Friday, April 30, 2010

Everything Fifty Cents

Cross Lutheran Church Annual Rummage Sale today and Saturday.  We have been getting ready all week, and have once again filled up the Park Building.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Doug took this picture on the way home from shopping in Hudson.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Nest Building

Not the best picture, but we have a pair of birds building a nest in the honeysuckle vines on our front porch.  If you look close you can see the bird. Not sure what kind of bird it is yet.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Schooling w/Ben

This is what I have to put up with when schooling Ben :) Trucks driving over my laptop. Bennnnn!!!

Monday, April 26, 2010


We dug, divided and  moved some hostas this evening.  Planting them in the area we cleared out a couple of weeks ago, and giving some away.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Doug and I moved some of our raspberry plants today.  We are trying to make a couple of narrow rows so the berries are easier to pick.  These are plants that I originally got from Mary Tharp when we lived in town, they produce great berries, and the stems don't have any thorns.  Nice!  Hopefully we will get a good crop of berries this year.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Yellow Daffodil

Something bright and sunny on this rainy, cloudy day.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sold the JD

Doug sold this mower on Craigslist today.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It Just Continues

Our wonderful spring continues.  Another beautiful day.  Nicki and Neena were over for half the day.  We went to the library and Color Crossings Nicki did some crocheting and knitting.  Neena helped me get my garden ready for planting, and then Nick planted some seeds.  It was a good day, good day.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My New Tractor

Doug found this on Craigslist and we picked it up on Saturday.  Came with a snow blower too.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Beautiful Spring

Tulips are starting to bloom.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Project Sunday

Doug and I got a lot done today.  Cleaned up a brush area, planted potatoes and 25 Ft. Laramie Strawberries and enjoyed brats over a campfire for supper.
New row of red potatoes. 

We had a little extra help with the garden this year.

New strawberry bed.  It will be hard to wait until next year to have berries.

Brats and a campfire to end the day.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ben's New Wheels

Ben bought his first set of new wheels Thursday evening.

Then on Friday, Doug found this set of new wheels for Ben.

Ben met Doug in Hudson, took a look, and bought it.

These engine pictures are for Isaac.  We knew he would ask questions that we wouldn't have any idea about ;)

Nice truck Ben!
Hope you get many miles of enjoyment from it.

Friday, April 16, 2010


I took this picture while we were in Florida at a garden park.  Ellie got me into looking at benches.  They can be very interesting, and very detailed.  But sometimes you have to look closely.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Safe for Another Year

Moose and Miss Mary survived another threatening winter.  Doug, since he is the one that does winter chores, threatens during the months of January & February that it is time to "get rid of those goats."  Well, here we are, well into the month of April, and they are still here. So I think they are safe for another 10 months :) I'm on your side goats, as long as I don't have to do chores in the winter, if that changes, well they will be out of here quicker than a "blink of an eye".  But I won't be going out there in the winter, it's cold, and dark, and icky!
Thanks for all your hard work on the farm Doug. Miss Mary loves you!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ben's First Tax Season

Finished Ben's taxes just in time.  Need to get those mailed today!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Morning Storms

Woke up to thunder and lightning and rain.  Lots of rain this morning.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Puts a Smile on Your Face

Ellie left this note during their spring break visit.  I kept it.  Puts a smile on my face every time I see it :)
We also had great news about Mom today, so it is totally appropriate.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pretending to be Farmers

We had absolutely perfect weather today.  Doug and I spent the afternoon cleaning out the goat pen, clipping goat hooves, cleaning out the chicken coop and we even washed the windows in the coop. I think the goats and chickens are really happy.  Moose is especially glad that we didn't toss out his little house.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Opening the Screen Porch

We always look forward to "Opening the Screen Porch" for the summer season.  What a privilege to open it so early this year.  Look forward to spending lots of time out there.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ben's Sandwich

Ben has been making these all week., well, except for today because he ran out of ingredients :)
He even used spinach, but shhh, don't tell anybody.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pillowcase Edging

Week Four of On the Edge.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Audrey's Flowers

Always a sure sign of Spring when these tiny little flowers start blooming. Memories from when we lived in town and Doug and Audrey were our neighbors.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Missing Home

This is what I missed the most when we were vacationing in Florida.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Florida Memories

I think this just speaks "Florida, vacation and warmth".

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Blessings

The Easter Bunny sent Ben on a treasure hunt this year.  He was directed to go from one end of the house to the other, finding gifts such as graham crackers and marshmallows, loaf of bread, jar of Miracle Whip, sandwich meat.  Eventually bringing him to his final destination, the oven where he found a Panini Maker.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Just Silly

3D Imax movie at the Kennedy Space Center.  We actually saw two movies that day, and they were both fantastic. The moon and space are awesome in 3D.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Starting Seeds

Started my indoor-seeds this week.

Thursday, April 1, 2010