Monday, November 17, 2008

Cleaning and Singing...

Ever notice how junk piles up?

Ya set things certain places and think you will get back to it and get it put away?

Well, today...I finally got around to getting things put away. Hey...I'm doing good! We've only had one blizzard so far. There won't be as much junk sitting around causing snow banks when the next one hits-LOL.

My once fabulous pot garden is reduced to just the tubs...

I'll be loading them up tomorrow and hauling them to the ranch for winter storage. Along with a few other things that don't need to sit outside all winter. It's a little strange to be raking green grass and having to go around whats left of the snowbanks.
That stack of panels leaned against the fence still has be put up. I just need a couple more days of nice weather and we can get the fence posts in and the panels set. I've got my fingers crossed that the guy who is coming to fix the waterline to the barn shows up tomorrow. It would be so nice to have water at the barn this winter, rather than have to string hoses from the house to the tank. It's one of those things you don't think twice about when it's warm, but let the first freezing temps set in and it is a pain in the butt.

And then my girl gets home from school and reminds me that tonight is the music concert. Whoops-forgot about that! It had to be rescheduled due to the blizzard.

Our tiny school has a very nice music program. This year they had enough kids to actually have a marching band again. They sounded pretty good tonight...
Megan sings in the choir...
There's my girl...
They did a nice job. But, if I could just tell the music teacher one thing...they need to get some oomph going. They started out okay, but just got quieter and quieter. I know how that goes though...no one wants their voice to be louder than anyone else's so pretty quick they are whispering.

We got some oomph from this band though...
I would have to say these are the bravest high school kids I know! It takes a lot of courage to get up and perform in front of people anyway, but these guys are hard core rock and rollers. The old people in the crowd were cringing. I'd give them an A+ for just having the courage to perform hard core rock and roll to a primarily country crowd. Rock on dudes!!

We tease mom about her pet deer, but this is just getting ridiculous...
This guy was only about a hundred yards from the house. He certainly didn't seem overly concerned as I drove up to him and stopped to take pictures...
Mom says she has never had this many big bucks around the house. There are four regulars, some young bucks and some intermediate sized ones too. It is very strange to see bucks of this size this close to the house. I guess they all got the memo that this is a safety zone. Of course, the fact that there are about 50 does that live in the yard might have something to do with it.

7 comments:

Tiller said...

Hmmmm....kinda quite on your blog...did you loose your crowd?
Love ya,
Tiller

Andrea said...

Oh man, do we ever get those junk piles around here. I call them "tresure piles". But ours never get cleaned up.

I miss having music programs. The small school where my kids go, doesn't have a single music program. It's sad.

And holy cow, Annie get your gun, that buck is huge!! It must be from all those treats your mom is feeding him!! LOL!!

kdwhorses said...

Junk piles~oh Lord don't get me started on them! Good work!

She is just beautiful!

Love the deer! LOL~safety zone! They are nice looking!

cdncowgirl said...

I have tons of "junk" piled up... but its in my house. Hubby has a bit of a shopping problem. I keep telling him to buy me horses not stuff!! lol

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Well, I supposed having all those buck hanging around is better than moose. I love visiting my childhood home, because it is in the mountains and I can see deer in the neighborhood early in the morning. If they cross the street in front of me when I am driving, they stop and stare at me before moving on. It makes my heart skip a beat because they are so majestic and beautiful -- murder on gardens, though.

Vaquerogirl said...

If I posted the pic of my pile of junk you all would never think the same good thought of me again! It is huge, and I try and try to reduce it, to no avail! sigh**

I LOve High School stuff. Something about going ot watch all theses young minds and souls inspires me in a way that nothing else does. Thanks for the reminder to go and visit the local school again!

Melanie said...

OMG!!! I will be back later on to show my husband and son your mom's "pet" deer...lol!!!

Junk piles? You should see my house, and I used to be one of those anal types with everything in its place!!!