Then he decided to an eye on me.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, June 28, 2009
These are effects from our ice storm last winter but it good to know life is growing out of the destruction. We are getting the few acres around the house cleared. Ten acres down and one hundred plus to go.
We have a few, uh, many brush piles.
These limbs, called hangers, are the most dangerous. If they decide to fall while you are under them, they can even kill you. We do not have the equipment needed to remove these. We will have to wait on Mother Nature and watch out when the wind is blowing.
I am almost to the creek and then I will cool my feet and rest before the last part of my journey home.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I am, however, not a hot weather person. I sweat like a horse! Every inch of me lathers up when it reaches 80 degrees, please, give me air conditioning! I sweat so much, I cannot see, my clothes are dripping and always must shower as soon as I come in. Give me Spring or give me Fall but you can keep the Summer.
The dogs have the right idea, maybe I should follow in their stead and I will stay cooler.
Monday, June 22, 2009
My husband has many creative ideas, some are good, while others...
We are having trouble with water weeds and moss in the big pond. Den's idea was to take the horse drawn rake, chain it to the tractor, place it in the bucket, drop it into the water, let it roll out and then pull it out with the tractor, raking the water grass and moss out with it.
It was working well and he stopped by to tell me what he was doing. Not my horse drawn rake? Yes, it is chained to the tractor and locked so it will not come loose. I like my rake, do not break it. Oh, I won't break it, it is working great. I said do not mess up my rake, it is valuable. We have two. I don't care, I want to keep two.
Two hours later, a dripping wet, frustrated hubby returns to the house, minus one horse drawn rake. I got the story from Andrew, hubby was not talking.
The grass was coming out wonderfully until they reach the deep water. He drops the rake and it won't pull out, the chain comes off. Now, he knows better than telling me this without trying the great rake rescue first.
He fashions some hooks to the lariat ropes and tries to snag it and drag it out...the ropes break. So now, not only is my horse drawn rake in the deep end, so are two hooks and my lariats are broken. He knows by now this is serious and he better not come tell me til he tries something else.
Next thing is dive in with the chain and attach it to the rake and pull it out....no good. Now he has a life jacket on and is trying to feel the rake with his feet as he is bobbing in the water...no good. This water is at least fifteen feet deep and all his tugging and pulling has buried the rake in the pond bottom, the tines have dug in and they are not moving.
He quietly returns to the house and Andrew gives the report while hubby is hiding. Andrew says Papa is afraid you will be mad! Me, mad???? Why would I be mad just because I told someone to be careful? Why would I be mad, just because my hundred year old horse drawn rake is on the bottom of the deep end of a pond???
I get no reports from hubby. I ask today if he has a plan for recovery. Yes, he does but he has to have three people, two in a boat and one on land....I can't wait to see this! I will be present this time, with my camera.
You can see the refections in the water behind the dragon flies.
The Button Willows were starting to bloom.
Some one is after my Dr Pepper.
I did not forget it was Father's Day and cooked Den two of his favorite dishes...pineapple upside down cake and beef brisket. He is now happily napping in his recliner with a full stomach.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Drum roll, please. Now for THE QUESTIONS:
What is your current obsession?
Drinking Dr Pepper
What is my weirdest obsession?
Putting lotion on my feet
What are you wearing today?
A wife beater tee shirt, worn out shorts, no shoes, no bra. Scary?
What's for dinner?
What ever falls out of the fridge
What would you eat for your last meal?
What is the last thing you bought?
second hand jeans for my sister
What are you listening to right now?
The fan running, it has turned warm.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
What do you think of the person who tagged you?
Sarah is wonderfully sweet, loves to run when her tendon allows...doesn't like ice cream, you know.
If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished any where in the world, where would it be?
At The Farm
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
What language would you want to learn?
What your favorite Quote (for now)?
Never drink down stream from the herd.
What is your favorite color?
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your wardrobe?
wife beater tee shirt
What is your dream job?
Retirement with three times the pay
What is your worst habit?
If you had 100 somethings to spend, what would you spend it on?
Some one else.
Do you admire any one's style?
Never really thought about it
Describe your personal style?
Casual and comfortable
What are you going to do after this?
find something to eat
What is your favorite movies?
Same Time Next Year, The Grey Fox, Sylvester, Anne of Green Gables
What is your favorite fruit?
chocolate...bear with me here, sugar come from sugar cane and cocoa from beans, so couldn't chocolate be a fruit?
What inspires you?
It could be anything, a leaf, a cloud, a look, a touch...
Your favorite book?
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
Do you collect something?
Things that please me.
What is your favorite smell?
the smell of a horse
What is your fave HGTV show?
Thank you, Sarah, for thinking of me. Now you know all my deep dark secrets and I am posting them to the world.