Valentine's Day was a little chilly and breezy, but nice.
Anything without six inches of snow is nice, to me.
This little guy greeted us as we got to the park to walk.
On the way home, I passed the long driveway where I often saw deer and turkeys during the
summer and fall. Every Saturday and Sunday, they have farm fresh eggs for sale here, and
farm honey. I only had a little money on me, so I got a dozen eggs.
The honey looked wonderful, and I hope to get some this week.
Here are the eggs, in a comparison with eggs I bought at the commissary
The eggs on the right I paid 1.93 at the commissary at Fort Leavenworth, last
The eggs on the left are the farm fresh eggs at 3.00.
"Cage free" egg on the left, farm fresh on the right.
I have not cracked the farm fresh yet to
check the yolks, and I will take a picture when I do.
We use a lot of eggs here.
I left early Monday morning to run out to church for Lenten Adoration (on Mondays during Lent).
What did I see but a flock of geese by this big pond about two miles from our house, with three different kinds of geese!
There were snow geese, Canadian geese, and do you see the dark-body/white necks?
Blue geese, which is a mutation of snow geese!
(Thank you again, Friend Jill)
Within an hour, these birds had moved on.
I am looking every day now for flocks of the smaller ducks.
I could not get any closer to two turkeys I saw out in a field. Way out!
And when we got closer to home, there were only Canadians on the farm pond around the
corner from our street.
We did have a bump in our day.
This is Keith's GMC truck, which we got new in 2006.
He was not hurt, it was a miracle. He swerved to avoid an animal in the road, and went down a steep
The truck, as you see, is totaled. The window broke and the windshield cracked, but
oddly enough, the airbags did not deploy.
We have a loaner, and Keith is looking at used vehicles this afternoon at
the car dealership we like... we have decided to follow Dave Ramsey's advice and
not buy new again.
After I picked him up and took him to get his loaner car, I ran over to the Boling Grange to
get a dinner at the Soup Social benefiting Little Stranger Church.
The water tower used to stand in a "v" of land in the middle of an intersection on a winding road.
It was hit by straight line winds and knocked over a few years ago, and rebuilt in the pasture, off the road.
This is pronounced "Balling".
Here's the grange, and I did not stay long enough to take a picture inside:
Pretty modern looking.
They had a good turnout, and added to the coffers for the restoration of
the little old church on the hill.
They also have received some grants to commence the work.
Here's Keith enjoying some hot soup when I got home.
It hit the spot, because I finished it for him. Homemade bread and
pie rounded the meal out.
There will be another Pie Social in June in support of the church.
Today, I'd also like to mention the change in one of my favorite blogs,
featured on our sidebar for many months.
Michaele Oleson of Sprout"N"Wings farm in Nebraska is
moving from her farm to Topeka, Kansas, and the blog is
no longer open for readership.
Michaele was the kind lady who gave us Kody and Kacey,
our two Nigerian dwarf goats that we sadly lost to botched
neutering. Her blog was informative and so interesting, and
we will miss it, but we wish her best of luck
in her new endeavors!