Monday, August 29, 2011

Hank’s summer

Hi, I’m Hank the cow dog and I like being outside during the summer.DSC_0101

I like being curious…DSC_0102

I like trying to eat my mom’s green foot…DSC_0103

But what I like best are bones…DSC_0107


And don’t you try to take it away…DSC_0105

Yeah, me and my bone. I like summer.DSC_0111

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Quilting project

After the county fair and my first two quilted-runner projects, I am onto my queen-size quilt project.

I have 40 of these ready to be put together…

And the back design started as well…

More updates to come. This has been quite the challenge but fun to do a much larger project!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Long-awaited furniture

I started shopping for a china hutch after Ronny and I got married (almost two years ago – amazing to think it’s been two years since we’ve gotten married!). Anyways, I knew exactly what I was looking for and wanting, but just could never find exactly the right one. But this summer, I found “The One”. I wanted it more modern, with a buffet server, plenty of storage space in the server, lights, glass on the sides, and legs on the bottom – not too high though. Picky enough? Ronny was proud of me for knowing what I wanted and not being indecisive – which I can sometimes be.

So I got this beaut in the middle of July (after I had to rush home to meet the delivery guys and got pulled over…another story another time!) – however – the glass was not installed correctly, and the furniture store had to order a new part.

Which took forever… then the service guy had to come out and fix it, meaning I couldn’t put anything in the top of the hutch until it was fixed. But it got fixed last week and I was finally able to pull out my china and crystal we received for our wedding to display = one happy wifey who gets to see her china + one happy hubby who gets to see the pile of boxes disappear from the basement.

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My kitchen is finally looking more finished.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


If I didn’t know any better, I would say my husband has quite the talent for taking great, raw pictures of people…up close and personal! After going through our pictures from family pictures, I found these pictures he took. I think he does an awesome job of capturing each person’s personality.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.


Oops…maybe missed that one.DSC_0125

And maybe some of us are goofballs. :-)DSC_0152

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Garden Update | August

The garden is ever changing.Garden Aug 16 (24)

Looks a little different from last month.

We had to take out the zucchini plants as they were done producing and started to rot at the base. But that was fine because it made room for the populous gourd plant vines! They are truly taking over – even more than the zucchini plants were!

But what’s exciting with the vines taking over…..are baby gourds! Garden Aug 16 (9)

I received these gourd seeds after attending an Ag Sunday with the Lutheran Church, and they gave us unmarked packages of seeds. So with a little Google search, I figured out the seeds were gourds – but still wasn’t sure what kind they were. I am loving the shape they are though!Garden Aug 16 (19)

What is disappointing are the tomatoes. They have pretty nice vines, but no fruit.Garden Aug 16 (8)

But the ever-growing gourds make up for it. Tonight, Ronny told me to look behind our lot at the other side of our fence…
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This really makes gives me a chuckle – especially since Ronny has worked so hard to keep them in our yard – they just have a mind of their own! And little baby gourds that are producing outside of the fence!Garden Aug 16 (15)

The peppers are doing really well also. I have lots and lots of mini-peppers starting, and I have harvested about 45. These are just from the most recent haul – and they are hot!
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We’ll see what another month brings!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Quilting and the county fair

I finally finished my hand-quilted runner that I’ve been working on for awhile. My grandma taught me to quilt with this runner from cutting the fabric, putting the pieces together and hand-quilting.

So I decided to find out what the Seward County Fair is like and enter it, along with another machine quilted runner that I made, in the open class. I ended up getting a red ribbon, but got some really good suggestions from the judge – so now I know how to improve myself!

It also put me in contact with the local quilting guild where they meet once a month with a speaker – not a group quilting session – to talk about new quilting techniques. I’m going tonight with my quilter friend, Shelley, so we’ll see how it goes!


And I can’t sit still too long. Here is my next project…

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wordless Wednesday | Dog days of summer


Now I know why they call it the “dog days” of summer. The dogs are even too hot to do anything!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

RiverBend skies

After posting about Colorado skies, Dad told me that Mom had taken some more great pictures of the sky just that night at the ranch.

Aren’t they beautiful! You can see more on the Frasier Farms RiverBend Ranch facebook page.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Colorado ranch work

Last week, Ronny and I were in Colorado helping my family AI (artificially inseminate) the registered cow herd. Since this is part of what Ronny does for his profession – he was a big help!IMG_0075

The cattle work and working together as a fam was fun. We enjoyed just a little down time in between the early mornings and late nights, and I got to see my grandma which is always humorous.


Enjoy some more pictures on this album: