Wheeee. . .What a week. . .Have you been curious about what we've been up to? . .To begin. . .on Sunday. . .with banks of snow still piled high and the threat of rain. . .Carter Moody made his way to the Duncan Farmstead to begin filming a documentary about the history of Dell (AR)--past and present . . .The Arkansas Historic Places Student Film Competition was suggested to Carter by the East School facilitator Mrs. Bell. She knew of his interest in filmmaking and local history, encouraging him to enter. . .As it turned out, the project has become two-fold. . . First to enter the Arkansas competition with a 15 minute documentary, in which he could choose a building or a place of historical significance. . .He decided instead of a single building that he wanted to document the town of Dell and its history. . .how it has changed over the years. He realized that many of the stories are being lost and wanted to help record some of them. . .maybe teach others a little of our Delta history along the way. . SEE AND .READ MORE. . .
We got tons of snow and ice. . .READ MORE. . . If you are like me. . .you're tired of SNOW and ICE. . .But, it was beautiful at the farm. . .Really a wonderful background for our buildings. . .
I've been BUSY canning Pumpkin Butter like mad. . .If you missed the recipe, start HERE. . . for Part One. . .and HERE. . . for Part Two. . .Don't have pumpkin? . .Substitute with squash. . .
We cooked the pumpkins in the fireplace last Fall and froze the pulp for canning later. . .Good old iron pots are the best to cook pumpkin in. . .Gives it a roasted flavor. . .Did you see the post on SEASONING CAST IRON COOKWARE? . .LINK UP HERE. . .
I'm also working a little at a time on the living room. . .Unfortunately, we've had to slow it down. . .John pulled ligaments and tendons in his shoulder. . .He's going to physical therapy to try and correct it. . .If not, there may be surgery involved. . .So I'm doing what I can along the way. . .Just as soon as I can get to storage to get supplies, I'll be sharing some DIY tutorials on my projects. . .I'm actually working on two rooms at one time. . .the living room and a change in the bedroom. . .If you missed my plans for the living room, CLICK HERE. . .
It's coming along. . .little by little. . .Don't give up on me!!!!!
I've also been spending a lot of time with my Boo at Dr. Cato's office. . .every spare minute I have. . .He's been VERY ill in his struggle with ADDISON'S DISEASE. . .I've sat and held him for hours. . .He's not in pain. . .I wouldn't let him go through that. . .He just feels very tired and 'out of it'. . .The Good News is that he's coming home today for an overnight stay after being gone for a month. . .We're so excited. . .I doubt I'll be doing much the rest of the day so I can spend time with him. . .I've said it before, but I'll say it again. . .It's amazing how our companions take over our hearts. . .I'm working on a post coming up in a day or two. . .I'm finally getting to the reason John and I visited Shaker Village in Kentucky last Fall. . .There's a hint below. . .(grin). . .It will involve lots of decorating inspiration. . .
Like I said. . .It's been some week. . .and here come John with Boo. . .Guess you won't mind me saying 'TOODLES' for now? . .See ya again in a few days. . .