Thursday, May 2, 2019

Step By Step (Six Sentence Story) and Good Fences

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She hadn't envisioned a stable, or becoming a farmer's wife one step at a time.

The garden, chicken coop and yard, yes, she'd even grown rather fond of the chickens, feeding them and gathering fresh eggs.  The "shop" where he tried and mostly failed to restore the old car, sure, as she knew it kept him busy and happy and someday the car would probably take shape in spite of his mishaps.

But a stable, that was outside of what she'd thought they would ever do with the property, as much as she'd been the typical little girl who wanted a horse back in the day.

Now he and the neighbors were planning a barn raising, and he was talking about rescuing a horse, maybe getting a couple of dairy goats -- she looked at the back acres and sighed.

Every one of his schemes had worked out to this point, no matter how far-fetched, so she tried to get used to the idea that she was going to have hoof-stock now, and would have to figure out how to properly fence in the veggie garden.

Linking up with Denise at Girlie On The Edge Blog, where she hosts Six Sentence Stories, and the cue is Stable.      


Gosia, of Looking for Identity, has taken over Good Fences, and it's now Good Fences Around The World.  Post a picture of a fence or gate, link back to her blog, and go visit other blogs to see what interesting fences there are out in this big world.    

If someone leaves the gate open, sometimes you can see the nice fences in the yard:

Please excuse the raindrops on the window, it's the only time this gate has been open as i've passed it, and i never claimed to be a great photographer.


Today is:

Anniversary of the 3rd Druk Gyalpo -- Bhutan

Baby Day -- birth anniversary of Dr. Spock

Big Kansas Road Trip -- Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace Counties, KS, US (highighting all the great things there are to do in these Kansas Counties, and encouraging Kansans and tourists alike to come explore; through Sunday)

Brothers and Sisters Day/Sibling Appreciation Day -- an internet generated holiday, not to be confused with National Siblings Day on April 10 each year

Buccaneer Days Festival -- Corpus Christi, TX, US (rodeo, festival, parade, and fun; through the 12th) 

Community Day -- M, Spain

Day of Osiris going forth from his mountain -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar (date approximate)

Door-Banging and Window-Tapping Conference -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)

Festa Dei Serpari -- Cocullo, Italy (The Procession of the Snake Catchers, in honor of the city's patron, St. Dominick, whom they believed could cure snakebite)

Festival of Nations -- St. Paul, MN, US (cultural exhibits, food, dance, and folk art from 90 ethnic groups in a celebration held each year since 1932; through Sunday)

Flag Day -- Poland

Holiday of the Region of Madrid -- Madrid, Spain

International Scurvy Awareness Day -- because yes, some people do still get this disease of Vitamin C deficiency    

Kansas Barbed Wire Swap/Sell -- La Crosse, Kansas (held by the Barbed Wire Collectors Association, and no, i'm not making that up! through Sunday)

King James Bible Day -- marking the publication in 1611 of the King James Version of the Bible

National Day of Prayer -- US / Interfaith

National Day of Reason -- US Humanist alternative to the National Day of Prayer

National Education Day -- Indonesia

National Play Your Ukulele Day -- just because it's fun!

National Truffles Day

Oulu Theatre Festival for Young Audiences -- Oulu, Finland (a four day festival for children and young people, presenting 80 or more performances centering on traditional and contemporary children's theater)

Richmond Mushroom Festival -- Richmond, MO, US (arts and crafts, carnival, barbecue contest, bike and car show, bands, and stage shows, all to celebrate the fun fungus; through Saturday)

Roberts Rules of Order Day -- birth anniversary of Henry M. Robert, author of the standard parliamentary guide Robert's Rules of Order

Rowdy Friends Day -- go look up the ones you haven't seen in a while

St. Athanasius the Great's Day

St. Zoe's Day

Sunfest -- West Palm Beach, FL, US (Florida's largest music, art, and waterfront festival; through Sunday)

Teacher's Day -- Bhutan; Iran

Twelfth Day of Ridvan -- Baha'i

Yom HaShoah -- Judaism (Holocaust Remembrance Day; began sunset yesterday, ends at sunset today)

Birthdays Today:

Sarah Hughes, 1985
Jenna Von Oy, 1977
David Beckham, 1975
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, 1972
Elizabeth Berridge, 1962
Christine Baranski, 1952
Larry Gatlin, 1949
Lesley Gore, 1946
David Suchet, 1946
Bianca Jagger, 1945
Engelbert Humperdinck, 1936
Roscoe Lee Browne, 1925
Theodore Bikel, 1924
Satyajit Ray, 1921
Dr. Benjamin Spock, 1903
Baron Von Richthofen, 1892
Hedda Hopper, 1885
Henry M. Robert, 1837

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Sunday in the Park with George"(Musical), 1984
"Peter and the Wolf"(Prokofiev Op. 67), 1936
"The Jack Benny Program"(Radio), 1932
Good Housekeeping(Magazine), 1885
"La Bottega del Caffe/The Coffee Shop"(Play), 1750
Authorized King James Version of the Bible(Publication date, by printer Robert Barker), 1611

Today in History:

Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft, 1536
John Knox returns from exile to Scotland  to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation, 1559
Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle, 1568
King Charles II of England grants a permanent charter to the Hudson's Bay Company to open up the fur trade in North America, 1670
William Herschel discovers 1st binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris, 1780
Charles Fremantle founds the Swan River Colony in Australia, 1829
Peruvian defenders fight off Spanish fleet at the Battle of Callao, 1866
Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale for the first time, 1885
Cree and Assiniboine  warriors win the Battle of Cut Knife, their largest victory over Canadian forces during the North-West Rebellion, 1885
The Congo Free State is established by King Léopold II of Belgium, 1885
Hannibal W Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film, 1887
General Motors  acquires the Chevrolet Motor Company of Delaware, 1918
Pearl S. Buck is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for The Good Earth, 1938
The world's first ever jet airliner, the De Havilland Comet 1, makes its maiden flight, from London to Johannesburg, 1952
Tennessee Williams is awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955
The British ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 departs on her maiden voyage to New York City, 1969
The 1986 World Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, opens, 1986
The European Central Bank is founded in Brussels in order to define and execute the European Union's monetary policy, 1998
President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military, 2000
Cyclone Nargis makes landfall in Myanmar killing over 130,000 people and leaving millions of people homeless, 2008
Conservationists determine poachers killed the last known rhinoceroses in Mozambique; these poachers worked with game rangers responsible for protecting them, 2013
New research published in the journal "Plos One" shows plants "talk" to each other through their roots and the soil in a study on corn, 2018 


  1. One step at a time is probably a good way to step into the unknown (and it sounds as if being a farmer's wife is definitely that).
    Love the courtyard and fences.

  2. Mimi,

    Every day is a 'one step at a time' I've learned to getting where I want to be someday and still not there yet...but one day I will be. :) The raindrops just add to the picture. I always wonder who lives behind gated driveways. That sounds nice as long as I can press button from inside my car to open the gate. I don't care for those that have a securty keypad to enter a code. You never know who's waiting for you outside in the dark. Of course, I'll never have to worry about this since we can't afford it anyhow. lol

  3. So, to show my brother how much I appreciate him, I'm gonna go serenade him with a ukelele.
    He'll be thrilled, I'm sure! ;-p

  4. I just had to look up the barbed wire swap. The world is full of new things :D
    I like your "reluctant farmer" six sentences. Getting there one animal at a time.

  5. It is not easy being a farmer's wife. Beautiful fence.

  6. I would be more than reluctant to enter that stable environment! Good six, and all the musicians born that day, Larry Gatlin, 1949
    Lesley Gore, 1946, Engelbert Humperdinck: good day for music.

  7. As usual, these sentences were great. See ya Mimi.

    Cruisin Paul

  8. What a great story of the ups and downs of marriage. That's what I took away anyway. Stick with your partner and be a helpmate. She's doing that.

    Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥

  9. and ...and theres the small matter of cleaning stable (floors)
    fun Six

  10. What a delightful 'horse' story ~ and all in 6 sentences ~ neat fence photo too!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  11. Will their luck run out? :) Seems these 2 have a good track record but I can't help thinking, if she really doesn't want to do this, well maybe the day has come to compromise or flat out say no!

  12. Great story, sounds like a nice wife.

  13. One never knows exactly what the future will hold after buying a piece of land. The both of them may be in store for some seasons of growing as they work through the new experiences ahead.
    Great Six!

  14. Interesting story. Life is simpler without a partner.

  15. I have a feeling this is all going to work out and there will be a happy, well cared for horse to add interest to their lives.

  16. She's going to have manure tracked into her house now! Poor girl!


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