RicelandMeadows


Party Time
October 9, 2017, 12:45 pm
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octoberfest2017

October 7, 2017

What an awesome day we had Saturday. All of our children, many of our grandchildren and even great grandchildren gathered at the farm for a wonderful day in the country. Our family has grown to a very large group. Saturday over 60 could join us. Like all families, we have our petty problems, but this day, those were set aside for the benefit of my wife and I. We had a wonderful day full to the brim…so full in fact, I little love is rolling down my cheek as I type.

Many of our “city” kids got to touch the animals and this wonderful farm life that we get to live. All of our kids, no matter where they live, got to share in the bounty this farm provides. We, Connie and I, will treasure this day forever. We are a loud, busy crazy group and I wouldn’t want it any other way!

I don’t care where you live, what you do or how far you go…Family is what matters. Also keep in mind…Mom and Dad love you, forever and ever no matter what! This applies to any person, anywhere, any family and any specie……you don’t think so? Try sneaking up on a momma cow to mess with her baby! and if you are a dog…don’t even try to have a conversation with a donkey!



Party Bugs

Cootie

October 4, 2017

A harvest party will be held here soon. I got the bright idea to make a spider out of a round bale. I kept the old tile pieces just to make this crazy bug. The only problem is, I didn’t keep 8 pieces for the spider’s legs! No big deal. I just fell back on to an old memory instead.

As a child, we played games and grandma’s house. We played Chinese Checkers often, but we also played a game called “Cootie”. The cootie bug only had 6 legs, so I was in luck with our decoration! Our holiday bug would become a Cootie! I also remember that having “cooties” would keep girls away…or at least that is what they told me!

This crazy bug is now calling our lawn home. He is a friendly looking creature, even with his fangs! Hopefully the young ones won’t be scared. I am going to pause often to remember my grandparents and some laughs shared playing a game building bugs. As for having “cooties” ….I must have shed them at some point…thanks goodness!



What and Awesome Deal
October 1, 2017, 12:57 pm
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drillshop

October 1, 2017

After a very frosty morning, I found myself in my old “stomping grounds”. I went to see a man about some old antique equipment. He was pretty sure he had want I needed for my forge shop. I am outfitting the shop with old refurbished equipment from the last century. I like that old stuff and giving it a new life for the purpose it was designed, pleases me.

I took a similar drill to trade. Mine worked, but a broken gear prevented it from being 100% accurate. This one that I traded for will work perfect once I give it some tender loving care. I negotiated with the treasure man for this awesome piece of our history. He looked over the old pieces of steel, but he looked deeper into my soul. He could see that I was genuine. He knew that I would care for the old drills for the rest of my life. He too likes the old stuff.

We talked a bit about this equipment and a couple of other pieces as well. Our discussion wandered over the space of time and events, as we talked of days gone by. It was a great visit. It was fun to see him again. The negotiation went well thankfully, because this man taught me how to negotiate. I didn’t have to match skills, he simply took care of me. I am grateful for my new treasure. They will make a good addition to my forge room. The visit…well, that was priceless.