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  • Two and a half hours

    8/30/2016 11:35:37 PM, by MSLZZY

    That is how long it took DH and I to catch and crate the chickens. It would have gone faster if we didn't have to reband some of the chickens... Read more

  • Change of plans

    8/29/2016 10:52:12 PM, by MSLZZY

    Since all of the bantam breeds of chickens are never outside in the dirt, we did not have to wash any of them tonight. DH can spot clean at t... Read more

  • Washing chickens for the State Fair

    8/28/2016 9:57:28 PM, by MSLZZY

    Yes, we do have to wash the chickens for the State Fair. You put special shampoo in a 5 gallon pail of water and dunk the chicken up and down... Read more

  • A clean house-the kids are coming

    8/27/2016 10:10:57 PM, by MSLZZY

    I knew both of the younger sons and their spouses were coming and I really needed to sweep and mop after DH left for the farmers market. I ke... Read more

  • Cleaning up messes

    8/26/2016 11:09:19 PM, by MSLZZY

    It is a shame when people are so quick to push mistakes off onto others just so they can come out on top. One of our farmers is making a big ... Read more

  • A very full day

    8/25/2016 11:37:21 PM, by MSLZZY

    I worked hard on my own today to get as many crop summaries mailed as I could beside the routine service work. Home to mow the lawn, mix up... Read more

  • Cleaning the barn

    8/24/2016 11:35:16 PM, by MSLZZY

    The first room of the "long" barn has always been a tad bit messy but tonight I decided to organize all the chicken crates and peach boxes th... Read more

  • Special firemens and EMS meeting

    8/23/2016 10:08:37 PM, by MSLZZY

    We had an intense training session on how to use a grain extrication tube and grain vac to remove persons caught in grain bins. It is a very ... Read more

  • And the goats are gone

    8/22/2016 11:11:47 PM, by MSLZZY

    It was relatively easy to move the goats out of the barn as one of the younger nannies took the lead and everyone else followed right into t... Read more

  • We finalized our decision with the goats

    8/21/2016 11:39:58 PM, by MSLZZY

    The newest vet is the area was willing to look at our goat herd and buy the goats we did not wish to keep. I spent most of an hour accessing ... Read more

  • Farmers Market update

    8/20/2016 10:43:34 PM, by MSLZZY

    Well. for all the hoopla about the weekend and why everyone would be having great sales at the market, DH found out differently. He was to st... Read more

  • Phentermine DAY 1

    8/20/2016 10:10:46 AM, by AMANDASHRINKING

    So it is the morning of day two and i just took my pill with a small breakfast and a half liter of water. Day one was awesome lots of energy R... Read more

  • Ready for farmers market

    8/19/2016 11:35:04 PM, by MSLZZY

    DH and I have spent the last 3 hours getting ready for farmers market. It is also Riverboat Days so the crowds should be huge. It will be a... Read more

  • I made Maxine mow the lawn

    8/18/2016 10:17:27 PM, by MSLZZY

    Since Maxine is such a good helper and has so many great ideas for staying busy, I put her on the mower just to see what she could do. Pretty... Read more

  • Maxine on steroids

    8/17/2016 11:50:18 PM, by MSLZZY

    It felt like I ran the Boston Marathon in just under 6 hours today. I started work extra early and was on the go the entire day. We had pla... Read more

  • Thinning the herd

    8/16/2016 11:38:48 PM, by MSLZZY

    We had a young father, his 2 sons and dad come to the farm. We traded a 3 year old nanny for a young billy and then bought 2 yearlings that... Read more

  • Making plans

    8/15/2016 11:01:57 PM, by MSLZZY

    Although there is so much going on in the office, I made sure to tell SIL that we need to pick a day when his youngsters can come to grandma'... Read more

  • Teaching another tradition

    8/14/2016 11:29:02 PM, by MSLZZY

    DH and I have been thinking of new ways to teach the GC some family traditions. Today we decided to let the local GD help make homemade noodl... Read more


    8/14/2016 3:28:36 PM, by LINDAMARIEZ1

    so I am sending a few your way! Have a wonderful Sunday!... Read more

  • Pleasanter past times

    8/13/2016 11:47:10 PM, by MSLZZY

    Today DS was gone to the farmers market and it was a great day to clean house, do laundry, rummage through some of the closet to find things ... Read more

  • Say What?!?!

    8/13/2016 1:53:06 PM, by MOSTEDGAARD

    OK So My mind is blown! It's been two days and I still can't believe what I experienced. I went shopping on Thursday, a birthday present fo... Read more

  • The great chicken roundup

    8/13/2016 12:21:14 AM, by MSLZZY

    As long as I was working, it was fairly safe. What could happen? The phone would ring, I would have some service work to do. Piece of cake... Read more

  • We got our rain

    8/12/2016 12:14:55 AM, by MSLZZY

    The rumbling of thunder and flashes of lightning started at 2:30-just enough to wake me up. A brief interruption of electricity also set of t... Read more

  • Waitng for some rain

    8/10/2016 11:40:10 PM, by MSLZZY

    It appears that the rain will stay north of us again tonight. Some cities to the north had strong winds, heavy rains and lots of lightning. A... Read more

  • Surprise, surprise!

    8/9/2016 11:54:37 PM, by MSLZZY

    DS helped his dad chase some errant goats back into the pasture and even accepted an invitation to come over for dinner. He ate well and took... Read more

  • Imagine your brain on drugs..

    8/8/2016 10:00:28 PM, by MSLZZY

    Not a drug in sight but my brain was all over the place this morning. Another manic Monday but I figured my two lonely brain cells would ge... Read more

  • Don't Give Up!

    8/7/2016 1:29:31 PM, by MOSTEDGAARD

    Hey there, I am just sitting here trying to figure out why this is such a struggle. I see others out here who are struggling. People who ... Read more

  • The wedding and....

    8/6/2016 9:28:30 PM, by MSLZZY

    The garden and gazebo The groom and his brothe... Read more

  • The day is here!

    8/5/2016 11:48:03 AM, by MSLZZY

    So excited and a little apprehensive but ready for anything that comes our way. We will be leaving soon. Overnight bag is packed, DS will b... Read more

  • A day of frustration and anticipation

    8/4/2016 10:51:21 PM, by MSLZZY

    The morning raced by and I was frustrated with how slowly the process went with the changes and phone calls, uploading apps and trying to get... Read more

  • How's this for nerve?

    8/3/2016 5:31:57 PM, by MSLZZY

    Our dear little bride-to-be has a father and a brother. Neither of them are in her life and are not invited to the wedding. A very toxic coup... Read more

  • Look at the time!

    8/2/2016 11:58:46 PM, by MSLZZY

    11 pm and time for bed. More tomorrow.... Read more

  • Happy First Day of August

    8/1/2016 10:35:00 PM, by MSLZZY

    Cruising along with crop reports but had a couple of tough ones that I put aside. I need to call one of the underwriters as there are changes... Read more

  • A Very Happy Birthday

    7/31/2016 11:05:20 PM, by MSLZZY

    Thank you for all the birthday goodies and wishes. I had a great day and enjoyed relaxing a bit. The week ahead will be busy but I will keep... Read more

  • Thank you for all your kindness

    7/31/2016 1:30:30 PM, by AMANDASHRINKING

    You guys rock my world and today after six months of trying I did not fail i got off my ass and worked out and its al... Read more

  • Farmers Market and 4-H Judging

    7/30/2016 11:29:53 PM, by MSLZZY

    DH left early this morning for the farmers market and then off from there to judge poultry at a county fair about an hour from home. I coul... Read more

  • MIL and DH home

    7/29/2016 11:25:46 PM, by MSLZZY

    MIL looks fine, just a little tired and sore from not sleeping in her own bed. A new procedure and a new type of anesthesia that didn't make ... Read more

  • My mind is not at the starting line....

    7/29/2016 10:34:53 AM, by AMANDASHRINKING

    So 4 years ago I sparked every hour I worked out three times a day I ate healthy and I (even tho being a big girl) was healthy and fit....my mind... Read more

  • Surgery is successful

    7/28/2016 11:20:29 PM, by MSLZZY

    DH called me midmorning and reported that MIL was out of surgery and doing well. It seems that the doctor found it wasn't as extensive a proc... Read more

  • Working with a new program

    7/27/2016 11:46:04 PM, by MSLZZY

    I offered to help SIL enter crop insurance information. I do the maps and the acres and he does the rest. I worked on a few policies after ou... Read more

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