Thursday, May 28, 2009

Here is my story about Turkeys and Flowers

Hi there it’s me ANN
With a true tale about Goldie and Slate
The Flower Bed A Blue and White Iris Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh she is Nesting
Bronze turkeys are the product of crossing domestic turkeys brought from Europe by colonists (which had been exported to Europe years before) with the Wild Turkey. These matings produced a bird that was larger and more robust than the European turkeys, and tamer than wild turkeys. Though the Bronze turkey type was created in the 18th century, the actual name was not used until the 1830s, when a strain developed in the U.S. state of Rhode Island was named the Point Judith Bronze. The name later spread to be used in reference to the breed as a whole, and was in the process simplified to just "Bronze".[2] In the British Isles, the Bronze was associated with Cambridge, and was called the Cambridge Bronze, but again this name has been simplified to just "Bronze".

Do you see SLATE?

See Slate? Blue Clematis
The Blue Slate variety is thought to have been derived from the black turkey
known as the Spanish Black in the United States and the Norfolk Black in
The Slate was accepted as a standard variety by the American Poultry Association
in 1874, incidentally the same year as the Spanish Black. You may call me SLATE!
Orange Azalea
Yellow Iris
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh she is Nesting

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A step back in time

Today A LUNCHEON AT Adaland Mansion
The mansion house was built in 1870 at the end of the Civil War by Augustus
Modisett, Sheriff of Barbour County and local banker.
The brick house was constructed by local carpenters and emancipated slaves and
is an example of neo greek architecture.
The interior has been restored using 1870-1890 period wallpapers and furniture
from local sources which compliment the original walnut woodwork.
Guided historic tours are provided.
The house is open for parties, weddings, receptions, dinners, luncheons and
Adaland Mansion is owned by the City of Philippi.
It was donated to the City of Philippi in January 1996 by Philippi Development
Inc., a division of Anker Energy.
Built by Irish settler Augustus Modisett in 1868, Adaland is set among the rolling
hills of Barbour County, with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
Guided tours of the home reveal a carefully restored house with period
wallpapers, antique furniture and period gardens.
The 1850 barn on the property, a good example of early farm post and beam
architecture, now serves as a heritage center.
The mansion house has been restored with great attention to authenticity and
features homemade brick and walnut woodwork throughout.
The barn was built approximately 1850 and has been restored and is open to the public on during tour season.
The house and land reflect the early history of West Virginia with the original
owners engaged in farming.
Emancipated slaves from the farm worked on the construction of the house.
The surrounding area is rich in civil war history with the first land battle of the
war fought in Philippi in June 1861.
This trunk is like the one I grew up with, now I know the @ age of it and wonder
which side of my family it came from. Needless to say mine has been restored to its former state.
HA HA look at YOUR keyboard now ;=)
Gardens below however the rain kept us from this jaunt.

Monday, May 18, 2009

I have been remiss in posting…BUT

We are going to be first time Grandparents come mid June.
It seems obvious that the “TRIP” will linger from time to time until I finally get all the
photos that are fit to show on the Blog.
Until then I suppose the judicious thing is to again post as I began my Blog, on a day to or
every other day or so journal of life as I see it.
That being said

Let’s see what I conjure up for today!
The Baby Shower for those that do not do Face book…

It was [I heard someone say this:] elegant.
WHEW because I wanted, what Mom does not, the best for their child [ren]
I only took 149 pictures hee hee
Soon it begins
Family, Friends, Flowers, Food and FUN
Catching up on times past and times to come
some serious writing of helpful hints, or not to the Mom to be
What a range of beautiful colors
Some emotions show through, awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
A whirl wind of baby fashions
Mother - in - laws are always ready to be there