Archive for June, 2009

Sunday Stills-Silos or Water Towers

Posted in Uncategorized on June 14, 2009 by TheEggGatherer

Wilkin Corner SiloMain Road SiloMarshall Dairy Farm SilosSmith Farm

As usual, I like taking photos of things that need a lot of love and a couple of the silos around here need “lots” of love.  These are all taken within just a 6 mile radius of our home.  The first is of a silo at  ‘Wilkin’s Corner’.  There is now a Mennonite family that is living in the small house behind the silo.  You can see their buggy sitting beside it – sorry for the stop sign.  We were holding up traffic, talking to a Mennonite man and trying to keep Tully in the truck, so I had to take what I could get.  The second is of a silo on the little township road close to our home about a mile away.  The third is of a working dairy farm nearby and the last is of a farm that has been in the Smith family for as long as I can remember and then some – believe me, that’s a loooooong time, ’cause my kids say I’m older than dirt!  Hope everyone had a good time finding their silos and water towers.  Be sure and checking other photos out on Sunday Stills.  Thanks Ed for this weeks challenge.

Times, they are a changin’

Posted in Uncategorized on June 11, 2009 by TheEggGatherer

Yes, I know it’s been a long time since my last post, but I’ve been busy.  Our household is in the process of a change.  Our older son will coming back to the country after years of living in Chicago.  Jobs in his field are very, very scarce and he decided it was time to come back the the country for awhile and work in our small town.  It’s hard to believe that after loosing close to 9,000 jobs in our surrounding community that he has a job lined up here in his hometown.  It certainly isn’t what he is use to doin or making, but will pay his bills while living here at home until times get better and who knows what it might lead too.  It will be a big change for all of us, but I’m happy that he will be here and he said yesterday when I talked with him that he wanted to help me plant some flowers and work on the yard.  I know, it’s late in the season, but we’ve been doing some other work and when your old it takes more time.  It’s not too late for perennials and some annuals, if they don’t bloom, we will have had fun working on them together.  Another blessing about the it is, at the end of July our other son will be passing through for a couple of weeks and we are going to have a big cookout with all our friends and family to send him on his way to California.  It will be the first time in a longtime that they both will be here at the same time.  I’m looking forward to that.  Friday night will be an exciting time around here, when he gets in with his ‘cat’.  THE CAT, is getting old and set in his ways, doesn’t make-up well with people or other animals and we have a 9 month-old Jack Russell that can’t stand the site of a cat.  We are looking for a cat sitter close to home so they can visit one another often, so I don’t know how that will all play out until we find one.  Any suggestions, anyone???  Well, I’ve got a room to get ready and closet to clear out, so for now I’m off again.  Hopefully I’ll be back for Sunday Stills this weekend.  See you later.

Sharon, the Momma hen!

OOPS! A Late Sunday Still – powerlines and landscapes

Posted in Uncategorized on June 2, 2009 by TheEggGatherer

We were away over the weekend and I wasn’t going to post at all – until I searched through the photos I took as we were driving to Indiana and Illinois over the weekend.  Here are my late ‘powerlines and landscapes’ while going 70MPH on the interstate!  D was driving.  I didn’t want you to think I was driving and snapping my camera at the sametime.More Indy linesIndiana Powerlines


Indianapolis powerlinesview from my kitchen porch

This last photo is taken from my kitchen porch.