How wonderful TRV is…

Justa Thinking Today…

Made it down to the Tiny Russian Village safe and sound…

In a few days I will post some images. The village is in mourning right now. The last full time occupant from the very old days has died. She was 92 years old and thus the village is quiet right now with her passing. I respect such times and will not run around and gather images of all the strangers and such…

I hope to see 92 years myself. Doubtful, but I can hope. It was just a few years ago that she still put in a huge potatoes garden and dug up all those potatoes planted, by herself. Image at 90 years old living by yourself and still be able to keep chickens, goats and grow all your and the families food. By yourself!

She was born in this Tiny Russian Village and lived here all her life. Worked the communal farm and then she worked at the school for the deaf and blind located here…

But….TRV is at the edge of winter. we have this week to get winterized and we will see next week roll in at freezing temperatures. That means all plants have to be covered, such as roses and water barrels out away. Winter does not wait for any fools in Russia…

Maybe I will see 90 and still be able to plant the garden?

WtR

I still find that broom making is interesting, it is Russian.

Knowing how to get by and make things in life is part of survival of that life…

The most common broom you will find just about anywhere in Russia is a broom made from tree limbs. Brush type trees growing wild are the best. I watch as they cut limbs from stumps, trying to growing after the tree is cut down. They have certain trees they use that seem to make the best brooms…

It is the Russian way and they all have factory made brooms. They just do not like to use them…

I remember years ago an American man griping to me about his new Russian/Ukraine wife. He bought her tons of special newfangled cleaning stuff and she refused to use anything but what she was use to and made herself, she even cleaned the floor on her knees….it broke them up as a couple. Sad really, she new the best way to do things and did it…

It is interesting to see how many times they use one handle from a factory made broom and keep that broom handle in use for many years. It also cleans up scrub branches and puts them to use. Instead of tossing them into the dumpsters…

This is and that is Russia…and that is why when the %$#* hits the fan. They will survive and meany will not…

WtR