Friday, May 3, 2013

Stuart Elementary 5K Run/ Walk

Stuart Elementary held their first 5K Run/Walk Charity event. 
We did this run last Saturday and it was so much fun.
My son and I did the event together. 
We also participated in the 8 week training with about 40 other SES student.
There is nothing that will get your adrenaline going like running through the street of town 
with a whole mess of young 'ens.

That's my boy!

This event along with the candy fundraiser allowed the school to come up with 
half the money needed to cover the cost of the new security system.
I think that's great!

Bob White Covered Bridge in Woolwine

Bob White Covered Bride in Woolwine is one more reason Patrick County, 
Virginia is a wonder place to live. 

The Bob White Covered Bridge was constructed by Walter G. Weaver of Woolwine, named for the former Bob White Post Office which in turn was named after the bobwhite quails that inhabit the area. It served as an access route to the Smith River Church of the Brethren, located on the south side of the river. The bridge was bypassed to the west with a concrete bridge in 1981. Although closed to motor traffic, the Bob White Covered Bridge still attracts numerous visitors. The bridge is the site of annual horse-drawn wagon rides as part of the Patrick County Covered Bridge Festival which is held every June.

I also have a whole mess of pictures I took from around  the bridge. 
Old houses, leaning shacks, rusty old cars peaking through;
yes this is the south too.

I'm also excited about the 3rd Annual Covered Bridge Run that is happening 
June 15th. I'm hoping to get in on it this year. This should be very fun since the run begins at 
the Jack's Creek Covered Bridge that is also in Woolwine and end at the Bob White Covered Bridge.
Raising money for a good cause, visiting not one but two covered bridges, experiencing beautiful landscape that Woolwine has to offer just all seems like a win, win to me.
Thank you for stopping by for a visit.
Here's a link in case you too are interested in a 5k Run/Walk like this:

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Iris...I Love ya.

Iris' are just starting to bloom all around the yard.

I can't wait to see them in full bloom. I really love those deep lavender blooms.

I moved the kindness rock and oh boy do we have some ants.
This has just been a little walk about.
Thanks so much for you visit.
Wishing you a very blessed day!

"I don't know why you keep the things you do?"

"I don't know why you keep the things you do?" said the husband to the wife.
Oh wow...I was amazed, a little dazed, and I have pondered on that mere statement now for a couple of days.
Well..there is this old out of date wood cook stove in my kitchen. I will admit sometimes it has been a hindrance when trying to arrange or rearrange the kitchen.
Let's remember last year when that ice storm came through and everybody was powerless. Boy that eggs and that bacon along with the biscuits and gravy was pretty good and it did make a pretty yummy pot of pintos. I also found it refreshing when your daughter that was staying said, 
"This is fun! It's like camping out."
I do have a lot of old coffee pots and rolling pens and things like that stuck all over the place.
Yes, there is that old shaky cabinet that was my grandma's. I can't seem to get rid of that old thing.
But while others are trying to get that wonderful cracked and layered paint look,  
We've already got it.
Where else am I going to keep all those cookbooks that I seldom use?
I know...this is junky..but I love this little brother and big sister. 
I use to tell Hannah and Louis it was them.
I'm glad I never pulled out all those useless nails everywhere. 
When you bought my that nice set of pans for Christmas( I have enjoyed the new pans.)
It caused an awful problem and this little #3 skillet that was Grandma Dorothy's little pan kept rolling out of the cabinet and it nearly got my toe.
I also liked it when Jack wanted to know if it was a real pan and I said yes and I told him that my 
Grandma would often make herself a small pawn of bread in it.
I do habitually keep old jars. 
I think this one looks quite nice with the flower it takes your eye away from the wrinkly table clothe.
Today I liked the little blue mason but someday  it might be a old mayonnaise jar or pop bottle.
now this is the question in my mind:

Where you confused?
Did you not notice that screen door you just swung open when you walked into my world?
Did the lack of air conditioning and the wind from the fan leave you dazed on a warm summer day?
and with all this thought I have no apology or excuse.

Oh my...a little sun is peeking through the clouds. 
I guess there's always hope even on a rainy day.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Either Pin 'em Up or Pin' em Out

Here I go again...
I must get something established in this muddy patch.
This will be at least the fifth or sixth time I've planted the shading bed.
All my attempts have remained failures mostly do to pets. 
I have come to understand that this piece of dirt is irresistible to dogs
but now I know it is also irresistible to chickens too.
It's not a very attractive spot but I can't bring it in me to spend money on  this anymore.
So..I found some rocks from around and used the old chicken wire and tobacco sticks as 
temporary fence.
OMG!! They have heard my pecking and here they come a runnin.'
They are so afraid of missing out on something.
These girls don't eat everything I plant but if they find something they like
they will keep at it until there is nothing left.
Wishing you all the best on you gardening endeavors!