Monday, February 3, 2014
Now Can You See It?
Found a picture of the front of the old house I wanted for a week-end "get away". Can't you see the porch roof raised, the boards on the porch replaced. Rockers on the porch and bird feeders in the trees. Of course it needs a path to the front too. Sticky traps, lots of sticky traps. A small table in the kitchen (it's only two rooms, no bathroom). We could have an outhouse, what you think? There was an old bed in the bedroom. All new bedding of course with an old quilt for those chilly nights. An old lantern for the table. A shotgun just in case, no just kidding. Above all I would want the old chimney blocked so varmits wouldn't jump in or fly in. While John had the (66 acres I think it was) place we went out one day to find two buzzard eggs on the kitchen floor. John threw them out on the ground and secured all the windows and blocked the chimney. The next time we went out the mama buzzard had laid two more eggs in the little shed in back of the house. We left them there and checked every time we went out until they hatched. They were like little fuzzy yellow balls. As they grew they turned black like the buzzards you see flying around looking for roadkill. As they grew a few feathers grew straight out toward the back. We just peaked in but didn't touch or get too close. Finally one day they were gone to never be seen again. I feel the peace and quiet when I look at these pictures and you haven't even seen the little pond where the wildlife and birds could drink. I wonder what the new owners have done with the place. Did they tear it down and move a mobile out there. Do they camp out? Did they build a pretty modern house back there where you can't see the paved road? All I know the gate is locked so all I can do is remember and wonder.