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Finished

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I am finished with the quilt.  This will be for Alexius (oldest granddaughter on her birthday).  Next I am starting on Sam’s.  His birthday is next.  Last week seemed to go by quickly.  We got our haircuts and enjoyed a nice afternoon with Faye and Gene.  The girls and I went to Sam’s one day to get stocked up on a few things.  Hubby cut wood while we were gone.   Imagine that, choosing to cut wood over going shopping!  On another day, we did some more electrical for our friend that is moving.  And before we knew it the weekend was here.

So now, school is finished, outside chores are done, the girls have taken a walk on the tractor road and supper is in the oven.  Wow, how good is that!  Tonight we are having something new.  I bought some marinated turkey breasts at Sam’s last week.  We are baking one of them for supper.  It smells awesome.

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I wanted to share this picture with you all.    You remember a while back when I made the comment that our pond was overflowing.  Well, we finally figured out why.  A duck has somehow got sucked into the drain pipe.  Not pleasant, I know, but strange things do happen.  Marvin told me he read somewhere that if he fell in, he had 20 min. before hypothermia set in.  I told him I’d be watching and if he fell in I would let him know when his time was running out but to make sure he got the duck out while he was in the water.  (lol)  Anyway, they are trying to get the drain unstopped.  So far, no success.

Well, I think that is about all that is going on around here.  I hope you all have a great day and God bless.

 

Cutting Wood

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Here are a few pictures of the wood pile we have been working on.   During the past winter, Marvin decided to have some logging done here on the farm.  They wanted to clear out a new pasture land.  After the logging crew was finished, they piled up all the unwanted wood.  The pile is smaller now than it was at first as several truck loads have already been removed.

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This picture shows better how tall the pile is.

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This is the pile of locust wood that has been moved to the side.  Billy is using this as fence posts for the new pasture land.

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Hubby sharpening his chain saw.  This has to be done frequently.  I wanted to show you all the wood we have cut so far but I didn’t get the picture yesterday and it is raining here this morning.   I’ll save that for another post.  Last nights low was only in the lower 40’s so hopefully we are done with chilly nights.  I have several vegetable plants I want to put out in the garden.  I’ve just been waiting for the danger of frost to pass.  I’m not very good at remembering to cover them up at night so I usually just wait.  School today as usual.  We are getting close to being finished with language.  It is always exciting to finish a book.  I was hoping to do some laundry today, however if I do, I will have to dry them inside.  I might just wait until tomorrow, not sure yet.  The pile is pretty big today, it will be even bigger tomorrow.  I better get started on my day.  Take care and God bless.

More Snow Pictures

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I wanted to get some pictures showing how deep the drifts had gotten.  Unfortunately by the time we went back down to the barn it was almost too dark to get really good pictures.  This picture shows going down to the milk barn.

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This is the side of the road at the milk barn.

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This picture is coming up from the milk barn.

These pictures do not show it as well as I wanted them to.  There was not enough light.  Anyway you can get an idea of how it looks.  The road crews have not even thought about our road yet.  Fortunately for us, Marvin clears this part of the road with his tractor so he can get up to his cows.  If not, there would be no path cleared.  The wind, praise God, has slowed down.  Temperatures were in the lower 20’s.  The weather man says to expect below normal temperatures for the next 10 day, so I guess none of this will be melting any time soon.  Chance of more snow coming in on Monday.  At least we can get the truck down to the barn now.  No bible study tomorrow.  No one could get here.  I guess I better get busy, getting things done.  God Bless.

Dreaming of Summer

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I’ve probably posted this picture before, but I thought we might all need a little color today.  The Butterfly bush and the Rose of Sharon are always full of brillant color.  The rocks came from over the hill on the farm.  I got Marvin to bring them over on the tractor.  He said this was a first for him, usually people want to get the rocks out of their yard not put them in.  I think however it adds to the charm.  Today temperatures will probably be in the upper 20’s.  They say a chance of wintry mix for Friday.  February is almost here though.  Somehow in my mind, in February, my thoughts turn to spring, gardening, flowers, sunshine.   Winter,however, does allow more time for things like sewing, quilting, crocheting.  I am almost finished with Julie’s quilted wall hanging.  I will post a picture of it when I’m finished.  I attempted to make homemade hamburger buns yesterday.  I do not own a hamburger bun pan so I thought I might could put them in my cast iron biscuit pan.  Not a good idea.  The tasted good, however, they looked like jumbo muffins.  We ate them last night covered with cooked deer and gravy and mashed potatoes.  No one seemed to mind how they looked.  I don’t like to give up though so I will try another approach next time.  Well, better get started on school.  God Bless.