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!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

I Could Use That Honeymoon Now



to the Moon Alice!!

 


Winter has been
nagging me
like Alice did Ralph!!


One more
cold, 

snowy,

dreary,

winter 

day....

and it's




badda bing...badda boom!!

straight 
to the...



Thank Goodness
it's the end of February!!


Good bye February

Hello March!!


 



I can't wait for Spring!!



Warm wishes today
and always,
Lisa


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Road Report



 How's the weather
where you are?





 Roads, snow packed and icy?....





Make sure you look both ways before crossing!....
 



 Most drivers out here
don't like to clean their windshields!!

Have a safe and happy Tuesday!


 Where-ever you are,

Hugs,
Lisa


Saturday, February 23, 2013

My Place




A Place....

Some Space...

Beauty is all around us...

Wrap yourself with beauty and kindness today
Hugs,
Lisa

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Whodda? Whadda? Howdda?



First thing this morning
I asked Sall,
How are we going to get our mail?

Since the last two storms
have drifted our road to 50% shut,
we can only get in and out 
of here with the 4 wheel drive pickup...

Our mail lady drives a 4x4 Jeep,
and I assume she's going to be calling
soon to meet out at the corner!!

I was shocked this morning when
the mail was delivered to our 
mailbox!!!.....

Double shocker when I got 
this...



The Winter issue
of FOLK magazine!!!

Whodda heck sent that to me???
Howdda heck did they know how much I'd love it!!!

(this culprit must love the same things I do?)




Simplistic, everyday living...

The Little Things....

Ponderings....

Wrapped in Warmth...

Mmmmm,
I skimmed through it,
every page something delightful to 
read or see!!!

I can not wait until bedtime...

it's waiting beside my bed...

First a call to my sister...
(she reads my blog and my mind!)

it will be an early bed time for me...

Sall's gonna have to snuggle with 
the cats tonight!




Because, just as soon as I'm
done bloggin' I'll 
be lost in a good new magazine!




Stay warm my friend...
Lisa.

Crowd Pleasing



A little birdie told me....



"your feeders are low"...


 


"your yard is a popular spot"....



 "you wouldn't want to 
disappoint the crowd would you?"...







I'm so glad he pointed that out to us.


 

Have a happy Wednesday!!

Thanks for being part of the crowd,
Lisa

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Farm Show Report



The Farm Show 
was busy and bustling!

Everyone likes to get out
and talk about spring
this time of year...
 it's the one thing we're
all looking forward to!

Local businesses, home businesses,
Vacuum salesman and Church Ladies
all gather together to sell and promote!!

 


I found a great booth that 
was selling children's books...

I couldn't resist the Tractor Book
for our grandson's third birthday
this month...

it's filled with cute illustrations...

and fun surprises...


   

 It comes with a little wind-up tractor
and three tracks inside the pages...




 I can just see him following 
the little tractor around the 
spring,
fall and winter
tracks...




 Clink Clank Clunk goes the tractor...



All the kids were stopping at this booth
the books were all so colorful and fun to look at!



 Who can't resist a good book
to snuggle up with
on a cold winter's night...

Not this country girl!

 

 A fun time was had by all!
Thanks for stopping by today...
Hugs,
Lisa   



Monday, February 18, 2013

President's Day

 It's Presidents' Day....




 a day off for most of us...

We're going to do a little
 horsing around today!






There's a Farm Show in town
and a free lunch...

that's what you do

when you live in the country!





See you there!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Little Rascals





Anybody remember this show? 


I thought about 
"the gang"
many times 
whilst I was baby-sitting
another gang....




I spent 6 days and 6 nights
with 4 youngsters
while their parents
are off vacationing in
Costa Rica.



      Chaos - Trouble - Sicky and Whiney

4 kids, 3 colds,
poopy pants,
screaming and yelling,
running and jumping,
hitting and pushing....

{I've never been so
happy to be home!}    




 


Are all kids so difficult to please
at the dinner table these days?

If it wasn't a hotdog
or a slice of processed cheese
these kids would not touch it...

It had to be the right color,
the right texture, the right label....

Every meal time 
4 little food critics
would gather around the table
and beat me up 
with their dirty looks
and complaints!
Gross!!  Ickkkkk!!  EEEooooooouuuu!!

It was grueling and mentally exhausting
for me....

I was not raised like that at all!!!

If you didn't like what was on your plate
you didn't express it -
you just sat there and ate it 
and then thanked the person who cooked it for you!



On the last night...
much to their shock 
and amazement,
 I just let them 
fix their own dinner...
 

tomato soup
spaghettios
ham sandwiches
and cheese tortillas

NOT my idea of a wholesome meal,
but it was worth seeing some smiling faces
at the table!




We survived a 4 hour power outage
and 
We did have some fun play times together...
playing Wii, making Valentines,
watching movies, you name it... 
and they actually think the snack bar
I put together for them 
is REALLY COOL!!


By the end of my visit
I actually had the little three-year-old
pooping normal.
the poor thing spends most of 
his days whining and trying to poop!!
I was shoving water and peache
at him constantly
(I don't believe in laxatives for kids either!)
not when there's fruits and vegetables!
 
anyway when a little kid's
poop is your big triumph for the week....
  
 
 Maybe it's time to step back
and re-evaluate my life's purpose??


   
Happy Friday!
Hugs and Peace and Quiet,
Lisa   

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Where Do You Find Answers




How many times must

a man look up...

Before he can really see the sky?






 How many years can a mountain exist

before it's washed to the sea?







How many years can some people exist

before they're allowed to be free? 




The answer, my friend, 
is blowin' in the wind...

the answer is blowin' in the wind. 


Just a little Bob Dylan
and some good
food for thought...

Hope your Thursday
is AWESOME!!

Love and Hugs,
Lisa

Monday, February 4, 2013

Winter Worn


A worn out barn...




A worn out scene...


I'm so tired of winter

Maybe  I'm  just worn out?

How about you?

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Food and Commercials




  4 hours later....





 "Super" Sall has outdone himself...





 there should be a trophy
for these...





Along with my potato salad,
and deluxe Sall Farm pickles

 


this Super Bowl food
is FIVE STAR!!

 


At this point...
if you are a Baltimore fan
you are a happy camper...

I prefer the commercials and the
half time show over the game itself...

this year the commercials aren't
impressing me, so I'll just 
replay the local Tax Prep
commercial starring
my cute little twin grand-nieces...



(well, not exactly the stars, but
they did finish the commercial...
and that means they saved the best
till last!)

Hope your Sunday was SUPER!!
Hugs,
Lisa

Countdown To Kickoff

12:30 P.M.

Smoker fired up.




Time for a little walk...






a little exercise
before the feeding frenzy...

 



Some of you just had to mention
Bloody Marys!!!

Grrrr, how could we be out of Vodka??!!!

Sall had to make a run to the Hyway Store
for some beer instead....





Cheers!!







How fast can you get here?

 We'll be here all day
chillin' and grillin'.