Water in Your Gas

Hi there, welcome to Tailspin farms. I have to tell you about my boo-boo. I had a couple of gas cans empty, so I put them in the back of my truck.  They rode around in the back of my truck for several days before I remembered to fill them.

Stace and I was headed out to bring the goats in. We were in the cart that we use every day. I told him we had better stop and put gas in the cart before we headed out to bring in the goats. I filled the cart with one of the gas cans I had filled the day before. Off we went…then the cart started spiting and sputtering all the way out to let the goats in and all the way back.

We made it back to the house and Stace started checking out the cart. He didn’t need to be doing this because he just had knee surgery a week ago. But he was determined. He checked the gas…and guess what, it was very cloudy. It would normally be clear, and you could see the bottom of the tank. After checking the gas can he found that the spout had been chewed on by what looks like a Squirrel, and water from all the rain had got into the can and I didn’t realize it when I was filling it.

It just so happened that all the family was coming over for Christmas. Kristen and Matt arrived first. Matt being the nice guy he is drained the gas out of the cart. He checked the other gas can to make sure there was no water in it 😊 There wasn’t, so it was good to go. Matt put the new gas in and the cart runs now.

Thank God for the men in our family know how to fix things. It seems like I always have something to fix around the farm. If I didn’t break it, it breaks on its own. 😊

So now I’m able to do all my chores using the cart.

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Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! Hope you are having a safe and fun 4th of July!

What are your plans for the day?

Relaxing day on the 4th of July

We stayed home and made some home cooking from the kitchen. (Where it was cool)  I cooked my sweetheart some cooked cabbage, fresh sausage, butter beans, and cornbread. All day the house smelled so good. 🙂 🙂

Stace’s parents came out and enjoyed the day with us.

We also had a short visit from our youngest daughter Kristen and her boyfriend Matt. Of course, while they were here they had to go out and see Monster. Monster is our new Boer Buck born this year. Matt thinks he is cool looking.

We are Blessed on this day with, faith, love, home cooking, and fellowship. Oh, and did I forget to mention chocolate. Brownies with a double chocolate chip. Hmmmm! Just melts in your mouth.

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20 Year Anniversary

20 Year Anniversary

Where has time gone? It seems like it was just yesterday that I married my best friend Stace. We’ve been married 20 years as of June 26. Wow! Time flies when you’re having fun.

For our 20th anniversary, we booked an Airbnb Bed and Breakfast in Burnet, Texas.

We booked an Airbnb Bed and Breakfast in Burnet, Texas. Well, it was the whole house… it was outside of town on a working ranch. If you know anything about us, that fits us perfectly. 😊 (We didn’t have to take care of any animals.) The place was very quiet, peaceful and very beautiful, it reminded us so much of our cute little house we had in Southern Floresville that we miss so much.

We enjoyed visiting with the owner of the ranch, he told us about the history of the ranch and the house and that the house is the 2nd oldest homestead in the county.

After a quick trip to HEB for supplies, we quickly settled in and relaxed out on the front porch enjoying each other’s company with some good food and drink. Life is good!

In the mornings and evenings, we figured it was feeding time you could hear a donkey sounding off in the far distance. Hahahaha! We had a good laugh about the donkey.

We drove around touring some of the surrounding towns and visited Smithwick where my Mom was raised and where my grandparents are buried. We have driven thru this area several times over the years going to shows but this was the first time for me to have a chance to revisit and for Stace to really get to see the area other than at 70 MPH. The countryside is rocky with rolling hills and an occasional deer.

Visited Marble Falls and drove past the house we use to live in before my parents moved the family to San Antonio. We drove around the area were my aunt Lena lived. Marble Falls has grown and changed so much in the past 56 years.

Of course, every Texan knows this time of year the weather is 90 to 100 plus degrees, and the weather was right on schedule in Burnet, Hot and oh yes HOT! 😊 We tried to get our days started early so we could unwind and enjoy our evenings at the house.

We went to a local restaurant called Mama’s Home Cooking the second night we were in Burnet. It’s known for great home cooking.  We were blessed that night to have a family of young Brothers and Sisters play some bluegrass Folk music. We stayed for a few hours and enjoyed the music and food.

The next day we went to visit the Farmers Market and Crafts on the square in Burnet. Stopped in and had lunch at Trailblazer Grill. Truly GREAT food and wonderful service especially when Stace made a funny comment about me ordering a Veggie Burger and had everyone laughing. We loved all the signs and sayings that decorated the walls of the restaurant.

We walked around and looked in some of the shops and had a wonderful time visiting with some of the owners. Their stories of the refurbishing the shops were very interesting. If you are in town stop by The Napping Mouse Inc. they are so friendly and helpful. We bought a few gifts for Christmas.

On the way home, we stopped and visited the Texas State Cemetery in Austin Texas. We had seen it on Texas Reporter a while back and thought it would be an interesting place to visit. It’s located near downtown Austin, southeast of the Texas Capital on Navasota Street. I never knew just how majestically beautiful it was and just how many famous Texans are buried there, or we would have visited years ago. Now I see why Former Governor Rick Perry would frequently visit the cemetery during his lunch hour. It is a mesmerizing place to go and take a stroll amongst many of Texas’ Greatest. When you walk along the paths of headstones you will see so many names that you will remember from Texas History Class (back when they taught “Texas History” as a class) and realize that these are some of the great people who helped make Texas the wonderful State it is today.

With a VERY Special thanks to our Youngest Daughter Kristen and her Boyfriend Matt we were able to get away. They stayed at our farm and took care of the animals. Kristen did the milking and Matt helped her with all the feeding and chores.

We really enjoyed getting away and seeing the Texas Hill Country, something that we don’t get to do very often because we choose to have Livestock!! 😊. But it sure was good to get back home to our Funny Farm and a little piece of Heaven. I think the animals missed us as much as we missed them, the dogs acted like we were gone for a month. Even the goats were wagging their tails when the saw us. 😊

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Easter Fun 2018

Easter Fun with Our Family! Celebrating Jesus Christ’s resurrection on this Easter Sunday.

We had lots of good food. More than we could eat.

But most of all we spent time with our family. LOVE THEM ALL!!!

We hid 400 plus Easter eggs for the kids. There was only 4 kids, that didn’t matter to us.

We enjoyed watching them run from egg to egg. As they was running for one and passing up ten. 🙂 🙂

I have to say we are so Blessed!


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Blessings, Margarita