A visitor on the Farmlet!

It isn’t often that we get visitors here on the Farmlet, and when we do it is a very big event!  Recently, I enjoyed the company of Lori, of  Day by Day the Farm Girl Way!    We have been following each others blogs for some time, which led to corresponding via emails, and now most recently a week-long visit!

I found Lori to be a down to earth, true blue friend.   Why, she was willing to jump in and help with anything and everything here on the Farmlet from washing dishes to pulling weeds!!!  I tried to stop her, really, but she would not be dissuaded!

While she was here we continued our shopping for Farmlets.  She has a very cool head when it comes to the purchase of a property.  Her outside observations, and expertise in hobby farming were very enlightening and much appreciated!    You see, I often get myopic about a place and its potential.  So much so, that I fail to really see beyond its fence lines, or structural flaws.   (By the way,  this little flaw of mine can drive Bob nuts!  😉 )

We all agreed that this one was really nice,

thr ultimate farmlet

but too expensive.  😦

This one she did not see, but it is a good example of my myopia. 


Check out the neighbors living just over the fence…


The day I took Bob by to see this place he didn’t even slow down!  There was a big flatbed truck parked halfway into the lane with another rickety shed on the back, and up by the fence between the properties were about ten scary looking types drinking and playin’ cards on a giant, wood, cable reel…  It was about 9:30 in the morning as I recall.   They own 5 acres of this junk!



PLEASE NOTE:   Most of the following photographs in this post were taken by Lori unless otherwise stated.  (Thank you Lori!)  I am afraid I was far too busy conversing talking her ears off to really notice and take pictures of anything.  Sad to say, but true!


We also took in some of the sights in Huntsville. 

Moore- Rhett Mansion 1826

We walked for hours looking at antebellum mansions which were survivors of the Civil War,

On the Alley

and other homes built later, but equally as grand.

Harrison Brother's Hardware

Stepped back in time at Harrison Brothers Hardware,

Monte Sano Park

enjoyed the view one late afternoon at Monte Sano Park,


  and visited the pre-Civil War, Maple Hill Cemetery. (A must see if you ever find yourself in Huntsville.)


However, the best part of visiting, for me at least, was sitting in the kitchen.   Here, talking over coffee or a meal, we shared our histories, our lives, and our dreams for our futures.


Do you ever read someone’s blog and wonder if that is really what they are like in person?  Well, Lori is exactly as she portrays herself on her blog pages.  Energetic, engaging, and honest, she says what is on her mind and in her heart, and I find that refreshing.

Lori and Co

Please click the photo to be taken to Lori’s post, and the source of her photograph.

I look forward to our continued friendship and perhaps a few more visits along the way!


17 thoughts on “A visitor on the Farmlet!

  1. Long Life Cats and Dogs says:

    How utterly wonderful to meet up with a fellow blogger and to find out they are exactly as you had pictured them being. Sounds like you had a fabulous time. Good luck on your farm hunting. I hope you find the perfect place, at the perfect price.

    • Lynda says:

      It is wonderful! This is only the second time I have met a blogging friend, and both times were delightful! (The first time I went to see her.) We are expecting to hear from the seller and the real estate fellow today… I am still waiting. 😉

  2. cecilia says:

    How lovely to find such a beautiful friend, isn’t it grand when things just click between two people.. now I shall zoom over and see her at her blog! Have a lovely day Lynda, c

  3. Littlesundog says:

    Wow! You make me blush! Thank you for writing such a lovely post about our meeting. I had a wonderful time with you and Bob. I still laugh at us not recognizing each other at the airport!!

    We will surely see each other again! Maybe FD can come along next time and we can drive it instead of fly. I truly fell in love with the area, and I was flabbergasted by all of the history! Thank you again for a wonderful time. I’m still having “Buddy” withdrawal by the way. I miss that love bug!

    • Lynda says:

      You know, I have thought of that several times. I’ve wondered what would have happened if I hadn’t overcome my painful shyness and not called out your name. Truly, I am so happy that you had such a good time here.
      AND, that dog is still moping and whining! Not so badly as the first week after you left, but still, you really made an impression on him, to be sure!

  4. pattisj says:

    What a great friend you have found. Pretty kitchen sitting area. Sounds like you all had a grand time. I’m glad our neighbor doesn’t have that many acres, but he has done a good job of filling up what he has!

    • Lynda says:

      Patti, I have! That room and the guest bedroom get the best lighting in our whole house. Both of these rooms make me smile when I enter them. 🙂
      OH! I am sorry to hear about your neighbor! 😦

    • Lynda says:

      Almost, Pam! Except that you were here for the lovely fall colors. Poor Lori was here and it was cold, breezy and too early for spring color. Most of the time she was here it was cloudy. 😛

    • Lynda says:

      It was funny, Annie. We kept looking at each other and just as she was about to pass right on by I braved up and called out, “Lori?” Yes, I just love reading about all her experiences with the wild animals on her 10 acres. She is such a good writer and photographer!

  5. Jules says:

    You say she does dishes AND pulls weeds? I believe I’ll invite her to my house too, oh wait… I already have; she’s my big sister! 🙂 Lynda, I’m so happy for you & Lori, that you have formed such a friendship, I understand from her that she thoroughly enjoyed her visit with you. Lovely post!

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