Saturday, February 24, 2018

Buttons....Wine Glass Charms



A couple weeks ago I sorted my buttons...










Here they are on the jewelry table...

ready to play!



Here is my first button creations:


Wine Glass Charms...






2 sets of Wine Glass Charms!






Yes, these were FUN!


Go Make Some...


Below is a video of the yearling cattle.

They crossed the river below the house to eat

the grass along the river bank.

It was going to rain, the river will rise

and they will be stranded on the opposite side,

so we had to herd them back over to our side:

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LuAnn Kessi

Friday, February 23, 2018

Snow...


We woke up to a dusting of snow...



The little yellow building in our yard

is the Thread Shed

This is where the hum of a sewing machine

can be heard...





Along side of the Thread Shed is a

Camellia bush....it always blooms in February.






This is the view out the back door...

you can see the cow barns 

in the center of the photo.






This is the view out the front door...

Black yearling calves waiting for breakfast.



Here's the hay wagon:


Breakfast is on the way!

The cowboy feeds off the back... while I drive.






After the hay is fed,  we take a walk-through

to check on the calves to be sure everyone

is eating and looks healthy.





This is our 2017.... Calf Number 1

He just turned 1 year old this week!



Here is a short video of Snow Chores:

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Morning Chores...


This is what greets me each morning

out @ our little red barn...



Nanny Goats and Nanny Kids...





I begin and end each day with these sweeties!














After the goats are fed,

We load up the hay wagon and 

feed 57 head of yearling cattle:



They eat 600 lbs of hay each morning.




Then we head across the river to the cow barns:


The first thing we do is walk through the barn to

check on the 50 pregnant cows...

and look for any new baby calves.




Then we head down to the lower barn

to check on the replacement heifers:



This is my favorite heifer, Golden Girl



This is Golden Girl....2 years ago:


She will be having her first baby in a few months.



Enjoy the Video @ the Cow Barns:

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Calving Season....2018



It's official...

Calving Season has begun here @ Kessi Farms



Look what we found at the cow barn 

this morning...

Calf Number 1

How cute is this little bull calf 

standing by his mama?





The low man gets to bed the barns...

it looks like that is me.

I use the motorcycle to transport straw bales to

all of the barns.





Double Take

Cow Portrait Quilt

By: LuAnn Kessi



I created a video of our morning:


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Freezer Paper Resist....Class Prep


I am preparing for a class this week...




While packing my class supplies...

I couldn't resist creating a few more 

class samples




I had a one yard hand dyed fabric

that I cut into 4 fat quarters:


Fat Quarter 1





Fat Quarter 2





Fat Quarter 3





Fat Quarter 4





Lots of FUN

and a great way to create your own fabrics!




Since my wet studio is up at the 



Ralph the Quilting Kitty kept me company:



Ralph truly gets into.....surface design!











Permission 2 Play
Freezer Paper Resist Class
Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 1:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370
541-929-3795



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LuAnn Kessi


Friday, February 16, 2018

Yearlings and the Cherry Tree...



Our 30 year old Pie Cherry Tree 

lost a few limbs

in the winter storms...


The tree limbs fell on the board fence,

making easy access for the yearling cattle

to get into the front yard.....eek!






Today is clean up day...

The cherry tree needs a good pruning anyway.







Anytime we work in the front yard,

it becomes a spectator sport for the

yearling cattle...





They find most anything we do...

terribly interesting.






Even the bottle calves come up 

to the fence to check out what's going on...






Those tree limbs fill up the back

of the pick up bed...






Even Sparky the rooster comes to investigate...






In no time, the cowboy has new fence boards

in place...






You know what that means...

time to paint the fence!



Enjoy the tree trimming video:


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