Wednesday, December 24, 2008


I will be posting Thursday to show off Littlest Gifts. They are great. I have been hard at work-at work.:)

So sorry, no picture.

But there will be some tomorrow.

Bye for now.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Thursday I woke up and said. "UH I need to blog!" I got ready for work. I said "UH I need to blog!" SO I got online and....I started looking for a Christmas present for Cowboy, and Littlest Cowboy. I got tied up in that, and I didn't post. Then the computers at work are so slow, I didn't post there. Then I came home and slept. (I'm fighting off a cold.) Anyways...Here's what I was going to say on Thursday.

You might ask, "Uh, is that a cowboy hat on the top of that tree?" And the answer would be yes, yes it is a cowboy hat on the top of the tree. You might even ask "Is that barbed wire and a cowboy's rope wrapped around the tree?" Again the answer would have to be yes, why yes it is. Nice uh? It's my attempt at being super crafty. Don't hate!! Here's another shot of it for ya!

One could also say. Hey farmgirl, where did you get such a wonderful looking tree? Why my back yard! Yeah, we totally cheaped it out this year and went and cut one off the back property! Also you could ask what are the wires for at the bottom? Yeah, um, that's to keep the tree up in the stand. See, the base is too small. Nice Uh? And you could say nice selection of Kraft Food's magazines. I know they are there. I need to put them in the kitchen. But then you would have seen the Successful farming magazines and that would just defeat the whole blog of "Poverty" Creek!

Now some Christmas Info...

X-mas. It's OK to use that term as a Christian. "Christ" was often written as "XP" or "Xt"; there are references in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as far back as AD 1021. This X and P arose as the uppercase forms of the Greek letters χ and ρ), used in ancient abbreviations for Χριστος (Greek for "Christ"), and are still widely seen in many Eastern Orthodox icons depicting Jesus Christ. (

However, I have been corrected several times by fellow Christians. Just to let all those that read this blog (5 of you) that X-mas is OK. I'm a Christian, and in no way am I taking Christ out of Christ-mas (X-mas).

PS--I just enlarged those shots. I'll be dusting next. Sorry. Man, I really just did that 2 weeks ago. Shocking I know!

PPS--I also am adding some kind of skirting to the tree. Hopefully it will help to hide those lovely cords from the TV/satellite. Sorry you had to see that.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

first day back at work was my first day back at work. I truly thought about all you out there in blog land today as I sat and ate lunch. I wanted to sign in and blog, but since that would be on the computer at work, I thought I probably shouldn't. So I'm blogging now. (Is it OK to turn the noun blog into a verb and say blogging?)

I got home today. Ate the dinner I had prepared and sat with Littlest and played for a while. He wanted to get out his new animal quilt he got as an early Christmas present. One of my mom's best friends made it for him, and he LOVES it. It has tons of different animals on it. One of the animals is a penguin. He proceeded to show me how a penguin walked. Displayed for you below.

Too Cute I know. Really it would be better if I could "turn" the video. But I didn't think about it at the time.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sad Day

It's a sad day at Poverty Creek Farm. My ship has sailed. I have found a new job. I'm no longer stay at home mom to the Littlest Cowboy. He'll be at his Mawmaw's (southern for grandma's) during the day when cowboy and I aren't at home. I've cried all day. I mean I'm really glad to have a job. It's not that we have a lot of toys to pay for. We don't even have a lot of cars to pay for. We have a small amount of personal debt. We have my school debt (which I'm not happy that I have, but I do, so whatever). And we have our farm that we still owe 5 years. So I'm going to go back to work. I'm going to try to earn money on the side. And beat that debt down. Really I've cried all day that I won't get to play with Littlest Cowboy all day anymore. It makes me want to homeschool him. I haven't voted against that, I will be debt free by then. Anyway. I'll leave you with a shot of Cowboy today. I know your mouth is watering!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Winter Cold

No I don't mean that it's cold outside. But really it is. I have a stupid old head cold. Sneezing like crazy. Nose running like a faucet. Eyes feel like they have sand in them. Oh and the bricks that are sitting on my head. It's all very nasty feeling.

Yeah. That's what I'm doing. Sorry, but we all do it sometime.

OK, So La Vida Mia I will post pictures of my unpainted chicken tractor Thursday. It hasn't gotten warm enough here to paint anything outside since we completed this project. And I am not going outside today to take the pictures. My wonderful Cowboy did my morning chores for me. He's so wonderful.

Well I'm off to disinfect areas of the house I have been today.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


So my little sister over at La Vida Mia is gripping because I haven't posted yet. Goodness. She's on the ball. But have you checked out her blog?? She hasn't posted in FOREVER!!! since Nov 17th. Yeah so there Red. Blah Blah Blah!!!

So today Littlest Cowboy and his girlfriend went with grandpa today to the doctor.

They were SO cute with him. Grandpa loves it when I bring the monsters over. We had to much fun today. We went to doctor's offices and then as a treat they go to McDonald's. They have an indoor play yard. Goodness they played and played.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


I wish I had something interesting to say. But um. No. Nothing interesting. No job offers, no job anything. Yeah!!! over here!!! I need a job!!!

I really wish I could afford to stay at home and make money from here. From the farm. But that won't be enough to cover our expenses until the farm is paid off. We've got about 5 more years.

More light and airy discussion- Dinner. Tonight we are having

(picture provided by Campbell's Kitchen)

Skillet Fiesta Chicken & Rice

From: Campbell's Kitchen
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Serves: 4


1 tbsp. vegetable oil
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts halves
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Tomato Soup (Regular, Healthy Request® or 25% Less Sodium)
1 1/3 cups water
1 tsp. chili powder
1 1/2 cups uncooked instant white rice
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Heat the oil in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 10 minutes or until it's well browned on both sides. Remove the chicken from the skillet.

Stir the soup, water and chili powder in the skillet and heat to a boil.

Stir in the rice. Place the chicken on the rice mixture. Sprinkle the chicken with additional chili powder and the cheese. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender. Stir the rice mixture before serving.

Tip: Try Mexican-blend shredded cheese instead of the Cheddar if you like.