Monday, March 17, 2014

Snapshots of a Country Day....

It's been a beautiful day down here in the country. The wind did, indeed, die down about 3:00 this morning!
But it WAS cold when we woke up!

Louis Dean knows his way around the kitchen - even a small camper one!
He fixed sausage patties - he mixes a hot sausage with a maple flavored one - and eggs while I made blueberry biscuits.

The eggs are farm fresh from Dean's chickens.
It looks like they are already colored for Easter!

While we were eating our breakfast we looked out the window and could see Dean and Robert doing some Karate exercises to warm up on this chilly morning!
Louis Dean used his big fancy camera and a zoom lens to take their picture.
They were really quite far away!

Lucy is loving it out here!! She is a buddy with all the other dogs.
Lucy is like a city dog visiting her country dog cousins.
From the time we arrived she pretty much abandoned us in favor of Dean and Sherry and their place!
She only returned to the camper this afternoon to be with me.
She is asleep at my feet as I journal tonight.

Louis Dean has enjoyed fishing in between his working on the house.

This boat is waiting to be tested in the water.
So far no takers!! I want to go out in a boat but I want one that is sure to FLOAT!!

LD had three spells of fishing today - morning, afternoon and evening!
Right at the end he caught a good sized cat fish - a little over a pound.
You could hear him whoop and holler all the way up here to the camper!

This was our dinner tonight. We ate about 5:00 which is much earlier than we eat at home. It was the perfect time here!!
Dean grilled the pork chops and I fixed the potatoes wrapped up in foil packages to put on the grill with them.
He told me about cooking onions the same way - sliced up and salt and peppered with a big spoon of butter.
They melt in your mouth!!

Since it stays light longer I went back to work on the woodwork in the house we are helping fix up.
I sanded, painted, sanded, slapped some warmer paint on in streaks and will stain it tomorrow. Then turn it over and do the other side.

All the trim is finished and waiting in a corner!

In between the coats of paint and sanding I walked around the ranch.
Yard art......

Machines that tell a story.....

A new fire pit in the making......

Lucy and one of the horses.......

Pretty soon here came the other two!!

Lucy is having the time of her life!

I sat here on this pretty seat and read for awhile. The birds were all chirping in the background!
Roosters were crowing and the geese were honking!

This is the meadow where they have Karate events.

My favorite bench! It overlooks the lake Louis Dean fishes.
Except it's not really a lake but a 'tank.' Looks like a lake to me!

Turkeys are funny creatures!

This was the sunset as I came back to the camper this evening!

It's beautiful in the country!!!


Deb said...

oh boy what a fun place...I could have a blast their with my your photos...and the story to go along with them...

Blondie's Journal said...

It looks like you are enjoying the country for all of the same reasons I do...the peacefulness, the slow life and seeing all your loved ones, including pets, just eating up all that Mother Nature has to offer!



Wanda said...

A picture journal... I love it..I could feel the peace and beauty of the country and I could smell breakfast and dinner. Those eggs. Bet the yokes were deep yellow orange. Yumm.
Thanks for sharing your visit to the was a great visit.

Sandra said...

what a wonderful place to live and visit.. love the horse and Lucy shot. and tell LD i think that boat is supposed to be IN the water to fish from it. LOL...

Kelly said...

Sounds like the perfect day. My husband would love to have land like that! It's all so beautiful. I love the horses running around too.

Estelle's said...

Thank you Linda for allowing us all to share your day in the country.....wish I was there! How fun!!!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

I know you are having lots of fun on the farm! Is the little house you are fixing up for you and LD?

bj said...

O, how fun....I know ya'll are really enjoying taking a turn in the country.
Love all your photos...
Planning on doing some country living...???

Susie said...

Linda, I am loving all your pictures. The meadow is so peaceful looking, so inviting. I laughed just thinking of you hearing LD get excited fishing. What a life girl. Your sunset was the perfect ending picture. Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

Angie said...

Sounds like a wonderful relaxing day! Loved all the pictures. Your dinner looked amazing. I love cooking potatoes and onions in foil packets. We always do it when we go camping. It gives them so much flavor! Enjoy the rest of your stay Linda!

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

You've got the makings of a lovely country calendar there! Beautiful pic's.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

How beautiful and peaceful.
There is nothing better than country fresh!
Those eggs look amazing!