Monday, April 30, 2012
Did I say much lighter?
We called it about minus 6 inches.
We would have liked about 12 more inches at least on top of what we had.
A colorful group going by.
I finally pulled over and did. On the day I finally did, the owner was out, and give me a little history of the place.
Before the highway was expanded over the last few years, the farm set further back from the main roads and had a gravel drive.
They no longer live in the house, having built a new one further back on the property, but they keep it well looked after.
Friday, April 27, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Now Martha's is never gonna get more than one star on any Michelin list, and you won't find any of her recipes on Rachael Ray's show, but if you are looking for real comfort food, you can't beat a place like Martha's
Shelbina is a small rural town, just northeast of the middle of Missouri.
The below picture is how the town looked in about 1924. It had a very busy main street, with several cross streets also packed with business's.
Unfortunately earlier this spring it suffered a fire. And although the front facade stood after the fire, it was deemed to unsafe to leave up.
It was a very sad loss for the town.
But at least someone in town saved a few of the stone pieces from the front of the building, and hopefully they will reuse them or place them in the towns museum.
Just a couple of years ago many of these business's were still active, but now the whole store front is closed down.
Spring was springing all over the place, just like Grandpa said, about a month early.
Party in the barn.
(I don't know what it is, but I just love this building!)