Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sunday stills (fall colors)

I had to use archived pictures, fall has pretty much taken all the leaves off the trees.  Not much color is left.

The hubby and I just finished another round of sauerkraut.  He decided we didn't have enough for him to give some away and keep some for ourselves too.  So, we stopped and picked up more cabbage and made another batch of the stuff.

Hope your weekend is going good.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The end

The museum had a building where they make straw brooms (for sale) in their gift shop.  The next picture is the that hut that they had their turkeys.   Then the next one is the kitchens that they had back in the early 1800's.  Now the real reason we went to the museum was because of the tractor show that was going on!  I knew there had to be a reason we were visiting the museum again.  The last picture is of the small boys tractors!  Click on the picture and you get a better view of them.  The last one in the row is the hubbies favorite one!

Hope you had a great day!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Not done yet

The museum had a small threshing show going on and a small tractor show going on when we went.  We saw a young pair of oxen, they were 10 months old.  The next picture shows an old printing press and they had a Friesian, and chickens running around.  It was a nice day.  I have one more day of pictures then I will be done with showing pictures of the museum.

School is going good, I have passes all my test in my subjects so far.  I had an A, A, and B.  Which isn't too bad for the start of the semester.  I did get a letter in the mail yesterday, telling me that I was nominated for an award of Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.  I don't actually get the award, I was just nominated and I have to send in an award application to be considered for it.  I was pretty surprised!

All the animals are doing good, we had to treat the ponies for lice over the weekend and give them their last set of shots.  I have to treat them again in a couple of weeks for the lice.  I will probably wait another two weeks before I actually put them out with the other two horses and hopefully everyone will be able to get along.  The little mule likes to bite and I don't know how well that will go with Sirocco.

Hope you have a wonderful.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

More museum

The museum also, has housing that was depicted in the time period.  The drapes on the windows, are ones that I actually wove when I worked at the weaving mill, and the bed hangings in the last picture is also the fabric that I wove.  It is pretty neat to walk into a museum and know that I was the one that wove the fabric.  I have also woven fabrics that were used in movies also.  Please click on the pictures to get a better view of them.  I still have lots of pictures to share from the museum.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Farmers Museum

A couple of weeks ago the hubby, son, niece, nephew-in-law, and I went to see the Farmers Museum in Cooperstown.  It is a pretty neat museum to tour if you have never seen it.  Here are just a few of the pictures I took.  I will be posting more in the next few days!
The site of The Farmers' Museum has deep roots in New York State's rural past. The land has been part of a working farm since 1813, when it was owned by James Fenimore Cooper. Judge Samuel Nelson, whose office is part of The Farmers' Museum Village, bought the farm in 1829 and raised sheep. Fenimore Farm, as it came to be known, changed hands again in the 1870s, when it was acquired by the Clark family.
In 1918, Edward Severin Clark built a showcase complex at Fenimore Farm for his prize herd of cattle. The barn, creamery, and herdsman's cottage designed by architect Frank Whiting in the Colonial Revival style and constructed of local stone still stand today and are an integral part of the museum. Today, they house museum offices, exhibition spaces, and public areas. The structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Farmers' Museum opened its doors to the public in 1944. At that time, the museum had 5,000 tools and objects, including important collections amassed by the Otsego County Historical Society; William B. Sprague, founder of the Early American Industries Association; and the Wyckoff family, one of Brooklyn's oldest farming families. Today the museum's collections number more than 23,000 artifacts.
The Farmers' Museum is a private, non-governmental educational organization. It is closely affiliated with its sister organization, Fenimore Art Museum, the museum showcase of the New York State Historical Association.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The guys did up the scarecrows on Sunday.  I did the faces on the pumpkins (good thing I never claimed to be an artist)!   This is one of the hubbies favorite holidays and that is Halloween, not one of my favorites though.

School is back to taking up about 90 percent of my time, but the end is near.  I am still undecided if I will continue or try to get the weaving up and going.  I really don't think it will be a very viable profession.  I think that I will have to go back out into the work force and get a regular job. (yuck!)  I did good on the first Bio test, ended up with a 96, that sure surprised me, I even asked the professor if she had the right student!  My first macroeconomics test didn't go as well as I thought it did though, but I did pass it and that is all that matter.   Tomorrow I have my first test in investment class, that I think is going to be even harder to take.  We shall see.

Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Day after

I am always a day late and a dollar short!   We went to the Farmers Museum yesterday, and the guys put up scarecrows by the old tractor.  I will be posting those pictures in the coming days.  I thought I would do my sunday stills today.  I love to take pictures of the landscape a whole lot better than most things.   I think they turn out so much better.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Everyone had the day off here, the hubby and the son and I.  Hope the rest of the week is just as nice and goes just as fast!

Friday, October 11, 2013

The sky is the limit

I have to apologize again for not blogging regularly, but school and the farm take a lot of my time.  I seem to get on the computer and never get off.  So, I try to limit my computer time as much as I can so homework gets done.  Everything is going great so far.

I try to read your posts, but I haven't taken much time to comment.  I will be done with school in December, so hopefully, the posts will be a little more frequent.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Mmmmmm good!

We spent all day yesterday putting up our sauerkraut, and then we went right into canning more pear jam.  We still have 3/4 of a bushel of pears to do today!  When we are done with these pears, I will be really tired of looking at pears!  We ended up with 42 pints of sauerkraut.  I couldn't quit sneaking bites of the kraut in every so often!  Hope you are having a great weekend.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


It has been pretty foggy, some mornings.  But the weather has been pretty darn good.  In the 70's is perfect weather.  Sunny days, but it is getting pretty dry now.  Which isn't all bad compared to what we had in the beginning of the summer.

Hope everyone is having a good week.  I am off to my night class of Bio.