Daily Archives: October 4, 2016

Headed My Way

They had been forecasting a severe outbreak of storms for a couple of days. We had one roll through at 3 am this morning.  Lots of loud thunder and lightning. Wylie woke me up to let me know it was storming.  The day was rather nice although it was windy. Late this afternoon storms started developing just west of us. After this cloud passed we received some heavy rain, no hail. I love watching storms coming in. 

God bless everyone who is in the path of Hurricane Matthew. 

Farmer Days Windmill

A windmill is something I have always wanted.  They stand as proud sentinels on the Kansas plains.


So many of them no longer operating and showing the ravages of time and weather.


When Wylie and I are out on the backroads, we occasionally (always) find a place to shop that has treasures from the past and present.  There is a great shop in Lucas, Auntie Gurtie’s Art & Antiques (please check out her page of Facebook!)  On a recent trip to Lucas, I finally got a windmill!!!

Unlike the time I asked Mr. Farmer to hang a galvanized bucket upside down in the chicken house for a chandelier, his reply “You want me to do what?”,  he liked the idea of hanging a windmill wheel on the outside wall of the house.  If you follow Pinterest you have probably seen these half wheels, they are very popular in decorating.

Mounting the half 6′ wheel required some thought on how to secure it so it wouldn’t rattle in the wind.  Mr. Farmer designed some brackets to hold it securely.


Wylie supervising from a safe distance.


The job was not without injury.  While cutting an anti-rattle device (plastic hose), Mr. Farmer cut his thumb.  He also designed his bandage!!


I love art work, especially re-purposed art!


Old sewing stand and sink.   A treasure from Julie’s Birdboxes in Lucas, KS

Here is a link to her page: Julie’s Birdboxes