Country Living Series

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Random pix

Here's a bumper sticker I saw recently:


There is an older woman in our small church who is a staggeringly good artist.  She painted this picture and put it up for a raffle in a local store to raise money for reshingling our church roof.  Is this beautiful or what?


Awwww....


Our older daughter's elderly piano teacher also teaches harp.  Her husband, who used to work on the harps when necessary, passed away a few years ago, so now when she needs sharpers put on a harp, she calls upon Don.


Pretty sunset.


Flocks of Canada geese.


These are swans.


Italian sausage, out of the canner.


Forming a human chain with neighbors to bring up the firewood we cut a few days ago.  It was about 4:30 in the afternoon and as you can see, very dark already.


We got this wagon-full, with about the same amount we stacked by the side of the road that we'll pick up today.

9 comments:

  1. What a great snapshot of rural life! I love the painting, i hope the winner truly appreciates the beauty of it, she is a very talented lady!

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  2. It is a nice painting. We get huge flocks of pelicans around here for a short period of time. To appreciate what they are doing in flight you would need to shoot them in live action. It's kind of like sky ballet. They seem to be playing while they look for the next place to find some food. It is something to see.

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  3. Beautiful stuff. I had to look twice to ascertain the picture of Miss L and YD wasn't a painting, too!

    I see ya ain't got no snow....or at least hadn't at the time the photos were taken. We got our first snow yesterday, and it stuck. It started snowing again really this morning and hasn't stopped. Waaaaaaa.

    A.McSp

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  4. I want one of those bumper stickers. I love it. It would go right next to my Annoy a Liberal sticker!
    Paintedmoose

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  5. I absolutely LOVE the human chain for your firewood. My mother had a saying for everything. For that chain she would have said, "many hands make light work." She was right. When is the barnraising? :)

    Anonymous Patriot
    USA

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  6. Sadly I live in teh suburbs of a big city and I can honestly say that you would be hard pressed to get our neighbors off the couch to help anyone with anything.

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  7. Patrice,
    Did you grind the and season the sausage yourself? I'm assuming you did. Our Italian sausage seems to never have enough oomph to it. Would you mind sharing your spice to meat ratio? Also, how is it out of the can? I am wanting to make and can some sausage in the next month, as well as dried beans, more meat and who knows what else.

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  8. No, I'm sorry to say the Italian sausage (it's pork sausage, BTW) didn't come from us. We haven't raised any pigs yet, though I'd like to someday. The sausage was simply on sale at the grocery store so I bought 14 lbs to can up for future lasagnas.

    - Patrice

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  9. Patrice, my offer still stands...if you get some pigs, I've got the hog scalding pot for you. I can deliver it to you, free for the asking. Of course, you'd want it only if you are doing the butchering yourselves. (I'll have to look to see if the thing is rusted out, haven't looked at it for years and it sits outside. It's raining now, so won't look until the weather clears up, which probably won't be until about March.)

    Anonymous Patriot
    USA

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