Thursday, October 8, 2015

to be or not to be

I think Sara likes to think she is a person.   She loves to sit with me and play.  She is so funny sometimes.   I get up in the morning and take her outside, when she comes back in she makes a beeline for my chair and lap.   She defiantly has a big personality in a little dog's body.

Hope you had a great day.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Here is the next project that I have been weaving.  It is going to be scarves.  I am going to do some in blues next.  I am going to do my first craft fair on the 24th of this month.  I don't have a lot to take but hopefully putting out my business cards and letting people know that I do custom work, will get me some business.

Not a lot going on, trying to get ready for the winter months.  We did some outside cleaning up and have been working on getting the word chopped and stacked.   I am working on getting my corral up to shape so that I can ride Sirocco in it for the first few days that I get him back from the trainers.

I am trying to get weaving done in between getting ready for winter and just doing the day to day things on the farm and household chores to boot.

Hope you are having a great week.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


The rain has stopped temporarily, and the cooler weather has moved in.  It now feels like fall.  The horses even noticed and enjoyed the cooler temps.  I saw them from the window raising cane. I went to get the camera.  I didn't make it out before they were done.  I did get Scout looking at me as if to say, "ha, ha, you didn't catch us in the act!"

I have been in a pretty weird mood for the last week, so, I haven't felt like really blogging at all.  I took some of my plants out earlier in the season and the other day I decided to take the rest out while it was raining and wash some of the dust and other things that collect on them.  I will spray them with some stuff to get rid of any bugs that they may have.  I have that horrible scale bug all over some of my plants and that makes one heck of a mess.   I can wash some of my plants off by hand but, I have a couple of Jade plants, I would be washing them for ever!  So, I took them outside to wash them off.  They say that it won't work with rain water but I am going to give it a try.  With the slightly chillier weather, I am hoping that will take care of it.  Scale leaves a sticky residue all over the plant and any surface it is on, the floor, counters etc.  I had to wash the whole area that my plants usually are at.

I have been weaving the scarves that I have had on my little loom.  I had stopped weaving for a while then realized that a very nice blogger friend wanted a scarf and that I better get my behind in high gear and get it done!

Today is my shopping day, and I will probably get my hair done also.  The grey is showing through. :=(  Then back to weaving and tomorrow is the day I get ready for the hubby to come home for the weekend.  Change sheets on the bed, pick up the house (so, it can get messed up), cook a meal that will satisfy a hungry man, and so forth.

Hope you have a wonderful day.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Are you ready?

This time of year is fast approaching.   Doesn't it always seem like that it creeps up on you faster every year?  I always tell myself that we are going to be ready this year, and what happens; next thing you know it is fall and you still have wood to chop and stack, yards to get cleaned, get snow blower ready, get equipment oiled and greased up and put away for next year, manure hauled and yards ready for the snow to pile up, summer stuff put away, make sure freezers and canning cupboards are full and ready for those long winter months!  HELP!

This weekend will be the chop wood and stack the rest of it.  We should be able to finish the wood this weekend.  (in time to order another load, just in case)  Then that will be just one of many things done and ready for the winter.

Hope you have a great day!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Horse time, FINALLY

I  am finally riding Sirocco, I am going to the trainers twice a week and more if possible.  I was very nervous and tight when I first started riding.  I finally calmed down and started thinking about my riding.  Not to look down, but where I wanted to go, trying to keep my butt from bouncing all over the saddle and so forth.  Tonight is another night I go to ride and I hope the ride is much better.  I got a few wonderful pointers from one of my favorite blogger.   I am going to really try to put that advice to work.

I am thinking about redoing the footing in my corral and hope the hubby will help me.  I think we will have to get the wood done first (with my help) then maybe I can talk him into it.  I will find out how much sand is going to cost me first.

Today is a day of cleaning chicken houses, or at least the nest boxes.  Then work on trying to find the workbench so the hubby can see it again.  BEFORE you ask, yes, he actually wants me to mess up his mess ;=) , then it is off to get groceries and then a massage, and finally going to ride Sirocco.  Boy, I am tired just thinking about it!

Have a great day.

Monday, September 21, 2015

A day of pressing

We bought this out of a gentleman's barn and brought it home.  It needed to have the feet replaced and then, the whole thing needed to be washed.  The family ( husband, son and nephew)  worked on it yesterday and then went and picked apples to give it a try.  They got 7 gallons of cider from the apples.  We started with three, grain bags of apples.  First you grind the apples then you press them.

It is the hard way, but for us simple folk, we like to do things the old fashion way!

Saturday we put up 12 pints of grape jelly (after the canner sprung a leak then, had to go buy a new one) and then, I froze some sweet peppers, broccoli and cauliflower.  I put up some more horse fence yesterday.  That pretty much took care of our weekend.  We also drove the motor home over to our mechanic so, he could go over it and have it inspected for us.  Hopefully within a week we will be able to at least take it on one camping trip for a weekend.  We shall see.

Hope you have a great day.

Saturday, September 19, 2015


LOOK!  I have a workbench in my kitchen.  I should've thought of this years ago. (NOT)

Today is a much better day than yesterday.  Most of the time my house really doesn't bother me much.  I think if I was still having the dreaded PMS thing, that would of been my excuse ;=)  I have lived with it for over 20 years.   So, thank you for sympathies!  I feel much better.

Today is going to be filled with putting up more horse fence so they can have some green grass, and putting up some grape jelly, freezing just a few veggies.  Hope you all have a wonderful day.