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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Well, it is Thursday again and I am ready for the weekend.  We have alot to get done this weekend but I am just hoping to get a majority of it finished.  Saturday morning, Rod is wanting to take me out to breakfast then off to Lowe's to pick out some crown molding for the living room.  After that, it is home bound to start painting and stripping and cleaning and well you name it.  There is just alot I want to get done before Labor Day weekend.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Well, I haven't been on in a little while I know but life around here has been very busy.  We have recently divided one large bedroom into 2 and are trying to get them finished among about a million other things.  We went last weekend and bought the paint and the flooring so that when Rodney finally gets the sheetrock mudded I can start in.  I am not real sure how he feels about the colors (pink and teal) but that is what the girls were wanting so that is what I bought.  He just said, it is their rooms and they can shut the doors lol.
We bought two more nanny goats but they are not cooperating very well with the milking.  I don't guess the guy that we got them from messed with them much.  I think Rodney is going to dry them off until they get good and used to him, so that maybe after their next litter they won't be so wild.
If you don't hear anything for awhile, don't fret.  We are going to be busy little O'Possums.  Labor Day weekend we are hosting the Wallace family reunion at our house (AHHHHHH).  With all the remodeling we have been doing and still plan to do, I just hope we are ready when Labor Day gets here.  Rodney told me that it has been several several years since they have all gotten together, so it will work out one way or another.
Wish us luck and if you are a painter, a decorater, or just a maid....come on over for a visit.  I will feed you and give you the beverage of your choice ;)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I went to the doctor today mainly because I have a headache everyday without fail.  My blood pressure was up so, among other crap we discussed and going to follow up on further, I am now on medication everyday.  This is one thing that I was truly hoping wouldn't happen.  I am way too young to have to depend on a pill to keep from stroking out.  I quit smoking 6 weeks ago, and NOW I have to start taking medicine.  Talk about a bite in the rear.  Oh well, I am going to start watching what I eat a little more, drink more water, and start walking until I can get myself in a little better shape where I can do more.  Wish me luck folks, I am on a mission :) !!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Reba, the lovely hen duck pictured above, hatched 19 babies since yesterday.  I can't wait to see all of them running around the yard and playing in the pool with the others.

Our yard and barn is full of babies.  I guess it is that time of year.  We have baby chickens, ducks, rabbits, pigs, and kittens.  You can barely walk through the yard without having to step over a little one lol.
What is that in my pool?  No it is not Coca Cola or hot chocolate.  It is dark red water.  We filled the pool up this weekend with the water from our well and it had a light orange tint.  Without researching more, we shocked it and BOOM we ended up with this mess.  We have been changing filters often and have taken a few hints from others but we are still dealing with muck.  I have put socks over the intake and outtake hoses but if this worked for others, it sure isnt working for us.  So the next step is, either letting it settle out and trying to vaccuum it or draining the pool and starting from scratch.
After researching my flub up, I have learned this...
          First and foremost, always prefilter your water going into your pool.
          Never ever shock the pool til it has filtered most of what is already there out.
          And dont get in a hurry just because you are hot and want to play in the water

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Well I am up this morning, but I am not really what they call "at it" yet. :)  We finally got the pool set up last night.  I am really hoping Steve brings the big pump over today to fill this thing up because I am thinking filling it up with a hose is going to take 2 weeks. 
Rodney is going to be gone today and I really dont know what I am going to do with myself.  I need to clean from top to bottom and get something done with these plums although I am not full of motivation yet so I guess only time will tell.
Have a great day and I'll be back later.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Rodney brought home 2 buckets of these sweet little plums last night (Thanks Tracy) so now I get to figure out what I am going to do with all of them.  Maybe freeze some, can some, and a little jam?  I guess that will take up part of my time this weekend.  I will be sure to post pics and let you know how it all turns out.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Let me tell you about Red.  He used to be my favorite rooster, until he snapped one day.  Now when he is loose and I walk across the yard, Red stalks me.  I am ready to commit foul murder but Rodney likes this little creature for some reason and hasn't killed him yet.
It is funny though the way he stalks.  He will run towards me when I have my back turned to him but when I turn to look at him he stops.  He tries to look all innocent until he gets close enough to strike.  Then the fight is on, I have kicked and hit him several times but he still won't back down.  One of these days though, ladies and gentlemen, Red will make a fine pot of dumplings!!!

Babies hatched off within the last week

Rodney milking Daisy


Curly, Mo, & Larry.Two of these hogs will go in our freezer, Mo is going to be used for breeding and raising more bbq's!
This is Heiney!  We got him about a month ago.  We have had a little problem with him wanting to play toss using the goats.  Not sure if he is going to be able to stick around or not, I guess it all depends on how bad he wants to stay lol.


Everyone is into this blogging so I thought I would give it a try.  We are a family of 4 (Rodney, Chasity, Kali, and Chloe) that live on 3 acres in Parma, MO.  As I start writing, you will get to know each of us better.  Rodney and I have been together for almost 3 years now, and it has been the best 3 years of my life.  He is a tremendous help with my children which any mother knows what a blessing this is.  I thank God every day for bringing our lives together.

We have alot of different types of animals that you will see pictures of and hear stories about.  Rodney grows a big garden every year, which we will can out of to help provide through the year.  I believe that if we were willing to live completely off the land, Rodney would be 100% all for it (LOL).  Although, I am not ready to give up the electricity and sewer!!!  We try to raise as much as possible right where we live though to save us money at the stores.  This also gives us the assurance of what chemicals are not being put into our bodies on a daily basis.

I will try to post a few pics today just to give you an idea of what we do every day.  I work outside the home but Rodney has a full time job taking care of everything at our little farm.  I honestly don't know how he keeps up with everything.  If it was left up to me to take care of it all on a daily basis, I can truthfully say we wouldn't have any of it lol.

Until next time...