Our farm in far northeastern Mississippi

Vintage Lawn Chair

Last week I ran across an old lawn chair at a flea market for just $8. It looked pretty rough but I saw potential in it.

Before:

I sanded the chair with rough sandpaper. Then I wiped it down with a damp cloth to remove dust and dirt. And finally I spray painted it. It took almost two cans of spray paint. And here is the end result which only took about 30 minutes of my time:

Totals:

Chair $8

Spray Paint: $9

Sandpaper: about 50¢

I am quite happy with this little project. I have been working on raking the leaves out of one of my front lawn areas and I think this chair looks perfect sitting next to the white picket fence. Now I am going to be on the lookout for more chairs like this and a little table to sit by it also.

Nature’s Artwork

I was walking my dogs early on a recent morning and spotted this beautiful spider web by some azalea plants.

As you can see, I haven’t yet been able to get to that part of the yard to rake out the leaves. When autumn forces the trees to drop their leaves, I don’t rush out and rake up the leaves. I let the leaves protect the plants and small bushes throughout the winter. Then in spring, I do a big cleanup. Of course, by the time spring arrives, often a lot of the leaves have been blown away by winds throughout the winter.

I love to see a spiderweb like this covered with dew. In fact, if you look closely on mornings with a heavy dew, you can see some amazing artwork in nature.

Blue Eggs

Once again participating in Wordless Wednesday at Feeling Beachie

Dancing Rabbit Hill Farm

Our family farm was named by my father, Dwight McKee. We have lots of rabbits and he thought Dancing Rabbit would be a good name. And the main part of our property is on a hill so the name was worked out.

This family farm has been in my family for many years. It belonged to my grandparents and then my great-aunt before that. Much of the land was once cotton fields but during the early to mid part of the 1900’s it was allowed to grow back into woods. It has a main creek on the property as well as numerous springs.

I moved away from Mississippi when I was 14 and lived in Texas for many years. But in 2011 I was able to move back and live on the farm. We are building a house. And I plan to put in a huge garden in the next week or so. We have chickens, guineas, a peacock, dogs, and a donkey. For wildlife we have too many to count but there are ground hogs, fox, deer, mink, raccoon, opossum, and lots of birds.

I hope you enjoy this new section of my blog as I chronicle life on a farm in rural Mississippi.