Wednesday, August 27, 2008

ANd oN THis fARm hE HAd SOmE . . . .

Yesterday, while I was priming the kitchen (I think our kitchen grew because I swear it was at least twice as big as I remember)my wonderful husband and our friends Ken and Dewey climbed into the truck and headed for London. NOT London, England! London, Kentucky. Home of Patton's Livestock Market. They were just going to look, of course. Get set up with an auction account so when we're ready for a couple of cows for the pasture, we'll be all set to go. I should have been suspicious when they had the trailer hooked up to the back of the truck, but Hubby reassured me that since they were going to be close to Lowes, they'd stop on the way back and pick up the range we ordered. THAT'S why they needed the trailer. Well now, at about 5:00, they came rolling into the driveway and drove straight back to the barn. "Why?", asked they woman of the house as she was standing on the ladder priming the ceiling, "are they going to the barn? The range is coming into the house!" A few minutes later Hubby came to the kitchen door and asked if I'd come out to the barn for a minute. Oooooh Kaaaaay! So I put on my rain jacket (it was pouring at the time) and followed him to the barn, where I found Dewey and Ken, leaning on the stall gates just a smilin'! Seems that they decided to stay for some of the auction - just to get a feel of things, mind you - and one of the first things that came up for sale was . . . you'll have to see it to believe it . . .
Meet Ginny (the mom) and Emma (the baby). And then, while they were there . . . they might as well bring home baby Lilly and then of course came a deal NOBODY in their right mind would have passed up . . . LulaBelle and Parsley, the Hereford Sisters.

Needless to say, the range is still at Lowes, and we've been having a ball today watching everyone get used to their new surroundings. In the midst of everything else going on around The Creek today, we took time out to say goodbye to an old friend. But that's a whole post in itself, so you'll have to wait until next time.

Blessings from The Creek y'all!

8 comments:

StitchinByTheLake said...

In one fell swoop you have become Old McDonald! Well, maybe not McDonald...but you know what I mean! Love the animals...but all at once? Wow! And all I want is a dog. One. blessings, marlene

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Good Morning!
LOL! Well, I love all of your new family members! How fun it will be with them. I took some time to catch up with your blog. You are the best story teller!

We gutted and remodeled a 60 year old farm house in Tennessee a few years ago and have many fond memories.
Hugs,
Penny

Grace said...

Love it!

Your music is always so fabulous! Do you have a theatre background??? :)

How is it that I just today saw Brigadoon in your movie favorites? I love that movie!!! I always refer to it when we have a foggy morning driving into work...

Kim's Treasures said...

Hi Liz! Wow! Now you are the Kentucky Farmer's Wife!!! They really are cute animals! Have fun!
:-D
Kim

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

#1. Spent the first night of our honeymoon in London. Didn't notice the livestock back then.

#2. I'm getting a new range tomorrow...from Lowe's. You should have seen the old one. Parsonage style from the 1940's. We hauled it to the scrap dump and got $9. Hey, don't laugh. It bought the kids' happy meals tonight since I couldn't cook.

#3. Those animals are wild and wonderful. Honestly, Green Acres is alive and well and living in my home state. I'm so jealous.

#4. Please post pictures of your first meal on your new range. I'll post mine and you can bet it won't include anything that moos or brays.

Thanks for the update.

peace~elainee

sister sheri said...

Oh, Liz! I'd say that I'm absolutely jealous... but I'd be lying! However, I'd love to come for a visit to meet the gang!

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Old McDonald had a farm....you got critters!!!! I am stunned!! They are all so purdy!!! Can't wait to show Joles....if it was not 5:30 am I would wake her up now... tee hee.. that T man always has something up his sleeve....so waht do the "girls" think of their new siblings??

Kathy said...

They are so cute!! I know you must be so excited.