Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Saturday, October 3, 2015

I'm alittle behind on what's happening at the old ranch............

            I finally have most of my sister's fabric made into pillows. This one was a wedding present for Waylon and Jackie:)
 The back I love the fabric!
 I look through my pictures and realize I could have wrote a blog post several weeks ago. I don't have much to write about.
 Thanks to the silage crew they made short work and a big pile of feed for the cows this winter.
 These pictures remind me of the Ranch Wife's blog they went to Zimbabwe Africa.
 If I could just  cue the elephant to walk across the picture I could really pretend I was there with her:)  Here's a link to her story. It's not a 10 part story like I suggested to her but go check out the awesome pictures and great information on the area.
Lovin life at the end of dirt road

 It was windy for a few days so didn't get the silage pile covered right away.
 My trail of pillowcases for the safe house in Mitchell.
 This is a picture of a picture so a little grainy plus it's OLD Greg and I in the early 70's
 The calves are weaned and vaccinated.

 Fall cows are almost done calving.

 I sure kick myself for not picking this cute pumpkin pallet up the other day. I know where it is tho:)
 Combining beans what a dusty job.
 This was a first for me. I was walking the other night and had my camera when I heard the buffalo bull having a fit. Well he was guarding one of his cows from his other guy!
 Are you looking at me???
I was surprised when they butted heads but the Char bull won and didn't back down . The buffalo had to move on. He was probably embarrassed when his cow followed him a few minutes later loser!!!................JMF

Friday, September 11, 2015

Summer Trips

 We went on a couple of bus trips this summer. The first one was the Central Electric 3 day trip to ND. Our first stop was Oahe Dam we toured it then on to ND.
 We learned all about how we get our electricity from water power to coal.
 This is a 8 million dollar blueprint of the Dak Gasification plant.
 The trucks and loader used in the open coal mine.

 Pretty impressive
 On our way home we stopped at the church in Hoven Sd. A lady told us a short history of it and how the members restored the inside. They didn't have to do it all, but they did a beautiful job of keeping everything like it was originally.

 You don't make the red or the blue glass anymore at least not like this glass.
 It's worth the stop if you ever get that way. It is the Catholic church.
 In Aug we went back to ND and to MN Our first stop was here at the Chateau on the Prairie for a great tour and lunch.
 Lots of quilts.

 The owners brother made the chandeliers out of the wheels from a wheel rake.
 The banisters were made from the teeth of the wheel rakes.
 One of the stops was at a sugar beet farmer. He had a farm that every guy on the bus would have loved to have. Clean and all the yard from the road to every building was cemented.
 Sugar beet harvest.
 The sugar beet plant where it is made into sugar. We also toured the BobCat plant, Case IH plant, a Potato packing plant and visited a potato farm.
 Then we went to the Twin Cities. This is the Cathedral in Saint Paul. We did get to stop and go inside it is beautiful but the pictures didn't turn out to good.
 The view from the Mill City Museum, we also went to Ikea it was a fun store.
We went to the Sea Life  Aquarium at the Mall of America I think the guys were all happy that was all we did there no shopping!!!.............more later............JMF

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Random Stuff:)

 I have been making pillowcases for the Mitchell safe house. This is my 3rd batch.
 Now I just need to get them there.
 I found the cute print at Hobby Lobby.

 I've had these 2 panels for a while and got them quilted up and to the boys.

 Sarah gave me a shirt when she was cleaning out her closet. It didn't fit me so I made an apron out of it and gave it back to her:)
 Sarah's big sunflowers if I have a garden next year I'm going to try some.
 Greg and his 2 brothers in front of their childhood farm. The sixth generation of the Sherman family  lives there now.
 The cows are the last of Joe's many years of milking. He quit a little over a year ago and these are bred heifers.  Oh and I should say I LOVE those guys!!!!!!!
 My flowers are still looking good.
 I bought a half yard of this cute camping fabric, and used it to jazz up some towels and mug rungs for a couple of campers I know:)

 This is the back of the quilt that is pictured at the end of this post. I know super organized!!

 Another stash buster quilt.

 I won a fat quarter  bundle of the fruit and veggie fabric, and used white on white for the rest.
 What I will ever use it for is a mystery to me. It's done is about all I can say about it.
The summer has gone so fast, but I am looking forward to having more quilting time......JMF