See the stepping stones? They used to be cement gray!
Is it just me?
I'm having Bloggers Block
if you know what I mean.
The past few weeks I've been struggling
to find things to Blog about.
Spring was late arriving but when it did
we found ourselves scurrying around
trying to get everything done that
was put on hold.
That meant everything happened at once
and we're still trying to catch up!
I still haven't started my spring cleaning
and the fence isn't stained and we still
have trim on the house to paint.
And weeding...oh my...I don't even want to
THINK about that!
Maybe this is why I'm having trouble
with Bloggers Block?
While I was trying to think about something
to blog about this morning I remembered
that my friend John from
had asked to see more photo's
of our cottage.
Well John this post is for you.
Ok it's not all about the cottage but
I thought you'd like to see a bit more of
our little farm on the Kansas prairie.
Starting with the photo above
as most of you know this is actually what we call
the back of the cottage as it faces the back of
our farm. The opposite end faces
the street. Strange I know.
These two photo's are just of the yard
surrounding the cottage.
Above is the garden shed/chicken coop.
To the right of that is the vegetable and
herb garden and the strawberry patch.
Above is looking towards the back of the farm.
We put the pool up last weekend but we
have to get the rust out of the water
before we can use it or my white/silver
hair will turn orange!
The pictures above and below
are actually the real back of the cottage
as the front of the cottage is on the opposite
side. The two windows on the left
are the bathroom we just renovated.
The double window in the middle
is actually our dining room.
The tiny window next to that is the
stairway to the partial basement.
Where we would run for cover if a
tornado was heading for us.
The last window on the right is
to our master bedroom.
I just realized I've never shown this side
of the cottage before as it was so
ugly with blue paint flaking off!
These two photo's show the side of the cottage
that faces the road.
In the bottom picture you can see the actual
front of the cottage with the porch.
The pictures above and below
are what we see across the
road from our farm.
The picture below shows what people see
as they drive by our little farm.
The two pictures below are why
I LOVE living in the country.
Looking to the south...see those trees WAY
in the distance more than half a mile away?
That's our closest neighbor to the south.
In the picture above..see those trees
WAY in the distance on the right side
of the road?
That's our nearest neighbor to the north.
I could stand out on the road naked
and no one would see me!!!
Not that I'd do that ;)
I threw in this photo of Shep
He looks small ...but he's HUGE.
Back down the lane to the cottage.
Cottage is on the left behind the lilac grove.
Our pasture is to the right.
Here's a couple of pictures of the cottage.
We still have to make shutters, stain the fence,
finish painting the trim, make a sidewalk
to the front door (which country people don't use),
plant grass between the fence and the cottage,
and one day down the road...build a screened porch.
Makes me tired just thinking about it!
Above is part of the view from the
back of our farm.
A creek runs along those trees.
The nearest farm behind us is a mile away
which we can't see.
I love it!
The last photo is the back of the cottage again.
Yes I do hang my clothes out to dry!
So there you have it.
John I hope you enjoyed the photo's
and for those of you who are bored with
seeing our farm....hopefully I'll be out
of this Blogging slump soon.
Amy...I'm thinking of you.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL day.