Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Out at Grandma's



Went out to grandma's today and trimmed up the unruly grape vines. I love grapes how about you all? We still have some more to trim on the top we did not take a ladder with us.




before trimming

After trimming

The brush afterward

I read my aunts blog yesterday where she wrote about a beautiful Eastern Red Cedar on her property. She writes a really good blog a lot better than mine. You should go check it out sometime http://hennypennylane.blogspot.com I told her there was a beautiful Red Cedar out at grandmas and I would take a picture of it and share. 

Here is the big cedar tree.
me standing beside the cedar

The Farmer hugging the tree.

We also set out some tame blackberry vines yesterday. The Farmer work hard on it. I hope that they will grow fast and we will soon have some blackberries. I love blackberries. My friend gave me a jar of jelly she made this summer and it was yummy!

Blackberries

blackberries

blueberry bushes

Here are a few pictures in my yard. Most of everything in my yard that blooms came from someone special to me. 
Yellow bells from my granny

The Farmer found these turkey hunting

Shirt button bush from my granny

I am hoping that everything stays pretty and we don't have anymore winter weather. Thanks for stopping by. God bless you all.





Sunday, February 12, 2017

Spring in February ???

Wow this weather is so crazy. I love the warm weather but I have a feeling all of the stuff that is blooming and coming out will be killed but frost, freeze or snow. It is crazy. On facebook all my pictures from memories pop up and most of them have been snow. I went out today to take a picture of our new calf and took some pictures of the stuff that is blooming.

My strawberry plants have blooms.

Daffodils are blooming and int he back ground my shirt button bush is blooming

And yes Other mama had a calf yesterday. I went out to get a picture of it and Jimmy had to show off so I had to come in and get the farmer to go out with me to get the picture. First calf this year.

other mama and calf


We rode the mule out to grandma's and the pasture. 
barn

Jenny and Valentine 

Jenny and Valentine 

pond

grandma's house and the daffodils blooming
Daffodils in the pasture

We had thunderstorms this past week and that means snow in 9 days so let see if spring in early February continues. 


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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Update on diet and things around farm.

Not much going on around here. I am on my fourth week of doing my Hammer and Chisel workout. I have already lost an 8 inch all over. I was totally shocked losing 2.5 inches in my thighs were I was really wanting to lose. I am a little disappointed that the scales keep moving up and down on the same 3 pounds. I pray everyday for guidance to get my eating under control. I know I should be really happy with the inches going away but they seem to come back even with a change in exercise. I really want to lose before I turn 50 which is coming in April. I am working hard but I just can not get this food thing together. I have been drinking my protein shakes, exercising and trying to get my steps in.
Protein shakes

exercise and sweating

blurry picture of my fitbit 

Starting to get some muscle 


Tracking my food. See how many calories I ate?

That is enough about that. We went out to grandmas house yesterday while the weather has been so nice. I really want to be more self-sufficient with supplying food for our family now that we have bigger garden space. The Farmer wen out and plowed a spot up for us a corn patch. We have not planted corn in years. I am so excited. We are planning on planting a potato patch, zucchini, and spaghetti squash. We are going to trim up the grape vines and hope that they will have grapes this year. We have two tame blackberry vines we are going to plant soon. I will take pictures when we do. Today we just went out to plow and to see little Blackie it has been a while since I seen her.


Farmer plowing

Cows across the road (in-laws) 

Blackie 

Little Blackie liked Clay she walked with him down to the woods

 
Baby chicks

baby chicks
Oh yeah I am reading the bible through again this year. I am doing it with my friend. I am enjoying reading it again. The last two days I have been so sleepy and it makes me sad that I almost fall asleep while reading. But I pray for guidance and help through my lord and savior Jesus Christ everyday. 

Thank you for stoping by. 


Monday, January 16, 2017

Went on a hike

It has been a while since the boys agreed to go on a hike in the woods with hills every since we fell down Morrow Mountain. We decided to go to Troy Lake Park and walk 4 miles. I was so proud of Seth. He lead us the whole way with his walking stick and he did not get anxious or scared.

We had a great time and even worked up a little sweat. It was a nice day to be outs since we have all had a cold and the Farmer is still coughing. It makes it harder for him to get rid of a cold working in the dusty chicken houses also the fact that it is 90* in the houses with little biddies.

I hope this means that we will get to take more hikes this year and that the boys will enjoy and not complain.


Seth way ahead and the Farmer

Seth leading us

Me and Seth

Clay loves to throw rocks in the water

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

FOOD, Freezing rain, sleet and snow....

Well the first week of the new year has not started off as planned. I was all prepared to get back on track with my eating/counting calories. Also started my new exercise program  Hammer and Chisel. I have eaten horrible and have not kept track of my food intake because it has been that bad. I have been eating Toll House Chocolate chip cookies the refrigerator kind that you bake. I have had chips, chips and salsa with melted cheese. Biscuits and jelly good homemade blackberry jelly from my friend. And today I had Krispy Kream doughnuts. Am I suppose to be on a diet or eating healthy? What happen to me? Like before I have kept up the exercise like a good little exerciser, but the healthy eating went down the drain. I was so happy that for most part I only gained a little over a pound for the holidays. Since January 1 I have gained another pound. Actually I am not sure my scales are right I think the battery is just about dead


No I did not eat all the ones that are gone but I helped a lot!

Well all of this cold weather has made it so easy to eat. Also the boys have had some cold with mostly snot but I feel like I am catching some of it today. My throat is a little sore feeling. We have a new flock supervisor or we call him a chicken man. He went bear hunting and brought us some bear meat. I cooked it and made a big pot of veggie/bear soup and it was so yummy!

bear meat yummy!
I have also been crocheting trying not to snack so much. I made a few more messy bun hats 
My first crochet flower

made this for a friend

made a pair of fingerless gloves

Made these for my friends.

Now to get to the snow, sleet and freezing rain. I so wanted some pretty snow. I love to watch big snowflakes falling to the ground but it all started as freezing rain and sleet. During the night and until 12 noon the next day it snowed. Not a big accumulation but it did snow. 


End of the chicken house

Farmer taking the bobcat to clear the driveway

Ice on the pecan trees

Mama cow

I tried to get Jimmy to look but this is all I got out of him

Sun and snow across the pasture



Farmer working

Farmer working


Farmer working




Bird feeders in the snow only word came for a picture

House in the snow

My grapevine tree and snowman

My little snowman in the snow
I am ready for it to get a little warmer this 9* at night is to cold. Hope everyone stays warm.
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