Thursday, October 30, 2008

Those Darn Pumpkins!

Yes the time has come for everyone to get out
of their shell and become someone else for the
night! Pumpkin Patch field trips to find that
special pumpkin to dissassemble and become
part of the experimental dessert, centerpiece,
or my favorite "Good Ol Jack".

The trusty sewing machine definitely did not
come out this year, we resorted to store bought
or recycled (from last year) costumes this year.
We do not have trick or treaters that come our
way.....I don't blame them I get a workout just
walking to neighbors house! And at night.....
my kids run screaming their head off at the
slightest sound coming from the tall weeds or the
cat jumping out of the bushes (yes the oldest one
too)! I laughed my tail off the first time my son
called me from his friends house to come pick
him up (we live on the same street for crying out
loud)!! You never know when one of those darn
cows are going to jump out at you :)

So carving the pumpkins will definitely just be
for us from now on, since nobody will be coming
to see little ones in scary costumes
anyway. Hopefully the pumpkins sitting on our
porch won't scare my poor dogs into complete
barking insanity. If I was a dog I'm sure those
darn pumpkins would creep me out too.....crazy
faces flickering light at me!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Why didn't someone tell me we were done
playing hide and seek???? I knew those dogs
would never find me in here!

Monday, October 27, 2008

And I thought the barn cats were cute.....

Ok so maybe they are cute....but when you find all 12 (yes I counted them) on your screened in porch tearing through the trash bags you have piled up (note to self- have a little "chat" with the boys in the morning )....the cuteness meter shoots way down! I guess I will be getting some trim and a new screen tomorrow...gotta love the hardware store :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

My Critters

This is Kit Kat, she's a year old. She was so tiny when she found us!

This is Mystery, an 8yr old rottweiler mix (mixed with what we have no idea). She found her way onto our doorstep when she was about 3 months old.

This is Thor, one of Mystery's puppies that we kept. Her baby boy (who's twice the size of her)!

This is Isis, Mystery's baby girl (also twice her size).

When we first moved here we only had Mystery, now 3 dogs and a cat....OMG what where we thinking!! I guess moving on to what I call a farm, I should of expected it. We also have 2 other dogs that come visit all the time, along with 12 barn cats that sort of belong to the person that leases the land next to us!

Got Water Problems???

Water heaters are supposed to last forever right? Yes it's a ridiculous thought, but that's what went into my naive mind a few months ago when my large water heater went out on me. Of course it had to happen on a weekend (washing your children's hair in the kitchen sink is not as appealing and quick as I thought it would be)! After buying a new one and having it installed (at a ridiculous price I might add) , I figured everything was good to go...WRONG! A month later after getting a huge water bill I found the massive leak coming from one of the water connections. Now I have water damage. Talk about a dent in my day! I did learn alot from that experience though.
That experience didn't prepare me for the next water problem. Yes less than 2 months later, more problems! This time it was a massive leak on my side of the water meter. I know it was the hottest part of the summer but that's not the kind of water I was praying for!
And just when you think your water problems are behind you for a little go into the kitchen to finish a load of dishes only to find there is no hot water! Yes my finger is flipping through the big yellow book to yet again find the plummers number (should have somebody on speed dial by now)!
Just one of the many quirks to owning your own home (I mean farm)!!
On to the next challenge...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

So Now What?

So you've moved from a place that has been your "home" for many years to a new state. You've purchased a new house with more land than you would of possibly thought you would have. You are out in the country (literally your nextdoor neighbor is half a mile away). Your children look at you like your crazy. So now what??

This was my question a year ago.

I am not really what you would consider to be a "city girl", but I've never been a "country girl" either. My husband was so excited to buy this old farm house with a lot of land and I guess I convinced myself it was what I wanted too. I know it's only been a year, but since we are military my husband has been gone for most of it. I really did not know what I was getting myself into here. I was not prepared I should say!

I started this blog to unload my thoughts and things that I have learned or plan to learn about a woman's life on the farm! I welcome any comments!