Saturday, July 30, 2011

A visit cut short

Adam told me he was going to be out for a while on a tow so I took the opportunity to go visit a couple people I had been meaning to visit. One is a neighbor that wasn't doing too well the last time I saw her and the other was Grandma Sutton. I took them some banana chocolate chip bread. The one neighbor wasn't home so I left the bread with her husband and Grandma Sutton wasn't feeling very well and wasn't really feeling up to visiting so I didn't stay long. Since I had more time than I anticipated after my visits, I decided to take some pictures before I went and did some grocery shopping.

Her garden is producing all kinds of yummy looking stuff.

And her lowers are amazing!

Her house is on the back side of the stables and in front of her garden is the pasture the arena they use for the horses. This is the view from her porch.

Walking around the other side of the stables, there is the original office building. It looks like it hasn't been used in years but the flowers were gorgeous there...I think it must be Grandma Sutton's doing.






I had never been inside the stables before. The stable probably has about 30-40 stalls but it is dying and only has about 5 horses being boarded there now. This beauty was scared by me.

At one point, this stables was bustling with activity. I remember when I first moved down here, we always had people riding their horses through the neighborhood since the stables is right outside the entrance. The ribbons, silver plates and flowers were from the 80's, as far as I could read, but even some of them were faded into white.

Grandma Sutton sent me away with 4 more cucumbers. Another neighbor gave me some cherry tomatoes, regular tomatoes and peaches from her garden on Sunday. We truly are blessed with sharing friends.

To celebrate my day in the "country", I made a country dinner. Country fried pork, mashed potatoes, country gravy and some of our fresh produce. Good dinner...and one of Adam's favorites.

6 comments:

Andrea said...

Beautiful pictures, kind neighbors to share veggies (and you with your baking) and your dinner looks so good!! We had a neighbor (the one year we lived in TX) and she made us chicken-fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy....it was the best meal I ever had! She was elderly and so southern and gracious! love,andrea

Heather and Thomas Mann said...

Too bad your visits didn't work out! I am glad you got some yummy produce and a yummy looking dinner.

Tiff :o) said...

It's hard to go wrong with country fried anything. ;)

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Us said...

That does look really good!! how far away is the "country?" It looks like a pretty cool area!

Tiff :o) said...

Jared, this little bit of country is about 3.5 minutes by bike from my front door. It's just outside the enterance to the subdivision. I live on the edge of subrubia and country so it's mixed right there. One direction is all houses and businesses and the other direction has horses, chickens, cows and land.

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