Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday night

Where does one go on a Friday night In a farming community? The local bar of course. For us it's the Eagles Nest in Surprise. Not only is the food amazing the staff knows your eating habits! Tonight is fish night and for Paul drummies. Food he can eat sometimes is hard to come by, it can not contain soybeans or milk. John knows Paul and always has drummies on hand! Tonight since the kids fed livestock and collected eggs without asking I let them order appetizers. The picture is of Morgan eating a chicken mini taco while watching a movie.

The other thing I like is the fact that it's where the neighborhood gathers. I get ribbed about the market prices at the same time catching up on the latest with the "hood". Each family seems to bounce from table to table talking until they find there spot for the duration.

Cindy is so on top of it she has the kids sodas out before they even sit down.

Tonight we are without Mike as he is on the road shearing about 400 sheep in the northern part of the state. For the kids this might mean Mom will be a softy and let them stay up later and watch a few movies. Paul I do t tho k will make it. His tummy is bothering him and he is half asleep on my lap. I have a feeling he will be in bed with me before the night is over.

Here comes our meal. Catfish for Morgan, cod for me and a burger for Bryan. Paul says its mini chicken legs for him.

Thursday, March 1, 2012


So while I am in Nashville at Commodity Classic hubby is holding down the fort. Miss Morgan called me all excited this morning that they collected 6 1\2 dozen eggs from the coop. For them this has been a learning experience. Not only from the financial rewards but from the care and maintance of the hens. If I ever thought I would be typing about hen attitude I would have denied it but I have noticed that they like their routine and they like when you clean and refill their water at dusk and leave the light on while chores are done, then to come back and shut the light off. The kids have learned to wash and package the eggs and how to market. Oh love the farm life.

Bryan will sing on Saturday with the group for "Sing Around Nebraska". He is looking forward to it and getting the chance to meet with kids from around the area.

Well back to working on markets and some interviews here at classic...