Wednesday, July 14, 2010

We have a Winner!!

I am happy to announce that Rural Rambler has been chosen via as the winner for the CSNStores $50 gift certificate.


Congratulations, Rural Rambler!! She happens to be another Show Me State blogger, and one of my favorite blogs to visit. Her gorgeous photos of rural life captivate me, as well as her humor and wonderful posts. Now, if you haven’t visited Rural Rambler’s blog, now might be a good time.

Thanks and hugs to all for entering. Hopefully we can host another giveaway soon. Have a great remainder of the week.

p.s.  I have the cutest video of “Sappo” the little rooster crowing (so pitifully cute and squeaky), but I’ve been having internet problems and can’t get it uploaded. Internet issues are ongoing out here in the sticks!  Hopefully soon I can share some delightful chicken and donkey pics and stories and videos :)


Saturday, July 3, 2010

The Holiday Weekend

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend. Happy Independence Day!

Here are just a few things that have been happening around here.

We vaccinated and banded calves this morning. Then Mr. W hopped on the tractor, raked the two fields nearest our house. When that was complete, he hopped on the other tractor and finished up the baling there as well. And then he had to go to work for 8 hours. Impressive, huh? Something tells me he’s gonna be one tired fella after this day is complete.IMG_0966

An update on our 2010 Purple Martins…

I am happy to announce we have had two families of Purple Martins in our martin house in the front yard this year. I’ve waited a long time for this. The yard and surrounding areas are filled with their beautiful music morning and night. Love it! Here are a couple of shots from last weekend… the young ‘uns learning how to fly.



A quick mosaic of a few of the blooms we have here now, our resident tree frog on the front porch (sorry, Patti), and a hummingbird nest I found today while blackberry picking.

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Here’s a better look at that hummingbird nest. It’s empty now, but oh the intricate weaving the tiny birds did on this. I’ve wanted to find a hummingbird nest for many years… so this was monumental for me ;) Not being picky, but next time it would be super cool to see eggs or babies…


We plan to attend my hometown fireworks celebration tomorrow night -- small town… short and sweet fireworks display.  We’ll visit with family and friends while we’re there. What are your plans this holiday weekend? A Happy and Safe 4th to you and yours!


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