WOW! It has been a few day since my last post. Work and no break makes for a dull blog writer. No excuse – just the facts. So let me get you caught up on our activities since Friday.
Saturday, after morning routines and breakfast at home, we headed for town. We both needed haircuts so we went to O’Neal’s Family Barber Shop. This is not a hair salon and it is not a quick cut place. This is a genuine full service barber shop complete with barber chairs and cool folks. This is the kind of place where you walk in, take a seat and when called, you tell the fella behind the chair what you want. While you wait you chat with others who are waiting. This time, I decided I wanted a shave in addition to the hair cut. I figure if Carol can get pampered with a mani-pedi, then I can get a barber shave. I am almost embarrassed to say that this was my first ever barber shave. Will I do it again? You bet.
Then we went next door to Joe’s BBQ for lunch. Carol had a Pulled Pork Sandwich while I had a pulled Chicken Sandwich. The pork was better then the chicken. Joe also greeted us a let me finish off his jar of Wickles Pickles. These gems are like a Bread and Butter with a kick.
Sunday was a very wet day. We abbreviated our morning schedule because with the rain, we could not get to the pastures at all. After cleaning up and eating a quick breakfast snack, we went to the “church that may be for us”, aka Crossover Community Church. This was our second visit there so it is more like the “church that is for us”. The pastor started a four part series on Nehemiah. Next week we are visiting a Bible Study class.
After we got home, a short nap was the order of the day. Feeling refreshed, I got started on dinner. Even though it was raining, I decided to fire up the grill. Carol’s special Mother’s Day dinner was Almond Coated Flounder with Roasted Corn on the Cob and Roasted Cauliflower. The selected wine was Signet from Habersham Winery in Helen, GA.
By Monday morning, we had received over an inch of rain. That means dirt turned into mud; red dirt = red mud. Very messy and slippery. The pastures where way too wet to get Chuck Wagon out so we abbreviated our chores once again. Two days with no scooping means the third day will be lots of scooping. After our abbreviated chores we had home made breakfast tacos. Our usual order is sausage, egg and cheese. Monday I added chapped bacon to both and refried beans to mine. YUM! I just have to improve on the store bought flour tortilla’s. Maybe I should learn make my own.
After breakfast we took off for a drive to Blairsville. Of course we stopped at Walmart to pick up a few necessities. Shorts for me and summer work clothes for Carol. I also picked up a BluRay Home Theater system for the RV. Currently we have a DVD Home Theater system plus a BluRay player. So, I am replacing two pieces of electronics with one.
Then we drove around Lake Nottely http://www.tva.gov/sites/nottely.htm and made a side trip to find Lake Nottely Dam. This earthen dam controls the Nottely River as it flows to the Hiwassee River. First two photos are from the bottom and top of the dam. I am shooting in the direction of the out flow of the dam.
Next two photos shows the spillway bottom and top side.
Next is a photo of an impending storm that was headed to Blue Ridge. It arrived shortly after we god back home.
Today, (Tuesday) after an abbreviated morning session and breakfast, I figured out how to get Chuck Wagon out. I was able to get the pastures scooped, dumped the collection and got Chuck Wagon parked. As I walked back from the barn to our RV, God spoke with a loud thunder clap saying, “I ain’t done yet.” I replied, well, thanks for letting me get done. The the clouds burst open and we had one more heavy shower.
Well, that’s about it for us. I will leave you with a parting shot of our two newest additions to the farm.
Thanks for stopping by.