Wednesday, November 26, 2014

put..put...put...put no its not a John Deere

International 3 horse power, hit and miss engine.

The first picture is an International 3 horse power, hit and miss engine. It was used on farms before tractors were invented.  This particular engine is from 1919.  The last picture is a grinder for wheat, oats or even corn. We will use the engine to run the grinder with a belt that goes from the engine to the grinder.  The engine runs on kerosene.   We love going to the fairs or even to what is called a Gas Up engine shows.  They have them all over around here.  So, we decided to get in on the act.  The hubby and son have been working on the engine, it wasn't running when they bought it.  We plan on participating in shows this next coming year.

Hope you have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The winner is............

Matt!  He went to what is called Midnight Madness (town wide business sales).  He won this out of 100 entrants.   He gave it to me tonight, instead of waiting until Christmas.  I already knew he won something, they called and I answered, he was gone.  It is 9.92k blue topaz, tennis bracelet.  Now all I have to do is wait for the opportunity to wear it.

Yesterday was spent in the hospital getting a cyst  taken out of the inside of my left ear.  It is called a cholesteatoma, it can be bad if it gets inside the middle ear.  I was lucky enough to catch it before it got too big and inside the middle ear.  I will have to keep an eye on it and make sure it does not grow back.  If it gets too big it can start to deteriorate the bones in the ear and even cause deafness and more severe problems. 

Today was spent getting things for Thanksgiving, finishing my towels and taking them off the loom and sending things out in the mail.  Tomorrow will be spent making pies and dessert for Thanksgiving.

Hope you are healthy and happy!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Winter in November

It defiantly looks like winter.  The horses waiting for their feed.  The sky looks pretty awesome, even with the flurries flying.    The NYS thruway is still closed, around 140 miles of it.  I am glad that we are not getting what western NY is getting.   I can't imagine getting over 6 feet of snow in less that three days.  I feel so bad for them.

Cleaned house today, then went out to the weave room.  I have the next set of towels just about done.  Then they will be on their way to my special blog friend.  I will post pictures soon.

Be happy and healthy.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


This, of course, is not a picture of winter.  I just thought that I would give most of us a long look at what we are leaving behind for a few months.   I don't know what is worse sometimes, the snow and ice or the rain and mud.  We all have our favorite seasons.   I usually hate contending with the snow, but for some reason, I am actually looking forward to seeing the snow.  I just wish it would of waited another month or so.  I am beginning to really appreciate every season we do have.  I believe that they all have their good points and their bad.   I think it comes down to that if you know how to live with all the seasons you are much better off.   I am just glad that we get all of them.  Not everyone gets to experience all the seasons.

Everything around here is pretty much changing.   We have actually gotten further this year in getting ready for the snowy season than previous years.  The guys have been working hard at getting the things put away.   Now if I can get the hubby to keep all the equipment out of the front yards next year,  I will be very happy.   Here I am already thinking of next year.

Hope you are happy and healthy!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Our day, again!

Yesterday was another mother, daughter adventure.  We are standing in front of the aquarium in Bass Pro Shops.  Bought a new winter coat and shirt, then bought the guys some stuff for Christmas.  We started out at Burlington Coat Factory, I bought a new pair of  dress boots.  I was proud of the daughter, she didn't ask mom for any money.  Then we headed to the casino to do some gambling, I lost money didn't win any.  I only lost a whole whopping 30 dollars.  Wasn't really in the mood to lose more than that.  Then headed home.   It was flurrying when we got there and by the time we left it was snowing pretty good.   We had a great day together!

Hope you had a great week.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thank you!

I have family and friends that served in the armed forces and I say thank you!