Tuesday, September 24, 2013


He's 23 today.
He's a holy terror and the most loyal friend.
He's all boy and a lot of me.
It hasn't been a walk in the park but it's been worth it.
He's a good brother when he shows it.
Don't cross him EVER.
I learned a lot but raising him about myself.
The tunnel is dark and long but the other side is sweet.
I smile just thinking about him.

He was born at dawn with just a midwife present.
He took along time to appear.
His granddad was snoring in the other room as I pushed him out into the world.
He's mine.
Think I'll keep him.

Friday, September 20, 2013

It Starteth...

The title and pictures suggests I may meet the harvest...
Or the foggy morning sunshine from temperature changes...

As I head to the gym but no ... 

I meant the start out with long pants and socks on then go to shorts and tank tops by midday and finish with jeans and hoodies on .... It Starteth!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Friends and enemies?

Here's my friend...
He (and I have no idea the sex but I'm assigned its gender) hangs out around our porch foundation and has for a few years. It's not often I see him where I can take a picture. His name is George because that the name that came to me 1st lol. 
This is what I find on a regular ( maybe 1 or 2 x a month) basis in my dining room. 

Apparently our cat has enemies she vanquishes to another world. That's fine because some are mice which I approve the destruction of. You have to take the bad with the good but seriously NOT in the house , cat. Take it outside to eat. Think of it as a picnic.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ahhh rock fish

Fresh rock fish S caught in Chesapeake Bay yesterday with local broccoli and walnuts.... Lunch goodness 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Must Haves

My Someday Ideal Must Haves:
Acreage to insure seclusion
Mountains or view there of
Water, preferably running but water nonetheless
Seasons, heavy on all except summer
No humidity
Barn, plenty of barn
Trees, lots of trees
House, livable but otherwise idk
Low population
Any opinions, additions or thoughts????

Friday, September 13, 2013

Checking In

Checking in...
a lot of 4-H, soccer and field hockey games right now
spread thin
LN's doing well on each team.
She's back to center defender with her new soccer coach.
She's hoping they get ahead enough in a game this season he'll put her up top
to try to score.
She made the JV field hockey team as the only 9th grade starter so she was pleased.
She has to prove her spot for each away game as the team only has so much bus room for JV.
She's tough but sick now with this flu bug making it's rounds.
I had it the beginning of the week and passed it to her.
The weather finally broke last night.
The next week looks like low 70's with no humidity.
I may get something done around here.
I can not find the garden ...errr weed patch I mean.

Been walking the calf LN is keeping as her steer for next year.
He still needs banded and weaned.

Getting this calf ready to sell as soon as I band him and wean him also.
I'll do both weanings together so they can bawl together and sell him after that drama eases.
Anyone need a registerable shorthorn bull or steer?

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Well now

Well now without getting too involved in the details or sentiments
let me say that I found out from my sister
I don't have a Mother
I guess this means I was hatched?
In other news LN started her high school field hockey season today.
Her team the JV won 9-0 with the varsity winning 5-2.
Go Riders!
Turning the stick over to steal the ball

Winning the war

Aha it's mine
The weather was nice and the game was good.
Tomorrow begins her regular fall season of travel soccer in PA.
It's a 2 hr ride with a game time of 9am.
Hello 6am departure ;]`

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Found Treasure?

All 10 record books are complete. 
They just need signatures from her club leader and tonight is the 1st monthly meeting. 

So that means I have found hidden treasure. My table is back! No more piles of forms and pictures . No glue strips or paper punch pieces. Just a table again. 

Monday, September 2, 2013

Record Books

4-H Record book time is upon LN again.
She has 10 to do .
If you don't know what they are or how to do them thank your lucky stars.
I know some states do them differently.
Here they do a General Information book then a book for each project.
LN does:
 Sheep, Swine, Beef, Goat, Citizenship, Leadership, Clothing and Textiles,
 Arts and Crafts, and Foods
They are due Wednesday night to her 4-H club leader to be signed.
I had to run for new color cartridges to print the 80+ pictures needed in the books as well as the
50+pages of information.
LN and her siblings before her all learn from this process.
My general rule is if you are going to do the project then do the book.
Sometimes I wonder what I am thinking. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013


Today we did a little of this...

And this...

LN helped cause she is a SuperGirl!

Actually her and I filled the hay ring with 30 wetter bales for the cows. We know how to organize and stuff em in there ! Some local Amish boys helped put the rest away. We put about 400 bales in the loft with another 50 kept out for cows. This humidity is wrecking havoc with our hay this year. 
Funny thing... Have you heard about the new invention? The Amish telephone? One of the teenagers left it in my truck while unloading. I may have had to take a few pictures for him to find later. maybe....