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Thursday, April 8, 2010

I'm Baaaack.....

Where have I been since last Friday? Gone 10 hours drive away, to Wisconsin for Easter, with DH and DD1, to meet her future in-laws, and see where she is planning to make a life with MrFarmer... 8-)
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First I must say a "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to DD1 who turned the big "25" today!!!! 8-)
All of DD1's future in-laws surprized us with this early birthday treat on Easter Sunday, since we were all together...
Delicious cheesecakes!! 8-)

This darling little barn-cat took to me that day for some reason, and followed me/us around like a dog the whole time we were there...
It tried to be a "stowaway" for the ride home!!
...did I mention I am not a cat person? 8-)

There were even 2 Easter calves born on Sunday! Two males... The one in the photo was born while we were doing the dishes... 8-)

This is Mr Farmer's grandparents' 80 year old farmhouse that will be renovated for them to live in when married.
You should see the beautiful woodwork in there!!!
It is going to be wonderful when done!!!
I am sooooo jealous!!!

This is the barn!
I couldn't believe how many dairy farms there were to be seen in Wisconsin!!! Like 3 to 6 every mile we drove it seemed!!! GOT MILK!? ...GOT CHEESE!?! 8-)
Wisconsin does, and how!!! 8-)

Milking time!
We had never seen a "dairy parlor" and how they operate. It was very interesting! Here DH (center) is helping with evening chores... DD1 (red babushka) knows here way around this setup quite well! She really surprized us, especially since she has always hated (smelly and dirty) disliked farms...
Mr Farmer, her teacher, in the yellow...

Yup! That is me!
Someone had to "muck out" the barn after milking...
Since I chose not to do any of the milking (beyond proving, with a squirt of milk by hand, that I could), I got "voluntold" to do so...
So mucking out the barn I did! 8-)
Don't I look like a natural!?! lol!
Like the fancy boots? 8-)

Here, I am just showing you a bit of the overland flooding from the Red River that happens out our way most Springs lately... It wasn't as bad as last year, as this year the roads were open for me to take the normal way home from the USA... We took an alternate route going down, bit it takes more driving time...
This photo was taken on a bridge. The water was covering the bottom of it...

... in case you are wondering, I did some more retail therapy on the way home... Mill End Textiles in Fargo, and Joann's in Grand Forks... I shall show you later what goodies I bought! 8-)

Happy stitchings!
Myra

13 comments:

Lurline said...

All so romantic and exciting! That farmhouse will be HEAVEN!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Bec said...

What a fantastic trip Myra! DD1s new home is going to be gorgeous when renovated...I love old homes. My ds1 (9yrsold) has been doing some voluntary work on a nearby dairy here in Australia, eye opening places!

LiaL said...

What a great weekend you had, Myra! And how exciting for DD1 to move to a dairy farm - such an adventure for her! And a great place for you and hubby to plan regular visits. I'm sure there are a ton of quilters in "dairyland" who can steer you to the best stores.

Kathie said...

Congrats!
so exciting and a great place to move to...what a cute house, bet its going to be amazing when they are done renovating it.
oh I bet there are some wonderful quilt shops there...
Kathie

Dresden Quilter said...

Glad to hear you had such a great time. The picture with you and the cat looks great!You will have to show us pictures of the farmhouse when it is all finished.

Zlaty said...

Wow you look like a farm girl! :))

Looks beautiful and sound like a great trip!

Have a great day!

call me crazy said...

You look like a natural Myra! :-) What a fun trip!~ and shopping too!! LOL Have a happy day!

Quilterrits said...

I'm so proud of you for embracing new things, and DD1 as well. I always said I'd never have children, and here I am at 45 with a 1 yr old and an 8 yr old, you know my wonderful DH of almost 10 years talked me into it:) I also added 2 more PHDs to my list this week, will put them on my list later!

Brenda G

Brenda said...

How exciting!!! I have always thought I would love to have and live on a farm. 10 hours sounds like a long drive. That kitty may change your mind on being a cat person...maybe?

Sipiweske Quilts said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip . . . new experiences and all! Are you going to wear the boots tomorrow to the quilt show? Have a great weekend. - Marlene

Guðrún said...

Belated happy birthday to your DD.It seems you had fun mucking out the barn.

Annemiek said...

Wow! You really look like a genuin farmgirl..:) It does remind me, however, of an episode of "Dirty Jobs" haha!!
The pic of you and the cat is really nice. (It's said that cats are attracted to none-cat people)
I hope DD will be very happy with her farmer in that great house!

Julie said...

ooo I saw the milking photo and thought you might have popped over to our little town without letting me know. Love the boots. Cows over here don't have the pleasure of spending much time in sheds so not much mucking out which could be a good thing. Better go wash my hubby's milking clothes.