For Our Troops......

For Our Troops......

Welcome!

Either you're searching for some information and stumbled across here, or already know me and are interested in what I/we do. :)

The dairy cow doesn’t ask for much, but she asks every day.
People who are creating wealth with a cow either are hardworking and reliable or get that way in a hurry. This is the way it has been for a very long time.
--Joann Grohman (Author of Keeping a Family Cow)


There are three kinds of people in this world:
Those who watch things happen,
Those who Make things happen,
or you can wonder what the hell happened.
--Captain Phil Harris (RIP)



A few of words of wisdom I have come across:


Choose not to just live within your means, but live within your needs.


If you don't want to be responsible for or defend yourself, please don't expect others to do it for you.

(My translation: Buck up and learn some skills!)


Prepare for the worst, hope for the best!

"Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the AmericanGovernment take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian."--Henry Ford

**~*~**Spread the word!**~*~**

Small Family Farms need our help when ludicrous charges have come up against them. Maybe someday it could be one of us on this "make an example out of you" chopping block.

Pushing back (via donations, interviews, getting the word out, etc) and standing up for what we believe in will send a clear message that we refuse to just roll over and give up!

When we know what we're fighting for, we fight harder--Sgt . Gary Stein (USMC)

THANK YOU!!!



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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend




Jared called Friday night....seems like they don't have their Drill Instructor yet, so Basics won't officially start until NEXT Friday (June 4th!). So everyone is in 'limbo' right now. Hence why he is allowed time to call (if they are all good).

He sent his GF the one with the shaved head and me the one with the hat on.










Kyle has been working alot again. Pat has been busy helping B&K with their Central Air to get it working. They have chickies now too, mine are growing fast! (And eating lots, they're little pigs I think!)



And it's been awfully hot and humid the past week or two. (Reminds me of TX weather!) :) We have not turned on the AC, but many have. We have been making do with fans.


Being this is Memorial Day weekend work has been extra busy. Many people have it off and so are out having fun camping, boating and/or fishing. I sold lots of ice cream cones and even more bags of ice!




There were lots of volunteers who put up flags at the cemetery and big flags around the courthouse. Lots of folks out decorating gravesites, I don't know if this is morbid, but some look so pretty. I'd be right happy if someone made mine look 'gussied up' with some colorful flowers!





















Thursday, May 27, 2010

May 27 Thursday

I had to work Wednesday, but Jared called home, then me at work just after 6 pm, and of course his girlfriend :). He still had his cellphone and called to let us know he made it to Atlanta and was waiting for the bus to pick them up and take them to Ft. Benning.

I have not heard anything since. I am just glad he called when he did so waiting for his "official Army arrival call" won't bug me as much (ha).
His cat Tigwee seems lost and keeps looking for him (oh, when she isn't sleeping!)


Things seem to be getting somewhat back to normal around here. Kyle has been working alot, Patrick has been doing PT for his shoulder that has bothering him and I do the usual--chores, work, chores, deal with a weedy garden, etc. ;)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

One Week Later.....

Today is Army Leaving Day.....here are pictures of Jared and our family.
Kyle, Patrick, Janene and Jared. Last Family Picture for awhile! :(





Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Graduation Photos


Here are some graduation pictures of Jared and of his party. I'll add more later on in the week!

Enjoy! :)






















































Thursday, May 13, 2010

May 13















The boys had their last concert this past Tuesday, Jared plays the baritone (looks like a small tuba-first one in the first row) and Kyle plays trombone. (Kyle is second from the left in the back row sitting)








Graduation is just a few days away and have been busy doing last minute things! (OK, picking up things I forgot!) ;-)

Jared's last day of school was Wednesday.
His girlfriend decided to 'dress him up' I guess, complete with eyeliner! (Rock star look I guess!)

The weather has been nicer, we did get another 1" of rain over two days. But it is still chilly at night.
I put the three bantie chicks with the 10bigger chicks and ended up taking them out. They'd ignore them for awhile, then pick on the banties. So back to jail for the banties! Sometimes in a 'bug frenzy' the bigger chicks would just literally run over the little ones! Shockingly, I don't have any pictures of them! (yet!)
I let Walter the rabbit run about the yard today. He (she??) is a fat toad and had a grand time. Patrick cleaned his cage--long overdo!
Hopefully Dolly is indeed bred. I will draw blood and see when the time is right. ;-)
OK off to double check my "to do" list and check in with Pat's mom to see what treasures she picked up today for the graduation party! :)

























Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May already

Between storms and work and kids activities and working on the garden and fencing and just everyday life (whew!) I've been lagging on my posts here!

I do not have the garden totally in, but it is doing well so far. Dolly has not come back into heat (was supposed to today) so that is good news. In fact, Giz (the bull) decided to tear up three trees in the pasture and short out the electric fence and escaped into the larger part of the pasture this morning. The grass was calling I guess-ha!

It's hard to believe Jared leaves in about three weeks. I'll sure miss him. Got the graduation announcements out and get-together invites as well. He went fishing the other day, he bought a new fly fishing rod so had to 'test' it out I guess.
Kyle has been busy with golf and work and youth group. He's been practising more driving my truck (stick shift), I think he'd do OK alone unless he was stopped on a hill.

Jared and I got hay the other day, I haven't backed a trailer for a long time. I do best backing if I don't over-analyse it and just DO it. ;-) (I had to back a tractor and a trailer alot at the hog farm, so I'm just out of practise!) I did fine backing picking up the hay, but had to back up and squeeeeeze it in between two trees here at home. (Patrick makes it look soooo easy!) I got it done and I don't think Jared laughed once, but he sure grinned alot. Its not parked perfect but it will do.

Patrick planted sweet corn in the garden (after tilling it for me). He has been busy working on the flatbed trailer and helping B&K with things, too. Lots of little things to deal with when you get a different place!