Friday, August 23, 2019


..... the  newest members of Coopville:


Sir Benjamin (Bengi) !!!!

Coopville is alive with critters again! (and lots and lots of chicken poop!)

Just want to say "Thank you!" to all of our dear, dear readers for your continued support through our most difficult time. We have no works to express our sincerest gratitude to you all.

Life is very, very hard sometimes, but it does thankfully, always go on.....

See 'ya every Monday, Wednesday and Friday!


Sunday, March 31, 2019

Dear Readers

My Charlie is gone.

He was killed a short time ago protecting the girls when a hawk or a falcon flew right into the pen.

I'm stopping the blog for the time being. There is just way too much heartache in my life right now.

I just want all of  you to know that I appreciate each and every one of you that have followed us here in Coopville for the past six years. You kindness, wonderful comments and encouragement have been a blessing to us and there will never be enough words to express our gratitude.


Love to all, 

Hubby &

Friday, March 29, 2019

Friday Night Steam

Found this charming old video:

The description of the video:

Published on Jul 1, 2015
"The Story of Trains" presents the story of America's railroads as they appeared in the 1940s. This patriotic movie shows steam and diesel locomotives, as well as electric railroads and mining trains, to present the history of American railroading. It's full of fantastic images of railroad depots including Union Station in Los Angeles (at the 6:34 mark), turntables carrying massive freight locomotives, one of Southern Pacific's G-4 Locomotives 4443 pulling the Pacific Daylight, harbor activities (18 minute mark) and much more. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit
We would take to train to visit my Grandparents in New Hampshire
 and my
 Aunt & Uncle in Florida.
Such wonderful times and wonderful memories!
These are the trains I remember - how about you? 


Today's funny :o)

A fifteen year-old boy came home with a Porsche and his parents began to
scream, "Where did you get that car???!!!"  He calmly told them, "I bought
it today."

"With what money?" demanded his parents. "We know what a Porsche costs."

"Well," said the boy, "this one cost me fifteen dollars."

So the parents began to yell even louder. "Who would sell a car like that for fifteen dollars?" they said.

"It was the lady up the street," said the boy."  I don't know her name--they just moved in. She saw me ride past on my bike and asked me if I wanted  to buy a Porsche for fifteen dollars."

"Oh No," moaned the mother, "she must be a child abuser. Who knows what she will do next? John, you go right up there and see what's going on."

So the boy's father walked up the street to the house where the lady lived and found her out in the yard calmly planting petunias! He introduced himself as the father of the boy to whom she had sold a Porsche for fifteen dollars and demanded to know why she did it.

"Well," she said, "this morning I got a phone call from my husband. I
thought he was on a business trip, but it seems he has run off to Hawaii with his secretary and doesn't intend to come back. He asked me to sell his new Porsche and send him the money.  So I did."


Lets go for a ride!

Join us on our travels yesterday!

The moon was still shinning when I let the gang out:

Frost on the garage roof - Yup - it's been cold!


Piles of wood:

A winding brook:

A big draft horse:

An old barn:

Pretty silos:

I would love to renovate this place:

Our local airport:

Coming in!

The runway:

Still waiting for this one to fall over:

Good fishing here:

Round bales:

Heading home:

Local geese:

More silos:

Yay - Coopville!

The gang scratching in the leaves:

'Hope you enjoyed the scenery!