5 Things

5 Things

1. The Deer Hunter has been seeing the prettiest little banty hen running around behind one of the county buildings in town. He said it looks healthy, its just unusual to see a chicken in town. Of course people live in town, so I’m assuming the cute hen belongs to someone.

2. The first things from the garden always taste extra special. We’ve eaten the first cucumbers, squash, and beans and they were all so good.

3. We made three stepping stones years ago that lead from under the porch to the steps up to the backyard. The girls wrote their initials in them, pressed their hands, and embedded all sorts of rocks, marbles, and glass pieces. The other day The Deer Hunter saw a terrapin drinking from one of the places the girls had pressed into the wet concrete so many years ago.

4. Some very exciting things have been happening in the Stamey Creek Creations workshop lately. Even with all the excitement Chitter found time to teach her sister how to make her own necklace.

5. I love Jay Ungar and Molly Mason’s music. My favorite original tune they play is “Fiddler’s Elbow.” You can hear it here. We had quite the honor last week when David Kaynor sent us a video of Jay and Molly playing a tune he wrote and named “Corie” after Chatter.


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    Gina Lee Smith
    June 30, 2020 at 7:31 pm

    This is about the only place on line to find happy these days. God bless you and your family

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    Ken Roper
    June 30, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    After Cale Curtiss got thru talking about Circuit World and its many items and Murphy’s 4th of July Celebration and all, it was time for Donna Lynn to take over with the Wilson’s. She played “Working on a Building,” by Chitter, Chatter, and Paul. Tipper made the Bass sound Good, too. Then Donna played a song by Ray and Pap. I can’t Remember the name of it right now, but it’s one of my Favorites. …Ken

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    Ed Ammons
    June 30, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    1. That chicken is a different breed called Gallus domesticus urbanicus. City hens! They lay square eggs that won’t roll off down the sidewalk.
    2. The only thing I have gathered from the garden so far is one hot pepper and two heads of cabbage. One cabbage plant didn’t look so good so I just pulled it up by the roots. The head was just fine. The other plant looked healthy so I took only the head and left the lower leaves, stem and roots alone. I hope it will regrow some new little heads on the stalk. Have you ever tried that?
    3. I found a terrapin in the weeds where I wanted to burn a brush pile. I carried him off about 300 feet away and left him. I went back and started to work, looked down and there he was again. “Has he beat me back?” “Couldn’t be!” But there he was! “No, It has to be a different turtle!” So I took him back to be with his friend but his friend was gone. Can terrapins really get a move on when you aren’t looking?
    4. I have bought several pieces of jewelry from Katie, even some custom made. I have been happy with everything! That girl is not only a talented singer and fiddle player but has a creative mindset.
    5. Bob Unger and Mollie Mason make some wonderful music. I could close my eyes and listen to them all day long. Corie deserves to have a song named for her and played by the best.

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    June 30, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Everything just taste better right out of the garden. We started getting cucumbers to, and we had been getting squash out of the garden. I cant wait till the tomatoes get ripe. My friend brought me a mess of potatoes and we fixed them. They were so good. I had to text her and tell her. I had given her some squash.

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    Ken Roper
    June 30, 2020 at 10:20 am

    When I was growing up, we had several banties in our flock of Chickens. They were the fighteningest things I ever saw. They’ed jump on a laying hen twice their size, about the only thing they couldn’t whop was the Dry-Land-Ducks. We had two of them and they pretty much kept by themselves, until they finished eating, then flew off for a swim somewhere. They probably flew down to Hardin’s Trout Pond. …Ken

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    Leon Pantenburg
    June 30, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Love the Jay Unger tune. Long time fan!

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    Ron Stephens
    June 30, 2020 at 8:22 am

    There must be a story in The Chicken That Went to Town. Reckon it is just a loner or can’t find any friends?

    Glad for you all your garden is ‘coming in’ as we say. Always nice when the return starts on the work, not just the eating but the satisfaction and the gratitude.

    Never saw a terrapin drinking. But I suspect they get much of their water from what they eat, such as melons maybe?

    Your girls are each blessed to have a sister. Our daughter is an only and though she has a brother that is different.

    I like Jay and Molly to, ever since the Civil War series. There is just something about a fiddle. More than any other instrument it seems to be capable of being the heart’s voice. I hope Mr. Kaynor had a story for you all about “Corey” but anyway the whole thing is quite an honor.

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    Margie Goldstein
    June 30, 2020 at 7:55 am

    It’s all looking good and tasting good down your way! If the Banty is loose, maybe you can take her in. She may just have busted out of her confinement. Maybe the mask wearing thing wasn’t for her. A girl needs to be free. Lol. That sure is some sweet fiddle sawing if I ever heard it! Have a beautiful day!

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    Miss Cindy
    June 30, 2020 at 6:52 am

    If the little chicken doesn’t have a home Chitter would take her in, I’m sure since she is now the chicken mother!
    The necklace Chatter made is lovely, two jewelers?
    I’ve seen several terrapins this year.
    Those veggies are beautiful!
    Beautiful song for a beautiful lady!

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