Saturday, March 29, 2008
Posted by Tina Leavy at 6:05 PM
Everything here is going o.k.
Unless you bring up the topic of escape artist chickens that wind up in the neighbors yard, and hubby waking you up this morning to announce.."I let the chickens out this morning at 6 and now they are in the neighbors yard and you gotta go get them"
And you are like "huh?" why'd you do that?? I only let them out at like 11 in the morning and then they stay home usually and come back into the cage"
(and your thinking..o.k. so your the one that let them out, but now you're saying I gotta go get them..huh??)
And his reply.."well, they were clucking real loud and I didn't want the neighbors to have a problem."
So..there you are groggy eyed and hurrying to comb your hair just in case the neighbors(some of whom you've never met) see you.
And you are out by the fence trying to coax a stupid chicken that can't figure out how to hop back up onto the fence..to "come on girl."
Finally you get fed up cause..
number 1....the puppy is starting to bark because you are late on letting him out and you just know he's gonna pee his kennel and towel if you don't get him out to go potty, and you've had to wash his towel about 4 times already this week...
2. the daughter is hollering " I gotta go pee and I'm hungry now!"
And 3. the stupid chicken keeps running up and down the fence line and can't figure out how to get back over.So..you finally say.."dad blame it! let it get run over or whatever ..who cares. If it comes back fine, if it doesn't who gives a darn."LOL So...that was my morning...how was yours??LOL
~The Garden Goose~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 11:27 AM
Friday, March 28, 2008
Don't these books look just lovely??
I came across this one..and being a good ole' Southern Gal..it definitely looks right up my alley. Check it out!
More than a cookbook, this is the story of how a little girl, born in the South of Yankee parents, fell in love with southern cooking at the age of five. And a bite of brown sugar pie was all it took.
Add them all up and what have you got? One lip-smackin' southern feast!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 2:35 PM
Well..I took myself back to the dr. on Wednesday..and yep..I had a sneaking suspicion that although the pain in the kidney had went away..that the first round of antibiotics wasn't enough to wipe out the infection.
3 days of antibiotic just didn't seem sufficient to me.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 12:31 PM
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
J. Jonker, Amsterdam, circa 1670
Posted by Tina Leavy at 9:55 PM
And..it has been cold here!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 6:38 PM
Friday, March 21, 2008
I'd like to wish all of you a Happy Easter!
Have fun with them!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 7:03 PM
I am pleased to announce that I am now able to offer quality Greeting Cards of my photography images through my gallery at Imagekind.com
You can see the images at:
Now you can send one of a kind type greeting cards to your friends and family..from one of your blogger friends..moi!...(smiles)
Feel free to check out my gallery if you'd like.
~The Garden Goose~
Posted by Tina Leavy at 12:25 PM
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Posted by Tina Leavy at 3:16 PM
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
I spent a better part of the day getting my house ready for family to come visit for a few days.
March bustles in on windy feet
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing.
Cuckoo, jug-jug, pu-we, to-witta-woo!
Posted by Tina Leavy at 9:54 PM
Monday, March 17, 2008
Posted by Tina Leavy at 9:53 PM
Saturday, March 15, 2008
So..I had as of this afternoon a nice goldfish bowl on my kitchen counter filled with 3 lovely fantail goldfish that "had" been thriving and doing quite well for the last 3 weeks..as long as mom was the one in charge of their care.
My darling husband decided to hire/trade out some work for the remainder of the kid's room paint work to be done after I got sick with the kidney infection. I was able to paint the ceiling by myself, then afterwards I got the kidney infection..so he decided to go ahead and hire/trade out for the remainder to be completed. So..hopefully this week I'll be able to decorate the kids room in the look that I have been wanting to do for a while.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 9:27 PM
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Finally starting to feel better."YIPPEE!!!!
Right now I have violas and pansies growing in the repurposed deck area.(An old deck area that was ripped out and changed into a garden bed with 4 small raised bed areas with a mulched and stepping stone path through the middle/still surrounded by the deck railing though)
Posted by Tina Leavy at 8:37 PM
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Thus..I continue to dream towards reaching my goal of living in a "small town"..where a smile and a wave are commonplace.
Who are we and how did we end up producing Small Town Living?
We're the Wilson family, Paul and Tina with three children living on the panhandle of Florida. Early in 2006 we were talking to some family members who were planning to move to Thomasville, GA. Their plans were driven in part by a desire to get away from the congestion and sprawl in their own town. On a whim we drove up to Thomasville for a weekend and fell in love with what we found. People were friendly, open and made us feel welcome where ever we went. At one point, lost, we stopped and asked a woman sweeping her porch for directions. She told us how to get to the street we were looking for and when she heard we were considering moving to her community she told us we would love it. Her friendliness and warmth were one of the many pleasant memories we still have of our visit.
Once back home we began to talk more about also moving to the area to be closer to family and to get away from the rampant development we were seeing in our own community. There were alot of things we had to consider, where to work, where to live, would we buy a new home? a historic home? land outside of town? We spent hours researching all these topics. My wife had been raised in a rural community and she let us know that if we got a place with a bit of land she would like to own a few animals and grow a few things - Her farm girl was starting to wake up again after living in the city for 15 years.
Small Town Living was born from the interests we have in living in a smaller rural community and from my own love of publication design. We'll share the information we find with you and resources we all can enjoy using. For the time being we're going to continue releasing the magazine in a digital format, but we're looking forward to the day that the first print issue rolls off the press. This topic resonates with many people who want things to move a little slower and simpler, who want to call some small town somewhere....Home.
I hope you enjoy Small Town Living. We'd like to give a special thanks to the numerous authors and photographers who help enrich the quality of the publication with each passing issue.
Posted by Tina Leavy at 11:23 AM