Today started at 5:45 a.m. I cleaned the kitchen; afterward we had pumpkin scones for breakfast and then hooked up the dump trailer and headed out to the local gravel pit. Hooking up the dump trailer For folks who have never hauled their own gravel, let me explain the process. We drive our truck and … Continue reading Nine tons but still not done
We've been looking high and low for feeder pigs. Because of COVID19, lots of folks haven't bred their sows around here this year. Meat is being rationed in the grocery stores, and what few feeder pigs there are have been bought up quickly. A friend tagged me in a Facebook post of a woman only … Continue reading Pigs!!!
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This is a little floral display I put together from Dollar Tree items. Everything is from Dollar Tree. It came to $11 total cost - 2 sprays of egg cattails (cut apart), 2 sprays of lilacs, 2 sprays of greenish flowers, 2 sprays yellow flowers, 1 metal bucket, 1 foam block, 1 bag moss (although … Continue reading Dollar Tree – spring floral display
I've started crafting a little here and there again, and I've realized something. Craft supplies are expensive! A new trend I've noticed is crafters buying supplies/repurposing items from Dollar Tree to keep costs down, and it works! I couldn't find any premade gnome gardens or fairy gardens online. I think due to their fragility that … Continue reading Dollar Tree – gnome garden
I hate that I can't credit the person who originally took this photo, but it's been shared online so many times that I couldn't track the original poster down. I saw it when Tina over at The Rusted Barn shared it on her Facebook page. I think this is such a great gift idea though … Continue reading Dresser to a dollhouse
It is AMAZING how much genetics can carry over from a parent to offspring. Just look at Chip's two sons! Son 1 (8 months old) Son 2 (also 8 months old) Chip earlier this summer (2 years, 4 months old) If you notice, both bull calves have no horns. This is because Chip is mostly … Continue reading Genetics in the herd
We both have bifocals now. The difference is that I wear mine 24/7 since picking them up just over a week ago, and Ted "forgets" his constantly even though he's had them for a year. In the photo above, we were at his favorite local Mexican place to eat, and he has the menu that … Continue reading Yep. We got old.
Gramma and I always made a big thing out of buying our flowers for our porches every year. We'd go to several places and make a whole day out of it. As she got older and couldn't stand all day trips, we'd make it a "flower week" and hit a different place each day to … Continue reading Another first without Gramma
My daughter-in-law, Morgan, painted this picture for me! I love it! The little bull in the picture is licking at snowflakes that are falling, and he looks just like our bull, Chip! I think this picture just goes perfectly in my office on the hutch! Morgan has her own business (Playful Fox & Co) and … Continue reading Custom art gift!