I am so glad that you stopped by today. I have been waiting for you on the front porch with a large glass of iced tea ready to show you around Duke Manor. Sweet or unsweetened?
Ahhh Iced Tea......It's pretty much the southern staple around here, along with some bug spray, particularly in the country where I live with my family, 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 fish, pony, donkey and horses. And those are just the animals that I feed each day. Of course we have our share of snakes, rabbits, cows, chickens and deer. Those were the "extras" when we moved here 10 years ago and built our home.
Our farm also sits on a lake...I like to think of this swing as the time out chair...for me!
And this is Daisy Mae, my Pony Mule. She's like a sweet little dog, and instead of barking you will be greeted with her sweet high pitched donkey sounds every time you come to visit.
Around Duke Manor there is never a shortage of conversation on the front porch or in the backyard spaces. With my summer song of Sweet Home Alabama playing in the background or the sounds of trickling water from our backyard pond, we can sit here for hours just chatting it up with friends, family or neighbors.
Since most of my time is being spent outdoors this summer, I have been slowly working on finishing up some projects in the house...well a lot of projects. So, excuse the mess and the just "peeks" into some of these spaces that are not totally finished. Some of these pictures are "never seen before today" and just for you.
Dining Room. I know I probably shouldn't have showed you that, but that is exactly what you would see if you were standing in this room right now. Half painted walls and ceiling. Well that's not entirely true.... I have since taken down the light and painted it too.
Rooms that I can walk into without having major anxiety ....
It just occurred to me that I think I may need to change my summer song from Sweet Home Alabama to the theme song from Greenacres...... since there is no where in the world I would rather be. It's a lot like my life. We would have to trade a pig named Arnold Ziffel though for a donkey named Daisy Mae!
Be sure to hop on over to these other amazing homes on the tour today.
Atta Girl Says ~ The Happier Homemaker ~ Rain on a Tin Roof ~ Better With Age
I sure do hope that you enjoyed the visit today and as we say in the South....
Ya'll come back now, you hear!
PS- To see more of my home click here
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