Saturday, July 5, 2014

Hay , Hay and More Hay

Our old barn is filling up with lots of hay , some for us to feed to our steers and some to sell  . We have probably unloaded at least 30  +  loads of hay . My husband and our one neighbor, who is in his 70's usually do the baling . Then they bring the big wagons down to the barn . When they are all done we start unloading. So far just my husband , our neighbor and myself are doing the unloading. We did have some help from the family the week of the big Anniversary Party. We make sure we have plenty of water to drink. Especially on those hot and humid days. I DO NOT like unloading in that kind of weather. But when you have hay ...you unload it whatever the weather  !
Our one old wagon partly unloaded. I much prefer this wooden wagon to the HUGE , metal red one we have . That red wagon hold way too may bales  ! LOL  !
Tomorrow we have hay to bale and unload again. There could be 3 or 4 loads. We only have 3 wagons. So they will bale the 3 loads and we will unload one . They will take the wagon back to the field and bale the last load. We may not get it all unloaded tomorrow. 
The hay mow filling up . I just realized I also got a picture of my husband's cup of soda . It is amazing how fast the hay mow fills up . I will take more pictures with each load we do. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Double Wedding Anniversary Celebration

Last night we had a Wonderful night with family and friends ! We had a party for my Mom and Dad's 60th Anniversary and my husband's and my 40th Anniversary . It was such a special evening. There was loads of food . We had ham platters, meatballs sandwiches , pasta salad, tossed salad, macaroni salad , relish tray and dip, fruit tray and dip, wine, soda, beer and cakes. There were  some of the family up from Florida. They stayed at my Mom and Dad's house and camper.  We have been having lots of picnics and had a campfire here on the farm the other night.

For years my husband always teased my parents promised them $10,000 to take me off their hands. He told them he was still waiting to get paid. So my parents had a huge check made up for him in that amount.  LOL !  They presented it to him at the party.

                                                       Me and my husband


My Mom and Dad 


We both danced to Alan Jackson's REMEMBER WHEN ~~ Such a Beautiful Song  ! It was a night we all will remember for years  . Thank you to all our family and friends who came to join in the Celebration !

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Planting the Fields

My husband has been busy planting in the fields. He has all the oats planted. He got it all in before we got this rain. Today was so nice. Sunny and breezy . I hung clothes on the line. I can't wait every year til it is nice enough to hang my clothes on the line outside. There is nothing like the smell of clothes dried on the clothesline! Especially the sheets !

Our 4 year old grandson is all excited it is finally getting nice enough for him to play outside. He had his tractor , fire engine  and wagon all in a line on the sidewalk , ready to go .

Took some pictures the other day of my husband working  in the fields.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

NEW WEBSITE

I  have a New Website up and running. Hope you will check it out  !!

www.TheFarmladysCupboard.com

Heaven Is For Real - Official Trailer - In Theaters Easter 2014

This movie looks absolutely Wonderful !  I know I will cry and cry !

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014

40 YEARS AGO!

It is so hard to believe that tomorrow will be our 40th Wedding Anniversary ! We have had 40 years of living on our farm , raising two daughters  and enjoying our five grand kids. We are so very lucky to live on this beautiful farm , in the old farmhouse my husband grew up in. For years we have walked up the lane towards our mountain ground and the view is incredible !
 
We have worked our farm , growing crops , baling and unloading hay and straw  . We have probably unloaded at least a million bales in 40 years!
We have had thousands of family picnics over those 40 years. We had loads of great food and fun. We always had a fire and we all sat around and talked and enjoyed our time together . Sometimes my brother brought his guitar and played music for us.
We had a very small wedding . My dress was made by a  relative. It was a blue flower print long dress. I can still remember my flowers. They were white carnations with a  tinted blue edge with baby's breath  .
We had our reception a couple of weeks later . It was held at our Fire Hall. We all made the food and
decorated the Hall. The Hall was filled with lots of family and good friends to share our life . We ended up having to stop the reception early....the power went out !
I can't believe how young and skinny we were  ! LOL ! Where did the years go ? We have raised two wonderful daughters who we are very proud of ! 
When I look back on our 40 years there have been many happy, wonderful times ! Years of taking the girls to the barn . First as babies in a stroller  . Then as they got older they had chores to do at the barn. They would help feed calves, clean out the troughs, sweep floors  and other chores. A farm is a wonderful place to raise kids. So many fun things to do and so many places to explore ! I know they have very special memories of growing up here . 
Our five grandkids have all spent hours with us over the years on the farm. It was always one of their favorite places to be when they were growing up ! Getting tractor rides with Papee, playing in the barn, petting the cows and calves . A lot of our cows were names by the grandkids , using the names of their favorite cartoon characters.

 
 
 
 
We have had so many wonderful memories over these 40 years . Some of them also sad . The year milk prices were so low was a terrible year. We thought for sure we would lose our farm and our home . There were so many nights I would sit outside in the yard  and cry , worried sick we were finished! One  night as I was sitting outside , Jim came out and saw me crying. He came over , put his arm around me and I cry and cry. He hugs me and tells me it will be ok. We will make it through this . And we did , with help from family and friends  . We were blessed ! We have had so many blessings over these 40 years together  . I feel so very lucky to have this wonderful man !  Of course there are plenty of days I could bop him over the head or throw him out a window too !
 
In August  my parents will also celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary . This summer we are having a big party to celebrate both our Anniversary's together . Family is coming up from Florida to celebrate with us. It will be a time of fun  and family   and wonderful memories !