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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Monday, March 26, 2012

Happy Monday

 Well the warm temps have left for the week.Cool low 50's all week with wind and showers mixed in.We decided not to do market over the weekend.I got up at 4:30 am and checked the weather it was to uncertain so we decided to just stay home this week.So Sunday hubby emptied the kitchen.I found 20 things so far to part with plenty more will be gotten rid of as we put back and I decide where everything goes.The things I decided to part with were easy with the exception of the barn wood chimney cupboard.Hubby said we could store it in the loft but my thoughts are we are going to be here for at least 10 more years unless dad wins the lottery (I don't play lol) so why keep things that in reality will never be displayed again.I know alot of you switch things up but I only switch out seasonal stuff.I don't like change once I figure out the furniture arrangements so unless I find a wonderful piece it stays in place...So with out the cupboard there will be less place for smalls when I put back...Sunday I went out to Grandma's old farmhouse for dinner and to visit.Me and grandma discussed getting a cow to raise and butcher.I've been tossing it around for awhile because I like to know what's in my food and think farm raised is better.No I'm not a health nut by a large stretch just hate the way things are raised and pumped with steroids...Anyhow grandma says the electric fence would have to be kept up constantly and hubby says the cost and time will be more than what we can handle right now..I think the real problem with me would be with butchering.I know in the past when we raised a cow I got attached..Yes I know cycle of life but when I care for things I get attached.LoL..
 The gardens are tilled but I didn't plant anything in my plot yet.Will get spring onions in soon.Mom planted pea seeds..Then me and my aunt walked down to the chicken coop and collected eggs.They are really laying.I bought home a dozen eggs.....
I am so thankful to still be able to go "home" and be with my family...Well ladies I gotta get busy.Lots to get done this week at least with the cooler temps I won't be wanting to be outside so much..Hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead.Warm Blessings!~Amy

22 comments:

Traci said...

Hi Amy...sounds like an enjoyable Sunday to me.... Have a Great Day! Traci

Angela said...

Good Monday Morning to you Amy. Glad you had a good day with your family yesterday. You are blessed to be able to "go back home" amd visit. Even though my old homeplace is just across the street I will never be able to go back home again. With my parents gone and the place sold .. well life goes on. Really bothers me this time of year when I can sit on the porch and memories of fun times spent there flow through my mind. But I thank God for the memories. Can't wait to see pictures of your kitchen. Sure wish I had room for a pantry. Never have enough storage. You have a blessed and fun week.
Angela

Trace4J said...

Nothing like a sunday with family!
The wind sure is blowing.
And pantry sounds awesome :)
Happy Monday
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Penny said...

Happy Monday, Amy! Sounds like you had a nice weekend... especially your Sunday spent with family... I need to get rid of some bigger items in my house, too, since we are downsizing and will be moving soon.... It's hard to know what to part with, but some family items will definitely be coming along....
Enjoy the day and week ahead!!

Shannon DeMasi said...

Happy Monday to you too! Cooler temps here too. Cool enough to wake up to snow, yuck!

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Happy Monday Amy - just stopping by to say hi...enjoyed your post this morning. Have a great week.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I drove past our old home place after spending the day with Mom and Dad Sunday. Lots of memories in that place, but it is so different these days. Younger couple bought it and have changed a lot of things. Our big old front porch has been closed in and is a room now--not a screen porch but an actual room. Seemed strange to me, but I still loved seeing that it was there. Some kind of security, I guess.
Sure wish I could chat with my Grandma. You are so lucky, Amy....
Good times are had at the lap of our Grandmas......

Holly said...

Isn't it such a good feeling to "go home?" I am so thankful my parents live close. Some days I just go over and sit on the couch and do nothing. Such a good feeling. Have a great day!

bettyj said...

Amy, I am with you on eating something you raised. I prefer someone else do it, and I don't know its name. I love the farmhouse picture on your header. Is that your Grandma's house? I could move right in. Love it

alltheseboys said...

My ex husbands family farmed. There was a time my kitchen was decorated in cows. My ex father in law use to tease me he was bringing me a cow for our backyard. They mostly had milking cows...then started adding beef. One of the first was this adorable black angus calf named Angie. Imagine my horror as one night we sat down to an amazing dinner of fresh grilled steaks...only to have one of my boys ask...."is this Angie were eating?". Just buy a side of beef from someone....lol! It's much easier to eat when it doesn't have a name...and you don't remember it's big brown cow eyes looking at you!

Primitive Stars said...

Happy Monday Amy,love the new top picture on your blog,,so great. I do not know how to get those wonderful pictures yet on my blog,boo hoo. Thats so great you have Sunday family time. Have a great week,Hugs Francine.

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Sounds like a great time, I need to follow your example and clean out. Hope you have a great week.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Amy, it sounds like you have a wonderful weekend ~ nothing like spending time with family!!!
It's cooler here today too ~ as I'm sitting here with two sweatshirts on and thinking about going to go get my gloves to keep my hands warm while on the computer!!!LOL
Hope you have a wonderful week and warmer temps return soon!
Prim Blessings
Robin

tj said...

...Oh I totally agree about getting attached to animals and then picturing them on my plate. Eeek! *shudders* There's just some things I'm not meant to do and that is one of 'em.

...I've been wanting to get out in the garden but it's been so muddy here. It seems as soon as it starts to dry out then we get more rain. I'm not complaining as I know I have plenty of time yet for the garden.:o)

...Funny thing as I don't like to move stuff around either. I know when it's found its spot that is where it's staying.

...Love your Grandma's Farmhouse too! Perfection! And yes, you are fortunate to be able to go home and see your family. My parents and grandparents have all gone Home, I have two siblings, an Aunt and an Uncle left.

...Enjoy your week!

...Blessings :o)

Faye Henry said...

A lovely day especially with family..
I think the pantry is my favorite room..

Blessings..

TheCrankyCrow said...

Great post Amy - I could blab on for paragraphs - but will try to resist... I grew up on a farm, and had a hard, hard, time with the "eating things that had names" stuff. In fact, they would schedule the cattle truck at wee hours of the morning hoping I'd be asleep, b/c I'd cry and sulk for days. Daddy always said they gave him the wrong kid at the hospital. ;o) I don't change things out much either furniture-wise; just seasonally. Our house is small, with windows on every wall, and a circle staircase making for odd shaped rooms - so when something fits, it usually stays. Makes me sad because I have at least three gorgeous pieces I can't part with, but can't figure out how to fit in either..... Hope you stay snug and warm - we're in the 30's and dropping fast. Brrrr.... Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

jennifer768 said...

Hi Amy ,loved your post! Sounds like you had a great weekend,nothing like being with family.I too love the thought of homegrown food,but sorry if I feed it then I can't eat it.LOL! I have always been a farm gal but have a huge problem with butchering animals.Hugs,Jen

Cindi said...

Family time is always the best blessing isn't it? Good luck with getting rid of stuff. Have a great week!
Be blessed!
Cindi

Dorothy said...

Good Morning Amy -- sounds like a busy day -- I am with you - once I feed an animal I don't think I could eat it.
It is cooler here this week too. I am working on a stitchery for the swap.....
Have a great day
Dorothy

The Moonlit Stitch said...

What a beautiful picture of the house and beautiful picture of you with your family. I couldn't eat something I raised, even if it was mean & ugly LOL! ~*~Lisa

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Amy,
It is cooler here in Ohio too. I love spending time with my folks and hubby's folks...being with family is the best! I lost my grandma a few back and I sure do miss her...she was the best grandma ever. I will always cherish my memories of my time spent with her.
Your swap goodies are on their way!!
hugs,
Cindy

Prims By The Water said...

Glad you had a great time on the farm Amy. It surely is hard to part things. Take care, Janice