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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

5980 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
5980 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2009 :  07:56:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ooh, zero calories now that's the place for me. I can't stay long but I'll sit on the steps so when I have to go I won't be knocking over teas or goodies! Those pumpkin loaves sure sound good. I've got some homemade whole wheat bread in the works if anyone has any jam I'll be glad to bring it along!

God is good....all the time.
Denise
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paradiseplantation
True Blue Farmgirl

1277 Posts

julie
social springs community Louisiana
USA
1277 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2009 :  09:07:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joy, I can't wait to hear your stories! Tina, will you help me get this square to match on my quilt? I can't make it jive just right! Welcome back, Alee! I saved your rocker. Ooh, Nora! Can you see the ducks crossing the lane? Ah, Brooke, these blueberry muffins are devine! Ladies, it looks like we still have a few more rockers available -- Toni can skootch over a bit more on that step -- I am SO glad y'all all joined me! This is the best porch sittin' I've ever experienced! Any other takers?

from the hearts of paradise...
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Alee
True Blue Farmgirl

22832 Posts

Alee
Worland Wy
USA
22832 Posts

Posted - Sep 30 2009 :  7:46:19 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Alee's MSN Messenger address  Send Alee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Nora loves the duckies. So cute. She runs after them saying "Duckie Duckie Duckie" It'll keep her entertained for hours!

Tonight up here it was cold snow/rain. Yuck! Way to early. I put Tala in the barn the for the night though, poor girl! She was shivering so bad. Julie- remember two years ago when I had gotten home from my friend's ranch and I had just seen Tala for the first time and gushed about how beautiful she was and how I wanted her so bad? You were so sweet and said that I would have her someday... You were right! She is just as wonderful and beautiful now. I am so lucky!

Sky dog is happy we are here too. She is such a good girl. My little doggie shadow!

Oh and look ladies! I got some more lines of my knitting done! :D

Alee
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jpbluesky
True Blue Farmgirl

6053 Posts

Shirley Jean (Jeannie)
Florida
USA
6053 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2009 :  04:26:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, I just happened to be driving down your road and saw ya'all sittin on the porch. Had to pull over and get out and join ya on the porch. As luck would have it, I had just picked a basket of veggies, and now I can bring them and share!

Farmgirl Sister # 31

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paradiseplantation
True Blue Farmgirl

1277 Posts

julie
social springs community Louisiana
USA
1277 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2009 :  09:17:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Jeannie! Pull you up a rocker! Glad you could join us! Oh, Alee! Yes, I DO remember that! See? Just have faith, girl! And I am SO glad you did get her! Now, how did you do that last knit stitch? My beginning skills are horrible! I'm so glad I have you sitting next to me teaching me all this. What? Oh, yes, Nora, you may have a duck. Just pick you a couple out!

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Alee
True Blue Farmgirl

22832 Posts

Alee
Worland Wy
USA
22832 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2009 :  2:01:40 PM  Show Profile  Click to see Alee's MSN Messenger address  Send Alee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Nora got a bag of hair clippies from a friend and is playing with those today!

Phew! I am so glad for this rocker just about now, Julie! You have no idea! I had to run to town for a paycheck, cash it and then go shopping. Nora desperatly needs some cold weather clothes so we got some on a good sale at Wally World for $3 (still need to buy more but this will do good for today) and some new shoes that hopefully won't give her blisters like her others do. Then we had to run to the college because they haven't released my financial aid yet and well, we kinda need it... So after ages there we got a bit of the financial aid "Loaned" out to us. (Weird how they can loan me my own money, eh?)

Then we to run to the Big R store to get a horse blanket and of course they only had the ones sized for a full grown big horse but oh well she needs it. Oh and vaccinations too. So then we went to the horse ranch and put her blanket on, let her run around a bit and gave Tala her vaccinations!

And now we are home! Phew! And I have a Macro Economics test tonight YUCK! Have I ever mentioned I hate studying Economics? Bleck. ;)


Alee
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deeredawn
True Blue Farmgirl

2306 Posts

Dawn
Cordova TN
USA
2306 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2009 :  2:51:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dont mind me... I'm sittin on the steps feeding my face... when I'm done here I'll tell you all about Booger Hole in West Virginia... some say its the most haunted town in the state!

Dawn #279
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Bear5
True Blue Farmgirl

12953 Posts


Louisiana/Texas
USA
12953 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2009 :  5:33:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is the Tala tied up to the porch? Alee, can I ride her? I'm tired of sitting.
Marly

"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had." Elisabeth Kurler-Ross
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Windsong
True Blue Farmgirl

309 Posts

LaVonna
Decatur Tx
309 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2009 :  8:52:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, Everyone, you know I kind of work second shift hours and I just got home. Was hoping I did not miss the ghost stories. I am going to curl up in the swing and wait. I wonder if there are anymore " goodies" around here.
LaVonna

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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2268 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2268 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2009 :  9:10:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi y'all. I would love to come where it's warm. It froze last night and has been raining for two days. I'll bring my hexagons out of Mary Jane fabric. I'll bring a crockpot of apple butter to put on home-made bread. Spices always make me think of the holidays. The porch swing will be wonderful. I have one on my porch (brrr) and outside in my wildflower garden (brr). I'll bring my guitar too. Seeyou soon

Bonnie Ellis

grandmother and orphan farmgirl
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Windsong
True Blue Farmgirl

309 Posts

LaVonna
Decatur Tx
309 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2009 :  9:19:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is just under 70 degrees in my area of the porch. That is a very nice night. But I do think a Chiminea would be a good addition for the cooler areas of the porch.
LaVonna

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Edited by - Windsong on Oct 01 2009 9:31:06 PM
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maggie14
True Blue Farmgirl

6784 Posts

Hannah
Washington
USA
6784 Posts

Posted - Oct 01 2009 :  9:20:56 PM  Show Profile  Send maggie14 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
There's nothing better than hot chocolate, cookies, and a good ghost story. And after that a couple of good old guitar songs.
Play it loud a good Bonnie so we can all sing along. Oh dear, looks like someone took my seat. Well Dawn looks like you'll have to scoot over again.
Maggie
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Especially For You
True Blue Farmgirl

541 Posts

Tina
Watkinsville GA
541 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2009 :  04:51:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
whewwww, it took me too long to get back. I need to sit down and rock a while some of the grandchildren have been "helping" Nana with the fall garden. We made some Congo Bars and some Scotcharoos so I could have something to share with you gals. Now, what did I miss?

Tina
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deeredawn
True Blue Farmgirl

2306 Posts

Dawn
Cordova TN
USA
2306 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2009 :  06:26:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here Maggie, sit on my lap! Lord knows I have enough room! "Okay...some say the violence that surround Booger Hole started in Civil War times. There were alot of battle fough in WV, but the state was known for a lot of guerilla action. The locals formed together and called themselves the Homeguard. They were neither Confederate or Union, but just wanted to maintain the Kanawha Valley and River and from raid,rob and pillage. James Rogers was an heir to 1000 acres of land granted by the Gov'ner in the early 1800's. He was a highly respected citizen of the community. Duirng these times of rebellion James and his neighbor Solomon became homeguards.
It wasn't always known as Booger Hole. James Rogers owned most of this particle of land that ran up both sides of Rush Fork. James and his family made their home in the middle of the two forks of the Fork River. He was a very progressive farmer of his time and made a lot of money back in those days.
Story tells, that one evening James and Solomon were on Homeguard duty and came across a guerilla unit. They followed them thru the forest for some time before giving up the track. They returned home late, happy that their wives were at an ill neighbors bedside.
However, one guerilla soldier followed James and Sol back home and gathered a band up to drag them from their beds in the middle of the night. Now, if you've ever been in WV in the middle of the night, it's still. And dark. The trees are so big you can't see the moon less you're in a valley. The stillness is so loud it can drive a person to lunacy...
The guerillas dragged the respected Homegaurds from their beds. Took them to a nearby hollow, bound them to a tree and riddled the bodies with bullets. That's how they were found the next day.
The death allowed some of the guerilla bushwackers to come back and confiscate the land known as Rush Fork. This area made an excellent hideout as it was very isolated....which made it a grand place for the many atrocities to come....people traveling thru the wild West Virginia land took great heed to bypass this area....now known as Booger Hole......." (stay tuned more to come. I'm thirsty and hungry)


Dawn #279
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Windsong
True Blue Farmgirl

309 Posts

LaVonna
Decatur Tx
309 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2009 :  08:40:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am waiting on pins and needles to hear the rest.

I know it is just a story but in the early 1800s all of my ancestors were in KY and I have only driven through that area once and that was before I did my genealogy. On the same drive I went to WV. My great grandfather was born in Ky and moved to Mo in the mid 1800s and then to Texas in 1880. All generations since have been Texas natives. I love the picture you paint of that area.
LaVonna

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DaisyFarm
True Blue Farmgirl

1646 Posts

Diane
Victoria BC
Canada
1646 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2009 :  09:39:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've moved over so Bonnie can sit beside me. I'm admiring her hexagons...beautiful work Bonnie...while listening to her play her guitar.
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Alee
True Blue Farmgirl

22832 Posts

Alee
Worland Wy
USA
22832 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2009 :  09:50:34 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Alee's MSN Messenger address  Send Alee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Marly- Feel free to give Tala some carrots and apples, but no riding her yet! She is still only 2 years old and won't get ridden until spring time! :D

Alee
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Alee
True Blue Farmgirl

22832 Posts

Alee
Worland Wy
USA
22832 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2009 :  09:51:50 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Alee's MSN Messenger address  Send Alee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Oh don't mind me over here in the corner, BTW! I have to do Math and Economics homework today! Yuck Yuck Yuck!

Alee
Farmgirl Sister #8
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DaisyFarm
True Blue Farmgirl

1646 Posts

Diane
Victoria BC
Canada
1646 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2009 :  10:26:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll bring you a tea and some cookies Alee.
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ZenGoddess
True Blue Farmgirl

613 Posts

Cindy
MO
USA
613 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2009 :  11:24:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all thought I'd join you and I didn't come empty handed - I made a big pot of chicken and dumplins, to go with that ghost story. Don't ya just love a porch full of farmgirls!
Dig in !

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ZenGoddess/Southernplum
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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2268 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2268 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2009 :  12:07:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Someone asked if a chimnea would be a good idea. They are and they aren't. It depends on the wind. My neighbors had one and the chimney is not tall enough to send the smoke up and over the area. If the wind is blowing it can blow in a direction you don't want; like our porch. They moved it out to the center of their yard and when the wind is blowing the smoke comes our way anyway. Solution: a brick fireplace with a very tall chimney. Then it will take the chill off without annoying anyone.
Thanks for sitting next to me Daisy Dawn. I love hexagons and music.

Bonnie Ellis

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Bear5
True Blue Farmgirl

12953 Posts


Louisiana/Texas
USA
12953 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2009 :  12:47:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Alee. I forgot that Tala is not old enough to ride. Sorry. I'll bring a bag of apples for her.
I love the music. The story is scaring me already! I love this porch. It is just so cozy!
Marly

"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had." Elisabeth Kurler-Ross
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melody
True Blue Farmgirl

3189 Posts

Melody
The Great North Woods in the Land of Hiawatha
USA
3189 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2009 :  2:49:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is there still room for me Belle?

I am bringing my embroidery; just a few flour sack dishtowels with my favorite herbs stamped on them; rosemary, mint, and thyme. I will have a glass of sweet tea please and will sit it on the porch floor boards next to my sewing rocker that creaks! I am still and content as my faint smile will reflect... just listening to the chatter of my good friends mixed in with the sounds of dusk settling over Paradise Plantation.

Always,

Melody
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deeredawn
True Blue Farmgirl

2306 Posts

Dawn
Cordova TN
USA
2306 Posts

Posted - Oct 02 2009 :  6:16:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Okay, okay... It was 1932 and stories of Booger Hole had now spread far and wide. One day an 11 year old boy was helpin his momma gardening while his 2 sisters were playing on a hillside nearby with some neighbor girls. After a couple hours the Mother & Son heard laughter coming up over the hillside to which Momma said "the girls must be comin home for lunch". But they never got there. Perplexed Momma sent the boy to the house to see if the girls had headed in to clean up. They weren't there neither. Yet, they both KNEW they heard the girls a coming up that hill.......

Dawn #279
MJ's Heirloom Mavens-QMD
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ZenGoddess
True Blue Farmgirl

613 Posts

Cindy
MO
USA
613 Posts

Posted - Oct 03 2009 :  09:53:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That gives me the chills ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh Someone needs to sit closer to me. Go on Dawn, please !

Hugs,
ZenGoddess/Southernplum
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