Friday, October 2

Flea Market Saturday: TGIF Edition

This summer, Rechelle of My Sister's Farmhouse & Garden found three bright orange pumpkins growing in the compost pile behind the farmhouse she and her Country Doctor husband built last year in rural northeast Kansas.

She threw those pumpkins back into the compost pile, but recently found another pumpkin vine in front of the house, only this time the pumpkins were white!

Rechelle's was to be the first blog in tomorrow's FMS, but the above photo is a clue why I couldn't wait one more day to point you to it!

(See the rest of Rechelle's great pumpkin photos.)

I haven't yet had the "pleasure" of building a house in the country, but Rechelle's Construction Diary echoes the experiences, good and bad, of friends and relatives who have. (Click each title for the full post.)

If the trials and tribulations of getting a custom-built home built aren't your cup of tea, perhaps you'll enjoy Rechelle's photo tours of beautiful old homes in Atchison KS and Kansas City MO.

Another fabulous photo by Rechelle.
There are dragons on the roof of this Atchison, KS home!

More beautiful old homes in Atchison

~ Mary Carol Garrity's House in Atchison KS

~ Historic Janssen Place, Hyde Park, Kansas City MO

[Also see the KC Tribune's article about Janssen Place]

I discovered Rechelle via her other blog, My Sister's Farmhouse Library. When I googled Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, There's a New Miss Marple In Town caught my eye, and here we are.

Later I learned, like me, Rechelle was deeply moved by Frank McCourt's book Angela's Ashes. Read her post on his passing in July.

We have (at least) one other thing in common: Mary Ann Shaffer and niece Annie Burrows' book, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

While my post with video and recipe for the fictional pie is confined to TGLAPPPS, Rechelle's includes her childhood favorite, Jean Webster's Daddy Long Legs.

The My Sister's Farmhouse blogs have something for everyone, so you might want to pack a lunch before clicking the above links!

Happy TGIF! Have a fabulous weekend!

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Lemondrop Marie said...

What a fabulous post! I love pumpkins of every color. How lucky she is. And the dragons on the roof are utterly inspirational. Happy Friday.

willow said...

Oh. My. Gosh. When we were newly married, we lived in an apartment building just on the other side of Janssen Place! We often took Sunday evening walks down this magical street.

Just this past May, we were in Kansas City and drove our daughter down Janssen place to show her where we used to walk and dream.

JamaGenie said...

Willow - I've always thought that part of KCMO was "magical" too! Hope your daughter thinks so too.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Amazing about the pumkins. Thanks for the Links.

re comment isn't that fab that she helped to save the old trains (thank goodness)