Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I would like to know...

How does one go about finding out how many feed drivers have been killed, while delivering feed, by way of electrocution? from stand on the ground or sitting in their truck???

Yes we are having to deal with the electric company again. This bin was grandfathered in... in over 33 years there has never been a problem... NEVER! To which they say, we never knew about it... Oh PLEASE... these guys are ALWAYS running up and down the roads, they've known it was there and it didn't matter. Now this one little guy at SW Electric is all in a tizzy.

But on an up note they are just looking out for us... after all the family of the person who in theory would be killed would just go after us. And isn't a life worth more than $100,000.00? Yes I would think so, but how much is the livelihood of 4 people worth? After all as M. said... losing 4 days of milk isn't that bad. Yeah I just looked at him, got a little irritated and told him it's more than 4 DAYS, it's over $30,000.00 and over a year! We still haven't recovered from losing milk, lose of cows coming in heat and calving, etc... and that's going on 3 years...

Anyway he measured it again... like it's shrank or grown...

When is enough enough? First it's a bad contractor, bad lender/s, bad dealership, bluffing attorney, another atty, finally bankruptcy, and now we are in a waiting game of knowing if we'll be able to live here (we'll know with in a couple of months or less on this), and to top it off the electric company... I try not to let it get to me, not to cry or worry... some days though it's just all to much...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Just one more minute...

That's what I keep telling myself... It all started when the above dog woke me up at 5:00 AM... Now I love my Ranger Roonie Toonie... but not so much at that time of the morning! So I just told myself... just go lay down for a minute... Well that minute turned into an hour and forty five minutes... give or take.

And so I told myself  again after getting up I'll just do the Facebook thing... and read my morning blog or three... and get ready to face the day!... well that's been seventeen minutes ago...errr 18 now... :)

Thankfully the weather is cooler and there is less humidity... now we just need some rain...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Youtube... another one...

Yeah this happens every few months... youtube is great... when I can remember it...

Alots been going on...

And then again... not so awful much. I've been sewing to keep the mind busy and off of things I can't control, which could and sometime does lead to tears and some depression thrown in. But HEY with the last year(s) thrown at me, us, we... it's amazing I'm doing as well as I am.

So here are some of the highlights... or chapters for a book... and random thoughts...

OH, so THAT'S how you stalk men in camo at 11:37pm that are throwing fireworks under your bedroom window! (Mom took her cell and was in her jammies... I tell ya people you never stop learning things from your mother) :) 143 MOM :)

Look, up in the sky, is it a bird? is it a plane? dare I say it could it be rain clouds???... yeah... right... it did rain... a whole heavy sprinkle...

Am I to old to run away to the circus???

Someone remind me that bias triangles are of the devil! And if I EVER have the insane thought to do a quilt block with them again... someone please shake me... not to hard though... I'm delicate... LOL

And just so you know the #1 requested song in these parts is:

And this one has always had an effect on me...

Friday, June 25, 2010

A new

And thankfully it's FRIDAY which means tomorrow is SATURDAY... and that means the next day is Sunday... Rest and peace is a few short days away...

We have all been keeping busy around these parts... bush hogging (really all we are doing is worrying the grass and weeds... lack of funds have prevented us from getting a new/used one) , daily chores, garden chores, cleaning,... and me personally trying to get some sewing done!

Thankfully yesterday was cooler and had a nice breeze to go along with it. Today we are supposed to be back up in the 90's with the heat index of over 100... We are definitely in need of rain... a good soaking rain. One that will make the grass grow and things stop looking brown out.

On that note I will bid you farewell... chores and errands beckon...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Ding Dong the Bucklings are GONE

Or Battered, Bruised, Bitten, and Bonked a story of heartache, pain and joy... :)

Anywho 9 buckings are on their way to a new home. At this point they have ummm matured to much for my sanity... and those of the does. Like I've said before... it's cute when one male goat is going into rut... it's another story when there are 13 plus...

So tonight I'm going to celebrate... how you may ask... I'm thinking caramel popcorn, and a movie... After Deadliest Catch that is... it's going to be such a hard one to watch. Maybe some sewing on the Wonky Log Cabin blocks I'm doing for a Bee...

Monday, June 21, 2010

What I've been working on...

 "Stars, Flakes and Snowballs"

It goes with this, for A Quilting Journey Round Robin Bee I'm in.

And this one is just because...

Happy First day of SUMMER all... Hope it's dry and hot if you need it and mild and less humid for those of us here... :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

6 minutes

That's how long I'm giving myself BEFORE heading out the door for chores. sigh...

OK here's the scoop...

Babynina has landed!!! We have a cleaned machine... haven't tried her out yet though... I've lost the power cord. I TOLD them I would, but would they listen?! NOOOOOO  oh well. From the sample stitches it looks great though. Will have to try out some of those stitches!

No rain... I'm jealous over a certain blogger friend and HER rain... and coolness. It's been dry here with rain all around us... and hot... humid... It feels more like July than June.

I've been working on, OK thinking on what is wrong with the electric fence. I should have a HOT popping fence... it's less than a half a mile of wire, a 25 miles fencer, and 1 joules. I'm getting 1.9kv ARGH... if anyone knows what might help let me know. It's not touching anything, not going through heavy vegetation, grounded... I can't figure it out! And it's also a brand new fencer... 3 in fact have done the same bloomin' thing!

OK my 6 minutes were up 4 minutes ago... happy sewing, gardening, farming, fixing, shopping... whatever your doing today!!! 

Tuesday, June 15, 2010



Armadillos sleep in the middle of the road with their feet in the air.
There are 5,000 types of snakes on earth and 4,998 live in Missouri
There are 10,000 types of spiders. All 10,000 live in  Missouri , plus a couple no one's seen before.
If it grows, it sticks; if it crawls, it bites.
'Twiced' is a word.
People actually grow and eat okra
'Fixinto' is one word.
There is no such thing as 'lunch.'  There is only dinner and then supper.
Iced tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it when you're two. We do like a little tea with our sugar!
'Backwards and forwards' means I know everything about you!
Djeet is actually a phrase meaning 'Did you eat?'
You don't have to wear a watch because it doesn't matter what time it is. You work until you're done  or it's too dark to see.
You don't PUSH buttons, you MASH them..
You measure distance in hours. Like its 3 hours from  Springfield to St. Louis .
You'll probably have to switch from 'heat' to 'A/C' in the same day.
'Fix' is a verb. Example: 'I'm fixing to go to the store.'
You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
 Yes, Friday night high school football games is serious football!
You carry jumper cables in your car . . .   for your OWN car.
There are only four spices: salt, pepper,Miracle Whip and ketchup.
The local papers cover national and
international news on one page, but require 6 pages for local gossip and sports.
100 degrees Fahrenheit is 'a little warm.'
We have four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, still Summer and Christmas.
Going to Wal-mart is a favorite past time known as 'goin' to Wally-World.'
A cool snap (below 70 degrees) is good pinto-bean weather.
A carbonated soft drink isn't a soda, cola or pop. .. . . it's a Coke, regardless of brand or flavor. Example: 'What kind a coke you want?'
Fried catfish is the other white meat.
We don't need no stinking driver's Ed . .. .
if our mama says we can drive, we can drive.
If you understand these jokes please forward them to your friends from  Missouri (and those who just wish they were).
EVERYONE can't be from  Missouri .   You might say it's a gift from God!
And the most important thing we learned growing up in  Missouri is...

            IN GOD WE TRUST


Machineless in MO

So I took my "baby nina" (bernina that is) to get the spring fixed. Well my hillbilly fix it worked. He told me that it would fine and dandy no worries. HOWEVER... it needed a good cleaning blah blah blah... he had me when he said it was soon going to freeze up. EGADS! and that it would be costly... soooo I have no sewing machine to stitch with...

BUT  I did get my Modify Tradition Swap quilt done... And the Ravishing in Red Blocks done... and several DOA quilt blocks... :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Trying times in Sewingville

Finally... I sat myself down and got busy sewing... that's when it seemed all sewing  H E Double hockey sticks... broke loose. First the thread gets all tangled, then the needle breaks and it won't go back to sewing right (fixed that... don't know how but it's fixed), then I was just going along and it felt like the feed dogs were down. And I didn't lower them... come to find out the spring that holds the presser foot thingy broke... don't ask me how!

I just wanted to get the project finished! would that be just to much to ask? I guess so... grrrrrrr.... Anyway I have the old spring temporally holding. I'm hoping I can just buy the spring and not have to take the machine in for a service call. If that happens I will call the world over to find just the part... well with in reason. :)

Why can't

Goats be more like cattle? Why doesn't the Bible call us goats rather than sheep? We've had both and let me tell ya people we are much more like goats than sheep!

I've decided that buck kids are from the devil... at least when they get to a certain age. Egads... hormones were running WILD last night. It's cute when you have one buck going around acting goofy, doing his bubbly grunty sticking out the tongue thing... but when there are 13 baby bucks doing this... not so cute. More like insanity. Rut has come early... I only hope I can live through it... yeah I know being a little dramatic, but honestly... it does wear on the nerves. And when your nerves are already fried by the goings on of the last three years, trying to remain positive and happy despite the overwhelming (at times) situation, well there are just some days you are glad at the end of the day you made one more day without losing it.

And so forth and so on... :) Well I better be heading off for morning chores... it's already hot and humid... should be a fun morning... yes that was said in a sarcastic tone of type.

Friday, June 11, 2010

And so

Today was my birthday... It seems odd. It really doesn't feel like I've been on the earth all that long... oh well I guess it must be so. Still it doesn't feel it...

And that's all I'm going to say about this... other than this birthday hasn't been as hard as some. It was a relaxed sort of day... with a late dinner of grilled chicken to come. MMM

So much has gone on in the last few days but for the life of me I can't remember it all. It has seemed to have gone by in a flash of slow motion. If that makes any sense. :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Thank YOU...

I want to send a HUGE and very belated THANK YOU to my Swap partner.... I just LOVE the quilt. I have big plans for it in the future. Hopefully it will be more of a near future than a far off one... Would love to have a look see into your blog life... so if you'll leave a comment so I can hitch a ride there I would be grateful. Some how I've lost your card with the addy in it. :)

Note to all... this picture doesn't do it justice... but it's the best I can do at the moment. :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday Stills

Yes it's been a LONG time... For more Sunday Stills you can go HERE...
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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Spring into Summer

It's cherry, strawberry, and mulberry season... With the Raspberries, Blackberries, cucumbers, and grapes right on their heels. Today has been spent doing up 10 qts of strawberries the neighbors gave us. So far we have 3 pints of jelly, 10 pints of strawberry- lemonade concentrate and that's it so far. Also there has been a fair amount of eating :)... They go great with mulberries right off the tree...

A longer post to come... it's been a sewing, receiving, cooking, canning week... tired... :)
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

what a day...

It's been a LONG hot day. But at least the barn is 99% cleaned out. I don't think it has ever been this bad, although we've never fed 7 or more big bales of hay in the barn either SO all in all it wasn't to bad. Bad enough though.

OH and everyone needs one of these . It's WONDERFUL!!!!!!

And you also needs to get a Panini Grill. Really a 4 in 1 is what we just got and let me tell ya... its wonderful!

And so this is going to be the ending of the day... g'nite all....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


So after 3 days being without internet service... We are now back online. Upgraded modem, upgraded router... some how both got fried. Same guy that put in the first satellite dish and modem put in this one. He even got our computers done up with the new router so I don't have to! AND I don't have to call India anymore! :-) HOT DOG BABY!  I can just call him... wow... Thank you Lord. And I'm not being whatever... I'm truly thankful... We have been very blessed in small ways this past week... you have to start small before getting big.

It was such a blessing when the tire went flat last week... used tired for $25 (in great condition AND it wasn't $150). The power of prayer...

Getting our internet back in only 3 days, ON a holiday weekend... It was going to be next Monday before they could come unless there was a cancellation (it doesn't happen very often). It happened in a couple of hours... again the power of prayer. It may sound silly but when you have a business and you depend on being able to get orders it's a big deal!