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Monday, October 28, 2013

The weekend

 On Friday morning, My Shug and I woke up feeling so relieved.  I can't believe how good it felt to not have to go into town and take care of the other house.  Even though I will miss it, as all of you said, I will create new memories at our new house.  We already are....and the relief to not have to make the payments and keep it clean and mowed and heated.....you can imagine.   So Friday evening we decided to take some people out to eat that helped us get the house ready to sell. Mom, Gloria (cousin) and Vickie (Cousin)

 Ok well that guy on the end might not have helped, but his wife works hard enough for both of them!  No not this end, this end is my Dad...the other end!  (Ralph, Robert, Dad)
And On Saturday we took the day off.  The whole day!  We stopped on our way out of town at a bazaar and I bought these adorable hot pads.  Aren't they cute?  My Shug said they were not cute, but I have it on good authority that they are.  I might try to make some.

 
 We headed to Indianapolis and as always, first stop....Barnes and Noble, and I got these two magazines.  Anyone notice how expensive magazines are getting? 
Then we went to my cousin's house.  They grow all of their own food.  One thing we noticed this year, we planted a few tomato plants right outside our door, and we ate more of them.  Convenience is the key in everything.  Right outside the door is convenient.  And we noticed their garden was right outside their back door.

 
My Shug had garage envy!



We noticed these ladies keeping an eye on everyone.

They had chickens,

and bunnies,
and honeybees
and ducks
and a loud rooster or two!  And a pig and some goats and some other critters.
It is a self-sufficient farm.  (this is  my cousin too - I have a LOT of cousins and I love them all!)
And a LOT of work!
I loved this young lady...
and she loved me!
(sorry about the blurry pics, but peeps, these animals don't hold still for a photo shoot, and I didn't hold still for a kiss!)

Cindy Bee

18 comments:

  1. That looks like a wonderful day out and certainly well-deserved! Wish you lived closer, I'd really love to learn how to crochet.
    Btw, next time you're in Indy you should stop by a Scottish restaurant/pub called Macnivens at 339 Massachusetts Ave. I have it on good authority it is verrrrry authentic and tasty!

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    1. I will try to remember that. Mass Ave is downtown, and it seems I make it down there for one reason or t'other in the winter months.

      Cindy Bee

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  2. Btw, congrats on selling the house!!! I know that's a huge relief.

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  3. Oh how fun. If I did not still work, I would love more critters. Glad you took a day off. Much needed I am sure.

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    1. When I saw how much work they are....I decided I will live off the land rather than have a farm!

      Cindy

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  4. Oh so now you see the new memory thing is starting already and less worry is the best. I am so glad you are having a good stress free time. I really think you should have let that goat kiss you:) Hug B

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    1. LOL! I eat with that mouth Buttons!!! No goat kisses!

      Cindy Bee

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  5. What a great way to celebrate the sale and new beginnings. When we move I intend growing more of our food...and keeping chickens, ducks and bees...my husband is keen on goats too but I'm not too sure. Food grown in your own garden always tastes better. Philippa xx

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    1. You are so right...home grown is always better. She made a bunch of food that night and it was all delish!

      Cindy

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  6. Cindy, I know what you are saying about trying to keep up to houses. You do have a lot of family. They are caring people too. I like the pot holders :):) Wow the farm has everything. xoxo,Susie

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    1. Everything but a cow Susie...but they want one. It's a lot of work to have a farm like that. Not sure I'm into it. I always say we'll wait until the house is finished, then decide. I'm thinking we are both too tuckered out at our age to have so many animals.
      Cindy

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  7. Well thank you for the great evening::and of course I was very willing to give you my time to help out! Thanks for the statement of me working hard for two. ehehhe ~~~ Wow on Jamie and Mary's place~ who would had thought they would live in a place like that? Awesom
    gloria

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    1. Gloria,
      You are welcome. Who would have thought Jamie would be milking goats huh?

      Cindy

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  8. Hello Cindy, I love this post and congratulations on selling the other house. Your cousin's farm is wonderful, if I lived in the country I would certainly think about having a goat . . . they are the sweetest animals ever.
    Thanks for letting me tag along on your weekend,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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    1. Connie, Good to hear from you. I need to pop over and say hi! Goats are sweet, you are right. They just wanted to be petted constantly.

      Cindy Bee

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  9. i love your family time - they are a very interesting bunch in a good way ;p

    congrats on the house selling YAY! thats a big relief and you should have a nice quiet winter without having to babysit 'the house".

    and that last photo of you is sooo cute - both you and the kissing goat!

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  10. Congratulations on closing that window to let you fully enjoy Hilltop Farm! Looking forward to our next visit. Family doesn't get any better than Vickie & Robert! xoxo

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Cindy Bee