Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Chats on the FarmHouse Porch (#33)

Hey there everyone, I have been posting so many photos lately that I have neglected some of the other link-ups I love to do. This post I am linking up with Patrice over at Everyday Ruralty for her famous "Chats on the Farmhouse Porch"
Today was beautiful! It was almost warm enough to sit out in the full sun on the deck, but I would probably welcome you to sit in my living room with the fireplace going....and we could chat about this weeks questions:

  1. Tell me a fond memory of an elderly person?
  2. What's your favorite flavor of jam or jelly?
  3. What goes through your mind when you drive by one of those whopping, huge houses that look like something in a magazine?
  4. What's your favorite way to relax?
  5. What's your favorite kind of pasta?
My answers:

1. I would answer this one by talking about my Gram and Grandpa. I love remembering how my Grandpa would take me out for breakfast and eat all the things that Grandma removed from his diet....He would say "Now Ali, we don't  need to mention to Gram what I am ordering this morning, this is OUR time" We would ride home stopping to talk to the Amish men that would be set up roadside selling produce or cheese. He loved chatting with them. We would make up  songs to sing in the car all the way home.  You can read more about him HERE. Also my Gram who we lost last year...she was "green" before it was the thing to be and she was a great cook ( all natural ingredients) i remember many days helping her in the garden, I can still feel the warm sun on my back and eating fresh raw peas...you can read about her HERE

2.My favorite...only one? I  used to love my gram's current jelly...I guess raspberry or strawberry? Anything but orange marmalade...yuck! 

3.Wow...do they clean that themselves? How many people live there...seems like houses get bigger, but families get smaller these days. I love my old farmhouse, it's not tiny, but it's not big enough to forget we live with our family members either...I love being able to her Cody playing guitar in his room, Collin playing drums in his room, and Colton playing in his room or running back and forth between his brother's rooms teasing and laughing with each other.

4. If weather is nice, either sitting on the deck with hot or iced coffee...or going on a photo walk, pausing long enough to focus on detail and clear my mind.
  If the weather is not nice, then curled up in front of the fireplace with hot coffee and a good book or magazine...or catching up on my favorite blogs and gathering amazing ideas on Pinterest :)

5. Pasta is such a comfort food...I  like it every which way...Olive Garden's never ending pasta ....oh yeah!

Well it was a pleasure having you over! Please continue the conversation in the comments below. I'd love to hear your thoughts to these questions too :)
Have a wonderful rest of your week!
Hugs and Prayers!


Rachel E. said...

Do you ever have a problem finishing the first bowl? I never can seem to finish. Olive Garden is my favorite.

Cathy Kennedy said...

I like the sound of your farmhouse. It's nice to be able to hear people in your home. Ours is really small, I kid you not. However, when our son is gone there is this strange sort of silence which falls upon the walls. This is his last year of high school and soon he'll be spreading his wings. It'll be odd to have a completely empty house. Our daughters moved out three years ago and that was an adjustment in itself. I'm not sure, if I'm really ready for this or not. I do want to get a bigger place for the expansion of our family, though. We now have two son-in-laws, so it's a matter of time before they'll be more added. Great answers!

Tami AKA My Kid's Mom said...

Love your answers today! I'd love to have a big old farmhouse.

Jane said...

Stopping by today from Patrice's Farmhouse Chat.....so neat that you actually live in an old farmhouse! The beautiful photo in your blog banner makes me long for a pop of spring color....what a great shot!

Stephanie V said...

Too true, about the correlation of houses to family size. What a waste it is!

Ginger marmalade is nicer than orange.

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Oh Cathy I know what you mean! Our oldest is a freshman in college this year, and I am not ready for this fast-forward pace that seems to be growing all my kids up!
Thanks for stopping by!

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Thank you and thanks for stopping by my little blog :) Come by anytime!

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Thanks Jane, glad you stopped by! I love the purple color of the crocus' They were up really early this year :)

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Ooo Ginger Marmalade sounds very interesting!I would love to try that! Thanks for stopping by Stephanie :)

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Oh heavens yes! My husband helps with that and then I order another one to take home (usually a different kind)Thanks so much for stopping by!

Patrice said...

I'm so glad you joined in! I really like the story about your grandpa and the breakfasts. Now don't tell grandma-lol! I like my family being close, even if it seems like we're in a shoebox sometimes. Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Great answers! Pasta is definitely comfort food!
You have a nice blog! Hope you will visit mine!

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Thanks Patrice, so glad that you host these! They are too fun :)

Allison of A Farmgirl's View said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, it's great to meet you! I will be right over :)

Anonymous said...

G'morning Allison! I so enjoyed your answers, I chose to participate too over on my blog! I don't know how to link in the orginal, so I'll just post a comment there too!! Living in one of those large, oversized homes now, I simply dream of living on a farm in a normal sized home, preferably and old farmhouse - this is right up my heart's alley!! Have a blessed day!!
In Him~
Sandi @ Living Boldly For Him

Camille said...

Question and Answer posts offer a little insight into the author...how fun Allison! :) I enjoyed reading that you and your Grandpa would go out to eat and he would remind you that what he ate was a secret...too cute!!

Blessings to you!