Cricket

Cricket
1/02/00 - 11/01/11 Rest in peace baby girl, I love you and miss you.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Just sitting here.

  Not sure what to write about, not sure I want to write about anything at the moment lol    Been getting a few things done, got the driveway fence done. Just need to add the woven wire to the gates to make them critter proof.  and string the one strand of wire along the top.  Getting some of the shop cleaned and organized, not making much progress actually.    Don't feel very good. 
              

Monday, July 25, 2016

hmmmmm?


Its not worth turning the news on anymore, I turn it on to see the weather report. That's about it anymore, if I want to get depressed, irritated, distressed or angered I watch the national/world news.
 Its just sad and disheartening. I am so glad that I live here in the middle of nowhere and living the life style that I am. 







Monday, July 18, 2016

getting better at windows 10 grrrr

I'm not sure how I did it but I found the missing pictures lol
This is just some of the vegetables that I have picked out of the garden, I do believe the cow manure helped out the garden.


just a picture of the future goat pen area with all the different flowers :O)


We went to GOJO'S  in KC a few days back, I had never been there before. For those of you that lead rather sheltered lives such as myself lol its a Japanese restaurant  that cooks the food right in front of you. It was a rather cool experience, food was ok. I honestly thought it was going to be a better eating experience, don't get me wrong it wasn't bad but it just wasn't what I thought it would be.  This was our cook.     No, he doesn't look very Japanese lol  


so how many out there remember the looks of this tire and rim ?  lol  its really a blast from the past :O)  


I was running around in this the other day while chip sealing in white city.  was a fun and relaxing day it was :O)


was told to run this today, never ran one as new as this before. Its got a lot of electronic stuff on it. I found out if you push and pull enough switches and knobs you can make anything work lol


this was supper last night with some of todays supper tossed in there too :O)  tin foiled stuff was new potatoes and two big baked taters :O)


this was at GOJO"S , some of the food that was prepared for us.


trying to catch wild critters..


this is a fruit mix that I made up the other day, it is soooo good,  watermelon, cantaloupe, two different types of seedless grapes, blue berries, strawberry's and just a touch of sugar but its really good without the sugar as well :O)

 
a duplicate grrrr  stupid windows 10, or it might be me.   surely not me lol

Found this cast iron pot thingy the other day, figured it would make a flower pot or something. Or it will be extra weight in the junk trailer :O)


hope you all enjoyed the photos, still haven't found the ones of the little baby possums that I have been trapping lately.  Live traps that is.  But I do drive them a few miles away before releasing them. 
Be safe all :O)  talk again soon :O)

July 18th 2016

  So how has everyone been? I hope great. Iv been busy but not busy enough on the place.  The garden is producing Squash, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, corn,  cantaloupe and of course the wide varity of weeds and stickers. I do really good for most of the spring and into the summer on keeping the weeds under control but when it gets really hot I kind of go into the "its too freaking hot" mode lol  Plus like I said a while back my computer updated to windows 10. windows 10 is a off spring of a demon spawned malignant creature of much hate and discontent.....  I do not like it.  at all.  I really really don't.   
Did I tell you that I really don't like windows 10? Just making sure I did .....  grrrr

  So anyway, if been cleaning on the shop, getting stuff out of the storage shed since I have been getting more organized in the shop. There is a lot of things in there that I have not used since 2010. Some because I couldn't get to it but needed it, other things I just have no need for it and I'm going to take it either to a auction place or put it on craigslist or offer up.  either way I'm getting rid of some stuff.
  We are chip sealing (spray with tar and then spread small pebbles onto the tar) roads at work again, its that time of year. Dirty hot work. I'm running the broom (motor driven sweeper ) I actually volunteered for it, I would rather be hot and sweaty but have a breeze verses sitting there in the sun being very miserable and no breeze.  The guys think that I'm nuts for volunteering but at least I can create my own breeze and broom it in a way that I eat very little dust. Sure there are the times that it cant be helped and I get in the dust and I have to take two showers back to back when I get home lol but its really not to often that that happens. Just so happens that today was a dusty day though :O( 
  Iv been slowly working on the fence, it almost done, one small piece of fencing and another small piece at the drive way and it will be done. except the goat pens, but I have put in a corner post the other day. I'm out of wood posts but Iv got a bead on some more, just have to go cut them to length and haul them home. Been meaning too for quite some time now but just haven't gotten too it.  I need roughly 12 more just to get started good on the pens, uggg. It never seems to end lol
  Been grilling a lot, it sure is nice to have a nice grill again :O)  it works really nicely. I made some of the best pork chops the other night, amazingly good actually. I probably wont be able to make them that good ever again lol 
  I still have two chickens. Roosters. I call them many names actually, Dumb and Dumber, Red, Lloyd, but the one that seems to come out the most is Rat Bastards...   They are pooping monster machines....  Seriously, since I have poured the porch its the only place they want to poop now.  went to Kansas city for a few days and when I got back they had pooped 143 times on the porch.....   Really!!!  I'm going to paint a bingo card on my porch, that way I can play chicken poop bingo...  anyone want to play along?   lol

this is one of the squash plants, that flower is about as big as my hand. 

See? I wasn't kidding about the chicken poop....  Anyone ready to play the chicken poop bingo game? lol 

this sadly is a combine,  This is what happens when it gets hit by a train. Sadly, the operator of the combine didn't survive :(  He was a local guy that I have known since I was a little kid.  RIP.



This is actually the operators compartment, He was actually thrown from the combine on impact. 


It was weird for me to hear about this the next morning, I had actually met him on the gravel road when I was headed home that day about 5 minutes before he was hit by the train.  I was most likely the last person he saw.  Its a sobering deal, you never know from one moment to the next which one will be your last....   

Mom and my nieces daughter at the family reunion :O) 

My nieces son :O) such a little cutie :O) 

I saw this and had to take a picture :O)  mom her great grand kids. I thought it was neat that they are stair stepped in sizes. 

Okay, I was messing around in the garage again and this is what came out of it lol
I was told that its a spider bird lol

and here is Patches :O) 

Bought some LED lights a while back and put them up under the porch, I wanted blue but they didn't have any in that length. Its not as bright as the porch lights are but its not the soft light that I was looking for.   Maybe next time they will have the blue :O) 
As you can see I was having a tough day at work lol


Oh yea, the chicken pvc pipe cage thingy I made a while back. Don't make one like that, at least don't use the schedule 40 3/4 pipe. Its not sturdy enough for the Kansas winds or the chickens roosting on the top bar.  Its a good design but just make sure to use the schedule 80 one inch pipe. It would be a lot better that way.  Just wanted to give that update so no one else would make the same =mistake that I did :O(

This is a much better picture of the squash plant flower :O)  I thought it was really pretty as well.

this is some of the flowers that we bought and hung up on the porch to help attract the humming birds. It has worked actually, we have at least two female humming birds that regularly feed her at the porch.


Just a plant that we put on the antique pedal tractor on the porch, going to put a shelf where the motor is supposed to be and put a flower on each side. should look really cute.


I think I have posted this picture before :O(


Made this seat for the front porch as well. I don't know what old implement the seat came off of but I'm thinking it was a horse drawn piece. Maybe?


This is one of the two humming bird feeders that's hanging on the front porch,  Have I said lately just how much I really enjoy the front porch? I love it actually :O) I have always wanted a big porch and now I have one. Its actually starting to be a little smaller with the stuff I have been putting on it too lol  Might have to put a addition on the porch one of these days :O)
I love sitting out there in the early morning hours or the evenings watching the birds and animals in the yard. There are many different breeds of birds that go to the feeders and bird bath. Sometimes deer even walk down the road in front of the house. Rabbits scamper all around, a few squirrels and stupid possums too.  I haven't seen the ground hog this year though, wonder if its still around?


This is Shane on the left,  I took this picture on fathers day at the reunion. Little did any of use know that just a few short days later he wouldn't be with us any longer.  He was riding his mountain bike and got hit by a vehicle.    RIP Shane, you are missed by many.


just a random pic of some flowers in my yard :O)


Well all, going to get off here and eat some supper. Sorry that its been so long between posts but I am still here and I will keep posting as long as I'm able :O)  I will be posting some more pictures as soon as I figure out where and what windows 10 has done with them.    
  Be safe all :O) and make each day count as if its your last day :O)
Notlim

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Hi all :O) I'm still alive...

I am so sorry to my regular readers, I have just been so busy as of lately that I have had no time to post on what been going on around here. Just when I think I have some time something else pops up and I don't get to posting. 
  I don't even know where to start at on catching you all up, but first let me tell you that somehow one night I must have gave windows 10  permission to up grade my computer from my wonderfully easy window 7 to this night mare they call windows 10.  I don't know about anyone else but so far I think it sucks....   no, not just sucks, but SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!      Ok lol I have that out of my system for at least alittle while.   Here are some random pictures of a few of the things I have been up too.

This is the first harvest from the garden this year, actually I picked some radishes before this, they were so good, tender and sweet. :O) But as you can see there are some new potatoes and squash. Going to be grilling some tomorrow.

Okay, so I was driving to town the other day talking on the phone with my girl friend, Yes, I have a girl friend :O)  and I came upon this cow leg laying in the middle of the road. Its not everyday that you see a dismembered cow leg laying in the road so I took a picture of is lol


Hillbilly bird bath. I think it looks rather cool :O)
the birds like it a lot.


And here is the porch, with the new grill and flowers too :O) I really enjoy the porch a lot, looking at either buying a porch swing or building one.  will be nice to sit out there in the morning or anytime for that matter :O)  enjoying watching the birds at the feeders or the humming birds feeding too.  I really enjoy sitting out there in the early mornings listening to the countryside waking up too the sun :O) 


Patches lol  Not very happy about having a bath lol  she sure smelled better though.


Me floating the concrete porch, was a lot of work but sure worth it :O)  Even if I had to do it twice because Toby the dog thought he should go out into the middle of it before it had set up :O(


this was one of the many roads after the big rain storm that had water running over it. We are still fixing roads and the storm was weeks ago.


trying to put a video on here yet again, not sure its going to work but I hope it does.


this is red, or Dumb, or rat bastard when he poops on the porch.


These iris's were growing beside one of my roads on my route.


Poured a little approach to the garage the same time I poured the porch.


random construction pic of the porch project, I had just got started with tieing the re bar and putting it all into place.


finished tying it all together and waiting for the concrete truck :O)


well all, again I am sorry about not posting for a while here. I will be back on here soon to post more of what happening around here.
So I will talk to you all again real soon, be safe all :O)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

I'm still here :O)

 
Hey all,  How's everyone been? Good I hope :O)  I'v been pretty busy with things around here and at work. Doesn't seem to be enough time or enough energy to get all the things I want to get done in a day.   The weather has been getting spring crazy again, thankfully we haven't been getting the really bad stuff around here. Been getting rain lately but that is a good thing, we had been so dry for quite a while.  its good to see some mudd around.
  Like usual I have way too many projects going :O)   Looks like I would learn someday to limit myself and when I get some done just to take some time and relax but nooooo, lol I just keep starting new ones.   Got a bunch of pictures here so I hope you enjoy them :O)
 
  I was out checking my route at work one day and went down another co-workers road and found this, pretty cool :O)  I have that same design on a bookend that my grandfather used to have. Its The Trails End. For those that don't know. :O)
 
 
 
One night I was wanting to do something different than set in front of the computer or tv so I lite a fire :O)  Was a picture perfect night, no wind, no bugs lol, a full moon, and a ice cold beer.  :O)
Was a nice night to just sit there and listen to the fire crackling and the coyotes howling off in the distance.

 
I went over to my nephews place to visit and came home with some eggs, and yes, one was a goose egg.  The other is a regular chicken egg for comparison.

 
and yes lol I cooked it.  Goose eggs are a whole lotta egg :O)  Honestly though, it was too much egg. I didn't care for the egg whites either, it didn't cook up like a regular egg. Not as white, it was just a visual thing for me I guess and the yoke was too much too.    But wouldn't it make for one amazingly joke of a devilled egg?  lol

 
As we all know I have been building my porch lately, not making a whole lot of progress but I am working on it lol  I got the tractor out the other day and started back filling it getting ready for some concrete. still have a ways to go with the dirt. Need to get after it and get it formed up[ and poured so I can start enjoying it.

 
Here's a pic of my booboo that I put on my head here a while back, its healing nicely but I have a pretty good dent in my head though. The other day I had a pimple like bump come up on the scar, I kept messing with it and a piece of something came out of it. It was a sliver of what honestly looked like a sliver of bone.  I really don't know what else it would of been, it was weird. I would of thought when the nurse was cleaning it up that she would have seen it or gotten it out.  I don't know lol but the spot has healed up now that it (whatever it) has been removed.

 
bought some tomato plants the other day, they are actually in the garden now, I am going to try something different this yr with some of the produce. I'm going to dehydrate some things and see how I like that.    I keep ready articles about how easy it is to cook with dehydrated stuff and storage is easier too.  we will see.

 
At work we have been tearing out and repairing the concrete at the court house parking lot. Its done now thank goodness.....   I am glad to be back on my route and away from that lol

 
This is a chicken pen, I saw the design in a magazine that I subscribe too. I was actually going to use 1 inch pvc pipe like the article did but they didn't have all the right fittings in 1 inch but they did in 3/4 so I used the 3/4.  Don't, its too flimsy but it will work.  and also build it with the design of a regular building. straight sides and a pitched roof, it will work better in the long run I believe.   This one will work but its not builder friendly.... In my opinion...  I have all the wire on it but I need to put the tarp over the top for shade and shelter from rain.
  Im actually going to build a chicken coop and a regular chicken pen in the near future. I will then turn this into a green house most likely. will work much better for that than a chicken pen.  but for now its fine for the chickens.

 
Yes :O)   I have chickens now.  Yes, they are all roosters lol   I will be doing some trading or they will be going in the skillet :O)    Some of the roosters a such bully's, there are two wile smaller roosters that they all pick on. One lives down in the trees and the other lives in the old pickup bed inside a old model a ford car body lol   Its his hiding spot.  :O) 

 
The big white one is the ruler of the flock. He is one mean ass chicken.....

 
On my route I saw a squirrel running around, it ran into this hole in the tree.  He was peeking in and out but I couldn't get a good pic of it.

 
This is actually a video but yet again I have done something wrong while posting it because it wont work either :O( I really need to figure out what I am doing wrong..

 
Picture of the garden, potatoes are in the first two rows from the left side. Then two roes of sweet corn, first two of several rows of corn. I am hoping that I actually get some of the corn this year before the coons or deer get to it.... You can see one of the tomato cages on the far right of the picture. all together I have 12 tomato plants. Too many but all they had was 6 plants to a flat. and I wanted two different types sooooo, I will have plenty of tomatoes this year.

 
this is a Killdeer bird, it layed its eggs in the windrow of gravel on my route, she refused to move form her nest.  Forty five thousand pound huge machine and she wouldn't baack off. Maternal instincts are strong in some critters. That's the blade from my machine on the left side of the picture.  I actually bladed the road around her and her nest of eggs lol  
You can actually see her eggs just to the right of her in the picture.

 
just another picture of the Killdeer

 
  So this has what I have been up too mostly, I have to get busy and mow the yard, will do that this weekend if its dry enough.  In other news I called dig safe and got them to mark where the phone line comes thru the yard into the house. Im getting ready to put the recessed gate entrance in, will be working on that this weekend as well.  will be nice to have that done and out of the way and I wont have to worry about wildlife getting in and eating the chickens..
  I have been having trouble with the flu or something lately, it has not been pleasant to say the least :/   I hope that it passes soon,  very soon lol  
 
And with that :O)  I will say talk to you all later and be safe :O)