Friday, October 9, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Jenny's last day is today. Boo-hoo! We won't see her again until Thanksgiving, I hope. I am getting my entries ready for the fair next week.
Just think 4 months from today is Christmas! That's all for now...................
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
So Sunday I had to get to church early to help set up communion and sell the last benefit tickets I had and pick up the bars for the benefit. The off to the benefit as Jerry and the rest stayed home to bale hay. Have to do that when the sun shines you know. So I was kitchen help this time. I've never seen so many good bars and salads. Again yummy! Well, I did get to walk around a very little at the benefit. I stopped to read the thank you board. As I skimmed through it twice I didn't find my name. Well, I did give the prize and baskets a while ago already, I was a little disappointed but then thought oh well, I know what I did and how many people read all those names anyway. So I was making my way back to the kitchen and trying to look at the bucket raffles. Someone took ahold of my shoulder. I turned around and here was Lowell with tears in his eyes, thanking me for everything I did for the him and the benefit. Then I felt I hadn't done enough. I didn't need to receive such a heartfelt thank you from him. It almost brought tears to my eyes too! I had to change the subject quick and tell him how good he looked for what he went though. It looked like the benefit was a huge success!!!!! I had to go home and milk as the hay baling wasn't stopping for the cows. Sue told me she could really tell after I left the kitchen. I guess that means I was a good worker? I milked about half of the cows by myself and finally help came. That's all...........
Yea, I know I've been slacking on this thing lately. It's called LIFE!
Friday, July 24, 2009
This is riding behind Steve and Rogene.
This is what it is like on the back of a Harley.
We went up north for 2 days. Had a nice time finding new bars, some good and some well lets say you need to order a bottle of beer only. We stayed overnight in Minocqua. It ended way too fast.............
Saturday, July 18, 2009
This is the Sleeping Giant in Thunder Bay. It is a peninsula and we also drove on it to the end.
Very nice time to get away.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
This morning Jerry and I wondered if that farm that had the breakfast was still operational. Neither one of us thought we could find it anymore. We were there a rather short time.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
See those 4 cases with all the toys plus the one Jerry is standing in front of are all his toys in the museum. He collects Tru-Scale toys. The ones he played with when he was a kid. There are about 110 toys in the museum.
Anyway it was 80 degrees in Dyersville that day and we had a good time. Except the city wide rummage sales were a dud. There biggest day is Thursday and I didn't get started until Friday at 11 a.m. After hitting 12 sales and I didn't buy one thing I quite. All baby stuff and old home interiors stuff. Everyone woman in that town must have had or went to a home interiors party. Gas was only $2.55 a gallon!
Then Saturday on to Illinois. First to Sycamore to see Griffin (Jerry's cousin) and Sarah's home they recently bought. Sorry no pics of that. Then to Carpentersville to the grad party. Becky-Class of 2009
Jerry and Becky
Came home Sunday afternoon. What a whirlwind trip!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
We are busy making a fence around the cow pasture so the cows can roam around a bit. Hope to be done real soon as I am REALLY GETTING SICK OF IT! Next weekend we get to leave for a bit. YEA!!!!!! Leaving Thursday late afternoon for Iowa for the summer toy show in Dyersville and update the museum pieces. Will be there for 2 days then off to Carpentersville, Illinois for a grad party. Jerry's goddaughter, Becky, is graduating high school.
Better go now and start working on that fence.........
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. ~Lou Erickson
Friday, May 22, 2009
2 c. flour
2 sticks butter
2 T. powdered sugar
4 c. rhubarb
1 c. sugar
1 sm. pkg. vanilla instant pudding
1 cool whip
1 3/4 c. milk
Mix flour, butter and powdered sugar. Pat into 9 x 13 pan. Mix rhubarb with sugar. Spread over crust and bake for 45-50 min. at 375. Cool. Mix pudding with milk and spread over rhubarb. Top with cool whip. Keep in fridge.
Hope to plant the garden this weekend. Hope to get on the Harley for a ride too! My favorite time of the year, the lilacs are in bloom! I love them!
Yes, please anyone if you read this leave a comment. I hope someone enjoys this!
Have a great weekend!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I made a new rhubarb torte. Will post recipe this week. Jenny was back as of Friday and I haven't been to the barn. I am actually getting a few things done around here. Life is good!
"Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping." - Bo Derek
Thursday, May 14, 2009
This is not one of the twins but I've been wanting to post her picture for awhile now just never took the camera to the barn. I call her Yin Yang. She even has one black eyelash and one white one. You can see it on the picture. Calf count 5 milk 3 water.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
1-1/4 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups salsa
1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
1 envelope taco seasoning
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 flour tortillas (10 inches)
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
2 cups crushed tortilla chips
Sliced ripe olives, guacamole, chopped tomatoes and sour cream, optional
Directions: In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the salsa, beans, enchilada sauce, chilies, taco seasoning and pepper; heat through. Spread 1 cup sauce in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with two tortillas, a third of the meat mixture and 1 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining tortillas and meat mixture. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese and top with tortilla chips. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with the olives, guacamole, tomatoes and sour cream if desired. Yield: 12 servings. ENJOY!
Friday, May 1, 2009
Calf count 6 on milk and 3 on water. Yes, life is good with only 9 calves to deal with.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3 c. rhubarb
Mix together and put in greased 8 x 8 glass pan.
1/2 stick of butter
1/3 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. flour
Mix and put on top. Then bake for 30 min. and 375. Top with cool whip or ice cream. Enjoy!
I know it's not a big pan but I would just as soon eat it in 2 days or less at out house and make another in a week. Rhubarb torte can get soggy/mushy in a hurry so you wouldn't want it eat it 3 days later.
Did you know rhubarb is used as a strong laxative and for its astringent effect on the mucous membranes of the mouth and the nasal cavity.
Friday, April 24, 2009
The lady said business is picking up on the weekends now so who knows!
Last night was Sportsman's Club meeting. Nothing too exciting happening with them. Tonight we are going out with Ed & Carol for fish some place, not sure where yet. Tomorrow I have to work at the brat stand in Shawano at the Country Store for the snowmobile club. Hope we don't get rained on.
I haven't given you a calf count lately. One new one born this week. But remember when I had so many born like 5 in one day. Well, when they are all born at once, guess what, they all get weaned at once. So the calf count is 9 on milk and 6 on water. I am in the process of weaning 2 now so in a few days I'll really be on easy street. Ha-ha! I better not say that or I'll have 3 sets of twins born in one day.
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. - Ansel Adams
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
It's Earth Day. Go out and do something green!
Not much happening in my life at the moment. Was super busy when the weather was nice and that came to a quick halt on Monday and Tuesday. I didn't even feel like doing anything in the house. The bad weather can really get a person down. We went shopping in Green Bay on Monday. Mostly farm stuff. We did go out for lunch at Old Country Buffet. I had an e-coupon for BOGO free so we both had lunch for only $8.32. That's my kind of deal! That's all..........
"There is enough for all. The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace." Bourke Coekran
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Wedding tonight so at least I don't have to cook!!!!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
As I told you Mark didn't make back from Ohio to his party. Well, this also made a problem at church. Today at church we had a re-enactment of the Last Supper. Mark was to be the disciple James. So they were frantically searching for someone to play the part of James. So they called and asked if Jerry or Jesse would do it. So Jesse volunteered. He even has a scruffy beard now so he looked the part. He did fine. I have pictures but will post them later this week. I thought it was kind of funny as last week in church they announced this Last Supper service. Jesse was with me and said I would like to see that. Little did he know he would be in it.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
We're off to Oshkosh to the Farm Show today................
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
So now it's back to the same old grind until sometime in mid-May when Jenny comes back for the summer. My life of leisure is over for now. Yes, I call a life of leisure if I only work one job a week. Calf count 14 milk, 5 water.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
If your name is taped to the side of a cakepan:
If you call the implement dealer and he recognizes your voice:
If the vet’s number is on the speed dial of your phone:
If you know how to change the flat on your car, but can’t because the spare is on a flatbed:
If your second vehicle is still a pickup:
If the folks in the Emergency Room have a pool going for your kids and it involves the type of injury and when it will occur:
If your husband has ever used field equipment to maintain your yard:
If you’re in the habit of buying foodstuffs in bulk:
If a "night out" involves the local 4-H club:
If the word "auction" makes you tingle:
If you’ve ever washed your kids or the dishes with a pressure washer:
If "picking rock" is considered a chance to get out of the house:
If "wild game" reminds you of dinner and not the bedroom:
If "a little bit of lunch" involves 6 courses and a dessert made from scratch:
If the "fresh ingredients" your recipe calls for reminds you to do the chores:
If taking lunch to the field is as close as you get to a picnic:
If that pail with a hole in it is a flowerpot in the making:
If your rock garden was hand-picked:
If you can mend a pair of pants and the fence that ripped them:
If you’re on the lookout for new uses for "Jell-O":
If the shopping list in your purse includes the sizes of filters, tires, overalls, chains, belts, lights, cables, spark plugs or shotgun shells:
If "Farm", "Ranch", "Country", "Cowboy" or "Antique" is in the name of your favorite magazine:
If your tan lines are somewhere below your shoulder and above your elbow:
If "Lacey" or "Frilly" refers to a farm animal but not your nightgown:
If you ever went on a date to the rodeo:
If you’ve ever been grateful for fingernail polish, because it hides the dirt under your nails:
If you’ve ever called your husband to supper, using a radio:
If you buy antiques because they match the rest of your furniture:
If being taken out to dinner has ever included a talk by a seed corn dealer:
If your driveway is longer than a stone’s throw:
If your mailbox looks like a piece of farm machinery:
If your kids’ wading pool has ever doubled as a stock tank, or vice versa:
If the daily paper is always a day late:
If you have a yard, but not a lawn:
If you have lots of machinery and each piece is worth more than your house:
If the leaky barn roof gets fixed, before the leaky house roof:
If duct tape is always on your shopping list:
If the neighbor’s house is best viewed with binoculars:
If the directions to your house include the words, "miles," "silos," "last," or "gravel road":
If the tractor and the combine have air conditioning and an FM radio but your car doesn’t:
If your storage shed is a barn:
If you measure travel in miles not minutes:
If your farm equipment has the latest global positioning technology and you still can’t find your husband:
If you consider "hot dish" a food group:
If your husband says, "Can you help me for a few minutes?" and you know that might be anywhere from a few minutes to six hours:
If you plan your vacations around farm shows:
If Zaa Zaa Gabor is on your list of "Most Admired Persons":
If grass stains are the least of your laundry problems:
If your refrigerator contains medicine, livestock medicine:
If your car’s color is two-toned and one color is gravel road brown:
If you knew everyone in your high school:
If you’ve ever grown your own wall decorations:
If you’ve entertained the romantic notion of living in an old, country farmhouse with a fireplace, but gave it up because firsthand experience tells you that it’s cold, drafty, smoky and sooty:
If you use newspapers to help keep the kitchen floor clean:
If you’ve ever said, "Oh, it’s only a little mud.":
If you need a pair of vice grips to run a household appliance:
If your husband gave you flowers, but you had to plant the seeds yourself:
If you've used the loader to reach the windows when they needed washing:
If you’ve ever used a broom to shoo a critter:
If you’ve ever discovered a batch of kittens in your laundry basket:
If dinner is at noon and lunch is before and after dinner:
If you don't need the recipe to make Rice Krispies bars:
If you shovel the sidewalk, with a skidsteer loader:
If you can find a use for that old tractor seat:
If you've ever found mice in the underwear drawer:
If quality time with your hubby means you'll have a flashlight in one hand and a wrench in the other:
If you know the difference between field corn and sweet corn:
If you buy your husband's "dress" socks at Campbell's Supply:
If family "pets" include deer, coons, squirrels, foxes or birds:
If you can make a meal that can be ready in six minutes and will still be ready in two hours:
If your basement is really a cellar:
If "sharing a cab" has nothing to do with a taxi and everything to do with getting across the field:
If your job in town is considered a farm subsidy:
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tonight we have a client appreciation dinner from our vet. clinic. We get to go to Doxbee's in Seymour. Our guest speaker is John Jones former Packer CEO. As long as I don't have to cook, I don't care where we go.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Can't wait for Friday when we can leave for Illinois! Jenny is back from college for a week of spring break so she will be helping us out again. Yea! I think I'm the one that needs a break!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Jerry and Jesse are at the church dart ball tournament this afternoon in Hayes. So I have the house to myself. Yea! I just did Jesse's income tax online for him. I'm not telling him I did it and just watch for the look on his face when he sees his refund checks in the mail. Lucky kid!
I am making beef vegetable soup. Seemed like a good soup day. As I look outside I see no snow yet. Maybe it will miss us. As much as I love to snowmobile I have had it with winter on the farm. Think spring.....................
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
Great snowmobile ride yesterday. You will have to check out Granny's blog to see our pictures. I love to snowmobile but this winter is getting a little long. Does it have to be one of the coldest days of the year on MARCH 2ND!!!!
Another funeral for me tomorrow. My cousin, Melvin, died. He was an old bachelor and only has a few cousins and two aunts left. Jerry has to be pallbearer. At least I only have to go to Bonduel this time. OK, this is two funerals for me, when is the third? I know I shouldn't think like that.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
It was a night of laughs! We had great seats too! It was funny and some things were so true. It was a musical comedy about ice fishing. Those guys could really sing and the sound system was super. No echos, no wires, couldn't figure out where the microphones were. My favorite song was "Ode to the snowmoible suit." Even Jerry chuckled a few times. We even had our picture taken and it will be in the OEC News letter next month. I think it was a full house last night. Couldn't tell for sure about the back as we were too close to the front! Some of the dialogue was a little UPish shall we say but all in all it was funny. A good night out. Stopped at Spirits later. They had a band. Place was packed. We have a snowmobile club ride today to Suring. Time to go feed calves again............
Friday, February 27, 2009
I didn't even get late for work this morning. Thanks to Jerry plowing out our road or I would have never made it out until the plow came. Jerry wore his snowmobile helmet on the tractor when he plowed. He looked like one of those guys in the super modified tractor pulls that wear helmets. Sorry, no picture, didn't have my camera out this morning.
But with all this snow the trails are still open! Club ride on Sunday! Not every year we snowmobile into March!
Tomorrow night is the play. Will let you know how it was..............
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Today we took a quick snowmobile ride to Angelica for lunch and then to Pulaski, Green Valley, Gillett and Pulcifer and home. The plowed field hilltops needed a little snow but it wasn't too bad considering the it is the end of February.
I won a pair of tickets to see "Guys on Ice" Saturday at Oconto Falls high school. I won through Oconto Electric. It's about time we get something from them with the cost of the electric bill. Jerry didn't want to go until I told him the tickets were $30 each and it is a comedy. So we're going! I haven't been to a play in years. I can't even remember the last time.
Jesse was lucky too, he won a $100 on a gun raffle.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
This looks so comical in the barn. We need a laugh out there sometimes. This is a heifer in the maternity pen. She just can't wait for her silage.
Run, run, run.............
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Will be taking my Mom to a funeral in Plymouth today. Her cousin died. She doesn't have much close relation left so I thought she should go and then she could see some other cousins. Hope we don't run into snow on the way home.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Well I didn't win a darn thing at the fishing derby and neither did Jerry. I picked out names of other club members more than once for them to win a prize but when they did the drawing did anyone pick my name? NOOOOOOOOOOOO! But today my luck turned. I went to the new Kwik Trip, as this week is their grand opening. They had free 1 gallon of milk, free cappuccino, free 1 lb. of potatoes, free newspaper, etc. When I walked in I saw there was quit a line of people at the first check out. By the time I got to the front to check out the first check out was empty and no cashier so I got in line for the second check out. I thought I better pick up a paper to check out and not just grab it on the way out even if it was free. So I walked over to the newspapers which are against the wall by the first check out. I found 4-$20 bills laying on the floor. Yes, $80! My first thought was, is this a test, where are the cameras? So I stuck it in my pocket. Paid for my merchandise with different money and walked out:) There was no one near this money. Really no one was anywhere close to this register that I could even ask if they dropped it. I know most big stores just keep the money if you hand it in so that's why I didn't. I felt a little bad at first but I got over it in a hurry.
We took my Mom to the Golden Corral for her birthday. The food is always good there and alot to choose from. Oh yes, my Mom won a bottle of tequila with a worm in it from the derby. She said she never drank tequila in her life. She didn't like the worm in it so she gave it to Jerry.
That's all today................