Before I tell you about the road trip David and I took yesterday, I have a few things to show you that are going on around our house.
Molly is holding her own with the big dogs. As you can see here, she is not at all intimidated by Belle, even when Belle barks right in her face. She hangs out with Bonnie and Belle pretty much all day now. She doesn’t like being in the shop. She wants to be where the action is. I love her little tail that curls over her back. This is her, “you’re not scaring me,” stance.
We are training Molly to walk around the pool, not get in it. So far, so good. She walks right up to the edge and then walks away. I still cage her at night as I am afraid she will fall in the pool and get drowned.
The birds are busy eating sunflowers. I am going to plant more next year. We have had dozens of birds including several pairs of goldfinches eating on the sunflowers.
See the chickadee at the bottom of the picture? It’s hard to get their picture as they grab a seed and fly off to peck it to get the good insides.
I believe this is a female goldfinch as she is not as bright yellow.
While sitting at my sewing machine in my girly room I saw a lot of action on the top of my shop. Cardinals were going in and out of the gutter getting seeds or bugs or something. Then I saw this one.
A rather henpecked orange cardinal. Yes, it was orange against the reds of the other cardinals. I think this may be a young one. He looked kind of sad.
Then another critter came to eat.
There must have been something really good in the gutter to make all these birds and squirrels come to dine.
“You lookin’ at me?”
Chomp, chomp, chomp.
David and I took a road trip. We headed to Danville to eat at a special restaurant I had read about.
We landed in Mayberry at the Mayberry Cafe.
Barney’s police cruiser sat outside ready for him to jump in to catch another criminal.
All the televisions inside the cafe ran Andy Griffith shows continuously. The food was good too.
We sat at Opie’s booth.
We walked around the town square and saw this little guy.
While driving to Danville we went through Bargersville and Mooresville. We found a couple of really good antique stores. Did I buy anything? What do you think?
I found this cute chalkware chick and a child’s old watering can. I will use these for Easter decorations next Spring. Never too early to plan, you know.
We stopped at this antique store and it was full of treasures.
I got two yards of this beautiful fabric for four dollars. A good deal. It’s already hanging out on the line drying after I rinsed it to get the dyes set.
I collect American flags and found this 48 star flag at a very good price. I have several 48 star flags and one 49 star flag which is kind of hard to find as the 49 star flag wasn’t around very long. Some day I am going to hang all my flags all around my house outside just to see how many I have.
I have never been in Avon and we were passing through and I saw this quilt shop and we had to stop.
I just got a few pieces for a quilt I am working on right now.
We so enjoyed our drive on the back roads of Indiana. My state is so beautiful in the summer even though it is so hot. Everything looks lush and green.
The fields are getting ripe for harvest. It is said our corn crop is great this year. I am glad for the farmers and I hope they fill their barns and silos and make a good profit on their crops because some years can be very poor for farmers. We have had just enough rain to make everything grow well.
It saddens me that the old wooden barns are disappearing from the landscape. Someone said once that most children don’t even know what a haymow is. It’s to store the hay. It was a great place to play when I was a girl. It’s where mother cats hid their kittens among the hay bales. It’s where you swung from the hay hook suspended high above. The hay hook that would hook the bails of hay and then they would be swung into the haymow. I have so many happy memories of the haymow on my daddy’s farm. We played basketball up there also when there wasn’t hay in the way.
I will leave you with a picture of the calendar I bought the other day. Everyone should keep chickens. I highly recommend it. Bye.