Saturday, April 19, 2014

One Year..

We went to an Easter Egg Hunt in Oak Grove.

Papa tilled the garden. Kids picked up rocks.

And more rocks.

And rode like the wind, at least when we were going down hill.

And we went by Aunt Patsy's and got guinea eggs for our setting hen.

Oh, and it was almost 80 degrees today. 

Friday, April 18, 2014

The other kids...

Well, I did not mean to post this one, but I guess I did.  These were down in the corner on Betty's acre a few days ago.  Deer just seem to be drawn to Betty and her land.

This is the herd minus Little Grey.  Last year when she had her baby she kept loosing it for the first week or so.  She would hide it somewhere on the hill and then forget where she had left it.  Sometimes she would run around half a day bawling and searching for the lost baby.  She would come up to us bawling, like she thought we should know where she left it.

This year, she had them at the barn.  They were a week and one day old before they left the barn lot.  She would only leave them long enough to get a drink and a few minutes of grazing close to the barn.  This was yesterday down behind son's house.  The first time she had left the barn with them.

Bertha is going to have babies about the end of the month.  She is really broad, but is not dragging the ground like Little Grey was.


Blackhead and Whitehead.

Tonight, they were back up in the field close to the barn.


Today, April 18, 2014

The big kids, or the Marine and sister.

The little kids just off the buss.  Girl wearing her new dress.  One of Robert's teachers gave him an Easter basket.

She has a seed planted in the cup.  I am sure it will do really well as she  has been giving it lots of attention.

The closet Papa got for her and put together.

With her dresses and shoes.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Our little boy

has joined the Marines. I guess he goes in August.  I will know more details this week end.  He graduates May 18.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday work

I mowed the cemetery for the second time today.  It took about 3 hours to mow it.  I finished just as it started raining.

And, I found another member of the McNiel family online today.  M Chauncy that is buried here was Mary McNiel Chauncy married to Warren Chauncy.  I was searching to find where he died in Arkansas [1896 Scott County, AR] and found a query someone posted about their Grandmother Pauline Honsinger and her Chauncy nephew.  He said his grandmother was a McNeil and her sister married a Chauncy.  Mary McNiel's sister was I thought named Martha Parmilia McNiel as she is Martha P on the 1860 census and Parmilia on the 1870 census.  It turns out she was Martha Paulina McNiel Hemphill Honsinger.  I found her death certificate online, her gravemarker in New Home Cemetery, Laclede County, Missouri.  She married Samuel Arvin Hemphill in 1873 in Laclede County.  Then married Farmer Jay Honsinger in 1913, and died in 1928 in Laclede County.  She was called Lina.  So, the M McNiel stone in my cemetery is not Martha P., sister to Mary.