Sunday, May 30, 2010

New Look...

Saturday was a productive day for us! We're still waiting on the shutters for the front of the house but I think that will happen Wednesday! We got tons done...most boxes put away...things hung on some walls...ready for a cook-out tonight! Makin' Shish-Ka-Bobs and Strawberry cake!!! Who needs more than that?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Are you Kidding me??

Boy am I getting a lesson on snakes! I have to look them up to make sure they aren't poisonous! McKenzee, Keegen, and Mac came by tonight for a visit...they came to the front door and all I could hear was her screaming...SNAKE! I expected to open the door and find a HUGE snake that was about to eat her...Keegen was already past it and waiting on my doorstep without a fear in the world! I had to tell him over and over that he couldn't pick snakes up because we don't know if they will hurt him. He was dying to get his hands on it!
Here is what I saw when I opened the door:

Ready to STRIKE...Be really scared!!

Had to give you a visual of how BIG the snake really was! Yes...that's a penny!

Underside of the snake!

The species name is Southern Ringneck Snake, Diadophis punctatus punctatus. It is very small, rarely reaching more than a foot long. The baby snakes, which hatch from eggs, are extremely tiny, and about only four inches long.

General description: The aptly named ringneck has a bright band around its neck. Its back is black or slate-gray and its belly is yellow or orange.

Size: The ringneck snake grows to be 10 to 15 inches long.

Fun facts
Ringneck snakes are most active at dusk. In very hot weather they may only come out at night. When approached by predators, they coil their tails, exposing its brightly colored underside.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sticky Traps DO work!

This country life is wearing on me!! I can handle the bugs and I can even tolerate the spiders (on the trap)...BUT...this one has GOT to GO!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I know it's a small snake BUT... maybe I should invest in a Giant Sticky Trap...I'm just wondering where it's Momma is??

ps...Kam, I found this right after you left...close to the frog! :)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


^There used to be a tin horn here!^

Water running over the other tin horn

Talked the hubby into a walk tonight to see if there was any damage to our fences. Weathering out the storms in the country is a little different than in town! TV goes out...Can't hear the siren...Electricity goes out...good thing for a Safe Room...but knowing when to go there is a different story!

The creek in the pictures is directly behind our house and we can hear it running from our bedroom...kind of soothing! It did a little damage to our tin horns but it's fixable! We've never seen it as full as it is! I'm ready for some peaceful sleepful nights! I know I'll get used to it but...WOW...I need sleep!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Way to go Mitchell!! OSU Graduate 2010!!

Mitchell...we're SO proud of you! I can't believe it's been 4 years since you walked across the stage graduating from High School in your white Valedictorian gown! Now you've graduated from college with a degree: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Accounting! What an accomplishment!!! You can officially say your an OSU Alumni!!! We love you and can't wait to see what the future holds for you! AND the best part're moving back to your home town to work...close to us!!!! :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Farm Livin'...

Seriously!!!!!!!!! Are you kidding me....rodants already!!! I thought...oh'll make a good blog post so I grabbed the camera!!
Hey least it's not a FROG!!!!! :o)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

We're Moved In & Fire pit almost complete for Summer!

View from my bedroom window at 7am! I don't know what it was about it but...I had to grab the camera! I think it was the fact of nothing next door except God's beauty!

Can't wait to relax and enjoy cooking out and lighting up the fire pit!