Saturday, December 31, 2016

love is

My youngest with her calf. Goldie. This little heifer is such a doll. Sweet as the day is long. Still not sure how my baby got so big.

Friday, December 30, 2016


I'll actually post something that happened today. Well actually yesterday into today. Today was the clean up. We got a snow storm. Some call it a blizzard. Some call it a Nor' Easter. Guess it depends on where you live. We got about 8-10 inches of snow, and some freezing rain and some rain and some more snow. Heavy wet snow. And wind! Yikes. We always get wind up here on the hill. My neighbors house looked like it was covered with frosting and was a gingerbread house! So fun!

Here is my road. Before the sun hit the trees. I do like snow covered trees. Someday I want to be riding my horse down a trail  with snow covered trees and get a picture. Or in a one horse sleigh. It sounds like fun!!

And here is the road after the sun came out and warmed up our snow covered home. Such a mild nice day. The kiddos went riding on the snowmobile, and we cleaned out the cow barns! LOL not the most exciting kinda day. But productive non the less!

Me and a couple of my girls. A sunny outside selfie before mucking stalls!
Enjoy the day y'all!

candy making with the kiddos

The girls and I made Christmas chocolates! All the while snacking on  the chex mix the boy and I made the day before.
We made, Reese's Squares, Buckeyes, Needhams, and Cookie Dough Balls.

No fudge. I have yet to master that. Every time I make it it comes out dry and crumbles and the flavor is off. I've followed the directions on multiple different recipes to the letter, and, nope. Never get it right.  So.....maybe someday I'll try again. Until then I'll enjoy others fudge!
I really enjoy making chocolates with my kiddos. It makes me think of my grandmother. The recipes I use I got from her. And it's fun bonding with the kids while we work, and listen to Christmas music, and then mix it up to country.
Have a great day y'all

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

what is she doing

We got a kitten. Well actually 2. One is older then the other. But this one, she is crazy! She loves to sleep by the fire place. Or as the picture would indicate, on the wood stove! As you can see the fire is not really going all that much. But still! Other times when the fire is going she will sit on the hearth pad and stare into the blaze of the fire. And that is how she got her name. Blaze. Suits her well dontcha think?!
Have a great day y'all!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

cheese graters

This is what happens when you are in a hurry and have too many things going on in your kitchen. After cleaning it and wrapping it up in a couple band aids I was good to go. No dishes for a couple days to help with the healing. Now it's pretty much healed!

Have a great day y'all!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

whats cookin in my kitchen

Homemade Swiss Roll. So good. We have a monthly meal with my in-laws. I get to make dessert. I was in the mood and feeling creative, so I knocked this outta the park. I even managed to make it look pretty! Quite the accomplishment for me really. I don't always make my food look pretty, but once in while I get it done right! LOL
Whatcha think?

Friday, December 23, 2016

training them right

Belle has these kiddos trained right! She gets to ride while they do all the work! Spoiled rotten little doggie.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

how cute are they?!

Some cuties wanna say "hi"

Lady Slipper "Lady" on the left. Fancy A Flutter "Fancy" on the right.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

ahhh the view

Here is the back view of my place.
The sunrise was so beautiful one cold morning I ran back in the house to get a picture of it. The horses were not impressed that I took off to get the picture before feeding them. They figured I was out there so I should be feeding them.
I've been spoiled living where I do for so long. I get the sunrise and the sunset. Now when we leave I must have the sunset. Not an easy task to find one with such a spectacular view!
Have a great day y'all

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

spreading manure

While the boys were out spreading manure Matthew called me and said I should come get a picture. So I grabbed the camera and snapped this cool picture. Well, I think it's cool.
 That would be my boy on the tractor. I'm not real sure when he became 15 and capable of driving a tractor, but alas, there he is. I must have blinked. He enjoys driving them any chance he gets. He was even out in the fields this summer raking hay. My husband said he does a better job raking then he does. Soon he'll be out there doing it all! (Sob)
We are now done everything for winter. We have snow.
Have a great day y'all!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

whats cooking in my kitchen

One afternoon while the girls were off at sewing and piano lessons Little Matt asked if he could make a pie. So I said yes! What kind you ask? Strawberry rhubarb. And here he is making it. I told him what to mix and all that fun stuff and he did all the work. It was a good pie, but more then that I loved cooking with my boy <3.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

super super moon

This was so cool! Another pic by my oldest gal. I was busy in the barn milking and I hollered to her to get a picture of it. Closest it's been to earth since 1948! So if you missed it, here it is!

Have a great day y'all!

Friday, December 16, 2016

pbr came to town

So the PRB came to a town about an two hours from where we live. The boys went. I didn't. :( They offered a special deal for the Boy Scouts. A meet and greet and special seating. Really cool. If your a boy scout. And I am not. But our son is. So they went. I'm still a little jealous about it. But I'll go some other day. Sigh. So my brother and law, his son, and my boys went. They had a great time too.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

the sunset

I love to watch the sunset.  Almost every night I try to watch it, camera in hand. I could probably fill a couple albums with them all. Each one is different, and spectacular. I've passed this on to the kiddos who are growing up at an alarmingly fast rate of speed. When life is busy and I'm doing whatever life throws my way that day, one of them will usually call my attention to it. Or my husband will, he knows how much I look forward to it.
Our oldest daughter has developed an interest in photography, and I encourage her to follow that. She'll grab the camera and go take several and pick the best one or two and show me.
Here is a photo she took earlier this year.