Thursday, December 18, 2014


Christmas is coming to fast.  To fast.  Faster than last year.  Which is to fast.  I decided I should put up some pictures of the decorations in the house.  Here we go.

This is the tree in the basement.
Every year us we get out three little trees that we put in our rooms.  (The kids.)
One in the girls', one in mine, and one in my brother's.
This year since the girls aren't sharing a room they each got an individual tree.
I got this.
I'd say it was a pretty good trade.

Here is the desk in the school room.
Decked out with stockings, music boxes, and pictures.
All Christmas of course.

Here is a little nativity set.
Good to have a reminder of what this is all about.

The fireplace is always the most spectacular thing.
And of course the tree.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

12 days of Christmas.

On the first day of Christmas someone gave to me!
A half cut-down burning Christmas tree!

On the second day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Two mooing cows!

On the third day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Three bocking chickens!

On the fourth day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Four baby chickens!

On the fifth day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Hannibal the skink!

On the sixth day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Six pecking chickens!

On the seventh day of Christmas someone gave to me!
A kitty in a bag!

On the eight day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Eight mice a-meecing!

On the ninth day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Chicken dinner!

On the tenth day of Christmas someone gave to me!
Ten geese a-honking!

On the eleventh day of Christmas someone gave to me!
A rooster with an ego like a peacock.

On the twelfth day of Christmas someone gave to me!
A little short Dog!


Thursday, December 4, 2014

New run in

Dad and I are building a new run in.  It is in the second field for Crumple.  It is so that we can dry up Faith because Mom and Shelby are done milking her.  We got Crumple the nose ring but it didn't work so now the run in is being built.  So far we have the frame up. Now we just need to put on the plywood.

Who here has heard that song "Do you hear what I hear."?  I think that is what it is called.  That song is weird.  Don't think so?  Watch this.

Weird song.
Merry Christmas.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Who here likes the hunger games?  I do. Shelby and I are going to see mockingjay on Thursday.  We've seen both the other movies. But the part that kind of stinks is that it is mockingjay part one. Part one!  Oh well. At least there will be another one to watch later on.

As you have probably read on my sister's blog Crumple got a nose ring. It has a pad with spikes on the front. Supposedly it keeps the calf from nursing.  Only the smart ones figure out how to still nurse with it. Crumple is smart. So his little piece of jewelry didn't work.

I need to start Christmas shopping soon. Christmas is in 22 days. Only a day over three weeks!  Big fun!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Well it is almost the end of the year.  And we all know what that mean.....  Christmas!  Shelby and I decorated the Pawn Shop today.  It looks great.  And very Christmassy.  Is that a word?  Any how....  Christmas music is playing on the radio and we are going to get our decorations out later this week!  Big fun.

We just had our uncle and his sons out to deer hunt.  It was fun.  We played a lot of games.  And went to bed early.Now they have left and we are recovering from the weekend.  But like I said it was fun.


Thursday, October 30, 2014


Today Shelby and I are going to lunch with our grandparents.  It is really great that we get to go eat lunch with them.  They will be here within the hour.

Shelby and I also built a big box fort in the break room of the pawn shop.  I am glad no one needed to get by.  That would have been difficult.  But lucky for us no one did.  Then we hedge hogged it.  Then I got in trouble for hedge hogging it.  Oops.  Now all the boxes are put away.

Hopefully I can get all my school done before lunch.  Maybe if I work fast.....  Math won't take that long.  Science hopefully won't.  hmmm....


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Vampire pixies.

Shelby was bitten by a vampire pixie.  I think.  It went like this. 
All of a sudden I heard a shriek. Shelby was screaming "Something bit me! I was bitten!  Someone bit me!  You bit me!"  At that point I had seen where she was bitten. I thought she had poked holes in her hand with a pencil. She thought that she was bitten by a leprechaun. Then I came up with the revelation of the vampire pixie. It all added up.  There is no other possibility. It is the only explanation.  Shelby was bitten by a vampire pixie.  That or she was leaning on my zipper to my coat and it made a tooth pattern on her hand.  But I don't think so. 

Parker and Shelby.

Look out for vampire pixies. And leprechauns. And angry coat zippers.