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!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Great Gobs of Garlic

Last week we had some 
warm-sunny-I feel like gardening
kind of weather....





Mr. Sall was a busy guy cleaning and tilling...




Our lilacs need to stay in hibernation!

it's still early,
we could easily get
cold
snow
freezing temperatures
or all of the above...



garlic is the one crop
that is hardy enough to plant now...




Mr. Ambitious planted 
his garlic crop
450 plus!!




It takes a lot of GARLIC
to make great pickles!!

This week has been colder and wet!
(thank goodness for small favors)
the garlic got water
and
so did the lawn...

I need to finish up a ton
of indoor projects before it's time 
to be on mowing duty!!



Happy Wednesday Thursday!
(just lost another day,yikes)
Lisa

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter Weekend Recap


Belated Easter Blessings, Friend!
Was your Easter Weekend 
packed with family, friends, and fun?
We spent a quiet (but busy)
weekend at home
trying to prepare
for everything that comes 
with glorious spring weather...



I didn't dye any Easter eggs
(come to think of it, I can't remember 
the last time I did?)



Colorful farm fresh eggs are just as pretty aren't they?




trying to paint them on your computer 
turned out to be more time consuming 
than actually dipping them in dye!!




 Our Easter treat
came in the form of 
home made potato salad!!



I whipped up a small batch 
of Mom's delicious recipe
with an extra dash of our own secret ingredient
(SallFarm Pickle juice adds just the right ZING!)

While the salad sat in the fridge
melding....




We went for a ride in the country...

chasing down a good 
prairie picture 
or two....



The prairie seldom fails to provide
a good shot of nature doing it's thing....




The photographer that passes up 
a bird on the fence post,
an old piece of machinery rusting in a field,
a cow looking at you stupidly,
or just something blooming out in the middle of no where....

well, that photographer 
just isn't focusing on a good picture
but, something else...



needless to say,
I dished up a double dip
of Mom's potato salad
as soon as I got home!

mmmmm, 
with a pickle on top!
Life is good!!



Now if I could just chase down a nice rain...

that would be worth a TRIPLE DIP!!

Have a happy Tuesday,
(blessings to you and yours)
Lisa

Monday, March 30, 2015

Just Some Barn I Know

Happy Monday Friend!

Our weekend excursion
was a short trip down a country road
to poke around yet another old
abandoned Barn yard...


(the owners gave us permission to poke)

this old beauty will be burned 
down in the near future...
isn't it sad!

I snapped as many pictures as I could,
trying to save it's likeness for those
of us that appreciate a well made
piece of farming history



Stepping carefully over fallen boards
with nails sticking out...

my eyes are watching for nails
while my mind is seeing 
the farmer and his livestock...


 The chore of feeding the animals
came before feeding himself...



after livestock were fed and watered,
breakfast was made for the farmer and the farm wife!

No emails to check,
No devices to charge up...
just keeping everyone fed.



Simpler times...







Making hay when the sun shines...
 



Thanking Heaven for the sun and the rain...



I love these old buildings....


they always remind me to be thankful!

So glad you stopped by....
Watch your step and thank a farmer today!
Lisa


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