Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday Hodgepodge


 1. June is National Great Outdoors Month. Have you spent any time appreciating the great outdoors this month? If so where, and if not do you have any plans to enjoy the great outdoors before the calendar turns? 

   Yes, I have been appreciating the outdoors.  Madilynne, Ryder and I have been going for walks regularly.  Well, to be honest- Madilynne runs, Ryder rides his bike and I walk.  I am trying to keep up a brisk pace though. 

 2. What's a current hot button issue for you?

   There are many things that rub me the wrong way but the thing that is driving me nuts the most lately is not politics or Hollywood or any of the normal irritations of TV but it is honestly people who do not use their turn signals while driving! Really, how hard is it to bend your wrist and flick the signal on?  

 3. What's a food or treat that 'disappears like hotcakes' in your house?

   Fresh picked strawberries from our berry patch!

 4. How hot is too hot?

Any temperature over 75* especially when it is hazy and humid! I can't handle it! 

 5. Do you have an artistic outlook on life? What does that mean to you?

   No, I don't think that I have an artistic outlook.  I see it as it is, not a diamond in the rough.  I don't see the possibilities in junk.  It's not a treasure to me, just trash.  I don't like to change my furniture around or paint rooms.  However, I like color and enjoy looking at the beauty around us.  I just missed out on the artistic gene.  I don't really have the knack for mixing and matching patterns or colors and such. I leave that kind of stuff to Madilynne.

 6. What's one question you'd like to ask your father, or one you wish you could ask your father?

  Well, I see my father almost everyday, sometimes several times a day.  I don't think that I have any questions to ask him.

 7. Something you learned from your father?

   I have learned to most about farming and animals from my dad.  We always had some kind of farm animals while I was growing up.  We had sheep, pigs, a beef cow, some rabbits, chickens and dairy cows at different times while I was young. 

 8.  Insert your own random thought here.

   Thinking about my answer to number 7 made me remember my childhood.  I can still picture the many sheep on the hillside.  The white sheep on a beautiful green grass background was striking.  We had over 100 of them and I really liked them.  They were so gentle and just beautiful animals. My mom was the dairy farmer in the family.  She did most of the milking in my teen years as my dad had a full time job away from the farm.  


  1. Oh, I love freshly picked strawberries straight from the garden! I just had some today. It's so nice having warm weather for shorts and flip-flops. Good luck with Wednesday Hodgepodge!

    My love,

  2. Sheep on a hillside make me think of the English countryside, which I dearly love. Welcome to the Hodgepodge! So glad you joined the fun today : )

  3. I had a hard time answering question 5, but I'm a lot like you - practical, sensible :)

    Also enjoyed reading about your childhood memories. Sounds lovely.


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