Friday, November 28, 2008

The day after Thanksgiving.

Are you still giving thanks. I am. We had a wonderful day yesterday full of family fun. Trips to aunts and uncles and grandparents houses. I think thanks giving should be everyday. My next task is to try to be thankful for something everyday.

Short and sweet today. I have to go pick up meat at the processors today.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I promise it's not a relapse

I know I missed a post yesterday. I am not going back to my old ways. I will still post 2 times a week. We have been over busy here. I thought about posting at 7:00 yesterday morning (because I post on Tuesday's and Thursday's). But our day had already been running at full speed at that time, and for about 2 hours prior. I really didn't forget you through out the day. I mean, the 2 people who read this blog were probably like "what the crap!!" But we truly didn't stop until about 2am. That's how crazy it's been. Oh but I did get a Mod Podge project done. (I really should post pictures of it.)

A few farm updates-
chickens-soon I hope. The "chicken tractor" is about done, but the Thanksgiving holiday is holding us back a little.
baby calf-doing good. She's made it through the young months healthy, lets see how she does after this first set of vaccines.
Pig-growing nicely, soon he should be in the freezer too.
Bulls-due to a futurity in a month (please let someone be interested in one at a handsome price.
Littlest Cowboy-riding in a winter series. Hopefully going to Kick BUTT!
Cowboy-still working, thank goodness
Me (aka me)-no job yet :(

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Today is crazy busy. I will update this post later today. I am watching Helpless's littlest girl, she's also Littlest Cowboy's Girlfriend. We have to run and pick up milk. Then go get my 88 yr old grandmother and take her for her hair appointment. It should be a fun day.

Oh and my Mountain Girl Friend has a blog now. Totally go check it out.

Kiss and stuff. Will be back later today.

So...Later that day. Have you ever read a book that had that line? Mostly 6th and 7th grade I think. Anywho...this morning Littlest's girl friend came over this morning. We jumped straight in the truck and went to the neighboring farm to get milk. Then we brought it home and went and picked up my grandmother. She had a hair appointment the same time my grandfather had a doctor's appointment. So the 4 of us went to the hair salon. It's always fun to take a 3 yr old and a 2 yr old to sit in a hair salon, and ask them to behave for 2 and a half hours.

Yep, that's how long it took for my grandma to "get her hair done/fixed" (that's a southern term). Fixed--as if it were broken or something.

But it was well worth the wait.

Isn't she great. And her hair dresser is wonderful too. So Littlest didn't take a nap today. So goodnight. We are all going to bed at 8 o'clock tonight.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


It's starting to look a lot like winter. As you probably remember (because I'm sure you read and follow my blog like a stalker) we have a bottle fed calf. Her name is Hope, because we hoped she lived. I keep her up in a run in shed at night because I want to keep her alive. We have several coyotes and stray dogs in the area, she'd be easy prey. I put her out on a line/chain during the day so she can graze. I don't want her out in the big pasture with the longhorns. Hopefully Littlest will show her next year at the fairs. Well this morning her water was frozen!! Hard and almost solid. I had to break it up for her to have water today. I will have to check it at lunch.

We are preparing for Thanksgiving here. Menus have been made cooking started. There will be 25 people attending Thanksgiving at my mom's house. It will be fun fun. I like having a lot of people at the holidays. It makes you thankful for family, and it makes you thankful for quiet as well.

** All pictures on this post are stock photos from

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Just another Manic....Thursday

Do you remember that song? Well I mean it's supposed to be Monday, but it's really Thursday today, so.... Just another manic Thursday. It's raining. So we are stuck inside today. I'm very happy for the rain. Lord knows we need it. I need to iron today since I really can't do anything much outside.

What's for dinner you ask? Well not really, that's what I'm asking. I think we are going to have...spaghetti. That way I can use the bead I made the other day (since I don't have any store bought garlic bread). Thanks for helping me meal plan.

Littlest told me today after I sneezed 3 times and didn't say "bless me" that if I didn't say "bless me that I would get sick". Did you know that? So if you are sick, according to Littlest, it's because you didn't say "bless me". So--get on that!!!

Oh yeah a pic.--

View from our front porch at dusk.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I love an easy recipe. This one can't get much easier.


1 large can kidney beans, drained
1 10oz can dark kidney beans, drained
1 lb ground meat (deer, beef, elk) cooked
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 10oz stewed tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
seasonings to taste-garlic, red pepper, salt, pepper, parsley, chili powder

Put all in crock pot, and cook all day.

Really it's easy peesy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I know it's Wednesday night. But tomorrow I'm going to be really busy and I'm afraid that I won't have time to post this.

I got a visit from someone in Canada. Isn't that cool? When you blog, you get to read all this statistical data. I have an average of 4 readers and someone jumped on my site from Canada. I am really excited.

Farm News

One of Husband's clients is moving to Oklahoma. She has about 13 laying hens. She's GIVING them to me. That's right. No money involved. I'm pretty excited about it. I've already designed my chicken coupe. I'm not sure husband will build it to my "specs" but if not, I'll just build it myself.

So that brings out total of food producing animals to 13 chicken (layers), 1 beef cow, 1 meat pig, and that's it I think. Can I count the fish in the pond??

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


It's Fall/Autumn beautiful? I think this is my favorite time of the year. The colors are so vibrant and striking. These pictures are from the farm, and the colors I'm getting to enjoy this week.

I got to spend time this weekend with my agri friends. They are both agriculture teachers. They are so much fun. We went shopping in Boone, NC at the outlet mall. They were having killer sales, so I got a few Christmas presents.

I also fixed my grocery list center. Husband will take the pens from my grocery list and not return them. So I've fixed it were he's not so inclined to walk off with my pens.

Not all that crafty. but hopefully effective.