Friday, July 16, 2010

Out and About in Northern Ny

Deb's log home is just so inviting. I enjoyed seeing this sweet baby Mourning Dove that, although he fell out of his nest, he was always at home on the porch and his mom was usually sitting with him enjoying the view with us too!The girls and I took a trip to see the old homestead. It was just not the same. They did put a new roof on...and were in the process of staining the porch, and blacktopped the driveway......but my little apple trees were gone, and the front garden was gone, and sadly no sign of our Guinea friends. Now, I'm just going to tell myself, and this is probably what happened, that the young couple's mom (mom-in-law) took the trees and garden flowers knowing that the kids were just working too hard outside the home to keep up, and that they found a better home for Buddy and Gimpy and the gang.We drove around the lake......and stopped by a good friends cottage. She was not there but her husband was and it was good seeing him too. I love Cathy and Cabot's cottage on Lake Ontario. They plan to move there permanently and really re-do this old cottage.Cabot and Cathy have a great sense of garden and cottage life...I hope to visit again when it becomes a place they will always be!We stopped at the Blue Heron in Chaumont for lunch with our good birding friends, Bob and June, and Dick and Marion. We miss you all!Off to Rachel's "other parents" Dan and June's beautiful property on the Black River in Dexter NY. I say "other parents" because I'm pretty sure Rachel spent as much time with her best friend Christine's family as she did with ours. I never said this to Dan and June but thank you so much for all the wonderful times that you gave to Rachel and I hold you both up as being a family that stands up above many as the type of family we should all strive to be. What a wonderful world this would be if we all had the values that you hold to. Speaking of families! Back to Deb and Crist's Farm.They are blessed to have their son and daughter-in-law living right next door with their two sweet granddaughters. Life is very good for Deb, watching her grand babies learn to be little country girls in such a beautiful place to live.Her son rescued an old chicken coop that was no longer being used on the farm and turned it into a coop de palace!Who doesn't love fresh eggs on the farm!I bought this sign for my bud Deb a few years ago which she displays in her kitchen and it really says it all... ...don't you think!

10 comments:

Roy said...

Hi Eve, its a lovely place to live. Great motto, very wise words. The Coop de Palace is definitely 5 Star.

PS. Your new header is brilliant.

Rural Rambler said...

Wonderful! Wonderful. Won-der-full post Evis. Deb's porch, the cottage, us getting to see the "old homestead" and I am sure you are exactly right about what happened with the plants, trees, and your Guinea friends. And that motto to live by, OH HECK YES! That's my idea of a great ride!!!!

Your header is fantabulous!

Jenny said...

How could I have neglected to mention your stunning new header! Just gorgeous!
I love the look of Debs place too , that chair on the porch is just screaming to be sat in with an early morning coffee in hand and that Chook hotel looks a hell of a lot better than some places I've stayed in! (-:

bunnits said...

I love the beautiful new header. Black Swallowtails usually lay eggs on my fennel, but I haven't seen any this year. :-(

I know you are disappointed about the guineas, the apple trees, and gardens. The house I grew up in changed a lot after my parents were gone. When we drive by, it just doesn't even seem as though I ever lived there.

I love the photos you've shared of your trip. Lovely places. Thanks.

Steve Borichevsky said...

I could so plop down in one of those Adirondack chairs, soak in the scenery and just forget all my woes.

A New England Life said...

What a wonderful trip! I have to say, if we ever sell our house I don't know if I'll be able to come back and see it. We've put so much work into it but I seriously doubt the next owners will. They'll probably let the gardens go to hell.

What an absolutely beautiful area you lived in! Sorry the Guinea hens weren't around : (

~Niki~ said...

I'm from upstate NY and I sure miss the green! Beautiful pics!
~niki

Wrensong Farm said...

great trip post! Kind of bittersweet...I do hope your guineas went to a good home (too bad they couldn't have shipped them here..I'm down to 4 boys). I love Cathy and Cabot's cottage and the coop de palace!! :)

Kerry Hawkins said...

the chickens make me giggle

Mary said...

What a treat for you to get to see all the old places you loved and the people you miss. The photos are great...I love the little dove.