Tuesday, April 30, 2013


It is falling apart now and abandoned .. MAYBE... there is the sign and who in
there right mind would care anything about that building.. very strange indeed.
Not sure who owns the property, there is no fence or gate or even a driveway.

This old barn is still standing inside the city limits of our town, not sure what is stored inside it now. The family who owned it is long gone, the property sold. I just noticed recently that the roof looks like it is sagging in the middle. This barn was the place where groups of kids would gather and make floats for the homecoming parades. Remember when they did that? Oh the hours of hay rides and fun we had in that old barn. It has not been kept up by the new owners, sad to see it this way.

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Friday, April 26, 2013


Lately I have been taking that combination of Cinnamon and honey.

I thought, why not it cannot hurt me. Looking over the information it seemed that it was a cure for just about every thing that ails a person. Well it didn't hurt and I think my throat really is a lot better because of it. The cinnamon kinda burned a little on the raw places but boy the next day.. SUCCESS!!  I give it big thumbs up!! I will keep it in mind for other the other things. Check out the information on it.. it seems to be a real eye-opener for me. How in the world it would help some things is amazing if it really does. 

Now on to the best cure in the world.. here is something you might not know..
According to ehow.."Vicks Vapo Rub was created by a company originally called the Vick Family Remedies Company. It was part of a line of products. Its success first peaked in 1918 with the onset of the Spanish flu pandemic in the United States. While the company was a family business, it was eventually bought by Procter & Gamble in an effort to round out the company's product line."

Now many other people make their own version of this salve, but I think the original one is more powerful and the best. No one will convince me that it doesn't work because it really does. YES, putting it on the balls of your feet and covering them with socks before bedtime works too. Some think it is only a mind thing, but for me... it worked. I never slept so well.  I thanked the person who invented this stuff again and again this past week. I just don't know where I would be all these years without it. Anyone who opens a jar will be transported back to their childhood.. it's a smell that you just never forget. 

The weather is turning warmer here this weekend.  Surely will help me I hope. I think I will find a spot to sit in the sun and let the warmth of it just soak my soul. It's been quite a while since we saw 75 here in my neck of the woods. Hope your weekend is wonderful!! 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


ALL the outbuildings and barn were yellow on this property. Yes, the house too. wish I could have gotten 
a better view of them all in this drive-by shot. 

YELLOW BARN...yes it is... here is the kicker... the house was blue the shed was pink and the barn yellow,
Another building was Red. It was a rainbow effect at this farm. Quite the eye catcher. I always
thought that barns were RED..not so..a rainbow of colors I guess..still looking for a purple barn  or maybe a PINK one!

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Saturday, April 13, 2013


REMEMBER THESE???? You can't even give them away now. 

So the future of television coverage is about to change...again.. This time it will be broadcast for all computers and devices to pick up the signal and watch free.
WHAT???? Yes..this is definitely the wave of the future. We thought the large flat screens were wonderful and they still are selling..but wait.. you may not even need them any more. Here's an enlightening report about what will be changing sooner than we think.  NEW TV Here is another COMPANY that will make it easy to watch live tv on our computers..right now only in the New York area, but they will be  branching out soon.
How many of us are already watching shows we want to on our computers or IPADS? It is more capable of adapting to our lifestyles now. We can watch almost anywhere at any time. It's the "wave of the future" I was told. "It's going to be how we all watch things from now on." No longer sitting together watching programs but scattered in different locations all watching the same things. Progress makes us all have to move with the times. Sometimes I think it might not be the best thing, but then what can we do about it? Well..that's just something I was thinking about today. If you need me I will be in the bedroom watching the latest video of  Duck Dynasty on my laptop. YES..I know..... I know.....

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Rockford Dam... Rockford Mi   Oct 2012

Small dam in our town that helps separate and regulate the flow of water from 
two forks of the river. If not for it..the whole town would be wiped out.
Notice March 2009...NO SNOW..
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Monday, April 8, 2013


I was surprised by this farm they had 3 barns and one large long shed. Here you see two barns and the shed and one large barn in the distance. It must be a very Large farm to need so many barns. All had metal roofs and in pretty good condition. The only one that had a foundation was the barn in the front of the property. This was a drive-by photo. 
I love the swing set near the barn, you just know this is a working farm with a family present.
The little white building resembled a chicken house. I was sorry I could not get a better photo of it. This barn also had a shingled roof.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013


LAKE MICHIGAN notice no snow taken in December!!

I love a sunset..especially over the water..

Monday, April 1, 2013


I liked this barn because it seemed to have a basement of some kind under it. A stone foundation and a STAR you can just barely see through the tree. It was huge. Very well kept barn and area. It did not look really old.

I loved the fence and the barn. I loved the colors and the red roof. Most roofs are metal or darker or sometimes white..this one was red. The contrast with the white covering of snow just said something to me. It was a cloudy gray cold day. Both photos were taken in southeastern Michigan.

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