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!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Art 101

  I love...

I love to make it...

I love to create it...

And I love to admire it...

Daughter Emily's work in gallery in Kansas City

We love to watch our kids
gain momentum in the ART WORLD
as they create the most 
amazing pieces of art
all across the U.S.

Son Eric's 90"x84" Acrylic & Spray Paint on Canvas

 They continue to learn and explore,
traveling all over installing massive
and colorful works...

Daughter-in-law's 35'x35' Textile Art hanging in Brooklyn N.Y.

Using their talents 
to make the world 
a more beautiful place...

As I visited our local school last week

I was pleased to find a vibrant ART DEPARTMENT
A young and talented Art Teacher
and students intently working on some awesome projects!

As we live in a small rural town,
I was afraid I wouldn't find an art room at all???

See... I believe just as "good sportsmanship"
 is important to learn,
so is creativity!

A creative mind can change the world,
or at least create a way to make it brighter!

Have a beautiful weekend,



Thursday, September 22, 2016

Lovin' Fall

Hang in there,
my pretties...

Can you have too many apples?

the orchard oriole
has been leaving us a few 
good ones...

Garden time will soon end...

Huntin' time is getting closer...

Don't let the cold winds
freeze up your spirit...

Keep on shinin',

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Preserving Fresh and Red Ripe

I empty the table off
and he fills it right back up!!

The best tomato crop ever!, he claims...

I blanch them,
     turn them into "Sallsa"...

turn them into some
awesome Bloody Mary Juice...

and ,yes, photograph them!

the blanching process
makes them look like
an underwater masterpiece...

Day after day,
bushel after bushel,
our pantry is filling up...

After a long day of processing and preserving,

I put my feet up and 
chill out with a cold one...

After standing between the sink and stove
for 7 hours,
my favorite spot calls to me
and it's time to 
sit down and relax!