Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Demolition Derby 2013

   Have you ever been to a Demolition Derby?  There is something about one that just says All American Fun.  You take some older cars, weld the doors & etc. shut, remove the glass, put on heavier hoses on the engine and proceed to smash the heck out of each other.  I know it sounds like something a bunch a rednecks would do and you are probably right.  Well, you can call me a redneck because we love to go and watch.  We backed the truck up to the fence.  Put the lawn chairs in the box and settle in for a great show!
Crowd on the flatbed across the ring
Crowd on the stands
Redneck rain shelter!
God Bless America!

The ring was to wet and the cars could not get any traction.  People with 4 wheel drive pickups were asked to go in and basically tear up the ring down to the grass.  The pickup drivers seemed to be having a blast.
Heat 1
Nice Hit
Here it comes!
Water shooting out of the radiator.
Big pileup
The mud was flying!
Head on hit
The sticks taped on the side of the cars shows the car is still in the heat.  When the driver breaks his stick, he is telling the other drivers he quits.
A ton of smoke and/or steam coming from the cars.
It is hard to see the cars because of all the smoke.
One way to get the cars that are not running out of the ring.
Another way to get them out and apart
This guy got pushed right up on the embankment.
Even girls drive in derbies.
Jockeying for position
A local guy won!
There is even entertainment for the little kids.
It is a coin toss.  A special coin is also tossed out.  The finder of that coin wins a bike.
They are busy looking.

   It was a lot of fun.  It was a rainy, overcast day but we still had a great time.  The derby is Bug's thing to do during the summer.  I have to admit, it is one of mine too.

Love to all,   Sara

Monday, June 24, 2013

Cucumber & Zucchini Trellis

   I am trying something different with my cucumber and zucchini this year.  Everywhere I have read, gardening experts were saying to training these vining plants up trellises to avoid them getting ground based diseases.  The past few years, my plants have been getting dusty mildew.  I have tried may things to try get rid of it, but it has always come back.  This year, the Hubby and I were talking and we thought we would give this a try.  So far so good.  The plants are not large enough to go up the trellis, but hopefully this will help.
The cucumbers

Hubby working hard!

The zucchini is a little bigger. 
   I planted dill next to the zucchini.  I read somewhere that dill is suppose to help keep bugs away from zucchini.  I will let you know.  All I really know right know is that my little garden needs sun.  We have had over 6 inches of rain in the past week.  We need the sun!
Love to all,   Sara  

Dickey County Heritage Center

  Recently the Hubby and I visited our local museum, THE DICKEY COUNTY HERITAGE CENTER.  It is a wonderful place filled with many displays of historic importance to our community.  It has three floors of donated or loaned articles reflecting everyday lives of country people.  For those of us that have roots in this community, we see glimpses into our relatives pasts, maybe a little bit about how life was when they were young.  Here are just a few pictures of the many items on display.
This dollhouse is beautiful!
 The wheelchair in the doctor's office.
Lunch pails
The next series of pictures are on a board of pictures of how Main Street use to look.
For the Bicentennial, a chorus was formed.  My grandfather was a part of this chorus.
Grandpa is in the back row, second from the end on the right side.
This was one of the performance outfits.
Dr. Craychee was the doctor that delivered me and my sister.
The is part of a display of "Seven Biblical Lamps".  It also includes a few other lamps.
An operator connecting calls.
   You really should go out and explore your own town and see what it has to offer.  I will be when a person travels, they will go to the museums and the like at their destinations, but never the ones in the own backyard.  Go!  I bet you will learn something. 
Love to all,   Sara

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tomato Patch 2013

  This is something new I am try this year with my tomatoes. It is a variation of a method of growing tomatoes I saw on Hometalk. I REALLY like this site for ideas about gardening and decorating. What I have done is buried a plastic bucket with holes drilled in it about half way up the bucket. Next I put potting soil in the bucket. Then I planted my tomato plants around the outside edge of the bucket, 3 plants per bucket. The hubby constructed supports out of stockade panels for me. The idea is to just put water in the bucket and have it leach out to the plant roots. Everywhere I have been reading, it was telling me to try and avoid water on the tomato plant leaves. The hubby came up with the idea of the funnel and tubing to get the water straight into the bucket. Not sure it this is going to work or not, but it is worth a shot. So far, I have had one plant die, but I think that is because we have had about 2 1/2 weeks of rain with absolutely no sun. Nothing in my garden was happy! I will keep you posted on the tomatoes progress.

Love to all,    Sara

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Love a Parade

  I love a parade!  This past weekend was our local town's annual celebration.  It is called "Irrigation Days."  Don't ask me why it is called that, because I have absolutely no idea!  It just always has been and probably always will be.  It is 3 days of fun in the sun. 
  Each year it is kicked off by a parade on Friday night.  This years theme was "Musical".  Many of the floats had a really good time with the theme.  I hope you enjoy the pictures of the parade.  It was a lot of fun. 
Replica of local grain elevator
Local Gas Company
Queen of neighboring town
Cool bug with a cooler paint job!
 Picking up candy
 Pony cart with a side kick
Love this old car!
Easy Rider!

Custom Machine!
Now that is a bunch of bull! LOL
Even the adults like the candy!

I love the horses in the parades!
One of my favorite floats
The Girl Scouts were Rocking Out!
There is always a high school class reunion.
Every cute characters on here,

There were many, many more participants in the parade that are not pictured here.  We had so much fun!

Love to all,   Sara