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Fayette Co, KY, United States
I am a country girl stuck in the city, for the time-being. I enjoy the country way of life, and practice that in my home as best I can by canning and preserving foods, cooking and baking from scratch, crocheting, living vicariously thru the many blogs I follow about country life. I enjoy learning about raising livestock, and glean from my past employment and personal experiences of working with animals to fuel some of my postings. I have 5 cats, who keep my life interesting. And I am also an amateur poet. Thanks for stopping by and checking out this Farmer-gal who is caught in town, for now.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Looking Back on a Sunday Evening

I was looking thru an old Xerox box of treasures today
and came across this photo of myself at age 11.
This was the first time I'd gone fishing, and it was at
St Mary's Lake, I think in Celina OH.
I caught a little Channel Catfish.
I worked for a while with the US Forest Service,
and we did field surveys for wildlife habitat to save
when they were going to do timber cutting.
This is one sign we came across when doing some
field surveys. Don't know if you can make out the sign,
but it says, "Don't Even Think of Walking on This Property"
This is another photo taken of an actual place in SE KY
when we were doing wildlife field surveys for the
US Forest Service. I like this photo, it makes me laugh.
And how can I not include a photo of my favorite place
in the world to date - Rushville IL, where my ex-husband's
family had a farm. Steve's Dad has passed away, and now a cousin
is running the farm, and his Mom is living in town.
I thought this place was heaven when I first visited it.
And this was the place I was first exposed to working with hogs.
And I was hooked on farm-life. 
Today I had to share these photos, they bring back some good
memories. And I finally figured out how to scan in photos
using my printer, and was surprised at how well they scanned.
I hope you enjoyed walking down memory lane with me.
I've been in touch with Steve, and he is going to try and
get some photos to me of his Mom and Dad, and more
photos of their farm that I can share with you all.
Thanks for looking at these with me this evening.
Take care, All - from KY.


Dog Trot Farm said...

Sounds like you have a very interesting job. Looking forward to more farm photos and did that little eleven year old girl take her fish of her hook? Have a great day.

Kathy in KY said...

Julie - I probably didn't take the fish off myself! And I probably didn't even bait the hook, although I was very much a tom-boy - so who knows, I can't remember. But since catfish sometimes have those spines, I'm sure my friend's Dad took it off for me, and I think we threw it back - it was so small! LOL The Forest Service job was interesting, but I am/was more into farming than wildlife mgt, even though that is what my degree is in.

Laura Jeanne said...

Hello, Kathy--I found your blog through your comment today at Rural Revivial, and I have to say I really enjoy your blog. I am just like you--stuck in the city for now, and trying to live vicariously through all the country bloggers I follow! So I can definitely relate.

I like the song lyrics and poetry you post too--I am of a literary bent as well and I also like to post quotes and poems on my blog.

So I'll be following you from now on! Nice to meet you. :)