Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Gifts from Dad

Oh my where has the week went? I've been busy trying to fit errands and shipping in between the snow and ice.I don't drive in it so I've been squeezing everything in at once.I love winter and snow as long as I'm snuggled in my warm house.We are supposed to get 5-7 inches tonite...It's ok I've got everything I need now.I went to visit dad the other night and he had some wonderful prims for me.He works for a auction.He bought me this early antique wood hay fork..... It is very old early 1800's...Hand hewn and carved.Wood pegged together.It even has some wonderful old worm holes in the wood.Let me tell you this is huge.The biggest one I've ever seen.Hubby says it had to be used for oxen since it's so big.I just have to find a place for it..
Don't mind the clutter.I wanted to get pics quick...
Can you guesse what this is?

It's a chicken grabber.This one is neat because normally you hook their necks but this one grabs the leg instead.Also love the advertising for June Bug Feeds on the wood handle.My Pap Pap raised chickens on his farm so these are a reminder to me.He had many trophies for his beautifully breed Roosters..This is my second one in my collection my other one is a neck grabber with a worn red handle.They hang on a ladder from the ceiling in the kitchen.Just a reminder to sign up for my giveaway posted on top sidebar.Warm Blessings!~Amy


Deppen homestead 1862 said...

What great farm items!
Wonderful old fork and the chicken grabber!
Oh, yes, love them, way to go Dad! I bet your Dad finds some goodies at the auctions for you!

At Home With Amy said...

It warmed my heart when you said you went to visit your dad. Treasure every minute with him. I love your new goodies. Especially the rake. They look nice hung horizontally above a shelf. Now the chicken hook...kind of neat but a bit yucky when you think about it.
We are to get 4-6 inches of the white stuff in my neck of the woods. Hopefully we get it. I could use a 3 day weekend from work!

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Amy, what great gifts!! I love that hay fork and of course the chicken grabber since there is so much "chicken history" around the farm.8-)
Thanks for the info on my strawberry basket. I feel like it is twice the treasure now.8-)

Enjoy your snow, it is 29 degrees here and to be colder before days end. No moisture just a cold, cold north wind that is whipping everything around. I keep thinking I hear someone drive up but it is just the wind.
Have a great day!!

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Sweet Hay Fork... I love it... Your Dad was a gem getting that for you...

Snuggle up and stay warm!!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Awwwww, I want him to be my Dad!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I'm with Linda I want him to be my Dad too!
Never heard of a chicken grabber, but I love the way it sounds! Have a wonderful Day and enjoy your goodies. Prim Blessings! Robin

Mila said...

Hi Amy!
So cute gift :)!
Mila :)

P.S.Did you receive my email dtd. 01.14 about your pinkeep?

flutterbygone's said...

Awwww!!! I have a special bond with my daddy, so that is so sweet to me to hear your daddy got those for you! Truly a thoughtful man to know what you like!

Nice goodies!!!

bettyj said...

Amy, love that hay rake. You are so lucky to have your Dad finding treasures for you. Mine used to love bringing me things. That chicken grabber is something! Enjoy

acorn hollow said...

Wonderful and lucky you to have an inside track on prims.

Firecracker Kid said...

That's awesome your dad will pick things up for ya. I learned something new here. I've never heard nor seen of a chicken grabber. Interesting. I only remember my parents chopping their heads off and watching one run around with it's head chopped off. I felt so bad for that chicken.