"Quit hanging on to the handrails... Let go. Surrender. Go for the ride of your life. Do it everyday"

Friday, April 26, 2013

Celebrating National Parks Week

This week is National Parks Week so I am celebrating this week by trying to hit a couple of different National Park sites.  We don't live super close to any "official" National Parks, but there is an awesome National Parks Foundation website that you can go to, to find National Parks, monuments, battlesites, riverways, lakeshores etc., that are close to you.  I happened to find several different sites that are close to me, at least within a few hours drive. Yay!  Last weekend the family and I went to Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site and then this weekend I am going to another site to finish the week off right.  I had hoped to have a more detailed post to put up for everybody but it did not happen this week.  I did still want to give a shout out to the Junior Ranger program though, because I happen to LOVE it and want you to check it out too!

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Celebrating Earth Day Farmer Style

We don't normally do a whole heck of a lot for Earth Day.  Mostly it is because I try to do things for the earth on regular basis so I don't think to do "special" things for Earth Day.  This year though was a beautiful day, so we decided to celebrate Earth Day and get something done that needed to be done.  This year my husband took out the discer(not sure that is spelled correctly) and dug up the ground for our garden.  The fun thing about being a farmers wife is that stuff like that is FUN because of the BIG equipment we have for farming that we get to use.  How about this for a quick way to churn up your garden...

Earth Day discing

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Photo Friday - Toes In the Sand

Springtime in the midwest is hard to come by these days.  It has been so cold and rainy and just plain nasty the last several days that my mind wants to go back to here.
Glen Haven Beach Michigan

Funny thing is summertime isn't even my favorite time of the year, but I'm dying for some sun and warmth.  I don't need shorts weather yet, but tee shirt and jeans sounds just fabulous. 

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Photo Friday-Can't Keep My Head Up

Puppies are just about the absolute most adorable things ever!  Siberian huskies even more so in my humble opinion haha!  This is my Photo Friday picture of "at rest".  Look at this adorable little guy!
photo friday at rest
It had been such a gorgeous day out, that we had the puppies out running around.  They had so much fun, but it just plumb tuckered them out.  This guy couldn't stay awake any longer!  Sure enough, about two minutes after I took this picture his head fell down.  He startled awake for about two seconds and then was out again.  Love it!

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Tri-State Travel Thursday - New Salem

This is the first of a monthly installment of local areas of interest.  I live near the tri-state area, which for me is Iowa, Missouri and Illinois.  Therefore it is very easy for me to pop over into any of these states to hit cool places, local festivals, and family friendly fun.  My first post will be on New Salem, Illinois, which is near Springfield.
Obviously they are big on Abraham Lincoln here. 

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