"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Thursday, November 15, 2012


In blogland, I can go to the most beautiful and wonderful places that I have never been to before - castles by the sea, coastal Wales, the south of France...  And then there is my home on Peaceable Hill Farm.

I rarely get to travel.  I have to stay home and care for all of the animals. I've done it to myself.  I cannot imagine living on the farm without them.  That is, except for the turkeys.  Filthy beasts!  My toms have gotten aggressive of late. Two of the boys are real meanies. One sneaked up behind me yesterday and gave me a hard, wrenching bite on the leg.  They are very lucky I don't eat my animals or they would be on the turkey platter for Thanksgiving.

As I lay on the ground, snapping pictures and trying to keep the gobblers at bay, my teenie weenie Emmy, came up and planted a big kiss on my mouth.  Guess what it reeked of?  You know.

My castle by the sea......


  1. Naughty Tom :)
    I'm smiling at the thought of the kiss...sorry.
    Same here, hard to keep animals and travel, I choose the first.

  2. I like thinking about that kiss!!!!!
    Smiles, Dottie

  3. I agree it is hard to go away when you have animals.
    Thanks for calling by at my blog.
    You have an impressive header pic.

  4. Donna, Just got your note. I would try this, give one of the Toms away and purchase a big Turkey hen. I think the problem with aggression comes from a need to mate.Ours were just becoming a nightmare! I am so glad they ran off, good riddance!


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