Thursday, January 31, 2008


Wall -- An upright structure of wood, stone,etc., serving to enclose, divide, or protect.

This is my neighbor's wall. He made it himself. His wall runs down all their property next to the road. There is an opening in front of their home.

My neighbors are very talented. If they can dream it they can make it happen. They are both artists. If you ever get an invite, be sure to go. My eyes can never take in all the interesting, beautiful, things they accomplish.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Addie has updated her blog. Go leave her a comment. Thanks!!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

A Present from Janie

Blogland is such a wonderful place.

When the mailman came today he was bearing gifts. A box all the way from my friend, Janie, from Texas.

Don't you just love getting boxes covered in stamps? I covered our addresses with the white strips. After unrolling lots of bubble wrap, I discovered my gift. A wonderful Noah's Ark in a snow globe.

Thank You so muchJanie. I love it. And I love the letter you sent with it. I will treasure it all the more because it was yours.

But that wasn't all she sent. She also sent me a new vine to try. She sent me Shell Pea Vine seeds. I don't know this vine and will need instructions on when to plant. Janie is a Master Gardener. Check out her blogspot when you have time. Thanks again

Friday, January 25, 2008


Sometimes I think I'm fast losing mine. I have to write notes for everything. For instance, yesterday I hung a big note on the refrigerator saying... "CAll Lottie... Then call Shirley"... I had been promising Shirley I would get her Lottie's address for over a week. Each day would pass and I still didn't have it done. So the first thing that my face saw the next morning was the sign. I waited to call Lottie around nine, got the information and called Shirley immediately... otherwise I would still be sitting here never having made the call.

You know the email that goes around from time to time saying you start something, then notice something else needs doing, you move to that and then see something else... and when your day is over you're tired but got nothing accomplished... that's me!! I must get better!!

I suppose the best thing for me would be to make long lists and cross off things as I go. Something has got to change. For now, the hurried I go the behinder I get!!

Any Suggestions?

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


An old, old photo of my grandmother's family. "Grandma" told us that the day the photograph was made, she borrowed the jewelry she wore in the picture. They all wore their best. One of the younger brothers has his shoes on the wrong feet. My grandmother is the tallest girl on the left of the picture.

You have probably noticed the pictures I have posted on my blogspot asking for prayer for Addie and Scott. Both of their family trees go back to this family. Addie's great grandmother is also my grandmother, the tallest girl on the left. Scott's great grandmother is the other girl on the back row.

Please continue to pray for their safe return. Thanks!!

Monday, January 21, 2008


So what do you think about Global Warming, you ask. I will tell you my thoughts for THIS weekend. The weathermen had predicted snow, 2-4 inches for my area. They were running winter warnings all day on Saturday. The snow would start at 4 PM they said. WRONG!!

At 10 PM when my husband went out for the last feeding of the baby goats for that day, he told me it was snowing. I went to the window and looked toward the yard light. I could see no snow or any precipitation at that time. I thought he was fooling me. Yet, when he came in, he said there was some accumulation on the lower part of the windshield of my car.

At the 11 o’clock newscast, the news people were all standing outside in their caps, scarves, and coats. You just could see a few flakes falling through the winter mix. The main weatherman was holding a snowball about the size of a soft ball. I wondered how many car windshields he had scraped to get that much snow. There certainly wasn’t any on the ground.

On Sunday morning there was no sign of snow anywhere in my neighborhood…. Just cold temps.

Sunday night CBS had a documentary on Global Warming. The scientist on there were very convinced that the ice is melting on the two poles. As I was watching the show, a thought popped into my head. Who you gonna’ believe… The men on TV or God. Sit here and believe what they are saying or walk outside and see what God is doing. Y’all "out side" was very cold last night. Not a record…but still cold for us!

Scientist cannot tell us whether it will snow or not, but THINK they can predict the future… Don’t talk to me about Global Warming today… maybe next summer we can discuss it!!

Think I'll run down to Rabaul and see Jules.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

More Small Town Art

Saw this one painted on the side of a building in Plymouth N.C.

Today, I'm sitting inside watching it rain. The weather people say we will have snow later today. If we do, I will probably have to do two posts today..LOL

This is a good day to finish up a Nicholas Sparks book I'm reading. This book is
The Guardian.

I know we will have to make a run today to get goat feed. Then we will be all set for the snow!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Small Town Art

A lot of the small towns in our area have paintings on the side of some buildings.

This Mural is on a building in Trenton, North Carolina. We were there last Thursday. We had checked out the Trenton Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Flea Market. We saw many interesting things all ready on the property that were to be auctioned on Saturday.

Monday, January 14, 2008

An Update

I got a wonderful surprise yesterday at Church. Justin was sitting with his mom. He was back from "the dessert". He has a two week leave then has to report to Fort Bragg. We were all so thankful for his safe return. Still waiting for Addie and Scott to get back. Please continue to pray for our troops!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Noah's Ark

This is the Noah's Ark that Sandy gave me for Christmas. She said it would need some tender loving care. I love it!!
In the center section is a merry-go-round. I must figure out how that works.
Also included in the package were these blade-like pieces. I will need husband's help with this. Thank You Sandy!
This is a Noah's ark candle that my mom gave me a few years back.
These are some that I bought myself. Somehow this collection never really got started.

Now that Sandy has gifted me with the large Noah's Ark, I might just have to look for more. Thanks again Sandy!!

I now know what everyone was talking about with blogger troubles. It took me all afternoon to get this post published. LOL

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Walk In The Woods

A Warm Pretty Day In January!

A Nice Day For A Walk.

An Old Stump Left To Rot Away.

Remains Of A Tree House Started By Grandchildren.

It Was Once High Up This Pine.

Coming Out To Our Neighbor's Field.

Hope You Enjoyed Our Walk.

Monday, January 7, 2008

I miss Jewell and her ten children

When I first started blogging, there was a family of ten children and a mother named Jewell. She had the most beautiful pictures on her blog. I remember the pictures of the little girls with the olives on each finger. The pretty dishes they bought at the yard sales and thrift stores. The older boys buying the younger ones bikes. The older girls making the younger ones clothes. It was just simply a wonderful blog. The last few blogs I saw the dad was looking a new job and the family was checking out new homes. This was one of the most interesting blogs ever to me! Does anyone know if this blog is still continuing? Does anyone know how I can get on her approved list?

Saturday, January 5, 2008

First of the New Year Babies

Update: More babies have arrived making the total so far 15 kids.

On a cold winter night, January 4,2008, six new babies were born at Curt's Goat Farm. Two goats had 3 babies each. My husband had made numerous trips to the barn and before we went to bed we knew there were six. Since goats only have 2 feeding places, my husband hardly slept, wondering if all the babies were getting milk. First thing this morning, he took a trip to town to buy a baby bottle. He has been helping the nannies feed their kids. They are all up on their feet .. expected to do well. So far he has 5 girls and 1 boy.

These are the second born. They are not too active yet. Still huddled together staying warm.

These are the first born. They are up on their feet exploring their world. Too active to get them all together in one picture.

As I've said before, I am not an animal lover, but even I think baby goats are cute!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

My People Bell Collection

Here are some of my bells. You will notice that I have many that look alike, but with slight differences.

I had taken some of the angel ones out to use for Christmas. So before I put them away, I decided to show you my collection. These are all bells!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Franciscan Basket

Thanks Sandy for the Christmas Present!!

I love it! And Thanks So Much for the Noah's Ark!! I will post pictures later!! You are too good to me!!