Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Home Work

The past two months I have been home only on weekends; working five hours from home during the week is too far to commute daily. Not only am I home, I have several days 'off', yea!
Grab a cup of coffee and join me on my day.


Jerry and I enjoy a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast on these chilly mornings. Today I cooked a new hot cereal, a blend of seven grains. um mm- not so yummy, kind of slimy and gooey. Time to wash breakfast dishes.


Toss sheets and blankets in the washer.

Make the bed with clean fresh sheets, open windows and let the fresh mountain air and sunshine stream in.



Sunshine in the morning makes me happy......


It is a bit chilly this morning, not even in the 50s yet. Lets make some chocolate cookies. They're for everyone else of course, ski season is almost here and I sure don't need any cookies.





mmm mmm mmmm Maybe I'll have just one, or maybe two with a cup of coffee while I check out the news on my computer.




My #1 shadow in the house this morning. He hurt his knee jumping off the deck yesterday and is on 'bed rest' for a few days.






Feels like a chili day today.








Fry up the ground beef, onions and green peppers.








Looks pretty good, smells good, it'll simmer for the day and then be rated tonight. I plan to compete in a Chili Cook-off in January and I plan to win. We'll be eating weekly chili until I perfect my recipe. Today I tried something new, a different ingredient that was mentioned by an old friend in Illinois.









Got the wood stove clean out. Ashes were deep and things in the surrounding area covered with dust. Look at that clean glass!










Before shoveling and scrubbing!










It's noon and we have visitors. Sheesh, you never know who is going to drop by when you live in the country!












"Can I come in and play?"








"NO you can't! You are a Billy Goat and you stink!"





"Oh yeah?!"




Time for my outside work. More rain is predicted in a few days and there is still one half of a pasture needing seeded. I'll haul out seed and oats and spread it.








There are my other two shadows today.









This lower acreage will one day be more than just a pasture. My plans are to build cross country jumps and trail obstacles, it is a slow process, as it competes with other projects on a very long to-do list.










Jerry finishes up his work for the day and comes out to disc my freshly seeded land.









I wander up to the barn and tackle a few messy stalls.


It gets dark too early! It's already time to bring horses in and feed them.
Time to go in and taste that chili.
Have I mentioned that I love my days off?
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Trails!
















8 comments:

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Looks like a fine way to spend a day. Your chili looks fabulous. Good luck at the contest! : D

Michael Rawluk said...

Mmmmmm, chili.
Is the coffee ready? I will be right over.

Karen Deborah said...

Wow you have energy to spare when you are home. How many pots of coffee did you have? I miss productive days they are so satisfying. I love your cabin and you live such a great life out in the country with your man and your animals. I almost made it there but not quite so this was a great visit. Carson looks fabulous. I'm with you, no goats in the house!

Jenn said...

Oh mom, I LOVE this post! Thank you so much for sharing your day with us!

Love the goat face, btw, he's hysterical!

Coffee Bean said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! And I love that pot you have your chili in! And your cookies look awesome!

I sure hope Heaven is like your place. It is what Heaven should be for me!!!

di :) said...

thanx 4 letting me spend the day w/you (virtually anyway) :) have i given u my contest winning chili recipe? miss ya

lov Ya mom f said...

Love this post, such a great day, I enjoyed it, but I didn't get my share of chili or cookies, they did look so good. hope you win contest. that goat sure told you off, so funny. Hope dog #1, leg heals real fast. poor doggy. Sure do enjoy all your post. keep them comin... lov Ya,

DAVID said...

SO DO DOGS AND GOATS ALWAYS TRAVEL TOGETHER LIKE THAT. NO WONDER YOU WANT TO CARE A WEAPON WHEN YOU GO WALKING. THAT GOAT LOOKS MEAN. CHILLI AND COOKIES, CAN'T BEAT THAT. A COWBOYS WORK IS NEVER DONE. MISS YOU GUYS. TELL ALL HELLO.