Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Just a look around.....

Not much going on around here to write about so I thought I'd share a few pictures.

My favorite tree.

My handsome boy, Hoss. Sorry it's sideways I don't know how to fix it.

Coming to attack. They think I have something for them. BWAK!!! What, says you!?!?!?!

Fighting over the last strawberry.

My Lucky dog. He has little man syndrome. He has been know to intimidate the biggest of UPS men.

The view from my backyard.

That's a small tour from around our little homestead. It's nothing fancy but it's home. Wish ya'll could all come visit.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The middle of June already!

Time just flies, doesn't it? I can NOT believe it is June 16! I feel like half my vacation is over already. And it just started!

There are alot of things I would love to get done over the summer. If I get my butt in gear and really tackle this house and get some freezer meals done, it will make my life so much easier once August gets here. I have to go back to work, as much as I don't want to.

We've already celebrated Kaleb's birthday. He had his closest buddies over and they had a camp out in the backyard. Complete with a campfire and smores. It was pretty fun.

I've always known my little man was smart but I didn't know just how smart he was! He was referred by his teacher to be tested for Gifted and Talented. This 11 year old child tested at college freshman level in several areas on the broader spectrum tests with his guidance counselor. They are having the school's psychologist come and give him some more tests. He also had science/math camp this week with a trip to NASA on Friday. This is a reward for scoring so high on his LEAP tests. There are only about 40 kids from the whole parish that get to participate. I'm very proud of him.

Well, I better get off of here and get some work done. I'm sure my chickens think they are starving.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Getting things done........

We are slowing but surely getting things done around here. The new chicken coop just needs a few more touches and it will be done. It's livable for the girls so they are in there we just need to make sure it is waterproof. It is so much nicer than their old home. And it SMELLS so much better. lol It still smells like new wood and pine shavings. I will post a picture as soon as it's totally done. I still need to paint it too and I'm going to hang some flower pots from the rafters on the outside. Yes, I have big dreams.

My garden area is all tilled and fertilized. I am WAY WAY late in getting my garden in but oh well, what are you gonna do? We've had a lot of adjustments this year and we're just getting started here on the new place so it'll take some time. Next year will be much easier.

Heck, I haven't even gotten my front porch done yet. It's totally ho-hum and needs some curb appeal. But, I have more ambition than time or money!!!

One really cool thing though is that my city boy husband is totally getting into the homesteading lifestyle. I love watching him get all excited over things.

In other news, I've confirmed with my boss that I will indeed take the full time position at school. I fought myself back and forth over this for months. The economy is scaring me though. So are the prices of everything. I went to WalMart yesterday. I had 4 little bags, not even full mind you and 2 of the deli pizzas. It rang up to over $80. I wanted to throw up! OMGosh! I don't know how people are getting by.

I don't LOVE my job. But, it's not bad. I can handle it. The hours are pretty good besides having to get up so dang early. But, on the other hand, I see quite a few people down my road leaving at the same time as me. It's a part of life for many of us and just something that has to be done. So, no more feeling sorry for myself. I need to put on my big girl panties and do what I have to do.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Spring is finally here........

Spring time is so exciting isn't it? We have so many projects going on I don't even know if we'll accomplish it all. We're in the process of building the chickens some new digs and I am soooo behind on my gardening. My plants should be in the ground like a week ago!! Oh well, it'll all work out. I hope!

We have the week off from school. Yippee! I needed a break from that cafeteria. It feels so good and so "normal" to be home. I'm still trying to decide if I want to go back next year. I've been praying on that for weeks now!

Our girls are giving us so many eggs these days. Such hard working ladies. If anyone needs eggs give me a call or stop by please! $1.50 a dozen. I'm just trying to pay my feed bill not get rich! lol I really love those girls though. My husband has gotten chicken addiction because he is talking about building a new pen for more babies. Ahhhgggg...... I created a monster. With all the farm type plans he has, you would never guess that this man has transplanted from the city. lol

Well, I'm off to figure out whats for supper. It's so nice to not be too tired to cook. I LOVE IT!!!!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hello, is anyone still out there????

I'm back, I'm back!!!!

Where to start? It's been so long.

Well, we had a great time in Vegas. We got to go up to Ely and play in the snow. We had a blast doing that. It was so nice to get away and visit. But, we're back home now and things are starting to feel "normal" again.

We've gone through such a big transistion in the last few months. I think it all caught up with me and I got in a sorta "funk". Even my doctor offered me some "happy" pills but I think all I really need is some warm air, sunshine and garden dirt between my fingers and toes. I'm feeling myself coming out of it now and I am very relieved about that.

I've neglected some online and real life friends and I'm so sorry for that. I've been a terrible friend. I don't like to spread my grumpiness around. lol I still love you all, I promise. And I miss you terribly.

Oh well, I have things I need to get done today. I had high hopes for today but the weather is not cooperating. I have to run to the feed store and then come home and get inside stuff done I guess. I'll talk to you all later.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Hello from Las Vegas

Sorry it's been so long since I last updated. We've had alot going on.

Right now we are visiting with family and having a great time. We don't see them often enough!

The week before we left was spent both working and trying to move all at the same time. I don't even want to think about what's waiting for me at home!

As of right now, my interenet is off. It may be a while before I have it up and running again. I have satellite internet so I have to wait for them to come and install a satellite. No telling how long that will take. Until then, I will update when I can and hopefully check in using the internet on my phone. I really hate using that though.

We'll be home this weekend and hoping to see all our friends and family. I miss being home.

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