Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fashion Caps

A few of the NEW caps and visors that I have listed in my Etsy store this week.
Don't forget the 15% off sale for ALL items in my store! Pick up a cap for you and your girl friends today!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Sale

I know we ALL like a sale so today I decided to offer all items in my etsy store to you at a discount! So hop on over to my store and use coupon code: farmgirlspringsale for 15% off all items in stock!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Playing on the iPad

Farmall Man has been drooling over ipads for what seems like months and this week he finally bought one on ebay! It arrived today and now I am playing on it while I should be outside taking care of chores! I better get off here and go feed Moe and water my flowers. Hope you are all having a good week!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Brenda Photo Challene - Spring!

This weeks Brenda Photo Challenge is SPRING! Spring is my favorite time of year!
Some bluebonnets bloom in yards in my hometown, although they are in very limited supply. I have always wanted to see the large fields of Texas Bluebonnets and wildflowers blooming in central part of the state and recently was able to make two day trips to the Ennis, TX area to travel the Bluebonnet Trails. (Our truck broke down on the first trip and we got to go back the next week to finish travelling the trails.) We enjoyed getting to see the beautiful landscapes and fields of wildflowers.
This is an Indian Paintbrush that is growing in our pasture. I took this photo before we ventured out on our trip.

A Hillside of Bluebonnets and a few Indian Paintbrushes.

Trixie made both trips with us and enjoyed getting to sniff out the Bluebonnets at the Meadowview Park. The park was very calm with only one other couple there, so she was able to run free for a few minutes as we enjoyed the sounds of the lake and view of the wildflowers.

Another hillside of bluebonnets.

This valley was absolutely stunning. Farmall Man said "it looked like something out of the Bible".

Hope you enjoyed my spring wildflower pictures and that y'all have a wonderful weekend!
(To see more of our trip, check out my previous post!)

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails

We recently travelled part of the Ennis Texas Bluebonnet Trails and the views were spectacular. I had always seen the pictures that were fields of wildflowers and this weekend, I got to see some of them in person. It was awesome! I always thought I had to go to the central Texas/Hill Country to see the bluebonnets, but was thrilled that we could take a day trip and see our state flower and still sleep in our bed that night. With all of our animals, an overnight trip is out of the question right now. Our truck issues cut our trip short, but we are making plans to go back in the next week or so to finishing touring the trails. I hope you enjoy the view through my camera.

Andrews road was full of spectacular views and this was certainly not a bad place to break down! As my husband tinckered with our new truck, I played with my camera.
This valley was breath taking. Rolling hills of wild flowers led to farm land and a field of grazing cattle.

Texas, Our Texas, how beautiful you are!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Bluebonnet trails

So I didn't have to work today, so we decided to head west to Ennis to travel the bluebonnet trails. I always thought I had to go to the hill country to see bluebonnets, but there are plenty to see and some awesome views in Ennis, which happens to be the bluebonnet capital.

I'm blogging from my iPhone in the autozone parking lot! We were going down one of the trails and were pulling over to take some pics when the clutch made a terrible pop. Needless to say, our trip has been cut short and the Farmall Man is trying to rig this truck up so we can make the 100+ miles home. There are no clutch master cylinders in this town and all the shops are closed on a saturday afternoon. But he's good, calm and collected, so he's getting us ready to make the trip home. Just say a little prayer for us, that we Make every red-light on green and don't have to stop much!

As I type, the clutch is some what working if his wedge stays in!
I am so thankful for him and his knowledge of mechanics. I would have panicked by now, if it wasn't for him.

I did manage to take a lot of pics before our troubles, so I will share those with you soon.

Update: We made it home just fine!!!!!!! The clutch master cylinder bracket broke and the master cylinder was held in place by: a pair of chanel locks, a hammer, 2 bungee cords, baling wire, and a piece of cardboard from a clothes hanger! My man has talent!!!The clutch was not used in switching gears on the way home. We only had to stop at a few red lights and made a few rolling stops. The clutch was only used to stop a few times. All of this was on our newer truck I told you about last week. Plastic crap is the reason for this malfunction today - vehicles are not made the same as they used to be! My other, older vehicle has over 250,000 miles and still runs great.