Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday Morning Staff Meeting

Welcome to the Monday morning staff meeting. Did you think that farmer's and their wives don't have staff meetings? Sometimes they're held in unusual places. This is the busiest time of the year for fresh herb operations and that means that the Farmer must go to the mattresses. If you read The Godfather you'll understand. What it means is that during the crunch before Thanksgiving through the Christmas season the Farmer moves up to the little White House where the farm and the packing facility is located. Our growing season is done in northern Illinois but they also have farms in Florida and Mexico.

As the Farmer's administrative assistant I must keep him updated on our low-tech home security system...... two Chihuahua's. And believe me they could inflict some damage on an intruder, or simply bark them to death.

The first thing we're going to do this morning is draw a name for that Sew-No-More book.


The winner is Dara.

Why did I draw two names? Because the books were breeding again last night and produced this offspring:


Congratulations Tins & Treasures.

Ladies - please contact me with your addresses and I'll get it in the mail to you. My e-mail address is

Anyone else who feels like chatting can also e-mail me, I love to get mail. And don't be looking at that bottle of Mexican brandy in that photo. I'm not giving that away. That's mine.....all mine. It's for those times when the Other Mother gets on the last nerve. Medicinal purposes you know.

The second item on our agenda is to talk about the generosity of our blogging friends. Look what I got in the mail from the Milk Man's Wife.


You need to get over to her place and check out a farm wife who knows everything about everything. She makes her own sauerkraut and shows you how to make your own. Right now she's rendering fat and raising a baby.

This soap is fantastic. When I opened the package beautiful scents wafted up to greet me. There's a bar of Huckleberry and one of lavender.


This is goat's milk soap that is handmade in Colfax, Wisconsin by Grandma Vicki. These would make really great Christmas gifts especially for teachers. Vicki packages them by wrapping in a beautiful fabric, a label with the ingredients and a button or in the case of the lavender soap, a butterfly. I encourage you to support small entrepreneurs. You can order the soap at her website:

Grandma Vicki's Soap

I'm going to also suggest that you check out a website is aptly named, Mennonite Girls Can Cook. WOW, can they cook. I've made lots of their recipes and never been disappointed. They're cooking again this morning so get over there.

You might also want to visit The Country Doctor's Wife. She's rocking the house with Steve Perry and Journey. They held a retro '80's birthday party for her and the Country Doctor showed up with a mullet. YIKES.

Last, but not least, Corey at Tongue in Cheek is dreaming big dreams. This is my kind of gal because she's dreaming about riding across the U.S. on a Harley with her wonderful French Husband. Read about the Harley road trip.

Enough already. Meeting adjourned. Go grab and cup of coffee and start working on your list of things to accomplish today. I'm probably laying tile, cooking dinner and possibly picking up a new car. Check back tomorrow to see if I'm riding a new trusty steed.


Denise S. said...

Great post and super music,that Bonnies got it goin on still!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

A new car? Wow! I hope that it happens.

So Corey is thinking of taking a road trip on an Harley across the US with her wonderful French husband. Sigh. What a nice thought. The rest of us will have to settle for laying tile and painting kitchen cabinets.

Congrats to your winners!

Thanks for the links, too.

dara said...

I am so happy that my name was picked. More stuff to add to my stuff. This will, however, go in my ever growing craft room supplies. Woo Hoo Yea Me!!

belladella said...

Okay, I just knew that you would probably be my only reader that was familiar with the Grange and I knew that you would let me know. I believe they originate out that way. It's a sort of dying breed but going strong where it still exists. My parents are members and have been for ages and I have a lot of family that is very active.


You are a lucky, funny, hard-working, spontaneous, pleasure, happy...perfect blog pal.

Rechelle said...

Thanks for the link Suzanne! Now I have to go check out the mennonite cooking blog.

Heidi said...

I am SO glad that you liked it Sue! Vicki is my sister in law and she makes great soap! She also works in Alaska on the 'Slope'...

StitchinByTheLake said...

If you won't give away the brandy would you at least share it? I'll be dropping by..... blessings, marlene

Heather said...

A new car!!! You should give one of those away. I need one.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Charming Site here. I, too, post photos from the past each week. I have loved looking at yours.

Peggy said...

Thanks for the cooking recipe blog!! I love it.

Louise said...

What a fun post!

I'm loving The Country Doctor's Wife with Journey.

I can almost smell that soap through the computer!