Thursday, April 24, 2014

America's PrepareAthon!

 Just though there might be a few people who would like to take a look at this.

About America's PrepareAthon!

America's PrepareAthon! is an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and communities to prepare for specific hazards through drills, group discussions, and exercises.
The first National Day of Action is scheduled for April 30, 2014 and will revolve around taking the actions to prepare for these four specific hazards:

Campaign Goals

The goal of this campaign is to increase the number of individuals who:
  • Understand which disasters could happen in their community
  • Know what to do to be safe and mitigate damage
  • Take action to increase their preparedness
  • Participate in community resilience planning

What can I do?

  • Starting on March 31st, 2014 register to participate in America’s PrepareAthon! and provide details about the activities you’re planning.
  • Plan your own local community or organizational preparedness event
  • Participate in discussion forums online with like-minded community members
  • Learn the actions to take for disaster preparedness and practice them!

Where can I find more information?

Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring rains/snow

Yes the whole week is supposed to be rain, it just started a bit ago. A cool down again and the next two days will be rain/snow then just rain.

We worked on the new coop and pen Friday and Saturday. 

 Putting on the field fencing. My arms were tired from hammering in the staples.

Friday was also granddaughter Harley's graduation form Mr. Leon's Cosmetology School. She had taken first place for men's hair cuts a couple weeks ago for the whole area. She also got a new haircut.

Easter found hubby not feeling well and his back hurting from the work on Fri. and Sat. :(
Kay enjoyed the day.  Hope everyone had a great Easter.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Meat bird coop

The coop and pen are coming along, we still need to put on the metal roofing, paint it and make a door. Along with putting the fencing on the posts.
 Putting down hardware cloth so the ground squirrels and gophers can't dig up through the coop.

Almost done, roof to put on, door, corners, paint. Yes we could have put the 2x4's on inside of the frame work put we decided to do it this way.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Seems like spring

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.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tearing down and Putting Up

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 :).

New posts  going in for new yard.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Snowing on this St. Patrics Day

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.

Dave repaired the driveway, looks good.
A lot of gravel had been washed down into the grass. He drug up what he could.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Quick Warm Up, Melting, Flooding

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.