Little Wife On the Prairie

When you are everything to everyone, well, you had better act like you have it all together.

Monday, September 23, 2013


Just a few little Fall goodies to share.  This is my favorite season!  I love the weather, the clothes, the food and the completion of a time of business.  Time to hibernate!

First time growing sunflowers.  We are going to roast them and eat them!  Unless they have bugs.  Then we will feed them to the chickens this winter.  It is amazing what you can grow to eat!
My poor little panicking bees.  Fall sends them into quite a tizzy.  They were very happy to get a little watermelon assistance.

This baby girl loves to stop and smell the roses.  (and the Jerusalem artichoke blooms too!)

They love working with daddy!

Speaking of working daddies.  These guys did an awesome job at putting up a wall!  I am always amazed at what these best buds get done when they get together.  And they ALWAYS have fun!

Matt was ashamed that he was letting John do all of the work.  I think John was hogging all of the cool tools.

This side of the wall will be a lovely built-in bookshelf someday.  When Matt says he will get something done, he will get it done.  There is no need to remind him about it every 6 months.  (Just a little Pinterest humor there.)

Not sure when we will be finishing out the job but you can bet there will be joy and pictures when we do!  Winter keeps us inside so we are much more likely to get some of these little jobs completed.  Think finished thoughts!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Bees, babies, and chile!!!

Lots of pictures, little time.  Head barely above water.  So much laundry.  Garden is a mess.  I cannot possibly can another okra.  I am thankful for the abundance but ready for the season of rest.
So here, without shame, are my pictures.  Just a few words but lots of pictures.

First day, or maybe second day of Pre-K!  (He is kid number 4.  Give me some grace.)

She found the chocolate chips!

We celebrated Rosh Hashana or the Feast of Trumpets with sweet bread and apples with honey!  We also listened to the blowing of the shofar from Israel.  It is a powerful sound!

Jolie claims that he is an old lady in a 7-year-old's body.

I think he is just plain sweet and tender-hearted.

This guy too!

Oh my sweet!

The girls are busy preparing for winter.  They are doing awesome!

The white stuff in the corner is capped honey.  That means it is all ready to be stored and not used until they need it.  Next to that is uncapped honey.  You can see it shining.  The smaller brood pattern in the lower corner and the abundance of honey is a good sign for this time of year!

Me in my gear admiring their work!

My crazy husband in no protection.  Good thing the girls are pretty calm.

Grandmother and Popper came from NM for our chile roast.

George and Matt worked so hard to make everything run smoothly.

Everyone helped!

Well, almost everyone.  :)  Some of us just looked cute.

Cousins and chile!

These two are trouble but they have SO MUCH FUN!

Sweet Heather and George!

Halie playing with the kids.  It was almost a disaster!  If you click on this picture, Halie's face is priceless!

Love this time of year.

Our baggers!

This makes me so happy in a way that might be a little bit crazy.  We all ate our weight in chile and tortillas!

Getting it bagged and ready for the freezer.  We will enjoy this in stews, enchiladas, burritos, casseroles and just chopped up on anything else we may eat.  It's a New Mexico staple!

This precious man valiantly fought the flies all afternoon!  He had the most important job.  The flies were awful!

Now I feel ready for Fall.  Next up, the Annual Mullins women's canning day!