Sunday, November 21, 2010

Farewell, farm livin', 'til spring

Thursday was my last day of work 'til spring. Time to wash the wood smoke smell, pot black, and candle wax out of my 18th century garb and pack it away in the cedar chest with some dried lavender. I'm looking forward to a winter's rest in front of my own snug fire. Here are some of my favorite picture-memories of this year. I'm grateful for my most unusual employment, which suits my eccentricities in every way. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.


Counting blessings

279 - getting to be a colonial clothes horse

280 - chicken in the kitchen (shoo, shoo, shoo)

281 - dedicated farmers...

282 - ...and all the pretty little horses

283 - whisks made of twigs

284 - bacon

285 - hearth cooking

286 - Stephanie's shortbread

287 - colonial boys

288 - curly locks

289 - teaching the kids

290 - this little light of mine

291 - 'til next season



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21 comments:

joanny said...

this would be a wonderful "job" in so many ways, yes you counted a few and posted some lovely photographs as well,

a side note I tried to do rush caning in the chairs like #280, it came out okay , but boy oh boy I could never get them centered exactly right in the middle,
I don't eat meat, - but do eat on occasion eggs. the animals look well loved.

Happy Thanksgiving,
joanny

Jodi said...

Joanny, thanks! Chair caning has to be difficult. The closest I came to working with that kind of material was when I learned at the farm how to weave a basket. My fingers ached for a week. Not my forte! FYI - we don't eat the animals on the farm. They are there to depict colonial Pennsylvania farm life, and as such would have been present for work and for food. They are very well loved by all who work there.

Kit said...

Jodi, what a cool job! I want to visit there someday. Colonial clothes horse sounds good to me. I could dig some gloves like that! Perfect for when I'm freezing in my house.
Love your list, as always!

Nancy said...

And I am thankful for your eccentricities! Curly locks. Indeed. Happy Thanksgiving, friend.

Leslie said...

love that photo of the chicken in the midst of light and shadow...

have a lovely thanksgiving : )

Cheryl said...

Oh, I'm going to miss your job photos. Its been really interesting seeing the nooks and crannies of the house and imagining what my house (same vintage) would have been like. Love the simplicity of the candle hanger. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to wait patiently until Spring.

Vicki Munn said...

how i love your photos of your most unusual employment! keep warm by your fire, i have been keeping warm by mine lately too- thanks for the flower comment :)
xoxo

Kerrie said...

Beautiful list! When do you go back? Spring? How will you spend your winter? What a wonderful job you have.

Kristi in the Western Reserve said...

A lovely list of occupations! And clothes. I've always loved American history. In 1976 I was a Girl Scout leader and it was the bicentennial and fascinated, but it began far earlier than that for me. Lucky you to have such a fun job!

emily wierenga said...

i want to visit your place someday. :)

Jodi said...

Kerrie, I go back in April, but in case it was confusing to anyone, I'm still going to be blogging, just not farming.

Jodi said...

Leslie, thanks, considering you take such awesome bird photos. I appreciate the compliment.

Courtney Walsh said...

oooh, love these images so so much! Especially the twigs tied together. :)

Chelsey said...

You have such an amazing job Jodi. It's like you have your own personal time machine!

I love your photos...

Jodi said...

Courtney, the whisks are made of birch twigs, and they really are awesome for making whipped cream!

Chelsea, thank you, that's exactly how I feel about it.

Emily Young said...

I love the photo of the open door, with the green trees and the shaft of light on the ground, like a path.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Loni said...

Ohhhh . . . . I thought we were the only ones that had chickens sneaking into the house! :)

Enjoyed reading & visiting you again! Thanks for stopping by!

amy in peru said...

so cool. your pictures look warm and inviting and make me want to snuggie up and eat with you someday ;)

amy in peru

Val said...

Lovely photos...have a Cosy and peaceful thanks giving.

deb said...

it is all so enchanting.
even with the work.

I wouldn't trade some of our modern conveniences ( like the internet !)

but still.

the photos are so wonderful . there are a few places around here that do a Christmas theme as well , and then I believe they close down until spring.

keLi said...

it makes me so happy that you do this, Jodi. when the hubs and i dream of jobs that might fit our eccentricities, i wonder if we'll have the gumption to really go for it...

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