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Seed Day

Posted on November 21, 2011 at 9:36 PM Comments comments (47)
We had our first annual Seed Day today. We really enjoyed having our customers come and have a little lunch with us and get some information regarding the products that we have for sale. Last Saturday we had our first snow fall with, of course some ice before hand. Luckily today  it warmed up enough that the roads melted and dried off so our customers did not have to fight poor road conditions. This morning really was beautiful though because it got foggy last night and was still foggy first thing this morning and the trees were absolutely beautiful! I really should have taken pictures to share with you as it always takes my breath away when I look over our trees and have them glistening back at me. We were very satisfied with our customer turn out. When it is the "first annual" anything you really don't know what to expect and how many to plan for so we were very happy with everyone that took the time to come and see us today. Thank You! to all our wonderful friends and customers!  (We do have some bars left so if anyone is needing a sugar fix come see me tomorrow!)
Everyday is a Gift!

Rantings are Good!

Posted on November 17, 2011 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (77)
Ok so I have to admit that the rantings that I was spewing the other day about Insurance turned out to probably be a good thing. Because of that I started to think that maybe it would be a good idea to put all of my life, disability, long term care insurances together on one page so that, heaven forbid, in the event it was needed it would all be together. Great Idea Right!!! I know!!!! Plus now I can really see what I have and more importantly what I haven't got for coverage. I really do like being organized so that's why I am so surprised that I haven't done this before now. Well actually I should give myself a little credit because I had started doing this a couple of years ago. My list was just a little out dated. But what I thought was really interesting was that many of the policies hold their premiums for like 20 years. Which I can understand but the part that I am having trouble coming to terms with is that those 20 years are not that far off. After that the premium is like $2000 for one month - what in the world is that???? I would be in my mid 50's and if you ask me that is NOT OLD!!!!! (Don't ask my children that question!)  
Two good things came out of this organizational project and that was I visited two good friends who are in the insurance business. Each I needed to call to update beneficiary information and had really good visits with each. Katie is my quilting cohert!! We are in the same quilting group called the Border Babes. I will no doubt refer to this wonderful group of ladies in future blogs. We named ourselves the Border Babes because half of our group is from MN and the other half from across the border into IA. Also because to finish a quilt you put the borders on and it makes it a completed project. Together we are a completed quilt!!!! Love those ladies they keep me sane. Tricia is my other good friend that I went to grade and high school with. We have been friends for a very long time. We can go months without seeing each other but when we are together again it seems like it was just yesterday that we were going to football games and running the halls! Love that girl!! I asked her to consider doing a Zumba class with me this winter. I started Zumba last February and haven't missed a session since. That also keeps me grounded and focused. It is always good to sweat a little and especially with awesome girlfriends!!!
Oops - Weston will be home in 5 minutes so I had better get going to pick him up at the end of the driveway.
Everyday is a Gift!

Elbow Deep in Sloppy Joes

Posted on November 13, 2011 at 5:51 PM Comments comments (132)
Big Sigh! Yesterday I cooked 33 lbs of Sloppy Joe Mix! I am Sunday School
Superintendent at our Church and our annual Harvest Bazaar is next Sunday. The Sunday School puts on the lunch afterwards as a Fundraiser to help with the expenses of SS materials. So 15 lbs of the Sloppy Joes is for that event and of course you all know we are having our Seed Day on November 21st for Dahl Farm Supply so the other 18 lbs is a start for what I will need for that day. At least I hope it will be just a start for what I will need because I want all you fine folks to come on over and see us that day and eat all the Sloppy Joes that you can and have some exciting conversation on top of it. I am using a recipe for the Sloppy Joes that is in our Christopherson (my side of the family) cookbook. It was a recipe that was submitted from my two nieces (Abby and Olivia) from which their Grandma used to make. It is absolutely wonderful!!! I had all kinds of praises for those sandwiches last year when I made them so they are getting them again this year (Hopefully they will all feel the same about them again).
Today we went to Church and Sunday School and then as we were coming home it started to spit a little rain. But nothing that a few swipes of the wipers didn't cure. By the time we got home it had completed its forecasted rain shower. We just don't seem to be able to get any moisture. It would be nice to get some good soaking rain before the snow starts to fall. It will be interesting to see if we have a winter like last year with quite a bit of snow (which was just awesome for riding snowmobile) or if it will be an open winter continueing what the fall began with dry conditions. Interesting - you just never know from year to year what it will be no matter what the forecasters think or what the Farmer's Alamac might try and tell us.
Well supper is waiting to be made and it is already getting dark and its only 4:45 in the afternoon. Things are changing!!
Everyday is a Gift!!

Seed price boards

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 2:24 PM Comments comments (150)
What a productive day! Today Nick (he works with us at DFS) and I worked on our Kruger Seed price boards. We really like having our prices posted on white boards in our office. It makes it really convenient to look at for us and our customers when discussing seed. Everything is in big easy to see print up on the wall. You will have to stop in and check them out some time. We also started some well needed cleaning in the party room getting prepared for our up coming Seed Day that we are going to hold on November 21st. We are really looking forward to visiting with our customers regarding seed and telling them what Kruger has to offer. There are some really awesome products and they are an awesome company to work with! You definately need to have people you can trust and feel comfortable working with. I hope all of you will feel comfortable talking with us as we love getting to know each and every one of you. On to the next project for the day. Have a good one!
Everyday is a Blessing!

Insurance Woes

Posted on November 9, 2011 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (225)
Insurance! Does it make you crazy or what? It sure does me. I spent an hour on the phone today with an Insurance man. He, of course, wanted to know everything there was to know about our life and business. I guess he is trying to be helpful, but to tell you the truth I don't just tell anyone my business. There really is a fine line between all the insurance that you need and being insurance poor. I think there is insurance for every aspect of life.  The trick is to figure out which insurances are really the most important to you and to your life. We will get there but it is a process. Which insurances are the most important to you? Good question - right!?! 
Well take it as it comes and deal with one thing at a time?
Everyday is a Gift!


Posted on November 8, 2011 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (26)
Welcome to my new blog. I am so excited to have a blog-I can hardly stand it. I hope to let everyone know more about our business and give you all a chance to get to know Chris and I better personally. We started DFS about the time that our son, Weston, was born. He will be 8 years old this coming January - where does the time go. A baby one minute thinking he will never get out of diapers and the next in 2nd grade. We also have two older daughters - Jade 22 years old and Jessa 19 (almost 20, birthday in January also!). So we have issues from one end to the other with children-ones wanting to get on their own and wishing they didn't need us to another who just wants our attention and to be heard. It is all great fun!!
Chris and I have 6 horses and Chris especially throughly enjoys them. He does the Ranch Rodeo thing while I enjoy the more laid back trail riding. We try and do as much trail riding and camping in the summer as possible. I think Chris would like to retire in a horse trailer where we could pull it all over and visit many exciting places. It might be all right for awhile but I like home too and besides I can't be away from my little people for to long!
I want to invite everyone to our Seed Day that we are having on November 21, 2011 at our office/farm. The office and our farm are one in the same. It works out wonderfully especially in seed and chemical season as we are here for all hours of the day and night for pickup of product. Many of our customers find that very appealing as you never know when you need just a little more chemical to finish that last field or 5 more bags of seed that you thought you had figured correctly but came up short. We totally understand!!! lol.
Weston will be home from school shortly so I will say good-by for now but will be back very soon.
Everyday is a Gift!!