Monday, July 6, 2015

Two Came



That little front loading washer came


and now I can do my laundry once again by machine
we do run it by solar power as that is the only electrical power we have

and I do like the way the washer works for me
it sits just outside the kitchen door under the covered herb garden

should I ever need another machine in the future...
I may not want to go back to a top loader...
with agitators that...heh... agitate me
seems washer agitators can get into trouble over time

in any case, I am glad for some help with the laundry


speaking of which...
half of the roofing is on
hopefully soon, we will get that finished in the not too distant future



we had a visitor who has stayed thus far


a jersey cow that came to see our Ms. Ruthie Moo Moo
they seem to get along well
she belongs to someone who had her tethered on the land next to ours
she broke the tether and came on over

the funny thing is...
we have been looking for a jersey cow for a while
they are rare here on this island and those who have them...
don't care to sell them

so, it very interesting to me that this one shows up...
and...
I would dearly love to have this pretty little cow
she seems gentle and is very quiet
she is also going to have a calf soon for the first time

my husband is inquiring if the owner would like to sell her to us
in the meantime, we are letting her stick around as the owner...
hasn't seemed interested in picking her up, yet

we will see what the Lord will do



my husband is in the center bottom of the photo below
that's how tall and big many trees are around here

he's been busy planting more banana trees
we like lots because...
we eat, sell and use the fruit as treats for the farm animals
so, the more bananas, the better


my husband is checking out the jersey cow that came across to our land


carefully, at first, as he doesn't know the cow at this point
she checked him out, too...
and they both gave each other a thumbs up



a local carpenter made our table and chairs from white cedar


because the wood grain was so lovely...
we didn't have the heart to cover it with paint
so, the carpenter varnished it clear
and I will make the cushions for the chairs



my one sweet little chick is growing nicely...
and I'm happy to report...
she is definitely a she
the chick looks just like her mama



and I had to snap a photo of the moon the other night...
just because it looked so pretty behind the tree branches...
in the early light of dawn


May your day or night find blessings of grace from the Lord.

9 comments :

  1. What a nice post about your farm! Your photos are really nice.

    Love your table and chairs, the wood is lovely.

    I have a Maytag toploader, and I hang my laundry out to dry too.

    Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

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  2. I agree with you, do not paint that table, the wood grain is gorgeous. We have a front loader too, they use a lot less water and are more gentle on clothes, no agitating ha ha. The Jersey cow is pretty, maybe you will buy her or her calf when it arrives.

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  3. It is all so lovely, Jean. I hope you get to keep the cow - she looks sweet!

    Your home is coming along. What a beautiful place to live!

    Deanna

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  4. What a blissful and quiet life you have..so wonderful...except until the washer breaks! I love jersey cows, love their big brown eyes. I hope you get to keep her. I believe they produce a fattier milf, suitable for cream.

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  5. Oh delightful, again, to read of your life on your lovely farm! Thank you for sharing with us! Did you sell your previous cottage & land?

    Beautiful jersey gals! Gorgeous table & chairs!! Love your clothes line! OH for those tropical fruits on your trees!
    Que Dios te bendigue cada dia en tu paraiso!

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    1. Hi Villarosa! Yes, we sold our previous homestead. It wasn't hard to sell a well established working homestead. Thanks for your comments and for your visits!! - jean

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  6. Great to hear from you again....well, that table and chairs is a work of art.....wonderful wood....no paint should ever touch it.
    There are very few top loading washing machines in Europe....years ago I had a twin tub....the left hand side washed by agitation and the spinner was on the right....not automatic...you had to transfer the clothes with a big wooden set of tongs.
    Yes, Jersey cows give milk with a very high fat content....they are also quite skinny looking most of the time. We were in Jersey two years ago and saw lots of these and there are a few herds in Northern Ireland.
    Best Wishes.
    Joyce

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  7. Great to hear from you again....well, that table and chairs is a work of art.....wonderful wood....no paint should ever touch it.
    There are very few top loading washing machines in Europe....years ago I had a twin tub....the left hand side washed by agitation and the spinner was on the right....not automatic...you had to transfer the clothes with a big wooden set of tongs.
    Yes, Jersey cows give milk with a very high fat content....they are also quite skinny looking most of the time. We were in Jersey two years ago and saw lots of these and there are a few herds in Northern Ireland.
    Best Wishes.
    Joyce

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