Friday, March 26, 2010
March 26, Friday, 2010
Spring is getting closer to being a reality. We have the bright sunny light, but we have cold arctic air. Yellow Kitty is so glad to get outdoors in spite of the wind. She finds a place in the sun and out of the wind and relaxes.
As a gift to me, my neighbor Judy gave me these two packets. She loves to order things in seed catalogs. She has fixed up for me a start of two tomato seeds. She tells me that they are to grow eight feet tall. I will keep this picture and make a comparison a couple of months from now. I am going to have to put them as is into a pot of dirt to soak up that cardboard container and I was warned not to wash the see out of it. Oh boy, this is going to be touchy.
I found this photo and shot it with my camera instead of scanning it. I wanted you to see the date on the photo at the bottom and shock you. It actually was a photo that was developed in May, but it was taken on March 26, 1957. Someone in the picture had just turned 7 that day and he didn't have to go to school. The barn has a door like a Dutch door design and the top one is open and the bottom on is closed. The snow covers the bottom of the door which makes the snow at least 3 and half feet high. Yes it is a drift but it was a lot of snow for March.
The guy above is wearing a red coat with fake soft fur around the hood. My brother, three years older than me, and I got the same kind of coat. Back then it was the only kind that was in the store. It must have been a generic boy or girl coat as a teaching friend said she had the same coat that year also.
The barn now stands in collapse and the grainery on the left, had to be moved, as the new owner of the farm had too big of tractor and equipment to go through that space between it and the barn. Unfortunately that well constructed grainery went rolling down a hill destroying it. It had been moved behind the barn on the edge of a hill and a large wind caught it up like a kite and sent it to it's
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