Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Time To Check In With The Doctor.......

If you are reading this and it is Wednesday, then I did the write now and post later gadget right. Riley went to his old setter for today because G'ma has a Doctor's appointment. When I suggested to him on Monday that we take a little break from digging the fire pit, he told me that 'His Daddy doesn't take breaks'. That just means I did a good job when I raised his Daddy.

Linds at 'Rocking Chair Reflections' has so kindly blessed me with this award. This means so very much to me Linds and I thank you with all of my heart. Please drop by and visit Linds, her postings are a wonderful read and more times then not I leave her blog with post-it notes stuck all over my brain reminding me to give more thought to one thing or another or I really need to do a post on something else. Linds, if exercising the brain is a way of putting off Alsheimers, then your blog is sure to be a cure for the dreaded disease.

Now if I understand the procedure correctly, I am to pass this award on to three other people. This is one difficult task to do. I think all of the blogs on my side bar are 'Just plain fun to read' or I wouldn't have them listed. Here goes though:

Connie at 'Over Good Ground' ~Connie shares her life in California with her husband (The Prospector) and their critters.

Theresa at 'My Fairbanks Life' ~Theresa is another one of those 'thought provokers' much like Linds. She is a knitter of socks as well.

Prixie at 'Five' ~Prixie just recently moved to London from South Africa. I had been reading on her original blog 'Choco Mumbo Jumbo' and enjoyed her postings, but 'Five' is a wonderful take on the observations she makes of the people and world around her as she travels through her daily life in London.

Great stuff all of them. Congratulations girls..... You all have captured my loyalty and friendship.

This is just a sampling of one of the many things J.D. has been doing for the past few weeks. He found a saw mill not far from the house that cuts cross ties and gives him the scrap slabs that they cut from the lumber for nothing.

He can get the ends of the cross ties that they cut away from the cross ties for a ridiculously cheap price. I am thinking they charged him $15 for a trailer load.

By the time we start firing up the wood stoves again, this wood should be nice and seasoned. I'm pretty sure we will stay warm this winter thanks to J.D.'s hard work.

We were on our way home through Amish country the other day and I snapped this picture as an example of Amish farm equipment being refueled. This photo just doesn't do justice to these beautiful horses. They are Clydesdales and the muscular make up of these beautiful creatures is astounding.

I hope your Wednesday was filled with love and happiness.


Mike Golch said...

Jo congrats on the award. yes you blog is a fun to read blog.that is why you are part of my side bar as well as JD's is fun to read as well.

Hugs and Blessings,that's my story and I'm sticking to it! you can always award this to other folks,me thinks!

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Congrats on the award, Jo, and well deserved! :o)

More times than I really want to think about, I helped my Daddy haul scrap wood from the sawmills around here for our winter wood supply. That was just the beginning! After we got it home it had to be unloaded, cut into stove lengths and then split with an ax if needed, then stacked to season. After that, it had to be carried into the house and stacked behind the stove every day.

When I think about how many times that wood passed through our hands before it was actually burned in the stove I get exhausted!

I've cut whole trees and followed the same system so I know all about that too.

What a blessing to find a cheap, reliable fuel source for your winter heat!

Hope your Wednesday appointment went well. :o)

Love and hugs,


Katt said...

What a great blog to read and visit. I am envious of your mountian vuew. I was raised in the country but now live in a big city. I sooo miss the country. I am so glad that JD asked me to come over and visit your site. I will surely come back often. May I add you to my blog list?
God Bless

farmlady said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the award. What a very nice thing to do. I'm honored and mostly because it's from you.

Love, Elly Mae

P.S. Love the wood pile and congratulations on your award too.

Lib said...

Hey Jo,
Hope your appt. went well.
Can't have too much firewood. I rmember my parents cutting wood for kitchen cook stove and warm morning with a cross cut saw, we are so spoiled these days huh?
I tried to put you on my blog roll for some reason its not working.WIll keep trying .I enjoy your blog very much!

Lib said...

Hi Jo,
I kept trying until I got you on my blogroll:o)

Linds said...

I dream of wood stoves. I need one too! How wonderful to know you have the means to heat your home this winter sorted already.

And it was my pleasure, Jo. I love visiting here. I am off to visit those blogs as I speak.

Linds said...

I meant to say that I have been thinking about you and the doctor's appointment...I hope it went well.

Prixie said...

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I am honoured! Shall I give an Oscar style speech?!
And congratulations on your award!

Britt-Arnhild said...

We have a back corner at our cabin filled with logs. I love the place, with promises of warm and cozy winter nights.

Tina Coruth said...

Congratulations on your award, Jo!! J.D. is very resourceful. The cost of a cord of wood around here has skyrocketed. Many suppliers have none left to sell. Usually people can still buy cord wood as late as the fall, but at premium. They may just be out of luck. I like J.D.'s idea a lot!! I love the photo of the Clydesdales. They are beautiful!!

Steven and Aisha said...

Wow! That's a lot of wood! I love food cooked in wood stoves, do you cook there? Good job, JD! :) Congratulations on the award, Jo. You really deserve it!

Juli said...

Morning Jo :)

Congratulations on the award, much deserved !

and excellent about the wood !!

Artsy Etc. said...

Yes!! Congratulations on the award, Jo. You certainly deserve it. Sometimes I don't get all the time I like to read my friends, blogs, but yours is one I always head to first.

Wow..JD!! You have been a tad busy!! When I think of all the snuggly warm fires you will be having this winter..makes me want to come and stay at your house.

The Amish farm is lovely. I used to live in that part of the country and always loved the pristine beauty of their farms. Thanks for the treat!


judypatooote said...

Wow that's a lot of looks like it would be pretty good craft wood you ever make anything out of the scraps....? Love your picture, was it taken in Amish Southern Ohio? I have many pictures that I treasure that was taken on my trips to Berlin or Sugarcreek is a fascinating place.... judy