Chatting on the Deck


“Chats on the Farmhouse Porch” is a group of friends
gathering to visit,
sip their favorite beverages,
nibble delicious treats
and share their likes and dislikes.

Patrice and Wendell have invited me to join the chatting.
Patrice provides the questions,
we answer.

Today’s questions:

When it’s time to cut the grass (mow the lawn), who does it?

the Farmer or Uncle Bob mows our lawn and volley ball court/field.buster4-2012 003

If someone gave you $500 dollars and you could not spend it on yourself, who would you spend it on?

Two ways: part to the Farmer for new glasses and the balance to my mom, she can use extra gas money.

Have you ever taken a blogging break or considered one?

no and no, I’m still having fun, even when I have help.cats and compter 001

Are you bothered by spring allergies or hay fever? If not spring, any other time of the year?< blockquote>The only time I’ve had a problem is when we lived in a home that had cotten wood trees in the backyard.

What’s new with you?

I can’t think of anything new – enjoying the simple life.

Find out what’s new here.

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April 30, Today’s thought – Don’t Let Go!

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Good Morning

Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are. James 5:17

Thank God for that!
He got under a juniper tree,
as you and I have often done;
he complained and murmured,
as we have often done;
was unbelieving,
as we have often been.
But that was not the case
when he really got into touch with God.
“a man subject to like passions as we are,”
“he prayed praying.”
It is sublime in the original — not “earnestly,”
but “he prayed in prayer.”
He kept on praying.
What is the lesson here?
You must keep praying.
~~~Arthur T. Pierson

Each of three boys gave a definition of faith
which is an illustration of the tenacity of faith.
The first boy said, “It is taking hold of Christ”;
the second, “Keeping hold”;
and the third, “Not letting go.”

Keep holding on, just one more hour
May bring to thee the promised power;
O Keep holding on, thy Lord doth care-
He’ll not forget to answer prayer.
~~William C. Poole

Hold on . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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Ten on Tuesday – What’s going on in May?


On Tuesday’s Carole hosts Ten on Tuesdays’.
She chooses a topic – we list ten items.

10 Things You’re Looking Forward to in May.

1. the Farmer’s birthday is May 1. 72 years ago the Farmer’s father wanted take Mama to the mountains for their anniversary. Mama said “She’s rather go to the hospital.” She got her way that year.

2. May 3, I’m joining Erica at Fiddle Knits in a MKAL(Mystery Knit-a-long), Minerva. I am trying to find 1200 yards of variegated fingering (sock) weight yarn that shouts, Hey I want to be a shawl! I’ve checked the stash shed, not enough yardage in one color yarn.

By May 3rd, I plan on
2. Finish knitting Miss Shirley’s shawl
3. Finish knitting Gratitude Seashore
4. Finish sewing the binding on Miss Deanna’s quilt

5. The second or third Friday night in May, We begin hosting “Barbeque, Volleyball, and Fellowship at Cozy Acres.”
This pot luck/fun and games get together continues through the summer until some time in September. It is held on the church grounds, church members, family and friends are all invited.

6. The third Saturday of the month is “Family Night at the Crain’s” the Farmer and I, our five children, their spouses and children, and guests gather for food, laughter, birthday and anniversary celebrations, games, dessert. This month we meet at our youngest son’s home, menu is yet to be decided.

7. I’ll be going to Redding to help with the Farmer’s mother, she had her 100th birthday in January, while the Farmer’s sister and brother-in-law take a vacation to see family in Southern Ca.
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8.  Since I’ll be in Redding for most of Mother’s day, Our family’s get-together will be the Sunday evening before Mother’s Day.

9.  I am going to volunteer to drive a group of young people to Phoenix, AZ to a Young People’s Retreat over Memorial Day weekend.

10. I’m also having breakfast with daughter-in-law one morning and breakfast/lunch? with Miss Shirley, dates to be decided. I’ll babysit two days a week for 3 little girls at their home.

I didn’t realize how busy May was going to be.
I first thought I’d have trouble finding 10 things to list.
Looks like May is going to be a good month.

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