Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Newburg,Pa.rural life festival

tractor pulls
plenty for children to do,picking up taters
they used wire  to tie the bales,no one wore gloves,had to be hard on hands
pride in the Amish man`s face
I loved watching the peoples faces
the man on the clear left knew every operation going on at this festival
the husks are flying off
the steam engine ran this machine that made the hay really fine.the hay too wet to use,other hay was used to bale
My friend,Cathleen,invited me on Sat.to go to an event that you don`t normally see,the Amish demonstrating how work on the farm was done in the olden times.It was almost 90 degrees on Sat.I was really moving forward with throwing away & the keeping of other things of my husband`s,here at home,I didn`t want to stop because I was making some progress.
the young couple running this steam engine were adorable

the man is driving the horses to cut the hay
a lot of thistles
gathering of the cut hay

But,I did decide to go,& I was glad.I don`t know how many pictures I can upload on this one post,but I`ll begin & may have to complete it another day.

removing corn from husks
I don`t think the pictures are going to load in order....just sayin`.
the horses at rest

these belts to this other machine help bale the hay
I had a ride on the wagon
cutting the hay by horses

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Moving On

I`m trying to move forward through my grief.I`m trying to make new friends,but apparently I am going about it the wrong way. I will move forward on my own,with God`s help.

I ordered some books from Amazon,I was disappointed till I received the book called Getting to the Other Side of Grief.It is written by 2 people,a woman who is a clinical psychologist & a man who is an ordained minister.It is written through a Christian perspective.They eventually got together to write this book .They had both lost spouses.They did marry later.I recommend it.

Every couple of days,I am not ok.I worry about the upcoming winter.How am I going to handle winter this year? I walked through the woods today remembering how my dh wanted to build a new house way in our woods.I meander through it today looking at the new growth.So many ferns...We let old trees stand for wildlife,but there is much new growth there too.So many old memories...I recall a woman who was so afraid of my husband that she called her husband home from a hunting trip...because my husband had knocked on her door to ask permission to look in her yard for a deer that may have died there after he shot it.Her husband was livid.My husband was shocked.He had never done anything to make her afraid. The new growth is forgiving of the view of their house now.I know one day I will have to walk down there to check our pins on the property.Our woods is wild & free.Their little development doesn`t allow for much.They were dumping cat litter,brush,even their outdoor dog pen on our property.My dh would check our pins regularly.They didn`t much like it.I expect they won`t like me either.

No nests in trees.The huge stick nest is gone,been gone for awhile.Did the birds transfer it to somewhere else? You`d think with all of the sticks, I would have seen some evidence of it if it had fallen to the ground.

The crows have a nest somewhere,and the hawk has been hunting,hunting.At dusk last night the hawk must have taken a robin,I heard the robins chirping sadly.Another sad voice was the red-bellied woodpecker.I rushed out in my nightgown with the camera,but couldn`t see.Then I worried,I am too old to be rushing around outside in the dusk.Too old,too old,but I am not old.Really.59.Best years of my life are coming,I know, as God has promised me He needs me here yet.

barley blowin` in the wind
crow carrying nest materials
crow,hiding in the pines
Pictures from the farm,another place so close to my heart,love you Cathleen & Lamar...growth in the woods,birds at the house.
song sparrow on the farm

Barn Swallows

Hooking up with Wild Bird Wed.http://paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com/ with Stewart,barn swallows,I visited with my friend,Cathleen,on her farm & caught these barn swallows chatting...probably about how hot it has gotten all of a sudden,summer,here we come!
barn swallows

Monday, June 9, 2014


Simon is so funny.I worry he will knock my girlfriend,Linda, over,he loves her so much.He loves to kiss you right on the mouth,he usually gets me when I`m on the toilet,lol.
He thinks it`s funny when he makes them move
this is my owl
My animals truely keep me going.
Simin "gooseing" the guys putting up the tension wire on the fence