Wednesday, March 4, 2015

No Holds Barred

The cabin fever is no gonna hold us down!!
Yesterday started out cold but it did warm up a bit (40's). Things started melting. I went about my business doing chores. I went out to the goat barn with a bit of hay. I like to give them a bit of fresh (as opposed to the round bales they pick through) every other day only because I tend to give them to much. But it ends up being bedding for them too!
I do hope this year we can get some hay racks made for the little barn. Anyhoo, I stood and watched like I do and noticed the buck getting a bit more aggressive with the doe. So much so that she was blocking his butts! He kept at it antagonizing her, pushing her off the food. This worried me because she is so close to having little ones that I went to thinkin'!
I came back to the house and talked it over with Mtn Man. He was enjoying his pipe in his "forward command center" (His oversized chair on the front porch). We hashed for about 15 mins and we were off! We gathered what building items we needed to split the two up. And a hay fork to clean the pen out!
Couple People, Couple Panels, Couple Posts, Couple Boards, Couple Hours we had split them up. Now I didn't get pics yet (stay tuned I will post pics) but my Mtn Man did a fabulous job! 
I thought for sure Snickers would be screaming but she acted relieved to have some space from the little "guy".
Mtn Man cut a hole in the shed big enough for the goats ( for now the little buck) to get in and out. He made a divider inside the shed so they could see each other but not get their heads through (one can wish, right?). Outside he took two panels from down the middle of the shed to the other side and made a nice size pen. This spring he will get another gate to we can get a tractor in that side if need be and will get a proper people gate. What did I do? Well remember the hay rack or 3 prong hay fork? I cleaned the pen! That was a job and a half! My goodness I did not realize how built up it had gotten! I will watch that more carefully! Those "goodies" will probably end up in the garden or in a pile for next season. 
She now has new bedding and we are ready for babies! Maybe she will have them on the 25th (my kids 18th anniversary). This would a nice gift!
We were pooped! We came in the house found some stuff to eat! Mtn Man was asleep by 8pm. Catching up on blogs I went over to Thoughts From Frank And Fern and read on her experience making rag rugs. I have always wanted to try this so I went to Youtube and really searched out for information. After looking over the different ways to make them I started in. I have a ton (10 good size plastic containers) of ol material from sheets to scraps to clothes for making my grandma quilts. I grabbed a set of sheets and found a large safety pin (2 actually). I used safety pins for starting and used one for punching the material through the holes. I based my know how on what was shared in the above blog. Rag Rug Cafe was the easiest for me to understand for this method. Sat down and went to work. I wasn't sure if I would be able to do it but look how it is so excited!!

 I had full intentions on getting my beading project worked on but............LOL!

I do not at this time have the ability to capture the sounds from our farm. I did want to find something like what we hear most days.
These pines are on a windy day as you can tell ....the moment that the sound is lighter is what we hear a lot of the time.
I do love the sound that pines whisper!

Today we have a river running through the farm from all the rain and melt off! It has been raining all night. Today we have seen sleet(like right now) and are to expect the temps to continue to drop turning this into snow by this afternoon. I am starting to get the spring itch.......
 Mtn Man is making breakfast...yes he does this daily! So I am off of here.

I am planning on getting that bead project done and off the loom today. I think there are three on there now so need to finish. Then I will work on the rug.....
Can't really do anything else with the weather being "ucky".
Have a great day! 
May God Bless All Your Efforts Today! 

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Open Door

We have just enough of a break to open up the front door and let that FRESH air in! Believe me this house needs a bit of fresh air. Let me see if maybe I can paint an image your nose you can smell. When you walk into our house at any given time of the will smell a hint of old house (musty, mildey, mousy, buggy, etc you get the point and if you haven't smelled this before well use your imagination), dog smell (old & young), whatever I have conjured up in the kitchen or is sitting on the wood stove, wood stove smoke, wood (cedar & pine), with a little smell (perfumed kaka most times) of whatever is wafting out of the bathroom (sits right directly next to the kitchen) that has just been used, grain smells from the pantry (this is where the animal feed is stored for the moment) and people funk from being cooped up in the winter time (you know what I mean). This is not to say I am a dirty house keeper...just not the anal one I used to be yearrrrrrssss ago. Our house is lived in or as some call it "homey". 
You can come in, grab a cup of whatever and warm your bones by the fire. Or come in put a DVD in the machine, kick back take a nap with no one to bother ya or sit on the porch to enjoy the happenings outside.
Our House needed the fresh air today! We are expecting another round of snow/sleet tomorrow. Today it is just drizzle for now.

Mtn Man decided to cut up the wood in the wood pile to keep himself busy. The shop is still on hold

due to weather. He is about to come out of his skin with boredom so glad he found something to do. A man who likes to work is not good cooped up in a house for days on end!!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

America Greatest Country?

I rarely talk about any sort of politics or opinions about our gov't but this video stirred me up.

I found this clip via facebook and so wanted to have the video on here but blogger is not recognizing the address for whatever reason. So I have put a link on here and if that doesn't work...Go to 

then type this in the search bar 

The Newsroom "America is not the greatest country in the world anymore" 2012 TV series

In this video move the little video button to about 3:50 and watch until 8:00 minutes....this was really good!
The Newsroom

I just have to say this....our country has become a great disappointment to most Americans. We "hire" officials to protect our country, to protect her people and govern her properties. Our Constitution was put in place to protect us from things like are happening today. I would and could imagine our first president who was highly respected, George Washington, is probably rolling in his grave. Watching our country fall a bit at a time in what he worked so hard to build so long ago. To watch as our God is being crushed, stomped, and disrespected at every turn. To watch His people be killed because they believe in Him. I learned this little tidbit some time back, Did you know when GW was forming the government and finding the right men for the job, He prayed about it? Before they had any sort of session they would pray? On his inauguration day along with members of congress went down to St.Paul's Church to pray? Dare I say, even GW knew that God was the only way!
 We, who have read the bible, His Word, know that this is prophecy and these things have to take place before He can stand by His Word and return.
I personally never imagined in all the years of study that we would see a Muslim in the presidency seat. I personally never would have imagined that this president would have spent an ungodly amount of monies (7 trillion in debt when he started now are somewhere around or over 18 trillion) on wasted time. He isn't governing the property or protecting the people as most see. He is trying really hard and in most cases succeeding, to suppress the people. Making sheep out of the people. GW if you could see us now! I bet you never dreamed that this would happen to our country. 
When God is taken out of the equitation this is what happens. People will always be people but God never fails! When you include Him you will be and we were once upon a time, the most powerful! 

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Passage

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And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:
10 And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?
11 And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled.
12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13 And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15 And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16 And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
Revelation 6

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

All Tied Up

I am looking out the window and white stuff is falling out of the sky, again! I just keep reminding myself that it is February. 
I did see a little hope that spring is coming.....despite the snows best effort my daffodil bulbs are popping up everywhere.
The other day I ran across something I hadn't seen before. Arm Knitting! Have you heard of such a thing? I guess it is the new kraze for making infinity scarves and blankets. I watched this video as I am visual kind of person and I caught on quickly. So I went to work making a lap blanket last night only took me two hours. It was fun! I am all fingers and thumbs when it comes to working with needles and hooks. My bio mother tried to teach me on numerous occasions but I just couldn't master the skill whatsoever! This arm knitting I got! After researching it more found more ideas on yarn ( I used what I have plenty of) and what they do with it before knitting it to make things fuller or thicker. The only suggestion I have is be prepared to be all tied up for a bit...there is no taking a pee break in the middle of this mess! LOL!
Not very flattering ....but you get the idea...this is what one looks like after a long day in the cold!

I even thought that if a person were out of electricity sitting by a fire for warmth didn't have much to do. One could tackle this to keep busy!
Today I will probably work on my bead project I have going has proved to be much more challenging than I anticipated.

Have a great day everybody!  

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Out With It

This morning Mtn Man mentioned that he would like to get that locust tree in the front yard out of the way while the ground is frozen so we don't make ruts with the tractor. Okie Dokie after a quick run into town to turn in our contract bids we did just that! By the by we should here by the 9th whether we got the bid or not....praying we do.
Mtn Man fell the tree and then took the tractor to clean up the mess. It turned out to be a 58 yr old tree no wonder it was falling apart a piece at a time. Me, well not really anything to do but be there in case something happened. We like to be each others support when doing these big projects just in case!
Pics of the project....

I did get a little excitement today. I noticed Snickers the goat has made a bag!! Wippee!!
While we were in town we picked up another lick tub for them. Boy howdy when they figured out that it was good they went to town on it! Took the two of them awhile to get through that bucket. Totally worth it!
They both were watching Mtn Man from afar.....

Little Man
Have a great weekend everybody!!

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Running The Drive

We still have snow. In fact, it has been snow flurries all day. Nothin' stickin' around but here nonetheless.
It was cold last night and first thing I hear this morning is that dang goat, Snickers. Maw Maw come give me grain Maw Maw. I had coffee first maybe two cups then went out to do my chores. I think she may go down the road after she has her babies and they are weined. I just about can't stand that cryin' in our little Serenity Valley. If momma (me) is upset the whole valley is upset!
I had to laugh at myself cuz it reminded me of a post I read the other day on Krazo Acres about her goats screamin too! I laughed and laughed at that post.... Can you see it? I can cuz it happens here regular like! LOL! Even caught Mtn Man yellin back at her to shut up. Gets under ones skin and makes you cringe like nails on a chalkboard!
I can't fix it and can't ignore it....makes my ears hurt!
Anyhow enuf of that.....
Today we went and checked out a couple of Conservation Mow Jobs that are up for bid. Looks like something I could tackle so I will be putting my two cents in and see if maybe they will say yes! 6 months of mowing every Friday, cleaning privies and pickin' up trash! About 12 hrs of work in one day... I figure for all three areas. Not bad really! Plus looks like some new fishin' spots!
When we get home and the dogs are with us we usually set them out to let them run the mile home.
Peanut and Annie love it!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Technical Difficulties

Did you get this notice on your dashboard? I don't think I have anything naughty on my blog anywhere? Well we shall see what comes of it......glad to see they are taking some sort of moral stand tho' ....Go Blogger!

 Well the snow is still on the ground for those you who are wondering...glistens in the sunshine! Yes Icy still on top. Today got up to 40* which was nice. We are expecting more snow/ice over the weekend.
Today we ran into Cape to see grandma J. She is doing well. She is getting tired of being couped up in the home but knows there isn't much else she can do.

While in Cape we stopped off at Staples and Best Buy to buy parts and pieces to fix our two laptops. I watched how hard drives were changed in my desktop and thought how hard could it be in the others. Not very! Did have to buy new software for them. Right now they are working beautifully. The only thing is now we have to get used to Windows 8.1 instead of our Vista that we liked so much. It is different!!
Very proud of myself......

Great Aunt Clara passed and our good friend Walt "The rodeo cowboy".
Glad they aren't sufferin' no more!

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Horse Wallet

Yesterday we popped over to the folks and had a bit of fellowship with them along with D & R our friends. Fun was had by all. Sat around and told all kinds of stories, food and such. The wind was blowing so cold that the guys didn't sit out on the porch to long smoking their pipes (this is their usual when we visit).
I was happy to see the horses....of course I took lots of pics! Will share them in a minute. 

First I have to tell ya my FIL made me for an early early birthday present a new wallet. I am proud of turned out beautiful! The best part is the care and love I know went into it....well at least I think? (wink wink, LOL!) Oh he is always harassing me. I guess it is like he says I am his one and only DIL. His favorite DIL! LOL!

Ok Ok here is the wallet...
He could make one for you too if you me for details!

For those of you who look for a horse fix (Gail Atthefarm) here are those pics

Curly has his mother's metabolism which means he runs fast. So his head is in a hay bail constantly! His mannerism's are like his pal Blue (the white paint). Very calm and sweet! Am so looking forward to spring.....

That is all for now..... off to take care of critters big and small! 
Have a great day everybody...May God Bless You Today!

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sunday Passage

41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts.

42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a fraction of a penny.

43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.
44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything--all she had to live on."
Mark 12:41-44(NIV)

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Saturday, February 21, 2015


 The weatherman got it right this time. On top of our 9" of snow we now have a layer of ice about 1/4" thick. Which makes everything pretty but dangerous! We are surrounded by trees in our valley. Lots of cracking and falling going on. Kind of cool to hear!
Included in these pics to follow are Mtn Man's version of ice creepers. They work awesome!

Current bead project:

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