Congratulations on your win! And yes, your kitchen is lovely and I truly love that wood stove. I have never lived in a house that had one, and I don't know how to cook on one, but I would love to learn, except that for the most part, it would be awfully hot cooking on one in the middle of Texas. I need TWO kitchens. One for summer and one for winter
Thank you for the compliments
These pics are from the Winter.
When I did my kitchen many years ago it had to be a really low budget affair. The walls are cheap wood paneling with drywall mud. The floor is salvage cherry from a fire. The shelves are $15 from auction and the counter was $20 from Lowe's. The cabinets are just "do it yourself" .
Prayers meet in Heaven
Riko was an adult dog when he came to me.
His story is this:
My husband was very ill & we thought he would die within 6 months.
I was facing widowhood & a very large farm.
I needed a watch dog, but more important, a companion to get me through whatever it was that I was going to have to face.
I prayed and called New Skete because I knew the reputation of their dogs http://www.thewitness.org/archive/sept2002/inseeingdogs.html
and because they are Eastern Orthodox (like me).
Turns out their stud dog Riko had been sick and needed to be neutered.
The community of New Skete didn't know what they wanted to do with him.
He was pretty valuable.
Riko had made some videos & was the dog they took on book signing trips (Riko loves people).
The community prayed about it and felt that the dog needed to go with me.
I went to New York to pick him up.
It was very sad to see Brother Chris say good bye to Riko and it was sad for Riko too.
Brother Chris told me " All of life is about letting go" and gave me his dog.
They are remarkable people.
My husband got better.
Now Riko lives on a farm & thinks he's a Border Collie (he's no Collie - believe me :baby04:
Everybody is living happily ever after........except for the dog hair :hobbyhors
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