More Snow

April 8, 2018

Just opened the door and took this picture – can it really be April 8? Some of you apparently got an error message instead of the post about rugs on April 6. I have no idea why – I wish I did. I’ll try to repost or at least give you the important details tomorrow. […]

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Percy

April 4, 2018

Meet Percy, the neighbor’s tomcat. (Hi, Heather – I know you’ll see this post!). Heather said he showed up at their place awhile back and made himself at home. He is a beautifully marked tuxedo cat and a sweetheart really BUT — he is not fixed. He gets along with the cats in the barn […]

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The Cruel Trick Continues

April 4, 2018

This picture was taken last night on my return from the barn – it hadn’t started really blowing yet. Of course this morning the snow had drifted in front of the gate again so it was back to the tractor and loader. If this keeps up, I’ll get lots better at moving snow by next […]

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April 3?

April 3, 2018

I had to check my calendar to make sure of the date because this is looking out my front door. THIS time I have the tractor in position and ready but I’m low on fuel. Ugh. It’s always something. And the race is on! Yesterday Reed and I started his rug and he was so […]

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Easter Cinnamon Rolls

April 1, 2018

Don’t give me too much credit for baking those good looking cinnamon rolls. This is how they started out – frozen from the store – ha! In a saucepan, heat 1/4 c. Butter, 1/4 c. Brown sugar and 1/4 c. White corn syrup. Bring to boil. Pour into the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Place […]

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Happy Easter

April 1, 2018

Cinnamon rolls baked this morning for our church breakfast. Very cold in North Iowa this morning with snow on the ground from last weekend. My two favorite teams, Kansas and Loyola, both lost last night – oh, the agony of defeat. There is still NOTHING like March Madness however and on Tuesday I will suffer […]

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Who doesn’t love a four patch?

March 30, 2018

Got a couple charm packs you want to use? Sew them into 4 patches. With your rotary cutter, cut 1-1/4″ from each seam – do not pick up the block between cuts. Exchange the top and bottom pieces with each other and the side pieces. Sew the block back together again. Pressing shown from the […]

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Wednesday Update

March 28, 2018

The gate is fixed! Thanks to Ryan and River City Fence for coming so quickly after I called. I thought I had probably ruined the gate but luckily Ryan could adjust it again. Remember I said it wasn’t pretty – me moving the snow with the tractor and loader. So now the snow is melting […]

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Antiques Road Show

March 27, 2018

With Rick moving to Concord and then the snowstorm, I have not told you about Antiques Road Show at the Garner library. It was such fun – I think we all loved it and hope the Friends of the Library will have this event again in the future. Mark Moran who lives in Wisconsin and […]

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Update, Monday

March 26, 2018

Having never moved snow with our tractor and loader, it was not a pretty sight. The ground was so wet and soft underneath that the loader dug up patches of ground even though I tried to be so careful. I was close to having cleared the power gate when I took one last swipe – […]

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