Sunday, August 29, 2010

Almost Finished!

We are nearing an end of corn harvest only a few more acres that we will hopefully knock them out the first of this next week then I will hopefully have some time to sit down and share some photos and stories about harvest.

My perch on top of my truck. Where most of picture taking takes place.

Picture of....

...corn falling out of augers...

trucks being loaded with corn....

...trucks leaving the field...

...trucks unloading into the bins, and oh so many more!

So with that being said I am gonna sign off for the night and go dream about anything  but corn.

From my perch on top of my grain truck,


Friday, August 27, 2010

Snake Problems....

So to start things out one of my many nicknames, from my ornery brother, growing up was "reptile-amphibian" or "reptile" which ever he was in the mood to say. Well from that little bit of information you might gather that I was a little infatuated with frogs, turtles, toads and any other little critter you might find around ponds, under rocks, in the creek or where ever. I just loved the little guys.

However, back then I wasn't as much of a fan of snakes.  I wasn't scared of them, I just didn't know what to do with them. It wasn't till I got older and learned more about them and how to handle them that I grew to like them more.

Now I don't have a room in my house full of the little creepy crawlies, I just don't have to kill them or run away screaming every time I see one. Usually I chase after it and try and catch it then go and release it somewhere safe and away from harm of the snake haters.

I did have a 'pet' one for a while. Well it was more like one that was hangin' around the house all the time. On several occasions, when Caleb and I were remolding our house, we found a big black rat snake hangin' out inside of it...before you freak out too much a lot of the floors were ripped up at the time and we technically found him under the house. I named him Sysco....and the reason he was hangin' around our house was cause there was plenty of food in supply, cause we had a slight rat problem at that time. There was one time that we actually found Sysco chasin' a nasty little rat. The guys we had helpin' us tried to kill him on a number of occasions but I would not let them.

Now for all of you who are freaking out about the snakes and rats and vow to never come visit...well we no longer have a rat problem thanks to our cat and as for Sysco, I've only seen him once since we moved in and that was out by the barn. So you should be safe, but I can't make any guarantees cause we do live on a farm and in the country so ya never know what might happen around here.

Now for those of you out there who are more like my mother and my sister and are petrified of snakes well you will be happy to know that if you did come and visit, though I can't make guarantees, you most likely won't run in to a snake by my house for one reason alone.....

...because I have a snake killin' machine on my hands. Yes my little Jasper hates the little things. To be honest he hates anything that is smaller than him. 

So Like I said probably won't find any live snakes crawlin' around if ya stopped by, but you migh find a dead one every now and then.

Now back to the corn field I must go.... 

Yours Truly,


Sunday, August 22, 2010

I Don't Always Do What I'm Told

The other day while in the corn field Caleb was being a little silly and I took a quick set of shots.
When I was done I was told, not to share these photos, but when I looked at the photos I fell in love with them. They were soo much fun and I thought I would share them ya'll, but only if you promise not to tell Caleb.

You Promise?

Ok then, here they are.

What's the lesion we have learned from this?

Never tell me not to post a photo, cause I probably will and if it's on my camera then it's fair game.


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A Few Things

1. Praise the Lord we finally got some rain!!!

2. The grass in my yard is soo tall that I should mow it for hay.

3. Corn harvest has begun and for the next few weeks ya'll will be seeing lots of pictures to show it.

4. Jasper (my Jack Russell) is in love with his squeaky toy.

5. I may or may not have baskets full of laundry waiting to be put away.

6. I like to drink a Mt. Dew and a eat a Snickers for breakfast.

7. Did I mention I have a lot of corn pictures.

8. Once it dries up I will be driving a truck and hauling corn full time.

9. I love wearing ty-die.

10. My peaches are finally getting ripe and boy are they good.

11. I may or may not have found another dead opossum in my yard, but this time Caleb did redeem himself and he got to carry it.

12. I hope ya'll like corn pictures.

13.  I finally finished crocheting an afghan and it only took me 1 1/2 years to do it.

14. Currently I am teaching myself to hand embroider and lovein' it.

15. Tomorrow I mush clean my kitchen.

16. I love watching "Harry Potter" movies.

17. I have some very hungry caterpillars that ate all my parsley and are now working on my carrots.

18.  I like to watch caterpillars turn into beautiful butterflies.

19. I should end this list and work on a food post.

Until we meet again.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Playin' Around the Farm

Last Wednesday I made a 5-5 1/2 hour trip up to my home town in Northeast Missouri to pick up my niece and then made the same long trip back home. So needless to say I was a little tired when it was all said and done, but it was well worth it to spend some time with her for a few days.

Now don't think I didn't put her to work while she was here. She was a great help while making some homemade cinnamon rolls.

Now you can't make cinnamon rolls without getting your hands covered with some ooey gooey goodness.

Later in the day we got a call from Uncle Caleb and he told us that they were in the corn field and thought Amber might want to ride in the combine.

We also had to get in a little horse back riding too. It was extremely hot outside this past week as all ya'll know, so we didn't get to ride near as much as we wanted.

To cool off from the heat we spent a lot of time in the water. We went to the lake the first day, but it was like swimming in bath water. So the next day we took a stroll down to the creek.

I think the look on her face tells ya how cold it was in the creek. It felt worlds better in the shaded creek than it felt anywhere else outside!

After a day of harvesting and playin' in creeks we took the evening off and got all cleaned up and headed down to the rodeo.

This was Amber's first time goin' to a rodeo and she loved it!

I wish it would have been nicer weather for her visit, but we had fun just the same.

Hopefully within the next week we will be goin' strong harvesting corn.

Catch ya later,