Monday, September 25, 2017

I stand...

for as long as I am able to do so...
I will stand when the anthem is played...
or the flag goes by...
its my right...
GOD BLESS AMERICA

Sunday, September 24, 2017

isn't it amazing?

sunrise on the prairie...
at the start of harvest...
and its in the 90s...

and isn't it amazing that all of this...
and all of us...

 are in the hands of but a few people?

North Korea is so unstable...
and so ready to do what cannot be undone...
I suppose it is only a matter of time before something terrible happens...
but I am just not ready to give up these prairie mornings...
I know none of us are...
forever praying for peace...



Friday, September 22, 2017

what happened to fall???

babies are posted online...
and 2 have their homes...

these 3 and 2 others need their homes now...
giving them one more week here before they go to the local rescue/shelter...

the only time to get them sitting still is waking them from a nap...
they really aren't that grumpy...

found this sign last weekend...
love it...
it so fits today...

so...
back to my question...
who took fall and what did you do with it?
we are so hot here and dry...

red maple has some leaves turning...

nuts are falling fast and so are the leaves on the walnut, persimmon and ash trees...
been a slow/ fast week...
it did fly by, after it took days to get started...
I give up on doing things early...
had to dig my summer clothes back out!
tanks, flip flops....
geez...

the neighborhood has been really quiet..
which is a good thing...
do not like those who cause trouble and chaos in our peaceful part of the world...
harvest has started...
the guys are so tired from the heat when they get home now...
no relief in sight, either...
going right into October in the 90s...
its so unreal...
I don't like it at all...
I am not raking leaves and putting out Halloween stuff is the a/c is running a mile a minute...
its just not right...
I need to pull the annuals...
maybe some evening when the sun is down and it cools down into the 80s...
not until!

hope your week is going ok...
stay out of the heat...
I know there are too many sweat shirts out and not a day to wear them...
fluffy socks...
extra bedding...
who was I kidding????
I jinxed the whole thing...
LOL
have a great weekend...
and I will let you know when we cool off...
did you know it was snowing in Canada?
yep...
its coming...
it will be 90 one day and snowing the next...
:)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

fall cleaning at a snail's pace...

the corn behind us is still very green...
planted so late...

my get up and go...

got up and went...

Craig had Sunday and Monday off...
we finished the house scrubbing and he got some watering done...
did I mention we are dry as a bone here?

debating on pulling the annuals this weekend and being ahead of the game for once this year...
we still have other bloomers still showing us some pretty colors...

I really would like to work this one piece of ground before I have to wear long johns to do it...

but I am so going to miss these when I do...
we usually wait until the frost tags them...
but that isn't coming anytime soon...
we have been in the upper 40s at night at times...

this is the only thing out...
I swear!
only because it is stored on the deck in the corner behind something...
it weighs a ton!
made out of concrete!
you just buy one of those plastic kids trick or treat pumpkins and fill it with concrete...
then cut the plastic bucket off and there you go...
paint that thing and you are good ...
they used a railroad spike in this one for the stem, but you can use anything you want...
even sticks!

about that fall cleaning title...
its a basic lack of motivation...
in other words...
lazzzzzzy!

I am not like this very often, but when it hits...
it packs a wallop!
no man's land...
you know...
that tiny bit of time between summer and fall...
you know what's coming...
and you have been blessed with a little extra time to get things done...
but...
and that's a big but- not to be confused with my big butt....
you just keep shoving it off to another day...
when its raining...
when its not raining...
when its cloudy...
when its sunny...
when I can't find something else to do...
when the guys are home...
when the guys aren't home...
I could go on forever!
I have at least a million of them...
:)
and you know me...
I have too much crap again...
time to declutter...
and that means top to bottom cleaning...
not like the guys clean...
but like a mom cleans...
if I wait a couple more weeks...
I am good to go with the basic cleaning until Thanksgiving...
and if I threaten the men here enough, I might even squeak through the holidays...
:)
there is a plan working here...
besides, I seem to purge better when there is T minus 3 days to go...
:)
have a great weekend...
going to work these guys even if I have to sit on the couch while they do something! 



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

we took a drive...

finally got out there and rode around the country side this past weekend...

its been awhile since we have had the time to do it...

so much work going on around here...

we did get the house washed down and the ferns and hydrangea cut back on the north side of the house...

got our closet and the entry closet cleaned out, too...

we have had some nice weather but its so dry here...

the farmers are a week or two out of picking...

they have been getting ready...

they do test picks to have the moisture checked...
this one was at 24...
that would take some drying, so waiting another week on it...
18 is perfect...

starting the fall house cleaning inside now...

the days are much shorted and the evenings are really cool...

the mornings are nippy...
we have a 50% chance of rain today...
and I hope we get something...
its been 2 weeks since we mowed and I don't think its going to need it this week...
devastated by the images we have seen of the hurricanes, fires and earthquakes...
so many having to start all over again...
but I do love the amazing spirit of those who just wade in there and help whoever needs them at the time...
people coming from all over the country to pitch in and make a difference...
loads of clothes and supplies getting to who needs them...
its not going to get better for them over night...
its going to take some time to clean up, clear out and start building again...
what a mess it is...
praying for all of them...

well, need to clean the living room...
7 babies have tore it up again...
I have to get the last 5's photos this week so we can post them...
they are ready...
have a good week...
stay out of trouble...
and be thankful for you have...
:0)