Monday, September 28, 2009

a fav holiday pic (or two)....

camping with friends playing on their grandparents transportation (one of the few pics of hubby andi together!)
the fun lights of vegas!
One of our favorite backpacking spots!
Cait and her best friend working on a fire.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

What Inspires me.....

Nature and my Family! (how about you?)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

willpower! i was a good girl!

well, my daughter and boyfriend go back to school on monday. Our big fair started on the 11th and we had not made it there yet. Hubby grew up down the road from this fair so he can take it or leave it. My poor mother in law has such bad allergies to so many things now that she did not want to go, so i went along with the kids on our own. (it was dizzy bracelet day so cheaper for them with the rides) Usually i have someone with me who knows the fairgrounds so well, not me, i kept walking out of barns, etc and having no clue which direction i was traveling...unless i could catch site of the roller coaster! I was bummed as this year they are rotating animals, so the sheep and llamas and alpacas will arrive on the 22nd, the rabbits tomorrow. I did see the chickens and goats along with 10 baby pigs born last night and the cows. I was kind of bummed though!
I eventually found the artists room where local artisans sell their goods. There is everything there! I got 2 pieces of pottery and spoke with the artist. ( a new spoon rest and a french butter pot) then also picked up about ten buttons made from elk and caribu antlers (4 toggle style). That was it for me! I did not purchase any fiber or yarn this year (gasp, i know!) And i was good otherwise as well, one scone hot from the oven and a taste of the vanilla walnut fudge. Thats it! (honestly i could not find the salmon /cream cheese pieroshky stand or i would have got one to take home and i was not up to sweets when the kids ate the elephant ear) A good day though! Stopped on the way home for a gallon of raw milk so i could make yogurt tonight. Somehow i still managed to spend a good amount of money though! (you know fairs...parking, tickets, ride bracelet...... oh well, it happens once a year!)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

moving?? maybe... and a bit o pimping!

Look what i found at the goodwill for 4.00. I also got a rug hooking kit, the kind with the wool strips, a couple of tools, etc of an apple tree. It was new, unopened with an original tag of 75.00, for 7!! will be a fun project!

Hubby came home last night and said, "so what do you think of canada?" Well, seeing we make it up there an average of 8 times a year (at least) for his work, now they and he are thinking of relocating there for 3 years. For his career it would be a good move. But, the "eh's" of this are that it would be in the next 4-5 months! yeah! This will be daughters senior year at the high school and her sophomore year at the local college so... she cannot move. Meaning we would have to find a friend for her to "rent " at those few months before she heads to idaho for summer 2010 to start her last 3 years of college at boise state. She is newly 17 and i, her mom, am not sure if i am ready for her to not be under my roof yet . i am not ready for her to go next summer let alone sooner! We would sell this home vs renting it out, etc etc... the list goes on. So in a nut shell, not really sure what's happening, smile! Will keep you informed. (this would so work better next summer but i guess someone is retiring and hubby would be taking his place)

pimps: check it out!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Want to be a Shephardess???

Here's how you can get started with your own flock. Major big giveaway! So wish i could enter but at this time our property would not hold a full flock *le sigh* . But if this is your dream as well go visit Susan and the gang at MVFF!!!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

At last!

Yup feels good to be home. As nice as it is to get away it always feels good to get back home and crawl under familiar sheets! Almost back to normal, smile... both house and me!

Got the plums and apples in the crock pot for a plum butter, 8 loaves of zucchini bread baking, and off to farmer georges farm stand for about 40 pounds of tomatoes, ten of peaches and a few apples. (and to see if the calves have been weaned so i can get some raw milk for yogurt) Still working on huby about a bunny... no go yet! Le sigh.
A quick pic of the kids and i in california adventure. We hit 4 theme parks while down there along with the winchester mystery house and a bit of san fran.

Vacation was good Did get stuck in one fire on the way down. At one point we saw the temp outside go up to 109, and that was not near a fire!

more later, off to stir the plums and check the bread. enjoy your holiday weekend everyone!

Friday, September 4, 2009


le sigh...will update with pics later!! (two days driving, 29 hours in the car coming home.....) later! smile