Thursday, June 26, 2008

BOORRRING....time to play outside...






OK, I have been moving stuff for an entire month, emptying out our store and trying to fit the candle/soap biz back into the chateau...NOT...did I acquire more stuff??? I'm also in the middle of redoing my kitchen, stripping the paint off the floor and taking down the 60's paneling exposing the 1930's wallpaper, so the extra stuff is a pain. Good thing I live alone...I'd be driving HIM crazy, Scratchy doesn't notice, cause it hasn't effected her space on the floor(food bowl). But living in an old farm house that's had no improvements since the 1960's paneling, is not for everyone. It drives my daughter(city gal) crazy with my lifestyle, but I'm just curious as to how simple one can live without all the conveniences and still be happy. I use a rotary mower around the house and allow the rest to blow in the wind, although keeping the trees and weeds out is a chore, the effect is beautiful in the prairie winds. The horse statue was here when I bought the house and stands as a symbol to the mustangs that once wondered the lands. It ain't much, but it's mine, all 6 acres with plenty of room for gardens. I'm trying to keep a little patch of Eden for the wildlife as the industry encroaches with light and noise pollution...maybe something a little more remote is out there for me, but for now this is it...you just wanna live in a little hundred year old pink granny's house don't ya'...maybe some day I'll don the long dresses of the pioneers as did Tasha Tudor, who we'll all miss...naaaa, I'm more the Calamity Jane type...gimmee my jeans and my boots...lotta work ta be done...I'm thinkin' of raisin' chickens and bees again, what fun!

9 comments:

Rescued For You said...

Ahhh.....What would I do if you didn't post pictures that allow me to dream???? Someday...right?? I live for the 'Somedays'. Dream the dream....unreal as though it seems.....

I puts a smile on my face and calm in my soul to get to see what you are surrounded with as both our lives have been filled with so much negative lately! It's so great for me to actually be able to FEEL your calm!

Keep snappin with the camera so others can enjoy!! K?

Always smiling,
Lorie

Jen r. said...

I am soo impressed, your cabbages are HUGE! Jen R

cconz said...

sharon, the place looks great, 6 acres, wow, that's fabulous. have a big flea market right there. i like the long grass look. it looks pretty blown in the wind.i hope you get to painting, set up that canvas outside, get to it.

High Desert Diva said...

Looks good...very peaceful. We're letting most of our 5 acres stay native, too. I like the grasses blowing in the wind.

Utah Grammie said...

Hey! You have a pony?? In your garden?? wow, you are lucky - "I" never got a pony...harumph..

THe gardens look lovely - enjoy your "piece" of mind...
Colleen

Roses and Lilacs said...

Sharon, you remind me of me;) When I moved into my old farmhouse I used to pretend I was a pioneer--well, sort of. (I know, I'm too old for pretend but when you're alone a lot it passes the time.) Anyway, my place got the remodel in the 60's too and nothing after that. My ambition for the house has been to keep it true to its origins--with a few concessions like washer/dryer, really good plumbing, really good furnace.

Your garden looks great!

Have a wonderful weekend.
Marnie

LuluRedstar/Lauri Evans said...

what a fun place! I love the pony, flamingo and Mulder watching over the estate. I am jealous of that black earth. We have hard, red clay which has to be jack-hammered prior to planting!
yipppeee
xo lulu

Christie said...

Your garden looks great! Mine is struggling. Get chickens, but you may not want to get 103 like I did. Guess I was expecting a higher loss rate than 2.

LuluRedstar/Lauri Evans said...

Sharon I love your place....It is beautiful. Would love to be there. Everything is so nice and green. And would you carry a gun with that Calamity Jane outfit? Lauri