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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Help, Help the Weeds Have My Hand! They're Pulling Me Down Into....

I know, long title. Is there a rule on title length? Somehow I just know Bethel is shaking her head again, as if my poor spelling isn't bad enough.

My title might not be short but I have grown a little short on time. So I'll leave you with a few of my pictures and some places to visit that will keep you entertained and moved ifn' I don't get back here before Monday or Tuesday.

The_Fishing_Guy has some "guess what this is" each week I thought I'd give you a little challenge and ask you to see if you can figure this one out. And unlike that nice Fishing Guy I will not give you any clues, you're too stinking bright Dear Reader I am not giving you any hints.

Tipper ran a nice series of posts on an old spring at their home place and ended it with the song I Shall Not Be Moved. I wanted to post the lyrics, but found that there are a lot of versions and none of the ones that I found were the ones that her family sung. I love to put up her blog and just listen to her family's music while I work on stuff. I too feel like a tree by the water, from His love I shall not be moved!"

Jennifer put out her gourds already, sheesh you people who live in nice early growing seasons, and made note of her livestock panel that she planted them by for support. So I thought I would show you part of the fence that Dirt built me out of the shorter hog panels (when steel wasn't so stinking expensive) and a little snippet of next week's flower subject. I'd love to give you a long shot of the fence but that would show just way too many weeds.

Not only did Dirt use the panels for a cool looking fence that holds up to honeysuckle vines and supports a few roses, but we also took some of the taller livestock panels and turned them into a hoop house where EBet grows her gourds - later - for now it will support our peas, if they ever get a move on. I thought they bragged about liking cold weather!

Here is a shot of the hoop it spans an old concrete floor, more on that on a farm tour. Look, there's Fluffy Joe again. I think he is following me around telling me to put the camera away and to get to work!
Kathy had a great historical piece and it reminded me that often the sisters related by ordinary human blood are not very similar to each other at all. Some great sisters are found in the family of God. I am truly grateful for both kinds for sure but I am looking forward to seeing the non-human-blood kind this weekend, some old, some new, some close at hand, some from up north and from far away lands.
Karen and Mildred are sisters in every way and have blogs I look forward to reading just like yours Dear Reader, Karen's for her reminders of God's great love and those in His Body for whom we need to remember in prayer, and Mildred's for her lovely posts about God's great creation, snippets of our history and some awesome recipes, one that I am going to make for my guests this weekend!
With that Dear Reader I hope I have left you with some new places to travel to. If those aren't new to you, you may find some others on my not so recently updated blog links on my side bar that you haven't seen yet. But for now I've got to skedaddle away from this here computer and all of the lovely blogs I usually visit or try to get around to at least. Typing with the one hand that the weeds didn't grab and eat is getting difficult!
Chin up no matter the situation Dear Reader, God has you in the palm of His hand, take a moment to give Him thanks, remembering that He is the Living Water that makes us like the tree beside its edge. Do not be moved! And I will try to do the same as I rip out weeds and knead bread (not at the same time).


ethel said...

i'm enjoying the playlist on Tipper's blog..thanks for the link idea! i have it playing right now! i'm guessing that picture that looks like a belly button is actually a pig or calf nostril?

Sparky ♥ ∞ said...

I'm with Ethel and think it's a pig nostril (just guessing).

That's sum purdy pictures Lanny. Ya outta see what I did today! I have planted some blooming plants, girl friend. Even so I want to go buy more flowers.

CYA when you get back on-line. Hope you have a splendid weekend. :o)

Shelia said...

Hi Lanny! I love that old hymn ~ I Shall Not Be Moved! I'm in charge of our worship service and pick out all the music for Sunday and we actually sing this oldie from time to time!
Now that first photo looks a little nasty, but I'm reading Ethel and Sparky's answers and I'm supposing that's what it is ~ a piggy's nose! It sure is cute and pink!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

RainGardener said...

Hi Lanny, I'm not even going to try and guess what your challenge is - it's too hard for me. But I will say how beautiful Dirts fence is and your tulips look wonderful! Mine aren't up yet - we're too high. They are showing though.

Shellmo said...

You have great taste in blogging friends! :-)
I think that 2nd photo is a belly button and if it is - then it needs serious cleaning! ha,ha!!

Susie said...

Looks like a piggie nose to me!

My sweet peas didn't perform at all which was actually my fault. They didn't receive much sunshine due to my miscalculation. Oh well, a lesson learned.

A. Joy said...

Our first guess is a cow or pig nostril. Unless you made it to Mars over the weekend and took some photos ?

fishing guy said...

Lanny: Thanks for the shout out on the What Is It. You really didn't think you could fool the master of the crop on one of these.
"So I must say I have no doubt
we are looking at a pig's snout."
Now I'll check to see what the others say.

KathyB. said...

I am afraid to say what the first picture looks like to will wait and see. You must be making the recipe I copied off Mildred's blog too! So I won't make it, I'll let you....

Livestock panels, aren't they handy?

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for the tour! Thanks for explaining the meaning of ups! No we have the regular parcel service and a few others, which are a bit like that ups of yours. Actually I don't look very close, as long as I get what I ordered.

Jo said...

What ever it is..... eeewwwwww! lol
My weeds have me bythe ankle and are screaming for me to get busy. Have a blessed rest of the week.

deedee said...

I don't have a clue what that could be. It's definately not anything I've ever seen before or ever want to see! ewww

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

Not sure what that thing is... looks pretty gross!
I think it must be a part to an animal?
Don't let those weeds drag you too far down! You can beat them, I know you can!!

Don said...

I wonder if the mystery photo can find any truffles?

Where do you buy piglets?

I love your fencing and your hoop house. I found a lady who is giving me a 12 foot section of her hoop house. I found it on Freecycle!!

Your place looks great

Kanani said...

I'll have to go check those out. Can't wait to see photos of your garden again! I always look forward to those.

Anonymous said...

I did enjoy your blog and the posts. And I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog.

I think the picture must be a pig's snout. It sure looks like one to me.

LindaSueBuhl said...

Picture is not most attractive bit of one of God's creatures - waging war on weeds - I live in a neutral zone on weeds. They are good to feed to chickens or goats - and one reason I grow vegetables in containers!

Karen said...

Thank you, Lanny. You have been my encourager since day one of blogging. I always enjoy your pictures and comments, too.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Lanny, Cool mystery photo..I have no idea..
Your tulips are beautiful..very tall! have weeds? I so enjoy seeing all the green, I wouldn't even notice the few little weeds that you might have:)

Tipper said...

Lanny-thank you for the shout out-I guess we must sing the Appalachian version of the old song :) if you watch the video closly you can see Pap feeding Paul the next verse each time.

Your what is it photo-I think something on a pig?

Ted M. Gossard said...

Sounds and looks like you have your hands past full and then some! Good you take some time to reflect on it on your blog, or else your fingers would be well worn past the bones! ha.

Actually nice pics. Looks like you've had warmer weather than us, though we're on our way now.

Ted M. Gossard said...

Dirt is your husband's nickname. I took it that somehow that was his real name. I should have kept reading!

Cliff said...

The pick is either an animals nose (herford steer who needs to lick) OR you need to have Dirt take a shower and wash his ears before he gets into bed.
The hoop frame looks exactly like the one I build every year for Marilyn. Her peas won't come out of the ground. (too cold here)
I like the fence idea. Looks good. We've been trying to figure out how to keep the dogs out of the gardens and that might do it.

Daisy said...

Thanks for all the links, Lanny. I don't know what the heck that is, but it looks kind of disgusting! HA!

I'm leaving with a song in my head. "Just like a tree standing by the water, I shall not be moved. I shall not be, I shall not be moved. I shall not be, I shall not be moved. Just like a tree standing by the water, I shall not be moved. Glory Hallelujah, I shall not be moved....." :)