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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

Coal Creek Farm on Facebook

The Chicken Doctor

April

The Architect

Clay

Iron from the Maple Leaf Festival

This huge mass of metal is why I wanted to get to The Maple Leaf festival early this year. I have a thing for metal. I want to learn how to weld someday so I can, you know, weld something.

Clay and I share this passion, we both want to weld. Oh baby, It’s what keeps the home fires burnin’, our passion to weld metal.

Last year, I bought four metal pieces for our yard, two ‘pope hats’ that live in my urns and two trellises. This is one of the trellises.

This is one of the pope hats, that’s what Clay calls them.

This year I was looking for something for our porch. I got the last two window boxes. Guess how much I paid for them? $24 American Dollars!!! I know! All the iron pieces were either 10.99 or 20.99. How can you go wrong with those prices? I just wish I could have bought more and more and more! But, we’re on a budget, ya know? And these were the last two, which helped my temptation.

Clay hung them up after I said, “Get those hung, NOW!” And he said, “Yes, Mastah, yessss Mastah, anything you say Mastah.”
And then I told him to be quiet because I needed to tell him all about how I’m going to decorate those boxes. In the spring I’ll plant lots of draping flowers and in the winter I’ll put evergreens and pine cones and white lights……and….

He was riveted by my creativity, my genius ideas, the images I was painting were more than he could bear. And then he said, “Could you come back to Planet Earth and hold this darn thing, so I can go watch football?”

He also yelled at me several times for abandoning him while I was supposed to be holding something or other, but I was cold, bored and had more important things to do.Like, gather the goodies for the planters. Tell me this isn’t the cutest darn thing ever in the history of fall decorations.

It’s a smorgasbord of fall delights.
And look at this one. I call it Green on Green on Blue-hoody-hoo.

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