Thursday, June 29, 2006


Life in Cleveland is a lot different than in Lawrenceville. Things move at a slower pace. People will go out of their way to help, and they know you by name and treat you like family.
The Lord has blessed us exceedingly with good neighbors. One neighbor took initiative, came over, and bush-hogged the rest of our grass for us. He and his family have come to our house several times to give us fresh eggs and home-made bread(mmmm!). Our other neighbors have also been very warm and friendly. They let us have horse manure for our garden, and their daughter even helped me load it in the truck(a very messy job I might add). They offered to let us use their tractor until we get our own.
Living here is a whole different ballgame. You don't 'run' to the store, you mosey down thar. Simple...very simple. These days that's a special way of life.

After the rain

Mixing Fertilizer

We mixed our own fertilizer this year. We desire to keep the garden as "chemical free" as possible, so we used organic materials (i.e. Seed meal, bone meal, lime, and gypsum).

    Yahoo! Snake #2!

    I hit this ugly brute with the mower, but it only wounded him. So I jumped off the tractor and severed his spine with my trusty blade.

    Friday, June 23, 2006

    The Broncs and the Mud

    This evening the Lingo and Lovett clans had a good time at the 17th Annual Mountain Top Rodeo in Dahlonega. The weather was absolutely bodacious! I must confess that bronc riding looks like fun to me. Steer wrestling looks fun too...and barrel racing...and calf roping. Anybody got a horse that needs breakin'? Bulls? Bring it on.

    Photos: A courtesy of the R-Ranch

    Thursday, June 22, 2006

    Shootin' Time

    This morning Tricia Ann, as usual, watered the garden. She has taken full responsibility of the garden and is doing a very good job managing things. I mowed grass just about all day. I'm about 3/4 of the way done...before I have to start again. Dad was busy working, and mom was busy with various and sundry household duties. We ate dinner with our grandparents. Afterward, 3 generations of Lingo men went outside to shoot airguns.

    Daddy Reloading

    Banjo Kazooie

    The Garden

    Lazy, Lazy, Lazy

    Sunday, June 18, 2006

    The Barn Swallow nest with the 5 hatched babies
    The Brothers with a Northern Water Snake

    They killed this one near their camp

    Wednesday, June 07, 2006

    Tricia Ann & "Grimly" taking a stroll

    Grandaddy and I enjoying a mid-day break

    "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
    Genesis 3:15

    The copperhead I found and shot whilst mowing

    The undermost side of the serpent
    Me an' the snake

    Tuesday, June 06, 2006

    FARM NAME???

    We are desperately trying to come up with a name for our farm.
    So far...nothing. Some of our family suggestions have been:

    • Roostershire
    • Rocky Top
    • The WWAD Ranch (What Would the Amish Do?)- dad's suggestion
    • Stouffer Farm (pronounced Stay-off-our Farm)
    • Cumberland Gap
    • The Trailer In the Shadow o' the Oak
    • Yonah Pastured Poultry?Ranch
    • The 'Parish B'
    • Lingo Humane Poultry and Beef Raising Facility of Southern North America, Inc.
    • Loch Lorien
    • Knee Deep in Fescue

    Seriously, does anybody have any suggestions?

    Maw-Maw and Tricia Ann with Uncle Pat's goats

    Tricia Ann & Grammie working in the flower beds

    Monday, June 05, 2006

    Gimli thought that I laid out my sleepin' bag just for him

    Tricia Ann and her plum jam...OH BOY!

    The finished flooring