Monday, May 09, 2011

Old Homestead

I tell you, I just don't mean for this much time to go by between posts but I guess I've just been scatterbrained and unorganized lately. And very busy trying to get another large batch of pottery produced and out the door. Anyway, I'm going to try to be a little more consistent with my posting. I also keep forgetting that can write the posts anytime and schedule them to post later. DUH!! I wonder sometimes how I walk around talk at the same time. I have lots of projects going on that I want to show ya'll, so I have plenty to blog about.
At any rate, yesterday Jack and I went up to Mama's for Mother's Day and spent lots of time with her. We were the only ones that showed up but we spent the time doing some chores for her around the house and I cooked too and we had a nice lunch. This photo is taken in her back yard looking towards my grandmother's old house. Jack actually owns the property on this other side of my grandma's old place. Mama met him first see, and got him to go meet me. She tries to be slick sometimes! I guess it worked that time.
I love the enormous, ancient old oak trees between my Mom's place and Granny's. They have always been this big it seems. They have seen many a family reunion, back when we had family alive. Many games of badminton, horseshoes and lots of homemade ice cream.

DeeDee, Mama's ol' cat, found her a good spot to nap on one of the lower limbs. I used to sit in this same spot when I was a kid. In fact, I had a pretty rockin' tree house in this oak.

This is not a real good photo due to the position of the sun but you can see the cattle maybe. This is the pasture across the road from Mama and where the beef was raised that we recently bought. It's a mostly quite country road; pretty secure and comfortable. I wish Mama would move closer to me but she wants to stay here.
So, we had a good visit and Jack got some stuff done over on his land. We continue to work on the chicken coop and hopefully....we will have actual chickens in about a week!! I think we are going to try to just buy 2 or 3 laying hens, already mature and then order or buy little biddies or eggs to hatch for the rest. Jack is very excited about the chickens since he has never been around farm animals. It should be as much fun to watch him as the chickens.


Sissy said...

Life is good, Annie. I'm glad you and Jack had an enjoyable time with your Mama. Showing love can never be a mistake; never.

HermitJim said...

Glad you had a good visit with Mom and I agree that watching Jack with the chickens is going to really make your day!

Heck, I'm grinning just thinking about it!

ErinFromIowa said...

What is growing on the bark of the tree the kitty is in?

edifice rex said...

Hey Sissy! Yeah, we had a good time and fixed some stuff up for Mama, which is always good.

Hey Jim! Ha! Yeah, he is so funny. I'm not sure who is going to be more perplexed with the other though, him or the chickens! lol!

Hey Erin! I'm not sure technically what it is but I think it is some type of moss. It looks like little teeny ferns. It's grown in that particular oak as long as I can remember and only in that one spot. It's kinda weird.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

I am glad you have good memories of your childhood.

Mother's Day is one of mixed emotion for me. I had a wonderful mother who has been dead for many years. I don't need the day to remember her fondly. I do almost every day.

On the other hand, I live to hope my son would honour me on mother's day.
I raised him since he was two and felt I was more his mother than father. I was the best mother he every had, better than most. He knows I feel this way so some year he may surprise me.

ErinFromIowa said...

Nooo... it is awesome. Let me know if you ever find out exactly what it is.
Your little place and it's merry band of characters make me smile.

edifice rex said...

Hey Philip! well, I hope he does someday too! It seems from what I see you were a great mother! and father!

Hey Erin! thanks! I will see if I can find out what it is.