Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
This issue is bothering me for two reasons. 1. Since I moved out to the country I don't make it to "town" as much as I used to. This means way less visits to Starbucks. 2. EJ and I have been taking a course at church called Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey. With my new found budgeting skills I have to think before I spend. Geez, accountability! I have already changed my order from a mocha $4.04 to a black coffee with room for cream and sugar $2.02.
Any Barista's out there who can let me in on the secret? I want to brew this tasty concoction at home! :)
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Coal says, "I'm going home to live with Grammy & Pop"
Speaking of Grammy & Pop, thanks for buying a generator! This little beauty (okay, not little, it weighs 175lbs!) saved the day!
We spent a lot of time hanging out and being silly in the house today. Wubba brought out these shoes for me to put on. Bubba said, "Mommy, these are your princess shoes! They are for grills (girls)." I happily put them on and I have to say I was stylin' in my pink flannel PJ pants and these hot momma pumps. I put these shoes to good use and danced with the boys in the kitchen!
This little buckaroo was looking good in Daddy's cowboy boot.
Thankfully, the generator allowed me to fire up the 'ol microwave and warm up some meatloaf and bake potatoes. Look at that tasty salad! We weren't roughing it at all!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Anyway, as he would hum and sing a few bars from a song we would all go, "Dad, did you make that up?" "No, it's a real song" he would say. Sure enough, some time later we would hear the song on the radio!
Tonight I was standing in the kitchen singing, "the zoo keeper is very fond of rum. At the zoo" EJ gave me a crazy look and said , "What are you singing?" "I don't know" was my response "Mom and Dad used to sing it." Then EJ mentioned perhaps I might not want to sing about "rum" in front of our kids. My bad.
Later that night, I called Pop & Grammy and told them about the incident in the kitchen. They immediately starting singing...
Grammy: "The monkeys stand for honesty"
Pop: "Giraffes are insincere"
Grammy: "And the elephants are kindly but They're dumb"
Pop: "Orangutans are skeptical Of changes in their cages"
Pop & Grammy: "And the zookeeper is very fond of rum"
I love my parents. :)
In case you are wondering...it's a real song.
At the Zoo
by Paul Simon
Someone told me
Its all happening at the zoo.
I do believe it,
I do believe its true.
Its a light and tumble journey
From the east side to the park;
Just a fine and fancy ramble
To the zoo.
But you can take the crosstown bus
If its raining or its cold,
And the animals will love it
If you do.
Somethin' tells me
Its all happening at the zoo.
The monkeys stand for honesty,
Giraffes are insincere,
And the elephants are kindly but They're dumb.
Orangutans are skeptical Of changes in their cages,
And the zookeeper is very fond of rum.
Zebras are reactionaries,
Antelopes are missionaries,
Pigeons plot in secrecy,
And hamsters turn on frequently.
What a gas!
you gotta come and see
At the zoo.
The boys and I took Daisy out to go potty (she is still stuck in her kennel). Anyway, it is FREEZING cold out there. The wind is blowing so hard!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
So I had to take matters into my own hands....I parked the tractor just outside the fence and look who was playing, just sitting on the seat for around 2 hours of his Saturday!!!
So we planted green onions (sets) pictured here... red and yellow...around 120+ of them.
Here's another picture of them...with the eldest cowboy. He helped us pack them into the soil, and put them into the valley.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Here is Huck telling his sister how much he missed her. Then in the next picture he insults her new hair cut.DW hooked Daisy up with a bigger Kennel! We put her there during the day and then at night we put her in her usual smaller kennel. She is already bored and this is only the end of week 1!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Here's a pic of both the cauliflower on the right and the broccoli on the left.
This Saturday we're planning on more fun with the garden, so be ready for more installments of GARDENMAN!!!! Da da da da! (to the sound of a superhero soundtrack...)
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I also took and planted my broccoli plants! Don't they look great!??!! It's now also nice to have some things growing ABOVE the ground! Makes it look even more like a garden. I'm a little nervous about myself because I'm rather impatient and have a hard time waiting. I realize now God is probably up there thinking..."ha ha ha, EJ has this great idea to plant a garden, this is going to be really funny to watch how he deals with the waiting...I hope he grows and learns to be better." If not Him, then I know my lovely wife will be saying that!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Then I packed them down and built my trellis. I had T-posts driven in-between the two rows then I had 3 10' long 2x4s that I lashed to them. In those 2x4s I had nails about ever 8-12" sticking out of them. I then created a grid with my line to create the trellis for the peas to grow on. Rather inexpensive if I do say so myself!
Then I had to water of course, I don't have my drip system in yet, so I had to use a fan sprinkler to water them with. I do however have the system on order and it should be here within a week. You will of course hear all about it when it gets here. To help with the watering and the drip system, Pop is getting the well working again so that we can use the well water to run to the garden! YAY...today the electrician was here getting well house power. Now all we need is to get the pump a goin'. Here soon we'll have the garden running on all gears...it's kinda weird to finally have some seeds in the ground and some plants actually starting to come up.
The last thing is that the eldest buckaroo and I prayed over the peas and asked that God would bless the garden, the peas, and all the plants that would be planted in there. We asked that he would bless the people who work on it, the people who eat the food it provides and the animals who eat what's left (the chickens). How cool to get my 3 year old talking to the LORD ALMIGHTY about our garden!
Jeremiah 29:5-6 This is the LORD talking...
"Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease."