Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Measure Twice

You know that old saying, "Measure twice, cut once!" Well, that was me trying to figure out a name for this blog. I came up with a lot more than two names. I kept trying out names until there were so many I couldn't make up my mind. But, lucky for me, this morning my daughter yells out, "the chickens are on the deck!" Ah, ha! That's my blog name! Thanks dear. I'm glad the blog name search is over.

Deck became Porch somewhere between my fingers and my brain. I'm from the era before decks. Go figure...

I gave up trying to find a name that would cover all the different things I want to post about: family, chickens, dog, quilt, knit crochet, sewing, books, movies, 3 fenced acres of oak and pine, paths, do it yourself projects, gardening, depression cooking, genealogy and other stuff as it comes along.

Chickens on the deck are no big deal, but it is a little spooky when you turn around and find them watching you through the glass slider. I guess they find our doings interesting. My neighbor said she was a little unsettled to find our chickens lined up along the fence watching her work in her garden. The birds, the birds...

Christmas 2008 was spent with family even though for awhile snow threatened to cause driving difficulties. Our neighbor plowed our road out to the gate and the road out to the main plowed road so we didn't have any problems. I really liked having the snow around, but then I don't have to drive in the stuff.

My resolution for the new year is to regularly post on this blog and to make sure there are photos to go along with each post.

Well, I am off to figure out how to set up the rest of the blog and to pick out photos.
Bye, bye


Allison Jones said...

Hi Callie,
Wonderful! I wish I could write with what seems like such easy flow. I stress over every word. You made me interested in everything on you blog. Also took a look at Kristine's blog thru your link. She seems to have inherited your writing ability. Loved both blogs!
Love, Allison

Jeri Landers said...

Boy oh Boy, Can I relate to chickens on the porch.... and in the mudroom ... and on the arbor,etc, etc. Glad to have found your blog. I know this is going to be fun! Jeri