Friday, June 28, 2013

Vintage Friday!

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 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 win!!
It's that easy now get to shopping!
Oh and everything will be mailed out on Monday.
#1 A 4'x3 1/2' vegetable table cloth. There are no stains or tears on it. It is great condition. Price: $10+shipping.

#2 Pyrex Aqua 1 quarts serving bowl in perfect condition, no chips or dings. $10+shipping.

#3 A beautiful hand stitched yellow and white 65"x28" flower quilt. No stains at all only a little fraying around a couple of the edges, otherwise in great shape. $28+shipping.

 #4 A Victorian metal music box. It still plays music when you wind the handle on the bottom. Love this item. It would look so cute on a vintage dresser. $10+shipping.

                  #5 A group of 5 antique hankies all without any stains or tears. $15+shipping.
 #6 A set of 4 flour sacks, well actually 3 are sugar and 1 is flour. As you can see they do have some stains but no tears, the material is still in great shape. $10+shipping
 #7 And last but not least a vintage kitchen set which includes 1 large rolling pin, 2 small rolling pins, 1 wooden handle pastry cutter and 1 glass cinnamon and sugar shaker all in great condition. $20+shipping. 

I will notify you through your e-mail that you won your item and ship them on Monday. Thanks for taking a look and I hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Shucking Time

Grandma and Kenton's garden is looking amazing and I'm so grateful to have a wonderful mother-in-law that loves to go out and pick it. Then she is always so kind to share with us.

         Then the few of us that are not doing other things around the house or farm help shuck them. 

                It has been a really good crop this year! I love this time of year when you can just walk out your door and grab something to eat. We are loving the country life :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

A Modern Chuckwagon

During harvest we go through ALOT of lunch meat and bread! We pack the crews lunches everyday and then for supper I make something "portable" and take it to the field.
When I showed up this evening this was the scene I found. A bunch of laziness HA! HA! Actually they had just finished this field a few minutes before I arrived and so they were catching a power rest so they could get busy right after supper.

                         So, I don't show up in a chuckwagon per say but I would say it gets the job done.

It is always so fun to be together as a family even if it is just for some supper in a field. During harvest it can feel like we are all disconnected so, it is nice to come together and have fun even if it is only for a few minutes before we get up and run again.

I saw that Grandpa pocket of his shirt was a little bit bulky and when I opened it up this is what I saw. Extra cookies for the road! Great idea! We have been blessed with harvest so far this year and I'm so grateful that everyone has stayed safe this year.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Harvest Time 2013

The wheat was finally ready, the equipment was all fired up. The crew drove to our first field, started up the combine made 3 rounds and then broke down!! The milkman, his dad and the rest of the crew worked like crazy to get it fixed. After about 6 hours they were finally up and going again.

Two of our kiddos worked this year in the field with the milkman and grandpa. Taryn drove the grain cart and Kenton learned how to and drove the combine most of the time. We are so grateful and blessed to have such great help. There are alot of late nights during harvest time.

Grandpa is always so good at making sure everything is running right and keeping everything clean. Lets just say it takes an amazing team to pull harvest off. It does make for a very long day especially for the milkman who averages about 18 hour days during harvest. I pray alot during harvest that everyone  stays safe and that God will give the milkman stamina to finish out the week strong. So, as you eat your breakfast, lunch or supper today think about all the farmers out there who are working so hard so that your can eat. And if you see a farmer out in the field give them a honk and a wave as you go about your day because without them you might be a little bit hungry today :) I'm so glad that God made a Farmer!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Flint Hills Field Trip

Last Friday we had some special guests come to the farm for a tour. 48 mentally challenged adults have been learning about where milk comes from. Since June is national dairy month. As they arrived on the the farm they were greeted by a baby calf that had been born the night before. They LOVED that!

The milkman helped everyone get into the milk parlor safely and I have to admit it was a little bit cozy but everyone seemed to have a great time.
                          Ky bonded with some of the ladies in the group and they seemed to love her.

                                 The milkman talked to everyone about how we milk the cows.
He even had some of them come and put their fingers in the milkers so they could feel what the cows feel when they are milked.

We finished off the tour in the store with chocolate chip cookies and milk which they seemed to love. Thanks so much Amy and your crew for thinking of us and teaching them about the dairy industry.