Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Fat and Fun

This kid is such s quick study.

She just keeps climbing, sliding, and yelling Wee!!!

That’s the fun. This is the fat part.
She will be two beginning of May so I started this hat for a three year old measurement. 
Guess what?
Her head is too fat.
She will probably be the largest adult size there is.
Oh well I’ll finish this and start another.

Monday, January 8, 2018


Now she has them....

Waiting to get her wisdom teeth out.

Hating me for “doing this to her”!
She will survive. 
At least they weren’t impacted.
I wouldn’t let her have Vicodin .
Everyone in my family hallucinates on it severely.
She will love me later .
I hope...

Thursday, January 4, 2018

My boy..... :~}

        When your boy works at the right
               place during the storm.


I drove to his house in big red
         to watch Miss A while he worked. 

      Now she watching him start to clear out 
       his house and a few older neighbors.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


Since LN has been home Miss A and her have become besties.
Miss A's vocab has been progressing quickly. She struggled with LN's name but has invented her own moniker for her new favorite person.

As you can see LN brought or shall I say bought her off with her favorite food.
Harder to see but Miss A has a bowl full of hash rounds from Chic fil a.
Carbs all the way baby just like our whole clan.

LN's feet are only an 8 or 8 1/2 not the 15's they appear to be.
I'm sure they will both miss each other after LN returns to college by the 15th.

I have never wanted or needed much financially.
Things are not important to me.
I only wanted to be a Mom and for my family to get along and be close.
It had to start with my three but it's happening.
May it continue.
You may not get to choose your family but you can choose to be close.
Life is about choices.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Out of the mouth...

       of a family member things are said.
        Sometimes it opens my eyes clearly.
         Things I already knew are reinforced.
        Gosh I miss Robert Lee Boring.

           In other news I am recovering from the plague.
     I will survive !

        Christmas will be smaller than I wanted.
     But I’ll be there at least.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Day from H E L L except for afternoon visit...

Saturday Delaware had a snow/sleet/ice mess. We ended of with 5 in on ground with pavement clear except low areas of ice. 
I double checked weather reports for western PA. Nothing showing except cold temps.
Confidently I set out at 5:30 am Sunday to retrieve last bred ewe. All was well for first 4 hours of 6 hour trip. When I got to Breezewood I ran into snow squalls hit or miss for next hour. No biggie I turned off cruise and lowered speed. I was following I Phones GPS. So far I’d been on two lane divided highways. The last 2 hours I “visited” every small town in western PA , snow covered roads , slippery conditions, sketchy all around. At one point in a town I can’t name to protect the innocent I stopped at the top of a steep hill and asked a guy if it was safe to continue down? He said just go slow you’ll be fine but it turns at bottom. I slid standing on my brakes the whole way with my truck shuddering to the “turn”. It was a sharp switchback to the right. I slid to the guardrail straight ahead . Beyond the rail was sheer space down to 100’ bottom. I was shaking and cussing that guy the rest of the day. I managed to turn right and get to the bottom and finish my directions. 
After picking up the ewe I asked for better homeward directions. He gave me 3 turns to get to 80. I’m thinking this is a piece of cake. After turning on the phone gps at 80 I found out I was wrong. I nail bit all across pa on back roads till Harrisburg. I was tired ,hungry and my neck was hurting from tension.
I called LN and said here I come. I was close to her college so I made a pit stop. She brought 10 people out to ooo and ahhh over her ewe. Most had never saw livestock close up. I usd bathroom and walked out tension before continuing Home. 
I arrived at 8:30 to ice from snow thawing and freezing all day I was gone.
At least I got to see LN. 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Hard day

       Trailer pulled out with last cows today.
The hardest thing I’ve done in awhile was halter and lead them to the trailer.

It may seem silly but they meant the world to me. All three younguns had parts in their lives. As they grew up and moved on with lives these gentle but sassy girls kept me going with the memories of days gone by. I smiled each time I saw them, even when they broke down fences and went on long “hikes” I smiled.
Diamond the red paint Shorthorn is the matriarch who started it all. When I look at her I see my son. He had a rough ten years and she was there to get him through. A therapist told him to walk away from his anger and go brush his cow. He laughed but did it and it helped him tremendously. 

The end of an era . Never more...

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Christmas knit complete

         The mosaic shawl seen on website       
                        looked challenging. 

           It was. I frogged several times.

        I persevered and with help from a friend
                    figured it out eventually.

                Last bind off stitch.

    Complete except for blocking and wrapping.

Friday, November 17, 2017

I guess I am lucky?

It seems to me I must be lucky.
I rarely get sick.
I avoid doctors also.
I give blood where they send me reports on BP and Blood Sugars so I am aware of those factors.
I check for lumps and bumps regular.
I also am very aware of whats "normal" pertaining to my body.
Surprisingly a lot of people are not familiar with their own bodies and are surprised by things .
I eat as much unprocessed food as I can.
Meat from livestock I grow, veggies from my garden, fruit either I grow or local orchard.
I do not eat "organic" because as someone who lives the ag life I know its not true.
I guess I am lucky.
I also am not a hypochondriac and that helps.
I do worry that with modern society either all organic or all processed people go to extremes.
Living around animals, manure and outside influences without living in an airtight house helps also. 
People I know that live in development homes that are airtight and eat "wholesome organic food"
seem to get sick a lot.
No immunities to nature?
Just my Friday musings.
If you only knew a bit of what rolls around in my noggin you would be scared.