Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cheap Outing


I’m learning Windows 7 with this new computer, and getting frustrated because I’m old (not that old though…lol) and so used to my old system.  Give me time and I will adapt!

We woke this morning to rain, well needed rain for this state.  In our local area, in the last 5 days, we have received 4 inches of rain, hallelujah!!!!

Today was one of those days where we needed to get outside and enjoy the wildlife in a common location.  The yearly Oklahoma Wildlife Expo was held at the Lazy “E” Arena this weekend.  A wonderful place to bring little ones and even the old farts like me, lol….  Everything was free, except for special snacks/food from venders.

I took a pictures, and thought I would share a few with you, enjoy!

Large cross on the side of the road to Expo

I captured this canoe for Kymber and Jambaloney, lol.....


Redtail Hawk in training
Hellgramite
Making bows by hand
All types of snakes
 
Pheasant
 
Turtles

 
Flint Knapping
Bow and Arrow Shooting

Saturday, September 29, 2012

This and That


It seems like everything happens in the pattern of three...........

First, it was our son, he had surgery completed on his hand. Update, after one week, stitches were removed. Xrays taken, hand starting to adapt to all the metal inside. Doctor placed a permanent cast until we see the doctor again where he will remove a couple of pins.

Second, Bulldog Man injured in the head by tools falling from a shelf in a large home improvement store. Update, head still slightly sore. No more evidence of bruise and no longer with headache.

Third, yes.......third :-( . The darn computer decided it wanted to die. Update, Bulldog Man attempted to revive the computer. After trying everything, the computer was successfully used as target practice :-) We had no choice but to invest in a new computer.

I'm back, working on a new computer system. Please bare with me if the fonts and setup are different from the one I previously used.

News from the home front.........

It's been raining for the last several days continously, providing approximately 2 - 3 inches of water to our dried out grass and trees. The grass looks vibrant green now. Yes, when it stops raining we're going to have to cut the grass again. I won't complain, the property actually looks nice with the green grass compared to the burnt crap.

For the first time, this morning we actually slept in until 10:00 AM, this is truly not usual for us. I jumped out of bed, ran to the kitchen to put the crock pot on to start our country boneless beef ribs so they would be ready for this evening's dinner. Prepped the ribs with garlic salt, pepper, beef broth and beer. Left them in the crock pot until 5:45 PM. Cooked just right, the ribs were just falling apart. To compliment the ribs, we had corn on the cob and baked beans. Everything was delicious, sorry, no pictures of the meal.

I also made some more banana bread with the over-ripen bananas for the freezer, but it never made it to the freezer. Several pieces were cut for our late breakfast; only half of the loaf remains.

We, I mean I.....had been craving carmel covered apples with salted peanuts; no I'm not pregnant. I ran into town and purchased some carmel chips, salted peanuts, and apples, to make carmel apples to satisfy my craving. 




Monday, September 24, 2012

“BUMPS IN THE ROAD”

It just pisses ticks me off when our President insinuates that the assassination of an Ambassador and 3 Americans is just a “bump in the road”.   There are riots going on in Pakistan, Israel needs our support and is not getting it, a nuclear weapon is nearly completed by Iran, our military members are training Afghanistan security forces and are being killed by the Afghan members; all of this is just a “bump in the road?”    
Sounds like items that need to be addressed, or do you think these items are just a “bump in the road?”  Or is our President lost on the yellow brick road?

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Family - Bread

In my heart, family comes first over blogging. I took several days away from Blogger for several reasons. Bulldog Man was injured while shopping at one of the major chain hardware stores (I won’t mention the name of the specific store).  He removed a large hitch wrench from the display to purchase and while looking at the wrench the entire display of wrenches toppled down hitting my husband in the temple and forehead, causing my husband to get dizzy, and see stars.  I must say one of the employees of the store was there immediately helping, unlike the manager.  Then our son, Tank had surgery on the palm of his hand, requiring a steel plate, screws, pins and wires to put him back together (kind of sounds like the scarecrow on The Wizard of Oz).  The last several days have been hectic, dealing with doctors, hospitals and stress.  I would like to thank all of my blogger friends for the support, well wishes and prayers.   
On a lighter note, I’ve found a recipe for banana bread that is so good, it will make you want to jump up and slap your Mama J  Bahahahahahaha!!!!! 

Sorry about blurry picture.

Banana Banana Bread
(Found under Allrecipes.com by Shelley Albeluhn)
Ingredients
2 cups all – purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas



Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, lightly grease a 9x5 loaf pan. In large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.  In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar.  Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture, stir just to moisten. Pour batter into loaf pan.  Baked in preheated oven for 50 – 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, and then turn out onto a wire rack.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Family


A family emergency is in progress, I will be back to the blogging world during or after the weekend. 



*Pic sources: scenicreflections.com

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Window Washer Fluid - Make Your Own



I’ve found directions on how to make your own window washer fluid on a website called http://www.diynatural.com/

Yet another way to become cost effective at home, make your own window washer fluid for your vehicle!!!  This is not like the commercial windshield washer that is poisonous because it is NOT made with methanol.

Non-toxic Windshield Wiper Fluid
1 empty (clean) gallon jug
8 oz rubbing alcohol
1 oz liquid castile soap
Water
Pour the rubbing alcohol into the empty jug. Fill the jug with water, leaving room for the soap. Slowly add the soap to the jug. Cap the jug and gently tip upside down a few times to mix ingredients.  Pour windshield wiper fluid into the windshield fluid compartment under the car hood.





*Picture from Flickr.com

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Welcome - Join - Thank You



I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome SR at  West TX at Heart (I am not able to hyperlink and locate a blog for SR at this time). Thank you for joining my blog.  Glad to have you following my blog, please sit back and enjoy the ride.

Pic Source: Texas Studies.org

Monday, September 10, 2012

Red Rock

Bulldog Man and I spent Sunday morning down at Red Rock State Park in Hinton, Oklahoma.  I just love spending time outdoors.  Last year, we spent several days at this park tent camping and had a blast.  Several forms of wild life came to visit while camping (eagle, turkey and a fox). We took some pictures of the park when we went out Sunday and I decided to share them with you.
Took a snap shot of this pirate flag and cute tear drop trailer.

Kymber and Jambaloney, look fish!!!!!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Welcome - Join - Thank You

I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome 1st Man at Two Men and a Little Farm. Thank you for joining my blog.  Hey Blogger friends, check out this blog, you won’t be disappointed.   Glad to have you following my blog, please sit back and enjoy the ride.





*Picture from BrowseWallPaper.com

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Local Community Fair


Strange weather last night ended up dropping the temperature this morning to low 50’s and the highs in the upper 70’s.  With this kind of weather, it makes for a beautiful evening to head out to the local community fair.  The temperature was extremely comfortable to walk through the fair grounds and not smell the animals from a distance. Bulldog Man and I drove down to the fairgrounds and walked around for a little while.  Here are a few pictures of our small community fair, enjoy!