We take care of the land...it takes care of us.

We're just a couple of country dwellers......

that love nature, hunting, fishing, gardening, campfires, crafting, cooking, canning, laughter and living!!

Ya just never know what I'll blog about next...

So visit us often!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Random 5 Friday

I'm joining with Nancy this week
for Random 5 Friday....

This rotten cold won't leave me alone!
It's got me in head lock, but I keep fighting back...

1. My kitchen's getting painted this week 
(even if it kills me!)
I need a lighter brighter room for a change,
something that will work with all of my old blue jars....



2.  There's a big bull sale going on today,
if I can get one coat on the walls I may have
to travel down the road and check it out.
 


 3.  Sall has been out tilling in the garden this week,
time to think about lettuce and garlic going in. It's supposed
to get up to 70 degrees today, he will be tempted to plant something!!


4.  It was grand-daughter #2's birthday yesterday.
She turned 5! 


5.  I'm smitten with Andy Grammer's music!
Just added 3 of his songs to my play list...
Are you bouncing in your seat yet?

Happy Friday,
(back to my paint roller)
Lisa

here's a link to Random 5 Friday

Friday, March 13, 2015

Where Did the Week Go?

How can it be Friday already....


my, how time flies!

I hope I'm over this cold soon...
too much time wasted coughing and blowing this week!

My spring cleaning is calling...

YooooHoooo!

Have a great weekend,
Lisa

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I've Got Sunshine





 Pretty soon we'll all be 
turning red from the sun...



 so find your 
sleeveless shirts
and your
Bermuda shorts...


and be ready to hit 
the dusty trail
back to summer...



and don't forget to cover your nose
with sunscreen too...
 


 a nice healthy glow
goes a long way!



you don't want to look like you're
over-cooked now do you?


The days are getting longer,
the sun is getting brighter,
can't wait to get some seeds planted here...
 how about you?

Warm Hugs today,
Lisa

Friday, February 20, 2015

Digital Expression


Who says you can't
teach an old dog new tricks?


every day there is something new to learn...


I, for one, plan on keeping up 
with the pups when it comes 
to learning (keeping up with technology)!

(But, between me and you)
the Old Stuff 
is still the best...


Don't even try to stop me,
I'm on a roll...

mix'in it up
NEW TECHNIQUES and OLD JUNK

you'll find me in the studio...
thanks for letting me ramble,
Lisa

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Looking Westward and Upward

Just when I start complaining
and 
whining about a long winter....


 and start envying those
that are living south of here
(you know the ones...
those dessert dwellers  and
beach combers!)




Just when I'm on the edge
and ready to seek sunshine...
 
HE gives me this!
 
 
"Okay, you got my attention, God."

I'll go unpack my suitcase
and count my blessings...
 
Thanks for stopping by today,
Hugs,
Lisa

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Blowing Cold Ain't Fun No More



One of my favorite
sayings...


(A home-body, that's me
always have been 
always will be)

But.... 



when it comes to the middle of February,
and the forecast says
windchill advisory...
 
I could pack up a bag or two
pretty easily!


Blow the snow off my car
and head south!!


Anybody with me??

I'll be the one chucking
my snow boots into the ocean,
Lisa

Monday, February 16, 2015

It's An Annual Event

Happy President's Day, America!

It's also the 
25th Annual Farm and Home Show
in our town...



Farmers and Towns-People
all come to see
local businesses at their
exhibit booths in the school gym
 
(most businesses are closed up today)


So,
what are you doing this afternoon?

finish up those chores...



 there is no school today...

so load up the kids...
 



 Make sure they have
clean overalls on...


 and head for town...


I'll see you there!!
Lisa

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

More Happy Stuff


 Our temperature is dropping
back down to single digits...
Grrrrr

keeping it positive around here
is more challenging
when its cold and blustery!

 I thought I needed a sign
to tell me...


I miss the ol' boy
crowing every day,
but so grateful he's not
freezing out in our old shack
of a chicken coop...

He's always been my other
favorite subject 
out here on the prairie...



 I played around this weekend
with Photoshop
and images from the farm 
and came up with this little 
framed piece....



I love the RED frame!
(picked it up at the thrift store for a few dollars
and gave it a new coat of color then sanded it 
to give it some charm)

 
Cold, windy days keep me locked up.
But, I do love challenging myself with
new art projects...

I saw this Mayfaire Brand Biscuit
idea in a catalog, and thought I'd try it with
my own images....


Here is a full resolution image
of my version
(1500x1500pixels)
If you would like to download and copy
one for yourself, feel free!
I'm feeling kind today!

FREE 1500x1500 pixels image

Now you just need to find 
a great cheap bargain frame 
and some RED paint!!

Have a Happy,Lovely,Wonderful Day,
(see, I'm trying!)
Lisa