Wednesday, April 16, 2014

30DoB (Day 16)


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This year for Lent I really didn't put a lot of thought into it. I suppose you could say I continued my journey of giving up pop but in all honesty I really have been incredibly distracted and giving up something wasn't on the top of my list. I suppose you could say I gave up being a complainer as lately my attitude about where I'm at in life has changed a lot.

Last year for Lent I specifically noted a few things I really wanted to focus on. I really wanted to un-install facecreep on my phone, to work on more core workouts and to stop being rude or gossiping about others. I honestly feel like I'm improving on those habits still today, I've still not been able to uninstall fcreep but in my defense I do almost all my business on there so I have to keep it. As for working out I'm still trying to get better but it's all about a lifestyle change at this point for me. I'm wanting to fix it, but it takes time to create new habits. 

Sorry today's a short post, I sucked at even thinking of things that I'd like to give up. I don't need a holiday to really give things up, I choose to do them on a daily basis if needed. 

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What'd you guys give up? Anything cool or fun that you suggest I try too? I'm always up for a good challenge!!

RULES:
1. Follow your hosts Keeping Up With Kelsey & Every Girl Like Me
2. Follow your weekly co-hosts Crystal Michelle's Mess & Keeping Up With Ashley & Cody
(PS- We still have a few spots available for NEXT WEEK for co-hosts)
3. Post the button onto your blog post so others can come link up as well
4. Link up your post below and look around at others blogs!
5. If you use Instagram of Twitter, tag us! #30DoB








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If you need a refresher here is this month's link-up posts: 

1. Tuesday- Your Goals For The Month
2. Wednesday- Your Biggest Fear
3. Thursday- What Makes You... You!!
4. Friday- These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things, About Spring
5. Saturday- Share Your Favorite Workout Routines (And Why You Love Them)
6. Sunday- Your Favorite Sunday Routine Or Thing To Do On Sundays
7. Monday- What Do People Not Understand About You?
8. Tuesday- Your Favorite Photograph And Why
9. Wednesday- April Is Poetry Month, Share Your Favorite Poem
10. Thursday- Where Do You See Yourself In 10 Years? (Include Photos As A Challenge)
11. Friday- Did You Ever See Yourself Doing What You Do Today?
12. Saturday- Favorite Style of Blogging (Pictures, Quotes, Tutorials, Recipes)
13. Sunday- Share A Recipe, Book, or Product That You've Recently Tried
14. Monday- Biggest Pet Peeve
15. Tuesday- Share Your Date Night!
16. Wednesday- What Did You Give Up
17. Thursday- Thankful Thursday
18. Friday- Biggest Insecurities 
19. Saturday- Favorite Quote

Keep an eye out, I'm going to create a list for the entire month so you can really get ahead of the game and post them all at once if you really want. Bonus points to the person that does too!!


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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Farming On The Four's (4/14/14)

Yay for me posting regulary again and double yay for me posting my Farming On The Four's posts!! I vowed to finish this post up so it'd get posted on time, sorry it's a day late but hey, it's still close enough in my books!!
This is one reason I started my bloggy blog. Because I really wanted to keep tabs on our farming operation and how things will continuously change over the years.
This past Monday we finished up our final field of anhydrous fertilizer. We were actually done quite awhile ago but Trav lucked out and picked up some more ground this past year and they didn't have a closing date on the field until that day. Luckily that meant he could get out there and finish up the field and then unhook the tractor and return the empty anhydrous tanks to the local COOP.
Anhydrous is not something to mess with. For those of you who have never been around the stinky, moisture sucking death trap of a fertilizer consider yourself lucky. Anhydrous is used to replace the nitrogen lost from the previous years crops. Just like trees produce oxygen for us the soil needs to produce nitrogen for the plants to get their nutrients. Without anhydrous we'd see stunted plant growth and the yields would drop significantly.
The downside of it is that it's extremely dangerous to work with and a lot of meth makers need the product to create their drugs. I actually had a neighbor that had an entire tank stolen when I was in high school costing over $1,200 out of the farmers pocket to pay the COOP for the loss. Not something you want to have to pay for as an added expense to your farm operation. Another reason it's so dangerous is because anhydrous is so deadly as it's sucks any and all moisture that it is exposed to. That means if you are around it it'll suck the moisture out of your body which can kill you.
Another fun thing that happened was last Sunday, the 6th, we weaned off calves. I'm not sure it's my favorite thing in the world but hearing the mommies and babies whine/bawl for a few days can really annoy the crap out of you. I wasn't aware until later that evening but Travis said one of the calves kicked him, hard, in the back of the thigh. I'm hoping that it's nothing major and he said he could still feel it a few days later... Here's to hoping it bruises and goes away and doesn't become a problem for him.
Cattle are animals that you need to be alert when you're around. With a 300 pound animal walking around you really need to focus on watching them to make sure they're not feeling threatened. Travis is extremely careful around cattle and accidents do happen but if you can imagine being around eighty 300 pound calves plus their 1,200 pound mama's, things can get hectic quick. Better watch your back boys!!
The same day we weaned off calves we also picked up the rest of the fence and it was quite the family event. Dan was busy pushing all the manure on the field into a pile so we could spread it on other fields. Travie, Bubba and me were busy picking up the last of the electric fence on the farm and all of us were enjoying the glorious sixty degree weather that we had.
Planting season will be here before we know it and that means even less time seeing each other and more time working late into the evenings. I know we are very blessed in that we have an operation that allows us to work hard and produce crops for a profit but sometimes the emotional toll of not seeing each other and 
Picking up sticks has been a fun little project that we've come to endure throughout the years. Last year we cleared out an entire section just to farm a little more and this year we did the same. Luckily for the boys (and me) they hired the 4H kiddos to come pick up most of them. We still had a small patch we cleaned up ourselves but that for sure saved our backs and a solid two days worth of work!

Also, the weather has been amazing lately! We've been lucky with a few days of 80+ degree weather and we're loving it. The only downside is the boy seems to be stressing out a little bit. He's got a tractor he just finished putting back together for a customer and he still needs to get a lot of field prep work done along with spraying and getting the planter ready to roll all within a short span of a week or so.

Along with the amazing weather comes Mother Nature's bi-polar days. Like a few days ago, we had amazing 60 degree weather mixed with rain and that evening there was snow coming down. As you can tell we had a great 1.2" rain but you can also see little flurries in the picture. Yucky stuff!! 

The farm life is amazing and I'm really hoping to continue to keep updating you on life around here. That's really my goal's for my blog, to get back to the solid things I started this little adventure for! Wish me luck and until the next "four" keep on keepin up!!
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30DoB (Day 15)


Welcome everyone! To those who are new jump on in! No need to back track and catch up on what you've missed (unless of course you want to, then by all means please do). Grab the button and blog about today's question. We love including newbies and are excited to see what you have to say each day!

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Well this one's a little awkward for me...

We don't really do "date nights."

Like...

Not at all. 

Um, I honestly can't even tell you of a time that we've ever actually done a date night!

So how can I exactly write about this prompt if I don't have any tips or ideas to share? Well, what I'm going to do is give you reasons WHY we don't do date nights and how it works for us.


It saves us money! That seems like the most logical one right? Yes, it's true, by not going out to eat once a week it saves us a ton of moola. But it can cause feelings of jealously when I see everyone else out getting wined and dined. I've learned that jealously is totally normal and with me doing everything to fit in 24/7 these feelings will arise. Learning to stop compare my relationship to those around me is what's really the bottom line. Some people do dates, we choose not to.

We don't have to get dressed up. YES! This is hands down my favorite reason to not go on dates. Because, lets-be-honest. At the end of the day no one wants to come home, shower and then put their hair up and face back on again. I come home and like to embrace the sweats and bra-less tee look. I'm actually wondering why there aren't some restaurants that don't encourage this attire. It's trending I bet soon ;)

We are reminded daily of our love. Our analysis is because there is no need to eat out to tell each other that! I think that sitting at home watching junk reality tv and laughing about how our lives feel normal is enough that going out to eat, or being in that awkward beginning stages of dating really doesn't need to happen at this point in our lives.

We act like children. Yes, we'd probably get kicked out of most places because most the time we're acting like kids and horsing around. From making toys into dirty objects, to fighting over who gets the last piece of dessert we're childish. Straight up, need to be separated and keep it down kids. We're both ok with it of course, and I love dating someone with my maturity level but it does have it's downfalls, like going out in public.

We're too tired to go out. #guilty It's actually become a major issue when we go to movie's because Boy tends to fall asleep, and when he sleeps, he snores. So, needless to say, whenever we go to movie's we try to get an early movie, which runs into daylight hours, which runs into time spent working on the farm. It's just a hard thing to do. So, we usually just avoid it and stay home.

We're both too frugal to fork over $50/weekend. Yes, this goes with the saving money one but if you start going on dates you'll soon realize that without coupons or free concerts date nights tend to get expensive. Maybe I'll try to set up a post about ways to save money and go on dates at home in the future but take my word for it that by the time you drive somewhere, park it, eat, drink and get all mushy it's just as cheap to stay home... and eat lots of cheap ice cream and junk food!! 

So to answer this prompt and put all rumors to bed. Yes, we don't do date nights and we're still just as happily in love as all those other couples. I'm not saying dates aren't a good thing, if we went on one once in awhile it'd be fun, but we just choose not to.

We live within our means, we hang out at home and we quite often find ourselves just as happy, if not happier as any other couple. It works for us, we don't need over priced dinners to prove our love.


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HOSTED BY:

CO-HOSTED BY:


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Do you guys do date night? I'm not saying it's bad, just saying we choose not too! I'd love to hear what you guys do :)

RULES:
1. Follow your hosts Keeping Up With Kelsey & Every Girl Like Me
2. Follow your weekly co-hosts Crystal Michelle's Mess & Keeping Up With Ashley & Cody
(PS- We still have a few spots available for NEXT WEEK for co-hosts)
3. Post the button onto your blog post so others can come link up as well
4. Link up your post below and look around at others blogs!
5. If you use Instagram of Twitter, tag us! #30DoB








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If you need a refresher here is this month's link-up posts: 

1. Tuesday- Your Goals For The Month
2. Wednesday- Your Biggest Fear
3. Thursday- What Makes You... You!!
4. Friday- These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things, About Spring
5. Saturday- Share Your Favorite Workout Routines (And Why You Love Them)
6. Sunday- Your Favorite Sunday Routine Or Thing To Do On Sundays
7. Monday- What Do People Not Understand About You?
8. Tuesday- Your Favorite Photograph And Why
9. Wednesday- April Is Poetry Month, Share Your Favorite Poem
10. Thursday- Where Do You See Yourself In 10 Years? (Include Photos As A Challenge)
11. Friday- Did You Ever See Yourself Doing What You Do Today?
12. Saturday- Favorite Style of Blogging (Pictures, Quotes, Tutorials, Recipes)
13. Sunday- Share A Recipe, Book, or Product That You've Recently Tried
14. Monday- Biggest Pet Peeve
15. Tuesday- Share Your Date Night!
16. Wednesday- What Did You Give Up
17. Thursday- Thankful Thursday
18. Friday- Biggest Insecurities 
19. Saturday- Favorite Quote

Keep an eye out, I'm going to create a list for the entire month so you can really get ahead of the game and post them all at once if you really want. Bonus points to the person that does too!!



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