Thursday, March 29, 2012


We discovered Geocache and we really, really enjoy it.  We found a few around our place and now we want to venture out a little farther.  Oh yeah - the price of gas!

Here's the motley crew all dressed in their finest (not).  Yes we had a great time!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Preemie Hats update

Well it's Friday and our group met again.  I just love, love, love our little knitting, crocheting and crafty group.  Today, we turned in bunches of little preemie hats.  They were all so incredibly adorable!  Everyone is so into these little hats and I feel so blessed that our group stared and is going in this direction.
Thank you all for all of the giggles that we all enjoy together!

If you want to go over and check out some great patterns, then go to Bev's Country Cottage.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

On the stove

A huge chunk of beef - homegrown - raised on pasture grass.  I put it in the pot with almost 2 cups of water and let it boil (covered) for several hours.  I added some baby carrots and a huge white onion peeled and split in half.  Next I will add some potatoes and let them get soft and then I will make some brown gravy from the juice and pour it over the top of the meat, carrots, onions and potatoes.  The boys will serve it over rice and Superman and myself will serve it over cauliflower rice.  YUMMY!

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Boat

I hope that you sense that I am excited!  Excited about a boat?  Darn skippy!  Yesterday we loaded up in the car and went to Brassingtons Trail Shop in Gainesville.  The purpose of the trip was to look at and maybe buy a kayak.  We not only looked at...but we bought two (2) of them.  One for me and one for him.  I have been waiting since 1998 for a kayak.  My first kayak trip hooked me!  I mean HOOKED!  Soon.  Very, very soon.  I will be posting pictures of my kayak alongside my husbands kayak.
What kind did we buy?
Wilderness Systems, Pungo 120 and Pungo 140.  I cannot wait to hit the rivers!  Hey, maybe, just maybe I will see you there.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Preemie Hats

This is kind of a long story but I'm gonna try to make it short because I want to go outside.
I had to contact our County Fair about art entries from our homeschool group and that lead me to a lady that knits preemie hats for charity.  I got to telling her about some of us from our homeschool group that meets at the library to sit and stitch.  So she came to one of the gatherings and now we are all so excited that we are making preemie hats and just so stinkin giddy about it.  I'll tell you more as we get more hats in the basket and yes...I will even post pictures.  Which reminds me...
Now that we are into these preemie hats, more of our kids are excited about being involved.  My youngest son wants to do everything that can be done.  Anything that his dad does or I do - well he wants to learn it.  Oh don't get me wrong, I am NOT complaining.  Well anyway, he like to use the Knifty Knitter and I found a great website that really helps him with the projects.  Knifty Knitter Loom - Knit Hats - Easy