Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

things mike wants

People who know Mike know that there are a lot of things he wants in this world. Many of which he has gotten his hands on despite my trying to deter him. I don’t know if I ever posted about the tractor he got a few weeks ago. Here it is (that’s Dale on it, by the way):

dale on mike's new tractor

He also came home with a huge fuel tank the other day. I asked him what it’s for, and he honestly didn’t have a response for me. I think getting a lot of land may have been a mistake because now we are going to end up on the t.v. show “Hoarders“.

The girls got the chance to ride in a neighbor’s (and church friend’s) Bobcat this weekend, and Mike has been drooling ever since. I can see those wheels turning in his head each day as he tries to think of a way to convince me that we absolutely need one. I have my prepared response though, “No, you can just use the Taylors’ Bobcat.” Ha, we’ll see how long that will hold him off.

In other news, Lucy spotted some pheasants in our woods, and the girls were thrilled to help their daddy get one. We had some delicious cracker pheasant that night. Although Annie did declare that she likes cracker mallard better (we had that last week with the duck Mike got last weekend). Mike also made a huge pot of pheasant noodle soup that we’ve been eating the past couple of nights. Yum! I also told Mike to start saving those feathers since they seem to be the in thing for girls’ hair these days.


3 Responses to “ things mike wants ”

  1. Shoebox Princess says:

    Sheesh. Although I must say it would be cool for Annie and Mimi to be able to drive a Bobcat before they can drive a car. They could give the barn kitty and the chickens a ride, they could go pick up their friends to play, they could bring groceries to your door. There’s all kinds of fun stuff you can have them do if they know how to drive a Bobcat.

  2. Julie says:

    Mike is a true origianl and he is definitely living his dream. Living off the land and teaching his girls to be self sufficent. He will fulfill his dream of living off the grid in no time. And I say that every time he comes home with a tractor, chickens, bison, kitties, bobcat, etc. you just smile and cha-ching, buy yourself something of equal value.

  3. Jenni says:

    I’m with Julie. What do you get? It does sound like a lot of fun (and a lot of work). I’m about ready to go off the grid, myself.

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