Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I Love a Good Auction

The other day my friend Annie told me about an auction that was around the corner from her house. I was so excited! We arrived there right when it started at 10AM and we stayed until the very end around 5:30PM. It was a very long fabulous fun day! There was So. Much. Stuff! It was amazing! Annie and I both realized that this was the first auction for either of us to ever stay for the whole thing.

 Half way through the day, 2 of Annie's daughter came and hung out with us, which was awesome because they could take the stuff we won and put on our pile.
 Here are some of the goodies that we came home with. I would say we did very well! Thanks Annie for letting me know about the auction and for spending the day bidding it out with me! We will have to do it again soon.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

First Fall Field Trip

Last Friday we had our first school tour of this year. In fact we will be busy with a bunch of these in the next few weeks. The milkman always starts off the tour in the milk barn explaining to the group how cows are milked. He even turns a milker on and lets the kids feel what a milker feels like on their finger so they know what a cow is feeling.

                               Next up is the babies. Everyone always LOVES the babies!

                                                 We even let them feed a baby if they want.

This group was a homeschool group from our church so it was fun to see all of those familiar faces. Thanks so much Julie for coordinating this and coming out to the farm for a tour. We enjoyed having your group!

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Wichita Eagle…WHAT???

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I couldn't believe my eyes yesterday when opened up the Fall 40-page section of The Wichita Eagle. There was a section on the 3rd page about Barn Sales, and in the last couple of paragraphs it talked about ours. I couldn't believe it! I was SO excited!!

 In case it is to tiny to read I will write out what it says.  In Whitewater, about 30 miles north of Wichita, Kerry Wiebe and her family put on two barn sales every year in April and October. The fall sale is scheduled for Oct. 11 ( and includes about 20 vendors upstairs in the hayloft and more vendors outside selling arts, crafts and antiques and edibles like homemade pies, honey and pure maple syrup. Wiebe, who blogs at, started the sales several years ago to supplement her family's farming income from Keriel Dairy. "The milkman smokes pork for pulled pork sandwiches, makes his homemade pasta salad, and I make 1,000 cupcakes in five flavors," Wiebe said. "Since we are a working dairy, we have baby calves out front and center for everyone to see and touch. It is a fun day on the farm."

I don't know how they found out about us but I'm so glad they did! If you haven't planned to attend yet mark your calendars. Hope to see you all there!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Vintage Friday #35

Welcome to Vintage Friday!
 What is Vintage Friday? It is where I will list some vintage items that I want to sell.
Here is how it works:  If you see an item or items that you want simply leave me a comment with the # of the item (s) you want to purchase and your e-mail (so I can send you a payment request) and zip code (so I will know how much to charge for shipping it to you).
The first person to leave me their e-mail with their item # and zip wins!!  Your paid item(s) will be mailed out Monday. I will also combine items to make shipping cheaper for you.

#1. A McCoy Pottery Strawberry Cookie Jar and a Strawberry Lidded Jam/Jelly/Sugar bowl. In great condition no chips or dings. $30 + shipping.

#2. A Sun-Maid Cookbook and Sun-maid tin. The book is a hardback copyright 1980. $10 + shipping.

#3. A National Geographic Global Pursuit game. This game is so cool especially the map game board. It is in great condition. $15.

#4. A 2 piece embroidery doilies set. The large doily measure 14" across and the small one measures 7" across. $6 + shipping.

#5. A made in Japan pair of Salt and Pepper shakers. They are in great condition and the picture below shows the "Japan" stamp on the bottom. $10 + shipping.

#6. A Yellow Tonka Truck and Trailer. This set is in excellent condition. $12 + shipping.SOLD!!!

#7. An Argus PreViewer for color slides in the original box. It is in excellent condition. $12 + shipping.

#8. A Whitman Nurse Preschool Frame Tray puzzle. It is in good condtion. It measures 14 1/2" tall x 11 1/2" wide. $6 + shipping.

#9. A Rotary desk telephone in yellow color. It is in great condition. Love this! $25 + shipping.

#10. A Jadeite 2 piece nesting bowl set. They are in great condition no chips or dings. $30 + shipping. SOLD!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend see you back here next week!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

State Fair 2014

On Monday the milkman, Ky, Quintin (our hard working employee) and I all went the state fair. There was 2 reason we went on Monday, #1 It is the dairy show day and #2 if you have a Dillons grocery store loyalty card then you could get in to the fair for FREE and everyone that knows me knows my favorite word is free! HA!
 There is always so many things to see, one of my favorite things is the butter sculpture (sorry I didn't get a very picture) it is amazing how it is completely made out of butter.

                Ky traveled around in style at the fair she thought she was all that and a bag of chips.

 Of course there is nothing like fair food right! Quintin had to have a Turkey leg and he loved every bite.

 The milkman spent most of his time in the arena area watching the dairy cows being shown. This is how I found him almost everytime we would come back to check on him.

 The picture below made me laugh out loud by looking at this picture you might not know what is going on so let me tell you. This tent is set up so that people can come and watch the dairy cows being milked. Let me just say I didn't stop to watch! Quintin had one of our dairy T-shirts on and walked alittle to close to the tent and a few people started asking him questions about milking a cow. Too Funny!

 Of course we had to take Ky to the Kiddie Land part of the fair. There was a petting zoo which had some very funny looking animals.

 Of course we had to hit the Dairy Bar it was a hot day and ice cream sure did hit the spot. Yummy!

                                   We all had a great time! It is always a good time at the fair!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Preschool Begins

 Last week a new chapter began in Ky's little life. Preschool! She is only going a couple of days a week but she was excited. Well... she was excited at home but, when we arrived at school she was very nervous.

     Then she saw her best friend Maggie and everything was A-OK!! She was so happy to see her. It was so cute how she went running to her and they hugged and hugged.

She was such a big girl putting her backpack in her cubby and finding her name on the board. Her teacher Ms. Tonya is an amazing teacher and we are SO blessed that she is Ky's teacher this year.

            I'm so excited for Ky and her new adventure. This is going to be a fun class and a fun year!