Thursday, November 7, 2013

This will give you a good chuckle

So, there is not much I get worked about.  OK, maybe I should list a few thing I do get upset about just for a disclaimer.  I don't like late people, the crinkling of a chip bag, people who talk on the phone when I am with them or people who think it is a piece of cake being a farmers wife who stays home. 

I think the one that gets me the most are people who don't take care of their kids.  I am not talking about food and stuff like that.  I mean the ones who don't make sure their kids have a coat on or if they haven't brushed their hair.  That kind of stuff.

Kara and I were finding a parking spot at Wal-Mart the other day when I see this young couple walking toward us.  I mean young, like high school young.  The girl was carrying a baby car seat and some sacks.  The guy was carrying the baby.  This looked like a very young baby.  The thing that upset me was that the baby didn't have a coat on.  I could see the arms and legs were exposed.  The couple was wearing hoodies cause it was only about 47 degrees outside.  I told Kara "see that baby, that baby needs a coat" I was getting aggravated at the lack of clothes the baby had on. 

As Kara and I continued to drive up the isle in the parking lot we got closer to the guy holding the baby and I realized that it was a fake baby.  They must have been in a parenting class and were made to carry around this fake baby.  Boy did I feel like an idiot then!

Kara sure thought my mistake was funny!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

September 19th Storm

On Thursday September 19th we had a terrible storm here.  While it only lasted for about 10 minutes (I couldn't grab the video camera fast enough) it was a doozy! The wind got so fierce that we thought we might have to go into the basement so we woke up the littlest member of our family from her nap.  Now, just to be clear we are not the type of people that hunker down during storms.  Usually we are the two idiots who are taking pictures and standing in the yard getting drenched and looking at the pretty clouds.  Here are a few photos I got to snap during the storm and of the damage afterward.

This is looking out the garage toward the northeast.

Here is looking directly to the east.

Here is the little one ready to have her snack and play in the water!

We lost some branches, but we always do when we have a storm.

Lots of water in just a few minutes makes for small rivers in our yard.

Here is the oldest child being a pansy and not wanting to get wet.  As you can imagine she tried handing the umbrella off to me in about 5 minutes.

Here is some of the damage to the cattle shed out back.  Not that it was that spectacular in the first place but we kind of needed the roof.

My poor non-producing garden got hit with some of the flying tin.

My tomatoes got laid flat.  I just bent back the cages and they were back to growing and yet still not producing any red tomatoes.

Here is the littlest again playing in the puddles.  She was jumping and splashing until she saw the camera, then all she says is "cheese"

Sunday, June 2, 2013


I haven't posted on here for awhile.  Actually, it was most of the winter.  Winter is just so boring.  I know there are a lot of you that like to do winter activities such as skiing, snowmobiling and ice fishing.  I do not like the cold! I hibernate in the winter, at least that is the excuse I use for that extra layer of insulation that I seem to always pack on! LOL

Well, it seems that Mother Nature is still in a fowl mood. Here it is June 2nd and it is only 54 degrees outside.  We have had some nice weather but really! WTH!

Here is one of my projects so far this spring.

This is what the south facing side of one of our sheds looked like.  This big bush in the middle made white flowers.  I am not sure what kind.  That stupid tree sprouted up last year and I think it got a hold of some steroids.  On boths side of the big bush I had Hydrangea bushes that died two years in a row.  So I cut it all off and took the chainsaw to the tree.

Clean slate to start from.  Except I had to dig up all the roots.  I got a couple dug up and realized that I know of an easier way to complete this task!

Backhoe to the rescue!  I got to run it for a little while but I think I made him nervous bring that close to the building. LOL

Here it is! My new lilac bush! It will be so pretty! I have to make another trip to the greenhouse to get more.  I am thinking at least two more.  The lilacs will look like this!

Hopefully, I can have beautiful flowers that make my yard smell wonderful next year!

Monday, January 21, 2013

I thought we were more North than that.

Today was really cold here in Iowa.  It was single digit cold!  Instead of making my 7 year old wait at the end of the driveway for the bus in the freezing cold wind I decided to drive her to school.  I won't mention the fact that this means I get to sleep in an extra hour. LOL I did it for her I swear! LOL 

Sorry, off topic.  After I dropped her off at school I was headed back home when I noticed a little red Ford Focus headed toward me with something weird poking off the side.  It looked fuzzy so I thought it might be a dog sticking his head out the window from the back seat.  Nope, someone had actually tied a dead doe to the back of their little Ford Focus and was carting it through town.  As the title says: I thought we were more North than that! LOL