Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Felted Brooches......


Permission 2 Play

Felted Brooches Class



Felted Brooch




Felt, Roving, Beads and Yarns...




Foam Blocks were used as a base for felting...







The students enjoyed creating wearable art...











































Please Join Us Next Month:

Permission 2 Play
Felted Acorn Class @ 1:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370
541-929-3795


Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for cancer diagnosed patients.
No experience is necessary to participate.
All supplies are provided for the students.
Classes are held the 4th Thursday of each month at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, Philomath, OR

If you are interested in joining this class contact:
LuAnn Kessi   kessi@pioneer.net

Our Best To You,
Instructors: Nancy Bryant, Kathi Borrego, 
Debbie van der Sommen, LuAnn Kessi

 Many Thanks for the support of:
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, OSU Folk Thrift Club of Corvallis, OR, Mary's River Quilt Guild, Donations made by private individuals, Good Samaritan Hospital, Samaritan Regional Cancer Center, Corvallis Clinic Oncology, Project H.E.R.
You make this class possible!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Plow Girl....The Field is Seeded


9am...

the morning fog has cleared

we are back in the saddle...


The weather report says RAIN at 5pm



I have several hours left of 

Rolling and Packing the field.

Look out there...see the red tractor?

It's the Cowboy chasing me around the field

with the drill planting seed.

What a welcome sight !




In the back of this field is an enormous tree...

the cows camp out here and shelter 

from the rain and the sun.



Look what I found growing under the tree:


These mushrooms had to be 

8 inches in diameter.

I didn't eat them, but I did photograph them.





I looked up from the mushrooms

just in time to photograph the Cowboy

driving by seeding the pasture.



I finished packing the field by 1pm...


I was able to sit back and relax

and watch the Cowboy do his thing.


3pm...the field is seeded.

We parked the tractors in the machine shed 

and put away the implements.

5pm...down came the pouring RAIN


How is that for timing ?


I am looking forward to getting better acquainted

with my sewing machine !

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LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Plow girl.....time to Harrow


We are expecting lots of rain tomorrow...

we are chasing our tails to get this field done.



9am  I am knocking down all 

of the plowed ground

with the harrows...





There are two harrows behind the tractor...

a large hydraulic harrow, then behind that is

a small drag harrow.



By late afternoon, all of the harrow work is done.

The Cowboy hooks the roller packer

onto the back of the John Deere:


The Roller Packer packs down all of the loose dirt

and gets the ground ready for seeding...





Behind the Roller Packer is the small harrow...

this was quite a bit to drag around behind me 

and took longer  than I thought it would 

to cover the whole field.



It's is 3:00


The Cowboy has hooked up the drill

to the back of the International tractor:





He is filling the drill with 

bags of grass seed and fertilizer.


For the rest of the day I ran the Roller Packer

and the Cowboy followed me drilling seed.


7pm....10 hours today

and we just couldn't get the field finished.

Tomorrow is another day.

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Plow Girl.....Plowing the next field


We're in the next field....ready to PLOW



5 Bottom Plow





The Cowboy is making a few adjustments

on the plow before I get started...





The cattle will keep me company today

while I get this worked up...





This is one of my favorite barns on the place.

Ground on the right had the 
disc run over it twice.

Ground on the left has been plowed.





I am in the back portion of the field...

you can see the barn 
way up there in the distance.

Plowed ground on the right...





This field is super hard...

The plow worked hard to get through it.

Took me 3 days, instead of 1, 

to get it all plowed up !


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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Plow Girl.....onto the next field


International Harvester


This was a Valentines gift from the Cowboy

a few years ago...

I just love it when tractors come in....RED





The tractors are rarely near the fuel tanks...

so we bring the fuel to the tractors

in portable barrel pumps.



John Deere 4440


This is the Cowboy's tractor

50 gallons of fuel will run the tractor 

for about 10 hours.



The first hay field has been seeded,

we are in the 2nd field today:


The cowboy has the disc hooked up 

and ready to go...

It took me 2 days to go over this field 

twice with the disc.

It is now ready to be plowed...

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Feeding Cattle...


Autumn snuck in early on us here in

Western Oregon



Foggy mornings feeding cattle...





We are wearing jackets again 

when we leave the house...





We are feeding cattle across the river 

this morning.

You can see our place in the distance...





Now that everybody has been fed,

we are heading back home 

to cook up some breakfast for ourselves.


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