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!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Opening Day

Welcome Hunters!

I hope you are a persistent HUNTER...

the birds are a little harder to find this year...

the "Rooster Rush"  could be 
a "Rooster Bust"
for some...

but, if you've come to South Dakota
to enjoy a beautiful fall
and take in some Prairie Scenery,
Your bag will be full!

Take a little time to enjoy the scenery today.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Fall and Fun
Hand in Hand...

the garden is still providing
pumpkins, gourds, and more...

and farmer's are still peddling 
their wares at the market

People's porches are filling up with
orange wreaths, dried shocks,
and silly pumpkin faces...

cold weather crops are

Baking bread warms the heart
and heats up the kitchen...


it was a chilly day at the farmer's market
but who could resist a chilly day
filled with all this Fall Fun?

Wagon loads of FUN!!

Happy Trails...

may your pumpkin stay frost free for
a few more weeks!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Super Duper

Focus has been on the 
big black pot on the stove 
for several weeks now...

We finished with pickles and moved on
to Tomato Juice and "Sallsa"

Sall has been making some great crates...
"it's all in the packaging!" they say

If we were to promote our
full line of product,
we would have a smart dog
representing our brand,
just like those Bean folks have....

Jazz is up for the job
just as soon as we can make enough
product to keep up with the demand.

If there were just 10 more of me
I might be able to keep up....

I thought I was done canning tomato juice
until somebody mentioned Bloody Marys - 
then I realized I didn't make any spicy batches!!

Back to the stove again...
good thing the grasshoppers haven't 
gobbled up all of the ripened tomatoes yet!

We have been enjoying a super harvest 
this year...
and the grand finale was 
that beautiful Blood red Super Moon!

One more batch of super hot
Bloody Mary mix and
I'm done for the season!

Harvest Blessings to you, friend!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Home Canning

A bountiful harvest
all summer long...

first it was pickles, pickles, and more pickles!

there was a short break
(that I really don't recall,
must've been high on vinegar and dill!)

the tomatoes started coming in,
and there was not much time
for anything else but 
makin' juice and "Sallsa"!

the jars are packed and stacked...

Got chips?

Have a great Tuesday,

P.S.  Want to sample a Sall Farm Deluxe Kosher Dill Pickle?
Come to our Grand Opening at THE PRAIRIE PRESERVATIONIST
Wednesday Sept. 23rd 10:00 - 5:30
357 Dakota Ave.
Huron, South Dakota

Making Memories

Gann Valley, South Dakota
Population: Unknown...

that is,
everyone I asked 
had a different count!
But the numbers they gave me
ranged in the 10 to 20 category
not 10 - 20 "thousand"
just 10 to 20!

But when the town of 13 (or so)
decides to have a celebration...
they come in droves!

 "The little town with a big heart"

They open their streets and their yards
to anyone who wants to have a 
fun day and enjoy a little
old fashioned community spirit...

I captured as many smiles as I could
and gathered them all together
in a 20 page photobook and a 20 minute video...

the DVD is $15.00
the Book is $45.00

If you would like to order one or both
contact me directly or order online with a credit card
just hit the buy now button on the top right.
Also we will have copies at the courthouse
and at Ken's Station to purchase.

Thanks for the memories,

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Garlic Farmer

Drive down the road,
at least 21 miles from anywhere....

and you will find the Sall's 
busy at their "Country Life"....

This time of year the garden 
is top Priority!

we grow and sell
our own PICKLES....

Dill....Chili Peppers...
and Garlic...

This is my handsome husband
proudly holding just one 
of many bundles of 
the garlic crop...

Our largest ever,
it was a good year for
growing garlic...

and with garlic cloves this big,
it will be an extra good batch
Sallfarm Deluxe Kosher Dill Pickles!!

(better get your order in early!)
Happy gardening,

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


When in doubt, 
stop and listen....

When the world around you is crazy,
find a quiet place...

When you think nothing is clear,
focus on the simple things...

slow and steady wins the race,
but, just remember...

life is not a race.

stop and smell the prairie grasses
and let the world pass you by...

the view is bigger and brighter 
from the prairie.

thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Independence Day America!

Happy Independence Day...

the summer scene
is quite beautiful... 

my flowers are flourishing...

the garden harvest is just beginning...

and my faithful companion
is enjoying every minute....

Happy Birthday America...

and to all my Yankee Doodle followers...
Have a safe and happy 4th of July!