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FIRST POST FOR 2017

Posted by Paul on January 23, 2017 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, here it is near the end of January, 2017, Monday the 23rd. time is going by so fast anymore, can't keep up. It's been a rather wet winter, a little snow now and then but mostly rain. Probably will have a bumper crop of weeds in the spring. Should be good for the fruit trees and our new blackberry vines. Cool and windy and rainy today.

    Had a great time at the 65th class reunion. One sad note. Classmate, Neil Hermen posponed a heart operation to be able to come to the reunion. He came up and gave me a ride to the party. He went back home, had his operation but never made it out of ICU. He passed away about a week or so after the operation.

I posted some pictures but, for some reason several of my albums on this site aren't showing the pictures. Will have to check into that.

        I will catch up on this later.

ODDS AND ENDS FOR SEPT. 2016

Posted by Paul on August 26, 2016 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

AUGUST 26, 2016;

   How time flies, this is the first post for 2016. Been a little lazy about keeping up this website. Not many people seem to be interested in it anymore. Oh, well, such is life.

     Grew some corn again this year. Tried some different varieties but wasn't much impressed by any of them. Probably go back to some old tried and true varieties next year.

     Neighbor gave me some blackberry plants. Got them planted today. Have had some nice little rains the past week or so. The monsoon started late this year.

      I will be going back to Ohio September 13th to attend my high school graduating class 65th reunion. Had 45 in our class, only 19 of us left now. Will try to remember to post some pictures of the trip when I get back.

   That's all for now.

October 2015

Posted by Paul on October 4, 2015 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

        Well here it is, the year 3/4 gone and nothing done yet. I did get 6 rows of sweetcorn planted. Ate a lot, froze some, gave a lot away to friends and the local food bank. The fair started late this year, 1st of October. They finally had to move back into the old, original fair grounds in Prescott after about 10 years of messing around in other spots in the county. Consequently all my produce was ate up by the time it got going so didn't have anything to enter.

         Went back to Ohio the last of July to attend the family reunion of our mothers side of the family, the Buschers. Cherie, Danny and Lisa came from Illinois and Paul and his brood came down from Grand Rapids to attend. Two cousins from Iowa and their wives came too. Had a good time seeing old cousins and some I hadn't seen since we were babies.  

          Seemed strange without Sister Eleanor there.  A year has passed since she passed away. So now I have one sister left, Elsie Jean, in Muncie Indiana. Of course brother Jack is still on his 10 or so acres of the old Lenox Diemer farm. I stayed with Jack and Caryl while I was there for the week.

    That's all for now.

FALL 2014

Posted by Paul on October 6, 2014 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

October 6, 2014

Haven't posted anything this year till now. Lost one of my remaining sisters, Eleanor,  in August to pancreatic cancer. Got to visit her in the nursing home while she was still able to enjoy a visit. Praise God she didn't have to suffer to long like here husband did several years ago.

Had a good garden, six rows of corn gave us plenty to eat and give away. Enetered four items in the county fair and got four ribbons, one "Honorable mention" and 3 1st place blue ribbons plus a large blue "Best of Class" ribbon. Still harvesting some Anastazy beans an small red sweet peppers. One squash and one pumpkin still growing.

Thanksgiving week 2013

Posted by Paul on November 24, 2013 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, here it is, the 24th of November, 2013. I haven't even started on my Christmas "news Poem" yet. Been kind of busy helping around the house as Shirley took a fall about 3 weeks ago and her back and hip are still very painfull, hope the doctor can figure something out for her when she sees him on Wednesday. Thanksgiving will be rather quiet at our house. We are just cooking up a couple of Turkey drumsticks, make some dressing and mased potatoes and gravy and dish it up with thankfulness for our blessings.

If anybody sees this, hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving

AUGUST, 2013

Posted by Paul on August 17, 2013 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, the corn harvest is in. Gave a lot away, gave some to the Chino Food Bank, ate a lot, froze some and the over ripe ears we gave to friends horses. All in all a fruitfull crop for just 4 rows of corn. The Anasazi beans are producing well too.

       Not sure what we will do next year, probably plant some more after amending the garden soil over the winter. My automatic watering system worked well all summer.

That's all for now.

SPRING 2013

Posted by Paul on April 6, 2013 at 2:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Spring, 2013, warm but windy today, the 5th day of April. Was going to burn some grass and weeds out of the fence line but fire department says "No, No, to windy today". So I am just hanging around the house picking up the clutter in the computer room. Actually that could become a career in itself.

    If anyone sees this, have a good day

SUMMER IN ARIZONA

Posted by Paul on June 29, 2012 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

HOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!, HOT !!!!!!, HOT !!!!!!!!!! 8):o

       102 TODAY, FRIDAY 6/29/2012,  on the back porch. Had a nice visit with an old friend we hadn't seen for a couple of years. She came about 9:30 and stayed till 2:30.

       The corn and beans are growing fine. I think the hot days are holding them back some but most of the corn is knee high now. The old saying on the farm was "Corn should be knee high by the 4th of July." So we're a few days ahead of that.

That's it for now.

SUMMER IN ARIZONA

Posted by Paul on June 29, 2012 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

HOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!, HOT !!!!!!, HOT !!!!!!!!!! 8):o

       102 TODAY, FRIDAY 6/29/2012,  on the back porch. Had a nice visit with an old friend we hadn't seen for a couple of years. She came about 9:30 and stayed till 2:30.

       The corn and beans are growing fine. I think the hot days are holding them back some but most of the corn is knee high now. The old saying on the farm was "Corn should be knee high by the 4th of July." So we're a few days ahead of that.

That's it for now.

FALL/WINTER

Posted by Paul on December 3, 2011 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, winter is trying to sneak in now on the third of December 2011.

As my Dad used to say"We'll just do like they do in Denmark when winter comes, we'll just leave it come."

Hope everyone has plenty of firewood chopped and stashed away. Take down the screens and put up the storm windows, dig out the ear muffs and mittens and settle down for a long cozy winter.

Cheers to everyone


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