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, November 24, 2012

Thanksgiving Break - Ouch!

What a hectic week this has been...

as the weather-vane in this picture
suggests, I did not know 
if I was going up or down...

that was just about the time
my back went out...
then I knew I was going down!!





My prairie-life is far from boring
most of the time...





If I can get out and
capture a few serene shots
of the farm, I am grateful...






These Dakota skies never let me down...






Some paint work in town 
kept me in the creative zone this week...





Our small town is lucky enough
to have a new bakery/coffee shop/eatery
opening SOON...

They commissioned me to 
paint something special on one wall...





Sall applied his artistic hand-texture,
and I high-lighted it with paint and glazes...





The shop will be called "Sweet Grass"
and that is what the customers
will see when they first enter the shop!...

Speaking of baking and eating...

How was your Thanksgiving??

Our electricity went out for a couple
of hours Thursday morning...
I was seriously beginning to wonder
if we might be driving to McDonalds??

It finally came back on just in time 
to get our small turkey in the oven!

We assembled the stuffing the night before,
but I still had a pie to bake....




a corn casserole to make,
squash,
 and potatoes and gravy to fix...

I got the corn dish 
and my pumpkin pie together
and when I bent over 
to check the pie in the oven
that's when my back went wacky!




after that my day was shot...

I didn't feel like setting a fancy table,
the food didn't taste good ,
and all I could feel was 
pain shooting through my spine...

the only good thing was that 
I got out of doing the dishes!


After about 36 hours of laying flat on
my back, the inflammation has gone 
down and I feel good enough to sit
at my desk again....
it's a good thing, because
I have 598 photos to process!!

Did I mention I'm trying to get 
a photography business started? 


Sunday I spent a couple hours 
on a family photo shoot...

four of the cutest kids...




Barns....Bales....




and Boots....





A little time consuming,
but 
it's doing what I love to do!!

Next week I train for 
another part-time job...

wish me luck,
and don't step on any
cracks....
you never know who's back
it's going to break!!

Have a great weekend!
Lisa

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the skies are beautiful. those kids are too cute! the grasses are 'sweet'. but that back? ouch!!! glad you're doing better!

Country Gal said...

WOW ! That wall painting is awesome as are your photos . I am so sorry to hear your back went wonky on you over Thanksgiving . I do hope it is feeling better now . I also want to start my own photography business I have photo albums I use as my portfolios but just don't know who or where to start . I would love to open a photo gallery but $ is tight for that right now as I am retired one day my dream of my passion will come true ! Have a good day !

Country Girl said...

So sorry to hear about your back, but it looks like you're back on track regardless. Beautiful images here, Lisa!

Mary Ann said...

LOVE the photos, you are very talented... and love the artwork, as well. Hope your back is feeling better!

barb said...

Lisa...love those shots. That boot picture! lOVE IT.

but pickles... your dressing bread! seriously?

Lynne said...

Sorry about your back. Treat yourself kindly?

Love the name of the Coffee House, Sweet Grass, and your painting is wonderful . . .

I can see you . . . go rest now . . . you have been sorting long enough . . .

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

What gorgeous scenery and happy pictures!
Have a sweet Sunday Lisa

Bonnie said...

So glad to hear your back healed quickly. The photographs are lovely. I wish you much success with your adventure. Have a wonderful week. Bonnie

Candy C. said...

What a bummer about your back but I'm glad you are doing better!
The shot of the boots is GREAT!! :)

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Gorgeous skies! But that wall mural is awesome! I paint a lot of wall murals myself. I absolutely love it!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

Totally in love with your kid boot photo.. and the other photos are great but those boots so cute! I feel for you about the back issue...been then to often!
Hugs

Red Rose Alley said...

I do hope you're feeling better with your back injury. These pictures are so beautiful. Now that the kids are all grown, me and my husband want to settle in the mountains. It will be a change, but I look forward to peaceful years ahead. The painting is wonderful, and the coffee shop sounds delightful. Christmas is upon us, and I hope you are enjoying this special season.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

CrankyPuppy said...

Hey, Sall! We haven't heard from you, so I hope you're doing OK. We miss you...

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

Hey, Cranky Puppy! thanks for asking...I am doing OK, just buried in work, photos, snow, Christmas decorations, and worst of all my computer died on me!! Things are looking better and I hope to be back blogging soon!!