Saturday, August 30, 2014

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch

It's time for this fun little weekly Chats on the Farmhouse Porch.  Please join us! Visit Everyday Ruralty.
CHAT #154

Everyday Ruralty

1.  Please tell me something you have done recently that was really fun? 
I love to watch horses run and participate in action packed competitions! Really, I'm a little old retired librarian who just discovered Cowboy Mounted Shooting!  (I just watch!)  Men, women and children all ages participate.  First, you have the smartest looking horse you've ever seen take off running between sticks with balloons.  The rider, dressed like a cowboy, (or pioneer woman), shoots the balloons (using blanks) as the horses weaves back and forth.  There are ten balloons and your gun fires six blanks so you have to put your gun in the holster and pull out another one, all with the rider shooting out the next balloon and holding on to the horse!  It is down right exciting to watch!  Go to the 4 min. video and click here!

2.  Do you worry about any issues regarding food/food quality/food production?
I wish I had worried more!  All my life I've eaten unhealthy, processed food and as a result I have medical issues I battle everyday.  I now eat as close to local and unprocessed as I can.  Reading Micheal Pollen's book, In Defense of Food, changed my life.  I do worry about the sanitation conditions involved in food production.

3.  Have you painted any of  your walls with colors other than white, beige, or tan?
LOL!  When I was very young, I painted rooms gold and green.  I painted the nursery apricot and then after having an ultrasound discovered we were having a boy. DH painted the nursery white immediately!  Since then I've kept the walls a neutral color.

4.  What is your favorite way to have a hamburger?  If you do not eat meat, what is your favorite sandwich?
I love a hamburger hot off the grill with cheese slice, pickles, mustard, mayo, ketchup on a toasted onion bun! Yummy!

5.  Please finish this sentence.  If I could, I'd like to play  _____.  This could be a musical instrument, a part in a play- use your imagination:)  
I wish I could play the violin!  Click here for some of the most amazing violin music!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Anniversary Blueberries


Yes, August 4, 2014 is a special day!  DH and I are celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary today!  We are celebrating with 6 gallons of blueberries that DH picked, washed, and put up in freezer bags.

So all through the winter when we take out a freezer bag of blueberries marked 8/4/14, they will be our anniversary blueberries!

Last year was the big anniversary with the second honeymoon and the wonderful dinners and flowers.  This year was the treasured day running errands, quiet KFC dinner in the kitchen together, and the washing and packing of blueberries.  I wish when we were young we had some idea life would be so good! 

Note: Do not watch the movie Philomena unless you are prepared to cry for hours! Otherwise, it is a wonderful story! 

Back to the blueberries!