Friday, May 7, 2010

Fridays on the farm

It was cold here on the farm this morning!

Ice on the wheel lines makes it cold for the Mr. in the mornings

Sometime during the winter I bought this chair from the TS. It's getting a makeover.

I dithered back and forth for a while because I wasn't sure I wanted to pay the $5.00 asking price........LOL

I wasn't sure where I wanted to put it, until now. It will go in my bedroom, the Mr. will hang his clothes over it every night, and when the grand kids come, one of the little ones can sleep on it!

How fun is this? I have never seen one like it. It needs a little bit of work, but not much. Today, it's outside being painted white. The cushions are going to be red something.......I'm needing to make a fabric store run and see what I can find. :-D

Our neighbors came the other day with this large and heavy basket filled to the brim with a peace rose, fruit, and a darling garden ladybug. My goodness it took two people to carry it! The basket was a "thank-you" for the Mr. but I surly got to share the wealth!

The Mr. did their chores for a couple of weeks while they were in Salt Lake. Their almost 21 yr old son rolled his pickup truck 6 times, and was thrown out . He was so very blessed to be alive. The wreck happened around 8 in the evening, and he was not found until almost 2. A very long time to lay in the cold march night critically hurt. He did turn 21 in the hospital, and how grateful his folks were to be able to celebrate that day with him alive! He is home now and doing well. What a scare for them all to go through.

I almost forgot! I was called to be our ward( church congregation) girls camp director. And I am doing a fourth year overnight backpack hike! Ahhhhhhhhhhh! ( not to panic not to panic! LOL) We're going here, which is the BEST place ever to take the girls. I love it there. But the very words "backpack", "bear", and "Overnight" are not my favorite words to use together! :-D

Well, that's the farm today. The Mr. and the teen have been getting the garden spot ready, and are now building fence and my "sleepover" chair is needing another coat of paint.
Carpe diem.......Seize The Day


joy said...

You do such a great job posting!! I love the chair. Good luck w/camp. I've done it many times myself. Love the girls. So glad the driver is doing better and home. scarrrryyy! Love, Joy

Julie Harward said...

Very scary about their son! Hey, I love the chair, everyone will want to sleep in it! Never seen one like it! Good luck with camp..been there done time I had an ice cream truck come..that was a hit! I love the sight of ice covered sprinklers in the morning, just glad I don't have to move them!
Thanks for your kind words today :D

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Well that is some ice....I can't believe there was that much this late in the season.

What a unique folding chaise!!! And I love your idea on where and how to use it.

Have a wonderful time at Camp!

Oh, thank the Lord for your neighbors sons good luck not getting hurt any worse than he did and came out of it alive.



Brenda said...

Wow, I can't get over the ice! I love the chair! Best of luck with camp..sounds fun!

Happy to hear everything is OK with your neighbor's son!

Happy Mother's Day to you!

joy said...

Mercy, thanks for your comment at the joyful nest. My son Alex leaves in July, just two months. Love, Joy

Kellie said...

Who's son was in the wreck? Glad he is doing better. Girls camp should be fun for you! And that chair will be awesome when you get it done!

colonialhomestead said...

The chair is neat. I can't wait to see what you do to it. It was worth the $5.00 I am sure. The basket was a very nice gift and how nice you get something to. A lot to be thankful for after such a bad accident. God has his hand in his recovery. Have a fun & safe fabric run. And may you thaw out fast.

Mimi Sue said...

That chair is going to be great. Very unique. So glad all is well with their son. Kids driving scarey stuff. Have a wonderful mother's day. Mimi

Kathy said...

Hi! I am a new reader! I enjoyed your post, and if it is ok, would like to add you to my reads! Congrats and good luck with camp! I never saw a chair like that myself, can't wait to see how you finish it! Thanks for letting me visit!

Lex-a-roo said...

I bet camp will be so fun with with you the leader. I wish I could go with you!
I miss going to came with you and your girls.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I'm so glad your friends' son is okay. What a blessing!
I can't wait for the chair makeover!!! And good luck with that 'Camp Director' calling. I'll bet you're the perfect one for the job!!

Mimi Sue said...

Hope all is well with you. We've had a hectic week. I've been meaning to ask you something. One of the blogs on your list has a little gift shop on their property. I saw it months ago and now can't remember which one it is. Do you know? Or am I halucinating again?? Have a great weekend. Mimi

Nifty Nappy Cloth Diapers said...

how fun that you are the camp director! You will have a blast and the girls will love you! now I wish even more that I could go to girls camp too! :)

I LOVE that chair!
I can't wait to see what it looks like when it is all done!
Love ya!