Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Country Living... (and a winner)

Country living is awesome because there is plenty of room for a Basset Hound to run and play.
But she'd still rather be right in my face.


Country living is awesome because we have critters and deer run through our yard.


Country living is awesome because there are mountains of leaves to be gathered into red wagons.


Country living is awesome because when my baby Sully comes running toward me carrying something I say, "Oh Sully! You got a big stick!" ... and then he gets closer and I realize it's not a stick at all, it's a spine.


I'm sorry you had to see that. Sort of.
I'm sorry I had to see it.


Are you a city girl or country girl?
p.s. The winner of the recent giveaway is Lisa. Congratulations! Please email therustedchaininfo AT yahoo.com to claim your prize.

26 comments:

The Perfect Trio said...

oh my golly. and she kisses you with that mouth. LOL

i love the country! love. i would love a big red, chippy paint barn. i would love pigs and horses. land. a pond. four wheelers. love.

however, i need to be close enough to a target and a publix...or the commissary. and a fabric store.

really want to figure out a way to visit you in kansas! or, maybe you can stop by on your next trip to disney. {when we move back to florida, that is.}

Ruth said...

a spine. A SPINE.
oh my.

Molly said...

Wondering where the spine came from! My neighbors dog dug up one of my chickens I had buried in the woods due to her being sick and dying. Needless to say she was upset because her dog had brought it in the house, ha ha!
~Molly P

Kelley said...

yay! so excited for Lisa :) and your dog is just precious...spine pictures and all.

Kelli said...

Country girl here, all the way! I wouldn't trade closer stores and restaurants for neighbors and traffic anyday. Although, having a Target nearby would be nice...
p.s. Our dog brought us up an entire deer leg one time. She gnawed that thing for weeks!

Anonymous said...

CITY!!! You know this an I you didn't it should have become all too clear last time I came to visit.

Loves,
Your sis Holli

rentz said...

Ha! That's funny! There were always pig skulls, or hooves or some part of a pig lying around at Ryan's family's farm when we were dating. Dogs are weird.

I'm a small town girl. That wasn't a category, I know. But I do LOVE the city...to visit.

Brenda said...

COUNTRY!! Although I lived in Kansas City for 9 years I am back home in the Country. We call my mom's yard the bone yard because of all the "parts" her dog brings home.

Susan S. said...

I'm a SMALL TOWN GIRL that now lives in the BIG CITY! The small town I grew up in was, at that time, population 17,000. It was a Leave it to Beaver lifestyle that I'm very grateful for. Most trips out of the house would lead to running into a handful of people we knew. It was all very familiar and comforting. However, as I got older I yearned to have a job in the Big City (Houston) and live in an apartment. It's very anonymous....and some day's that's good and some days it's lonely. Since I've lived in the same neighborhood for 10 years now, I DO run into friends at the store and out and about. But, if you go to the other side of town to shop...hundreds of humans, yet you know no one.
However, I DO love to go to friends houses in the country and kick back and enjoy nature, the quiet, the stars, the people!
So.....I can't pick....I LOVE it all....Country, City and Small town! :)

Jennifer said...

I have to admit I'm a refined country girl... I wanted to be a true country girl but then I made venison jerky and the smell of fresh meat was yuck, I went to a pig roast where I knew the pig by name and I was sad, a calf I petted and held his head in my lap didn't survive... so I think I'm a decor, magazine, make my own bread country girl - not a spine, dog roll in deer guts country girl, lmao! Jennifer

pink*cherub*moon said...

I love the wide-open spaces, the rustle of the leaves, the critters that run through (except for those that leave their spines behind ). Yep, I am definitely a country girl, through and through! I don't like cities. I fail to see how buildings can be called "a great view". Nope, give me grass, trees, ponds, streams, weeds, critters, doggies, leaves, red wagons and spines - I'll take it all! Hugs, Leena

Debby said...

Country girl. Eeeks a spine. I walked out of the house last night and almost got run over by a deer.
Almost like the Grandma song, huh.

Adorable doggie.

Bethany said...

Haha...I love the pic of the spine!

kendal said...

oh, so country here. spring water, four-wheel drive, bear on the back porch, turkeys in the yard, country! just wish it dodn't take so long to drive to "town."

and....what kind of spine was it?

Lisa said...

Yippee! I am so excited to win the giveaway. Thank you a bunch!!!!
....
I'm actually a city girl with a new passion for country, thanks to my husband and his farming family. So much good to both the city and the country!

Joni said...

Totally country, lots of possums and coons and deer in my neck of the woods.

Lori Allberry said...

Oh Beki!
How I loved these!
I'm a city (small city albeit)girl, but loved going to visit my grandparents in the country when I was young!

♥Lori

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Country living makes ya strong...not all girlie wimpy and stuff...Have a beautiful week and holiday!!!

Amy said...

What the he!! is that?? Seriously. You are totally freaking this "small town girl that is going to be forced to be a country girl" OUT!!

Country Dreaming said...

A little bit of both. But you can keep the spine.

Melinda

Country Dreaming said...

A little bit of both. But you can keep the spine.

Melinda

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

We don't know what it was but The Man thought maybe a deer.

Kelly said...

You are a woman after my own heart! I am country girl all the way but I live in the burbs and HATE it with passion! However, the schools are excellent here, especially for my special needs youngest boy. I just chant to myself: schools are good... schools are good...it keeps me going otherwise I will just cry all the time. Yup, it's that bad. I wanna some land with a donkey, and I shall name her Jackie! :)

artsyclay said...

Oh my gosh, I didn't expect that. How funny! My first taste of the country was in my 20s, newly wed. Opened a not-often-used kitchen drawer one day and there was a rat's nest full of chicken bones from our garbage can, and a rat scurrying to the back of the drawers. {{SCREAM}} My husband came and took care of it.

I think we have the best of both worlds right now. I love the peace and quiet and being surrounded by woods, and we're only 7-8 minutes from town/stores.

Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

Laura said...

I think I am both.
city and country, that is.
I THRIVE in the city..the lights, people, crowds, noise, tall buildings, excitement, taxis, shop windows..THAT is where I come alive.
But a red barn...running animals...warm fire...peace and quiet...
I like that too.

happy thanksgiving Beki, to you and your beautiful country family

Natalie, basset hound training expert said...

What a great weekend you had! Well, if I had $500 to spend, I would probably splurge it the way you did. Plus, I would definitely get a beautiful dog house for my puppies.