Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
More Adjective-Adverb Confusion
Matter of fact the next 6 pages have that title which helps her to realize she's not the only one a bit confused. I always tell her the number of practice pages for a particular part of speech is directly proportionate to the number of kids (in millions) who need more practice. She usually turns away at the point, probably because I forbid her to roll her eyes at me. A tiny part of me thinks she might be rolling them, though, when she turns away.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Note the shorts Sam is wearing, quite different from last week's apparel when it was snowing.I love the color variations of the cranberries; the way they form swirls is captivating.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
They set up the sprayer jets and the berry cleaner and slowly begin to tighten the boom which keeps the berries moving towards the elevator. The water jets help push them along also.
The paddles on the elevator grab the fruit and carry them up to the cleaning belt. High pressure water is sprayed onto the cranberries to wash away as many leaves and bits of grass as possible.
The white bristled rollers spin continuously brushing away leaves, twigs and rotten cranberries. The trash falls onto the trailer and the clean cranberries go on their way up.
The cranberries are elevated once again, this time emptying into the dump truck.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
As Warren drives through the bed the berries boil up and float until the next step. You get a really good look at the process of harvesting here. It's very easy to see where he's been and where he still needs to go.
Monday, October 12, 2009
As I mentioned yesterday, cranberries do not grow in or under water. The reason for the myth is simply because all the pictures shown of cranberries are taken during harvest. During harvest normally dry ditches can be filled with upwards of 5 feet of water. Cranberries are generally hollow and very light weight making them easily floated. The cranberry beds are flooded which allows the cranberries to float up a bit making it easier to pluck them from the vines.
My Walgreens Freebies
2 Chapstick Fresh Effects
Halls Refresh Throat Lozenges
4 boxes Cherry Jell-O
2 cans Campbell's Tomato Soup
L'Oreal Infallible Lip Gloss
3 boxes Ziploc Quart Freezer Bags
I also bought many items for pennies on the dollar. If you have favorite sites for finding deals or coupons please leave a comment with a link. That way we can all benefit. Happy Shopping!
Funny Cathy comic if you clip coupons or love someone who does.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Cranberries do no grow in water, but they do require an inch of water each week through out the growing season. Below you can see the sprinklers running in the summer. Notice how green the foliage is. Tomorrow's pics will show a much different landscape. I was thinking fall, but the meteorologist just predicted accumulating snow. Tomorrow will tell.
For a preview of cranberry harvest click on the cranberries tag in the righthand sidebar. That'll take you to posts from previous years.
Monday, October 5, 2009
But some days the devil has a way of turning me into this evil pumpkin complete with scowling face and darkness within.Being a Follower of Christ is a lot like being a pumpkin. God picks you from the patch, brings you in and washes off all the dirt. Then He cuts off and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate and greed. He then carves you a new smiling face and puts his light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.
Yesterday, Father John started his homily with this analogy. I had to question myself, what kind of face did God place on me? I'm pretty sure it's a happy smiling Jack-o-Lantern.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
In a Pickle by Jerry Apps - I actually read this book first and then passed it on to him knowing it was just his type of book. Farming, country life, entrepreneurship, family business and a love story to boot. He read it in less than 24 hours.
Truck: A Love Story by Michael Perry - I've seen this at the bookstore staring back at me, but never did anything about it. But then Warren's sister recommended it to us in August and after forgetting the author's name and having a crying baby at the library and a very out of date library card Warren finally checked it out last week and finished it this morning. I guess I have 3 weeks if I want to read it, too.
We'd happily take book recommendations (guy friendly) if you have them. Thanks.
The tall good looking guy in the back is my awesome husband Warren.
The sweet little blond in the pink shirt is Amber Lou.
Samuel Ray is in the Bucky Badger T-shirt.
Our responsible hunting, nail polishing 12 year old is Emily Grace.
The boy hiding underneath the hat is Nicholas Lee.
Little J, riding comfortably in the backpack, is really Joseph Edward, but I might still call him Little J because he is still little and I like the name Little J. Besides Little J doesn't seem like such a lie either.
Phew! Coming clean feels so good. Oh yeah, my name is Jennifer. It's so nice to meet you.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Ray insists on wearing shorts to bed and then wakes up cold in the middle of the night which isn't the worst because he usually crawls in bed with Lee to warm up, but last night he must of sensed that Dh and I were alone so he snuck in with us and literally squeezed Dh right out of bed.
And that's not all I have to say about sleep. I was happily sleeping away when all of a sudden I heard a 4-wheeler going by outside. I jumped out of bed as Dh was looking out the window to see Grace and Lee driving away to check their traps out on the marsh. What time was it? 5:19am When they got back in and we told them it was just 6:00am their jaws dropped and they yelled out, "No wonder it never lightened up while we were checking traps." Somehow when setting the alarm for 6:00am they set the clock an hour ahead, which meant they woke up an hour earlier than desired. We all got a laugh out of it and I had plenty of time to shower, blow dry my hair, wash leftover dishes from last night, start laundry and make pancakes for breakfast. Always searching for the silver lining. Have a wonderful fall day. It's raining pretty good by me today. Hopefully things clear up so the ferrier can come to trim horse hooves.