Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday Randomness...

For 2 weeks I have not had an oven.
I turned it on 1 night, it started clicking like it was lighting but never did light.
I lite it by hand and it kept going out.
For 1 week I haven't had a stove top because of the ongoing oven repairs
I have used the crockpot and microwave when I've been home to cook that is.
Today S's friend B the master of all he sees is supposed to fix it.
B ask me to take the stove top off so he could see better the ignition  and gas lines.
Oh yea and to clean it up to.
Oh well I now know how to strip the gas stove down completely.
I've never messed with gas cause it's scary.
Not anymore now I know how to pull the burners and lines apart and put them back together.
This was info I didn't need but ....I have it.
Ln's field hockey season came to an abrupt halt last night.
I walked across the field with a food and drink bag for her after her game.
It was an away game about an hour from home and she rides the bus back.
She had a spectacular game and although her team tied she killed it on the field personally.
Her coach sees me and casually says, " I'm going to miss her now that she's done".
She let me take LN home so she got a real meal and started homework in the truck.
I thought she had her last game against a difficult team Thursday which she'd play and
another game next Thursday that she'd miss because of FFA convention in Kentucky.
Nope the Thursday team rescheduled to next week.
I'm a little let down but she has to be at convention to participate in livestock judging as her team won the state contest.
She leaves Monday after school and comes back next weekend.
Down time for Mama!
I have lots that needs my attention so no issues there.
A good think happened a little while ago.
A man came to the house that I knew but hadn't seen in a few years.
He asked for S who wasn't home.
He said he needed to apologize to him for being rude.
Apparently he snapped at S at an auction last week when S didn't sell a row he wanted to bid on something in but moved to a different row.
He said, " I apologize that is not my nature and I've felt bad about it ever since".
I said I'm sure S {who can be "difficult" when he's auctioneering and acts superior a lot}
 had it coming.
The man replied, "Still I apologize because I shouldn't have snapped back".
That made me almost cry that someone felt bad about his actions.
It takes a big person to admit their mistakes.
A rare occurrence in my world for sure.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Friday Funday ???

Today S & I tackled a sheep hay storage area.
I have been using a hut that sat on the ground but it was a back breaker
as my 5'8" child demonstrates.
We bought 3 huts at a auction.
They are roughly 8' x 8' square.
One we resold, one we have in the sheep pasture for it's intended purpose and
one I use for storage near the sheep's feeding area outside.
First step was taking all the crapola that was around the hut and dispose or put it away.

Next we picked a spot in the corner that is beside sheep and backs up to arena fence where cows are.
Then S in his kindness allowed me to dig and set all 4 posts.
That was so sweet!
It was easy with the recent rain and I only have to dig down 2 ft.

We attached 2x6 boards for the hut to set down on and 2x2 boards to attach tin to later.

We picked up the hut with a chain and maneuvered it into position.
We lowered it and miraculously it set down on boards with only a little pushing around.
A lot of bolts and screws later and tada.

A storage hut for hay!
It started to rain so the tin will be attached to the bottom walls later.
S wants to close in the front with a recycled storm door and plywood.
It faces east and normally is fine left open.
I'll think on it.
I think trying to toss bales in a normal size door will be a pain.
We'll see.....

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tiny Skull

I took the hay wagon we get bean fodder on out of the arena today.
As I hooked it up I saw this tiny skull left on display.
The wagon pin shows you the size. 
Little tiny reminder of a life.....

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Smiling :)

I received a nice surprise late last week.
It is a neat fall mug coaster in a Log Cabin pattern from MamaPea from A Homegrown Journal blog.
Just what the Doctor ordered!!!
A little pick me up cause I matter gift!
So thoughtful and cute with the leaf note and harvest backing.
LN examined the stitching MamaPea!
Your binding stitches are so even she says.
Thanks for making my week!