Sunday, September 1, 2013

Gone to Find Green-er Acres, Part II

My friend Maureen, and her husband, David, are settled into their new farming life.  David seems to have taken to it like a duck to water.  You can read about the first part of their journey from city to country living here.

Here's David baling hay



Oh, hello, this is their turkey.  He will NOT be on the menu this Thanksgiving.  I don't think he has a name



I like the fence and post in the foreground



Now this is my idea of a rooster.  My friend Kathleen, (Maureen's sister), tells me that every morning at 9 AM Mr. Rooster jumps up on the table and sings his song.



New members of the flock



Inside the barn



Shortly after the first post, three cows moved on to the farm. Here they are checking out David's wood chopping skills.


I'd say he makes all the logs the same exact size, don't you agree, Elsie?






Rain, rain go away we had enough this summer.......and there are a bunch of orbs!  Love them (upper right side of photo).  So what's a gal to do when it rains?  Go antiquing!




Kathy found this coffee pot, I remember how delicious coffee was when made in such a pot.  And they "work" in a blackout 



Kathy says this photo is for me, hmmm, wonder why?  



A restful moment with Charlotte the beagle



When you have thirty acres, a private "golf course" is always available for tee time



Fore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This Keith, Maureen's nephew/Kathy's son

Ah, even down in ole Virginny......a Mets fan!  Yeah!!  Just visiting, though, folks.  He lives in Florida and is Maureen's nephew and Kathy's son.  Also very eligible, if anyone knows a single girl living near Coral Gables/BocaRaton.  ;-) And as you can see, Danny is a recent lottery winner.


Win more, Danny!



And in ending, here is some advice from a Mountain:


Reach for new heights.  Rise above it all.  There is beauty as far as the eye can see.  Be uplifting.  Patience, patience, patience.  Get to the point.  Enjoy the view!

Thanks to Maureen and David for sharing their farm experience.  Many thanks to Danny and Keith (golfer) for humoring me.  And extra special thanks to Kathy for sharing her photos from her trip this past July.

Joining Blue Monday, Seasonal Sundays, Make It Pretty Monday, What's It Wednesday, Wow Us Wednesday, Clever Chicks Blog Hop, Thursday's Favorite Things, Sweet and Simple Friday, Oh, The Places I've Been (vicariously!), Share Your Cup Thursday and From the Farm Blog Hop.   Thanks to all the hostesses.

xo

47 comments:

  1. Just got back from my country days. Had a great time and am missing the quiet a lot.

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  2. Oh, what a beautiful farm! I have enjoyed visiting through your lovely photos! Charlotte looks to be a sweet friend :)

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  3. I love the section of the country where they are located, Barbara. And - antiquing is ALWAYS a good choice, rain or not!:-)
    xo Nellie

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  4. Beautiful!! Looks very relaxing to me ~

    xo
    Pat

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  5. Wow, such a nice farm. I could be so happy living on one of these with all those animals.

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  6. How lovely! And how wonderful for you to get a chance to visit with them! I'll be traveling north soon -- my sister just moved to New Jersey and I'm headed up to spend some time there with her and then together, we're traveling to Corpus Christi to visit our youngest sister and her family. Sadly, the Virginia sister is having to stay put this go'round. Thank you for sharing this lovely place (and its owners) with us! :)

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  7. That looks like a wonderful farm. When do you get to go? Ahhh...a Mets fan. I have a big Mets fan in my family. Not John! The advice from a mountain is good stuff except for the two extra "patiences." =D

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  8. What a beautiful post Barbara! I love your comments on each photo. I have visited in the spring, summer and fall. Each season has it's own beauty. One time I would like to visit in the winter with snow on the ground. Maureen said she would have a pot of soup simmering on the wood stove when I arrive. Can't beat that!!!

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    1. And David will have fresh baked bread and freshly churned butter, and Concord grape jam from his arbor, and coffee made in the glass pot...........now you have me thinking about it!! lol ;-) xo

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  9. What a wonderful post! Although I don't live on a farm I can appreciate the change from city life to country life that your friends went through, Barbara! It looks like they really enjoy their new life. I loved seeing their kitchen in the part one post --the cast iron stove reminds me of my maternal grandmother's stove that dated from the 1800's. Did they put in a heating system in their home or do they only rely on fireplaces?

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  10. Love the farm post; those cows are pretty darn cute at the fence. Everything looks so green! I like the idea of your coffee pot; every one should own something like that for just the occasion of doing it like we "used too". Lots of smiles to ya; Hugs, Patty

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  11. I like your blue clothing, Barbara. I chose a picture of you dressed in blue to post (as you had no photo selected.)



    Thanks for joining in to celebrate Blue Monday’s 5th Blogiversary!

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  12. Looks like your friends have a very nice lifestyle. While I'm sure the farm is a lot of work, it's very rewarding! Happy Labor Day:@)

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  13. What a fun time on the farm, dear Barbara! I loved reading all your captions for each picture. Rich loved taking the grandkids to our friends' farm in Arkansas. There's nothing like being out in the country air. I'm so glad you had a great time. xo

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  14. It looks like a beautiful farm! And a little antiquing on a rainy day? Perfect!

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  15. What a fun post Barb! It looks like they're enjoying their new lifestyle! I like the picture with all the pumpkins- I'm getting in the mood for fall and the warm rich colors it brings!

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  16. Life on a farm ~ great photos and loving friendships ~ thanks, carol, xo

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  17. Antiquing is good in any weather! Looks like a lovely farm -- I like the way the cows are keeping things in line!

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  18. This is a beautiful farm. It does look like fun but I do know that farm work is hard work. Still, he is his own boss and that golf course is open any time.
    As for that rooster. That is my kind of rooster...9am. I could handle that, any earlier and he would be in the soup pot. It will interesting to watch what happens when the time changes and the days get shorter. Be sure to fill us in on that info.
    Blessings, Ginger

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  19. Looks like they dove in with gusto! Love it. :)

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  20. That was fun seeing your friends' farm experience. I like the look of the interior of that barn, and all that nice chopped wood and the cows looking at it.

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  21. I totally loved the farm photos so much. I was raised on a farm and you brought back so many memories. Thank you.
    xo, Jeanne

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  22. Such a cute post....the cows cracked me up!

    XO,
    Christine

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  23. Hello! You have a delightful blog. Thank you for leaving a comment on mine - bundt pan made me laugh. :-)

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  24. What a cute post...I am totally in love with farm life these days so I really enjoyed reading this.
    Wishing you a wonderful week!!!
    XO Barbara

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  25. I loved seeing the farm and their new way of life. How many inquiries has Danny received - he's a cutie!!

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  26. A 9 am Rooster! I love it. I've heard that turkeys make very loyal pets. This was such a fun share. :)

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    1. Hi Laura,

      Ted the rooster really cock a doodle doo's way before 9am. For some unknown reason he hops on the porch swing every morning at 9:00 and sings his song.Living in Florida it's such a wonderful change of pace being in the country. Oh, and by the way I am still enjoying the candlestick serving plate and spoon I purchased from you . It has a special spot in my china cabinet.

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  27. Hi Barbara,

    I so enjoyed this post! I remember your post from last year when you shared pictures of your friends' wonderful farm house. I loved it!! My favorite pics are the three darling cows checking out the wood pile and the one with the hay rolls in the field (background of the picture). As always, I enjoy your sense of humor. :)

    I'm glad your friends are so happy with their farm life. We passed farm after farm on our way home from the beach, and I love to see them. Have a great week, Barbara!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  28. What a wonderful post, Barbara! It reminds me of the times that I spent on farms where my friends lived, when I was growing up. The landscape is incredible! I am glad that you had fun and loved those shopping photos. The pumpkins were so cute!

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  29. Love this post and love all the pics Barbara!:)

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  30. What a beautiful place!! I love the green pastures and the blue, blue sky! Thank you for sharing!

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  31. Love the rolling hills and wide open spaces.
    Beautiful!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  32. Looks like your friends are enjoying their new life, Barbara. Great photos!...Christine

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  33. Dearest Barbara,
    What a fun visit to your friend's huge farm♡♡♡ And I also enjoyed your caption, my friend♪♪♪

    PS> Thank you so much for the link of the video; but somehow it didn't work and I couldn't open it.

    Have a lovely rest of the week. Lots of Love and hugs, xoxo Miyako*

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  34. Oh, what a bucolic surrounding! Love all the chicken and the turkey. What a peaceful environment.

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  35. beautiful countryside and that's a lot of grass to mow....fun!

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  36. I think we all have a dream of living on a farm like that. They are living their dream. They are lucky that rooster doesn't crow til 9. Love the pumpkin collection. Joni

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  37. Nice post, great blog, following :)

    Good Luck :)

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  38. A very lovely post Barbara. I can see the farm life is very relaxing. The animals all look happy too. t is a different way of life. privacy galore too. We live on 26 acres, so I can relate. xoxo Linda

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  39. Great post, Barb!! I survived painting the LR, barely!! Thanks so much for stopping by all the time!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  40. So pretty! And I'd love for their rooster to teach the one across the street here to crow at 9am instead of his 5am!

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  41. Barbara, I loved the advice from the mountain! So happy to have you back also. 30 acres, now that's some farm. What the life! Hard, but so rewarding. Loved that platter. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  42. OK, I just checked and saw that the original post was posted last year when I was on my last blog break (job loss). I am going back to read through it now, but I just had to say that this looks so wonderful! I have that same "Green Acres" dream. Unfortunately my Oliver doesn't share it.

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