A little walk- about

Today the boys had multiple errands and classes to attend and I found myself at home alone for an extended time. They are pretty protective since I fell (again) and don’t let me do too much around the house without supervision. Sweet boys. (What do they think I’m going to do? Motocross? Deep sea fishing? …

Right now on the farm…..

….there is a huge pork roast in the oven set on low. In a couple of hours it will be fall-apart-good~ ready for whatever supper sounds good to the boys: pork chalupas, pork nachos, (we are a little bit on a Mexican food theme lately), pork sandwiches au jus or just pork roast with oven …

the snow has stopped~ for now

Last Wednesday it started snowing. It snowed for 5 days. Then it stopped. This morning we have sun. After days in the gloom~ sunshine!   The clouds are supposed to blow off and then we are plunged into the deep freeze tonight. Kind of early. It’s only the first week of November! I know those …

the last drive before snow

It’s seven o’clock and still dark. I’m not sure if it will be light by 8. I can’t see outside but I can hear the wind rushing around the house. We must have a window open a tiny crack because I can hear a whistling coming from somewhere. Winter came with a bang this year. …

Quick weather update…..

Quick weather update~ Then a longer post later today…. or tonight…. or tomorrow.  :]   Weather:  A slight chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a high near 44. South southwest wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%. Tonight a chance of rain before midnight, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, …

Working in the garden on a Sunday afternoon

We had a skiff of snow Wed and Thursday nights. And Friday night too, now that I think of it. Ohmygoodness. We’ve had the weirdest weather this whole year. And, actually, snow in October is not unheard of. And it melted pretty quickly but it did make me feel the pinch of what’s to come. …

old pictures and a sad tale

To get right to the point, I fell off the stairs (again) a couple of days ago. I had my hands full and I was kicking off my garden shoes before I went into the house and lost my balance. I was at the top of the 5 steps that lead into house from the …

a quick trip to the mountains

My husband kidnapped me for a drive into the mountains a couple of days ago. He works out of town a lot and tells me that he dreams of long, leisurely drives in the woods while he is gone. No telling what the weather will be like when he returns home so we smooched the …

27 on the front porch

27 on the front porch this morning. I covered the porch plants and just a few small beds of calendula in the main field garden. I’ll venture out later to see how everything fared. I have to give up on the outside plants pretty soon. I’m just not quite ready yet. 🙂 In the meantime, …

A slow change

Farm life continues on in it’s wonderful, slow, often predictable plodding. The weather has taken a shift. We are experiencing a cold, misty rain every couple of days and the trees in the mountains are starting to show color. But yesterday was dry and clear, so I moved the cows to our pastures. We have …