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Sunday, February 08, 2009

My yellow crocus are blooming. The purple ones are up but not blooming yet. My daffodils are up too. I hope they really bloom well this year. I love spring for all the flowers that begin to bloom. We will be raking the leaves back soon on the iris bed and we are going to try to get some wild fern to plant in our fern garden. Pictures will be coming soon.


My Little Black Dress

Saturday, February 07, 2009

How many of us have that "Little Black Dress"...You know I have to honestly say I don't have one. I would like one. I do have a red one but no black. I may put that on my wish list when I reach my goal.

By the way, doesn't my new little granddaughter Baby Molly Belle look sweet in her little black dress. She looks like she is exhausted from a night out on the town.


Smoke house

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Sonny and the middle son have been making venison sausage and smoking it so they decided to build a bigger smoke house. We had the homemade heater already so they set it up behind our house. Sonny poured a concrete base and he used lumber we had sawn at local small saw mill (from pine that fell in front yard during hurricane last summer). He fired it up to see if it would work and it seems to do fine. He made a steel water pan and sausage hooks and grating shelves for the inside. Now we just need something to smoke to try it out. I'm sure the neighbors think we have an outhouse as it sort of looks like it except for this huge stove out in the front of it.
(The dog is one of our yard dogs named Jewels)

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

I came across this quote from George Carlin and it is so true.

"That's all you need in life, a little place for your stuff. That's all your house is: a place to keep your stuff. If you didn't have so much stuff, you wouldn't need a house. A house is just a pile of stuff with a cover on it. That's what your house is, it's a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff. Sometimes you gotta move, gotta get a bigger house. Why? No room for your stuff anymore. You've gotta move all your stuff, and maybe put some of your stuff in storage. Imagine that there's a whole industry based on keeping an eye on your stuff."

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    It's true a house is just a place to put your stuff. A home is what you make out of that house. It is a place to hold love. Material possessions are just something to make life easier but can be easily replaced. Nice quote, thanks. Pam

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Deep snow WOW

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I'm sure the snow gets deeper in many places but to me this is almost unthinkable. I live in Arkansas and we may get one or 2 snowfalls a year and only a few inches. It usually melts at least in a week. I've only seen it 12inches deep here once in my lifetime. I just can't imagine it so deep that the deer have to plow their way though with only their heads above. I've seen pictures of where houses are almost covered and it just seems so unreal. I couldn't imagine living where it is that cold or where there is that much snow. I might want to visit but never live in places like that. I'm wondering how the animals find food when the snow is that deep. And where do they sleep. It makes me really thankful that I live where I live. I'm so fortunate.

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    Poor dears. That is saying it all. I can remember when I was younger and my uncles had to walk groceries to us because the snow was up to our door and the alley we lived on was so full of snow, no car could get through. So they parked at the end of the alley and brought groceries to us. That was a lot of years ago and then the winters got milder, but this year we had quite a bit of snow and I want it to melt LOL.

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