Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

50 some years back in time!!!!!!!!!!!

 Sun I got to visit my country school and the house I grew up in!! The school seemed so small to me now. It is dusty and falling apart, but it is the only one left in Miner County.
 This is the girls coatroom and bathroom.
 I know GROSS but it wasn't when I was a student there! Plus it was inside I think it was called a chemical toilet no water to flush it was an outhouse but  inside:)
 I'm sure this was Mrs Anderson's storage, there was a book case in the back of the room and that was our library! It's gone now.
 The paint is the same as when I went to school there!
 Several years ago one the  teachers from Howard would take her students out there and have class.
Johnny and Lucas wanted to see it too. We met them at Larry and Julie's house where I grew up. Then we walked to school like I always did:)

 It is a shame to see it fall apart but I understand it takes lots of money to kept these old buildings repaired.

 These horses are the school house's company now.

I went there until I was in seventh grade, and had Mrs Anderson for my teacher. I had one neighbor boy as my only classmate. My best friend Connie Hart was a grade ahead of me. She was the only one in her class. Mrs Anderson came with us to Howard when the school closed. I had her as a teacher in 7th and 8th grade too.
 Before we toured the school Larry and Julie were gracious enough to show us my old farm. They have kept it up, and added so many things to it, that is is just beautiful. They made changes to the house, but still has the same feel as when I lived there only better:) From the bottom of my heart I Thank you Larry and Julie!!!.......................JMF

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Buckhorn Rodeo....

 We went up to Britton to Buckhorn rodeo.  A couple of cute cowboys here running the calf pens!!
 I might  be alittle partial tho beings it was Kordell and Matt:)
 Dane was helping park cars and Ellie was keeping me company on the hillside. Kari was working the ticket booth and then the concession stand.
 The weather was perfect.
 This guys was riding high and fell hard!! It took him  a minute to get back up.
 Of coarse lots of cowboy hats.

 Love the feather:)
 Can't forget Old Glory.
 So serious

Bull riding is my favorite. Greg bought raffle tickets for the 6 guns they gave away no luck on winning one of them, but Kordell won the 22 shells. They were in a big plastic container mixed in with corn! He is going to have some hours of sorting to do....................JMF

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wed night mass...............

 I went to the Old church of Budus last week. It is Saint Ann's.
 These are some pictures I took in the little cemetery there.
 View of the lake in the peaceful cemetery.
 I saw a couple of older headstones that had been bolted back together.

 I couple of statues inside. I just loved them they were old and little worn with time.

I'll be back next year.........JMF

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Hay, flowers and Buffalo picture..............

 Matt and the boys came the other day to wrap the 1st cutting of hay. It was lots of work, fun, and food!
 The hay is baled on the wet side and then wrapped air tight to preserve it till winter feeding time.
 A 30 inch roll of plastic wraps around the bale several times and then the next one is added.

 We had a crew of guys raking, baling and hauling to the wrapper.

 About a week ago after power went off 3 times real quick then my computer bit the dust. This is my new one. I sure don't like getting to know a new computer!!
 My flowers are coming along nicely.
 This year I bought them at the Medary Acres greenhouse in Brookings. I had never been there.
 They have  alot of plants and we didn't have enough time:)

 Sarah gave me this print and my sister-in-law Diane matted and framed it. BIL made the frame.

If you click on the picture it should be bigger and better to see.

 I just love it. My pictures doesn't do it justice tho. The matting brought it to life:)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

I saw the little guy first!!

 Another apron done and off to it's new owner.
 Five different buttons but looked good!

 I was on a a walk the other night and this is what I saw!!!!!!!! I found Greg and said guess what I just saw?????? A baby buffalo was his answer. He said they were acting funny and wanting out in a different area but he had the gate shut. Si he knew something was up but hadn't checked back yet. Our first calf in a couple of years. We just have a few cows really most are a little over 2 years old and should be having their first calves.
 We don't know if it's a guy or a girl.
 sticking close to mama:)
 and then they were off and running.
 New stickers for the trailers. Thanks Dustin and Kate:)

 One more look at the camper quilt
Can't see the star to good but it's there!! It should be on it's first camping trip as I type:)..............JMF