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Sep 10, 2015

My Ride to the Amish Store #10

Hey ya'll!
Today is Thursday which means time to share some ole' country fence pics. 
And much thanks to  Run*A*Round Ranch Report for hosting the weekly linkup!
For this weeks pics, I thought I'd share some back roads, country pics from the beautiful ride that leads me to our local Amish store. I love dropping in time to time to just see how things are still done without all the modern technology we are so use to.  The shelves are old wooden plank boards that are neatly stacked.  The floors are squeaky old boards that let people know where you are. I just love the ole' timely feeling. My aunt still gets her big ole' country, fresh, brown eggs here every week.
My eggs in a crock. You can leave farm fresh eggs out of the fridge as long as they have never been in one.

Here is some of what I see.
 Heading in towards the area there are tons of fences and winding roads.
Look close and you can see the worn buggy markings on the road.

Up and down hills and banks...

 Just follow the Amish buggy marks in the roads...

Then after about 30 minutes of those views above, I get to turn onto an old, country gravel drive.

 And it starts to lead me right up to the beautiful two story home, barns and silos  and the Amish store sitting right at top.

This is my favorite pic showing the side of a barn where the buggies are stored.

I didn't take any photos of the store or home on purpose because there were people outside working and children playing closeup. And it is against Amish beliefs to be photographed face on since they firmly believe in the Commandments that states, "Thou shalt not make any graven image or likeness of any thing."
And if I were to still take a photograph of them by knowing this, then there would be a burden upon me for doing so.
Maybe my next visit no one will be outside and I can show off the cute little country store.

And after purchasing my bag of oats and blackberry jam and my Aunt having her eggs in tow, we headed back out of the quaint, quiet area,

and back into modern civilization.

On our way home....

Crafts from Booth #555

Aug 27, 2015


Hey ya'll!
Today I'm joining up with  Run*A*Round Ranch Report to share some country fence photos.
(Click on the photos to view in large file size.)

I traveled up to West Virgina yesterday, looking for some good ones, but oddly, these cute fence pictures came right from about 2 miles from my home, here in KY.
Guess it's true. "The grass isn't always greener on the other side."
- Ricky Gervais

But since I did travel up to West Virgina, I thought I'd still share a quick photo from there.
Heard of the Moth Man?
I hadn't until 1994 on a night I wish I'd stayed home...
Whether you believe in things like this or not, I'm not trying to persuade you one way or the other.
I just know what I saw.
And I don't really want to go into details about it...
I just got a cold chill.
But this depiction is about 90% accurate.

Statue dedicated to the Moth Man in Point Pleasant, West Virgina
 It wasn't scary being there by a man made likeness of it.  But when I pass the place I did see it here in KY, I still get creeped out!

And they also have a good mini-museum dedicated to detailed sightings, a bridge collapse, Men in Black and various other related interests of this creature.
Men in Black in the Moth Man museum, Point Pleasant, West Virgina

See ya'll next time!

 Thanks again to Good Fences for the linkup!

Aug 20, 2015

Good Ole Country Fences #7

Today I'm joining up with  Run*A*Round Ranch Report to share some country fence photos.

I snapped these while out on a drive in eastern KY.

 I spotted that old rusty roof way out in a field of freshly bailed hay.
I love seeing big fields of rolled hay.  When they cover them in the white plastic they look just like huge marshmellows. Well, I didn't realize that until my nephew Sylas said that one day. lol

Just look at that long, wire fence there too.

 And then zoom in a bit farther, you can see all the beautiful, old rusty tin.
I just love rusty stuff!

Thanks again to Good Fences for the linkup!

Aug 13, 2015

Good Ole Country Fences #6

It's that time of week again!

Time to share some good ole' country fence pics.
And here is a few good ole' country fences I have found right around here in KY.

Just look at those ole' weathered posts!

And then on down the road just a tad bit...

was this cute, curvy driveway with the little creak running under it.

And just look at that big ole' tree standing out there in the back alone.
 I bet the cattle (if there is any) love that shade tree to death in the summer.

Thanks for stopping in again for my country fences and barns posts.

And thanks a million to
for the weekly linkup!

See ya'll next time!

Aug 6, 2015

Country Fences in Kentucky #5

This Old Barn and Fence

Today I am taking a short break from posting crafts to link up with Run*A*Round Ranch Report.

It has became another great hobby of mine, to just go out riding around looking for old country fences (and barns.)  And then to share some shots of some of them here with ya'll.


Thanks for stopping in and taking a look! 
Hope ya'll liked this old barn and fence as much as I did.
See ya'll next time!

Jul 16, 2015

Country Fences in KY #4

Love this beautiful tree.
 Today is Good Fences Day courtesy of  

And here is a cute old stretch of country fence that I snapped while driving down through lower KY.

Thanks again to Good Fences for the linkup!

Jul 9, 2015

KY Country Fences in Winchester #3

Today is Good Fences link up day! 
A courtesy of the  The Run*A*Round Ranch Report

Today I am sharing some good ole' Kentucky country fences found on a day drive through Winchester, KY.
Image from Wikipedia

 Hope ya'll enjoy'em!

Here's a shot from pretty far away, as I approached.
(Click on photos to enlarge)

And then here a bit closer you can start to see the cute, wooden, black plank fence.

 And then it gets prettier as I go down the bank and the sky begins to be the backdrop for only the fence.

But then again, I always love anything to do with the country!

Hope you enjoyed my shots of country fences.
And thanks again to 
 for hosting the Thursday Good Fences Linkup!

Apr 25, 2015

Tobacco Stick Bench & Fence

Tobacco Stick Bench
Thought I'd show you another use for those old tobacco sticks you may have laying around.

Here is some of mine. I keep theme upright in an old trashcan, out of the rain:

I made the tobacco stick bench for a country, rustic themed wedding.
It was to be one of a few, sitting by a tobacco stick table (photos coming soon) to work as the gift giving center.

It is just a basic bench design, very simple. Notice the red lines. It's a basic bench design:

I used the tobacco sticks at full size, other than a few that were cut as the braces.  
See the shorter pieces as side braces
 And the bottoms of the legs.  They had to be cut to get the point off, so that they would sit flat on the floor.
I used a nail gun to shoot the nails in since the tobacco sticks are a very hard wood.

Ignore the egg and beater below, and you can see the nails sink in pretty far and aren't noticeable at all.
 On the back of them though, you have to take wire cutters and cut off the rest of the nail that shot through. Unless you have shorter nails to use. I didn't.

As you can see, after the basic frame, I just went back in and spaced the "seat & back" area by just eyeing it to what looked good to me.

The front bottom rail on this one has to be replaced. Because as soon as I finished it, my nephew ran up and of course, put his foot on it to start to climb.

Tobacco Stick Fence:
While I had the tobacco sticks out, I made a make do yard fence also. I love these for decorating around the holidays. And they are so easy to just take and stick anywhere.
Very simple. In this photo I just laid the last row on the top of the frame. But when nailing it, I kept all three runs on the same side.

And since the legs are already pointy, they are easy to stick in the ground where you want to decorate!

Here it is propped up to get a view:

Hope ya'll liked this.
See ya next time!
And if you like tobacco stick crafts I have a few more here in this blog:

Since many people ask me what tobacco sticks are, I thought I'd add this.

Sorry, I grew up in KY and just thought everyone knew of them.

These old tobacco sticks were used in the fields when growing tobacco, and were speared through the tops of the stalks of the tobacco. 

They were essential for "hanging" the tobacco in the barns to cure. 

A lot of stalks of tobacco could be slid onto one tobacco stick. And then they were then hung up on the rafters in the barn to cure on the railings.
Here is a bunch of tobacco:

Let me leave you now as I sit down to a waiting bowl of my good ole'
Fried Cabbage!

Happy Crafting Ya'll!