Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Here's our driveway
leading from the house to the main road.
If you stand in the road
close to the woods

you can see

Our Cousin's old silo

the field that Mom calls
"the Joe field"
because her uncle used
to have a house in this field.
Now it is pasture.

And our house,
granary and barn.
Autumn is coming fast to our farm

Mom designed this doll
for our friend, Vicki.
Vicki collects horns
and the doll's name is
Horatio Hornblower.
His story says that when you

think you hear the wind howling
through the trees on a
crisp Fall night,
it's really Horatio trying out his horns.

Every aspect of him,
except his basket itself,
was hand made and designed by Mom,
even the horns.

Our favorite part
is his little basket of horns.

Our favorite Autumn treat
rhymes with horn,
it's Candy Corn.
But we like it best
when it's mixed with peanuts.
(Mom says to be really good,
it must be Brach's Candy Corn
and Planter's Peanuts)

Piper, Carrleigh and Java

We're due to go pick up Lilly on Friday,
unless Mom's doctor says otherwise.


Hollie and Janie said...

OMG!! Yall are so lucky to actually have a fall! The trees are so beautiful!! I hope this rain and humidity goes away soon, and I get some cool, fall weather! I hope your mom feels better!!

TwoSpecialWires said...

We love your countryside... the winding road and the fields and pastures and the silo and the trees and the colors and the skies and even the smells that we have to imagine ... for now! Horatio is quite a handsome little dude.... looks like he could be the conductor of the Youth Orchestra where our Girl played her horn (the OH BO!). All he needs is a baton in his hand! Hehehe!

Looks like you're enjoying this beautiful season... we hope your Moma gets released on Friday in time to bring LIlly home and to enjoy the weekend!

Love you guys,
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Sue said...

It sure looks pretty where you live. You mom is very talented. That little doll is really neat.

Mango said...

Lovely rolling pastures and colorful leaves. But where is the wheelie?


Ginger Jasper said...

Those are beautiful pictures,, Love the gorgeous colours.. Hope mums well enough for Friday.. Hugs GJ xx

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Beautiful countryside you live in! Our fall colors are pretty much gone (except for the aspens), and we are getting brown here. Mom says we are going to "go south" for a month - in a couple of weeks - to get out of the brown, before the Serious Snow starts.

*kissey face*

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your property is just magnificent and the autumn colors are just beautiful! Mom is in love with Horatio Hornblower!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Benny and Lily said...

Wow thats awesome. It's the longest driveway ever. Beautiful..
Benny & Lily

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Oh my the running I khould do!


BRUTUS said...

What a beautiful, tranquil place you live in! Mom says it's such a pretty drive through WV, and she is sad she has missed out on it this year! Best wishes for Lilly, hope she is home soon - save her some candycorn, OK?

Brutus the Frenchie

chicamom85 said...

Paws crossed that Lilly comes home soon. The pictures are awesome and Mom loves the crafts. I hope your Mommy is better.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Asta said...

Autumn twooly is gowgeous whewe you live and the added touches youw Mom makes put me wight in a wondewful mood.
I love hew basket, and the punkin man and all those glowiously colowed leaves.
I hope Lilly gets to come home vewy soon
smoochie kisses

Sally said...

Wow - what a beautiful place! We love Horatio as well - the little horns are very sweet.

We hope Mom feels better and you get Lily back very soon!

Licks and healing vibes
Sally, Paddy and Douglas

justjohn said...

I just saw where you are located in VA... I wish I had known back on Labor Day because I was in town for the big doin's! Dang... maybe next time.

Rachel said...

Ahhhh... Virginia in the fall! My pack can't wait to try out that corn and nuts too! Thanks for the suggestion.

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Beautiful pictures, lovely place to live!! Thanks for sharing.

Inky and Molly said...

That looks beautiful. We wouldn't mind coming over to yours for a holiday...

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