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.
- ► 2009 (46)
- ► 2008 (121)