It isn’t often that we get visitors here on the Farmlet, and when we do it is a very big event! Recently, I enjoyed the company of Lori, of Day by Day the Farm Girl Way! We have been following each others blogs for some time, which led to corresponding via emails, and now most recently a week-long visit!
I found Lori to be a down to earth, true blue friend. Why, she was willing to jump in and help with anything and everything here on the Farmlet from washing dishes to pulling weeds!!! I tried to stop her, really, but she would not be dissuaded!
While she was here we continued our shopping for Farmlets. She has a very cool head when it comes to the purchase of a property. Her outside observations, and expertise in hobby farming were very enlightening and much appreciated! You see, I often get myopic about a place and its potential. So much so, that I fail to really see beyond its fence lines, or structural flaws. (By the way, this little flaw of mine can drive Bob nuts! ;) )
We all agreed that this one was really nice,
but too expensive. :(
This one she did not see, but it is a good example of my myopia.
Check out the neighbors living just over the fence…
The day I took Bob by to see this place he didn’t even slow down! There was a big flatbed truck parked halfway into the lane with another rickety shed on the back, and up by the fence between the properties were about ten scary looking types drinking and playin’ cards on a giant, wood, cable reel… It was about 9:30 in the morning as I recall. They own 5 acres of this junk!
PLEASE NOTE: Most of the following photographs in this post were taken by Lori unless otherwise stated. (Thank you Lori!) I am afraid I was far too busy
conversing talking her ears off to really notice and take pictures of anything. Sad to say, but true!
We also took in some of the sights in Huntsville.
We walked for hours looking at antebellum mansions which were survivors of the Civil War,
and other homes built later, but equally as grand.
Stepped back in time at Harrison Brothers Hardware,
enjoyed the view one late afternoon at Monte Sano Park,
and visited the pre-Civil War, Maple Hill Cemetery. (A must see if you ever find yourself in Huntsville.)
However, the best part of visiting, for me at least, was sitting in the kitchen. Here, talking over coffee or a meal, we shared our histories, our lives, and our dreams for our futures.
Do you ever read someone’s blog and wonder if that is really what they are like in person? Well, Lori is exactly as she portrays herself on her blog pages. Energetic, engaging, and honest, she says what is on her mind and in her heart, and I find that refreshing.
Please click the photo to be taken to Lori’s post, and the source of her photograph.
I look forward to our continued friendship and perhaps a few more visits along the way!