Winter Wednesday

Thought I’d just share a few pics from the ice storm we had last week. It meant that we were without power for a few days, but grateful to have a generator that we hooked up less than 24 hours into the outage. Those lineman for our co-op are AMAZING!

What’s your favorite part of winter?

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WW – 50 years together

My Mom and Dad celebrated 50 years together on Saturday. We had a somewhat small celebration, mostly because we didn’t know how Dad would be feeling in his recovery process (he had a portion of his lung removed due to having an aggressive form of lung cancer about 2 months ago).

Here’s a few snapshots from the day…it was a great evening!

The beautiful bride and groom...my Mom and Dad!

The beautiful bride and groom…my Mom and Dad!

Mom and Dad’s wedding party. Love this pic!

It was a great evening of visiting, catching up and sharing time together…the way summer is meant to be spent!

Hard to believe that they have been married for 50 years!

Cousins, yes…but friends as well!

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WW – This little piggy…

Today’s Wordless Wednesday post is brought to you by the newest members of Team Wagner: our 4-H pigs!

Here’s a sneak peak, although I’m sure they’ll have their own posts from time to time:

4-H project, pigs

EJ picked a pink pig with a black nose. That was his version of “perfect.”

4-H project, black pig

Scooter picked this guy out. Not perfect, but built the right way, just like him!

pigs, feeding pigs a treat

EJ wasn’t sure about the smell of pigs, but he thought it was fun to give them treats!

feeding pigs marshmallows

EJ really loved feeding them marshmallows! I have a feeling we’re going to have some spoiled porkers!

pigs and babes

George loved the pigs! ALL of them! He was mad that he didn’t get a 4-H pig, but I figured three was a good start.

WW – Calving 2013

I have a lot of stuff running through my head, but not enough time to write it all down. Here’s some cuteness to get you through the day:

A peak at a new calf through the gate in the barn.

A peak at a new calf through the gate in the barn.

Fresh on the farm!

Fresh on the farm!

This is the fourth bull calf from #27, the famous cow the tweets!

This is the fourth bull calf from #27, the famous cow the tweets!

Just catching some rays!

Just catching some rays!

Strike a pose!

Strike a pose!

Most kids get in trouble when they drink milk straight from the carton!

Most kids get in trouble when they drink milk straight from the carton!

WW – Playing in the snow

Had to take a few photos the other day of my boys out playing in the snow. It was a treat for them, since it’s supposed to be back with wind chills in the -50 range tomorrow. Brrrrrr…need to stay warm!

Although they had homework to get done, this Mama had to give a reprieve. It's not every day that we have perfect conditions for playing in the snow!

Although they had homework to get done, this Mama had to give a reprieve. It’s not every day that we have perfect conditions for playing in the snow!

Our semis don’t just haul crops, they’re multi-functional!

That’s probably the biggest 9-year-old snow angel you’ll ever see!

Playing in the snow can be hard work, but no one complained about bed time!

 

WW – Break from bleak

It’s cold here. Really cold. But I don’t want to dwell on it, so I’m going to post some pictures I took on our trip to Nashville. Not award-winning shots by any stretch, but they make me feel good.

And warm.

I have one of these growing in my dining room. It's only bloomed once in 5 years. Needless to say, it doesn't look like this.

I have one of these growing in my dining room. It’s only bloomed once in 5 years. Needless to say, it doesn’t look like this.

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Perhaps I need to do a little more care. I love these!

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The beauty of the Gaylord inside was breathtaking. Loved it!

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Something about flowers just soothes the soul. And today my soul needs soothing.

 

WW – Applefest

Last weekend was Applefest in our nearby town of Ellendale. The festivities for the day kicked off with a parade in the morning, followed by a Salute to Veterans and the crowning of this year’s Little Miss and Little Mr. Ellendale.

Check out the pics:

Nothing beats a great band in a parade!

Our military were honored throughout the day.

The 2011-12 Little Miss and Mr. Ellendale!

Our cute little neighbor girl, riding on the Little Miss and Mr. float!

She’ll kill me for this!

A few of the new cheerleaders, and our school mascot.

What parade is complete without a segway?

Our church’s float…love this, so much.

You never know what you might see…even on a dental float. 😉

Even our crop consultant got in on the act!

He may not be Little Mr. Ellendale this year, but he’s definitely the “apple” of MY eye this Applefest! 🙂 Love you, EJ!