Thursday, January 31, 2019


With it being 1 degree outside and with the wind it feels even colder, I had to put something on without snow in it.  Hope you enjoy these unusual buildings.  What is the temperature where you are? 

Wednesday, January 30, 2019



1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
2 Tbsp butter
2 cups noodles, cooked and drained
1 can mushroom soup ( 1 1/4 cups)
1 can tuna
1/4 cup Cheddar cheese

Cook onion and green pepper in butter until soft.  Combine with cooked\ noodles, soup and tuna.  Pour into 1 1/2 quart casserole, top with cheese.  Bake at 400 degrees about 30 minutes or until top is lightly browned.  You can also use salmon instead of tuna, if you like.

Martha is Bishop Joseph's wife.  She and Jean are close friends.

If you live where the cold weather is coming, please take care of yourself and stay warm.  If you do not hear from me, that means we lost our power, which we might with the wind - again maybe we won't.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Do you every have one of those situations that everyone thought someone else did it and no one did it?  That's what happened to me the week of the snow storm.

Anna and I heard that the big storm was coming - but you don't always know whether to believe the weather man or not.  But just to be on the safe side I ran a rope from the house to the barn - just in case it was true and it got deep or windy, I would hang on the rope.  Well that time, the weatherman was right.  Friday night wasn't bad, but when we woke on Saturday, it had really come down.  I went to head to for the barn and I hardly made it out the door.  Being a small person, I was almost to my waste in snow.  All Anna and I could think was we had to get to get to the barn and milk the cows.  Anna went out and tried to reach the barn, but she got about as far as I did, but had to come back.

There was an agreement with our children that one of them would clean out our driveway and the path to our barn in a snow storm.  Anna and I were sure one of them would show up, but no one did.  I asked Anna if she thought I should use my cell phone.  I have only for the fire calls so I can go to the firehouse or an emergency.  Anna said this is an emergency. If I couldn't reach the barn none of my children would be able to make the shanty to answer the phone so that put them out.  So I called John and Dottie our car drivers that live next door - I know they have a snow blower.  John informed me that their blower doesn't work and I can hear Dottie saying she told him to buy a new one.  So if I found someone to do our driveway to have them do theirs.  We waited, no one came from our family.

Got on the phone and called Jean's house.  She said Michael and David were out plowing, but she would see if Thomas was still home and if he was she would send him.  We asked if he could do John and Dottie's too.  She called him back and then us back and said yes.  About 15 minutes later Thomas showed up.  He did John and Dottie's first, then he remembered the senior people across the street and did theirs and then he came and did ours.  When he got done, he knocked on the door and said lets get your milking done - bet those cows can't wait.  So he and I did the milking on the poor cows.  We were about three hours later milking than I usually am.

Anna had breakfast ready when we came inside.  Thomas had eaten at home but ate at our house, too.  All of us tried to pay him, but he wouldn't accept it.  He said Anna's breakfast was enough.
He came back again that day and plowed.

It really snowed Saturday night, but when I got up for milking, I was all plowed out.  Thomas came through us that day to make sure the three of us were cleared out.  Monday, I was cleared out, too.

When I finally got together with some of my children, they said well I thought the other was coming so we didn't come.  They felt bad when they found out no one came to help us out.  Well, now they don't have to come because I have hired Thomas for the winter.  Oh, and on Monday morning when the stores opened, Dottie made John go buy a new snow blowers.  So now we got double protection.

The sign above is one that is on some of the back roads in our area.  Thought you would appreciate it this time of year.

Trust God's Wisdom,

Sunday, January 27, 2019


 Hope you enjoy the silos. My problem with not having posts every day is that I am running our of pictures and haven't been out driving lately.  The last time I was going out toward Elmer's and Jean's area Elmer called and told me not to come - that was when we had the snow storm and the roads were terrible by them.  Elmer is going to do a post on that weekend.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019


This time I have trees in the background in the top three.  The last one is winter flowers.  Sorry I haven't more pictures but my car is still buried in the backyard from the snow storm we had.  Hope to get it out today.

Friday, January 18, 2019


These pictures go back to Pirates Weekend in our town last August.  With all the snow that is suppose to come in our area, maybe these will let us know that Spring will be here in a few months. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019


Here are some pictures that were in the Palmyra Public Library.  There are so many different ones.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019


I ran into some lamas while I was driving around.  Think I may have had them out a while back, but thought they were nice to see again.

Monday, January 14, 2019


Elmer and Jean say that their fields go to rest during the winter.  So I went to get pictures of the fields at rest during this winter.

Friday, January 11, 2019

MAIL BOXES - For 2019

Thought I would get something different on today.  I have had them on before but not for a long time.  A few of them are not too clear because of the sun out, but I'm not going to complain about sun.