Sunday, May 3, 2020

Spring, Sprung and Burnt Out Ele. Wires

Spring has come, well mostly. Flowers are popping up, Daffodils, mountain lilies, and etc. It seems we get everything yellow first.

Trying to get the limbs and etc cleaned up form what fell on the house last fall.

We have been canning up the fruit from the freezer. Rhubarb, raspberries, apples into applesauce, plums, peaches and apricots.

I made a very quick light cake, moist, no milk Fruit Cocktail Cake.

Fruit cocktail cake

1 & 1/4 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 & ½ c flour
Dash of salt
1 large can fruit cocktail, drained
Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350 deg 30 to 40 min. or until done. Serve with cool whip, ice cream or topping of your choice.
Youngest son K came up and helped dig up the old burnt out wire and lay the electrical conduit for the new wire to go in for the barn.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Spring Yes, Ticks Ack.

Dear husband found the first tick of the season on himself three days ago. I keep hoping for another frost to help get rid of them.

The tulip and daffodil leaves are up and we should be seeing blooms in a few days.

I made dh a couple of masks to use when he goes to town. As he takes a fried to the doctor once in a while because of the friends health problems.

Reminds me of this: daughter, son in law and grandson a few years ago. I just can't seem to think of the movie. She did a wonderful job on making these costumes.

The electric in the barn is only at half strength and dh has been trying hard to find out what the problem is. He even replaced some of the decades old wiring and I mean decades. Three weeks ago it was fine, now that we are getting ready for new chicks a big NOT.

One of my 4th cousins in our Barker descended family passed away, his sister posted that his wife called her this morning with the news.

Take care everyone and God Bless.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Snow's Melting Slowly

Yes, like most folks we are home pretty much all the time with this virus going around.

Dh has to take an older friend to the doctor once in a while as he has a bad health condition. Water on the brain and they are scanning his head today with dye and then repeating tomorrow again. They want to be sure of where to put the stent in.

No flowers are such up at our place yet. Drifts of snow are still around but the driveway is clear and some of the yard.

It snowed again last week. But that is pretty well gone now.

The trees were sure pretty.

I am out of the brace but the knee cap isn't healed all the way yet so I have to be careful another four weeks of what I do and not bend it beyond 90 deg. Fine with me, just happy to be out of the brace. If I go to do things outside I am supposed to wear it and it is set not to go further then the 90 deg.

Not much else going on here lol. Hubby's hip replacement surgery was canceled, which I feel bad about. Not much we cam do about it for now. Just hard for him to sleep at night because of the pain.

Y'all take care and God Bless.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Warming, Mild February.

So far it has been a mild Feb. We are so glad of that.

This past Wednesday dh had to take grain to the chicken coop and still the easiest way to do that is by sled.

 I now have three weeks to go before I can start bending this with a hopefully healed knee cap.This was a week ago and the swelling is down from this even :).

The kitchen is back together after being in progress since last July. This same flooring went into the bath as well and is finished :) Just some baseboard needs to go on a couple of areas in both now.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Jan. Was: Ice, Snow, Broken Knee cap, Rain, Wind, Snow Etc.

I sure am hoping Feb. goes better than Jan. did lol 

And Happy Valentines Day tomorrow. 

I managed to slip on the ice when I was out with the dogs on Jan. 23 and broke my left knee cap in half.

I have had surgery and it is wired back together but that has meant being in a brace and not bending the knee for 6 weeks. I am now down to 4 1/2 :) to go.

Because of this accident Dave has had to postpone his right hip replacement until 1 April :(

Also in Jan. some folks were up in our area riding their 4-wheelers or snow mobiles and decided to turn around in our driveway and backed into the east post that holds that side of the gate. Now will have to be replaced or fixed somehow as it is leaning halfway to the ground :(. We sure didn't need something else to do.

This last Monday Dave got the fake wood floating flooring laid in the kitchen. There is only a small area to finish in it and about a half of the bath room to go.

I am happy to say the stove and kitchen dresser/buffet now again reside in the kitchen instead of the dining room.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Big Time Snow

The last 24 hours has seen 28 inches of snow falling on top of what we already have.

We had a power outage during the night so the well was out this morning. No way to open the gate so a ladder was didn't to get over the fence to go to the well house.

Last night in the lilac's

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year 2020

We have seen all kinds of weather this last week. Today the fog rolled in and out and back in again several  times.

We have run the gambit of all kinds of weather that's for sure.

The kitchen is supposed to have the flooring put down this coming month and get the stove and kitchen buffet (old dresser we redid) out of the dining room :).

Hope all have a great New Year to come, 2019 was something else here for us with lots of heath problems.