Tuesday, October 28, 2008
This has been my view for the last 3 days and will be for the next week. Don't you love it?
I'll try to keep updating as best I can.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
While technically not a farm wife, I grew up on farm, still go home to the farm, and can definitely relate to these....and doesn't it make you realize that moms are super moms?
You call the implement dealer and he recognizes your voice.
The vet's number is on the speed dial of your phone.
Your second vehicle is still a pickup.
Your husband has ever used field equipment to maintain your lawn.
A night out involves the local 4-H club.
You've ever washed the kids or the dishes with a pressure washer.
Picking rock is considered a chance to get out of the house.
Taking lunch to the field is as close as you get to a picnic.
You can mend a pair of pants and the fence that ripped them.
The shopping list in your purse includes the sizes of filters, tires, overalls, chains, belts, lights, cables, spark plugs or shotgun shells.
The directions to your house include the words miles, silos, last, or gravel road.
Lacey or Frilly is a farm animal, but not your nightgown.
Your farm equipment has the latest global positioning technology and you still can't find your husband.
Quality time with your hubby means you'll have a flashlight in one hand and a wrench in the other.
Sharing a cab has nothing to do with a taxi and everything to do with getting across the field.
No one leaves your house without eating something.
You're equally adept at helping with your children's math homework or the complicated spreadsheets that detail every item bought, sold or misplaced on the farm for the past 10 years.
You can deliver a calf, drive a combine, cook dinner for a half-dozen hired hands, and still make time to pick the kids up from soccer practice.
You're equally at home at a PTA meeting or in session with a commodity association committee.
Your name is taped to the side of all your cakepans.
The "fresh ingredients" your recipe calls for reminds you to do the chores.
You have lots of machinery and each piece is worth more than your house.
Grass stains are the least of your laundry problems.
Your refrigerator contains LA-200.
Your wedding was planned for the end of November so as not to interfere with calving, lambing, seeding, summerfallowing, haying, harvest, or hunting season.
You automatically fall silent when the weather comes on.
You buy toilet paper 128 rolls at a time.
You can make a meal that can be ready in six minutes and will still be ready in two hours.
Your job in town is considered a farm subsidy.
Your son beat up another kid on the school bus arguing over the color of tractors.
You laughed at every one of the items on this list.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
We have the classic starter house - we bought our little ranch house with the intent to fix it up over a couple of years, sell it, and move on to bigger and better things. As with most remodel projects, you find out when you tear into things that it's not always a simple rebuild. That's quite the understatement with our house. Everything ends up taking 10 times longer than expected, but the results are definitely worth it.
Just a little bit left to do on the one gable end of the house - a little bit of siding, fascia, and soffit. Oh...and a lot of landscaping.
The little red house we started with...
Off with the old siding and on with new windows....
It's all starting to come together...
Friday, October 17, 2008
The odd thing about this town - I could have swore gas was priced at $2.69 when I went through in the morning. But, by the time I came back through, it had went back up.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Dad started beans over the weekend. We're not heading north to help harvest for almost three weeks, so I guess he's going to have to make do with the help he has -- like this little girl.
I'm sure he's glad for the company, and she's sure a cutie-pie to look at, but she's got a ways to go before she can reach the pedals. And we know that this little tractor isn't going to haul that much grain.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I've only just started but here are two pages I worked on while watching the vice presidential debate. Don't worry, I can multi-task. I learned a lot Thursday night, now I only need to read the fact checker to see what was true.
But back to my new favorite thing to do --
This is a screen saver for my computer. I love that I found templates for each month.
And here's Madison. She just had some photos taken, what better way to show them off?
Friday, October 3, 2008
First recipes on the list to try:
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
White Bean Chicken Chili
Pumpkin Spice Kiss Chocolate Brownie
The list could go on and on........and probably will. If you try any of the recipes, let me know how they turn out!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
This campaign focuses on creating awareness about breast cancer. Per the Go Pink For October website:
Web sites will Go Pink during the month of October to bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, get people talking about breast cancer, and raise money for research. But to be clear, raising money isn’t the primary purpose of this web event. The hope is that you turn your site pink (in whatever way works for your site), educate yourself about the multiple issues related to Breast Cancer, then take that knowledge and tell someone else what you’ve learned.
So I challenge you to turn your website pink for the month of October and create awareness about breast cancer.