Gramma Izzie could grow anything. If she got a start, a root, a flower, or a twig, it grew where she planted it. Unfortunately, that green thumb gene passed me over; my gardening is a hit and miss and do it by the feels type of gardening (it's worked for the animals so far so … Continue reading Aloe vera plants
This is DA BOMB! It's also cheap to make and very filling which can be a plus if your budget is a little tight. It's also a "dump it in" slow cooker recipe which is awesome for busy days. Last, it makes the whole house smell fantastic! Ingredients 1 bag frozen hashbrown potatoes 1 onion … Continue reading Cheap & easy loaded potato soup
The neighbor called this morning. His father decided he wouldn't have a garden next year so wanted to remove his fence posts but was having trouble getting them out of the ground. He asked if Ted could use the tractor to do it after work. Unfortunately, Ted is on a business trip and won't be … Continue reading Driving home
Our oldest son is 25 years old today. He has a wonderful life, is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have a cat and two ferrets. Sahara, Ted, Jake (holding Janeesa's picture), Teddy, and me He started a new job yesterday, and we loved hearing all about it. He's hilarious and dependable and … Continue reading Happy birthday, Teddy!
Last year because of the weather, hay became hard to find around here. We were sweating during January, worried we wouldn't be able to feed our herd. We have just a hair under 50 acres, but it's almost all wooded so not good for hay making (perfect for pigs though!).This year, we are bound and … Continue reading Next to last load
I made it a goal two weeks ago to read more books (especially fiction - I love good fiction!). I ran across this book on Amazon and ordered it immediately. I love anything to do with teaching, and this book didn't disappoint. It's a quick read at just under 300 pages. I took it with … Continue reading “The Unteachables”
Years ago, I'd have been flabbergasted to know that this version of older me wasn't devouring multiple books weekly...but here I am, and life is what it is. There are a million flimsy excuses I could give, and we've all used them a million times: work, house, kids, family, farm, etc, etc, but they're just … Continue reading I read a book!