Thursday, October 8, 2015

Living the Country Life!

We are loving the country life! 

This morning when I woke up - after sleeping soundly! - which is the norm when we are in the COUNTRY -  there was a split second when I forgot we were HERE instead of at home! We had our coffee and did a bit of reading before we headed down to do our morning chores!

Farmer Chapman put his gloves on so he wouldn't hurt his city hands!

My chore was to feed and water the chickens.

I got a bonus!!

Louis Dean unpinned the goats and moved them so they could eat.

I helped him! I happened to get the more energetic goat so it was I that needed those manly gloves more than my more delicate husband!

Later in the  afternoon we moved them up by the camper so they could 'mow' some of the growth around there.

Just a man and his goats......

I fed the ducks and believe me, they came as soon as I called them, flying across the pond as fast as they could get to me!

Lucy is bewildered! Her beloved Dean is NOT here and she simply can't wrap her dog brain around that! She slept in the camper last night because I called her up from down where she was STILL waiting for Dean to open his door. This morning she took off back down there as soon as we got up and she stayed right by the steps to his trailer all afternoon. Poor girl! 

Louis Dean bought a new grill and was busy putting it together.

His grandson arrived and things started to go much faster!
They nearly got it all done!

While they worked outside, I was inside doing some writing and research.

My sister, Deanie, and I remember our Granny watching what she called 'her stories' way back when we were little girls. This would be in 1952 - 1957.
I brought my satchel full of notes and old photographs and it's amazing how quickly time flies when you start visiting the past!!

Right as I was starting to prepare dinner I remembered to run out and take a picture of this evening's sunset. We have had some clouds today which was nice but still no rain.

Our day is done and I hopped up to go out and take this photo before I close.
As you can see, Louis Dean is patiently waiting for me out there on the deck.
The stars aren't all that visible tonight since we have the cloud cover.
Still, it's a fine night to sit outside and enjoy the country life!!!


Angie said...

You look so cute in that apron. Looks like you guys love it there. I know your in heaven with all those adorable critters. Your camper lights look pretty. You can decorate anything :)

Jutta said...

Wow - what a lovely day!

Aloha Acres said...

Chris & I are sitting here reading your blog and just saying, "That'll be us someday. I want that to be us." I love your stories and the life you share with us. You two are such a great couple. I'm trying to get Chris to wait on me with a glass of wine every afternoon, too, but he keeps saying, "Not yet. Not until I'm retired." Sigh :)

Linda said...

Don't wait!!! We have to live each day like it was our last! If there is one thing I have learned - it is DON'T WAIT!!! All we have is today. Live with no regrets. Use those special linens or whatevers....drink that glass of wine with your beloved under the off of your very best china and drink from your best crystal! This moment in ime is all that you have now and there is no promise you will have more. Do NOT put off LIFE and the living thereof!! Spoken by a 67 year old lady married to a 79 year old man and still living each day to the very fullest!

Kathy said...

I agree so much with what you told "Say What". I try to live that way too ever since my dad died at 64 two months before he was set to retire. You have to live life now. And you sure do! Look at you with that freshly laid egg. Those goats are so cute. I have to show them to my sister -- she loves goats. I like the lights you put up around your deck. They look so pretty.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

Every day is a gift. I love that you embrace the life you have, that you reach out to others, that you share the gift of art with others.


Arlene @Nanaland said...

I remember those "stories" loved seeing the pictures of the screen shots. I am sure those stories were very tame compared to the soaps of today!!

Jill said...

Country is pretty real for us, lol and one day I hope to have goats! I used to watch the guiding Light with my mom and then later when I grew up :-)
Have a great weekend!


Aloha Acres said...

I wrote a long reply last night and it disappeared. :/ Thank you for this. I do think this is probably the best advise I'll ever received. And I am on it. I plan to live life to the fullest. ((hugs))

Sweet Tea said...

That country air is agreeing with you.
So nice to see you feeling good again.

Carole said...

Do you get mosquitoes? In the summer I have to slather myself with insect repellent whenever I sit outside! A pain. Cheers from Carole's Chatter