Thursday, March 24, 2011

Back In The Saddle Again

The hectic everyday life's events are back in full swing again. The times of sitting all day down at the creek are over.
Preparations are being made for the big fencing job to complete one of the most major items on the "To Do" list. It has only taken me a year but who's counting.  I have said I was going to do it for a month now but if everything goes right then Saturday morning before the show I plan to run and get all the fencing materials. I look at it this way, If I say it enough, it is bound to come true.

We are also getting ready for the Local FFA show this weekend. Tonight we brushed and clipped the nails of all the rabbits the youngest is showing Saturday and yes I did get too close on one nail. Did you know that if you get to close to the wick and a rabbit starts to bleed, it can bleed to death? I didn't, but I sure do now. We did not have any blood stop so the wife ran in the house and got some baking soda or something and dipper the poor little things foot in it and I think it did the trick. I ain't ever heard of that either.

We also have a birthday this weekend. The youngest is turning 15. When I asked her what she wanted for her birthday she said she wanted fried chicken. So on the menu this Sunday, friends and family are coming over to have some Smoked Ribs, Grilled chicken, Potato salad, Baked Beans, Smoked Salad and of course Mammaw's homemade honey butter rolls. I am thinking of adding Deviled Eggs, Stuffed Mushrooms and Grilled Stuffed Peppers just for the heck of it. As far as the fried chicken, she can wait till next weekend for that.
If anyone wants recipes just let me know.

With all that going on this weekend I still plan to visit the creek at least once.
It was nice to lay around and just relax for a month there and do what ever I wanted to do. I was able to get back to nature so to speak and focus on what's really important in life. I was able to go visit Mom and Dad more than I had been doing. I was thankful to spend more time with my girls and I also spend a little more time helping some friends.
Maybe I learned something this last month. I don't care to take the time to stop and smell the roses because you can't eat roses, but maybe I learned that no matter what it is that has to be done right now, there is always time to get back to the basics and sit a spell down on the creek bank and just live.         


  1. Gosh that sounds fabulous! What time should we be there on Sunday? :)

    Enjoy! And Happy Birthday to Youngest Daughter :)


  2. Wow I want to come to your house for dinner. But it's a little far for me. Can you ship it to me? LOL ;) Can you share the smoked salad and honey roll recipes? They sound good enough to die for.

    Happy B-day to your daughter. She's getting so much older and wiser.

  3. Sounds yummy. What is a smoked salad? That sounds interesting and I would love the recipe for the honey rolls since I am a big bread baker. So how is the garden coming?


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