Seven days until our new President is inaugurated. Unfortunately, the people who stormed the capitol, directed there by our failed president, are organizing to disrupt our country leading up to and on the day of the inauguration. So, we cannot rest easy, we have to carry on and do our best full of stress of what will happen next. Please keep us in your thoughts that our country will survive these insurrectionists.
Meanwhile... we went to pick up groceries that were loaded into our car after I shopped online.. had a drive-thru lunch, picked up mail, etc. When we arrived home I snapped a photo of our cozy little farmhouse. To be honest I have not been out for a long time and was having cabin-fever.
I did a walk about checking out the winter garden and here is a bloom on my little miniature rose. Poor little cold thing! We have 4 little cabbage plants still alive, some parsley and onions.
I have photos of my grandparents kitchen queen after we drove to Oklahoma to bring it home. No one else saw the value of it as it sat in the old farmhouse neglected for years. I did. It was painted pale green with bright yellow inside. I had this professionally restored by an expert. I do not have the cabinetry skills to tackle something like this myself.
Here is my family heirloom now. On top is my grandmother's oak splint egg basket I found in the chicken house.
Here is a map of our drive, we left at 7 am on a Thursday morning and arrived in Watonga at 7 pm on Friday, only stopping to eat and gas up the car. I had come down quite ill not long into the trip so only was able to drive a short while, Dayle did it all himself. I ended up with pneumonia, but still was able to visit with as many relatives as possible, my aunt Florence had a dinner and lots of aunts, uncles and cousins came to see me. Mom was one of 12 children, so there were plenty of them to see. :-)
Here is the 5-legged oak table we rescued from the chicken coop. I had it professionally refinished too, it has 5 leaves and extends to seat 10 people.
When we visited the farm while we were back in Oklahoma for a family reunion I decided to rescue the kitchen queen and we walked by the chicken coop and my sharp eyes spied some shapely wooden legs under a pile of dried tree pods.. my sister Roberta went in with me to see what it was.. we brushed off the debris on top and saw a pile of boards.. after closer inspection they were oak leaves! We hauled them out and then carried out the table, the legs were deep in the dirt so parts of one leg fell off, we found a coal scuttle and filled it with the parts we found down in the dirt. I engaged help from an aunt with a pickup truck and moved them to the barn of a family friend down the road.
Had I not rescued these family heirlooms and had them refinished they would have been burned when my dad had the old farmhouse and barn razed.
Have I shown you my custard cup rack I found for $20? I had 2 jadeite custard cups and found 3 more.. now I only need one to complete the set. :-)
They are McKee Philbe design and glow. Love them.
Betsy's granddaughter sent me this darling hand-made thank you note for the books I sent her. So sweet.
I have 2 more stripes done on my Meadow blanket!
Look what Dayle surprised me with when he ran into a store to get a few things when out getting a grocery order yesterday. Some pretty Lilies!
That is my virtual journal entry for today. I've decided what I do is photo-journalism. :-) Thank you for visiting.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)