Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rural Bits of This & That

Some days I have no problem starting a post. I know exactly what I'd like to say and what photos I'd like to show you.  And then other days... not so much.

Well, today is one of those other days.  I feel like I'm back in Junior High/Middle School in my Creative Writing class and I have no idea what to write about or how to even begin.

So, I'll start with some photos...

Country Boy and I picked up this antique wheel while visiting his home state of Arkansas.


Antiques such as this cost a fortune here in Florida; not so in Arkansas.  Maybe because antiques are more plentiful there, perhaps?

Country Boy acquired this cast iron horse before we were married.  I'm not sure what it was used for but I like it and have always used it as a plant hanger in my gardens.  Do you think it was an old hitching post at one time?



Today, my Dad and I are going to be working on the duck pond.  We'll be doing some more digging and hopefully getting some plumbing installed.


The ground naturally slopes towards the woods so we're going to install a drain and a valve outside the chicken/duck run where it can easily be drained into the woods or into buckets to water plants.  This will make the pond easier to empty and clean.

The overall size of the pond will be 10x10.

Once the pond is finished, we'll begin to enclose it.  While I would love for the chickens and ducks to have access to the property we just have far too many hawks and predators around here making it too difficult for my Roostie boy to keep an eye on his girls!


With that, it's time to get to work my friends!


I hope you have a lovely day!

    

Till next time,


17 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It's probably supply/demand - I bet as many don't collect antiques in Arkansas?

Love that chicken eye pic!

Country Gal said...

Antiques are plentiful here in Ontario Canada and very popular as well I love antiquing ! Love your horse plant hanger there . Awesome photos . Lots of work ahead with the duck pond cant wait to see it when you are all done ! Have a great day !

bailey-road.com said...

I love the hitching post plant hanger. The duck pond sounds fabulous!

Jaymi said...

wow that eye shot is amazing!

Nancy said...

I used to work at an antique mall here in Nebraska and folks would travel from California to buy our cheap items to sell back home!

I think you did awesomely with your post today. :)

TexWisGirl said...

good luck w/ the duck pond! glad you have help! :)

Michael said...

love the eye shot

edenhills said...

Your pictures are just amazing! I love the close up of the rooster. I would love to have a small pond~they just add so much.

Tracy said...

I have days like that, but I love what you came up with...the eye photo is so captivating!

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I love the hitching post planter. And the eye photo is very cool. Good job with a random post:-)

Jann Olson said...

Great find in Arkasas. The hitching post is such a fun garden accent. Can't believe what a fab shot of Mr. Roosters eye you got. Visiting from Rural Thursday.
Hugs,
Jann

Lynnie S said...

Can't wait to see your sweet ducks in their beloved pond! It is to be a great weekend for working! That is one gorgeous rooster! Love the image!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

You said this was a difficult post to write but you put together a very interesting one. The antique pieces are great and I think the horse head was part of a hitching post. No knowledge of it but it looks like that to me. Sounds like you have a lot of work ahead digging the pond but it will be worth it.-------- Shannon

DeanO said...

I love the berry photograph

Zuzu said...

Your photographs speak volumes - they are gorgeous!!!
I think working on a duck pond would be a lot of fun! Hope you're enjoying beautiful spring weather!!!
Happy weekend,
~ Zuzu

Flat Creek Farm said...

Lovely images, as always! The pond sounds perfect. Yes, we also have too much property for the roosties to keep an eye on all the girls.. always! When I feel guilty about not allowing them to free-range.. I remember the time that we found a hawk upon a dead rooster :( Not worth the worry for me! Love to hear about your projects - you have the best ideas!! -Tammy

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Nice post and your photos are amazing! Looking forward to seeing that finished duck pond. :-)

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