Monday, October 24, 2011

And Then The Fat Lady Sang

It’s over. For the past several months I’ve not known for sure if I was coming or going or if it was 2011 or 1861. I love doing it, but for a homebody like me it has been more than a little over-stimulating. I feel like I could crawl in bed and sleep for a couple of weeks.

I couldn’t have done it without the help of my wonderful family who did a great job of holding down the fort around here along with some good friends.

Peggy joined us at Billie Creek Village Friday to demonstrate quilting. It looks like she’s hard at it doesn’t it?

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In reality we only demonstrated when we had visitors. The rest of the time we were huddled up next to the fire, toasting our buns like Karen here. That old house is cold in the morning!

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Of course, I have to thank the star of the show as well. Popcorn is now famous in certain circles. Every time we walked to the village for lunch we had visitors calling me Mary and wanting to photograph us in front of the schoolhouse. I had more offers to buy her than I can remember. Of course, I turned them all down. Although… Popcorn did seem really interested in the one lady who asked her if she wanted to go live with some cats. It became rather apparent during the festival that Popcorn doesn’t really understand that she is a lamb; she thinks she is a designer dog.

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A good time was had by all, but it sure is good to be home. The barn and coop need cleaning, hooves need trimming and errands need to be run.

All is right in my world again. Smile

13 comments:

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Awesome my Dear... Awesome!

Kelly said...

I too am a homebody. I HAVE to work away from home but other than that I don't like to leave. I get such a feeling of satisfaction when the coop is clean and the hooves are trimmed. Home, it just sounds good.

Beth said...

i can understand. i love to see new places, new people & things. but to come home it nothing less than perfect. enjoy being home. relax and just be. (:

Iowa Farmhouse Gatherings© from "The Sisters" at Iowa Farmhouse Goods™ said...

Hello, Christine! Glad you're home, where you want to be. I'm a fairly new follower, but really enjoying your blog! I love Popcorn, so sweet! I think you could develop a whole line of "Popcorn" products! -Jan

Autumn said...

Silly Popcorn! I would have just moved sat in front of the fire all day long...

Courtney said...

I love these trips you take us on! Cute little Popcorn...you could actually be onto something with the designer "dog" thing! Just saying!

Karen Patrick said...

I'm glad it's over. Now I can get out of my driveway again. Popcorn looks like she's had a bath. That is one sweet lamb!

Christine said...

No bath, just enough petting to knock all the dust and debris off!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Wonderful! And Popcorn is just. too. cute.

Danni said...

I *love* Popcorn! What a cutie pie. :-)
I know that feeling...how good it feels after being so busy.. to just be back home on your own farm. :-)

Jayne said...

Popcorn is just too cute! And not a bit spoiled, right? :) I love to be at home too. It's my favorite place.

The Chickens' Auntie said...

I can relate to being a homebody. I always want to be at home more than anyplace else. If you hadn't spent your summer being so busy, though, how would we have experienced so much through your blog? Get some well-earned rest, Christine!

The Barn Door said...

I'm a homebody too but I think it is awesome that you do what you do!! So important for history. And that Popcorn...darn but she's adorable!