Tag Archives: Snickers

In the Next Two Months

17 Jul

In one month, on August 18th, I go back to work at my off farm teaching job.  Just to make it more fun on that first day back, they’ve decided I get to work a full day and then 5 – 7 pm also.  I am so not ready for that.  But I’ll do it.  I am currently working 12 – 16 hours per day on the farm every single day and still getting farther behind.

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In two months, on September 17th, we open the pumpkin patch for our second year.  We’ve really hit full planning mode for the pumpkin patch.  I plan on setting up a table at the farmer’s market for my small town Rhodes Days celebration next Saturday.  My nephew is going to pull Artie, the vintage flare box wagon, through the parade, so I got candy to throw.


Then I have the Twilight Farmer’s Market at the Marshalltown Mall on July 26th.  It’s the first time they’ve done it, and I hope there’s a lot of people.  I have fliers that I plan on handing out at both events.


My dad has been busy.  He made me yard Jenga!  I’m excited!  The boards behind the Jenga game are going to become benches for people to sit on.  That was one comment we heard from people last year.  They wanted a place to sit down to watch their kids playing.

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My mom is busy painting another one of those photo op boards where you put your face in.  This one will have places for more than one face (three to be exact).  That was another suggestion from last year.  Snickers was supervising Mom in the garage.

Mom and Snickers

Mom and Snickers

He thought she was doing a pretty good job.  I am still working on weeding the pumpkins of water hemp.  My sweet neighbor and my nephew came and helped yesterday!  I’m also trying to get my inventory stocked up.  That means I’m making bath salts, soap, lotions, body butter, sunscreen, and other items.

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I’m trying to book food vendors.  I want to make sure we have food for every day.  I’d hate to think someone planned on feeding their kids at the pumpkin patch and we didn’t have food for them.  I made chili today and put in the freezer in the event I have a day that someone doesn’t show up.


It’s been a long time since I made a batch of chili that big.  It’s bringing back memories of my bartending/restaurant days.  I think this second year is going to be even better than last year!

If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt this coming week, I’ve updated the items at the top of my sidebar.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

16 Apr

This week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday items are: outside, collection, tiny, hair and hungry.

For some reason, Haley’s boys always think they are hungry.  Really.  Ask them.  They will tell you that they are starving despite being the fattest kids on the farm.

Kip, Willie, Clyde

Kip, Willie, Clyde

For some reason, my box has hair all over it.  I wonder why.


Maybe we should ask Snickers.  He’s decided it makes a perfect bed.



I seem to have a collection of tea cups.  My sister has gifted me with several.  I do like them.


I dried my laundry outside on the line for the first time this year today.  In case you can’t tell, we were once again very windy.


At least it’s warm (all right, it’s hot).  That has the flowers blooming.  I found some tiny violets outside my fence.


If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt, it’s open until Sunday evening.  The items are at the top of my sidebar.

I’m also sharing with Saturday’s Critters, Camera Critters, and Shadow Shot Sunday.

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

18 Jan

We’re still in the deep freeze, and we have another day before we might make it back up to some more historical average temperatures.  The goats are huddled together for warmth.

Sugar and Yolanda

Sugar and Yolanda

Some are basking by the barn; although, I don’t know why she’s letting water drip off the barn onto her.  She was covered in icicles all day.



Fionn and his girls are all staying out of the wind in the quonset hut.

Bambi, Joani, Bonnie & Fionn

Bambi, Joani, Bonnie & Fionn

I am trying to get them through this cold spell with extra grain and hay and making sure they have plenty of clean water.  Because they are healthy, they are doing well.



The only one I am worried about is Helen because of the CAE/arthritis.  This weather has been very hard on her, so she’s with her girls and getting pain medicine.


I think Snickers has the right idea, staying in the house, basking on the table with the sun shining in on him.

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Today’s post is inspired by Jack Frost and the song Baby It’s Cold Outside by Frank Wildhorn, and I’m sharing with Song-ography.  I’m also sharing with Ruby Tuesday Too.

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  If you are interested, the items for this week are in my sidebar at the top.