Monthly Archives: July 2017

Big Bad Wolf

The large Buffington rooster is named Big Bad Wolf. He’s huge but, the sweetest rooster I’ve ever owned. 😍 This week we did a Kids Krusade at my church. We did an offering contest between the girls & the boys. The man & woman taking offering would be chased by a “Big Bad Wolf if their team lost. They were expecting a big dog & were surprised when we showed up with my sweet rooster. So surprised the man (boys lost!) forgot to run. Lol 

We had a great time & lots of fun. Now, we are rodeoing this weekend. We are exhausted but, love the family time. We brought our camper to hang at during long breaks & early set up stuff. 

We went home about 3:30 this morning & slept in. I made pickles, my favorite…. Amish sweet dill. I ran out of jars or  I would’ve made lots more. Story of my life. Lol. 

Well, God is good. I hope you all have a blessed Sunday. Take care. ~A

#buff #orphington #chickens #farm #canning

Small Town Gal

Hey, y’all! I hope all is going well. This past week, Kids @ Heart did a Kid’s Krusade in a town a couple hours away. Kids @Heart is where my mom, my sister, me, my nieces & my boys team up & do kids “revivals” for Churches. It’s a lot of fun. This time we were in a pretty rough town. It made me miss my country town & farm so bad. Lol. There’s a federal prison in the back yard of the church we visited. During church, some guys tried breaking into car outside in the parking lot! It was crazy wild. I’m so thankful I live in a place where I can leave my keys in my rig, or walk outside at night safely. I missed my farm life while away but, we did have some fun. 

My youngest & nieces swimming. Like my swim wear & boots? 😉

We got our pool filled up finally! It’s so much fun & relaxing on a hot day. The boys are having a blast. I’m hoping I can handle the upkeep without any problems. 

Excuse the mess. They tend to forget where their clothes, trash, & pool toys go.

I better get some sleep. Y’all have a great week. God bless. 


Weekend & a Birthday. 

Hey, y’all! Seems like I’m averaging once a week on blogging. I try, really….I do! Lol. Farming in the summer time with 3 kiddos tends to keep me busy & distracted. 

We had a crazy good weekend rodeoing Friday & Saturday evenings. We were out of town for them from Friday morning until Sunday morning at 3 am. It takes time to set up panels, livestock, campers, etc for the Rodeo crew. We had a great time helping put on the show. Everything went well & no major injuries. Praise the Lord for that!!! 

Here are a few of the McCarson Rodeo team. Some had already headed home by this time Saturday night. Can you tell who the goofballs & clowns are? Lol. 

My youngest son’s 7th Birthday was yesterday. I can’t believe my baby is so big! 😩 He had a great day. We went to buy a pool at Walmart. We planned to buy one around $200. Well… tends to bring out Christmas junk & winter clothes in summer, & pools in February. 🙄 So, they were out of stock…. except one. One VERY large pool. Too large. Lol. But… was his birthday, & we didn’t want to wait & order online. We called a local dump truck man to have him deliver some sand. We expected that to take a couple days. Nope. He said: I’ve been delivering sand for pools all day, I’ll be there in a little bit. Yay!!! 

Blake definitely had a Birthday to remember! ❤ Thanking God for our many blessings. My friend who’d just bought the smaller version of our pool, came over with her girls at 10:30 last night. We got it put together, & it’s filling up now! 🙌🏼 It’s going to be so nice to relax in the pool together as a family. We don’t go to public pools or swim with crowds. It’ll be nice to be able to privately swim in our backyard, & keep our modest preferences. It’s only about an inch deep right now. Before long it’ll be 4 foot deep! 😃 As any Mommy, I’m a little nervous about it being so deep. Definitely will be upgrading on a better life jacket for my little guy. I’m sure lots of lectures & prayers will be said around this pool. 😜

I better hop off here & get the roast in the crockpot for supper. Y’all take care!


I’m melting. 😉

We just arrived at the weekend rodeo destination. Hubby said there was enough guys to help. So…..I drug out a lawn chair from under 2 bags of feed & a saddle, & plopped between a stock trailer & truck. I struggled to find a shade here. Lol. 

Little man left the work for a bit. He joined me long enough to have a koolaid & cool down. I believe summer has arrived with a vengeance. 

We had a few days of heavy rain. My garden is growing nicely now. I found a gigantic zucchini (not pictured) & huge cucumber hiding under beautiful leaves. I figure that I’ll go back home Sunday to find lots of giant veggies to pick. 

I hope all of you have a great weekend! Try to stay cool. 

God bless. 


Catching up. 

Hey, y’all! I hope life is treating you well. We have been super busy on the farm & with rodeos! Some days I think I meet myself coming & going. Ha! I’ll just give you a quick rundown on farm life. 

  We have a young heifer who’s due to calve any day. We check on her every evening to see how she’s doing. We weaned some calves last Sunday so, we feed & water them while we are at the farm. We have been working Rodeos every Friday & Saturday with the McCarson Rodeo team.

 My garden is growing & looking amazing. I am so blessed. We are enjoying fresh veggies every day. I love going out & picking them. We have tomatos, zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, small carrots & greenbeans so far. 

  We had Church today then, back to work tomorrow. I hope everyone has a safe & Happy Independence Day! We are so blessed with our freedom. 

God bless America. 🇺🇸


#rodeo #summer #Independenceday