Sunday, January 2, 2011

Poster and Snow!

 I made a 16x20" framed collage for Jessica to hang in her school athletic office. You can click on it to make it bigger.  I had so much I wanted to put on it, that I really had to cut and paste the articles to get it all on.  Didn't square everything up, but that's okey, it gives it some interest this way.  Now to go to UPS and find a box to fit and get it sent to her!
I had trouble getting a good enough picture also, because of the glare the glass had.  It has articles from our hometown paper and also the paper in her home town that had two articles.  I even had others, but can't get them all on.  I will send those articles to her too. Hope she has room to hang it up!
Steve is still out out plowing.  Got the yard done by the house and garage, now working on getting a good plowed area out to the hay bales, so he can feed the cows, and up by the three barns, and up to where he stores the grinder mixer.  He has to grind feed for the hogs every 4 days, and tomorrow is the day!   He asked Leah's father-in-law to come help with his big tractor and blower.  Would rather pay someone than spend three more days plowing; this way they should get done later this afternoon. 

This skidster is what he uses to push and stack snow.  He is pretty fussy about how he wants it done, as he does it so there is less standing water and spring run off goes faster, and drys faster in areas that we have to walk and drive.

Here's Carl's tractor with snow blower on back, and he is pushing snow with his front loader/bucket.
Three grain/corn bins cleared enough so the grinder can hook up to get corn.

 Odda's pen, full of snow!

Inside Odda's dog house - she keeps very nice and warm.  The door is on the south, and there are a couple of open areas at the top, just under the eve.  That is what is casting the light and shadows.  We have to walk around to the north side to get her in her kennel.  Need to shovel out some inside the kennel area.  Think I'll go out and do some of that.
Have a great ending to your New Year weekend.  Tomorrow it's back to work for most people!


Anonymous said...

You did a grand job on the memory poster for Jessica. That will look great in the athletic office.
Wow, can't believe all your snow! We had about 3 or 4 inches last weekend which was RARE for us. It made for a pretty Christmas day and a lot of happy kids around here!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great poster..she will love it! I noticed the orange and black in the corner with the PR article!
The snow banks look pretty tall..ours are too..Gene snowblowed again today.
If Oddas door was on the front left would be better for you..wouldn't it? Maybe Steve will get disgusted and change the door next summer...the new garage maybe changing the pattern of how the snow blows around in that area too..I can see that the snow really packed in there..:)

Smita Srivastava said...

A very Happy new year to you n ur family , loved going thru ur wonderful blog !!!

- Smita
(fun foods for little eaters

Darcie said...

What a wonderful collage! I am sure she will cherish that for years. As for the snow, almost seems like a never ending job sometimes. Most of ours is gone down here, but I wouldn't mind some more. ;-)

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

Great giving me tons of ideas for next year's gifts!! I loved your White Photos...ya'll sure did get a lot of snow. I suppose that does happen in MN.


Wonderful work ! Love your new blog look ! Happy New Year to you & your family ! Have a great day !

Rae said...

She is going to love her poster. You did a really nice job putting it together.
So much snow and it is only January. Makes me feel depressed realizing how many months are left before we see green again.

Feelin' the wind! said...

i love it mom! Can't waitto put it in my office! Love you tons