Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch

Time for a "Chat on the Farmhouse Porch".  Go check out Patrice at Everyday Ruralty!

How many animals do you have?

Not as many as Patrice!  We have Scarlett, out spoiled princess of a Rose-Breasted Cockatoo; and Tobi, our adorable rabbit.  As my daughter Sara says, "Look at that face!  Awwwww......  Look at that face!"

Have you begun Christmas plans:  travel; decorations; crafts; menu...?

WHAT!?!  No way!  Wait!  What month is it?

Do you celebrate harvest season or Halloween?  

Well, my kids still like Halloween a little, but they are starting to grow out of it.  Chuck and I like to dress up and find a party, preferably one with dancing and flirting.  This year, I think I will go as a chimney sweep!  I also want to have a Dia de los Muertos party.  I was thinking sugar skulls... La Loteria...  suggestions?

How do you heat your house?

Well, we do not live on a natural gas line, unfortunately.  We have to buy propane, which is very expensive, to heat the house using under-floor and in-wall water pipes.  We try to use this as little as possible and rely mainly on our wood stove and our 1927 cook stove for heat.

Do you like dishes with white centers or centers with patterns?  

I don't even notice whether the dishes match or not.  Bad, huh?


  1. I want a wood stove, too. Gonna start checking Craig's List!!! HOPE the rest of your week is blessed!!

  2. Last week I read there are 11 Wednesdays until Christmas...that sent a chill down my spine! I work hard at keeping warm, lots of ways to heat and I think they'll all be used this winter.

  3. Your wedding photo is divine! And CHRISTMAS? I'm with you. Sitting here shuddering.