Saturday, August 25, 2007

Breakfast on the Farm



At 7am we were awakened by a wonderful sound.....thunder and large raindrops hitting the windows! After several weeks of triple digit temperatures and no rain, our grass and hayfields were brown and crisp. A thunderstorm was exactly what we needed to brighten the landscape and our spirits!

We headed to the porch with coffee cups in hand and sat quietly, enjoying the sound of raindrops, first pounding and then settling down to a steady tap-tap-tap, on our metal roof. Shadow the Cat was the first to join us there, ready for his morning petting and purring session. It wasn't long until one by one our houseguests arrived on the front porch to enjoy the cool, breezy morning rain with us. Later, after the shower ended, my husband's sister and brother-in-law rode down on their 4-wheeler to enjoy a cup of coffee on our front porch.

Somewhere along the way breakfast was mentioned and before long my husband and I were in the kitchen preparing a hearty farm breakfast for everyone. Crispy bacon was fried along with slices of country ham, and bread was buttered and toasted in the oven. My husband prepared his "world's best" homemade hashbrowns and fried country eggs to order for everyone. Homemade peach and blackberry preserves were set on the table and another pot of coffee was made ready for our breakfast guests.

Days like this are what weekends are meant for.....spending time with family and friends and counting all our blessings.

10 comments:

Meadow Street said...

I have always wanted to live on a farm!

Sharon said...

Yum, sounds so good. I could smell it all the way from here. I'll just have to settle for some fresh coffee instead.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

You brought back memories for me...of sitting on the front porch during a summer rain, the huge family breakfasts...sigh.
Thank-you for sharing...

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

What a wonderful morning that must have been! The rain, the porch, the coffee, the breakfast, & family! It doesn't get any better than that - the food sounds SO good! Thanks for visiting me & for the Tea Party invite!
Enjoy your day!
Kathy

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Hi Debbie - Your breakfast with family looks great! It's such a nice thing to do too! Also, thanks for visiting my blog!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Oh My Goodness! My mouth is watering. Yum Meeeeeee!

Roxie said...

Debbie, sounds like my kind of breakfast. Your weekend sounds like the weekends we used to have growing up in South Dakota. Thanks for stopping by my blog, it was so nice to hear from you.

My Pink Boutique said...

What a wonderful morning you all shared...sounds so delightful! Wonderful memories must have been made that day.

:)
Kimberly

Cathy said...

Debbie, thank you for your kinds words about my Pink Fairy Cottage. I hope you can get your hands on a copy and enjoy the whole issue. xoxo

Cathy - Treasured Heirlooms

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh I love this post! It sounds like such a wonderful cozy morning with family, the way it is meant to be!!

Amy

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