Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch

Everyday Ruralty

I thought that when I moved to Kentucky, that Winter was completely done by Easter.. it has surprised us this year, with snow last night! My new puppy is loving the snow, but I am all bundled up inside today. We shall sit a spell on the couch and drink hot cocoa for our chat today! Question number 1 was even my suggestion.. whoo hoo!

Melanie asks "What kinds of seafood have you tried and liked? What is the most unique seafood you've eaten?

I LOVE seafood, I think that is my very favorite meat category, too bad you can't raise fish on my farm!! I love clam chowder, but not clams alone. Perch and Trout are my very favorite fish. Just about any kind of fish other than Pike. Can't stand all of the bones in Pike.
I love King Crab legs, and don't even mind imitation crab meat. Love Shrimp! Have had lobster only once and loved that.. Making myself hungry!

Weird ones I have tried:
Shark.. very chewy, didn't care for it
Octopus... the same, couldn't get past the texture
Oysters.. too slimy

Anne says, "An unforgettable holiday moment is_____________________. (She's on the other side of that BIG pond. I believe a holiday is a vacation on this side. )

One of the most memorable was Mammoth Caves in KY nearly 20 years ago on our honeymoon. Yes we have had vacations since then, but this one is on my mind as we hope to take the kids there this summer. Funny how we vacationed to a place that we now only live less than 2 hours from!


Arlene wants to know, "When was the last time you tried something new?"

I think I try something new nearly every day.. if it is not a tangible type of thing. I try reading new books, use different shampoos, try a new character trait on for size :) Something major.. nothing is coming to mind right now, but will update if my feeble brain thinks of something. 

Becky asks, "Who or what inspires you?"
Didn't even have to think on that one. Jesus, the Word made flesh. The Bible. All of these are my true inspiration for all I do. I pray that my life can inspire others to dig into the Word. 

Madonna wants to know," How did you chose the names of your children. Wendell adds,"If you don't have kids, how do you choose pet names?"

This will be a fun story for you! My oldest is Dakota, named after the great state of North Dakota where I lived for a couple years when I was really young. Next son came along and we decided to stay with the states, Montana, another I had lived in for one year as a youngster. Third son comes along and everyone is seeing a pattern here with the states, so of course we have to shake it up a bit and through in a Mountain rather than a state so we have Mackinley (spelled just a titch different). Well if you have a mountain you need a valley so our fourth son is named after the Grand Canyon.. Canyon.
Our little girl come 5th in line, and we wanted to stay with the place type of theme, yet I wanted a Bible name. She is Shiloh named after the town in the Bible where Eli lived. 
Finally we get our tailgunner. His was hard, we had been through the map, the atlas, thought of geography names. We don't get the baby name book out, we get the atlas! Thinking he may be the last one to sneak in here we went with Maverick which means "  When a nineteenth-century American named Maverick refused to brand his calves as other ranchers did; his name came to signify an independent man who avoids conformity.". He has been very noncomforming and his name fits perfectly!
Thanks for joining in the chat! Be sure to check out my giveaways while you are visiting.. always located on the left toolbar. Have a great week!

1 comment:

  1. I love the names of your babies. I was voting for the name "Carolina" for a girl if you had stayed with the states theme. Shiloh is a beautiful name. Very cool idea to use an atlas for inspiration!

    I enjoyed reading your post. I don't think that I could ever bring myself to eat an octopus! ICKY! I think that would be too much like eating a spider, only probably bigger. :)