Friday, September 9, 2011

Flashback Friday

Saturday the 3rd of September, dad and I had a flashback.  Remembered when our 4 children were in 4-h and every April we bought 100 fats (chicks) and then in May we went to the Delta park , weighed them all for 4-h and prizes.  We would then take them home and 25 at a time, it took 4 days, dad would chop the chicken's heads off and then would begin the assembly line of skinning, cleaning and putting them into freezer bags.  I don't know if you remember this spring, Steve and the kids bought home some chicks and a hen.  Three of them turned out to be roosters.  Saturday was the big day, only Trudy knew what was coming.

Off came their heads


Noah bringing over the last bird

Steve skinning the last bird

cleaning the gizzard

Yep, it is a rooster

Stevie and Trudy took pictures.  The birds are now in the Bainter refrigerator ready to be cooked. 
Probably more than you wanted to see.  It is nice to be able to go to the grocery store and buy just what you want, whether it is breasts, thighs, or legs and put them in the freezer for a later use.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Hurricane

We were lucky, we weren't home when the earthquake was felt.  Having cell phones now days, I had 4 women from our ward call to find out how we had fared.  It is nice to know that our ward family is concerned for us.  That being said, our flight from Oregon arrived here in Maryland Saturday morning at 12:30 am.  We drove home, stopping only for some diet coke, to keep us awake, and to fill the car with gas.  We were home by 2:30 pm.  The weather was great, no rain, no wind.
Later in the day Saturday, the rain and wind started and we lost electricity.  We were some of the lucky ones, our power was back on Sunday afternoon, we also had a generator.

 Our neighbor's tree fell through the fence into our yard.

 Trees are leaning and need to be taken out.

 Same tree but on the other side of the house.

 Neighbor's tree across the street.

Neighbors across the street.

 Noah standing by our leaning peach tree.

 Our front yard.

 Cords to our refrigerator, fan and TV.

 Cord to Trudy's refrigerator. 

Dad reheating the chili I had made the day before.   We were so lucky compared to others in our area and county.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cannon Beach

It had been along time since Sid and I had been to the beach in Oregon.  Way back when, we had a Japanese boy come stay with us for the month of August and we decided to go to the Feik reunion in Oregon and then drive down the coast and cross over Nevada to Utah.  Our son Sid was about 13 then; when he found out we hadn't been back to the coast he and Connie decided we needed to go.  Sooooo we did and enjoyed every minute of it.

I love the drive to the beach

Sydney, Sid Jr, Connie

Connie, Sid, Sid Jr and Sydney

Little puddings along the beach

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Sydney and Sid Jr crossing a tide flow channel

Connie wading across

Grandpa didn't try.  Ocean never did burn off

Hay stack rock

Different colors of starfish that were in the pools around haystack rock

Connie, Sid Jr, Sid Sr and me

Grandpa, Sydney and Grandma

Then we had a wonderful lunch and then went home.

 I took this picture of where we ate after I bought batteries for my camera.  The above pictures of the star fish down to the picture of hay stack rock were taken by Sid Jr or Sydney.

It was fun day, I'm so glad we were able to go.  The beach was different from ours here, this beach was cold, the water was cold and it was foggy but so much fun!!!!!!