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, January 19, 2013

Winter Is For the Birds

Happy Saturday, friend!


the birds in our back yard
have picked every seed out of 
every frozen crevice...

now they sit on the fence
and wait for Sall to bring 
his bucket of corn out to them....

we like to keep everybody 
happy around here!

this Redpole
have all been feeding
rampantly today,
getting ready for the frigid cold
weather coming in the next few days!   

4 below 0 tonight!!
Brrrr! I hope they have a nice warm nest 
to cuddle up in!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Cough, Cough, Sniffle, Sniffle

Have you gotten it yet?

Any symptoms???



the over-whelming
urge to burn all of your sweaters,
wool socks,
and long johns....


you're totally obsessed with 
thoughts of sweet green grass....


Why can't anyone come up 
with a vaccine
Cabin Fever???


I hope you are
staying warm...

More cold temps are coming,
guess I'll keep my 
long johns for a few more weeks!



Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wintery Wishes

Love and peace and joy...

are where ever you are,
 it's just a matter of
a little extra attention....

you may be surprised at
what you find!

Thank you for
being my blog friend!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Christmas Catch Up

Sorry to leave you hanging
dear bloggy friends!

It's been a busy 20 days since my last post!

 Our winter wonderland
has been overcome with
joy and merriment....

Our holiday season
was  filled with
smiles and cheer....

Our neighbors got a 
new puppy....

We've been helping them
finish off the basement in their new log home,
I painted a tree...


My paint brushes haven't had much
time to dry out these days
(which is a GOOD thing)....

And I'm still processing photos 
on the new computer...
I went from hunting to cheer-leading
photo shoots this month....
the little cheerleaders
were a lot cuter than pheasants!!

 In between work and photography
I was squeezing in all the Christmas decorating
I could....

our girls were coming to the farm for Christmas
so I wanted to make it extra Christmas-y
just for them....


boughs and garlands....
angels and candles....
 Santas everywhere....

and after they arrived,
all they wanted to do was 
play out side in the snow!!!

 They don't get alot of snow in Kansas City
and when they are here they can't get enough!!
 Little Z had a cold and was confined to the house,
but, Domino was out side
 as much as we would let her be

rolling in it,
throwing it, 
eating it,

this girl loves snow!!!

 Christmas Eve day was busy preparing
for Santa Claus' arrival...
and for a two and five year old
that part about
not crying and no pouting
can be a pretty tough chore!...


We managed to get everything ready
and bake some special cookies 
just for Santa....

 The stockings were hung....

(Domino insisted that since we don't have a fireplace
her's should be hung on the front door!)


The door was left unlocked and some lights on 
so he could find his way to the tree and the 
milk and plate of cookies we left for him....


It was an early morning surprise 
to all of us when we found 
the milk glass empty,
the cookie plate empty,
crumbs scattered all over
the table (Grandma was not impressed),
and a special thank you note written 
to Domino and Zelda!!

Their shock and amazement lasted 
a brief second and then it was 

There were crayons, and books, 
and dollys, and barbies,
even an easy bake oven...

you gotta love it when they are
only two and a box of princess band-aids
are just as awesome as 
an easy-bake-oven!....

 The dining room was trashed in a matter of minutes....

wrapping paper and cool stuff
strewn all over the place,
that's what good Christmas memories are made of...

And for Grandmas....
 good Christmas memories
are sharing some baking time
with her two favorite grand-daughters!

We were all tucked in our bed early that night,
Christmas excitement is pretty grueling ya know!

Especially for this 

Until next time...
Hugs and Happy 2013!