Monday, July 30, 2012

Somewhere over the Rainbow...

 About two weeks ago I saw not one but two rainbows over my house.  I know that in the Bible God says he will never flood all the earth again, and I am still having faith that he will send rain again. 

A few nights ago it was still 104 degrees at 8:30 PM.  and it is suppose to keep getting hotter.  This is two years in a row we have been in a drought, and it is not looking good for a lot of reasons.  
When ponds are going dry, pastures are drying up, fields can't be planted 
and livestock will ultimately need to be sold.  

Please pray for rain.

Thanks for visiting my dry part of the country,

Friday, July 27, 2012


I didn't know that calves had warts, but that is what my husband says these are?

Who knew?  I will say he is easy to spot and a face only a Mom could love.

Thanks for visiting my part of the country, 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

White Farm House

My husband and I were driving down a country road and came upon this old farm home at an intersection.  The entire corner was mowed and edged, not a weed growing up around the house. 
 I'm still not sure why, but I loved it.

 I always want to know the stories of old abandoned houses.  
Christmas mornings, birthday parties or who first moved in to the new house 
and how exciting they were......a brand new home. 
Most of the windows were broken out.
Making it possible to "see thru" it.
They had a little porch on all sides....very inviting.
Complete with the water pump right out their door....
all the conveniences of home.

Thanks for visiting my part of the country,

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Garage After.....I'm Tired.....I'm Obsessed...

 I won't say that I was excited to get the entire garage for myself
 That would be putting it too lightly.....I was like a kid in a candy store.....
a very dirty, filthy, buggy candy store, but it was all mine.
What a pitiful life I have when that excites me.....get a life Jana, 
(I also talk to myself)
My dog Todd is amazed he can now see the floor.   A side you see all the carpet, well being the cheapskate that I am, I went to the carpeting store and asked for free scraps.
I got a 12' x 12' piece of carpet.......FREE.
I never dreamed that big of a piece would be considered "scrap".  
 I started off be cleaning off every cabinet, one at a time.  I then cleaned it and painted.  I ended up painting the ENTIRE garage, one shelf/cabinet and wall at a time. 
 I then started in on the slow ( and I do mean slow) process of organizing.  
I kept telling myself no one else was going to do this for me....
Thru the entire process no one ever wanted to help me,
 I know this probably shocks you,  it did me.....NOT.  
 This is all my "taking meals to the field" section.  I bet not many of you have or need this section....
Also a few large cookers.
 After I got things organized into sections I went thru the process of labeling EVERYTHING.
This took a lot longer than I thought it would, but was well worth the time. 
 I put on a new countertop, (I got lucky and found one that matched what I have in my house)
I then added the pegboard to the back, got baskets and hooks for it.  I then went shopping for the tools I use around the house.  
It is now a joke around here that if it is a "yellow" tool it is mine, HANDS OFF.
 On the opposite side I added 2 large pegboards and put all my gardening tools and added 2 magnetic strips to hang small tools on to make it quick and easy to get to.
This was a purchase I made for our "sport" equipment.  That is a joke, we really don't have much, but what little we do have I couldn't figure out how to store, and then I found this shelving unit and it was perfect and it fit where I wanted it to go.
See the folding chairs....yes that is sporting equipment to me and Randy....
I added this note just to see if anyone is actually reading this stuff. 
Another section is my craft and miscellaneous section.   I already had these tubs, but I emptied each one and went thru, organized and labeled them. 

This was my spring project and now that it is thru I am so glad I did it...
and yes Randy is off limits now. LOL

P.S.  No WD40 can, but lots of labels, containers and baskets.

Also, an added note, I have had one viewer who wants a "challenge" to see your garage photos, so if you have some let me know and I would love to see them.  I have no life can you tell.

Thanks for visiting my part of the country,

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My Garage...the Before

 This is a little quick "update" on MY garage in case you might have missed my earlier blog on it, 
(it's called "my inheritance")
 This is how the garage looked when my husband used it.  He now has a barn and so I get all this....
lucky me, I know.
 I am just showing some pictures today so that when I give an update tomorrow
 you will appreciate me....... I know how pitiful am I, wanting your approval.
Yes, I got the mess, oil stains, bugs (this was a picture AFTER I had already cleaned some on it)
Tomorrow I will give the after, really could it get any worse?

Thanks for visiting my part of the country,

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

God's Little House on the Prairie...

A beautiful country church at sunset.  There are still a few country churches around and
 I just loved this one we stumbled on one evening when we were out for a drive.

Thanks for visiting my part of the country,

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Fence...well somewhat

Well, it's kind of a fence....or use to be,
but it makes a purrrty picture.

Thanks for visiting my part of the country, 
where we always have a fence to repair.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Oil Field

 My husband works in the oil field and wanted me to take some pictures for his office....
It is not the prettiest subject in the world so I went out several evenings and came up with a few.
I got a beautiful sunset, hope he likes it for his office.

Thanks for visiting my part of the country,

Monday, July 9, 2012

Just Shootin'

A few weeks ago our family got together, and when we get together the guys love to.....
Trap Shoot!!
It's a great way to spend time together.
This is my son Kyler...he loves to trap shoot.
This is his wife Sarah and she is just hanging out watching everyone.
My daughter is getting wind blown here (Oklahoma and wind, they go together),
but she is out here to watch ....
her fiance Macy.  Were teaching him to be a Redneck.
  Randy is in the middle and he is the "thrower" today.
If you ask any of them who won, well you would probably get three different answers,
but I would tell you it was great having my kids around and 
just spending time together.

Thanks for spending time with my family in our part of the country,

Saturday, July 7, 2012

A New Baby

Maybe it's just me, but I think this baby is so shiny and a bit shy, hiding by Mama.
I love the baby calves, somehow when they grow up they are just not as cute..
sorry Momma, the truth hurts.

Thanks for visiting my part of the country.  

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Railroad Crossing

 I'm not sure where it leads to.....

 but I want to go.

Thanks for visiting the Railroads part of the country,

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

It's a Dogs Life

 This is my dog Jag.  He is half Maltese and half Yorkshire Terrier. 
Making him a "Morkie" which is short for......

He has a hard life, can you tell?

Thanks for visiting Jag's part of the country,
after all everything revolves around him,

Jana   Jag