Woke up to clouds yesterday.
Praying for rain.
I've heard reports that it has been more than 38 days since we last received any measurable moisture.
Finally, around 9:00 am ... it started raining softly.
lit a few candles.
Took the dog out on the front porch with me.
The two of us sat on the porch glider and watched it rain.
Mostly I watched the rain, and Rowdy snoozed.
old homestead across the street from our homestead.
No one lives there.
They just use the property in the Spring during lambing season.
How many times I've looked at that homestead and imagined it repaired and the cottage lived in.
It's been told to me, that the owners wanted to tear down the house and barns and build a new house to live in throughout their retirement.
The historical society told them 'no', and so their response was to 'let the house rot'.
The siding is starting to fall off.
I think it's cut stone underneath.
I'm pretty certain it would be a spectacular house if it were to be restored.
local artists has painted the house during lambing season.
"Sheep house"... by Joan Durfey.
Guess that's all it will ever be.... a sheep house.
comfort food on our rainy day.
Browned off some boneless pork chops.
Sauteed up some mushrooms.
How I love to cook and bake on our old Wedgewood stove.
Put everything in the slow cooker and added a can of cream of mushroom soup.
Mushroom smothered pork chops, served with buttered noodles.
Warm and savory.
Perfect comfort food on a rainy day.
warm chocolate chip cookies.
I keep all the paper sacks from the grocery store and when we make a batch of cookies, those paper sacks come in handy.
sat on the front porch... watched the storm clouds roll across the mountains.
Watched it rain.
It was a fine day.
A very fine day.
Attitude of gratitude:
~I'm grateful for the power of prayer.
I've been praying for rain. The Lord blessed us with rain. Not only hours of soft rain, but last night at 9:00 pm, or so, we had a gully washer. The rain came down in buckets.
~I'm grateful that my sweet hubby is now on vacation.
We will be able to get so many projects done around the homestead, and we will be certain to have a few days away to relax and laugh together.