Letters from a Hill Farm
This is a picture of the place I would like to be right now!mozart
How perfect a scene is this! Of course, I have always told you how I love your home. It is so warm and cozy so no wonder those four-footed fur babies are happily asleep.
They look very content. Is that their water "bowl" next to the brick?
Yes, and there is a story. We've had an awful time with water bowls. Everytime they'd drink we would have water all over the floor. We tried a towel underneath but had to change it a few times a day. We tried a plastic mat from the pet store, but it just filled up with water. And as you see the floors are wood, so they were being hurt by all that water. Tom very recently had this brilliant idea to use our old crock and it has worked beautifully. You'll see I still keep a towel under it but that's just for the little drips. It has made a huge difference.
Thank you everyone for your comments. If my computer wasn't in the study, and the tv wasn't in the living room, I'd probably never leave the kitchen. :<) The chairs in front of the woodstove just happened last year, and I don't know why we didn't do it years and years ago. But that's how it goes with a house, isn't it? Sometimes you'll make a little change; in our case selling the old wood cookstove that came with the house, but which we never used because it took so much wood and didn't warm the house very well, and once it was gone, the kitchen table could go there, and the space opened up for chairs. We just thought we had to keep that stove because it was old and so lovely and went with the house but what a relief once it was gone.
Now that I am a grandmother, it seems that I am often late in replying to your most-appreciated comments. But I read them as soon as they come in, and I will write as soon as I can. Please do come back and check. I love these blogging conversations. A little addendum - I've just spent quite a long time catching up with dear notes you left me months ago!! I do hope you can get back to read them. And I'm trying to be much more prompt now!Also, you may comment on any post, no matter how old, and I will see it.