Adventures in Haymarsh

Month: November 2020 (Page 1 of 2)

People Look East!

Happy 1st Sunday of Advent!  Prepare ye the Way of the Lord!

The Advent Wreath is now on the table!
The first purple candle will be lit tonight! The crescendo of lights building up to Christmas is exhilarating 😊
He’s asked me multiple times to make peanut butter blossoms, so we made some today.
Note how neatly he placed them in the bowl. Future engineer?
Baked and ready to be placed on Saint Nicholas day platters!
Covering the strawberries with straw.
We moved the herd home to their winter pasture yesterday, 44 degrees and sunny, Thanks Don, Tracy, and Andy for the help!
Guarding a gate.
Helping with the cattle drive.
In his spare time, which is rare, he is cleaning up this dilapidated building.
Spritz and Gingersnaps for St. Nicholas Day!
Our Thanksgiving decor will change during Advent.
We were going to have popcorn, jellybeans and toast for Thanksgiving (our travel plans as I’m sure many of yours changed) but Andrew scrounged about and ended up providing a feast. Much to be thankful for!
A blessed week of Advent to All!

People, look east. The time is near
Of the crowning of the year.
Make your house fair as you are able,
Trim the hearth and set the table.
People, look east and sing today:
Love, the Guest is on the way.

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

Why can’t you take a turkey to church? They use FOWL language.
Why was the Thanksgiving soup so expensive? It had 24 carrots.
What happened when the turkey got into a fight? He got the stuffing knocked out of him!
What do you get when you cross a turkey with a banjo? A turkey that can pluck itself!
What did the turkey say to the man who tried to shoot it? Liberty, Equality and Bad aim for all.
Who doesn’t eat on Thanksgiving? A turkey because it is always stuffed.
Why did the Pilgrims want to sail to America in the spring? Because April showers bring Mayflowers!
What did baby corn say to mama corn? Where’s popcorn?
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Gobble, Gobble!

Parade of Lights

A cold but very still and beautiful evening.

Made Italian wedding soup for lunch…used spinach because I didn’t have Kale…so very tasty.

I think she ate at least 1/2 a cup of soup.😋

It was so gorgeous here on Wednesday morning.
She loves climbing into this chair.
She is zipping around and climbing stairs, it’s a challenge to keep up with her! I should look at it as a good weight loss plan!
We made treats.
WRM book club is such a blessing for me💝
The only way we are able to visit Grandma. She shares the same name as our Baby Girl, but hasn’t been able to hold her. Thanking God Wednesday was warm enough to make a visit. We just lossed a neighbor who was in his early 60’s from what the family thinks was a massive heart attack. He went out to do chores and never came in for lunch. Take no day for granted! None of us know the day, time or hour when God will call us home.
I sure hope we have someone to pray for our souls to make it to Heaven when our journey here has ended, here we are praying for pour souls in purgatory on Wednesday.


Thank goodness for older brothers!  I think I tend toward being an idealist. I like to think things should be done in the correct order in the proper way.   This older brother of mine knows when to put humor into my life to make me more balanced.

Me, big brother, little brother on our good old trusty pony many moons ago.
Happy birthday big brother 🎂
Heading out to chores on Saturday.
Making mozzerella cheese. Milkcow Matilda gives 6 quarts a day. Wondering if there’s anything this man can’t do.
Working hard!
Andrew used the mozzarella cheese he made on this homemade pizza.
“We need hot chocolate!” They helped fix the barn all day Saturday.
Apple fritter muffins.
Must be the yearlings bedtime, heading back to the barn area.
The barn that was worked on.
A Piano and Harmonica duet.
The shed that is being built.

Happy Veteran’s Day🇺🇲

Flag Goes By

By:  Henry Holcomb Bennett

Hats off!

Along the street there comes

A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums,

A flash of color beneath the sky:

Hats off!

The flag is passing by!


Blue and crimson and white it shines,

Over the steel-tipped, ordered lines.

Hats off!

The colors before us fly;

But more than the flag is passing by.


Sea-fights and land-fights, grim and great,

Fought to make and to save the State:

Weary marches and sinking ships;

Cheers of victory on dying lips;


Days of plenty and years of peace;

March of a strong land’s swift increase;

Equal justice, right and law,

Stately honor and reverend awe;


Sign of a nation, great and strong

To ward her people from foreign wrong:

Pride and glory and honor,—all

Live in the colors to stand or fall.


Hats off!

Along the street there comes

A blare of bugles, a ruffle of drums;

And loyal hearts are beating high:

Hats off!

The flag is passing by!

Smokin’ 🥓

Andrew is smoking his bacon!

She may have partied too hard last night 💕
Feeding time! Such a nice group of heifers.
Andrew made the tastiest bacon!
Waiting patiently for some bacon to fry.
Preparing to wrap the bacon.
Life is good in God’s country.
Bacon, Bacon, Bacon! Mmmmmm….mmmmm…..mmmmm!
& that’s a wrap! Best bacon this side of the Mississippi!


“If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old.” – James A. Garfield

“He who is of a calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition, youth and age are equally a burden.” – Plato

“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

“We are always the same age inside.” – Gertrude Stein

“Growing old with someone else is beautiful, but growing old while being true to yourself is divine.” – Dodinsky

You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair.” – Douglas Macarthur 

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford

“None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.” – Walt Disney

“Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Satchel Paige

“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” – Franz Kafka

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.– E.E. Cummings

“Today is the oldest you’ve ever been, and the youngest you’ll ever be again.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.” – Daniel Francois Esprit Auberge

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw 

“We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves.” – May Lamberton Becker

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” – Satchel Paige

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn

 “The trick to aging gracefully is to enjoy it.” – Unknown 

“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideas. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” – Samuel Ullman


God’s blessed me with the most amazing friends and family!♥️
On our way to Swimming on Sunday! To celebrate my aging self.
Then treated to a tasty meal. Yum!
My age in hexadecimal…this is what happens when one is married to an engineer.

Weaning Steers

Today we weaned steers with the help of Don, Tracy, Glenn, Chelsea, and Andy.  It was a blessed and safe weaning.  

It was a foggy, damp, and chilly morning.
Yesterday, Grandpa and I had to doctor a sick heifer.
For a change of pace I made some no-bake white chocolate, marshmallow, peanut butter treats for the helpers.
& Seven Layer Bars. They are one of my favorites.
Andrew is taking part of the afternoon and flattening out the extra scoria in our yard.
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