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!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Road Closed

High waters are making 
travel conditions a little sketchy
around these parts ...

Thank goodness
for road crews
watching over the situation...

SLOW down and
proceed with CAUTION if 
you see their
bright yellow 
construction hats!  

Have a safe
and happy ride!

Monday, May 30, 2011

We Salute You

A Day of Remembrance...

Heroes many

My Dad

Passed and Present

Remembering your service...

To protect our freedom...

We Won't Forget.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Lilacs and Mosaics

Happy Weekend Friends!

Hope you are 
surrounded with picnic food
and family this holiday weekend...

Our visit from the kids was last week,
so we are enjoying a quiet weekend
and lots of asparagus!!!

It's been 60 and cloudy, but 
we are relaxed and enjoying
a couple days off!

My lilacs are opening
and I'm thinking about 
moving my bed out under
the bush!

or just gathering 
some bouquets to
enjoy in the house ~
probably a better idea!

(Since the chickens also 
love to hang out under
the lilac bush)...

I wish they would bloom 
all summer long...

I guess I'll have to refer
back to this post after
they're gone :(

Just a reminder:
take time to stop 
and smell the lilacs!!

Happy Mosaic Monday, Friends!

Linking with:
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Asparagus Hunting

As far as the Sall's are concerned
South Dakota has two 
hunting seasons
(well, okay 3)...


Unlike pheasant hunting, asparagus 
has not become a big source of revenue YET!
The locals are still smart enough
to keep this little-known wild commodity
under their hats! 

So don't look for any
big signs pointing to it!

And if you ask anyone local
where to find it...
they'll give you the "HUHHH?? what asparagus???" response

It's a season that
comes and goes
and hardly anyone 
talks about it out loud!

Wild asparagus grows in the ditches...
it's better than any asparagus
you can buy in any market
for no less than $5 for a small bundle.

But, if you want to go 
find your own (FREE)...
you better have a real good eye
and a tolerance for ticks!

Sall can spot it from the road...
and Max loves to follow along.

and yes, we spend the 
rest of the evening looking for ticks!

I prefer to stay in the truck
and spot things to photo!
Like old farm buildings,
birds, flowers, what not...

I leave the asparagus
to the serious picker hunter!

I usually end up standing on top
of them and complaining
about not finding any!!

We started growing it in our
garden too,
but the wild stuff always
tastes better!
So every evening Sall goes out 
on his "shhh" asparagus run
and brings back enough 
for supper!

There are some
laws in the 
asparagus underground network:

1. Don't ask and Don't tell
2.  Share the Bounty and refer to rule #1
3.  Never pick more than you need
4. Always leave some for seed

There is no hot-line for reporting poachers
but, maybe there should be?

Some guys should just 
stick to fishing!

Hope you're out 
doing something fun for the weekend!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Country-Girl Stuff

Contrary to what this photo shows....
there was no grass growing under my feet yesterday!!
The sun was out,
there was a light breeze,
and no rain drops were falling from the sky!

I trimmed grass,
I pulled weeds,
I mowed grass,
I raked grass,
I trimmed trees,
I hauled trash,
and then...
I was too exhausted to take
pictures of my accomplishments...
so today I'm 
sharing a photo of 
my tired feet
in my tired old work boots!

It was a good day
on the Sall Farm!

Hope all my followers
are enjoying some productive
warm weather days too!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Great May Day

Our lilacs are being a little
They know very well we
could still get a late frost.

Knock, Knock!!
I guess they're out playing 
in the sunshine too.

Just don't disturb Lucy!
She needs her beauty rest.

What a gorgeous day we're having!
Anyone want to come over and play?

You Are My Sunshine

The storm clouds are 
giving us a break today...

The sun is shining again!

My mower and trimmer
are waiting for me...

I'll be working around the yard today!

humming a happy tune...
(you make me happy ~
when skies are grey...)

(you'll never know dear ~
how much I love you...)

Please don't take my sunshine away.

Are you singing too?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

My Inner Tinman

this dreary weather is 
dampening my spirit....

and rusting my soul...

Sunshine is a gift we should not 
take for granted.

Keeping a can of grease handy...
Hope your world is sunny today!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Rapture Report

I'm happy to report
we survived the rapture!
However, the skies were looking
pretty ominous at 5:00.
A little rain storm passed through...
and Sall's Country Life
lives on!

See you tomorrow.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Asparagus Season

A hazy ~ misty kind of Friday...

Everything is just waiting
for the sun to pop out...

or just chillin' waiting for 
a bunny to pop out!

Sall and the gang 
have been going 
out on the asparagus run

Asparagus hunting 
is fun when you have 

The more eyes you have,
the more asparagus
you see!

It's especially nice
to have helpers
that can cook fabulous
meals like this too!!

We've been eating good 
and enjoying some great company...
What a treat it is
when the kids come to visit!

Have a delicious weekend, friends!