Monday, July 6, 2015

Good night,John Boy.....

A funny thing happened last night...

I plugged in my iphone on my dresser as I do every night and hopped into bed....


Arnold and I were chatting away and we were talking about banks....

You know....where's people keep money ...if they have ever any...


When out of the blue....Siri pipes up that the closest bank to me is a bank in Crosby,ND.

No one had touched my phone....she was eavesdropping and chimed in on the conversation!!!

I was startled and said What the heck????......ok maybe not quite those words

Then Siri said If you don't like that bank then how about TD bank in Estevan?

I said no....she said I don't quite understand...we yelled good night and she quit talking!!

How scary is that?? You never know who might be listening now do you!!!!

Crazy world

Christa 




Sunday, July 5, 2015

Strange weather...

You might think this is fog....
 
but
 
It's actually smoke!!!


There are so many fires burning in Northern Saskatchewan
 
 
It was a good thing it cleared alittle when these two ran across the road
 
as
 
a semi truck just passed as they got to the other side!!
 

 
It's been a nature preserve around here lately...
 
We pulled up the portable corral to find.....



It was being rented out by a robin so we put it back
and
will give her a few days to raise her family....
 
 

 
 
It was a quick trip to Stoughton to take in their quilt show...
 
 

 








Lots of little dresses...


 
accessories....

 
Snowmen...

 
Some panels from Indonesia...

 
A Serendipity quilt quilt from Missouri Star Quilting

 
My fair ladies...

 
I love the brights...


 
The Stoughton Ladies work on projects learning new techniques...


 
It was nice to see the same thing in different color combonations


From Stoughton to Midale for lunch...
 
 
It was Jaxon's second birthday party...
 

 
Since it was the 4th of July,
 we thought we would go to Tiago,ND for fireworks
 
BUT
 
When you see the Tornado Chaser Truck in town we should have known!!!

 



The fireworks were cancelled till tonight...
 
 
There was huge hail in Crosby last night
and
 the rain filled the site for setting off the show!!
 
Chantel Vilcu's photo.
 
Maybe next year...
 
Christa

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Busy Days

You know my life has been full when I say I have had some busy days!!
 
We were invited to The Community Futures AGM in Forget,Sk
 
Who can pass that opportunity up!!

 
 The Happy Nun Cafe is under new management
 but
Things are much that same as the founding owners
(Yah!!)

 
We dined on Rosmary crusted Prime rib and smashed garlic potatoes

 
And some INTENSE chocolate brownie with raspberry sauce
 
It was a taste explosion!!
 

 
Then it was back to baling in my "downtime"....
 
The skies have been a light show of storms but no rain



We wanted to go to the races on Friday
but
 decided to stay home and bale
 
Just as I saw this rainbow over my house
 
I got a text saying the races were cancelled due to lightening
(metal seats and electricity...not a good mix)
 
Was my lucky day!!
 

 
Last night they had a double feature at the races to make up for the cancellation!!
 
The racing trucks were in town too!!
 
It amazes me how much they can fish tail and stay on the track.
 
I can't replicate that on my dirt roads!!


Since it was a balmy 31C it was a beautiful evening!!
 
There was a calcutta and all modes of race cars raced at the same time on the track.
 
It was interesting to see each class stayed in their section never catching up to each other.
 
This could cut the time to see races in half!!



Today is our oldest son, Jeremy's birthday
 
Can you believe he is 30??
 
This is Arnold with Chantel and Jeremy...doesn't he look impressed??
 
 
Where have the days gone??
 
Jaxon and Uncle Jeremy
 
 We had brunch with all the kids for his birthday.
 
Today Jaxon was wearing a special shirt...
 

 
He has just been promoted to BIG BROTHER.
 
He has a sibling on the way!!
 
Won't it be interesting to see how impressed he will be!!
 
Soon to be a Gma x 2
(Gma: Grandma in the texting world)
 
Christa
 

 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summer Sewing



Summer is here!!!
 
 
My japanese lilac is blooming like crazy!!
 
I always feel like I don't get alot of opportunity to sew in the summer
 
A couple of years ago,
 I decided I am going to sew for an hour in the morning each day
(when I can squeeze it in)
 
So this gorgeous fabric from my friend, Pat...
 



has inspired me to make another Wedding Star by Judy Neimeyer
 
 
I made this one for Arnold's parent for their 50th anniversary
 
This time it's going to be for ME!!
 

 
7 sets of rings....lots more to go!!



On another note....anyone have a dog deathly afraid of thunder??
 
I sure do....
 
Dawson blew through the screen when it cracked the other day!!
 

 
Like I needed another job to do!!!
 
Yeesh.....

 
I will try to sew in the morning 
 

 
Make hay in the sunshine!!
 
Christa
 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Days Of Old...

This was the site at Justin's yesterday.....

 

 
A new truck and an old Case...living in both worlds.
 
 
For Father's Day we took in the events at Denis&Sharon Kuntz Farm
 
 
He has done an amazing job of showcasing history....

 
You feel like you stepped back in time for a moment...
 
 
With his little mock village...
 
 
I was feeling like we work like crazy fools all summer
but
 after seeing how much harder things really were...
 
We started cutting hay this week but not with knives like this....
 

 
 
Before you can even start cooking you had to gather wood....

 
Toast and butter all took time to make....
 
 
Arnold said these are not THAT old....
 
He vividly remembers digging peanut butter out of these cans...


and Rogers Syrup in these cans...


I love this wrapping station...
 
Makes it feel like everything you purchased was special

 
Ironing...


Sewing....

 
Shoe making...
 

 
Making and stretching your socks...
 
 
Washing your clothes was an event....

 
No tossing it in and going to do something else...



Even the bathroom was an experience...
 

 
A staple of every outhouse... Sears catalogues...
 
They served as reading material and toiler paper!!!
 
 
 

Milk came from cows like Justin's recent purchase....
 
Sweet Pea... a jersey cow
(he is fostering some calves)
 

 
Then bottled in glass bottles.....
 

 
with paper caps...
 

Combining took days with the size of this No.12A
 

 
Look at this 317, Dad!!
 
Just like the one you're still using.... in the lineup of Vintage!!
 

 
Yet people still took time to take the baby for a walk...
 
Such a sweet little pram...
 
 
Since we are celebrating history....
 
We were asked to come help celebrate 75 years for Dairy Queen
 
Estevan's store was the first one in Canada
and
they were having a party yesterday!!
 
 
Congratulations to Louise,Loretta, and Denise...
 
Three sisters running a great business!! 
 
 
It's back to the field for me....
 
 
The clover is being plowed down...
 
 
 
You can see why it was important that I found my phone before it got too tall!!!

 
And after a pass with this disc there would be nothing left of it!!

 
I have to say.....
 
 I am proud to carry on the tradition of farming.
 
Growing good food,
 
Christa