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The Barn Raising

by Kay~Kacey on 8/5/2013

So, you know how SuperGuy got his tractor? Well, “we” decided we needed a barn to go with the tractor. Of course.

Here is the pre-barn view out my office window.
view out the window

So, we order a barn and they actually come and deliver it and set it up for you. Here it is mid barn raising.
barn half built

They didn’t start until 6pm the first night…so this is how far they got the first day.
doors in the barn

Poor silly barn with the back of it finished and a couple of doors.
framing the barn

The came back the next day and finished it. We might-might-have celebrated with champagne. As is our wont. (why yes, SuperGuy is sporting his orange crocs. As usual).

Barn finished

Oops, someone left the evidence!
champagne celebration in the new barn

Now, here is the view out my office window, of our pretty red barn…minus the beautiful blue sky of the first photo.

Barn out the window

I’ll have to get a portrait of the tractor in the new barn…

Weekends in the Country

by Kay~Kacey on 6/17/2013

Ah, have I mentioned how much I like living in the country? Weekends are, well, fabulous.

white wild flowers

I just might, might, spend a bit of time driving the golf cart around the property and take photos of the wildflowers. So, you in the know…what is this one? So pretty. It looks like it will bloom all the way up the stalk. Here is a close up of it, if that helps.

midwest wildflowers

Oh, and you know SuperGuy’s rock pile? Well, I sowed wildflower seeds all among the rocks. I thought it would look so pretty. I looked out and he was using roundup to kill the grass and “weeds” in between the rocks…


We planted these cute little Loblolly pines at the beginning of the spring. Like about a million of them. I don’t lie… Then we caged them so the deer wouldn’t feast on them.

loblolly pine

Oh, and more wildflowers in the meadow. These are a light purple in color. So pretty. Any ideas? I must get a Missouri wildflower book…purple wild flowers

I also put stakes by some of the cedars in the meadow so they won’t get run over by SuperGuy somebody in the tractor. Okay, I just might have run into it with the golf cart…


Oh, and SuperGuy has mowed a pathway all around the outside of the meadow so we can water the trees we’ve planted. Such a fun golf cart race track 😉

the golf cart path

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I’m ready for the next one!

There are Problems with Country Life

by Kay~Kacey on 6/6/2013

There are downsides to country life…like…I went to take these gorgeous photos of flowers  in our meadow. Loved the single daisy. If wild flowers are called daisies?

single daisy

Then I got this bunch of white flowers growing near our rock pile. Not sure what they are?

white meadow flowers

We also have a few of these brilliantly colored orange poppies.oranage poppies

More daisies in the meadow grass…love the pretty meadow grass…

daisies in meadow

Yes, yet more daisies in the grass.

daisies in the meadow grass

Okay, only one more photo of the daisies in the meadow. I promise…

flowers in the meadow

Well, here is one of the very pretty meadow grass. I love to watch it sway in the wind. But what about that downside to country life?

meadow grass

Ticks. I am not amused. Two so far for me…one which survived a ride in the clothes washer and was still on my tank top. Not amused. I think SuperGuy has had about 5. Sigh. So far, seriously, that’s the only downside of country living as far as I can tell…