Saturday, January 21, 2012

Louisiana Job Site

This is the drill that the hubby was using down in Louisiana.  He had only this little platform to work on and not much room to maneuver!

This is a shot of the drill looking down at it from up above.

Here is another shot of looking down at the drill on the platform.

As you can see all around the drill you had to be careful of where you stepped and moved the drill.  Glad the hubby is such a great driller!  I will have lots more pictures of Louisiana.  Matt's phone took great pictures!  

We went to town this morning and when we got back the neighbors had the fire department at their house. We thought someone was hurt and here it was, one of the power lines was down and it was a live wire!  First the electric company said that they wouldn't be here until this afternoon, and that was just plain stupid.  They did make it up here rather quicker than they said.  Our truck's snow plow that we store in the yard was under the wire and it started smoking.  Hopefully there is no damage to it.  We have three of the darn things.  We are going to sell two of them and of course keep one for the truck.

Hope you all have a great evening.

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Monday, January 16, 2012


Here goes again, no pictures for the next few days as I am down in the city with the hubby.   I figure with the last three weeks of not seeing him, I will make up for lost time and come spend time with him.   He was great and brought me a cookbook from Louisiana.   I am even going to make some Spicy Cajun Shrimp (recipe from the book).   I am excited about trying some of the recipes out of the book!   He brought home some hot sauces too!   Next week I will post some of the pictures that he took in New Orleans of the French Quarter!  

This is the last week of vacation before I start my second semester of college and I sure hope things go a little easier, even though I have five classes rather than just four!   BRING IT ON!!  I am ready.   (I hope).

Hope you all have a great day!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

It has arrived!

Did I say we had no snow, well I lied, kind of. We were supposed to only get mostly rain and sleet and a little snow but we actually got around 4 inches. Tomorrow we have another storm coming in and calling for another 1 to 3 inches more after it rains first! I just hope the hubby can get home and I hope I can make it to the airport. My truck is still in the shop and my tires are on my car really are not very good and won't make driving in the snow all that good. If I could hibernate in the winter I think I would.

Got my weaving projects done for the family today. All that is left is to do the sewing and package them and I will do that tomorrow. Hope you all have a great evening!
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

As you can tell by the cows, I think it is still mud season here.  One day the ground is hard and the next thing you know it is raining and the ground is muddy again!  The horses are even hard to keep clean.

We are supposed to get rain, sleet, snow you name it, we are getting it.  I think I would almost prefer snow to all this!  I have to say though that I am glad not to be getting what they are up in Alaska!  I feel for them up there that is for sure, that I would not wish on my worst enemy (well maybe). 

I got a letter in the mail today from the college telling me that I made the Deans List!  Not bad for an old lady that has been out of school for 25 years!
I am glad that I went shopping, I now have some new shirts for celebrating!!

You all have a great evening!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Not much going on today, just trying to get the weaving done before Saturday and I am down to two sets of towels out of 5.  So, that is progress.  I have been getting up on the tread mill doing 2 and a half miles a day.   All animals are doing good.   Getting close to the time where we have to start pushing the grain to the steers for fattening up and getting them out of the barn to make room for the young steers.  

Matt is supposed to fly home this coming Friday. Sounds like the job is all done so he will be home for a while and then soon he will be on his way out to Ohio for another away job.  He is bringing a cookbook from down there and that is really awesome.  I will have fun trying some of those southern dishes.

I really am beginning to hate these jobs that take him away for weeks on end.   I can handle the job of taking care of the farm and the household but I sure do not like being without my best friend beside me.  One thing that is good and that is he is working and has a job where a lot of people are not so lucky in that regard. 

You all take care and have a great evening.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Another Day

This is actually the sunrise. It almost looks like the sunset. I was on the way back from taking the son to the school to meet the bus for his skiing. I was really wondering if they would even have it as we have had virtually no snow around here that has stuck. He did go though and was disappointed because not much of the mountain was open for skiing. He goes every week for about six weeks through the school. He loves it because he doesn't have to put with any of his classmates that like to be bullies, even though he sticks up for himself and doesn't take any of their crap it still gets to be a pain to have to put up with it. That is why he gave up basketball and baseball, because the other kids were hard to put with.

I did more weaving today and I am making headway on getting the towels done for the family before the get together next weekend. I have a ways to go but I will persevere!

Good news, I received my grades in the mail this week and I have all A's for those of you who don't have me on facebook and didn't know! Connie, over on Far Side, I want to really thank you a lot for your advice and support! My family was also great! My husband has been the best through all the time that the homework has taken away from my time with him. Love you, darlin!

Hope you all have a great night.
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Friday, January 6, 2012

Charlie Brown!

Snip, Snip!

Still not enough!

We are getting there!

Clean up time.

Now that is a Charlie Brown Tree!
Charlie Brown don't have anything on this tree! The easiest way to take the tree out of the house without all the mess through the whole house is to chop it up in the house and carry out to the stove in a bag! No fuss no muss! The only mess was in the living room. I have to say that it sure is nice to have my living room back without any tree in it. I did add a few of my plants though. I even moved the furniture around a bit. Hope you all have a great evening!
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Thursday, January 5, 2012

More people pictures

For some reason I am on a family picture marathon! This was taken in August when we went out to see my family. The picture is of the son and I. I think he has grown even taller since this picture was taken. It is not hard to be taller than I. I am only 5.2 and the son is now almost six foot. I am defiantly the short person of the family now! I still tell everyone that good things come in small packages!

Not much really has changed on the farm. We are colder and have just a dusting of snow on the ground and some snow flurries falling. All the animals are the same and of course healthy. I have decided to try to sell Sirocco because of not having the time to train him. Annie of course is fully trained and easy to ride. I would prefer to be able to just saddle and be able to get on and ride without having to worry to much about if I will be getting bucked off when the foot goes into the stirrup. You always have the potential of having problems because they of course are prey animals.

The hubby is still in Louisiana and he does have a plane ticket for the 13th to come home but if he actually gets too is the million dollar question. Lets hope but we will have to just wait and see. He is bragging about how nice it is down there. I keep telling him I don't want to hear about how he is running around in a t-shirt! I just make sure he remembers that he will be back in the cold weather eventually!!

Hope you all have a great evening.
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Paper and cloth

The top photo is the draft for the weaving project I am doing and the bottom picture is the cloth or towels and what  they look like woven. I really love this pattern and think they make pretty darn nice looking towels. Spent a lot of my time in the barn weaving today.

I am still waiting to get my grades from last semester and still haven't heard a thing. I hate the waiting game. I want to know now! I am very impatient, that is one of my down falls sometimes.

Hope you all had a great day, it is windy and very chilly here. Supposed to have wind chill factors down to zero. Brrrr
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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sunday Stills

I really had a hard time picking some of my favorite pictures of last year.  I had a lot of them.  As for this year, I hope to get better at the people pictures.  I really suck at those.  I love the scenery pictures the best!  Hope you all have a great year in your photography world.

Happy New Year!

The New Year was brought in by my son and I. I made homemade pizza and we drank sparkling grape juice! I would of had the harder stuff but being as my son is not yet 21 I decided to drink with him and that is a great idea as I didn't have to worry about no headaches this morning! We actually were able to stay up until midnight and watch the ball drop in New York City. Hope you all have a wonderful New Year and of course I wish you the best of everything this coming year!
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