Sunday, June 28, 2015

Update

A lot has happened since my post of a year+....so when things have gone so long it is kind of hard to catch up but will see what I can do.  The farm has kept us busy in one way or another.  We decided to start looking for a place to live off the farm...something in 'the plan' but not much for action...we didn't find anything after looking at a number of places...then something came up not far from the farm and we were able to make a deal.  Farmer Marv as he is want to do had to get off to Texas asap...so after signing the papers on the place we were on our way in a couple hours...So we had our TX sojourn for another season...winter was wet this year there but definitely green!  And again the birds got all of our oranges but not all the grapefruit!  We didn't make any stops along the way to visit so journey didn't take quite so long.  That being said it sure was special to have Big Bro come down and see us!  Also his wife and one of his daughters....we hope they do that again!




On return to WI we went via WY...
got to be in on a little of the birthday celebration for this little man!
After getting back to WI it was time to tackle the 'moving project'....first we did some painting and other changes we wanted to do....so this is what our new abode looks like from the outside!
After so many years on the farm, I didn't expect the moved to be so easy in an emotional since...we do like it and feel at home!  Still haven't gotten all the move made or sorting of 'precious junk' at the farm house....but we'll get it done eventually!
Seems the last months many dear ones have finished the race....we are glad for them but we miss them but glad for their examples!  One we especially miss is this man...
...lots of special memories....
Also this spring we had another 'Prince' added to our family...
..he is a little charmer!
And we had all six of them here!
It was special to have most of our family around part of the first half of June...here are a few fun shots!




And away they all went again until next time!







Monday, March 3, 2014

Yes, we are still alive...

This really needs an up date...we started our journey to Texas a little earlier this year that previous years...Left home in time to be in WY for Thanksgiving....had a special time there...with little munchkins and their parents...

...Hannah busy at her office....quill pen and all!


.....one little cowboy!

....what fun...watching popcorn being made!

....and of course helping Mommy celebrate her birthday!

...Helen's 'cows' eating pumpkin~

...bundled up for school!

....hard to get Elliot to be still!

Some other little munchkins we saw along the way!
 Mountains we saw and traveled by...

Wild life refuge we visited...hundreds of migratory birds stop there on their way south...
...we are thinking of an 'upgrade'...kind of wondered about this one!  We were finally in Texas when we saw this one.
It took us 2 weeks to get to our place in the Valley....arriving mid-December....and the days have been full and special.  This month will see the start of many heading back home.   Every one's thoughts have sure been a lot  at 'home' with the weather most have had up there...hopefully things will change for all soon.  The winter here has been unusual, too.  Many days of much cooler temps then is 'average' for this area.  A little frost nothing that has been significantly damaging to crops and other vegetation....here is a picture of what one morning had for us...


....but we also have this!



I'll get these things posted and hope to add more soon!



Sunday, October 27, 2013

new career!

I may get in trouble for this post but here goes!  Farmer Marv has taken up a new career....radish raising.  Here are a couple examples and a quiz...


....which did he grow in WI and which in TX?

Monday, October 14, 2013

...fall continues....maybe even some from late summer...

video

Want to post here again and hopefully what I want to go on here my computer will do for me!  There are advantages for those who are more techie than me...sigh...
We have had some beautiful fall days....lots of color in the trees but also lots of wind so leaves are falling, too.  (as well as pine needles!)...speaking of pine needles here is one little munchkin in them!

...the other one didn't seem to think it necessary to be in a picture!

....and here he is hard at work....helping the 'guys....

 ...helping Uncle Will move a board...

 ....holding nails for Uncle Will....


.....filling in sand around form...

...and was it ever my lucky day....I got to ride in Mr. Greens 'bullzabullza'!

video
...papa's helpers!...



Thursday, September 19, 2013

fall....

well....fall yes weather wise and one of my little princes took a fall and broke his wrist....just got a text from Mommy...he looks so sad!   Hopefully he doesn't get too slowed down by it!


...here he is in happier moments...finally captured that kittie I've been looking for!
...big sister looking through the 'root'!
 ... some of by 'bountiful baskets from this summer...

....redoing the deck (well painting anyway) has been on the list for how many years now??

 ....here are a couple views of the new look....didn't know I was going to take on the project but once I   got going just kept at it....sure am enjoying it now!

....some of the 'homestead' harvest for the year....
 ....apple juice...

....tomato soup!








...and harvest for the 'farmstead'...


...salad anyone??  Oh, that's right this is for the cows!  I was trying to put some video clips on here but wasn't successful...guess they were too long.  I'll try again with some when I have more time.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

summer....fading in to fall....

 Know it has been a long time since I got anything on here.  Summer has been busy and now the feeling of fall is showing itself...whether we are ready or not!...even a few maples have color in their leaves.

First I had the privilege of a ride to Wyoming and then was able to help Helen get ready for her trip back here...she and the children were here for about 3 weeks....lots of high energy then!

...on the way to WY....Missouri River at Chamberlain, SD....

...with my traveling companions....a stop at the Badlands in SD....much different than the Badlands of ND....


 .....went to Sunday a.m. meeting near here...Devils Tower, WY.....walked around the base before having lunch...


...do you see the 2 climbers on here?....I think I prefer the base!


 Now maybe a few pictures of when Helen and munchkins were here!

 ....Papa and one of his 'sidekicks'...



...kittie would you like to come in?....


....Hannah  in the height of fashion....


....Uncle Will and is dynamic fireworks!
I had planned to add more pictures but it has gotten late as I was having some trouble getting this to post correctly so will do some more catching up another time!