Saturday, October 30, 2010

Statement of the Day

So I guess the "no call list" doesn't apply to political calls.
SFG, annoyed.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

What's Cooking?

Hi guys! I feel like it's been forever since I've posted anything on here. We are still moving into the house. We now have heat(wood stove). We have water.(Only in the bathtub for now) We have electric.(In part of the house) Someone commented on my last post that it was a lot like camping. It really is! This place IS starting to feel more like a home. It's going to take a while though. I was going to wait until I had the whole house done before I showed pictures. Well, it's going to be a long while before it is all done. So, I figured I would start on one room at a time. You will see the finished product soon. I promise. (Don't get too excited, I can only do so much with what I've got. lol)

Anyway, I had to write something about what I see(heard)on t.v. the other day. I keep the t.v. on sometime just for the noise and something caught my attention. It was on Oprah. It was a show about cooking. Actually, it was a show about how to cook "good for you" foods. They were saying how cooking for yourself is more healthy than frozen dinners or eating out. Well DUH!!!!

Then I got to thinking,(I know, it's scary) people don't know HOW to cook anymore. Grocery stores are full of food that is already made or instant. So the up and comming generations really DON'T know how to fix a meal from scratch. They have it in their minds that if you cook something from scratch it will take all day. Wrong! It just takes some planning. Get the chicken out of the freezer or making sure you have the right ingredeance.

I think we need to teach people how to cook. Get them back to the way our mothers and grandmothers use to cook for their families. Get back to whole foods. It's no wonder our kids are over weight. I think it's our duties to help them to learn how to cook.

Ok, I'm going to get off my soapbox now. lol

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, good cooker.

Monday, October 25, 2010

We're In

Well, we are in our new house. Technically we are in our basement. As I write this, we have no water or heat. But hey, we slept here last night. One problem though, we aren't the only one who thinks of this as our house. There are a million spiders in here!!!!! So bad in fact, that I took my last penny and bought some spray to spray around the baseboards. I am NOT having spiders in this new house! lol

Anyway, we have been trying to get all of the things done that needs to be done to move in. We still have a long way to go. I promise that there will be pictures of the new house. I just want to make it seem like a home before I post them. It will be soon though.

I want to thank all of you who have left me such nice and encouraging comments. I really appreciate them.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, new house liver inner.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Statement of the Day

If you ever think you don't have anything in this world, just move to another house. You will find that you have plenty.

SFG, house mover.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Im still Alive

I haven't been able to blog lately. We have been very busy!!!!! We are hoping to get into our new house this weekend. Well, at least in the walk-in basement. There will be no inside doors, no flooring, but hey, we will at least be in our NEW house! YEA!!!!!!! So don't think I have abandoned you all. I will be back as soon as possible. Wish me luck. Or even better.....Come help!!!! lol

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, house mover.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Question of the Day

Why is it that you always find the good deals when you don't have any money?

So until next time,
SFG, question asker-er.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ridge Patrol

When I first moved out here on the ridge, me and Hubby had the whole place to ourselves. I mean, there was NOBODY within a mile each way. It was great. Then came the neighbors. They moved in about 3 years ago. They bought the land next to us. Still there is at least an acre in between us. Oh, and trees, so it's not like they are setting in our laps. But, when you are use to not having anyone around, it's an adjustment.  What if  I would want to sunbath naked?(A another story for another time.LOL)What if I'm in the only bathroom and Hubby has to "go outside?"  You laugh, but it's something that you have to adjust to. lol

Anyway, the neighbor is not a bad guy. He seems to really like his kids because he brought 4 out of 5 with him. When I say kids, I mean 30 some year old adults that had to have their own houses(trailers) that he bought. Now, there is noting wrong with trailers. But when you get a bunch of them in a small area, it begins to look like a trailer park. Once again, nothing wrong with that. You just have to remember, we were use to NOBODY being out here. Adjustments.At first I was really against them moving out here. I even tried to talk them out of But now that they have been here for a few years, I guess it could be a lot worse.

Neighbor has been retired for a few years now. I think he is bored. He will take a trip around the ridge at least 3 times a day. Just to look at things. Sometimes he will ride his 4 wheeler, sometimes he drives his truck. Whatever he takes, he does it VERY slowly. lol.  Anyway, me and Hubby has got to where we call him the Ridge Patrol. He has called when we had a cow out. He has called when someone has dropped off a dog. He has even called when there was a pretty rainbow in the sky.  At first I thought of him as nosey. Now I think of him as safety. If anything happens, he will know about it. lol. It's nice to know that someone is looking out for you.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, Ridge Patrol Supporter.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Can you guess what Hubby has been doing this week? I helped. I had the hard job of taking pictures. Whew, did I work up a sweat! heehehehe

See the boy/man on the right side? That is Hubby's nephew. He said he was practicing for when he got a job with the State road crew. lol


And there we have it folks, a hole with a log stickin out of it! YEA!!!!!! Now that was work!

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl,fence builder.....uh ok,picture taker.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Before Winter

I love mornings. Just sitting here, drinking my tea, enjoying the new day. I usually sit and think about the things I need to get done that day. The more I think about it, the more I realize I shouldn't be sitting and thinking about it. I've got a lot of things to get done! I'm afraid to make a list, there might be a paper shortage if I do. lol.

With hubby going to be going to GA(that's the state of Georgia for my Aussie training, we have to get a lot of things done before he goes.  Things that we would have had all Fall to do, is cut down to only 2 or 3 weeks. One thing we HAVE to do, is get into our new house. At least in the basement. (it's a walk in basement) We won't have inside doors, or all the inside walls, but it will still be better than what we live in now. I'll find some throw rugs somewhere to put down on the concrete floor. I'm actually looking forward to it. It's going to be a challenge. lol. I haven't put any pictures up here yet of our basement. I want to do a "before and after" type of thing. lol

Another thing that we have to do is reduce our chicken "herd". We don't have as many as we did. But we still have a way to go. We did take a day and butcher a few, but it started to get so hot that the flies were getting bad. So, we decided to wait for a cooler day.

We also have to build a shelter for the goats. My goal is to get them here, instead of down at my FIL's house, before it gets too cold. (Another thing on the list!)

We have to put up the fence that was taken down when the county came and widened our road. We need to do this because the fence that they took down was for the pasture where we winter the cattle and horses.  AAAAAUUUUGGGHHHHH!!!!

And then we have to.....
And then we have to....
And then..........

My head is swimming!!!!!!

Maybe I'll just dig a hole in the grown and hibernate for the winter.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, over whelmed.

Monday, October 4, 2010


You know, I think of myself as a brave person. I'm not afraid of much of anything. When we had two snakes INSIDE our house a few years ago, I was the one that killed one. Don't even know where the other one went. It got away. That didn't bother me. When we had a rat in the house, that made me more mad than scared.  I'm not scared of the mice that visit our house every once in a while. Nope, no fear here. Except.....
when it comes to spiders.

Aaaauuggghhhh!!! I can't stand spiders! I know I'm bigger than they are. I know all I have to do is step on them. I know that a snake is more deadly than the spiders that we have around here. (We will find a black widow every once in a while.) I know all of this. I doesn't matter!  I HATE SPIDERS!

I don't know what it is about them that freaks me out. Is it the way that they walk? Just thinking about it sent a shiver up my spine. Is it the fact that they can hide almost anywhere? (Another shiver) Or is it the fact that there are so many spiders? ( Ok, double shiver) I don't know. I just don't like any of it.

When (or if) Hubby gets this new job, he will have to be gone from the house for 8 to 10 weeks. WHO will kill my spiders? I'm not going to call up my neighbor. I would be to embarrassed.

All I know is that this time of the year, the spiders bring it on themselves to give me a heart attack whenever I get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Almost EVERY TIME!!!Enough already! Then I go back and wake up Hubby so he can kill it. The good guy that he is, he doesn't complain.

The spiders that are invading us right now, are not your run-of-the-mill spiders. Ooooohhhhh NO! They are the elephant size suckers that could eat our St. Bernard.  I mean, they are HUGE!!!!! I believe that Skeeter, my weenie dog, hides in our room so that they won't take her.  No joke people! lol.

When Hubby does go out of town for his training, don't be surprised if you hear about some woman shooting a hole in her house because she was trying to kill a spider. I mean, I'm going to have to kill them some how.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, spider hunter.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Hi. My name is Small Farm Girl, and I'm addicted to spinning. There, I said it. Mind you, it's not the stationary bike kind of spinning. Oooooohhh no. You wouldn't see this body anywhere near a stationary bike. lol. No,I'm addicted to wool spinning. Crazy Sheep Lady from Punkin's Patch blog taught me how to spin wool. And....I'm addicted.

I'll tell you how it all began. This last Saturday, me and Hubby thought that we would take a drive and visit the Wool Festival in Falmouth Ky. It started innocently enough, until (da,da,da dum....)I met The Crazy Sheep Lady. She must have cast a spell on me or something. I can't get enough of this spinning! I think it needs to be ranked right up there with crack.

Anyway, we visited the festival and saw all kind of really interesting things. We saw these pumpkins made from wood.

Actually all of these things were made of wood.

This guy is making brooms. I bet many of you haven't seen that before. I know I haven't.

This is something the blacksmith had made. Hubby has decide that blacksmithing is going to be his next hobby. lol

This guy was showing people how to shear a sheep. An Islandic Sheep to be exact.

The girl in the purple hat was turning the crank for the old shears that he was using. They said that it got to be really hard to turn the crank after a while. I bet. It looked really tough.

And, this is the end results. Doesn't it look so much better? lol.

Oh, and of course, more sheep. lol

It was a wonderful day. The best festival that I have been to by far! We will be back next year! Like I said, I'm addicted.

On the way home this is the beautiful sites that we got to see. Sorry about it being blurry. That's what you get for taking a picture in a moving car.hehehhe

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, spinning addict.