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!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Where Has the Month Gone?

As I hang my head with shame
I can not believe
it's been a month
since I last did a blog post!!


Fill up your cup and let's
just review what's been happening
in Sall's Country Life...
(I hope you like the circus,
cause that's what it feels like most days!)
Oh and yes...
we even went to the real one
in Kansas City!!
The grand kids all got to spend
a day with Grandpa and Grandma Sall...
short of $20.00 refreshments,
they can get that kind of 
entertainment at the farm
any time they want,
but the Barnam &Bailey show was quite spectacular!!

We got our son's family moved
out of New York and 
into Iowa!
We were dumb lucky enough to
be in Iowa City to help unload
box after heavy box, finagle huge art work
into small spaces, and sweat like pigs 
carrying it all from 2 lots down the street
(as the moving truck was too big
to park beside their house!)
This old lady found out she is out of SHAPE!!

Back at the farm....

the tomato and pepper harvest
kept me busy!

Tomato Juice,
Sweet Relish,
Hot Relish,
Canned Tomatoes...
my kitchen has 
been "SMOKIN HOT"!

This will be the last week
for tomatoes,
frost is expected this weekend...
thank goodness!

It's time to get out 
of the kitchen and back 
in to my crafty room!

In between canning 
I managed to get a few memory blocks done...
a few orders have been filled...

this was a fun one 
for a sports lovin' Freshman Girl...

Sall Construction has
been busy building a house
for a good friend of ours...
the project started in mid July
and kept me running since then...

Just a simple, no frills kind of house

But, being the contractor's wife,
the painter, the stainer,
the decorator, the shopper, 
the book-keeper,
and the inspector...
well, let's just say I'm swamped!

Back and forth from the building site
to my kitchen...

Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Huron
for everything from paint
to furniture...

Do you know it's been 28 years since I shopped
for a couch?

Boy, did I get a bad case of sticker shock!!

Three trips and 5 furniture stores later,
we picked out a couch, 2 chairs, end tables
and a desk!
Furniture arrives tomorrow,
I hope Farmer C. likes his new 
furniture as well as he likes his new house?

Things are wrapping up at the job site...

wrapping up in the garden...

Fall is upon us!!

Time to start thinking about winterizing 
around here....
One thing I love about winter,
 it's a little slower pace...
and more time for 
layin' around!!
Well, now I'm caught up!
Time to go work on some curtains,
and deliver 
a belated birthday present
to my sister!
I owe her a blog post too!
Stay tuned for that!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy day.


Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Glad to see you here this morning! I've been wondering where you've been. You have been busy!
I love the picture of the field of sunflowers.
I hope you can relax and enjoy October.

Country Gal said...

Oh my busy busy ! Lovely photos . Glad you all had a good time at the circus . Looks like you had a good harvest this year of veggies, awesome . The weather and the fall colours have been fantastic here , Miggs and I have been out every day and I of course have been snap happy lol. Have a good day !

Tara J. Okerson said...

About as bad as your niece with blogging! :) You have been busy and now that I know you are wrapping up your other things...I can schedule you to come paint and decorate our new house with Mom? But sorry, our budget isn't near Farmer C.'s!

Melinda said...

No wonder you were
gone for the month!
I just read this and now
I am tired!!!

Get some rest.

It is good to see you again.

M : )

barb said...

and I say you could give up one hour of sleep to keep us in these fun blog posts...not asking much. when's the open house?

TexWisGirl said...

the home construction and decorating sounds good! the moving your son in to a small space...hmmm. not so fun. :)

Ida said...

Good to see you back. - It would seem you've been very busy the last month or so. So loving the shots of the Sunflowers here & that sweet kitty. Would love to taste some of your salsa and Hot Relish. Sounds delicious.

Lynne said...

Gorgeous, beautiful . . . photos . . . Happy for the visit!

Bonnie K said...

Wow! You were busy. I love the tongue and groove ceiling! Your garden is huge. Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos and the update on life.

Christine Lewis said...

Love your blog, my country life is somewhat lazier, but I love it all the same.
My family also moved back near me this summer and I'm thrilled, I get to see my grandchildren more and even do the school run now and then.
Keep up the good work,