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Friday, May 17, 2024

Thought I would take five minutes...

and start a new blog post. This was at 7:30 a.m. It is now after 8:00. I got wrapped up reading other blogs. 

Anyhow, remember my little, "Old Motor Grader Road", museum? Well, even though the dirt path has been fixed and gravel spread...we still occasionally find old rusty farm pieces.

It's kind of like looking for arrowheads after a big rain. Bits and pieces keep coming to the surface. 

Know what this is? Hope someone does...


Look how rusty! It has a loop on one end and is sharp on the other. Poppy spotted this sticking out of the dirt along the ditch. 


You know what's funny about this new piece is that one evening on the Western, "Gunsmoke", Poppy saw a piece just like it hanging in an old barn. Mostly what I find are old rusty nails. :(

Oh and look at this...


It's barb wire. Very old, barb wire!

Here's a better look...


I can't even imagine how this must have looked at one time. Poppy says the wire must have been put up using a cedar tree as a post. The tree grew over the years, covering the wire, bringing it into the tree. Eventually the tree died and rotted away leaving just pieces like this. Can you imagine how many years that would have taken. 

We both laughed and laughed...Poppy said, "when was barb wire invented"? "Have no idea", I said, "Google it and find out". Poppy asked, how do you spell bob wire anyway? Is it just like it sounds?  b.o.b. w.i.r.e. ?  Hey, I was at least 50 before someone corrected me. :)

Got the neatest gift from Andee and Todd for Mother's Day...


a cast iron pie pan! There are lots of wild blackberries growing along Henny Penny Lane this year. Can't you just picture it? :)

Caught Poppy loading trash on the truck...


and as he went out, told Smokey he needed to go outside for a while...


That's okay Mokey, I'm coming to let you back in. :)

Guess I had better get busy. Need to feed the bunnies. We have storms predicted for late afternoon. yuk! Be back soon.

Love, Henny


  

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

My dearest and best friends...

 Don't know why I've had such a hard time putting a post together lately. 

Anyhow, I was in the teeny tiny garden today and thought to myself...

"Hey, you could at least stop in and say hello and tell the best friends you've ever had how much you appreciate their friendship over the years".

So, here I am! "Thank you friends so very much"! I miss you and think about you just about every day.

Oh, there has been lots I've wanted to post about...like this beautiful spring. These few pictures were taken very early spring...


when the leaves were tiny on the trees, and everything seemed to be turning green, and I was going absolutely crazy...


Even in the back yard and around the...


Why, I think every yellow water iris was in bloom this spring...



and now those wild bushes that smell so very sweet are in full bloom all along Henny Penny Lane...

the black dot back in the driveway is Smokey, waiting for me to get my senses back and come home. Oh, the sweetness!

While I'm on a roll with spring yard pictures, here's the playhouse...


Oops, here's the playhouse! That's Smokey on top, again waiting for me. :)

For a little real news, Sunday before last I was on my way to Food Lion for a few groceries...I turned off the boulevard onto the little street that goes into the store parking. About half way down a truck came from a side street, failed to stop at the stop sign and crashed into the side of my car. Thankfully, I was not hurt, but my little SUV was badly damaged...

Lucky it hit the front quarter instead of my door which probably would have hurt me. My car can be repaired, and his insurance will pay. Yay for that!

Got to tell you about our mowing! What a job! Poppy with the riding mower and me with the push mower we finally, finally, got all the mowing done. 
 
Down near the pond I mowed with the push mower. When Miss Duck refused to move so I could finish the last spot, Poppy came along, picked her up, I mowed the grass under her and Poppy sat her back down.

Like everything (and everyone) around here, she is getting old. :)

Maybe I should stop here. This has been a busy stressful day and bedtime is getting close. Hope to be back soon.

Love, Henny
 



Sunday, March 31, 2024

A Little Easter post...

 So, I went all out yesterday and dyed six eggs for Easter. My little dish of colored eggs looked out of place on the table so I carried them outside and placed them in the violets and green grass, (and weeds)...


Oh, I think of Mama this time of the year, when the grass is green and the violets are in bloom.  Seeing a patch of tall green grass mama would say, "wouldn't you love to hide Easter eggs in that pretty green grass"?

and a little pink for my Easter post...


sorry about the weeds and leaves. The yard will look better after the first mowing of the season. 

and there are Easter bunnies hopping here...Willow and Wandall Wabbit...


sharing a bite of fresh hay. You know, I should have named Randall Wandall Wabbit because that is what I have called him since day one. He answers to Wandall. :)


Miss Willow has gained some weight. Here on Henny Penny Lane we don't skimp on the food, that's for sure...just ask Poppy. 

Got a sweet Eli story...

Remember back in November when he was very sick...had a large mass touching his right kidney, plus he had gastroenteritis? Well he has been well and gaining weight again but had to go in last Monday for x-rays.

Probably remembering all he went through, Eli looked awfully worried on his way to see the vet Monday morning...


Poor baby. We convinced him everything would be fine...


and told him all the girls would be waiting to see him...


I love how his look of distress eased up. Dr. Gerry and the girls in the vet's office really do love Eli, and Ellie...and best of all the x-rays showed no signs of the mass coming back. What a relief!

Well, I do wish you all a Happy Easter. We aren't doing anything special. I miss the days of grandchildren coming for a big Easter dinner and the fun of hiding eggs for them to find, miss too, seeing them climbing the big Mimosa tree on the hill by the pond. The days go too fast.

Happy Easter, dear friends!

Love, Henny

Leave you with pictures of the yellow Carolina Jasmin beginning to bloom along the path...





Friday, March 22, 2024

A little peek through the Redbud tree...

 


Yes, we're still here. Hey again, dear blogging friends. Problems with pictures for my blog still continue...I sure miss the days with my little $99.00 kodak camera...taking pictures and loading them on the computer was a breeze, and so was pulling them for my blog posts. Anyhow...

It's really looking like spring these days and I am loving every minute of it. The yard is dotted with purple violets and even the tiny weeds are pretty now. 

So, I'm thinking, what better time than now to do a blog post, so much to show and tell, like...

our new baby chicks..

There are six of them, two black marans, two easter-eggers, one golden comet, and a tiny red one that I've forgotten what she is. :) We are down to three old hens and a rooster. Hardly getting enough eggs for just the two of us.

Oh my gosh, I haven't shown you Willow, the newest bunny on the block...

So far, I haven't been able to get a good picture of her. She is still a little afraid of me but getting sweeter every day and eating kale from my hand. 

Oh Randall Rabbit, Randall Rabbit...

:) have you ever seen such a big rabbit foot and cottontail? Randall is such a big boy! Anyhow, I had to divide the 10' x 10' rabbit lot to keep them separate...as much as I would love a bunch of baby rabbits, what in the world would I do with them! So, I'm on a mission now to raise $190.00 to get Willow spayed. The vets here and around the Raleigh area charge between 350.00 to $400.00. Isn't that crazy! There is a place in Greensboro, Sheets Pet Clinic, that will spay a rabbit for $190.00. It is a 2 1/2 hour drive from here but worth the trip, I suppose. 

and Smokey wants to know if you can find the kitty cat in the picture...

silly kitty! Oh my, speaking of kitties, I want to show you one of Cousin Patty's Ragdoll Cats. They have two, Beau and Teddy. I'm pretty sure this one is Beau...

I would just love to pick him up and hold him. Pat said they had been on a long stroller ride. Beau and Teddy look like a ball of fur in this picture...

Okay, I promised myself to finish a blog post tonight! So, no matter how boring, or how sorry  a job I've done here...I am hitting the publish button. Oh, I do want to thank you for the nice comments on my last post. My goodness! I too wish that I had a shop on line. 

and now I promise to get around to reading your posts. 

Thank you!

Love, Henny



Friday, February 23, 2024

Blogging again!

Dearest friends,

Yay!  Picked up the computer today and guess what? Pictures will load, and open, and will actually load onto my blog post. 

Shoot, here it is bedtime. I just had to start a post...you know, see how it feels. :) 

Gosh, I've missed so much...where do I begin? We've had some pretty days lately...still a little chilly and always windy, but the outside (and this row of tools) calls to me.,,

Have you ever seen such a clean neat shelter??  I did that last week. :) The tarp covers an old chest type freezer where I store hay. It works! After finishing up here I moved to Randall Rabbit's lot...

The fact that I was raking and moving things around didn't seem to bother him. You see, I'm fixing and cleaning up for a new bunny rabbit. Randall will be so excited! She is a beautiful black Flemish Giant/Rex mix. Randall really needs a friend. Rabbits need other rabbits. Hope we can bring her home early next week.

In other news, Shelby and I were vendors at a craft show on February 10th. Oh, it was supposed to be a grand event. Set up in a building on main street, all pretty and decorated for Valentine's day. "Free hot chocolate", "sip and shop", the flyer read

Quite a load of bonnets, aprons, and boho bags I carried, even made two Valentine aprons and two Valentine bonnets. Here's one set...


Shelby and I met in town and began the task of unloading and hauling in heavy tables, clothes racks, and box after box of jams and jellies. All set up and ready for the customers.

New bonnets made before the event...

and new boho bags...

Oh, and I had made a bunch of little pot holders, made for cast iron pans. I carried a heavy cast iron pan with me and piled the pot holders inside and then stuck one on the handle. It was cute!

Well, it was one of those days...customers strolled past me like I was invisible. I sold three little pot holders and made a whopping $9.00. Shelby did much better, but still no where near what she usually sells. Oh well, disappointing, but never a wasted day when Shelby and I can spend it together.

Okay, hope I haven't bored you too much. Will take me a while. Thank you for stopping by. 

Love, Henny




Thursday, February 1, 2024

A little chicken note from Henny Penny...

 Hey dear friends! 

Yes, just a note to let you know what's going on. Twice, I've tried to put a post on my dear old blog, which seem to be slipping away from me, and twice, have had nothing but problems. 

Just this morning, I explained to the Computer Guy that I have been loading and then using the pictures for my blog since 2013, so I don't think it's just me screwing up. Things seem different since the new hard drive was installed.

Anyhow, tomorrow morning the Computer Guy will check out our computer once again. 

Hope to return soon. Lots of love from all us folks and animals down Henny Penny Lane.

Love, Henny

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Friday, December 22, 2023

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Yes, Merry Christmas dear blogging friends. We've had computer problems...had a new hard drive installed. I can now load pictures from my iPhone to the computer. Yay! I'm on my way back into the world of blogging!


 Just wouldn't be right to let Christmas pass and not post the old cupboard, and a picture of our same little old Christmas tree...


and maybe tell you how happy we are to have both Eli and Ellie with us for Christmas...


Just a few weeks ago, Eli became very sick. An ultrasound showed a large fluid filled mass touching his right kidney. He stayed 2 nights in the hospital. The doctor drained the mass and no cancer cells were found. He was also treated for Gastroenteritis. 

Eli will be 10 years next month!

You may remember it was just last March that we almost lost our sweet Ellie to Addison's Disease...

We're so glad both are well and gaining weight again....Eating us out of house and home, I should say. 

Thank you for coming back to visit. I'm far behind but will be around to read and catch up with you all. 

MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND 
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Love, Henny

PS:  Smokey is well too and sends his love. :)