June 22st 2018

June 22st 2018
Sunflowers have Arrived

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch

It is time to chat with Patrice on Everyday Rurality. It is time for a chat on her porch. It is 42 degrees out on my porch. To cold I think to sit and chat. We would have to go in the house. I think by later in the week it will be much nicer. We got the swimming pool looking ready to swim in yesterday, That is one of the ways we can tell the ground is warming up the pool starts changing temps. Now I need to get the porches ready to be livable.

So lets get to this weeks questions.

1.    What's you favorite kind of salad?

Oh any kind of salad, I could eat salad even for breakfast. My favorite when I got out to dinner though is a Chicken Ceaser salad.

2.    How old were you when you learned to cook?
I was 11

3.    What's your favorite kind of store? (grocery, garden, department, cooking, bookstore, etc)

If it has store in the title I am good to go. It used to be bookstores. Then I found the library and how good it works just to use the inter-library loan system I love garden stores and I love feed stores and just about anything since I spent so many years of my life in a grocery store I still really enjoy grocery stores too. I do try and stay away though. :)

4.    If you could have lived during another time in history, what time would that have been?

I like these times that I live now. Just because God chose this time for me and moved lots of people to get me where I am in this place. It always takes my breath away to think of all of the pieces it took to get me here. I only think of living in the 30s and the 40s for the awesome clothes they wore and hats and gloves and the shoes and coats. But that is all, I love technology, I love computers and texting. All of it I am glad I have and it would make me sad to go back to a time without microwaves and heating and air conditioning.

5.    I'm looking forward to_____________. Megan's baby, my newest grand baby. Spring, It being daylight longer, putting in a new garden, getting my flower beds cleaned and ready to plant more flowers. The grass turning green. New baby chicks. My daughter's 21st birthday. Our Grandson's turning 5 and the next bunch turning 3 and the current baby turning one. Our 32nd wedding anniversary. Lots and lots of good things happening.

This quote from C.S. Lewis says it best. " There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."

It is all good and I am very thankful to be alive on this morning.

Thanks to Patrice and for being so faithful in doing these chats each week.



  1. Good morning...I always love these chats...It is suppose to warm up to 80 today I heard. I don't know if it is going to make it though. It better get cracking if it is, haha. Love salads of ANY kind, favorite store has got to be fabric, and don't know if I could give up all our modern conveniences either. The new baby is getting close. How exciting! Have a wonderful day Kim!

  2. i love that almost everything you do is tinged with gratitude and hope. :)

  3. I know I probably have said this before, but I love your porch chats. I'm also loving your new header. Have your oranges hit their peek yet? Have a wonderful week Kim!

  4. You have so many good things to look forward to. My favorite store is Home Depot. I find all kinds of stuff that I have no idea what the intended use is, but I get ideas for wonderful uses in arts and crafts.

  5. Love all your answers, but especially to #4...and #5, about a new GRANDbaby. We're looking forward to that, too!!!

  6. Kim
    Good for your for looking forward and not back. I bet you can't wait until you get your hands on that new g'baby!

  7. Another blogger looking forward to a grand baby! You are the third that I've read with this same answer!
    I love your CS Lewis quote.

  8. I love hearing all of your answers. Especially the looking forward to the grandbabies. I am also touched by you feeling that you are where you are meant to be. Nice!

  9. Great chat...enjoyed from beginning to end and it would have been worth it even if we were on the porch a little chilly!
    Oh the babies....what a joy! It just makes me smile and I rejoice with you.

  10. Kim, I always look forward to reading your answers. I get a little glimpse of who you are with each passing week.

    Your header looks so beautiful. Is that an Acacia tree flowering?

    Looking forward to grand-babies is the best to look forward to.
    Hugs. JB

  11. I love these chats with you...I don't know why I don't do it as well...I think it's great when we get to know each other better....

    I can tell you are so excited about the new baby on it's way....I will be praying that all will go well...Aren't grandkids just the best...We have just had ours for three days...fun fun but I am tired.....

    I also love that you are glad you were born just when you were....goes to show faith that you knew God was putting you here just when all of us would have the pleasure of being friends with you....

    I love your new header and I can't wait to see all that's going to be going on with the farm in the spring.....get your camera ready girlfriend....

  12. I would have picked the 40's for the clothes too!!

  13. Hello good Kim!
    I love that C.S. Lewis quote.
    I do like NOW as well.
    You have some wonderful family moments ahead. I'm excited about the baby. Babies are so heavenly. Actually, eleven year old kids are heavenly, too!
    Have a happy day! Dig in the dirt for me, okay? (BIG WARM HUG!)

  14. I love when you join in the chats. I could eat salad all of the time too. I am happy for you that you have a new grandbaby on the way. Have a good week!

  15. We share a common ground on liking the time in which we live best. However, like you I could choose a particular time because of fashion or romance and that's about it. I like my conveniences far too much to go back in time to spend my lifetime.

  16. I enjoy your chats :) I hope it's warmed up a bit there, it has here. We had snow last week though! I'd love to get out and plant, but I think I'll wait a little longer :)

  17. Another grand for you and still not one for me. Although they are talking about it sort of. So, who knows? February is almost over and we are still having upper 70 degree weather. UGH. I feel so cheated on winter- we never got it this year.


Thank you so much for visiting my blog.
Think of this as coming onto my porch and having
a visit.