very few folks up here have A/C, I confess, I like air conditioning because it extracts the humidity out of the air.

After I get home from work, I spray on some pest repellant, the flies find me very appealing, and then I enjoy spending some time with the farm animals. On the goat girl and poultry side of the barn, I open up their gate and they are free to pick and frolic around on the mountainous land. Sometimes I can spot the goat girls and other times they disappear behind trees and brush.

While they’re gone, except that Franklin my Bourbon Red Turkey Tom follows me around. I usually scrub a few water buckets, refill them with water, and return the filled buckets to their places. I love fresh, clean water from the water hose, spraying into the buckets, always a highlight of my day. I don’t want anybody else performing my water-bucket chores.

In the peacefulness, GOD and me spend a little time chatting about things.

As soon as the goat girls hear the sound of Mike’s freight truck parking at my inlaws, they come running “maa, maa”, Mike walks up the hill to home approximately 6:30PM, we sit and talk for a few minutes, then get to feeding everyone and putting them to bed by locking the barn and coop.

Then, Mike likes for the Irish Terriers, Bliss and Brawn, to have a big run. They have a doggie door out of the sunroom to a fenced area but Mike likes for them to be able to run the countryside for a few minutes because they are high-energy dogs. Except for my inlaws below us, we don’t have any neighbors. Our 17yr old dog, Henry, slowly sniffs around and then lays down by our side.

Approximately 7:45PM, I’m starving, so I go in to make us some dinner while Mike waits to round up the dogs. It’s getting late by the time I get the kitchen cleaned up, and ‘bout time for me to jump in the bed.

Flies and all, I LOVE summer, and never want it to end.

Cindy over at AJ Oaks gave me this award, a great gal, we think a lot alike. We're on opposite coasts but would love to meet her face-to-face one day.

Here's the questions from the award:

1. What would your perfect day consist of?

Peace on Earth. 65 degrees, breeze blowing, blue skies. No animal abuse or neglect.

2. How would you describe yourself if you were an item of clothing?

a denim jumper with large front pockets. (cause that's what I always wear)

3. What hobbies are you currently working on?

I have many interests, some I get to do and others are on hold until I retire from my full-time job.

4. Walking in the woods in wellies or bare foot on the beach?

Walking in the woods with BOOTS on. Wellies is not a word used ‘round here. Enjoying the wildlife and seeing Mother Natures beauty. I broke my ankle while wearing a pair of slippery Crocs.

5. Have you ever hugged or sang to a tree?

please refer to me as a tree hugger

6. Growing your own veggies or nipping to the supermarket?

If I had time, growing my own but unfortunately I mostly buy from the grocery store and farmers market.

7. Have you found anyone exciting in your family tree?

Not really. My crazy Aunt Weezie said we were related to the Coca-Cola folks and we were gypped out of millions but I’m not so sure.

8. Slap up meal in a posh restaurant or fish ‘n’ chips from the wrapper?

Never eaten in a posh restaurant. Do they bring ya enough food? Fish –n –chips in a wrapper sounds pretty good.

9. Which element do you most resonate with, Earth, Air, Fire or water?

Earth for sure, however, I love water but not like going to the beach exactly but just love fresh running water.

10. Do you believe in fairy’s?

I named one of my goats – Pixie.


Barbara said...

I also have a hard time being in the house when it is so beautiful outside. The early morning and evenings are still very nice here. Not to humid yet. I spend the last 1 or 2 hours of sunlight with my animals, washing water bowls, getting fresh hay, observing all of my animals and loving every second of it.
I recently got two turkeys. They are still young and very skiddish. How did you get Franklin to be so tame and follow you?

ga.farmwoman said...

I just came in at 7:30 from working in the garden. The bugs of all sorts love me around here, too.

It is very humid here already and will be this way until Nov.

I agree that Life is Good!

Have a great day.

Louise said...

You are salt of the earth, one of those wise enough to see the wonders that exist all around you. Thank you for that beautiful description of summer evenings on your mountain.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Aw, congrats on your award!!
And Cindy is a delight. I can personally attest that she is as warm and kind in person as she seems on her blog. She's my donkey buddy - and I hold her partially responsible for my extreme love of this beloved animal to this day! :-)
I hope you two have an opportunity to meet some day.

Chicken Boys said...

Summer is the absolute best, ain't it? My Mike usually has to call me in around 8 p.m. or so for dinner cause I'm out in the garden or with the chickens or talking to Farmer.

Holly said...

I love just every season. Maybe not everything about every season but each holds its unique delights. Right now I'm throroughly caught up in the blossoming of the apple trees and would say I love this time best and then the next miracle of nature comes along and I fall in love again. There is just nothing quite as spectaculiar and ever changing as nature.

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