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Imagesunfarm
Jul 31, 2010 7:53 AM CST
Name: Sally
East Central Kentucky
Our house was built in 1847 and there are parts of the old growth poplar original walls still exposed in the bedrooms. They have a certain charm, so we left them as we found them. There had apparently been both wallpaper (probably mid-20th century) and newspapers on the walls, as we found bits of newsprint with dates of 1905 still visible.
Living sustainably comes with learning to see the world in a new way.
ImageSharon
Jul 31, 2010 10:47 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Hi Neal, thanks about the arrangement. That's my 'Woman Wall'...lol! Actually the wall color doesn't show well in the photo, it's called garnet but looks more bluish red in the photo. The black head planter on the washstand is wearing a garnet around her neck, and it, the rose and the wall are very nearly the same color. Doesn't show that way though. I enjoy creating little vignettes in various corners and spaces, so wherever you look, there'll be a new one.

Sally, I love old houses, and when I'm working to restore an old home...which I used to do a lot of during summer months while I was out of school...I try to save interesting things like your walls. It isn't nostalgia so much as it is preserving beauty and handwork.

Renee, my brother has more pieces of our family furniture than I do. Some of it was quite fragile and when I moved 500 miles away, it was risky to move it. I left it with him, and go visit it from time to time. He has an old home, and the furniture looks good there.

Neal, there should be pride in one's culture, one's heritage. Don't you think?

My cottonwood is shedding in this drought we're having. No rain since the first week in June. But I didn't mind dancing barefoot in the crunchy leaves this morning. I thought the coral nail polish was particularly stunning.
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ImageKyWoods
Jul 31, 2010 6:24 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
LOL, I agree, nice contrast with the leaves! I remember reading old newspapers that were on the walls of a house I rented. It was shocking seeing the prices of things in the ads compared to today.
Imagegemini_sage
Aug 1, 2010 6:03 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY
Oh yes, I think pride in one's culture and heritage is wonderful! I so admire cultures that consider their heritage and ancestry sacred.
ImageSharon
Aug 20, 2010 4:23 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Here's a most beautiful song, a new one, and one that all Kentuckians must hear:


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ImageNana3
Sep 24, 2010 2:18 PM CST
Name: Deborah (Deb)
Kentucky
Hello to everyone,
I am Nana3 on Dave's Garden and on Hips. My real name is Deborah (Deb)....seems everyone calls me Nana now that grandkids have come into my life.
I live near Madisonville KY in a little historic town called Hanson. I love gardening, but I will fess up and admit that I am one of those gardeners who orders too many plants and has too many beds to keep up with weeding without having a frequent gardening helper. I have promised to scale back and half of my flowers are going to be dug up and moved to my daughter's new home nearby. I love all types of flowers and I have a little gardening buddy named Cody who is my little garden shadow. He is only 5 years old, but he can tell you the names of all the flowers in all of my beds. He loves them and talks to them and pats their leaves and blooms. Instead of wanting to buy new toys, he wants to order new garden decor....he especially loves the animal statues.

Love the Kentucky forum....I have lived here in Western KY for almost 50 years.
ImageKyWoods
Sep 24, 2010 3:24 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
Welcome, Deb! Looks like a really pretty place you have there--and a cute little helper!
ImageSharon
Sep 24, 2010 4:58 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky

Hi Deb,
So nice to see you here. We are close neighbors, I live in Marshall County near KY Lake.

And I think we have matching grandsons, but this photo was taken on his 3rd birthday and he's 6 now, but he still rides his John Deere!

It's great to hear from you. Are you all feeling the drought as much as we are here? Rain tomorrow, though...maybe!

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ImageNana3
Sep 24, 2010 5:38 PM CST
Name: Deborah (Deb)
Kentucky
Sharon,
It is dry as can be here. I gave up long ago and just decided that whatever died in my flowerbeds would just have to be replaced. It is just too much to lug the waterhoses all over my lawn and try and water the beds. I do know that due to the high humidity that promoted rot, I have lost many iris in my large iris bed. I am going to have quite a job treating the soil to kill the bacterial rot. We have not had any rain to amount to much and everything just looks so dead. That iris bed is this weekend's chore to get done....gonna put it to bed for the winter along with all of my other beds.

It thundered here today and the sky began to look like it might just give us a good shower....nope, the clouds just moved right over us.

Yes, the weather report this morning said we may get rain this weekend. I hope so.

Good talking to you and your little grandson is adorable on his little tractor.

Deb
ImageNana3
Sep 24, 2010 5:41 PM CST
Name: Deborah (Deb)
Kentucky
Renee,
Thank you for the welcome to the board. That photo was taken before the drought turned the grass and several of my bed plants into dead looking brown stuff. So sad.
I am trying really hard to not let it get me down too much. I know that I can always replant and resow.
ImageSharon
Sep 24, 2010 6:32 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
About a month ago I cut back all my gardens, right down to the dirt. Everything was brown and crunchy. Then the following week we suddenly got 3 inches of rain, almost overnight. That was the first rain we'd had since early in June. Now, my grass is greener and my daylilies are coming up again, but it will be short lived if we don't get rain soon. I don't remember such a dry summer before.

But most things like daylilies and irises will be fine. I hope the others are too.

So don't get too discouraged, maybe next summer will be much better.
ImageKyWoods
Sep 24, 2010 8:37 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
We got lucky and had about five minutes of decent rain today--still dry under the poor trees, but the flowers got watered!
Imagemarti
Sep 25, 2010 12:18 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
No rain for me! I'll have to water flowers today. I'm busy planting all the iris I've been sent. So havn't got time to do much of anything. Just taking a 10 minute break and than back out it again.
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
ImageHappyJackMom
Nov 7, 2010 11:28 PM CST
Name: Donna Yates
Happy Jack, AZ - Zone 5a
Hi everyone, I don't live in Kentucky, but my ancestors did. From there they went to Missouri (Louisiana Territory), then to Iowa and finally California where I was born. In fact, our children were born there as the fifth generation of Californians in the same county.

I know all about outhouses, that's all they had in the mining camps of the Santa Lucias. I remember that every time we went up to the cabin, Grandpa would go out to the outhouse to throw burning newspapers down the hole to burn out the black widows. I don't remember ever seeing a spider in the outhouse, so it must have worked!

I wish I could see Kentucky, it is so pretty. So, I will sit here and enjoy all of the wonderful stories and photos. Group hug
ImageSharon
Nov 7, 2010 11:33 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
We'll adopt you as our very own Arizona Kentuckian, Donna! How's that??
And we'll try to keep you supplied with photos.

It's a lovely state, you only have to drive just a little way and the terrain changes. Same with the weather.

So hang around, we're happy to have you here!
Thanks for joining us.
indygardengal
Dec 13, 2010 4:47 PM CST
Name: Veronica
zone 5b
Just found this cubit and forum...I am a transplanted Kentuckian as I moved to Indiana when I was 6 years old...Reading the posts I have to agree about being proud of the culture and having roots in those Eastern Kentucky hills. My dad went to Cincinnati to earn money to support the family while I was very small. We moved to a small farm in Jackson County Indiana before I ever started to school. Indiana is my home but Kentucky is the land of my birth and my ancestors.... I never get tired of driving those country roads....
My attitude determines my altitude
A truly wise person uses few words; a person of understanding is even- tempered. Proverbs 17:27
ImageSharon
Dec 13, 2010 7:28 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Hello again, Veronica!!
Merry merry Christmas to you and yours.
It's great to see you here.
Imagemarti
Dec 13, 2010 7:53 PM CST
Name: Mary (Marti) Nelson
Ventura, CA
Peace and long life
Sharran, Merry Christmas!!!

Hows the cold and snow there? We have snow, frozen ice on roadways, and predicted temps tonight of 7 degrees.

Marti
Tahlmorra lujhala mei wiccan
(The fate of a man rests always within the hands of the gods)
ImageSharon
Dec 13, 2010 8:03 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Hi Marti...
We had a light dusting of snow yesterday and high winds that blew it everywhere. Today it was about 9*F, so cold I thought I couldn't move. Brrrrrr..... Tomorrow might be in the 20's, but more of the ice and snow on Wednesday and Thursday.

Coldest December I've felt in a long long time.
You stay warm over there!!

Merry Christmas right back!
ImageKyWoods
Dec 13, 2010 8:29 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
About four inches of the white stuff here but Dad cleared most of it off the driveway with the Bobcat, and we hand-sprinkled salt on the cleared path...about an hour job on our driveway, lol.

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