Friday, November 14, 2008

Candles and Moose!

Hi everyone. No...I have not forgotten about you. I have been busy getting ready for an open house craft show. It's called Christmas on the Prairie and it is loads of fun. I have been making candles and so far I have 110 made! I also have been doing a few other crafts but they are not complete yet.

This is a picture of a few of the candles that I have put in my candle cupboard so far. I use this to display my candles. It is not what you call handy to move so my my Farmer lugs it around for me when I have a show. Isn't he sweet? :) I am thinking about painting it a different color but I have not had the time to do that yet. I still have more candles downstairs in my shop that need the wicks trimmed and covers put on. I have not put on any labels yet so those will need to be printed. I have a ton of things to do in a week.

We have not been in the field to harvest sunflowers since our snow storm...until today. They are doing some combining as I write this. I am not needed now so I get to stay home this evening.

Remember the field of sunflowers behind our house? Well that has been combined and it is just stubble now. This is what is roaming around in that field now.

MOOSE! There are three of them but we only captured two. They were too far away and moving to get a good picture. They enjoy eating the seeds that have fallen to the ground. They are huge and you would not want to encounter then when out on a stroll We have several different small herds of moose around here this fall. The other day we had three up by our semi in a different field that we were harvesting sunflowers in before the snow. I thought that a picture of the moose with our truck would be a great shot but they were gone by the time I went home to get the camera! Darn it!

Well, I better get going for now. I hope to visit you all soon and get caught up on what you all are up to!! Have a great weekend and remember to leave me a message if you stopped by! To all of you new folks that have left me comments I will stop by your place soon thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend everyone!


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Blogger Lisa said...

How cool is that? What a great picture! I wish I could've been there in person. I really loved your post on the sunflowers, I had never thought about them being harvested before. Things are good here. I'm so happy it's Friday. Good luck at your craft shows, sounds like you've been really busy!

November 14, 2008 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Hey Tania! WOW! You have been very busy! I love your hoosier with all the candles on it. One good thing about being white is that the color does not compete with the candle colors, and it makes them easy to see.
How amazing to get to see moose in your own backyard! That's a great pic!
Good luck on your show. I hope you accomplish all that needs to be done, to get ready.
Have a great weekend!

November 14, 2008 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Kristie said...

Best of luck at your craft show. Your candles are so pretty and I'm sure they smell good too. Have a good weekend!

November 14, 2008 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

110? You are too cool girl! I've never made that many of anything. Hope your show is a big success!

I never knew anyone who saw moose that close before. What a great shot! Thanks for sharing that nice picture with us.

You have a great weekend too. Hope you get to rest a little. xxoo

November 14, 2008 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger AnnaSam said...

I loved the post on your sunflowers.And to see the moose-WOW!That is just amazing to me. Of course we don't have them here in S.C.LOL Hope you do real well at your show! Have a blessed day!

November 14, 2008 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Train Wreck said...

MOOSE!! You have MOOSE!! We have Elk, I would love to see a moose!! I love them, they are great looking animals! Huge! Your candles look great! I'll bet they smell yummy.

November 14, 2008 at 11:18 PM  
Blogger Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Wishing you the very best in your Christmas on the Prairie Show. Oh how I wish I could go to that one. Sounds lovely.

I can't believe you have Moose! I can't imagine looking outdoors and seeing one of those in my pasture. LOL I always think of Bullwinkle. Remember him? LOL

Love your display cabinet, too!


November 15, 2008 at 2:32 AM  
Blogger Farmgirl Cyn said...

Where the heck do you live that you would get such an awesome shot of moose??? That is an incredible photo!
Our oldest daughter and her hubby moved to Montana this year (both are teachers and could not get work here in MI)...she is pregnant with their 1st, and her Dr. told her that she needed more iron in her diet and to try and incorporate some elk or moose...we thought that was if you could just pick some up at your local butchers. Hey! Maybe you CAN in Montana!
Thanks for stopping by.

November 15, 2008 at 6:33 AM  
Blogger The Primitive Bucket said...

Hey girl you have been a busy chick too!!! You asked about the rusting recipe, if you go to my archives an look for the one titled "souffle anyone" that is it!!! Sure easy and fast too!!! Good luck at your show, I'm headed to one this morning myself!!

November 15, 2008 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger Betty said...

With all the other things you do, you still make time to create those beautiful candles! Wish I could attend your craft show!

Love the 'meese', 'mooses' or just moose, for plural. Anyhow, that's so cool they come into your fields. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

November 15, 2008 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger Linda said...

Those moose are sooooooooo cool!! I love seeing them like that. Good luck getting all your candles ready - I hope the show is a great success!!

November 15, 2008 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger The Vintage Housewife... said...

oh sweet farmchick...what a beautiful sight!!! its beginning to look alot like christmas...i love the moose breathtaking!!!! thanks for sharing!!! blessings of the harvest

November 15, 2008 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Heather's Stitches said...


The candles look so nice! Good luck on the show.

Great pic of the moose!

Have a Great Day,

November 15, 2008 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger vivian said...

I bet those candles smell great!
wonderful photo of the moose. thats awesome that you can watch them in your fields!
good luck with your show.. I'm getting ready to head out to a couple craft shows today!

November 15, 2008 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Traci said...

That is soooo neat!!! It is funny you post about a moose...meese? Anyhow, be watching my blog....I'll be posting about a moose also....I think it will post on Tuesday!!!

November 15, 2008 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

My first time to visit you and you have to things I love. Sunflowers and Moose!!!! Oh the thrill to see one in my field, not going to happen in Oregon....LOL.. Best wishes for you craft show and harvest season.

November 15, 2008 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Good look with your show. I love your display cabinet.


November 15, 2008 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger ohiofarmgirl said...

Who would ever dream that you had moose just roaming in your is awesome to see.
When I say your candles it made me think of the cranberry smell we have is so wonderful. Dianntha

November 15, 2008 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger HippieDog said...

Best of luck with your craft show...the candles all look so wonderful! Also, love that snow!! Like I told Ele, send it my way! Happy Holidays Farmdoll :)xo

November 15, 2008 at 8:35 PM  
Blogger Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I hope your craft show is wonderful for you!

Moose? the only one I've ever seen is a stuffed head of one that my brother has it's huge! I never thought they were that big:)

November 15, 2008 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Vickie said...

Thanks for stopping by Farmchick. I just hope my stepson likes the afghan it's for him for Christmas.

You certainly have made a lot of candles. Good Luck with the show I hope it's a huge success! Making candles is on my list of things to learn how to do.

The picture of those moose are awesome! I have to show this to my 7 year old tomorrow he will love it. Take Care :)

November 15, 2008 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Kay said...

Hey Farm Chick! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Any Czech/Kolache-lover is welcome at my table. Coffee's always on. :)

I'm guessing you aren't in Neb. w/ moose roaming the fields.

I'm following you now. And I LOVE your Playlist songs. We have the same taste! (JD Green will be in my head all weekend now. lol)


November 16, 2008 at 12:15 AM  
Blogger Country Girl said...

That's a lot of candles...I can just smell them now. Cool moose pics!

November 16, 2008 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Mama Koch said...

We fight rain during harvest, but nothing like your snow. And the moose!...We have deer, but nothing like that looking back at ya!

I need to check our your candles..I LOVE soy candles.

November 16, 2008 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger acutescrubnurse said...

I am planning on coming out on Sat, is it Friday too?? It all depends on the weather, of course. you should maybe send me a poster that I can print out and hang up at work.
love the moose.

November 16, 2008 at 4:55 PM  
Blogger Beth E. said...

I burn candles all the time...hope you have a great craft show!

November 16, 2008 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Your candles look great....and I like the color of the thing you display them brings out the colors of the candles.

Moose....I would faint if I ran into one in the field!

We started back in on our corn last Friday (and Sat. and Sun. too)....moving some today and then hoping to get some more harvested and dried.

November 17, 2008 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Gardner Momma said...

I just discovered your blog - I love it! So cute, I'm jealous... I want to be a farmer's wife!! (just kidding, honey).

November 17, 2008 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Kindra said...

I love your display! That reminds me I still need to try your candles. :)

November 17, 2008 at 5:18 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Your candles look so beautiful sitting in the hutch! I hope your craft show goes well! The moose pictures you took are neato. Is it true that moose will attack? I would not want to come across one! Thanks for stopping by my new blog!

November 17, 2008 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger Back in the Day said...

Wow - you have been busy! I hope your show is a huge success! I love the cabinet too! I bet it looks great filled with your yummy candles too!

November 18, 2008 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Carin said...

I like the cabinet and the color as well. The moose in the field look fantastic!

November 19, 2008 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger YD's a little bit of everything place said...

Oh Moose! How cute!

I like your display of candles. I do however only like a certain scents. Most candles are so strong, they make me sick. I tend to buy the "food" smelling pie, vanilla, pumpkin spice, hazelnut...

November 19, 2008 at 12:32 PM  
Blogger This Country Girl said...

That's alot of candles! I bet it smells good at your house! I hope you sell them all! And what a great farmer you have...he is sweet! :)

Moose out in your fields...where do you live? That's so cool!


November 20, 2008 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Janine said...

I want to make candels!! Those look awesome! I also love your moose picture! Very cool! Good luck at your craft fair!

November 20, 2008 at 10:06 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Wow you get a lot of visitors to your blog! Where are you located? I couldn't find any mentions of even a state. You've got to be further north than Kansas if you've already had a snow that interfered with sunflower harvest! Glad you enjoyed my blog as well. Keep working on those moose pictures! :-)

November 30, 2008 at 10:18 PM  

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