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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday's Blast from the Past Photo

I chose this photo, because Peanut recently had a birthday. On the back of this photo the date is October 1978. It was his 27th birthday and he had lots of hair and was skinny! And it looks like he was about to eat chocolate cake.

Herding Horses

If you saw my post yesterday, you know we had a herd of horses run through our yard about middle of the day. Peanut herded them out of the yard with the golf cart, but we looked out the window a short time later and saw they were in the road and somehow crossed the fence into another neighbor's field. This was causing great distress to the donkey and horse who live in the field! It was also making the herd of horses nervous.
Since part of them were in the road, we were afraid they would cause an accident, so we took the truck and tried to herd them.

They just didn't know what to do. The free horses would run down the road,

then turn around and run back the same way they came.

They talked it over with their trapped friends, but no one had good horse sense.

So, Peanut opened the gate for them.

Then we followed them back to their own pasture and shut that gate.
But about dark we saw them in our yard again. We called their owner and tried to herd them away from the yard. They again went back toward their home, but at one o'clock this morning I was awakened by some people herding them again!
We haven't seen them today, so we hope they have decided that the grass is not greener on the Ponderosa.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

You Never Know

Just when you think you are having a nice quiet afternoon on the Ponderosa, you look outside only to see a herd of horses in your yard! Peanut herded them away with his golf cart.

Friday, October 23, 2009

All is Well on the Ponderosa

It was another rainy soggy day on the Ponderosa, so when the sun broke through this afternoon, we decided to go out and take a little stroll around the Ponderosa. We do this from time to time just to survey the situation.
Here's what we saw today. . . .

A little bit of red. . .

A whole bunch of yellow

Some pretty purple berries which we can't identify (we'll have to look them up)

Some fluffy and fast moving clouds

And this ginormas tulip popular leaf.

Friday, October 16, 2009

How to Lose a Golf Ball

Find golf ball in the field and head to the pond. Run, don't walk--there is no time to waste.

Place it in the edge of the water.

If you can still see it, it is too close--get it out and find a better spot.

It might be a good idea to put your foot in the water, too.
This is just for testing purposes to see how deep it is!

Go ahead and throw it out toward the mud. This will get rid of it for sure.

When you can't get it back put in a call for P-Pa and a pole.

When he is no help take matters into your own hands and push the pole yourself.

If pushing doesn't work, try a little pulling!

Well, that takes care of that, what else to you need me to do?

What's ON your fridge Friday

On top of our fridge is breakfast. The Cheerios belong to Peanut and the Fruit Loops belong to me. I don't like the way Honey Nut Cheerios smell--I think they smell like silage. Sometimes the Fruit Loops will be replaced with Frosted Flakes. I know that's not very healthy, but I am going for great taste! You would also find pop tarts and crackers and vanilla wafers along with a little dust on our fridge this Friday!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A warm and filling dish

On this cool and soggy day on the Ponderosa, I tried a new recipe. For lunch we had mini-meat loaves. The directions can be found here. They are made in a muffin tin, so you have you own little meat loaf. I added some cheddar cheese to the meat mixture and I left out the onion. They were very filling and warm and mashed potatoes are a good side dish. Just a word of warning, be sure to coat the muffin tin completely with cooking spray or you will have a big mess to clean up! Since there are only two of us and I had one pound of hamburger in the fridge, I cut the recipe in half.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Evil Plot?

It's beginning to get creepy. They're everywhere! On the furniture, running through the woods, I even saw one fall out of a tree. Every time you look out a window here on the Ponderosa there is a gang of them! (What is a group of squirrels--gang? pack? bevy?)
But now they've moved onto the deck, and this week I found an acorn in the drawer below my oven! I hope that was caused by a little boy not these fuzzy rodents.
Look at this one, does it look like it could be hatching an evil plot against us?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009

Important Things

Last week Tracie and Parker visited the Ponderosa and we did all the important things in life!

Like drive fire trucks. . .

And play hide and seek. . .

Ready or not here I come!

And play with our shadows. . .
And jump off old stumps. . .
And drive tractors!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rollercoaster Adventure

Here's where we spent Saturday!

We spent most of our time on the Cordell Hull Highway between Tompkinsville and Glasgow.
We started out the morning thinking we would yard sale on the way to get groceries at Walmart, but we ended up spending the entire day at this yard sale. We have been to the 127 yard sale a few times, but never to this one!
We didn't stop until we were at the bottom of Shankey Branch hill almost to Celina. The yard sales between Livingston and Allons seemed to be mostly clothes and we have plenty of extra clothes ourselves, so we passed them by! At our first stop we thought everything was over priced! Our next stop was just before we entered the community of Moss. We were attracted to a load of pumpkins and stopped to see how much they were--$5 we thought we could do better. On our way back to the car, Peanut reached down and picked something up. I thought he had dropped something, but he showed me that he had found a twenty dollar bill. It was all folded up like it had been in a pocket. We looked around to see if anyone looked like they were looking for it but everyone was going about their business. It was one of those finders' keepers things, since there was no way to locate the owner or know how long it had been lying the parking lot! We left Moss twenty dollars richer and make our way up the road to Tompkinsville, KY.
We stopped right on the main street where most of the houses had sales in their yard, here we made our first purchase:
3 pastel bowls

A divided tray--think fruit/dip here

And this bowl that I have already filled with fruit.
We also bought a bulb planter--to help when we plant the 75 daffodil and tulip bulbs I have.
Total here $12.00
On our next stop we bought pumpkins and gourds to decorate the Ponderosa. That took our eight dollars left from the found twenty. The birdhouses were purchased on down the road. Peanut made a deal and got both outhouse bird houses for seven dollars.
We couldn't leave out Parker and this train and fire truck-which still makes noise were 50 cents.

Four terrific barn plates and two matching bowls were found on a side road yard sale just $3.00.

We traveled up and down the hills stopping and looking at all sorts of junk we didn't need!
Here's a place called Temple Hill where we made the best buy of the day from the "Plain" people in the blue tent.
These homemade doughnuts just 50 cents each. I cannot begin to describe their goodness!
They were making ice cream in the tent behind the doughnuts, but we didn't indulge, because you really can have too much of a good thing!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Hay Baling

There is a little boy over in the hay field right now,
who is just beside himself with joy!
Look Nana! Look!
He is even directing Johnny as he loads the hay!

He did leave just long enough to bring me home and get a juice box and his cap, but he is so excited about the hay baling and the tractors, that I don't expect him to come back until they are finished.