"...it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all..."~Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, October 17, 2014

....nature's paint brush.......

.......the rain has finally quit, and we took advantage of a beautiful fall day, and took the Gator out for a ride through our woods and fields......till next time......smiles, Linda







Wednesday, October 8, 2014

home to roost........

........a beautiful day here today, so I have been catching up on some outside work, like re-calking windows and cleaning siding.......but, wanted to show you my new chickens......not real ones, but vintage salt and pepper shakers.........I lined them up on my kitchen window, so I could enjoy them while I am doing my dishes........you will notice I seem to have a collection going on......till next time....smiles






Sunday, October 5, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

.....after all these years......

.......do you remember the table I was having made ?????? well, we picked it up yesterday....and after my post yesterday,  if you could love a piece of furniture, then I love this.......the story behind makes it so special......just to refresh your memory.....I have searched high and low for a rustic farmhouse table.....couldn't find one I just loved and if so it would usually be too much $$$$$........so a light bulb went off in hubby's head, and it dawned on him he had some salvaged lumber in the barn.......not any lumber,  this lumber came from the smoke house he dismantled years ago on our property.....we live on the old farm grounds...... the farm has been in his family for 170 years or more !!!!!!!!  the wood came from the trees right here in our woods......yellow popular......the wood had so much character, nail holes, oil stains, blue paint, even the initials carved  from hubby's uncle......I had the gentleman who made the table, leave all the character and just LIGHTLY sand it......the only new wood are the legs on the table and bench...and they are black walnut......so, it was well worth the wait.........till next time...smiles, Linda






Tuesday, September 30, 2014

...... September morn........

........another beautiful September morning, here at Remember When Farm.......hubby let the chickens out and is going to feed cows, and Lily is spending the day with me.......life is good.....but not for all......in case you missed it, Joan Lunden from Good Morning America, has been diagnosed with breast cancer.......her's couldn't even be detected with a mammogram, it is so deep......my heart goes out to all who suffer from cancer....men, women and children.......as Joan Lunden spoke of her cancer on the Today show this morning, her eyes filled with tears and she said how sometimes we have to face death to really appreciate life.......so true......little things we take for granted.......hot coffee on a cold morning....grandchildren laughing........birds singing......a good movie......sitting on the porch.......home made chocolate cake.......a good book.....doing nothing and not feeling guilty.......family and friends.........omg, I could go on and on.......I just finished recovering from shingles.....while uncomfortable, painful, and ugly......it is nothing......it could have been worse......all in all my health is good, although it takes a lot of medicine and
lifestyle changes to keep it that way......I am ever so thankful and blessed......smiles...Linda

Saturday, September 27, 2014

.....a different road......

........just wanted to let you know, I have opened a Face Book page for my little business here at home....Remember When Farm......here you might find.....sock cats, ditty bags, simple stitcheries, and my calico covered boxes......it is listed under the name.....simple and hand-dids from Remember When Farm......thanks for visiting !!!!!!!!