Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Bachelor

Yep. I watch it. Go ahead and judge.

I feel like I'm obligated this season. I mean he's a farmer.  From Iowa.  He's probably the most famous farmer in the country at the moment. He's the one showing America what a farmer is.  Aside from a family farm in Iowa, corn, and soybeans I'm pretty sure he has little to nothing in common with my farmer. (Can you picture DJ with any of the following: pink shirts, fancy pants, motorcycle, etc)

Which is fine. I just wish Chris would take the opportunity to sell the lifestyle instead of making it seem like this life sucks. He seems embarrassed and even said he was insecure about this lifestyle. I don't think he realizes that this is the life so many of us want to preserve. Or am I the only one?  We I don't need or want the fast pace of the city. And with urban sprawl this lifestyle as we know it is being threatened. 

I also wish he would use the opportunity to support the farmers. Besides the comment from one girl asking if alfalfa is organic in the first episode, he's hardly mentioned anything about what he does. He hasn't said we do everything we can for our animals because happy animals produce more than stressed out ones.  Or how GMOs play such an important role in our future. This is the perfect opportunity for him to get the word out. To tell people to go to the source. To tell America to ask a farmer.  To tell them antibiotics aren't abused by the majority of farmers. To tell them that their best interest is in the animals. That this is his lifestyle. His life. 

For answers to your GMO questions, check out gmoanswers.com.  Feel free to ask your questions here too-- I know a farmer or two that can answer!  (Along with many others in the ag industry that I have access to!)  :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My Favorite

Well the plan was to show you guys my favorite wedding pictures thus far (I only have a few so far), but the computer is angry and won't let me.  So maybe when I try another computer it will let me.  Otherwise I'll have to paint a picture with words.  And that just won't work!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Weekend Plans

This Saturday is Valentine's Day.

Our first Valentine's Day as a married couple.

You know what that means, right?

A day full of so much romance and sweetness that it'd make a person want to puke.  Ahh I can't wait.

Ha.  Do you even know us!?

Our Valentine's Day will consist of what has become a tradition for us:


Yep-- that's right.  It doesn't always land on Valentine's Day, but we have been going to watch for the past few years.  Some kids I babysat show, and we go to cheer them on.  The oldest is now a senior, so we'll go try to be his good luck charm again.  And keep Sammi from crying.  And DJ from falling down the stairs...

Hot Mess Express is coming to town!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday

We woke up to about a foot of fresh snow this morning. I high-kneed it out to the barn to do morning chores. From the looks of it, the horses hadn't been out of the run in for quite some time. The drift was to my waist so I crawled through to check that the waterer was keeping up- it was. I made Pongo plow a path to it while I was out there to make sure they could/would drink today. 
I came back in and made some Philly cheesesteak soup. (Not keeping that recipe!!) I finished up some wedding thank yous and did some laundry. I then made some cookies. 
I stuck some chicken in to cook while I went back out to make a path off the deck and do chores. I got about 5 feet into the path before deciding it would be more fun to play in the snow with Clyde.
We came back in and made some buffalo chicken cups and cheese sticks. 
Now we're watching the game. I think my favorite part has been the Budweiser commercial with the dog that came home! 
Time to get geared up for another week and the possibility of some more snow!!!