Sunday, October 17, 2010
If you happen to find yourself traveling down I- 95 through N.C. be sure to take the Red Oak exit and head for Fisher Pumpkin Farm. It was just what I needed to bring me out of the blues.
The exterior is painted barn red which makes it quite the proper background for beautiful pumpkins and gourds.
Beautiful, magical gourds are displayed inside. It was a busy afternoon and I didn't get the name of the artist but hopefully I'll get back for another visit before the season ends.
I fell in love with this fluffy feathered chick.
The old log building below isn't part of the farm but I had to stop and take a picture of it on the way home. I always look for it when I'm out in the area. Isn't it beautiful; just think of the stories it could tell.
Blessings to all!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Anyway I had more pictures to add but again they have disappeared so I'll leave at this and finish cleaning the fireplace.
Blessings from the mad house!!!
Hello Everyone; well we began moving early one morning almost two weeks ago, with a somewhat organized plan. We took several of our furbabies to the new house first only to find out that all of the water lines were not working and had to be replaced. From that point things went down hill real fast, let me tell you that just about everything that could go wrong has gone wrong and just when I thought it couldn't get much worse well then the tax man cometh No kidding, it seems they have determined that they over paid me on a refund 4 years ago what better time to swoop in than now. Well the van broke down, all hell broke lose at work, the TV just quit, our hours got cut and my schedule has changed and two of my precious babies got out and disappeared in the mist of the madness. I thought about running away too but unfortunately I'm afraid of creepy crawlies and decided that instead of hiding out under the old house with Gabe and Ophelia I might as well plunge forward and try to get through it all. That's when I realized that my Imma and Sugar Bee had disappeared from the new house, they were hiding in the attic and I thought about joining them. Anyway we got the girls safely out of the attic and Gabe and Ophelia safely home to the new house and slowly began this move. The water is all fixed but we did end up having to delay many days of moving. We're almost finished but nothing went according to the some what organized plan so there is much to be unpacked and arranged and mostly I just don't know where anything is. I'm still thinking about running away.
The old plow up in the picture is a favorite of mine; my brother called it my Massey Ferguson. Since we moved only a block from the house we were in I got tired of waiting to get this thing loaded and pushed it right down the street with the lantern hanging on the side and a white pumpkin under my arm. Brother would have been proud of me. I'll try and get back later with some pictures, for some reason blogger isn't letting me load them. I hope everyone is well and enjoying this beautiful autumn weather.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Autumn has finally arrived and moving day is hovering. This time of year I usually find myself gazing into the evening sky to catch a fleeting glimpse of shadowy witches with their mystic familiars; cats and bats zipping about in glee. Tonight I may see if I can flag them down to help with the packing and sorting. I'm sure they would remind me that if I hadn't gone out to the sales this morning I would have had a few less boxes to pack today. I ONLY WENT TO THREE SALES!!! Well maybe one of the sales was a local church autumn sale with 50 vendors but I only bought a few things there.
I found this fantastic old rug beater for under $5.00. I love the old faded red handle; I also bought an old stoneware canning jar that is packed already but I'll have pictures soon of it displayed in the new house. The garden club was also having their annual sale and I was there before daylight; the witches must have been on my side as even in the dark they guided me to an antique blue & white chamber pot, a neat vintage tablecloth, a white trellis, and a white stoneware pitcher. Kirby found a great candle box, he says he doesn't see witches and fairies but I think he does.
The last sale was an estate sale and we were the first people there; we had to wait in line for 30 minutes and by the time the doors were open there was a long line behind us.
My first purchase was this antique trestle table, it has a one board top and it is pegged, I love it and it was $10.00.
I hope everyone is having a beautiful day and celebrating the beginning of summer. She arrived just after a long week of heat and ...