We went home this weekend to celebrate my Mom's birthday. Mom is a pretty special lady. While I hear so many bloggers talk about learning how homestead, my Mom taught me and taught me well. I know how to can, grow a garden, make jelly, butcher chickens, raise chickens to butcher, raise laying hens, milk a cow, feed bum calves, graft bum calves on cows, clean house, do laundry, hang laundry on the line, sew, patch, paint rooms, paint barns, cook for a large crowd, and who knows what else. I will admit I was not always the best student. If she wasn't watching I would slip out the door to go riding or fishing. Still, I seem to remember most of what she showed me and it has come in pretty handy over the years. She even continued my education this weekend. She showed me the joys of using an apple peeler and apple corer. I was pretty excited.
We had a great weekend. I'll share some prairie photos soon. I just wanted to take a moment and say Happy Birthday and thanks for everything MOM!