Tuesday, November 6, 2012
November 6 At The Shed
Greetings and Holykisses,
This past week's been a blurr and once again, blogging got put on the back burner.
I've been waiting for this day though! Not that I'm very political at all but I love my country and I'm thankful that I get to cast my very own vote-
my own voice! Myguy and I just got home from casting our ballots together.
-- It's been a beautiful and chilly day.
I should be painting on the old shop but hopefully I can pick up my paintbrush tomorrow. I've been working on the last oubuilding to paint .... yay! The barns done, the big red shed behind our house- done; and only a couple days left I think on our old shop. It feels the best to have the barn done. Myguy actually posed me with a heartwrenching question about all that this week. It went something like, "Ya know... that olde barn can't take much more." He's right I know;... and so we sat dreaming what if's. Ya know... what if someday we could build a new barn?? Hmm.... I can't quite imagine it yet. I love this rusty olde barn. Before I began painting it, our youngest son, told me he thought it'd look better if we tore all the rusty tin off the roof and put new on. That- and the shed too.... It sounded so ... easy? But he doesn't see what I see. For over 20 years, Myguy has worked hard to keep it standing. It was old and in bad shape when we moved here and that was over 20 years ago. For the past two decades; we've fought termites, years, and many storms where sheet iron got blown up. Every nail holding that roof on, - just this past year; Myguy painstakingly dobbed each and every nailhead with tar so the roof didn't leak on my cupboards, rabbit cages etc etc. You can't even imagine the time he's invested... not just for barn's sake... but for me. Every time I look at that rusty old roof; I feel more love than a million bouquets of pink roses given on Valentines day. So, I hope it keeps standing awhile longer.
--Earlier today I planted.
My leather gloves were shucked and beautiful potting soil found it's way up under my fingernails. (joy) Some days that's like getting a tea of miracle grow for my soul. Finally got some pansies planted in the washtub by the door and all the mums used to decorate the front porch got planted too. They were pretty well blossomed out and needed a place to be and grow. They now reside around the Zephyr wood cookstove beyond the garden. I so hope next Spring they all bloom their purdy little heads off. It felt -good out in the chilly breeze... planting! The chickens were busily kicking up leaves around me searching for bugs and Addie, Francy and even Sallycat puttered with me around the gardens. -- After that, I carried the antique stove photo'd above up near the house. It warmed my heart behind the potting shed this Summer but I think it's time to bring it inside. First though, I'll carry it to the shop and blow it out good with the air hose to get any critters out. Then, should I paint it... or leave it? Can't decide? Either way; I'm still seeing white pillars and votives flickering away on it.
Other than that; I climbed an old wood ladder and hung a rusty star at the peak of our barn today.
I like it alot but have decided to take it back down and give it a couple coats of white spray paint.. The rusty color just doesn't show up against the barn red at all.
Well, it's time to start putting some supper together.
A big pork tenderloin simmered away in the crockpot all day yesterday and tonight it's
getting drowned in bbq sauce! My tummy growls just thinkin about it!
Thinking of you all and praying for our great country today!