You can find Grama Sue's Rainbow Eggs at:

The Hy Vee on Agency in Burlington, IA


Wednesday - Friday 9am to 1pm at the farm 1/2 mi east of the Nauvoo-Colusa Jr. High then 3/4 mile North on 1050.

Wednesday 3-7 pm at the Painted Corners on HWY 96 in Lomax, IL


7 - 11 am Keokuk Farmer's Market at the mall

Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's A Girl!

Our first lamb of the season! Isn't she sweet?

Happy New Year!

God Bless You All! ~Grama Sue

Monday, December 14, 2009

Blood Spots

Just received a call from a lady that said she had found blood spots in our eggs. We were surprised because we've only seen one in the last several months in the eggs (the reject eggs) that we eat and we thought candling would catch this. If you get any please let us know.

Here's a website that gives a really good explanation about this.

God Bless You All ~Grama Sue

Friday, December 11, 2009

Nauvoo Craft Show

Craft show at the Nauvoo grade school gym tomorrow. 9-4! I'll have pies, noodles, muffins, edible decorations, dance hoops, craft supplies and more! Mary Lou is sending a bunch of stuff from the Art-n-Needlework shop. My friend Gwen has all kinds of cute Made in Nauvoo stuff. Who knows what all else will be there. Come explore for those last minute Christmas gifts!

God Bless You All! ~Grama Sue

Thursday, December 10, 2009

And one more! This is video of filling the truck so it can go to the elevator!

God Bless You All! ~Grama Sue

The Dance From Inside the Tractor

Wooo-hooo! Cold outside and snow is covering everything, but the skies are clear and this video loaded on the second attempt! This video is taken from inside the tractor as the tractor/agar wagon and combine dance.

God Bless You All! ~Grama Sue

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Portable Calving Pen Care Corral

Anybody need a portable calving pen? We bought this about 3 years ago, but never had any cause to use it. Don't have any cows right now and probably won't for quite a while so we'd like to sell it. Click on my ebay site in the right hand column for more info or to bid.

God Bless You All! ~Grama Sue

Monday, December 7, 2009

A Trip to the Elevator

Hi Folks! I wanted to upload another video from riding with Grampa in the corn field, but the weather isn't co-operating tonight. There's a big snow storm blowing in and right now it's pretty cloudy. With this satellite internet, video's apparently take just perfect weather. It will probably be a few days before I can upload another.

In the meantime, I did take a trip to the elevator with Grampa the other day and snapped lots of still shots which are uploading just fine so here we go!

Grampa Tom driving the truck.

Our destination. Grampa said to make sure to tell you all that I helped build the second bin you see way back when I first moved to Nauvoo, about 28 years ago. My career in construction was short lived. I wasn't very good at it.

Grampa stops to take the tarp off the top of the truck.

He gets in line to have the truck probed and weighed.

Grampa says I have to get a picture of the barge filling. He says it's something that is hard to catch.

Here the truck is probed and weighed. The corn will be tested for moisture and contaminates like weed seeds, mold, insects and other factors.

This cute little contraption is where the sample goes. Somehow it measures all this stuff. Think maybe there's a genie in there doing all this work?

Grampa gets in line to dump the truck.

Just a few pictures to try to give you a feel for the massiveness of this place. A camera really can't do it justice.

The doors on the truck are opened and the corn is dumped into a conveyor that will take it to whatever bin it is destined for.

Grampa goes back to have the truck weighed again.

The barge has loaded by now and putts away.

Hope you enjoyed our trip to the elevator. Let me know if you have any questions. Hopefully I'll be able to post the videos in a few days.

God Bless You All!

~ Grama Sue

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Whoo-hoo! I've figured out how to use my new camera to take videos and post it!

This video is about the delicate dance two humungus pieces of machinery do in the midst of bumpy corn field. I've actually got 3 videos about the process of getting corn out of the fields, but I'll have to do 3 different posts, probably over 3 days. My 'puter takes a long time to upload and my internet subscription is limited as to how much I can do each day. Don't want to over load things so ... hopefully tomorrow! \

~ God BlessYou All,
Grama Sue