Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday (a little late)

I just finished my Algebra homework and have been visiting everyone else's blog before I post. So, now it is way past my bed time and I am just now posting. So, I guess this won't be all that wordless after all!
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Another day on the farm

As you can see, it has been pretty foggy here in the mornings and the last few days it has been pretty warm. I know that those days are numbered though. They are calling for a high of 60 within the next couple of days. I can't believe that it is towards the end of September already!

I have to go and get the hubby and the son their hunting license in the next couple of days so they can have a chance to get a doe permit this year. The dead line for the that is October first, I better hop to it or the hubby will have my head on a silver platter!

School is going good, so far, on all of my homework I have A's and I have my first test tomorrow, so wish me luck!

Hope you all have a wonderful evening!
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Monday, September 26, 2011

HoneyBee ZY

Well, as you can see, we have our first crop of honey! The son and hubby worked on harvesting the honey yesterday! Now all I have to do is find a place to store it all and we will be in business but of course if he keeps giving it away I won't have to worry about finding a big place for it all!

It is sooo good! Having one bee hive left, I am surprised we harvested as much as we did. I don't think we really need to have more than that, but I have a feeling that now the hubby has gotten honey he will buy more bees!

You try cooking supper when you have a huge extractor sitting on your kitchen counter. A big pan of water being used as a steamer to melt down the honey sitting on the only cook stove you have. Then add three people in a small kitchen trying to get around each other to get things done. That was not a pretty sight! It sure was worth all the headache of having your kitchen taken over by a hubby that would prefer not to be in the kitchen when it comes to cooking time!

Hope you all have a wonderful evening!
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Shame on me.

Still no pictures, just narrating what I did today.  First of course, I had Algebra and that is the only class I have on Thursday and that went pretty good.  Then she allowed us extra credit if we went to an assembly about driving and texting, they had guest speakers from Texas where their daughter had been texting on the way to school and she rolled her truck and she unfortunately did not survive and no other cars involved thank goodness.  It was a very good assembly now if everyone in the assembly listened is another thing.  They told the people if they still want to text while driving to make sure they have life insurance.

Then went to take the computer to have our windows registered because when they fixed it the last time we got a notice that our windows was not genuine!  While that was going on I went all over town looking for a nice dress to wear to the hubbies company dinner at the country club and do you think I could find a store that has anything remotely suitable and that would fit me, NOOOOOOO.  I gave up about an hour into the looking.

Then went to get the grocery shopping done and at least that wonderful chore is done for the week!!  Now it is around 6 by the time I get home and get things put away. 

Glad I didn't have any homework for today!  Have a wonderful evening!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


No pictures today, but just to do a post, I will tell you what my day consisted of.  First, I had NO SCHOOL!  Tuesday's are my day of no school and Thursday's I have only one class!  The rest of the week I have full days.  I am finally getting to see the end of the tunnel as far as algebra goes.  Things seem to be getting a little more easier. 

I did house work that I haven't done in the last couple of days then I actually got out to the barn and started the next projects out on the looms.   I have four orders to be filled before Christmas and that is a lot of work but fun!  I  have five sets of towels to get done then my best friend has asked me to do her a table runner!   I am actually excited to have this work.  I am even making towels for my Dentist!  I will have to post my newest loom after I have my projects up and going.

That has pretty well taken up my day for today.  I hope you all had a good day.

Monday, September 19, 2011

What Weekend?!!

It was a pretty busy weekend. I did our sweet corn, then it was off to can tomatoes. Then I spent more time on Algebra homework! I ask you"When will I ever use it again?" ! Out of all classes that is the one that is giving me a headache, 24/7! I think it took me over 2 hours to do a total of 17 questions! I will be totally glad when the end of 15 weeks get here and lets just hope I make it that long! That is when my first semester is done and off to a whole new set of courses!

I have wanted to go riding for the last week and I still have not found the energy or the time to take to be  with the horses! I think Annie and Sirocco think I forgotten about them! You will have to forgive me for the sparse posts. It will and is taking me sometime to get back into the school work mode again. It is not like I have been out of  school for the last thirty years! Sorry to keep harping on the school thing but I have to tell you that is the thing that is taking up most of my time. It will be worth it but just so you know I have not forgotten you all! I still take time to visit your blogs even if I don't take the time to comment!

I put up 27 quarts of tomatoes and 16 quarts of corn. Thanks to the lovely son, I did not have to do the picking all I had to do is the canning! The hubby mowed down the rest of our hay field, and it unfortunately is not going to make very good hay so we are leaving it lay for this year. I wish I would of thought of it sooner, I would of seen if anyone would of wanted free hay down in Texas, all they would of had to do is come get it. We have way to much hay for our facilities so a lot of it we end up leaving out in the field or putting it on hay wagons and letting it sit and feeding the livestock off of the wagons.

Hope you all have a good evening.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011


Yes, yellow flowers that we saw when we went to the state park back home.

Rain again! Hopefully this time it knows when to quit and we don't have to worry about more flooding. Two of the roads that we travel on all the time around these parts have been closed because of flood damage and no opening in sight! Have had to go back roads up and over the mountains to get to school, which is OK for this time of year but when snow flies it will not be fun.

I guess that is an inconvenience I can handle! I would rather go out of my way than worry about trying to get a place to live in after the last one was taken from high powered water!

Hope you all have a great day!
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Picture Perfect

I could not believe how these pictures turned out. I was trying to show how bad some of the flooding was even after six days. Where you see water was a field before all the rain and the flooding.

We were coming back from getting feed for the horses and I was snapping pictures as we were going by. When I down loaded them onto the computer, I was amazed at how they looked! Personally I thought they came out spectacular!

By now you all know that I am going to school and one of my classes that I have to take is introduction in writing (because when I took the placement test my writing score was not good.) It is a class that is not even one of the ones that I have to have to get my degree. So, this last part is for my very lovable mother-in-law.  Mom, I don't mind if you pick apart my writing as it will help me. (I hope) So, start picking!

Everyone else have a wonderful day.
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Monday, September 12, 2011

Have a seat!

Posted by PicasaHow do you like the new seating area for the pond?  It is just plain Jane but I like it.  Not bad for a quick put together object!   We don't need pretty when it will be sitting out in the weather all year long!  The hubby has some minor adjustments to make if he does another one, like the seat being just a tad larger!  Hope you had a great day.  (yes, my butt is just a little larger than some around here ;)

Friday, September 9, 2011


This is Galena, Illinois. As you can see there are huge flood gates for the town. A couple of weeks before we had visited it had flooded and the building in the last picture was flooded in the whole basement and right up to the doors but did not get into the top floors at all. They close the gates of course when the river floods. We had a good time playing tourist and buying food like gourmet smoked salts, popcorn, and even stopped for ice cream cones. This is the last of the vacation trip pictures!

Now, Connie at Far Side of Fifty asked me lots of questions regarding my school experience. Well, first hour class is Principles of business, and the teacher is nice and it is going good. The second class I have is beginning Algebra and let me tell you that is going to take some getting used to even though Math was one of my favorite subjects in high school I was one that never was all that good with angles and guess what, that is the first thing she starts with (just lovely) but I have to say that I pay more attention now than I did in high school!! Then I have Introduction in Writing and I sure hope this helps my writing skills by the time I am done because I sure do need it! The teacher in the class is my favorite because he has a great since of humor and makes the class go a whole lot faster! Then my last class of the day is Micro computers and I do like that class, I am defiantly learning things about the computer that I never understood before that is for sure! The first day of classes wasn't too bad and yes, I sure do get turned around in the building sometimes because my since of direction never has been worth a darn! Then they had to change the room of one of my classes so I had to find where the heck it went to and only had 2 minutes left to find it and I still ended up being a minute or two late for the class but it was for the teacher that had the sense of humor! Kept pretty much to myself the first couple of days, it is very hard for me to just mingle with anyone, I have always been a very shy person. The kids do seem to be very courteous for the most part! I did sit in the front for three of my classes and the other one I am in the second row of the class. I tell you, I never remember books being so darn heavy! I think my shoulders are going to fall off before I am done. It is hard to believe that you spend all that money on books and in three of my classes I use the CD in the packet but I doubt that the book is used for the whole semester and the other class he said that everything is done on the computer and that he never uses the book (but that book only cost me 35 dollars so that wasn't so bad! I sure can tell you that my brain will be put to the test! I just hope I can remember all this stuff they are teaching. I will know once I take my first tests!

Well hope you all have a wonderful evening!
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Driving Lessons

The high point of the trip to Illinois was the boys got to drive an en loader. Friends of ours own and operate a rock quarry and they each were able to drive with instructions from the boss!

Well the first day of school was a rainy and wet day and very hectic, I am over whelmed but I will give myself at least a couple of weeks to try to get the hang of things. Talk about feeling like a bowl in a china shop! Hope you all have a great evening.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Corn Anyone!

Big difference from the mountains of New York and the corn belt of Illinois! I miss the corn fields of home but I have to say that I did miss the mountains while we were gone. They each have their beauty and as I told the hubby as long as he is with me any place we live together is home!

Today is orientation at the college, not nervous yet but I bet by the time I get there tomorrow for the first day of classes I will be a nervous wreck. Hope you all have a wonderful day!
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Monday, September 5, 2011

The Mighty Mississippi

This is the Mississippi River at outlook point in the state park at Savanna , Illinois.   We took the son's best friend with us this time and one of the best things is to go look at the river from the park.

We had a great time, visited with the family and friends that we haven't seen in four years and it was a short trip but was very nice. Only one day of rain and two very hot days in the 90's but we survived and the sun was shining and that is always good because now we are back to the rains and watching out for more flooding which is not very good. Hope you all had a great weekend and I have more pictures for you. So until then have a great day!
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