Photo Friday: hot babes

Finally, it is the end of summer and we are getting some real heat this past month.  Today it’s 91 degrees and strangely the humidity is only at 27%.  That is absolutely parched for here!

So, I just glanced out the window and saw something I have never seen before…

Hot babes sleeping in the wading pool!

Hot-Geese

Polly and Little Dorrit are refusing to get out of the water. 

Not even for the mail-carrier and they love to talk with her!  They have been best buds since I brought them home, and I often see her stop her truck to get out and share a few honks with them.  🙂

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How hot is it where you are?

What are you doing to stay cool?

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My Window Faces the South

“My window faces the South, and [we’re] almost half way to heaven…”

(Please see the notes on this song at the end of the post!)

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Follow me, through the woods…

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keep going!

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Past the pony who’s escaped his pasture.

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Hello, naughty Pony!

Past some pretty new flowers of spring.

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We’ll follow along the creek for a bit,

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and beyond the water pump,

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and the pond,

The pond

to…

The New Farmlet from the back

The new Farmlet!

An antique home (174 years and counting) on 23 acres with a pond for Polly and Frellnick, and that wonderful walking trail you just accompanied me on through the woods and along the creek!

New Farmlet two

Looking from the front you will see the rock fireplace, which is where the old log cabin was constructed in the 1840s.  Later, the home was expanded in the 1920s to the proportions you see here.  In 2006, there was an addition of a large bedroom and bath in the back.  All of the wood for the construction over the years came from the property.

I can’t wait to show you the inside, but wait we must until the escrow closes.

I feel as if I am in a dream, and now understand why God said, “No” the first time around. 

We are so blessed!

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I want to thank each and every one of you for your prayers and heartfelt good wishes.  They mean so much! 

May all your blessings be returned to you tenfold!

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NOTE:  The refrain above is from “My Window Faces the South.”  It was written back in back in 1937 by Jerry Livingston, Abner Silver and Mitchell Parish.  I always assumed, incorrectly, that it was a Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen original.  Who knew?  I sure didn’t!  It was made popular by Fats Waller and has remained so to the present day.

CREDITS:  Want to know more?  Go to Community Voices HERE to read all about it.

A new Farmlet awaits us…

Right near the City of Huntsville in a covenanted estate community only fifteen minutes from downtown, sits my lovely home on eighteen acres.  It affords a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains, my rolling fenced pastures, and TWO ponds for Polly and the gang.

Our new and elegant home features five bedrooms, including a downstairs master suite and a second master suite upstairs, and six baths!

Now for those lovely days when my chores are done there are two covered porches, a raised terrace, and flagstone patio for relaxing on too!  Our walkout basement features a wonderful recreation room and game room, and hey, if that isn’t enough, there are an adjacent 300 acres available…

Well, heck, why not? 

(Please click the first photograph to open the gallery.)

And all this for a mere $1,925,000.00

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APRIL FOOLS!

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All of the above shamelessly borrowed from Zillow:   HERE

 

This and that.

The application for the mortgage is in.  Now we wait.

The chickens are back to laying again! 

Fresh eggs anyone?

(!!!)

Late last week it got down to about 23 degrees overnight.  It has taken me five years of living here to figure out to fill the water buckets the night before, and then just break the ice the next morning!  WAY easier than hauling three gallon water buckets from the bathroom out to the goose run.

Recently, my friend Lori of Day by Day the Farm Girl Way wrote a post about how water freezes and its delicate nature  HERE

Well, there is certainly nothing delicate about these 3 x 3 inch quite pointy formations, now is there?  😉

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How did that happen? 

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Polly has a secret.  Shhh…

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And Frellnick is a very overprotective father to be!

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He looks so threatening, doesn’t he?  But he is all show with me.  Georgie on the other hand has been getting his ‘tail feathers’ whupped this past week. 

Sadly, I have had to separate them again.  😦

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In the meantime, I have finally calmed down from the excitement of new Farmlet buying.    So now I wait for a house appraisal, thoroughly CLEAN the aforementioned house in preparation for a very special visitor (who flies in for a weeks stay next month) and watch for Polly to begin setting in earnest!

So much is happening over the next four weeks! 

Don’t you agree?