Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Would you believe that our vehicle some how locked it's self with BOTH sets of keys in it?! what a day... I had such great and wonderful plans... Sonic during Happy Hour for a Cherry Limeaid... sigh... did I get one... NOOOOOOOO... all I got was a warm Mountain Dew...

Calves all seem to be doing well... goats are being their goaty selves... One and Another (the two white kittens than are going out SOON) are still as mean as can be...

On an up note... We the Yukon is now unlocked, had a very nice chat with the guy who came. All I can say is I NEED one of those thingy's he had... They would come in SO handy :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Was a long and hot day... humid also... At least the calves have been vaccinated, wormed, all that good stuff. We've only been trying for over a month to get it done... Now if the weather will hold for just one more day with out precipitation I'll be a somewhat happy camper... :)

Sewing was put on the back burner... I'm frustrated... why can't things just click?! I am going to try and finish up a great many things today. Well... we'll see. It might happen tonight. Just to get ONE thing done would be fantastic
OH and my letter was finally published in Hoard's Dairyman... :) shortened... err edited... but published none the less. OH and right above it was a letter... from NAME WITHHELD... GRRRRR If you remember that was one of my complaints... not complaint really... just something that irks me.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The project from...

H E DOUBLE HOCKEY STICKS!!! I was doing this block... it would have been such a pretty little block... But would it go together? NOOOOO after sewing, and ripping, sewing and ripping... I gave up... decided to do a different block. And would that do any better? HA! I even did it by paper piecing... sew, rip, sew, rip sew, rip, sew... be done with it!

I just have two more sections to go and then I can put it together, add the borders, quilt it, bind it, and send it on it's merry little way. :) woo hoo!!!!!!!!!

Well chores are calling...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jack & Romulas

Neighbor Love....   
 Don't laugh sarcastically please....

 The new "man"... He was playing you can't see me behind this hose...

 Still a "baby" at a year old... what a boy he is!

Jack and Tessie...
OR the Tale of Ears Vs No Ears 
A love story...

Jack as a BABY!
Hasn't he grown... I love that baby... what a sweetheart!

Lost in OOOOOOklahoma

Where the winds came sweeping down the plains... where the wavin' wheat was baled up neat, and the wind came right before the rain!!!!!!

Well this time yesterday mom and I were pert near OK City, You know I was doing pretty good, even hit the same gas station I did last year, on the same oops thought that was the toll booth... sigh... but some how I managed to get lost in OK city... how you ask... I would love to know that one also!

We were on our way to Dallas! EGADS!!!! MOMMY... she was with me... doing very well with the fact that we were lost. That there were 6-8 lanes of merging here there and yon traffic. sigh... When the little man as the gas station didn't give great direction... (get on 35 N to 240... that's it... OK BUT WHERE ON 240?) I stopped at a Home Depot... thanks to the nice girl there I got the right exit and was on the outskirts of Blanchard with in  20 minutes.

Coming home was much better, no getting lost, hit every blessed toll booth (spent well over $20.00 in tolls grrrr) and I think we saw over 20 troopers. :) I almost hit one... well I was trying to get over and he was zooming up from behind... I'm sure he thought... Missouri driver what do you expect!?!?

On a funny note... we passed the same RV 4 times!!!!! LOL it was so funny... we pulled off a few times and they caught up, and then we passed them. :) the forth time it was like... it can't be... it IS, it's Mountain Air with the temp tag! LOL!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


It's been raining for what seems like forever, in reality it's only been a few days. But I already I'm more than tired of mud, being wet, overcast and gloomy sky's.

The only bright spot has been doing some sewing here and there, getting my starter block sent off for the "A Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee" and receiving the first block all in the same day. Now to find some kind of inspiration!

Farm wise it's been going, weaning the kids, running the truck out of gas, finding a new calf, having cows across the creek that didn't get milking until the evening... It's been a full week and I'm glad it's almost Sunday so there can been some much needed rest and relaxation. Even if it is going to be a drippy and thundering day.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Rainy days

It's been raining here... It was must needed and now it's just getting to the place where it's annoying. Grrrrr

I wanted to mention this about the pic. I posted for mothers day... you really need to click it to see the humor. Mom was trying to get some hay moved or fed... something and the front spikes came off in the hay! It was so funny! To this day we don't really know how it happened since it was locked into place... Life of the farm :)

Well I best be heading off into the wild, overcast yonder. I'm weaning kids and they weren't happy about it last night. Poor babies... but they are about to wear me slick.

Have a good day everyone!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

To all the wonderful mom's out there! Especially mine!

I love this picture... makes me laugh...

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I've got...

A boo boo... *sad, frowning face* Today while cutting strips into quilt block pieces the rotary cutter jumped and sliced the corner of my finger off...  It made for milking the goats interesting... And why is it when you doing something like that you notice yourself hitting things more, bumping, and using THAT part of your finger...

so g'nite all...

Friday, May 7, 2010

And so...

It's another Friday... this week has just sped by leaving dust in it's tracks. So just where did it go??? I always ask myself that. The answer is???? The day to day STUFF... and extra's like, trimming the goats feet, worming delousing, getting parts for the mower, stringing electric fence wire from here to kingdom come... I felt like a spider afterward. But the goats... large, small, and not yet born... are contained... amazing!

And so... the week has finally come to and end... what a relief! And I even got the yard mowed yesterday. Still needs to be trimmed but I'm only good at so much.

You know, I think I'm' starting to like this whole draft blogger thing... yeah I know I'm behind in the times... so what else is new?! :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


SO... whatcha think? Like? No like? Hate?


I've decided to to totally revamp my blog... once I figure out how to do things! LOL :)

Watch for changes to come!

What I like...

1. pop garden hexagon quilt, 2. IMG_0975, 3. Wildwood quilt, 4. Scrap Quilt - WIP, 5. Paintbox Quilt Along 2010, 6. Charlotte's Quilt

Flickr is a wonderful place. You can find things to inspire you, make you wonder why, or how, and how can I copy that! :) I have put this little mosaic together for a swap I'm in. SO :)

For my likes... seeing as I'm just getting into the whole modern fabric thing (last night I found hot pink fabric with little swimming orange octopus's on it... I LOVED IT!) I like pretty much anything...

For what I don't like... Brown (I'm around brown EVERYDAY!!!), Orange (as the major focus color in a fabric...) other wish I'm pretty easy going. :) and not so keen on muted fabrics... although I did buy some Martinique (loved that...) So I don't know... to my secret swap partner... it's all good!!! NO WORRIES...

Bye for now all, chores beckon... and another day begins...

Monday, May 3, 2010

the wave...

I just love our Iris's 

OK on with the post... It's all the ways one can wave while driving... granted I wasn't driving at the time... but you'll get the idea...

"The Point" 

or one finger up and the others are gripping the wheel as you fly by a neighbor at lightening speed.


Or hi how ya doing as you flew by going too fast, on a narrow road...

"The Full"

just the thumb holding on to the wheel... this is saved for being nice when you might not feel like it...


No Victory dance this time... just a friendly hello... 

And so we wave to friends, neighbors, and strangers on our country roads. 

It was a

Mountain Dew

Cadbury Mini Carmel Egg

Kinda morning yesterday... It just wasn't a day that seemed to flow. It all started the night before with Betsy Rose kicking "stuff" in to the milk... which I didn't know for sure happened until its was all strained into jars with the last 2c. going in to another jar. Had to pitch all the milk for the night. I was not happy. Oh well I got over it, as I always do.

Anyway, yesterday I was cleaning out, up, pitching, purging my sewing space. For the most part I'm done... I can only take so much of getting rid of my stuff (even if I don't remember getting it, or having it) at least I now have a more workable space. I hope, we'll see anyway.

At the moment I'm uploading pictures from my camera... It's been needing to be done, but I keep forgetting to do it. Like I don't have anything better to do. :)

Well it's time to get... if I want to get chores done before noon one must get dressed, out the door and face the day!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Creamy Italian (yogurt) Salad Dressing

Creamy Italian (yogurt) Salad Dressing
1/2 c. yogurt
1/2 c. mayo
1 T. white vinegar
1/4 t. black pepper
1/2 t. Italian seasoning
1/4 t. garlic salt
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. parsley
1/2 t. garlic powder
1 T. sugar

Mix and refrigerate.