Monday, February 28, 2005

February Almost Gone

Make thy face shine upon thy servant

Psalm 119:135 KJV

Well I got two more beds ready for planting this last Saturday. It was raining on Sunday so I still have two more to go. I then need to plant grazing grass in the chicken run so they will have better pasture. I am hoping to get the front pasture ready this spring for larger animals.

I got the first flowers of spring. My crocus are blooming so I took a picture of one. The tulips are up and th daylillies are growing too. I just hope we do not have another hard freeze or snow.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Wonderful Day

"Everything got started in him and finds its purpose in Him"

Colossians 1:16


It is so beautiful and sunny today ouside but still a little chilly. I got some potato seeds yesterday and cut them up last night to get them ready to get in the ground. I put them into the basement and hope it does not get too cold down there. It is traditon to put them in 14 Feburary for most of the USA but it is still a little cold here. If it does not sleet or snow this weekend I might try to get them in the ground.

I guess I should finish planning the garden because I will need to get seedlings started soon. Cabbage, carrots , beets and lettuce should be planted soon in this zone five area.

It is very slow today in the computer lab. I am only working 12-4. It is almost a waste since I drive at least 1/2 hour to get here. It is in the middle of the day also so I could not get anything done before and will need to start making dinner after.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Raimi Posted by Hello

I Wish It Were Spring

These are a couple of pictures from the Choral Concert at the High School, a picture of my Grandson, and poultry.

Kelly, Friend, and Karen

Kelly, Karen and Friend Posted by Hello
Geese Posted by Hello
Rooster Posted by Hello
Spring Posted by Hello

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Snow on Cedar Grove Posted by Hello
Stenciling on ceiling in Dining room Posted by Hello
Snow on Tractor Barn Posted by Hello


He is my rock and my salvation. He is my defense. I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory. The rock of my strength, and my refuge is in God. I trust in Him at all times.

Psalm 62:6-8


It is another very cold day today. I told pictures last night of all of the snow but have not loaded it onto the computer yet.

There is not much going on. We are still trying to save our one contract. I hope we do because it will also save some of our hours. I do not have really much to say today so I guess I will put another
joke I found on the internet. I forget what site it was. My family were Dutch Anabaptist and not Swiss who are more fundamentalist, however, I still think this is rather funny and can relate to a few fo them , so here we go:

Subject: You might be Anabaptist if: know how other people's out-of-state relatives are related to each other. can trace your family tree at least 6 ways to the same immigrant. know that Anabaptist was not the wife of John the Baptist.

...your parents weren't Muslim, but they named you Omar. think a book describing 4,000 grisly executions makes a great wedding gift.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005


Kansas Farm Joke

A Hindu, a Muslim, and a politician are traveling across the country together. In the middle of Kansas, their car breaks down, so they push it to the nearest farm to fix it, but it gets dark by then. They ask the farmer if they can spend the night, and he says, 'Yup. We goats us a guest bed that will hold two of yer, but one of y'all gonna have to sleep in the barn.'
The travelers agree to this and the Hindu volunteers to sleep in the barn. The politician and the Muslim go up to the guest room and start to get ready for bed, but five minutes later, they hear a knock on the door. Its the Hindu, who says, 'Guys, I was lying down to go to sleep, but then I see this cow near me, and my religion won't allow me to sleep under the same roof as a cow.'
The Muslim understands, so he volunteers, but five minutes later, when the Hindu and politician are getting ready for bed, there's another knock on the door. It's the Muslim, and he says, 'Hey, I'm truly sorry, but I was going to sleep when this pig started oinking near me, and my religion won't let me sleep near a pig.'
The politician finally agrees to sleep in the barn, although a little reluctantly. Five minutes later, there's another knock on the door. It's the cow and pig.

We are having a lot of snow today. They are saying we are going to get about two to four inches. It looks like it just might get that high. I am starting to worry about driving home now because when I get to Dickerson County they do not plow the roads very much where I live, if at all. At least the wind does not seem to be blowing very hard so there shouldn't be a lot of snow drifts. That gets me stuck faster than anything. Drifts and ice on hills. When I get back home I take a picture of all of the snow. It should be very pretty out there today.

It is a very slow day today. Surprise. Surprise. All I have done today so far is bring a recoup to finance and put some recoups in the database. That took about 2 hours and now I am very bored. I guess I should stop complaining because at least I have somewhat of a job or jobs. March 1 may be another story since both of the contracts I work on are coming up for renewing their contracts. I hope the computer lab does not go to 5 month contracts too because that would be very bad for my financial security.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Barn Picture Posted by Hello

Wet and gloomy day in Kansas-Picture from side porch Posted by Hello
Picture from side porch on rainly day Posted by Hello

Friday, February 04, 2005

DUCKs Posted by Hello

It's Friday

The old believe everything. The middle aged suspect everything. The young know everything.


It is a great day today. It got up to 64 degrees. Yahoo, almost a heatwave for this time of year. A co-workers bulbs are coming up I will have to check mine because I might need to put straw on top if it freezes again.

If the weather is still great I should be able to work on the farmette this weekend. I still need to get another duck house built. I want to build one that I will be able to move around. The ducks were impossible to get out of the chicken coop this morning because it was still dark outside when I had to open up before I went to work. They make too much of a mess anyway with the water.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

It's February

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteouness

First John 1:9 NKJV


This is my B- day month and although I am working that day I plan on going out to eat somewhere. I will just have to decide between seafood and Chinese food.

It has been un uneventful day so far today. I have been contacting the teachers at my girl's school since their grades are falling. I will have to work on that.

It is very slow in the computer lab today because a lot of clients are leaving today. I still do not know what is going to happen with the EAU contract. The funding ends in March and I have no word if it is renewing yet. Although I only work there 14 hours per week at EAU if they cut EAU and my boss works this contract full time I am afraid I will end up with only about 4 hours a day. That means about 20 hours a week unless I get some weekend hours too. So I am rather nervous and tired of the EAU contract since it gets renewed every 5 months rather than 1-3 years. I have gone from 40 hours in September to 14 this month with EAU.

Anyways, I have been looking for jobs elsewhere around here to apply for. The government is doing cut-backs everywhere it seems. The company I work for has the same job in Southern California but it is around $4.00 less in pay. This does not make sense to me. It it is still available I might apply and ask for a higher pay scale. There is no way to rent an apartment and everything for wage they have posted on the company web site.