Thursday, August 30, 2007

More Goats Please

This past weekend we took a couple of our goats to the livestock auction in Centerton. We sold the little billy that was born last (brother to the one I butchered) and a little female that I bought a while back that hadn't grown a whole lot. I got 5 new goats from my dad to bring my herd up to 10 (9 nannies and 1 billy). I am not sure how many I am going to keep permanently. It is kind of an experiment to see how many my land will support along with all our other animals. Here is a pic of the new goats and the cow who always has to be in the middle of everything.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

I want to rock and roll all night.

Last night we went down to Dickson Street and went to a show at the Boom Boom Room bar. As we are boring married people, we don't go to shows at bars much anymore, so this was pretty exciting. Our friend Ben's band Heypenny was playing. Ben was my roommate in college for a couple years and one of my best friends. Anyway, he has since moved to Nashville (Tennessee not Arkansas) and is trying to make it big with the band. His band and music is really good. The show last night was awesome, and we had a great time. I highly recommend you check them out if they play a show near you. Or you can check out their myspace account or click here to sample the music and buy a cd. They also have a couple of videos on youtube of them playing live somewhere in Tennessee. Here is one of them.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Throwback Thursday - School Days

Here are some school pics of Margo and I when we were young. School picture day was always a big deal in elementary school. We always had to dress nice and make sure not to get dirty or mess anything up before we got our pictures taken. My favorite thing was that they had those free little black combs you could have to comb your hair. I always thought it was so cool that I got a free comb and I would carry it around with me all day. It is amazing what simple things make you happy when you are young. Also in honor of Throwback Thursday, I put up an older classic youtube video for the the video of the day. I think more of you fellow blogger friends out there need to get in on Throwback Thursday

Take special note of our amazing hairstyles and cool clothes.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

More Painting

We have still been working on the inside of the house while we have been having hot weather. I painted the two guest rooms and installed new blinds. The new colors turned out pretty good. The hard thing about painting and decorating in our house is you always have to take into consideration the cedar logs and make sure the color goes with the logs. The house is definitely starting to look better but we still have a lot to do to the inside of the house. Hopefully it will start cooling down again so I can get back to working outside. Feel free to come stay in our newly painted guest rooms anytime. Here are some pics of the new colors.


This room is now a light/dull blue

This room is now a light/dull green.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Throwback Thursday

I saw this on Brandy's blog. I guess you are just supposed to put up old pictures and talk about the good old days. I am not sure if I will do Throwback Thursdays on every Thursday or not but I thought I would at least try it out. Here are pics of Margo and I when we were really little.

Here is Margo I am guessing sometime around Halloween

Here is the cutest kid you will ever see.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Different Generation

I saw this video a while back and was reminded of it the other day. It is a very impactful video and I think everyone should watch it to get an idea of the type of world we live in. I think it is especially important for the older generation to see this so they know what kind of world my generation and the younger generation have to deal with and how different it is. Be sure and turn up the sound, it has good background music.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Come use the bathroom

If any of you don't know, it is hot outside, extremely hot. It is supposed to be 105 degrees today with the heat index. Since it has been so hot outside lately, we have been doing work on the inside of the house. We are going room to room redecorating, painting, etc. We haven't really changed anything inside the house up until this point. Our first room we started with was the downstairs bathroom. We painted the walls a light yellow, painted the vanity a blue/gray, got new hardware, new light fixture, new toilet seat, new mirror, and new shower curtain and towels. It is much better now. Here are some before and after pictures.

I always like to find new or different ways of doing things. We were looking at knobs to replace on the vanity, we wanted silver ones instead of gold. Well, new cabinet knobs cost between $2-$4 each. I think this is highway robbery for little plain knobs to cost so much. I got to looking around and found some eye hooks with a bolt end that I thought would look good as knobs. Margo was not so sure and it took some convincing to get her to let me try them. They actually turned out looking really good, even Margo likes them. And get this, they cost 50 cents each. So instead of paying around $18 for knobs, I paid $3. I was pretty proud of my idea that worked out.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Least Favorite Job

I have done a lot of hard chores on the farm and a had a lot of different and hard jobs so far in my life. I have cleared brush, hauled rocks, dug post holes by hand, split wood; I worked gathering eggs at a chicken house, worked for a painter, did steel building construction, and had some terrible experiences as a nurse. All of those things are not fun and hard work but I hate no job worse than hauling hay. It was always my very least favorite thing to do growing up. It is so hot and you get hay all over you and it is so itchy. I absolutely hate it. But, since we have a farm now with animals I have to have hay to feed them in the winter. And since I don't have a tractor to move big round bales of hay, I have to use square bales. So, last night we went and got 100 bales, which is not that much but it still sucks. It was so stinking hot last night. My father-in-law was a big help, we used his truck and trailer, and he helped me unload it all. Hopefully, that will get me through the winter.

Here is the hay on the trailer.

Here is the hay in the barn, the first hay the new barn has had in it.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Land of the Grayhair

This past weekend we went to the Vegas of the bible belt: Branson. Personally, I'll take Vegas anytime. We went with some friends of ours, John and Allison, and their two kids, Emma and Brooklyn. John's parents have a condo there and we stayed there (for free). Our main purpose for going was to go to Silver Dollar City (also free because we had free passes) because I had never been there and apparently everyone thought it was my kind of place. We rode some rides which were pretty fun. The best part was seeing all the craftsman making their crafts and shopping at all the stores with old-timey stuff. As a lot of you know, I like old-timey stuff. We saw a glass blower, wood carver, blacksmith, basket maker, broom maker, candy maker, baker, and candlestick maker. I got to talk to the basket maker and broom maker for a long time and learned a lot. I really enjoyed it, I would love to be one of those guys one day. We bought a few things from the craftsman made there: a oldschool broom, a dumpling cutter rolling pin , a pot cleaner, and my personal favorite a tomahawk. My plan is to learn how to throw it like Native Americans. We also went to Celebration City which was pretty fun, it is kind of like a carnival. All in all, it was a good weekend and it was really nice just to get away and hang out with friends. I want to give a big shout out to the Nelsons (old and young) for helping us have a great weekend.

Here is a pic of us a Silver Dollar City.

While on one of the roller coasters, I took a disposable camera and tried to hold it facing us and take pictures while we were riding. They kind of turned out so I thought I would post a couple. Let me explain that roller coasters and I have a love/hate relationship. I hate them while riding them but after riding, deep down I really love the thrill of riding them. I was not trying to make a face in this picture, this is really what I look like when I am riding, just ask Margo.