Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Build Your Own LEGO Easter Bunny

Easter's coming.....

Last year, my kids and I put together this cute little Easter Bunny for Carter. We mailed it off in a peanut container along with a bunch of other little Easter things.

Friday, October 4, 2013

A McDonald's Breakfast at Home

Bud is mostly unfamiliar with McDonalds, but he has an uncanny love for breakfast burritos. I also enjoy breakfast burritos, but cannot and will not drive to town for burritos every morning.

Luckily, I've discovered the joy of frozen burritos in the morning. They're easy to grab in the mornings and mostly taste just as good that way as when they're fresh.

Every once in a while (when I have a stockpile of fresh eggs and peppers), I set out to make a bunch of breakfast burritos. Start by browning up some sausage.
If I don't have sausage, I substitute diced ham (it may be a little better for you anyway), which you wouldn't have to brown.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Hello October

Harvest is in progress. It's a beautiful October morning in Nebraska.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Where have you been????

I've not had a lot of time to blog lately, but I have still been taking pictures. These soybean photos were taken about 2 weeks ago - from the end of our driveway. Now, the beans are nearly all yellow or brown (though I've yet to capture that on camera).

There's been some beautiful sunrises since then.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Pedal Pulling 2013

At our county fair we have a kiddie pedal pull. The kids drive a pedal tractor pulling a sled like the "big" tractors do. The weight in the sled varies depending on the age group pulling, but it's generally a challenge.

Bud didn't want to do it, but PQ has been doing it for several years now. He got first place 2 years in a row in 2011 and 2012. Thus making him eligible for state. He went in 2011, but we couldn't make it last year.

He was prepared to try for 3 years in a row. Getting ready.
Taking off.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Back to School 2013

PQ started school yesterday. I had to leave early for meetings in Lincoln, so there's no pictures of him waiting for the bus like I usually have, but I did make him pose with his bookbag for a few.

 He was really excited even though it was cool and he had to wear pants rather than shorts.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Recovering

Well, the master's project isn't going as planned, but does any research project really work as planned. After returning from Canada, I found excessive amounts of rodent damage. I began working on an alternative plan for the plots, but then things started changing.

Things are looking up. The corn appears to have been stunted, but it's growing now, so tearing out the standing corn to plant oats got nixed. I'm back to watching the corn grow, but there's going to be some definite differences due to the rodents.
You can really see the differences in the height of the corn in my plots (not the background rows, but in the foreground and in the far left side of the above picture), and all of it was planted at the same time.
Now, onto the next dilemma. Some sort of rust.
It's always something...