Thursday, July 30, 2009

The cows are growing so fast!

Remember the pictures of the little calves I showed you 14 months ago, the top picture and the second picture is the same calf, well see how much they've grown. Can you believe this is the same calf? The second and third picture are the two steers we own. The bottom picture is of my father in laws cows and calves and some of our young heifers. It's amazing how fast they grow!
I've been having a productive week crafting so I'll have pictures soon to share! Take care!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Zoe LOVES to run!

Zoe LOVES to run! She would be so sad if she wasn't able to run free like she is in this top picture. When we take her out where she is able to just run as fast as she wants to with no restraints she is her happiest, she looks like she is smiling. She just runs and runs and runs! I feel bad for the dogs that aren't able to do this. I know some dogs don't enjoy it as much as she does though. I guess it's in her blood to run. All of the hard work has paid off with obedience training her, she is so well behaved and listens really well to come, stay and no so that is the only reason she is able to go with us and be unleashed. She is enjoying her summer, hope you all are too!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The power of lightening!

The top picture is of what this big beautiful oak tree used to look like until early Friday morning when lightening hit it. A 60 foot tree just twisted and split to pieces then burned out through the middle. There are pieces of the tree all around that went flying up to 190 feet away. This was at our farm out in the pasture, luckily none of our cows where around it at the time or they would not have survived. Just goes to show you how strong lightening really is. Please don't any of you EVER stand under a tree in a storm for shelter!
I had a great weekend. The whole family in the area was here tonight for spaghetti and meatballs. Gordy made zucchini cake too. It was yummy!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Summer blooms

These are some of the flowers that are blooming in my gardens right now. Oh, the sweet smells of summer, so pretty! It's so much fun to walk around each day at this time of the year when all of my flower gardens are florishing, to see what's new that day. I LOVE the way the Morning Glory in the top picture seems to glow in the morning dew, that's one I may to get developed and frame. Hope you enjoyed a little peek at one of my favorite things, flowers!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Something "NEW"

These metal prairie flowers are something new my husband Gordy is making to sell at our Little Falls craft fair this year. They are around six feet tall. Each metal flower is a one of a kind piece, I just LOVE the way they turned out. Isn't he talented!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Come for a stroll with me through the prairie

Come for a stroll this morning through the prairie in my backyard. Isn't it pretty! I just love it! My son Brad works as a prairie restorationist so he planted this for us. What a bright ray of sunshine it is! Well I hope you enjoyed the stroll through my prairie.
I've been super busy all week with dollie makin!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Off to their new home!

Tori Annie with her sock monkey and Annalise Annie with her pinwheel are off today to their new home with Kelly! These two dollies were adopted from my Etsy page over the weekend. I hope Kelly LOVES them both!
Gotta go now I'm working on 30 new dolls! Yes, that's right I said 30! I'll be busy, right!!! Byeeeee!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Beautiful Water Lily!

Hubby and I went fishing today and I had to get a picture of this beautiful Water Lily. There were a bunch of these blooming on the lake we went to. The weather was gorgeous today 80 was our high, bright sunshine light winds. We didn't catch very many fish since there was a junior Bass tournament on the lake we went to. We didn't know that it was going on there or we surely would not have picked that lake to go to. But oh well it was still so nice to just be in our boat today in the lovely weather. I may have to get this photo of this flower developed to frame it, thanks to brother in law Dean for the quick flower taking lesson the other day!
Yesterday our family threw a 87th birthday party for my father in law Ron. Great fun! Happy Birthday Ron!
Hope you all had a great weekend too!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Look at the wonderful goodies I won!

Look what I won, all these wonderful cute goodies from my blogging friend Cindy from Cynthia lee Designs She had a blog giveaway last week and I won, how fun! Thank you so much Cindy I LOVE it!!!! What a great way to start my day!!!
I added some new things to my Etsy shop Go check it out!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Take time to smell the flowers!

We all need to take the time out from our busy summer schedules to smell the flowers! Sometimes we get so busy that we forget how special these scenes are and how bad we'll miss them in the winter months. This flower garden of mine is at it's peak right now so I need to suck in the beauty and enjoy it!!! I hope you will all take the time out too and appreciate the beauty all around us! Hope your all having a GREAT week and summer!
This little cutie "Lucy" is off to her new home in California today! Her new Mom adopted her in my Etsy shop Hope she LOVES her!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Eight new dollies finished!

These are eight new dollies that I finished yesterday for my sale at Little Falls in Sept. I love the way they all turned out. I have eight more started now of a different kind. Not sure why I'm stuck on the number eight, kinda weird that I choose that number of dolls to work on at a time. I need to stay on track now so I can get some crafts made. It's been VERY difficult this summer, we have so much going on here all the time. I won't get into the details but it's been hectic and so much fun but not too productive for me.

This is one of the things that's kept me from my work, fishing. I caught this Muskie it was 25", my biggest one so far but not too big for a Muskie so I know I'll break this record sometime. It sure was fun though! I caught it while Bass fishing on a artificial worm, I saw it bite not far from the boat so it put up a great fight. I released it safely after measuring it.
It finally rained hard here this morning, our first real rain for about three weeks, we needed it badly. My flowers an lawn are loving it!
Hope your all having a fun summer too! Now back to WORK!!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Craft's in production!

Eight new Dollies and their clothes, little sock monkeys too, coffee stained hanging out in the beautiful sunshine to dry. A little peek of what's to come!
My niece Chandra painting pumpkins for us. 17 pumpkins in the works.
We have had the most gorgeous stretch of weather here for the last couple weeks, this is what summer is all about. It makes it VERY hard to stay on track, I just seem to keep getting sidetracked from work. It has made for a lot of fun though which is good since summer is so short! Hope your all enjoying your summer as well!

Monday, July 6, 2009

More summer flowers!

These are just a few of my flowers around my yard! I said I was not going to plant very many this year because I didn't want the maintenance but I got carried away again as usual but I'm happy I did, I just love my summer flowers! I have to suck in all the summer I can get because it doesn't last long, before I know it snow will be flying here! Everything has just been growing like crazy the last few weeks so it's almost at full peak it will be probably by next week.
I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. Our weather here could not have been more perfect we had a beautiful stretch of weather for the last week just right temps and sunny.
I'll have to take some time today from enjoying the weather to work on dollies. Take care!