Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, June 30, 2014

OUCH!

Question Of The Week 6-30-14

What is the worst physical pain 
you have ever had 
to deal with?
 


Saturday, June 28, 2014

A WIDE SPOT IN THE ROAD

Probably the original family homestead.
Leaving home each day I travel through a series of "stomach bump" hills.  One family owns about 100 acres of these rolling hills.  Each son and daughter has a portion of the land and they plant the entire road with perennials. You never know what beauty you will behold.  This area was covered in poppies a few weeks ago.  

I have tried on many occasion to take a picture but there is not a safe place to stop.  You must always expect another car or truck to come barreling over a hill and you must keep moving for fear of being hit if you are stopped.  

Yesterday I noticed an area where I could safely pull off the road a bit and was able to quickly snap this picture.  No one lives in the little house but I believe it is probably the original family homestead.  I only wish I could show you what I see all summer long.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY

About 1/4 of their garden.
Might have ripe tomatoes today!
This is the 6th year our neighbors have used our property for the biggest part of their annual garden.  The beauty of allowing them to use our land is reaping benefits in the form of fresh produce. Already they have provided me with yellow squash, zucchini, onions, cucumbers and swiss chard. 

They are able to grow some of the finest cantaloupe you could ever taste and this year they have also added watermelon to their crop.  It looks like it is going to do well.

My visit to the garden yesterday gave hope that today or tomorrow we might see a ripe tomato or two.  There is not better fruit than a fresh homegrown tomato!  I am drooling already. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

NAME YOUR VILLAIN

Question Of The Week June 23, 2014

What vendor or industry that serves you (or should be serving you) is causing the most stress in your life lately?


This week for me it has been the medical industry (pretty much ongoing) and the telecommunications industry (also pretty much ongoing).

Saturday, June 21, 2014

CHOOSING SIDES

Cats are a lot more fun.
My best friend Slim has abandoned me.  She has chosen the cats for her summer friends and her happy, playful puppy instincts have kicked in. It took me quite a while to encourage Slim to sleep with me at night but now she has chosen to remain outside with her new kitten friends.  Perhaps I was turning her into an old lady before her time or perhaps she feels like she can protect all of us better from outside.

As much as I miss her company, I do enjoy watching her romp and scuffle with all the cats.  Pretty soon the kittens  will be joined with some new chicks because the hen June is doing a very diligent job staying on her nest and protecting her cache of eggs. It is such a joy to have new life bursting forth on the estate.

Monday, June 16, 2014

LETTING GO

Question Of The Week 6-16-14

What is a big step you are needing to take? 

Friday, June 13, 2014

NOL-NOC HEADLINES

FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND EDITION OF NOL-NOC ESTATE NEWS
June 13th to 15th, 2014


Granny Annie celebrates the wonderful memory of her Dad.
Not only a loving and wonderful father, he served 40 1/2 years as a minister in the Methodist Church.
We at NOL-NOC hope all of you celebrating grandfathers, fathers, sons, son-in-laws, uncles, brothers and all those men who have been wonderful role models in your lives.

CAT NEWS

Granny Annie was afraid we were losing Mama David.  She rested in the barn for two days and would not get up to come to meals.  She managed to move enough to get away from me when I tried to pet her and pick  her up.  I had to leave her alone and feared the worst.   Now she is back and seems to be the same as before.  Rumor around the barn has it that she was only escaping the kittens for a while.  She deserves a break.

And speaking of the kittens, Luke, Leia, Han, Chewy, and Yoda are weekly entertainment with absolutely no slowing down in sight.


CHICKEN NEWS

Does anyone remember June, the hen who stayed on two clutches of eggs for 44 days and still did not have any chicks? Well, she is on another cache of eggs.  Guess we will let her try again but if they do not hatch in the required length of time this year, I will not let her set on a second bunch of eggs and I will not try to save them.  It is all up to her and we'll be looking for birth announcements around the end of June.  (The end of June...lol...no pun intended.)

The roosters are not news worthy at this time.  Who knows which rooster is in charge?  They all seem to have their fair share of ladies.  


VISITOR NEWS

My friend Janet visited this week from Colorado.  She was here last year and we met some other friends for some high school reunion planning.  Well today is the reunion and Janet left from here to go there.  I will not go because am suffering some leg pain, plus I have another visitor.  My granddaughter Hope.  Yea, Hooray, Yippee, Huzzah.


Granny Annie and Janet after a week together.  Last minute selfie only photo for the week.



Recent favorite photo of Hope who is ready for modeling but since she is just turning 12, will have to wait a few years.


THAT IS ALL FOR NOW FROM NOL-NOC ESTATES IN GREEN COUNTRY, OKLAHOMA
(No One's Looking-No One Cares)*

*This simply meant to us that in our rural life no one is paying attention to what we are wearing or what we are doing and they don't involve us in gossip.  It is a positive name for our estate:-)

Monday, June 09, 2014

GOING DEEP

Question Of The Week 6-9-14

"Is absence of evidence, evidence of absence?"
ARE WE ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE?





Got this question from BQO

Monday, June 02, 2014

TAPS ON YOUR SHOES

Question Of The Week June 2, 2014

WHAT CRAZY FAD DO YOU REMEMBER FROM YOUR TEENS?

TAPS ON YOUR SHOES, IVY LEAGUE CAPS, ORANGE OR YELLOW SLACKS, ELVIS HAIR CUTS, ETC.?