Thursday, May 21, 2015


Not only has the son graduated from this college, so did our daughter, then it was I and finally the son.  The hubby is the only one who did not. (don't feel bad for him, he is already living his dream job!)  Hopefully the kids will be living theirs sooner rather than later!  Mine, well, I am doing something that I enjoy very much and hopefully someday will be able to make money doing it.

  It will be nice to have the hubby home for more than just a couple of days. We were going to dig the new hole for the pond but decided that we have a little more research to do first.  We want to put in a bigger one that doesn't leak and looks nice.  We have been watching videos to get ideas.  Looks like a lot more work than first anticipated.    We bought a couple of kayaks so we are hoping to take those out also.  Plus we are having our favorite Aunt and Uncle over for dinner.  

Hope you have a great weekend!  

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


This picture sure doesn't do this scarf justice, it is not as green as the picture makes it out to be.  I took it in lighting that wasn't so light!  I am doing scarves on my little loom, while I am down in Washington DC with the hubby.   So, while he is working, I will be to.  Plus, no interruptions.  I might actually get some done before we head back home.

This weekend is going to be full of getting our backyard pond dug and ready for some new fish.  Hopefully before the weekend is over we can have a great start and maybe even be close to having it finished.

Hope you have a great week.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


Sara is getting bigger.  She is a joy, she keeps everyone on their toes!  Even the older dogs.

Getting ready to put the garden plants in today, the vet comes today also, and gives the horses their shots and check them all out for their teeth.  We may even get to the garden pond today and start on that.  We need to get the materials first.  Today is pretty well going to be busy day.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Things a bloomin

I think we went from early spring to summer back to spring in just one week.   We had a slight frost this morning, nothing detrimental.  The spring flowers look pretty nice after the long winter we had.  

I am sitting at the desk trying to have my coffee and post on this blog, along with trying to keep the puppy entertained, so that she doesn't bark.  Now that is a way to start the morning.  The only problem is, that my coffee gets cold pretty fast when I am otherwise occupied.  I HATE cold coffee.  

Not much has been going on.  We have planted the onions and radishes.  This weekend we will be planting the bulk of the garden and hope that the real colder weather is gone for the season.  We are supposed to get down in the 30's tonight but then back to the 50's and hopefully no 30's in sight after tonight.  Feels pretty chilly when you go from  high 80's for a few days and then down to 60's in one day!

We have lots of spring cleanup to do.  The son has been mowing and weed eating the last couple of days and doing a great job.  I am hoping that the hubby and I can get started on the reconstruction of the garden pond area this weekend.  I have all the rocks out of the area and now we have to put new paper down and then figure out what to use as a base to keep the weeds out.  We are moving the pond over a little and making it bigger.  Then we are putting more blue stone down and putting up a gazebo, (a tent one, not a wood one).   I am excited about it. Lots to do, along with getting next seasons wood chopped and cut, garden planted, clean up around the yard and farm yard.  Never ending!

The son graduates from college this weekend.  He has applied to two other colleges.  Has a job all lined up for the summer already, also!  I sure will miss him when he is gone.  I guess we don't have to worry about that for a while.  The daughter is going to be 25 and she is still with us.  She does pay for her way though.  Now days it is just to expensive to pay for college and cars and insurance and still try to pay for a place over your head.  We don't mind as long as she helps around the farm and the house.

Hope you have a great day.

Thursday, April 30, 2015


This is an older picture, being as I am down in DC with no way to really get any new pictures taken.  It sure depicts nice sunny weather, and birds enjoying that sun.

I have been waiting for this weather for quite a while.  When I was home in Illinois, we had 80 degree weather one day and most of the time it was in the lower 70,s and high 60's.  Hard to believe that May is almost upon us.  I really don't want to rush spring away, too quickly.  Of course, spring means lots of clean up and mud season.   I am actually looking forward to being able to spend a lot more time outside, even if it means I will be cleaning.

I might be losing my best helper this summer, the son is thinking of going to work with his dad.  Which means he will be gone during the week, also.  I get to do the mowing, raking, all the chores, planting the garden. (oh joy!)  It has been a while since I have had to do field work.  I don't know if I remember how. (hint, hint)

Have a great evening.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


I don't know who watches the show, American Pickers, but we do.  While we were in Illinois, in one of my home towns, we came upon this antique store.  We didn't even notice the store front until we came back out of the store.  As we walked in I noticed the owner right away.  Frank Fritz, one of the stars of American Pickers.  I looked at the hubby and he looked at me and we both smiled and said yup, that is him.  We said hello and that we watch his show.  He really didn't comment to much and we decided that we really weren't too impressed with his personality.

I think that is the first time I really was even that close to a celebrity.   I really don't care if I get all that close to one again.  It really makes you realize that they are just like the rest of us.  Regular people and that they aren't all the much more special than we are.  They just get more publicity and usually have more money.

Hope you are having a great week.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Thank you and God bless

As most of you know, who follow facebook and my blog.  My father passed away on the 17th.  I have been away from home for two weeks and now I am down in Washington D.C. with the hubby.  I am trying to recuperate from the lack of sleep, stress and unhappiness.  I have this week and then it is back to the normalcy of farm life and weaving.  I am actually looking forward to it.  I miss my children very much and want to thank them for taking care of the farm while we have been away!

I love my sister and that is who I have been with for the last couple of weeks.  She is my best friend and I will miss her dearly.  I just wish we didn't have to live over 800 miles away.  I guess they say the heart grows fonder when you don't see each other everyday.  I even went to my mom's for coffee every morning I was home.  I will miss being with her and seeing her, (and her coffee that is weaker than mine and I don't need to use creamer with her coffee).

We did have fun even though we were going through some tough times.  I am just glad that we had each other to lean on.  Most of all I was glad to be able to see my dad before he went to heaven,  He will be missed.  

I want to say a very heart felt thank you for all that sent their prayers to me and I will be forever thankful for all the friends and family that I have.  My blogger and facebook friends are the greatest and I hope someday to meet you all.