Monday, October 29, 2012

Dogs, Cats, Horses & Roosters Can See Ghosts

Once again, life has been squashing the time out of me. It's hard to believe my beloved Halloween is only days away! I really hope that soon I can post something original again, but for now enjoy this instructional by the late, great Vincent Price.

Sunday, October 7, 2012


Tonight, the weather folks gave the warning for the first frost of the year.
I spent the day hurrying through the chores of a northern farm sensing the impending end of warm days for 2012.
 If you could do more than see through to this blog, you would smell the perfume of falling leaves, smoke from a nearby campfire and the end of summer; hear the call of wild turkey hens and crickets; feel the cool breeze in the air and the crunch of leaves beneath your feet; taste the sparkle of frost gathering in the north.
I love fall. It is the only season to have two names. It is the season of my favorite holiday, my birthday, and the magic of changing trees.

 I also feel a little bittersweet this time of year. The garden winds down and the frost harvest ends the season of tomatoes. The sunlight crawls away and the darkness gathers.

The garden has been great this year. I've managed to harvest more than we need from nearly every plant. Spaghetti squash, while not a winter keeper, will keep us fed through early winter months.

The peppers seem to know no end to their bounty and I will be sad to see their demise.

Even the flowers I have planted half-heartedly gave me more than I ever expected this year. Again, the frost will not be a welcome friend.
 I have pretty much taken whatever is left in the garden-all except for a few of the aptly named Peter peppers from which I am hoping to save seeds.
I was not the only one hurrying to complete autumn chores today.
It's been chilly much earlier this autumn than the two past ones. I love fall, but I am dreading another brutally cold winter.

Monday, October 1, 2012


I am really loving Icelandic Soley. Her voice is soothing, yet dark and perfect for this rainy Louisville afternoon...

Thrift Sharin': Odd and Wishlist finds

The Odd finds: Mother Shipton door knocker (ebay find), rusty "O" and crosses (found in my yard).
Wishlist find: I have really, really wanted one of these trophies for some time! It's hard to read, but the tag says, "R. Trent, Ft. Knox, KY 1962."

And Bonus find: This old wooden Hop Ching board was just a great score at $1.99.
In the background of two of these photos is the new Louisville house. I painted the living room and some of the trim this weekend, but I already know I'm going to repaint. I do like the trim color which is called Scottish Road. I thought it was a grayish color (I found it in the "oops" section), but it is more of a vintage green color. I think I am going to repaint the walls a vintage map blue. All and all, the house is coming along, just a little slower than I like!
Linking up to Sir-Thrift-Alot and Apron Thrift Girl.