5/19/09

My World - Saturday night country style

Our Saturday night was definitely an event for my full quill Ostrich Cowboy boots to make an appearance, as we went rural.

Our friends Jack & Peggy hold this event every year for their square dancing clubs graduation. The Hubster and his band are always invited to provide the musical entertainment early in the evening, so we headed out to their Oklahoma Centennial Farm on a perfect evening.

They have a really beautiful home, with many standout features, including this original Red Barn. Later in the evening everyone heads upstairs in the barn and they give out their awards and square dance the night away. It is just magical inside and I will save those piccies for another week.

The farm is a couple of miles off road and surrounded by some stunning countryside in all directions. If it wasn't for the frequent snake episodes Peggy has, I'd love to live here.

The Hubster and his band "Oklahoma Wind', play old style traditional country music (Merle Haggard, Gene Watson, Hank Williams, George Jones, Johnny Cash etc.) and have been together many years, playing a few regular gigs each month. The Hubster is the lead guitarist and vocalist, he does a great job and always makes me proud.

So as the sausages sizzled on the grill and the guests carried in homemade gastronomic delights, other guests danced to the music in the sunset.

Last year the farmhouse nearly burned down, some of you may remember me relating the tale of how Peggy came to win the stunning 1980 Corvette in the picture above. Basically the garage which was feet from the homestead burned to the ground in the middle of the night, when their vehicle caught fire inside. In a lovely twist of fate, just two months later Peggy won the Corvette in a national prize draw!

If you look behind the old schoolhouse bell, you can see where the siding on the homestead melted from the heat of the fire. Apart from the garage, this was the worst of the damage which was a blessing, as their home is filled with many treasures.

Jack believes in supplying his guests with every comfort and although the ladies get the use of the inside facilities. the men get their own precious Outhouse!

This was the view from the upstairs window of the Barn, looking back towards the party. It was quite the idyllic rural scene, with this view, the sun slowly setting, the smell of the grill and the Hubsters singing floating up to me on the breeze.

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27 comments:

pamokc said...

***SIGH**** on those boots. Me would love a pair. ANd fun on the party, what a great evening. Did you get video of the hubster?

Lover of Life said...

Looks like a perfect night to me!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic photos! Love them! And what fun! Reminds me of a summer when I was young and in Texas and worked on a Dude Ranch for a summer. Did a whole bunch of dancin'! So glad you had such fun! Thanks for sharing it!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Sounds and looks like it a was a fun time.

Sally in WA said...

Looks like it was a fun time for everyone!

Kay said...

Woohoo! I could almost smell the sausages grilling. Looks like you all had a fabulous evening! Hubster really looks like a country and western star.

LadyFi said...

Brilliant photos! Just love the outhouse and red barn!

karen said...

wonderful! thanks for sharing a marvellous experience.. great pics, as ever! Looking forward to the next installment of pictures of this lovely place :)

SandyCarlson said...

That looks lie a wonderful time. Your photos make me hungry for hot dogs, music, and summer.

Jenn said...

Looked like a fun-filled country night for you. Love the place, especially the red barn. Oh and I love your boots too. Perfect for the evening indeed.

Babooshka said...

Makes a barbie in the backyard a little flat here. Those boots were made for dancin' and not round ya handbag. Looks like real country fun.

Sherri said...

Sounds like you had a really great time! I love the photo which you took through the barn window-it is awesome! I love when pictures are taken through architectural details!

erin said...

enjoyed your night in the country...looks like it was a lot of fun. my hubby would have enjoyed listening to your hubby's band.
have a wonderful week.

Arija said...

What a lovely tradition and get-together, Beautiful photos, lovely place and great description of events. I'm sure you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves.

TexasRed said...

Looks like a wonderful gathering!

Gaelyn said...

What a delightful party. So glad their home was saved from the fire. And what luck to win the Vet.

BTW, the fancy boots definately make you a redneck. LOL

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Nothing better than a hoedown, so much fun...
The pictures were fabulous, I wanted one of those sausages :)
It looks like you had a blast, just good clean country fun.....
Nawt like it.

Daryl said...

What a delightful evening .. did you do any doe-se-doe'ing?

Brittabella said...

Oh, I LOVE your boots!

Barb said...

Sarah - It looks like those boots were made for dancing! I love the picture from the upstairs window - could almost hear the Hubster singing.

Esther Garvi said...

I knew I wouldn't be the only one to say that I LOVE YOUR BOOTS! :-)

Jammmie said...

I so love this unfolding of the day's events. Ic an almost smell the sausages. Sounds very fun and relaxing.

What a twist of faith that she won a corvette months after that fire. Whoa.

Marites said...

love those boots! :) the place really looks very nice and the hosts very accommodating. glad to know you had a blast with the event :)

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Linda J. said...

Oh wow! Looks like a perfect Oklahoma evening.

The Antiques Diva™ said...

Brit Gal, if I'd been invited to this party every year I might not have ever left Oklahoma!! What a wonderful time!!! And I'm loving the new boots... did I ever tell you I buy a pair of cowboy boots every year at Christmas?? Last month I was in Paris meeting with a lady from Travel+Leisure and naturally I wored my good luck boots - the New Yorker said, "Europe on top, Oklahoma on toes!!"

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Looks like a great way to spend a Saturday evening to me.

Janet said...

Great photos, Sarah. And it sounds like a good time was had by all.

I do remember the corvette story - they deserve to drive around in luxury after all that mowing. :-)