This morning I came across a cache of old pictures. They all brought back great memories . . except for one car fire! 🙁
Most all of these were taken the first or second year we were in Texas.
Chad kept telling me the other day that he had tried to find some kind of chickens Addie had wanted and I asked him what they were and he said “they have that topping on their heads”. Later I asked Addie what kind of chicken it was she wanted and once she described them, I knew it was a Silkie and I told her we had some so I sent her these two chicken pictures. This was the white Silkie rooster and he and the Dominique rooster were trying to fight through the fence.
We had some noisy roosters. It’s a good thing we didn’t have any close neighbors.
That one is a Japanese Bantam and he was so funny. I loved him!
There was a guy who had cows on our land and the neighbor’s land. Once we moved in, they figured out quickly that I had cow treats. Every morning, when I went out, they were waiting for their treat.
When we bought the house in Texas, I was so happy to finally have a gas stove but quickly figured out that it was a wimpy gas stove and I wanted one with more BTUs, especially if I was going to use it for canning. Vince agreed to buy a new stove, mainly because the fridge we bought was stainless and the stove was black. At the time, we didn’t have a dishwasher but I wanted the stove to match the fridge so he finally agreed to buy a new stove. We got to the appliance store and he went to the lowest cost stove they had. Then I told the salesman that I needed one with higher BTUs for canning. Oh, yes. He had one that was exactly that I wanted but the price didn’t make Vince happy and he made sure to express his displeasure! 🙂
That was the sewing room we built in Texas. I surely enjoyed that room.
I keep thinking Oscar is a lot bigger than Speck was but looking at this picture, Oscar may not be that much larger than Speck was. I think the fact that trying to hold or carry Oscar, is about like trying to wrestle a greased pig may account for why he seems bigger and heavier than Speck was. Of course, by the time that picture was taken, Speck was a docile, elderly guy. That’s ok . . Oscar sits on my lap almost all day except for the brief amount of time several times a day when he becomes a wild and crazy dog. We know how to run off the energy pretty quickly so it isn’t nearly as bad as it was this time a year ago.
Not a Texas picture but one I thought long time readers would get a giggle from seeing again.