Friday, October 28, 2016

Vintage Friday #117

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.)

#1. A Holly Hobbie Wishing Well Game. It is in great condition with all of the pieces included. $15 + shipping.



#2. A Metal Basket with handles. It measures 9" x 6" and in great condition. $6 + shipping.
SOLD!!!

#3. A Enamelware Teapot. It measures 8" tall. $10 + shipping.  

SOLD!!!

#4.A Pyrex Daisy #045 2 1/2 quart Oval Casserole dish. It is in excellent condition no chips or dings. $20 + shipping.



#5. A Globemaster Globe. It is in great condition. $15 + shipping.


#6. 2 Cloth Tablecloths. Both are in great condition. The one with the letter "B" on it measures 32" x 30" and the red trimmed one is more of a runner and it measures 28"x 14". $10 + shipping.

#7. 4 Children's Bible books. They are in good condition with a little wear due to age. $8 + shipping for the set. 
Thank you for stopping by. Have a great weekend see you back here next week.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

CHFM School Tour

 We had a big home school group come to the farm for a farm tour this week. The group was so big that we divided them up into 3 smaller groups. What a great group it was!


One of the stations that was in the rotation was Soil Conservation. We asked the county to help out with that and they sent out Dana and Mark to show the group how soil was affected by the world around us.
 They even brought a portable system that show how water or rain affected the soil. So cool!

 The milkman had one group in the milking parlor showing them how we milk the cows, what the feed looks like that we feed them and of course the baby calves.






 In every tour I also tell the kiddos the nutrition of milk. I show them pop bottles that are filled with the amounts of sugar that is in each kind. Then I show them how there is just a slight bit of sugar in a 8 oz. glass of milk. I explain how that sugar is actually a natural sugar that works with our bodies unlike sugar that is in a soda pop. Of course everyone needs a little glass of ice cold milk and a chocolate chip cookie to finish out their time with us. It was a great morning spending time with this group. A number of the ladies asked for the chocolate chip cookie recipe and you can find it by clicking here . Thanks so much for coming out we enjoyed having you all and look forward to seeing you again next time.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Vintage Friday #116

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.)
#1. This Globe is in good condition. $25 + shipping. SOLD!!!

#2. A Red Federal Housewares Glass Nut Grinder with a plastic measuring cup lid. $8 + shipping.

#3. 2 Large metal chamber pots. They measure 9" across and 5" tall. They are in great rusting condition. $10 + shipping.
SOLD!!!

#4. 2 Milk Glass Scalloped Plates. They are great condition no chips or dings. They measure 8 1/2" across. $10 + shipping.

#5. 5 Hardy Boys books. They are #8, "The Mystery of the Cabin Island" copyright 1966, #27,  "The Secret of Skull Mountain" copyright 1966, #36, "The Secret of Pirates' Hill" copyright 1956, #39, "The mystery of the Chinese Junk" copyright 1960 and #44, "The Haunted Fort" copyright 1965. These are all hardback books and are in great condition. $15 + shipping for the set.

SOLD!!!
#6. Scribbler's set of Vehicle Stencils. $3 + shipping. 

#7. A 25 Piece Grouping of Aluminum Tart Pans. $10 + shipping.

#8. A 1062 Milton Bradley Password Game. $8 + shipping.


#9. JFK Memorabilia. Life Magazine on the left and "Four Days" book which takes a Historical look at his last 4 days alive with include so many amazing pictures. $10 + shipping.   

#10. A GE Plug in Clock. It is in great working condition and it measures 6 1/2" across. $10 + shipping.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend and I'll see you back here next week.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Farm To Fork

A Couple of weeks ago we were asked to be involved in an event for Farm Bureau called "Farm to Fork".






The event brought together farmers/ranchers to share something that we grow or produce on our farms. We are the last reminding dairy farm in Butler County can you believe that? So, of course we wanted to be involved.





Seeing as the event was scheduled a couple of days before the barn sale I will admit I was a little overwhelmed to say the least. Thank goodness for great friends that came along to help me. It was held at the beautiful Fulton Valley Farms.

There was a good turn out and it was great to hear from the president of Farm Bureau Dean Good. It was also awesome that he loved our cheese curds. :) 


It was a wonderful evening and I loved how we were able to network with other farmers/ranchers in the county. We also met other people that were able to hear and see a little bit of what we do on a daily basis to help feed the world around us. Thank you so much Farm Bureau for putting on an amazing event!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

MPIX

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go and tour the MPIX facility. I will admit I had heard about the company but I had never really knew much about them. Let me just tell you it was A-mazing!! 


I learned so much about the company including that it is right here in Kansas. The company started in 1939 and has grown from a little photography studio to a nationally known photography lab. Nola was our awesome tour guide and had been with the company for over 20 years.  

One of the things that sets MPIX apart is how every product no matter little (like the accordion books which we watched as one was made) to the canvases, wall clings, prints, photo books and everything in between are touch by human hands.  






The facility is impeccable...




They use so many beautiful colors to create...

stunning works of art.




Every single picture goes through this room. It is just 1 of the many checkpoints where prints are insured that they have the highest quality. 
  

This map is on one of the walls in the facility. Every blue dot represents a customer's location. I especially love the 2nd picture below showing how they even serve the cruise ships out at sea. I told them if they ever were needing someone to do some research on 1 of the cruise ship I would totally take one for the team. :)  

We finished off our time with a yummy lunch and a mini think tank and they sent us home with an awesome swag bag full of nice gifts. It was a great time. It was so nice to meet other bloggers and get to meet some of the marketing staff that helped with the tour. I would highly recommending using MPIX for all your photo needs. It is super simple you can order through their website at MPIX or you can find them on Instagram @mpixfans, Facebook: mpixfans, Twitter: @mpix or Pinterest: @mpixpins. They carry everything you need for creating beautiful works of art to capture the every days of your life.