Friday, July 31, 2009

Saying goodbye to the boys tomorrow...

Tomorrow morning Brian and I are dropping of the boys to a farm in Franklin. They will have a wonderful time there, room to run around, guard the hens, make baby chicks and have a good long life.

We'll miss you guys...

... I think I'm going to cry.

The Pumpkin Chronicles

The front view, taken this morning by Brian.

The Pumpkin Chronicles

Got through pictures of Brian's pumpkin... here's a baby picture of her, taken June 25th....

This one was on July 7th...

and this, July 13th...

taken on July 20th... this is the day Brian told me, "she might be done growing."

and this picture was taken this morning by her proud pops! SHE IS STILL GROWING!!

Estate Sale this morning!

I got up early (went yesterday too) to check out this estate sale. The house and barn was full of great things. Guess what I forgot to do when I was there, TAKE PICTURES... BOTH TIMES I WAS THERE!! I've got to get use to taking pictures all the time now. I have a responsibility to get our story out there... yeah right! I'm just having so much fun with this blog! Anyway, I got a picture of the things I got this morning, an old beautiful blanket, two hand painted Italy decorative dishes and wooden harvest basket. Yesterday I got an old cow bell and two vintage kitchen aprons.

On my way out, I saw cows in a pasture and thought, "that would make great pictures."

Then, the girls got curious about me! This one wanted the camera.

The rest of the girls started showing up for morning coffee...

she took her coffee black with a little milk... go figure.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Old Hickory Tennessee... continued

This is the Old Hickory Arts Center it was a schoolhouse. Check it out again on Tennessee Crossroads...

An old cemetery in Old Hickory...

Buried in the cemetery...

Old Hickory Tennessee

"The Old Hickory area is best known for being a former company town as the site of a large DuPont plant. Many of the houses in Old Hickory were built to house Dupont employees and supervisors in the early days of the factory's existence."

Check out:

The scenic views around the village was just filmed in Hank William Jr.'s music video "Red, White and Pink Slip Blues."

"Old Hickory is bordered by the Cumberland River on the north and west, Old Hickory Lake to the east, and the city of Lakewood, Tennessee to the south. To the north of the area is also the location of Old Hickory Lock and Dam. The main street through the area is Old Hickory Boulevard (State Route 45). This is the North Entrance to Old Hickory, Tennessee, on the Old Hickory bridge over the Cumberland River."

The Community Pavilion...

Maisie's Restaurant was featured on Tennessee Crossroads... one of my favorite shows!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Pumpkin Chronicles

Here's some of the bad news.... Brian's been battling a bad case of powdery mildew. It's been so wet and humid that our Black-eyed Susan flowers, the gourd plants and some of my herbs have all got cases of powdery mildew. The pumpkin plant started to stress which made the pumpkins stress. They slowed down in growth and even stopped growing. Brian was worried that we were finished. He pulled the smaller pumpkin and she weighed more than she measured. It weighed 170 pounds. Brian was amazed. The pumpkin measure to be about 117 pound, so that was a good surprise.

Meanwhile, Brian is doing his best to keep the plant going, taking off the leaves with the mildew, trying new stuff to keep control of it and get some new vines/leaves growing. We took down the "Sun Shade" which helped and the vines started to grow again... guess what else started growing... Brian's big pumpkin!! She's growing very slowly but she's growing again. Brian's keeping an eye on her. We'll see how she does, don't count her out just yet! The pumpkin may not be as big as we expected but she'll be a good size.

It's not gold at the end of a rainbow...

Last night on the way home from work, I saw a rainbow, decided to follow it and see what's at the end.

It was THORNTON'S CONVENIENCE STORE! Not what I expected but Roxanne (my VW bug) was very excited, we were about to run out of gas!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

CT, our guest at the farm...

This is CT. He is a Papillon. His mom is Tiffani our resident artist (Tiff did the "Refrigerator Art" I blogged about on May 27) and dog expert. CT's family went on vacation and he spent five days at the Seehafer Farm.

Bubba and CT have bonded.

I mean really bonded... here's CT giving Bubba a kiss....

well, here's CT giving William Jake a kiss too. CT is just a loving Papillon dog!

We loved having CT at the house. Hope he comes back soon.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

"They call him, Trigger, Trigger!"

Here's our grumpy Lopped Earred Rabbit, Trigger. He is eight years old and a very wise bunny. Trigger's best buddy is William Jake (who isn't?!?!)

Trigger's favorite food is sliced apples, fresh carrots, green leaf lettuce, red strawberries and occasionally collard greens...he's from the south, of course! His favorite vet is Dr. Nicole at VetMed Animal Health Clinic... we all love them over there!

He loves to be brushed and...loved on... sometimes... reminds of a cat I know...not naming names... MAMA CAT!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thought for today...

"Life is simple, it's just not easy."
-Author Unknown

That quote made me smile today!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sick day with Josie

This is what Josie looks like when we are sick on the couch. Well, Josie is fine.
I love that little girl!

Work on the Roost

I am a worried "chicken" mother, so I worked on the roost this past weekend so I could keep an eye on Dorothy.

Ordered some decals from They usually go on windows but I think they turned out pretty cute. I put a coat of polyurethane on top of the decals for protection.

Here's Dorothy keeping an eye on me!

The roost is getting there but it's still not done yet.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Wonderful Thing About Pets...

A segment from...

This past weekend, we moved Dorothy back with your sisters. She's doing very well and her leg has healed up! Right now she's trying to get back into the flock. Some "pecking order" has to be rearranged. That makes me sad to see her being pecked on but she does it right back. I tell Dorothy that she needs to hold her own with her sisters!

Everyone is getting bigger and bigger. Oh, wait, what's this....

Brian and I have discovered that Pearl Bailey and Sophia are really.... Peanut Butter and Sammy. THEY'RE BOYS! WE HAVE ROOSTERS!!

And yes, we have found them a new home. In a couple of weeks, they will be relocated to a wonderful farm with lots of room to roam and plenty of hens to protect. We'll still have Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Pumpkin. Let's hope they're still girls!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Pumpkin Chronicles- Progress Report

All is good on "Mole Patrol." No moles reported for several days now. Brian may have won this battle!

Pumpkins are doing AOK!

Lebanon's Farmers Market

After my exciting adventure in Cuz's Antiques, I headed over to the Farmer's Market off the square.

EVERYTHING looked so good!! And the colors of all the vegetable were just eye catching, I had to get myself some fresh okra!