Beautiful Day on the Farm

Even though it’s 11 degrees out it’s still beautiful with the blue skies and sun!

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You can’t tell but the horses have worked a small area in the pasture after each snow fall and it’s actually about 3 feet higher than the actual ground. If they step off into the snow that’s not worked they sink almost up to their bellies.

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Poor Blue the goat wanted to come see me at the chicken coop and realized it was over his belly so he turned around and went back to the trail I made for them to use to walk around.

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Al and Oreo thought it best to hang in their house and peek their heads out rather than venture out!

Stuff

We took a rare family trip to Cleveland this weekend for 4 hockey games for the boy.  I say “rare” because it’s not very often we take these trips as a family as one of us will stay home to care for the animals especially in the winter when everything is more work because of the cold and snow.  We were only gone for 1 night.

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I took these pictures of the things I had packed for an overnight stay and the “baggage” the tween queen packed.  She had more packed for one night then the rest of the family combined.  This picture does not include her purse, blanket, pillow and 2 favorite stuffed animals.

I remember those days being a teen and into my 20’s and early 30’s thinking I needed all of my “stuff”, yearning for more stuff that others had, and always thinking this stuff is good, but I need a few more things for my “stuff” collection to be complete.

Funny how as you get older the needs and desires for more stuff starts to fade away.  The stuff I need now does not store in bags or drawers.  My stuff consists of my family, clothing, and a good book.

I no longer yearn for better stuff.  I am content with the stuff I have.  I think I am growing up :-)

Easiest Meatloaf

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Sometimes taking a shortcut is the only way to go.

This meatloaf is one of those shortcut meals.

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1 lb of ground beef (turkey works as well and venison/pork)

1 packet of onion soup mix (any brand is fine)

Mix all together and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until cooked through.

The flavor is fabulous and you won’t have any leftovers!!

Niagara Falls

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We live 15 minutes away from Niagara Falls.  Here are some pictures of what it looks like right now with the pictures from last spring.  The first set of pictures is the Falls.

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The second set is a picture of the rapids leading up to the Falls.

It’s an amazing sight to see so I wanted to share it.  You can find more pictures on our local news stations page

here:  Niagara Falls Frozen