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Wintery Farm Report
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Fern(Mi)    Posted 12-23-2004 at 18:02:14       [Reply]  [No Email]

Took over four hours to do the morning chores. Cold cold cold here do more to the wind than temperatures. Good five inch average dry snow fall. Add the two elements together we have two foot drifting as well. Sure was a good trail run to sharpen and re-hone my driving skills for busting snow drifts with the tractor, using steering brakes to make turns when the tractor’s steering wheels are a bit light footed do to ill fitting snow blocked bales short of fully sitting on the rear loader.

At lunch and put in a couple hard hours pounding my ear. Then it was out for a as quick a cruise as I could navigate to check all those matter’s I had missed earlier. Everything copasetic, I’m in for the evening checking my list once/twice again.

Patria    Posted 12-23-2004 at 19:31:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm done for today. Tomorrow my family gets together for Christmas Eve here with us.

Aracelis, my cousin, called me last week to ask what we were going to do for the 24th. I told her we would be home getting everything ready for Gerrit's trip to Holland, but if she wanted to stop by we could have some beers and chat. Then my 25 y/old daughter, Christina, called..I told her same thing. My dad called, told him Aracelis was stopping by and so would Christina; he said he would stop by and sit and chat too...

Before I knew it..Aracelis had a party going in my own house..she told me 'mourning' time was over..that my mom wouldn't like to see her house lifeless on a Christmas Eve...

So...:-) my brother and sister are coming with their families, several cousins, dad and his new wife, Christina and family, Titi Luisa and uncle Toño, and who knows who else is Aracelis dragging over!

I just got in the fridge two pork legs to be roasted tomorrow, and potato salad. Titi Luisa made Puerto Rican pasteles[stew pork wrapped in veggie dough], so I only have to dump them in the 'caldero' to boil in salted water. María made sausages, and I only have to sauté them a bit before serving. So tomorrow the only real cooking I'll do is put the pork in the oven and make some 'arroz con gandules' [chick peas rice], similar to the New Orleans jambalaya rice, with all kind of blessings in it..heheh
Aracelis is bringing desert; a 'Tembleque', coconut custard [flan]. She is also bringin 'Coquito', a holliday's drink made with coconut milk and 'Bacardi' Rum.

Gotta go out, thought, to buy some drinking watter for the cooler, ice for the beers and drinks, and fresh baked bread.

I think is going to be a nice evening. I love Aracelis, she's a great friend, and good looking too.

I might post a pic of her.

Alias    Posted 12-23-2004 at 21:40:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you Patria for your report. It's good that some one was on hand to take up the slack for our man Fern. I'm a little worried about him. Usually his farm reports cover a lot more ground. Must be his age, (Private joke), LOL.

Sounds like you're having the whole crew over for good food and family fun. We're doing the same tomorrow evening. Enjoy your selves and tell Gerrit We're all wish him a safe and enjoyable trip..............gfp

Gerrit    Posted 12-24-2004 at 03:59:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mornin' Alias,

Thanks! you and your family have a merry Christmas!

Patria    Posted 12-23-2004 at 22:01:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm sure Gerrit himself will reply to you tomorrow.

We have a lonnnnnnnng day.

First?, Gerrit will cut the grass in the front of the porch.

Second?, Gerrit will move the bar to the front of the porch.

Third, Gerrit will unload his car so our mechanic boy can fix it while he's in Holland.

Forth, Gerrit will scan a pic, from me to
Lefty, for his 'urinals' thread on tales.

Fifth, Gerrit will help me host our Christmas family evening.

Sixth, Gerrit will help me get rid of the trash before we go to bed so I can wake up refreshed and ready to fix him a wonderful breakfast before we hit the airport!

Merry Christmas, Alias, to you and yours!

Gerrit    Posted 12-24-2004 at 03:58:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just woke up, having my first coffee and now I'm reading this!
Ayayayyyy!! I better go and wake my wife up - maybe she could help me with my to do list LOL!

So, the plan is    Posted 12-23-2004 at 22:13:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
to work Gerrit hard all day tomorrow so he'll actually look forward to climbing aboard the plane to get a little rest. You women, sure you're not related to my wife......gfp

Patria    Posted 12-23-2004 at 22:20:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
hahahahaha..oh made me laugh!


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