Thursday, 7 February 2013

Remembering Paul Harvey On The Radio

     The last two days I have been taken back to when my girls were both home and things were at times quite noisy. How you ask, well Dodge trucks are supporting the farmers with a Paul Harvey dedication to the farmer. Quite moving not just the words or the pictures, but the way Paul Harvey always tells a story with his distinctive voice,really makes it hit home.
     For years our local am radio station shared Paul's The rest of the story about 11:45 a.m. weekdays and everyone knew that whether you where in the truck or in the house the radio was turned up and mouths were to be closed until he was done, then you could discuss what he had to say or share whatever else was important to you at the time.The markets came on a little later so once again it was time to be very quiet. For years our girls would shush there friends or anyone who did not know the rule as they knew if it was broken  there would be some not happy parents. It got to be quite funny as time went on and they became pretty much as interested as Mom and Dad and did not even like any disturbance.Sure do miss those days,but life moves on and things change, but once in awhile something will bring them back and they seem even more sweet!
     So if you have a chance listen to Paul Harvey's Farmer, and thank you Dodge Trucks for the memories and the salute to the Farmer! I am proud to be a farmer and I'm proud to be married to one!
       I am going to try and share it with you but I am not sure if I can, here goes.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Dogs,Sewing, and Just Plain Life Out Here In The Middle Of Nowwhere!

   Good Monday Morning!
Hope this finds everyone well and happy.Its a beautiful morning out here on the prairie, no wind to speak of and the temperature is a lovely -18( warmer than it has been).
    Last week I was dog sitting for our neighbours while they where away,had a very interesting time with the little darling(I use the term lightly). Our sweet Maggie wanted so much to be friends right off the bat but the little mister had different ideas,so it made for interesting times. Fuzzy had a discussion with the little turd about manners in another dog's home and then things change,who would have thought.hmmmm maybe I married Dr. Doolittle.ha ha ha! At the end of the visit the pair had become friends or at least learned to get along. Last week we had our first calf, not to really have any until March,but one April day last year the 2 year old bulls decided that their pen was no longer the place they wanted to be,one hour later and apparently one cow bred we got them all back in.Thanks be to God!
    I have been going through my fabric stash and sorting,organising,taking inventory,whatever you want to call it(cleaning up the place so I can find what I want).I came upon some large green gingham check that I had picked up for bunting on the head table for the oldest's wedding almost 11 years ago. (looked really nice for a farm wedding with a touch of John Deere,yellow roses.and sheaves of different forages and grains).Sorry getting off track! Found the fabric and decided to get it used up once again, I had already used some for a valance when we moved into this house,and put the rest back in a tote for the future use,6years later I have replaced my ironing board cover with some of it and also used some to make a sewing machine cover. I have a hard plastic cover for my machine but it is a pain when I have the machine in the table that was re purposed for my machine,someone else's purge,that we put a new bottom in, so mine would fit.So I was in a hurry to do this and found some other fabric that would not look to bad with the gingham,and got to work, did not have a pattern just took a few measurements(maybe should have done a little more of that but O well) and when ever there was a few minutes to steal from the day I sewed, not pretty or perfect but it works.YA!
     Friday, Fuzzy and I went into the Lieutenant Governor's Winter fest and toured some of the pavilions,the Brazilian one had a great show, lots of energy.People are so much fun at these things you visit with people you don't know and may never see again, but for that little bit time you are in that line up or seated at a table you become interested in each other and what each of you think of what you have seen or are about to see,and it is so very special, to bad it cannot be like that all the time maybe just maybe we would not have so much conflict in this world. Great night great food and great people!
    Well I best be going and get some more work done, hope you have a great day!!!!

P.S. Thanks for stopping by!