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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


 Yes, when I walked to the barn this morning I found Jack Frost sprawled all over my lawn. I wasn't ready for him yet. I haven't seen September go by, just a blur... I guess I was ready after all since I harvested my peppers, thank goodness, speaking of which I managed to prepare my sweet peppers for the freezer this morning. I had a photo of the four ZipLock bags  filled with small bags of chopped peppers but my battery was loosing power and did not upload on my computer.

Those hot peppers will have to wait until tomorrow to be processed in bottles hopefully

I also managed to scrub the milking parlor  like I planned and it took me all afternoon even though my husband came to help me with the power washer. The hired hand usually scrub the parlor with the power washer but it doesn't do a good job like elbow grease. I scrubbed and scrubbed until the job was done and it was  calf feeding time again.  It feels so good to see the milk parlor clean.  I checked on my pregnant cow and she is feeling the birthing pain but still hasn't calved the poor thing.

Coming back to this morning, I was late getting out of bed, like I was awake but paralyzed and just lay there until I looked up and saw 7:30 on my clock. I jumped out of bed and straightened my bed and did the morning ritual in a hurry and went to the barn while my husband snored away. Breakfast will have to wait.

I was still at the farm finishing up when he showed up and told me that he met a MOUSE  in the house this morning on his way to the kitchen.  He went one way and the mouse went under the stove. My reaction... NO!  A MOUSE IN THE HOUSE???   OH MY GOD!... Sorry Lord...  I couldn't believe it. How did it get in the house??? I'm ready to catch it. I'm armed and dangerous where mouse is concerned. I'll set the brand new traps tonight before I go to bed. I have to be smarter than the mouse and think like a mouse. I will trap it on its path. They walk along the walls usually.  This is the time of year where they search for accommodation. I'll accommodate it all right.

After supper my husband went to church and I went to get grocery and now everything is all unpacked and packed away and now I can't wait for my quality time with my computer friends.

My husband dug up the potatoes all by himself yesterday because  I was busy cleaning the floors at the barn and now the back of his legs are sore. I didn't help planting the potatoes either because we don't eat enough to bother planting some but because a friend gives him  some potatoes to plant every year he feels obliged to plant them. And it's like the squash, he planted too much... I took a photo of that too but like I said my battery lost power.

Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.  JB