Painting the farm white

     Now that fall is in the air I’m starting to feel a bit panicky about getting the things on my to-do list done before the snow flies. I got quite a bit accomplished this weekend, but much of it was maintenance — cleaning the house, mowing the lawn and picking the vegies in the garden.

   However, I also found time to paint the horse’s corral fence which was on the list. I didn’t plan to do it on a Sunday afternoon, but at about 4 p.m. I was outside and it was such a beautiful day I thought I would paint a board or two. One thing led to another and two hours later I had a sparkling white fence. Now if the horses would stop chewing it, it would look like a scene from a Kentucky photo. As it, the view of the fence gives kind of the ripple effect.

    After I finished the fence, I still had paint — and energy — left so my daughter Ellen and I painted the arms of the water pump and the wooden frame that covers the well.

    Because I’m a messy painter I also got a good deal of white on myself. Fortunately, I used water-based paint so after a good scrubbing with soap and water my arms and hands were once again visible. Except for a few flecks of white under my fingernails and on my watch band, I’m pretty paint-free.

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