Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch

It is time again to visit with Patrice on her porch. It is so nice to see her winners of her giveaway celebrating a year of Chats. Can it really be that long? Can you believe we are to August? I start back to school in 20 days. There will be so much to get done in this short amount of time.

So lets get to this weeks questions:

1.    Do you have any special plans for this fall?

Sewing lots and lots of fall things, or teaching school? Things like that? Fall is always busy and I love fall so much.

2.    Do you collect anything?

Yes, Books, lots and lots of books. Raggedy Ann dolls, chickens, gosh if I am not careful I will turn into a hoarder.

  3.  Have you done any canning or freezing this season?
Yes, as my brag posts have shared but just in case here is a picture of my pantry as of today. :)

4.    Do you have a friend who lives far away? Where do they live?

All of my friends live far away. All over the U.S. and Canada, and Europe.

5.    When in a store, restaurant, or other business, do you ever complain or praise to the management?

I try never to complain. I try to find something good about every situation. Even when a new person dumped two whole, full glasses of ice water in my lap, I tried to be nice. I did yell a bit as the water was cold and I did jump to my feet.  The poor kid was very new and I could see he was almost in tears. I have been on the other side of that counter and I know how some-days you just need a smile.

Thanks to Patrice for having these chats. This is number 53.

Everyday Ruralty


TexWisGirl said...

way to go on the pantry! :)

Pom Pom said...

Your canned goods look so homey!
I spilled water on someone's lap when I was a waitress. I was a tiny bit clumsy. Yikes!
What are you going to sew?
I start school in twenty days, too.
Yahoo for Raggedy Ann!

Kim said...

Yeah, I'm loving that pantry!

Bonnie K said...

I love the chats. Your pantry looks grand!

Beth said...

The pantry is wonderful. Good job!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I want you pantry shelves. It all looks so wonderful. I made pickles this Sunday, but have to wait 8weeks before we can have one. Today I went to an orchard in Harvard MA. I bought a peck of the most gorgeous peaches and tomorrow I will be making peach salsa. I will be tripling the recipe. We loved it last year and ate it up too fast. Enjoyed my visit as always.

Patrice said...

Fall is my favorite season. I have more Raggedy Anns in our house than most people. I love Ann and Andy. I have a big repair to do on my childhood Ann and Andy. The fabric got old and they got sad. Have a Wendell week! (happy week)

moosecraft said...

Yes! Some days everyone just needs a smile! :-) I'm patiently waiting for Fall... warm low sunshine in the day, cool nights, pumpkins and rustling leaves.... ahhhhhhhh...

Kerin said...

What a fun 'chat' :)
How nice to have such a lot of bottles of goodness in your pantry!
I love canning!!

Have a happy day !

Smiles :)

Janettessage.blogspot.com said...

Oh your pantry looks great...mine is being eaten up so fast I am realizing how much I should have canned.
Fall...yes already on count down here...1st grade again this year, it will seems so new since I haven't taught it in 10 years

Arlene said...

Like you, I try to be understanding of folks, recognizing that we all have off days and wouldn't I like to be shown a little grace when I don't get things right? School will be starting in a few weeks here too. Can't believe it, fall is just around the corner! Have a blessed week.

Debbie said...

Good morning! Can't believe it is August either. I soo love the Fall though. I remember those days with school right around the corner. I miss them.

Mom fell at my sisters while having a seizure and is in the hospital. Hurt ankle, but not broken. She should come home with me today. This will cause more challenges I am sure, but grateful she is OK.

Have a wonderful day! HUGS

Homeschool on the Croft said...

That pantry looks amazing! If I had that, I think I'd spend the day standing, staring at it!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Wow, that pantry is awesome! I'm looking forward to fall.

Empty Nester said...

WOW! Look at your pantry!!! I've got a busy rest of the week- my dad and stepmom are on their way down here with my step nieces- we'll be doing the Charleston touristy thing until Sunday! Hope all is well over your way! I think of you daily even though I don't get by the blog!

Breathing In Grace said...

Your canning and "putting up", as my Mamaw used to call it looks great!!! I love all your sunflowers!

Lynn said...

Love, love, love all that canning you've done! Way to go :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh all of the canned goods look awesome and the sunflowers are just beautiful!!