~Anniversary 28 Years~

Fred and Sandra Callens no worse for the wear, after a mere 28 years!

Fred and Sandra Callens no worse for the wear, after a mere 28 years!

Today is our anniversary. Words could never come close to saying how much I love this man.  Even after all these years, I still get excited when he comes home after being gone!  Living on a farm has been the greatest blessing for this city girl, gone country.  I love it here, on the land.  If it had not been for Fred’s, support and encouragement, I would probably not have had nine kids.  Thanks be to God for His goodness and the blessings of life!

My Love..........Fred.

My Love……….Fred.

As I looked for this photo to post, I was surprised to see that last year at this time, on this very day, we all had gathered up on the hill for a bon fire………babies and all.  Some of the guys had their coats off even at night!  What a sharp contrast to the weather we are having here now.  I am seeing flurries out side as I type.  It looks like we won’t be seeing any warm temps until the end of April…….drat.  My consolation is that, the weather forecasts are quite often wrong.

Apricot blossoms last year, March 23, 2013

Apricot blossoms last year, March 23, 2012

Last year our apricot trees were blooming and today our farm is covered with ice and snow.  Because it has been so cold, maybe, just maybe, we will have a crop of apricots this year.  It will be interesting to see.

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Luke's truck with wool, on the road waiting for the wool buyer.

Luke’s truck with wool, on the road waiting for the wool buyer.

Our yard is full of thick slippery ice,  snow and deep ruts so Fred decided to meet the wool truck at the end of the driveway.  Luke was gone shearing and  we were smoking bacon when the truck arrived.  Caleb and Fred helped the Midstate Wool Grower driver load the semi with wool.

Loading the wool on our road.

Loading the wool on our road.

Caleb smoking the bacon and hams from the hog we processed recently.

Caleb smoking the bacon and hams from the hog we processed recently.

Caleb braved the cold to tend the bacon, taking turns with Fred.  The bacon and hams turned out delicious.

Cael, Anya and Maura Dougherty, Jessi and Lukes little family.

Cael, Anya and Maura Dougherty, Jessi and Lukes little family.

Some of the grandchildren came down last night so that the parents could actually concentrate at the stations of the cross up at St. Leo.  We are blessed, at least for now, to have all of our five grandchildren living near us.  They can wipe out the living room in record time though!

Kallie Jo with Bella's baby doll collection.  Too cute.........

Kallie Jo with Bella’s baby doll collection. Too cute………

Blaze, a beautiful mix of Frenchy and Peter.

Blase, a beautiful mix of Frenchy and Peter.

I’d like to post more photos but……..there is an auction locally today and I’d like to attend.   That means a little extra planning on my part.  The crock pot was loaded already at 6:30 this morning with pork chops.  Later I’ll add the sauer -kraut, but at least that means we can loaf some today and still have a hot cooked meal.

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About Callens Honey Farm

We live on a small family farm located in S.W. Minnesota, near the South Dakota border. The source of our honey is from white and red clover. The honey appears as liquid gold in color. Our honey is extracted using a hand cranked centrifugal force extractor. Then the honey is screened once into a holding container from which we later fill the small honey bottles. We do not heat treat the honey nor add any other ingredients. Pure and natural is our Minnesota honey! What could taste better?
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14 Responses to ~Anniversary 28 Years~

  1. Faith Padgett says:

    May the blessings continue to come in your life! The grandbabies are just adorable, don’t you wish you had half their energy? I hope it warms up soon for you.

  2. Happy Anniversary eh! The snow in my part Alberta is hip deep 😦 Feel free to post a wedding day picture of your two love birds 😉

  3. Happy Anniversary Fred and Sandra! May God bless you in the many years to come! 🙂

  4. Karla Baca says:

    Happy anniversary! Congratulations and may God bless you both with many more happy years together!

  5. marymoocow says:

    Happy Anniversary Sandra and Fred! What adorable grandbabies. 😀 Can’t believe how much Maura looks like Jessie in that picture, and yes, Blaze perfectly combines Peter and Frenchy in that picture! You’ve a beautiful family. 🙂

  6. B & K Bridge says:

    Congratulations! We were married in 1985 too….June 8.

    Kathy in WI

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