Thursday, October 29, 2009


The granddaughters next door have a black cat. Well she is almost a black cat. The girls can play with the cats but they are not very fond of Warren and me.

The witch is hung. I have the cards made and sent to the Aussie grandkids. There is just a bit to do to finish the ones for the girls next door. Cards for the grand niece and nephews go out today.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

HARVEST has Commenced

Yesterday we got the beans harvested. At about eleven it was dry enough to get started. The guys worked here until about eight thirty.
One swathe down, lots more to go.

Today the sky is not so blue. It was dark when they go done so the picture taking had to wait until today. What we need is sunshine and heat to dry down and harvest our crops.

It is nice to have harvest under way. Chuck does our harvest work. He does his own harvesting, our harvesting, and two other farmers. None of us have enough acres on our own to warrant new equipment. The combines today are pure luxury compared to what we had 30 years ago.

Saturday, October 17, 2009


I seldom get a good picture of the dogs. Today was an exception. Maddie is looking right at the camera. She is a pretty dog but...... is seldom still, digs in my gardens, wants the lion's share of attention, and the biggest portion of food.

Our beans today.

Our beans a month ago.
Harvest is slow this year. October has been cool and rainy.

The corn is testing wet for this time of year. We need hot dry weather for a few weeks.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I know this guy checks the blog from time to time just to make sure I do not write any bad things about him. Today is his 21st birthday. Or should I write that his age is divisible by twenty-one?
I am sending him greetings of love, today and everyday.

Friday, October 2, 2009

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

My Mom once told me that I will be late for my own funeral. Being early is not one of my great attributes. As today is only the second of the month I am not sure if this post is early in the month of Breast Cancer Awareness or a day late because the month is over a day old.

This post is to honor all who have or have had Breast Cancer. Most especially this is a tribute to my sister, Cindi, who 12 years ago was fighting her personal battle with cancer. She celebrates her 12 year of being cancer free this year. I know first hand that not only the person with cancer but the whole family is effected when cancer is diagnosed.

To all those who run the race for the cure, wear pink for the cause, buy a cancer stamp, gave money to a cancer charity, have battled the disease, or helped another in their battle, I salute you.