Friday, August 24, 2012

Looky! Looky!

For years John has acquired one gun each year.  Some years he's purchased more than one but it is always at least one... until the last couple of years.  With moving and unemployment, we just couldn't swing it (I did buy him a gun controller for the Wii one year and a gun-shaped house key the next year).  This year, with the new job, he is back again hoping for a gun.  I gave him a budget of what we could swing at the time and he chose to purchase a pair of field glasses with part of the money.  (Disclaimer #1 - It was HIS choice, 100%.  He still might get the gun, but if he doesn't, it's because of his own choice.  Disclaimer #2 - We have been married for 16 1/2 years.  He owns 24 guns.  I'm sure you can do the math... He can still go another few years and not be short any guns.  Sidenote - He has his eye on a specific kind of gun to kill the badgers that live in the fields.  I told him to include it in the farm budget he submits to the owner and boss.  We'll see if that flies.)

John with his field glasses.  He really has enjoyed them and gotten his money out of them.
Can you see the deer between the trees?  This is at the ranch where John sees TONS of deer every time he's out there.

Some are mule deer and some are white tail.

The other day John said he saw a herd of 31 at the same time.

It's been fun for John to watch the deer habits change and evolve once the cows arrived on the ranch.  Next year he'll get a tag or two and fill our freezer with venison roasts.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The BIG 4-OH!

 It was bound to happen sometime....
With my favorite dessert ... pumpkin pie cake!  (And yes, I was hot and sweaty.  Our apartment doesn't have any air conditioning.)
 I turned the big 4-OH on the 5th.  Really, it's not a big deal.  I've been saying I was 40 for nearly a year so actually being 40 isn't so bad.   (In my head, though, I'm still only 32!)
Just a field full of beautiful sunflowers that you can see from the highway on the way to Colorado Springs.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Limon Day!

I've decided we are going to live here for a long, long, LONG (forever kind of long) time.  So what better way to become acclimated to a new town than to jump right in with both feet (and three quilts)?  (Seriously, trust me on this... I've had a lot of experience acclimating to new towns.)

Limon Days was on August 4th.  The librarian (the town info queen) convinced me to display three quilts in quilt show.  When I dropped off my quilts I visited with the lady in charge.  Joy and I agreed that we needed a quilt club in Limon.  She set out sign up to see who would be interested.  More on that venture when I finally get around to blogging October's events.
Kelly with the Dropped Nine-Patch John Deere quilt that Grandma Layton made for her.

Kelly with the Flower Garden quilt I made for her.
The piano runner I made to use during the month of July.

In addition to the quilt show and old-type craft demos (there was even a tatting demo), there were a lot of outside things - petting zoo, farm equipment display and tours at the museums.
Leslie and Kelly petting a bunny

Kelly with a beautiful white horse.  Leslie did NOT want to get close to the horse.

Wagon wheel rug demonstration

Kelly trying her hand at a miniature wagon wheel rug.  We've talked about making a large one for her new bedroom.

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The kids in front of John Deere Series G tractor.