Friday, February 17, 2012

Today is one of my favorite days

Every year about this time we butcher hogs. I have to say that even though it is hard work all weekend its one of the funnest weekends of the year. We get to see friends and family we dont see all year and we get a freezer full of pork. Jons grandfather started butchering a long long time ago. When he passed away in 1980 Jons dad kept it going. For the most part the same people that helped back 32 years ago still take part today. Now we have three generations helping. Jons nephew who is 7 started last year helping a little more by working the hand stuffer. We start on Friday after noon and dont stop till Sunday evening. I will have to post a little more on the process but I am in a rush to get Shelby to her Grandmas so she can go to a birthday party. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Paula Deen

I am going to start by saying that I don't normally get involved in these types of things but this is something that is really bothering me.

Paula Deen has been on the news a lot lately for coming out and saying she has been a diabetic for 3 years. I have been listening to both sides one being that its her fault and she needs to stop trying to kill America with her cooking. The other being good for her more cleberitys need to come out and say Hey I have health issues just like the rest of you. My thoughts on this is you know what yes she uses butter and lard and sugar. But who cares what she makes how she makes it let alone how she eats it. I am all for making things she cooks just the way she cooks them but there's a difference we WORK it off. Being on a farm we move a lot there is not a who lot of sitting going on unless its in a tractor. Now don't get me wrong I could stand to lose a few pounds but I am in now way overweight. I will keep cooking Paula Deen style because its the kind of food that sticks with you all day when you might not know when your going to be able to stop and eat again or say you eat dinner (lunch) on a really busy day you might not get supper. You might be so dang tired that you come in and pass out in the chair. When I make lunch for My farmer and I homemade fried chicken fried in lard with mashed potatoes homemade gravy corn and biscuits or something along those lines is what I make. Because it sticks with you your not starving after a hour. So if you do come home and pass out in the chair your less likely to wake up starving. Then the days that you do get to come in for supper you still don't eat as much as you would if you would have had a lighter dinner. In all I guess my theory is it's not what you make or how you make it that is making everyone fat and unhealthy its getting off you ass and moving to make it worth eating that. I guess another reason why I cook the way Paula does is because "health food" is freaking expensive we raise our own cows pigs and chickens we also have a big garden in the spring and I can. I can make butter I have chickens that lay eggs I don't spend a whole lot of money at the grocery store. So if I were to decide that I wanted something healthy I would first have to drive the 20 min to the store spend about $100 for one meal drive the 20 min back home to make it and get asked "what the hell is this wheres the food" I cant see the logic behind that. Sorry I am going in a million different directions here but this has me pissed. Leave the lady alone for all we know it might not have been her cooking that led her to get diabetes she could have very well gotten a cold that settled in her pancerase and killed it. Leading her to need insulin. My ex husband had that happen to him at the age of 20. My uncle died of this desise I know all to much about it so I guess that's what gets me fired up. I guess that is all if you took the time to read my scattered thoughts and bad grammar thank you! I am trying to get better with spelling and grammar.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wow what a week in weather

On Monday and Tuesday Jon and Shelby worked ground, it was close to 70 outside with bright sunshine. Today well we have about three inches of snow strong blowing wind and it is now 3. We have been in white out conditions all day. I think mother nature is screwing with us big time.

Shelby has been in and out of the hospital a lot this winter, she has asthma very bad and ended up with croup and pneumonia a few days before Christmas. She was getting better for a while and WAM! got hit again with double pneumonia last Friday. Then today we went to the Dr. for them to tell us she has strep throat while on a heavy antibiotic. So she is now on super duty antibiotics that make her sick. This is not the way I wanted her to start out her year.



(note to self great job remembering to spell check before posting)

Monday, January 9, 2012

On this day..............................

I posted this pic a while back.

This is what Jon and Shelby have been doing all afternoon. On this day January 9th 2012, so hard to believe. I know this is Monday but this is all I have for now.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012

We are three days into the New Year and with saying that I can say that I am three days smoke free. I am trying to keep the resolutions I have set for my self. So far so good. My other resolutions are be a better farm wife and farm mom. Oh and have another baby. (I can get pregnant just fine its carrying them where I have my issue). Well that's all I really have to say right now I will include a few pics of Shelby from Christmas. She was very blessed this Christmas.



For some reason my sweet baby girl has decided to lean to the dark side and LOVE John Deere. Her Papa and I are trying very hard to unwash her brain.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas form our family to yours. I will post more about our Christmas on Monday. Have a wonderfull Christmas!!!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Im going to put on a happy face

With everything that is going on around here I have to keep telling myself that I need to just put on a happy face. For the most part I am doing that, but I do have moments where I just want to cry becasue I cant do something. I was working again and happy to be even if it wasnt full time it was something and we were ok with that. I felt like I was binging in money to help with the bills. I was also able to make my work schudle work out so that I was home with Shelby when she was home. So I was still basicly a stay at home mom. I know there are people who have bigger problems than I do and I am praying for all of them but I cant help but have times where I just want to sit and cry because some lady decided to get plastered and drive. I am thankfull that I didnt get hurt worse than I did and my back made it threw the accident unharmed. I guess all in all I just need to vent a little. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.