Welcome to Sally's Country Home I hope you enjoy your time here. I have links to the books I have written posted here. Along with a few family history links. I have projects we have done and are doing. Some ideas on food storage and other hints. Along with our homestead chatter and crafts.
Yes you can believe it we are having spring weather with just a few nights around 26 degrees. We had a big hail storm this last Sunday and it seemed never ending.
Yes that's the tail end of a sled lol.
We still have snow drifts under the trees up in the woods and only one small one up by the barn :) That's something for this time of year for us.
Daughter K who is working up in Moscow ID (an hour plus from home,she gets up at 4:30am) at Mr. Leons as an instructor won 1st place in costume/makeup/fashion in their contest of surrounding salons. Her niece Harley was her model. Harley got 1st in mens hair cutting. K made everything you see. We had art supplies sitting on the dining room table for weeks. :) But it was worth it.
** I have been getting all the old old pictures in albums and taking pictures of them. Some from hubby's side are those old tin types and after over a 100 years are fading even with being kept out of any light in a well over 100 year old leather folder they fit in. They go right back in it after I take pics of them. This is Issac Newton Williamson Born 1822 died 1891 for an example.
** I just noticed I need to replenish a few things. With the flu we had running around and coming back on us I didn't replace them as needed. Mouth wash Extra tooth brushes (adult and children's) Children's tooth paste Cold/flu meds. Band-aids, all those bobo's you know. It's funny how fast you go through those at times. First aid cream Body powder
** I know there boxed but I picked up a few boxed cakes for making dump cakes and etc. for something real quick when I'm not feeling up to par and hubby wants something. They were on sale and if you don't add as much liquid they also become very quick cookies.
Second oldest son and granddaughter were here at the end of last week to go to a family dinner. Our youngest son and daughter in law were going to be in town as we hadn't seen them for over a year.
Youngest son and daughter in law announced they are expecting :). D helped to tear down the really worn out meat bird house and pen so we could put up a new one. We just started to work on that this past Monday night after hubby got home from work and again last night. The new one we will be able to stand up in :).
Yep full blown snow storm out there this morning. Dogs are taken care of but there is no sense and going out to open the chicken coop until the storms over. We are both feeling better so far. Hope it stays that way :). Knock on wood lol. This last weekend was Stake Conference. Very good as usual. Letting people know of your love of Christ. I just watched a video this morning that brought tears to my eyes of a young man even though autistic who wanted to serve. Also puts a smile on your face at the same time. https://www.lds.org/callings/missionary/church-service-missionary/videos?lang=eng&cid=HPWE031214563&im=true#what-ive-always-wanted-to-do Dave repaired the driveway, looks good.
A lot of gravel had been washed down into the grass. He drug up what he could.
We have had such a fast warm up with lots of rain and the snow is melting at a really quick rate. To fast in fact. Towns like Cotton Wood Idaho have two feet of water running through their town.
Our poor driveway has had spots washed out as well. Some of these ditches are 8 inches or more deep. The lower pond is way beyond its banks. Even our garage had water in it. My poor hubby who has been ill all week had to go out and dig some ditches to get the flow of water and melting snow headed away from the garage. He came in and laid down after.
There is a 6 foot deep gully past this pond I couldn't make it past here in the deep slushy snow to see it.
We seem to have a slippery weather pattern here. But at least we are getting moisture I guess. Today we will have some thawing again with rain and freezing rain and then the weekend with a cold front and snow again.
We ended up with 10 to 12 inches of snow above this ice sheet. One tends to get a nasty surprise when you aren't careful when walking. We ended up with freezing rain Monday night again but on top of the snow this time.
I have been trying to come up with more handouts for Church on being self sufficient and for food storage. I try to have a hand out for every Sunday but I may have to make that more like every other Sunday. I make sure I use the site addresses when I use articles from the internet sites I find things at. I think maybe it is time to repeat some of the important ones from a few years ago for those that have moved in, in the the past few years. I have asked them to put these in a three ring binder. I do the holes for that to make it easier :).
Okay the day is calling with the things that need to be done. Take care all.
We had a pretty good blizzard here today. Than turned to sleet for a few hours and this evening it has all stopped :). Supposed to be like this all week with high winds to boot. It;s not going to get quite as cold as they thought a few days ago. GOOD.
Dave and I went to the Temple for Valentines day, that was really nice. Long trip up and it always tires me out but its a good tired.
We haven't seen our youngest son Kh for over a year and he and his wife A are supposed to be here for a couple of days in the middle of March the 18th.
He and his brothers look so much alike it's uncanny.