Friday, November 27, 2009


We had a lovely Thanksgiving.
I hope you all our there had a great one too!

Krissy came over and enjoyed the day with us as well.

We had a delicious ham, mashed taters, gravy,
baked yams, green bean casserole, a veggie & rice dish,
stuffing, rolls, green fluff (otherwise know as pistachio pudding),
and pumpkin pie.

It's a good thing I made two pies because I dropped one.

Who knew that my cake curse would carry over to pies too?

Cake curse you say, yes it's true, I'm not allowed to carry
cakes ANYWHERE at my house.

See it started about 15 years ago when I purchased a cake
for my Daddy's birthday. We had went out for dinner at
a nice restaurant and then back to our house for cake.
I was carrying it in and was about two feet from the table when
I dropped it. The plastic lid flew off and it landed frosting side
down on the carpet. OOh, it was a mess!

From then on I'd drop at least one cake a year until
my hubby said no more cake carrying for you.
Even here at home I can't even remove them from the oven,
cuz I will somehow manage to have it slip from my
fingers into the oven or on the floor.

But I have to say I never had this problem with pies till now!

What is up with that?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009


Caden has lost his third tooth!

And his other top tooth is very loose too.

I told him before long he will be singing that song
"All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth".

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Where did the weekend go?

This weekend just flew buy!

I suppose since I worked 7.5 hrs of OT yesterday
had something to do with it...

We are really busy at work and I'll more than likely
have more OT offered to me than I can handle and
I'll take ALL I can handle.
Cuz you know Christmas is coming,
bill's to pay and all that...

My Honey and the kids took a load to the junk yard
yesterday and you can't even tell.
But at least it's a start.

We took advantage of this wonderfully mild day
by grooming all the horses.

The boys are awaiting their turn.

Chyann and Jenny.
Can you see how her tail has been nibbled on even more?

We are taking the tail eating pig in for butcher this week
and I'm soo glad for that.
We'll hang on to the other and butcher it in February.

Winter like weather is supposed to be moving in
by Wednesday and I'm not looking forward to it.
This nice weather has been wonderful!
Only lighting the furnace every other day has been great too.

On another note, if there are any Price is Right fans out there
My Honey's cousin from ND will be on the show
the 25th of Nov.
Julie wouldn't tell us what the outcome was, but she
was smiling real big so maybe that means she won something.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Yesterday the kids come home from school and
got right on their homework.

When that was all done Colton says
he's got something to show us.
We all gather around the computer.

He says in school today a friend showed him this
web site
and it was pretty cool, check this out.

He said it was a site that you could ask
questions of Jud and
Jud would give you the answers.

So, we tried it out
and I was just totally amazed!!

Colton asked it questions like
What color are Chyann's glasses,
it answered RED. Correct answer.
What color are Caden's eyes,
it answered Blue. Correct answer.
What is the name of mom's friend that moved
here from AK, it answered Kris. Correct answer.
and on and on it went...
I was totally wowed.
My hubby on the other hand said,
that it was foolery and fake. He didn't
believe a word of it.

I called Kris and told her about it and she says
I gotta check it out.
Didn't work for her or me when I tried it.

When I googled this web site I got
a bunch of hits and clicked on this on
Apparently it's all bunk.
But it sure was fun.
Apparently I'm pretty gullible.

Try it and amaze your friends..

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pulling time

Today Chyann is getting Casper into
practice for pulling this winter.

She rigged him up and gave Caden rides around the yard.

Caden is still football crazy.
Kicking and throwing it at every opportunity.

Chyann had to get a ride too.

Then she decided to try out Scotch.
That went alright in the yard, but when
the sled went over the driveway poor Scotch
thought it was after him and bolted back to the barn.

This is all in preparation for winter snow when Chyann
will hook up the sled and have Casper pull her all over.
Last winter she and a friend spent 2 hours outside
in 10* temps being pulled all through the fields.
I thought they were nuts, but those
horse loving girls thought otherwise.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Too busy

Yeah, I know it's been awhile since
I've blogged.
BUT I've been busy..
Poor excuse I know.

Last Sunday we put two pick-up loads of
wood in the basement.
Thankfully it's about full.

Rode a little horse and had a good time.

Missed the kids' Veteran's day program at school
because I had to work.
They said it was a nice program with a good

Thought I had broken my right ring finger at the
second knuckle when I smacked it into a
bookshelf on Wednesday.
(just call me Grace)
It swelled up like you wouldn't believe and I
could hardly move it.
Made it really hard to type on Thurs and Fri
and ya know that's what I do for my job
all day everyday.
It's better now, just black and blue.

Report cards came home from school on Friday
and I must say ALL my kids are doing

O's and S+'s for Caden
Straight A's for Chyann
2 A's and 5 B's for Colton

Now if that's not just the best, I don't know what is.

Yesterday was devoted to the weekly swabbing
of the house and
today I don't have much enthusiasm to do anything.
I should go out and enjoy this beautifully sunny day,
but I may need a nap first.
We'll see.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Harvest day and other stuff

Thursday afternoon the folks that rent the field
next door from our neighbors got
busy with the soy bean harvest.

They used a big combine to harvest the pods
then a tractor to cut the bush, rake them
into rows and finally a round bale thing
to roll them up.

Working late into the night they got about 80 acres done.
Now all they have left is going around and picking
up all the bales.

Caden was king of the world for a bit...

It was so beautiful yesterday.
Gorgeous blue skies and temps around 65*
with only light winds.

Cal and Colton went and cut wood
until about 5p.

Chyann, Caden and I cleaned house
then goofed with the horses for the rest of the day.

I was going to ride Scotch out in the field, but that
bugger, oh that bugger, wasn't interested.
Enough said..

Chyann and Caden rode though and had fun.

Gypsy's rain rot is clearing up so hopefully
I'll be able to ride her today.

Jenny got a good workout too.

When we fed the animals I sent Chyann to the
cow barn to check their water and she got stuck
in the muck. I went to her rescue and ended
up pulling her out (minus her shoes) and falling
into the muck myself.
Not good.
Talk about nasty...
Covered in cow crap and mud!
Oh, well we all had a good laugh.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mystery solved...

I went out to feed the animals and
discovered a hunk of Jenny's tail
in the barn next to the pig pen...
I held it up and the pigs went nuts
trying to get at it!

What is up with that?
Can it be possible that our dumb ass horse
would stand and let stinking pigs eat her tail!?!

Check out that short tail!

I am just amazed!
I don't even know what to say about this.
I guess I'd have to see this actually happening
to believe it, but the evidence seems clear.
I have horse tail eating pigs and a horse that will let them.

Strange, really strange.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Time flies..

Saturday was Halloween, a big day at our house.

Chyann went trick-or-treating with some of
her friends then had a sleep over.

Caden and Pipi set out to get lots of candy too.

We were going to do the local haunted house,
but Caden wanted to go home.
I thought maybe he'd just gotten chilled,
but no he had the flu.
Been sicker than a dog since then.
Temps up to 103*, body aches,
sore throat, tossing cookies and
all that.
Don't know if it was the dreaded H1N1 or
the regular flu, but he is doing better now.

Saturday was also Colton's 17th Birthday.
Hard to believe he is that old already.
No pictures of him cuz he went to a friends
Halloween party.

Saturday was also our 18th wedding anniversary.
Yes, it's been that long.

Colton wasn't due until Nov 7th and lots
of folks said wouldn't it be funny if he were born
on your anniversary. I said No, but the fates
decided otherwise.

Since Caden was sick we didn't do much
just watched movies and ate nachos.