Happy Saturday my friends!
Well it will be a wet weekend for us.
For those new tomy blog,
I spent my Summer months on both
set of grandparents dairy farms.
Both were quite unique.
Paternal grandparents had 350 acres.
Maternal grandparents had 80 acres.
I loved them both
even though it was hard work at times.
Today's CupboardScape brings in
items that reminded me of each.
Daisies were abundant in the fields.
The milk skimmer was used to
separate the curds/ whey from the milk.
Gramma B used sad irons right off the
wood stove. [pictured to the right]
Kerosene lanterns were everywhere....
until electricity came,
I remember drinking from the buckets with
our enamel ladles.
Feed sacks were in all of the barns.
Grampa B loved his Jack Daniels,
while Grampa H used his shaving mirror each day.
Gramma H loved her Blue Ribbon spices,
while Gramma B loved her yellowware.
Gramma H changed out the Winter quilts,
and placed the white Summer linens throughout.
She always wore a bonnet.
While both Gramma's had these small brooms
for quick cleanups.
Putting this CupboardScape together
reminded me of the simple life we had on
TV was hardly ever on.
We listened to the radio more.
We had no weatherman to tell us
what the day would bring.
The trees and animals predicted the weather.
The cloud patterns in the sky
told us when rain was moving in.
I still know rain is coming in with that one
pattern of clouds.
Bob thinks I am crazy...but am always right.
I love the rural life.
Even though we do not live on a farm,
here along the river it is nice.
Because the State land is nearby,
the deer, turkeys, and fox come visit.
Birds are abundant.
The turtles lay their eggs in our grass...
and the occasional snake makes an appearance.
Then of course we have the freighters.
Which I keep a log of.
Yep, I love it here now....
but still have fond memories of the farm.
Well off to take FIL grocery shopping with me.
Then will be working on my own
Summer curtains for our bedroom.
What will your weekend find you doing?
Spring Farm Life Blessings To All!