Tuesday, October 27, 2009


It is always entertaining to have Hannah in the house.  Today we were eating lunch and she was telling me about weddings and what all goes on at them.  She said “ Grammy at weddings the girls all want to catch the flowers but why do the boys want the pony tail holder?”  I guess garters look like pony tail holders to her.


The other day we were heading into town and Hannah likes to play I Spy With My LIttle Eyes. 

Hannah:  I spy with my little eyes something brown.

Jim:  The grass

Hannah:  Nope

Me:  Grandpa’s shirt

Hannah:  Nope

Me:  Give us a clue

Hannah:  It starts with “d” (Making the d sound)

Jim:  I give up

Hannah:  Da tree stump.

I haven’t decided whether it is a Wisconsin accent or a 4 year old still learning how to pronounce her letters.  Either way, it was funny.  And yes her face is dirty, I think its either caramel or peanut butter.

Monday, October 12, 2009


This year we had the barns taken down because they were starting to fall apart.

This is Shirley's barn


And here's our barn.



The day came to finally haul all the remains away. This is when the “decision” was made to get rid of the chicken coop as well.


This chicken coop has been home to many a chicken over the years. But it was rotting and the windows were broken. An executive but unpopular decision was made to bulldoze it in.

Good-bye dear chicken coop. We will all miss you.

Friday, October 2, 2009


This past Sunday we picked the apples from the tree out back.  Frost was coming this week so it was time to get them off the tree.  Good thing we did because we had 24 degrees on Tuesday morning.


Tyler was excited to get up on the ladder and finally pick the apples.  He has been getting scolded all summer to leave the apples alone.  I even caught him one day with a pile of them, he was batting them into the pond. 


What is it with boys and climbing trees? 

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Hannah was a little too short but she worked until she couldn’t reach any more.


I took her up on the ladder with me so she could pick the higher ones.


Joni went to the top to pick the highest ones. 



Tabby and Isabella came out to soak up some sunshine.


We ended up with four boxes of apples which will make lots of applesauce for this winter.