Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Spending time with family at the farmhouse. 

Plenty of good "tatertiller" hunting

Monday, May 30, 2011

Different road conditions

Usually we get snow and ice and slush and quite a bit in between, poor visibility in blizzards and heavy fog.

We headed East for a family visit and had a bunch of water and hail on the road just after we crossed the Nebraska state line

Then later in the day it was breezy and picking up dust from newly tilled fields. For a short distance visibility was only a couple of feet through the dust cloud. We made it without incident but I'll keep my snow, thanks.


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Funny Bunnies

The barn bunnies all came outside in a little herd today

They have been busy increasing their numbers

These two were having a territorial dispute

Baby bunny was watching from a safe distance

But it was still a little too much action

Friday, May 27, 2011

dawg collar

It was a little past time to make Sawg Dawg a new collar so I put this together for her.

I stamped a phone number on the collar since tags sometimes fall off.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Everything is nice and green with the rain lately. The temperature can't decide whether to be warm or cool or both.

The cool, wet weather makes the horses frisky

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

No churn ice cream

I saw a recipe in the latest issue of Martha Stewart everyday food and decided to try it out. This is pretty tasty:

No Churn ice cream (1.5 quarts)

14oz sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp Bourbon (optional)
2 cups cold heavy cream

Beat cream until stiff peaks form. In a separate bowl, mix together the condensed milk, vanilla and bourbon and then fold mixture into the whipped cream. Pour mixture into a container and freeze until firm. Leave covered in freezer for up to a week, if it lasts that long.

More company coming to visit tomorrow too

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Around and around

And around they go

Salsa and CJ still romping around daily

At least they get plenty of exercise

Monday, May 23, 2011

little peeps

Those little chickens aren't so little anymore

Always looking for more to eat

Sunday, May 22, 2011

funny things

How did the baby wriggle out of her diaper?
How did the toddler get both feet stuck on a glue trap?
And why is my spotted mule carrying a whole bale of hay around with his mouth?

Friday, May 20, 2011

Things change quick

The snow melted and we're green again

The tail end of this thundercloud dropped some hail

After a little thunder and lightning it passed

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Last snow?

The weather report said no accumulation

how about 4"- 6"+

It is good to know where the road is

snow falling from the trees

Heading to town

signs of civilization

I like this old dead tree

Steamboat and Tug rock

Livermore mountain in the fog

What a difference a couple thousand feet in elevation makes

Back home later in the day

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Let it rain

It is nice to finally get some rain without snow. Rain possible in the forecast all week and the grass is green and happy :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Little cowgirl

There is still a lot to smile about when you are only a week old

Sunday, May 15, 2011

On the road again

We said goodbye to grandma and grandpa this morning in the freezing fog. 

Then we had a nice quiet family day at home which doesn't happen very often.