~29 Years of Marriage, Wow……Amazing!~

Love of my life........not sure who's having more fun!

Love of my life……..not sure who’s having more fun!

Happy Anniversary to my loving husband, Fred.  It’s been a fast-moving, wonderful 29 years so far.  Marriage is wonderful vocation and I’m so glad God fixed us up.  All I can add is, thank God I have an extremely patient husband!  (I used a calculator to see how many years it has been; that’s how fast the years flew by)

Fred with some of the grandchildren and Isabella.  Happy Anniversary........29 years!

Fred with some of the grandchildren and Isabella. Happy Anniversary……..29 years!

1400 Pounds  of the finest beef around!

1400 Pounds of the finest beef around!

We took advantage of the good weather and decided to butcher our beef.  This is a Jersey cross beef.  Monday we will package it all up for the upcoming summer barbeque season.  Will you be there to join us?

Splitting the beef in half with an electric saw.

Splitting the beef in half with an electric saw.

A couple of weeks ago we butchered  two more hogs.  Delicious!  We made some Italian Sausage and it turned out pretty good.  The kids tried out a few different recipes.  Next on the list to purchase for our butcher shop is, a large sausage stuffer and a bigger meat grinder.  I think it would be worth the investment.  Having purchased all the equipment over the years has allowed us to save thousands of dollars, and enabled us to  process everything at home.  And I mean everything!

This Italian Sausage took three kids to put together!

This Italian Sausage took three kids to put together!

That's me packaging chops.  I love this job and usually get way too silly before it's half way over!

That’s me packaging chops. I love this job and usually get way too silly before it’s half way over!

Salt brine makes great side pork soaked for 4 days.  We haven't been smoking our bacon lately and really like it for a change!

Salt brine makes great side pork soaked for 4 days.

Side pork cut and packaged with love by me!

Side pork cut and packaged with love, by me!

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We were hoping for a nice heifer calf but instead this baby bull calf was born.  He’s so cute, it’s hard not to be happy, right?  He’s a picture of health all around.  The girls have a halter on him already so that he’ll get used to wearing one.  They enjoy training oxen to pull!

Healthy baby bull calf clean enough to snuggle with!

Healthy baby bull calf clean enough to snuggle with!

I have a bunch more photos to post but it’s getting late and mass is at 8:30 a.m.  I’ll be back with more soon.   Have a wonderful day!

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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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10 Responses to ~29 Years of Marriage, Wow……Amazing!~

  1. Gina says:

    Happy Anniversary Fred and Sandra!!

  2. Anet & Jim says:

    Happy Anniversary, you lovebirds! Save me some pork chops just in case I see you soon!
    You never know!

  3. What a beautiful crew. Love you tons —
    Shawn and Beth and all the kids at home

  4. Happy Anniversary you two! Thanks for being a great example of true marital commitment for all of us!

  5. theresaEH says:

    Happy Anniversary!!!! Maybe you have wedding picture from 29 years ago to share also 😉

  6. syl says:

    happy anniversary!! Great blogs, love them!!

  7. JPD says:

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary

  8. marymoocow says:

    Happy Anniversary! Looks like spring is around the corner for you guys! See some bare ground there…. feels like it will never reach us up here. Sigh. Can’t wait to get plantin!! Hugs! 🙂

  9. Thanks to all of you for nice greetings. Love , Sandra

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