Why Didn’t I Think of That?!

Hubby and I spent a few days visiting Hubby’s daughter who is in the Navy at Fort Gordon for Father’s Day (Fort Gordon is in Augusta, GA – totally across the county – the furthest point from our house to the East Coast possible…).

I spent a few days getting everything ready, so I could be gone for a few days…you know how that is.   Anyway, we just got back home last night, and I noticed a couple of new things!


This time, I had my very capable neighbor in charge of feeding.  Both the dogs were in doggy daycare, so she only had to feed/water the horses.  The fact that she hasn’t had horses in many years didn’t even play into my decision because Barbara is the type of woman that you just KNOW will make all the right decisions.  She’s an insanely smart, funny, beautiful girl with an adorable family.

I love her so much, I guilt her into coming over for coffee every week – just so that I can laugh till I cry and then let her go home to her farm/wedding venue/store/jam outlet/vacation dream house on her lovely acreage (Hartley Farms).

Of course, it would be a gal like this who accidentally fixes things I didn’t even know were broken – things that make me smack my forehead and ask myself, “Why didn’t I think of that?!”

Voila, a photo of her genius.  This may not look like much… but as you can see, she hung my buckets on the feed shed (which makes them much easier to wash and dry) and she moved the baling twine bucket over to the shed, where all of the baling twine lives.  I had been walking a few feet away to dump the twines because I put the bucket where my truck used to be parked (because it stored my hay before I had this shed).  Once the shed was erected, it never occurred to me to move the twine bucket.

Sigh.  (I’m smiling as I write this!)



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3 comments have been posted...

  1. Laurie

    Thank you for info and link Hartley Farms.
    I Love the site.
    I sure enjoyed reading the “ABOUT” section concerning the couple.
    It tells me so much about the passion of their work.
    Thank you.

  2. dawndi Post author

    Hi Jan:
    I have a few pieces of hers right now… What did you have in your mind – and pricepoint? I can send pics and prices of what I have in stock.

  3. Jan Edmunds

    Hi there. I haven’t been on in awhile. Glad you’re still around. Do you still have a link for that beautiful handmade jewelry from a woman in Poland, maybe? Can’t remember her name. I see below you have a website so I’ll look there. Thanks!

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