Thursday, July 16, 2009

Water, Water Everywhere and not a drop to Drink

I thought the hard work was complete with the house and yard finished. About a year a half later we decided we needed a water well for the yard. I also wanted to plant a garden. My husband ha

Water being lifted from a traditional well; Lo...Image via Wikipedia

d a friend with an old contraption that they drilled wells with (forgot what they are called). We used it that spring. My then husband showed me how it worked. You had to run water in it as it was drilling. When you had drilled so far down (I think it was 10 foot ). Next you had to stop the drilling and add more pipe to the drill stem. Well here goes "Miss I can do it". When my then husband was at work I would start the drill and drill most of the day. Adding more pipe was not the easiest thing I ever did but no one should ever tell me I could not do somehing. My then husband would work on this after work and weekends and I worked on it day. It took forever but we finally had a well for watering the yard. Don't ever think the work is finished there is always something to do. What ever it is that needs to be done just remember make up your mind and you can do it. Have a wonderful day.
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sisterhood Award

It seems I am making some friends out in the blog world. A sweet lady named Sharon gave me this award. She says she is amazed by the stories of what I've done over the years. I am so glad she enjoys reading what I have to say. Go see the sweet things she had to say about me here.

Here are the rules for this award:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate up to 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude!
3. Be sure to link your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Remember to link the person from whom you received your award.

Juls is getting this award from me because she is just a great gal!

LoveMy2Dogs is one of my followers who writes a great blog.

annie kelleher is a lady who found me via my daughter's blog. It's so nice that her friends find me interesting enough to read.

Aunt Rene is another follower who made her way over from Lynette's blog. I am so glad she did!

50s Housewife is a really good blog about a woman with old fashioned values. That's great in my books!

These are the ladies I am passing this award along to. I hope I will continue to be of interests to you as I recount my life's adventures.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Meatless Meatloaf

With the cost of everything going up here is something that is really good and will help the budget.

Glazed Meat LoafImage by Ryner12 via Flickr

You could use leftover pinto beans or canned refried beans.
If you are using pinto beans they should be drained and then mashed up very well.
It depends on how large your family is as to the amount of beans.
Use the same amount as you would meat.
Add an egg, bell pepper, onion,celery, can of tomatos, some crushed crackers for filler, salt and pepper to taste.
Mix well and put in a loaf pan.
Then bake at 350 about 45 minutes.
You can vary this depending on what you prefer in your meat loaf.
Just use pinto beans instead of meat.
Try it, I think you will like it.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2009


When the third child was about 3 month old I knew it was time I got back to work. It was now fall and winter coming soon. The house was on a pier & beam foundation about two & one half feet off the ground. If this was not closed in it would be colder in the winter. The house has pink siding, red brick around the bottom would look good. So off to the lumber yard I went. Ordered brick and mortar mix. Was delivered that afternoon. I was told by my husband that I did not know how to lay brick. It didn't worry me because I had looked at some brick houses to see how it was done. Just a little over a week and I had bricked all around the house. That would stop the cold air. We needed a front porch and steps. I made a foundation with brick 2 1/2 feet tall then same thing for steps. After waiting almost a week to make sure the mortar was set, I filled the porch and steps with rocks and dirt. I left about four inches at top for cement. Back to the lumber yard for cement mix. This was much harder than it looked to be. Getting it smooth on the top was not easy, but I finally finished before bad winter set in. I just wish "Miss can do it" could do things she wants to now!