A beautiful day …
My aunt was one of the “salt of the earth” Island farm women.
She ran her household, making huge farm meals every single day for the family and the farm-hands who helped my uncle run his mixed farming operation.
She looked after my uncle’s mother until she died.
She managed the henhouse and sold the eggs.
She tended a huge garden and canned all their food – I can remember, as a child, being amazed that she and my uncle never, not even once, ate any food that came out of a can purchased at a store – no soup, beans, or my childhood favourite “Heinz spaghetti”. (rest assured – my tastes have changed 🙂
Her flower gardens were amazing – a display of all the sweet old-fashioned flowers surrounding their farmhouse with a riot of colour from spring through to fall.
And home crafts? The floors were scattered with brightly braided rugs and every bed in the old-farmhouse was covered with pretty quilts – all handmade.
I remember, almost 32 years ago, when she gave Roger and me our wedding present.
She said, almost apologetically,
“I hope you don’t mind old-fashioned things.”
Mind? What do you think?
I wish I could stay home and enjoy the gorgeous sunshine but I’m off to town for a doctor’s appointment and errands.
Hope the sun is shining where you are!
Have a wonderful day my friends!