Thursday, April 30, 2009

I Found Out!

This is my new little bird. He is a Hermit Thrush.
There breeding habitat is mixed woods, they make cup like nest on the ground or low in a tree or shrub. That is why I only see him near the ground. With all of the hard rain I sure hope he made there nest. in the shrubs.
I love adding new birds to my list.


We have had lots of rain and look what washed up in the creek. The Bennie said it was a cow bone. There have not been cows on the land for years. What do you farm bloggers think? And this is my mystery bird.
If you enlarge this can you tell what this bird is called . There is so much poison ivy I can't get close. He is brown with spots on throat and light breast, a small bird. He is on the end of that large stick

Here he is on the ground at the bottom of tree.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Pattypats Tea Shoppe

Now if I were going to open a Tea Shoppe.
I would have had to buy this

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Fish Were Safe

but we had duck

Spring is late in Tn on Reelfoot Lake. To much wind for fishing but meet new friends.

Mind Your P's and Q's

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them "Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down. That's where we get the phrase mind your P's and Q's

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Who's The Man

Trivia Monday

The Barn Swallow The long tail of a Barn Swallow may indicate the quality of the individual bird. Females perfer to mate with males that have the longest and most symmetrical tails.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

What do you do when it Rains?

I go to the book store. Maggie Ann over at Knitting Kat read the books Annie's People by Beverly Lewis so I found book 1 to start. I can't remember who's blog had The Pilot's Wife. I found this book on the 5.00 table. The Quilter's Homecoming by Jennifer Chiaverini. I like it so well I am going to try her other books. (Elm Creek Quilts series'' neatly stitches together social drama and the art of quilting") Made me want to get busy on more hand stitching.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

''Till He Come!''

Yes, He is coming-
Coming midway first to air;
Then, oh then, how blest the rapture
Which His blood-bought saints shall share!
In a brief-- a twinkling moment--
Loved ones, parted long, shall meet,
In that sweet and blest re-union
Round the dear Redeemer's feet
J. Danson Smith

Friday, April 17, 2009


Lemon Thyme, Bullseye Scarlet Geranium and tall grass
Butterfly Weed

Wave Petunia and Bacopa

French Lavender

My Asparagus Fern is so happy to be out side.

It was 75 today and a gentle wind out of the east, But more rain on it's way.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Old Wood Barn's

This is a old Mule Barn in the Delta of Mississippi Co. Arkansas. Frank took this picture.
The Bennie took this picture of old Barn near Crowley's Ridge in Arkansas.

Old Barn

Looking east when I set on my patio is an old barn ,could this be the home of the barn owl?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A new Visitor

This Barn Owl woke me at 12:45 last night . It sounded like it was in the room with me .
After I knew what it was I looked out my window but could not see it. Hey it was dark out side so I got these photos from the web to show you.
We have lots of farm land around us with old barns so I don't know why I was so surprised. We also had a beautiful Red head Woodpecker at the feeder late yesterday but when we opened the door he went up in the tree so I didn't get a picture ,but I will if he comes back (I hope.)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It is Official

I will be eating like a Bunnie

and the Bennie will eat like the little boy's he can be.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Oak Apples

The Mystery has been solved by A Brit in Tennessee. Go to web site http://www.jmu.eda/biology/k12/galls/oakapp.htm

The Fruited Oak Tree

I have a mystery, if there is some one out there that knows. (Help) This Oak Tree is 75 or older and this little round green ball is falling from it , it looks like fruit. I have never seen this before. Do old oaks have fruit?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Trivia Monday

Easter Monday in Canada

People would add fragrant oil or perfume to the Easter Monday water that they brough home from church, and then use this water to sprinkle and bless their food, pet, garden, and homes.

On Easter Monday morning , men would wake their wives with a spritz of the perfumed Easter water as they whispered,( may you never wither.)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Low in the Grave He Lay

Jesus my Savior! Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord! Up from the grave He arose, With a mighty Triumph o'er His foes; dark do-main, And he lives for-ever with his saints to reign. He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!
Words and tune Christ Arose, Robert Lowry 1874

Music in The Spring 1910

"That Bright Spring Day" An April Love Song By Alfredo BarbirolliWe have these Summer Delights for you Ready-Made Apparel Enlarge to see the cost.
A Company Luncheon and flour to make a lovely pastry and the lard to go with it on the right side of page.
This will be the last of my 99 year old Woman's Home Companion until next year when it is 100 years old. Hope you enjoyed it . This was sent by mail to Mrs. Mary G. Dutton in Barton Vt

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Bonnet's 1910

The New Tailored Suit of Silk to ware your New Bonnet with. Enlarge to see hats.
We have Shirt Waist Hat with smart upturned brim.. The new Turban to wear with tailored suits. How about the characteristic spring shape rose trimmed hat. White hat to wear with Lingerie dress. Black Gainsborough with corded taffeta facing.The hat of shirred black chiffon with rose petals. The New and Best Spring Hats.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Garden 1910

Old -Time Gardens of the Connecticut Valley. Enlarge to see the plan. On the left we have the pathway with Green hedges of box. Below that is the summerhouse with gilt eagle atop. This is the garden of Boxwood. Below that is the stone drinking fountain for the birds in the Starkey garden. Now in the middle bottom of page we have three garden plans . The Barnard garden with two circular beds and straight walk . Next is the old Starkey garden On the side name the plants in each lay out. Top garden are the plans for the Allen garden. All beds are raised and there is a fountain in the center. Top mid of page is the complete planting of the Keyes garden. A key to the planting may be found at the bottom of the page at the left.
On the right side of page is picture of the Keyes garden laid out some seventy years ago. That would have been in 1840. Middle of the right is a lattice arch covered with vines that forms the entrance. Last a summerhouse built in 1797, this old five-cornered summerhouse still stands now that was 1910.
If I had the money and land I would love to recreate each garden.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter 1910

This is my Woman's Home Companion April 1910. Each day until Sunday I will do a page or two. Enlarge to see the date and price.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Out for a walk.

Guess who came by to visit today.
Most of you may not know Mr. Patty Pat. He lived in the village under a big oak tree. Mr.Patty Pat was out for a walk and I looked up a there he was coming over the little hill. I did a blog on him and his new house some time back. ( It has been a slow day) LOL

Monday, April 6, 2009

Trivia Monday

Willow Tree
Willow bark, which provides the salicylic acid from which aspirin was originally synthesized, has been used as a pain remedy ever since the Greeks discovered its therapeutic power nearly 2,500 years ago.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Early Easter Visit

Memaw I need a drink too.
no you can't pull the flower just smell

I want to pull it. Bryson memaw loves you.

Me when I was a baby and my mother and daddy