Friday, September 4, 2009


Where's Hubby......can you find him???
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What a blessed morning I have experienced on the Ponderosa. Arising at dark-thirty a.m. to meet the dust bunnies and lime scale this cleanin' crazed farm chick donned the rubber gloves raring to beat the dirt this excitedly anticipated Deep Clean Friday. I know, I know, "cleanliness is next to godliness," is not found in the Good Book but it should be! The house is clean enough for the Almighty himself to eat off the floor. Not that I would every toss a meal on the floor along with a fork and tell ANYONE to go for it. The throne is sparkling enough for royalty to relax and sit a spell. I admit I need help. I look at my vac the way most women look at the beefcakes on some hunky fireman calendar. Clean makes me happy, I thrive on order. I need to know everything is in its place. But where in Gods green earth is my hubby?

A year ago when we didn't know beans about beans we planted half the bottom land in soybeans. Native to East Asia 5,000 years ago they used the beans as a major food source. According to Ancient Chinese history, in 2853BC the Emperor Shennog proclaimed soybeans were sacred. An excellent protein source, these familiar legumes have been grown for thousands of years as food for millions around the earth sporting many health benefits such as reducing cholesterol due to being high in phytoestrogens which also help menopausal women. FLASH....we 'hot' chicks need all the help we can get. Soybeans have also been used as a feed ingredient for our livestock industry. The complex structure of the plant provides building blocks allowing the production of hundreds of products that ya'll probably never thought might be made of the little green bean.

Things ya use every bloomin' day are made from the greater bean. Take a bath? Oh please let me hear your answering "YES". You have beans in your bath soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, hand cleaners and the candle you are burning by your relaxing bubble bath. Do laundry? Again I prayin' I'm hearing those affirmations out there. We all know mama told you,"we don't put dirty duds on a clean body." You are using beans to pretreat, wash and soften your laundry. Have furniture? Sure hope your not decoratin' with egg crates and pallets to embellish your French Chicken coop style. Yep, tables, chairs and all sorts of furniture are made of beans even the wax and cleaners to keep it beautiful....beans. Everywhere we turn from that box of crayons to fuel additives have been invaded by soybeans. But wait, have ya'll forgotten about Hubby???

He is the first blind date I every went on. That date that has lasted more than 38 years and the sparks are still flyin'. The hardest working man I have ever seen holds a job off the Ponderosa so we can afford to love the land. A job that consists of a liquid feed salesman, dairy truck route, semi-truck grain driver or anything else the boss-man may ask of him. 'Very multi talented this one is. He's the farm boy I still have moon eyes for and still get tingly when he takes my hand. The one I said yes to for this journey we call life. Where's Hubby??? Answer:In this years soybean field. He is the man OUT STANDING in his field! If I really could not find him as Clanned sang in 2004 in the movie "Last of the Mohicans", no matter where you go, I will find you. If it takes a thousand years, I WILL FIND YOU!!!


  1. Such a beautiful post! I greatly enjoyed reading it; it's informative(soya beans) and it's a moving song of love to your husband and life partner.

  2. Hey there, I glad you stopped by to visit me. I will be visiting you regularly now! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Nezzy--I don't get the feeling you like your huubby very much!!!!! :) :) :)
    HA! HA!

    Have e super holiday weekend!!


  4. Excuse me Nezzy, but I just heard someone say 'peek-a-boo'!

    TTFN ~ Marydon

    PS Oh, yes, the feedsacks do bring back memories, don't they. I love them. Have a lovely holiday weekend.

  5. You know, you had informed Willadean that your first blind date led to the love of your life, but I really didn't know how serious you were until I read this post. How wonderful for both of you that your love and passion for each other has survived all these years! You should give a course in "How to keep the spark alive." Blessings to you and hubby both.

  6. Clean makes me happy too!!

    Soybean fields bring back memories of my short lived city life in Illinois, as a child, and smack dab in the middle of the city was a soybean field near our street. We children of the block would sneak into the field and eat all the soybeans we could hold in our tummies. I now wonder why we didn't get ill over that one. Green soybeans. hmmm

    love those pictures.

  7. A field full of beans, a clean house and a long time've got it all going on. Thanks for sharing a fun read.

  8. I hope that your soybean crop bring you plenty of $$$.

  9. You have a great way with words. A 38 year old bling date. That's perfect. Hubby is perfect and that filed of beans is perfect.
    Thanks for sharing.

  10. I think it's incredibly sweet that you all met on a blind date and you still have that spark! My husband and I met on a blind date, 14 years ago, (we've been married 7 of those years), and our spark burnt out a long time ago. It's all about the kids right now. I hope maybe someday we'll be able to rekindle the spark that used to be there.

  11. Such a heart warming tribute to your husband.

    My granson loved boiled soybeans in the shell.

    Ah, the love of the land tis a endearing and enduring thing to have. If you treat it right, it will repay you many times.

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  13. Wow! Those are some tall soybeans! We definitely don't grow that big here in the north!

  14. Thanks for visiting my blog today AND leaving a comment to let me know you were there!!!

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  15. That is quite a romance! And great pics of your Hub.

  16. Being raised a "town" girl (pop. 1900), I never did get the urge to till the soil. I tried a backyard garden several times, but that's all. My hubby isn't into yard work or gardening either so that's ok with me. You would not do well at my house. I don't clean, I "straighten". If it looks neat at first glance that's enough for me. Leaves me plenty of time to play in my craft cave and listen to my hubby play music in his little man cave. Congrats on loving the same man for so long. The hubby and I are only on year 21 but we're in it for the long haul too. Have a great week and give the hubby an extra hug from all of us in bloggy land.

  17. You are one lucky lady!!! I love hearing about successful warms my heart!!!

    Thanks for sharing!!!

  18. He sounds like a wonderful husband and sad to say there aren't that many of them. I am lucky to have a good one too! Cindy

  19. Aww Nezzy, You sure are sweet on that man! It's refreshing to hear someone talk so sweetly about their man! You are definitely blessed. Traci

  20. Where have you been all of my blogging life?! Call me weird but my favorite isle at the grocery store is the cleaning supplies! I love to clean and it's a good thing because my man is a one man wrecking crew!

    Thanks for all the info. on soy. I had no idea that soy is in so much of our everyday products...fascinating!

    I love how much you love your man after all the years you've been together...ain't nothing better than that!

    Have a blessed week!


  21. What a beautiful post. We just celebrated our 6th anniversary... and this post is such an inspiration. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  22. Lol, hubbys are found in the most unusual of places, I found mine on the internet and ended up moving all the way to the UK to be with him.

  23. I love the "love story" in this post.

    But the part about your new venture of growing soy beans makes me think of groundhogs! Do you have them there? Here in NE Indiana we raise lots of soybeans, and the groundhogs (also called woodchucks)LOVE them. For many years, Hubby was the sharp-shooting
    "terminator" farmers called for help.

    I AM impressed with how tall your bean are and I loved all the facts you came up with as far as how they are used.

    A very interesting post. Thank you. I'll be back.


  24. Peaking in at your blog today and will be back again because you made me laugh and laughter is a good to clean my house now:)

  25. Oooh, I can't wait to read more. My younger daughter dreams of farming. Too bad I can't send her over to you!

  26. So...I really don't know anything about soybeans, but HOLY COW those look huge. And your hubby looks like he makes the same "again with the camera? Can we do something else now?" face that my hubby makes. So cute. :) Thanks for your visit!

  27. What a lovely gave me a chuckle or two..I adore your writing. So so nice to meet you and your lovely blog...thank you for leaving a beautiful comment on mine. I am off to read some more of your past post...I am sure I am in for a few more chuckles...your writing is so cute!

  28. Speaking of "hot," he's quite a hottie, too :)

    And don't you mean the LAST blind date? heehee

  29. What a great post!!! I happened to find your blog and I will be stopping by frequently. Where I do my internship we call our FLASH for "hot" chicks a POWER CHARGE--keeps us up and running after it spikes. Thank you for your wonderful post today it made me smile.

  30. What a lovely post. And I can't imagine the work that goes into what you do.

  31. Aw, I love to hear of a woman's devotion to her man. So sweet and endearing.
    Thanks for stopping by my little blog.

  32. Nezzy, thanks for the sweet comment you are a dear! Have a great day. Traci

  33. That's a lot of beans.

    I get the sense that you like your hubby, just a little.

  34. I am happy I found your blog. I think you have been married about the same number of years as my husband and I, so that's one thing in common. But we so differ on cleaning house, would you like to come over and clean mine (Ha Ha), cleaning and vacuuming are on the bottom of my list of fun.
    I prefer gardening and writing :)

  35. Oh MY! Almost a year to the day and I'm about to write the SAME POST! We too just started soybeans and I have a pic of The Farmer "outstanding in his field!" What fun I'm having exploring your blog. Ummm, there's just one wee difference 'tween us farm gals... I am NOT nearly as good at deep cleaning as you. I DO love a clean house. It's just always at the end of my "must tend to" list. And by the time I get it done the kids have undone it all... I have a kitchen sign that says; "Our house is clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy." Maybe you'll inspire me when I too am up at "dark thirty." So nice to know there's a kindred spirit out there!

  36. You share such fun posts...I love that last part about you and your hubs...


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