Today, Patrice of Everyday Ruralty, is hosting her Chats on the Farmhouse Porch; I’m playing along.
1. Who do you look like in your family? Used to be, I looked like Sam P. Spade; we both have had…which is it?…blonde hair which was is…which is it?…usually rather unkempt. Mine because I forget to brush it, except with my fingers, and his because he’s part Spaniel Terrier. Since I’ve started going gray white, I look like Lily except I’m older than dirt and she’s a young’un.
2. Would you rather read a novel, poem, magazine or how-to book? Depends. Don’t you love those kind of answers? not. I read mysteries for diversion, poems for comfort, and my magazines and how-to books are, usually, along the same genre; I enjoy reading about fiber and textile arts.
3. Is there anything in your future that seems challenging, daunting or larger than life? No, but then I get out of bed and the challenges try to overwhelm me! Actually, since Dave died, each and every day has been a challenge but God has been faithful each and every day so life has worked out well. Currently, I’m getting the farm and house ready for winter and that takes a lot of physical labor. When the days aren’t sunny, I spend them inside tagging things I want to sell at an auction house. It’s the season of downsizing, selling things, giving things away, deciding what I want to keep. Change is the only constant in our life, save Christ, and I’m dealing with change as best I can.
4. Do you have any big projects for this season? Autumn and winter bring quilting, spinning and working the studio but that’s after getting the farm and house ready for winter. For Christmas, I usually make gifts – quilts, knitted hats, scarves, hand warmers – and now is the time to quilt, spin and knit.
5. Please finish this: It made me so happy to ____…weeeelllll, I’m a contented person, much more so than happy. So many things bring joy into my life…watching the kittens play, looking at the fawn across the fence, watching eagles soar over the valley, walking amongst the sheep, petting the horses, spinning yarn, quilting, drinking a good cup of coffee or tea. Indeed, my middle name, Kay, is Celtic for happy and I suppose my disposition is happy although, like I’ve said, I think of myself more as contented. So much of my life is spent in solitude; Dave and I were contented to be with each other, to spend most of our time together and that really hasn’t changed. I need solitude, probably more so than most, and that solitude also has to come with silence. The noise of the radio or television, mostly, is grating although I do enjoy some programs on both. So, happy…not so much; contented…greatly!
P. S. Hiya Wendell…this is HayJ, I live with Sandra at Thistle Cove Farm. For a little thing, she takes pretty good care of us; she does her best anyway. Not her fault she doesn’t have thousands of acres for us to enjoy. I’m an American Curly x Percheron and don’t think there are that many in the world. I know of only one other black and white and he’s not as big as me; I’m about 18 hands and two thousand pounds. Anyway, just wanted to say hello; hope your day goes as perfectly as I expect mine to go! Sandra always says our farm is “beautiful one day and perfect the next”!
Blessings ~ contentment ~ my family ~
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