Everyday Adventures

This week I am starting something new called Everyday Adventures. This may be a weekly feature or it may only be featured once or twice a month. I am still deciding on that part, but it will basically be a look into my everyday life.

I have really enjoyed highlighting some of my pictures from Instagram on my site over the last few months, but I decided to start sharing a little bigger picture of my life than just what I share on Instagram.

This new feature will be a fun way for me to share random everyday life and keeping it real type posts. It will be some of the things I share on Instagram, but also other random pictures, and  I also occasionally add a few things I love, that have nothing to do with kitchen life. Basically these will be random type posts about everyday life.

Today I am giving you a little look into my life living on 43 acres in Oklahoma.  And there is also a very real, I cleaned out the fridge, picture at the bottom of the post as well. You won’t want to miss the clean out the fridge picture. I am hoping I am not the only one that struggles with cleaning out the fridge.

4 wheeler

When I was a kid we had a three wheeler and I loved it. I spent so many hours riding around and around the seven acres I grew up on. I did so much thinking and having fun on that three wheeler. Then I grew up, moved away, and forgot how much fun it could be. We have now lived on our current property for almost ten years and we finally bought four wheelers last fall. Mainly for working around the property, but also for some fun.

Last Saturday, after a long week, I took a short ride around our property on the four wheeler and had so much fun. Really I forgot how much fun they could be. And how much easier it is when working around the property. No more walking clear across the forty some acres. You hop on a four wheeler and go. So much faster and easier. We are now wondering why we did not buy one years ago.

river

I took this picture last Saturday while out on the four wheeler. I love this view and wish I could see it from our house. So pretty.

flowers

My parents have a lilac bush that is almost as tall as their house and I have always loved it. It is so pretty in the spring when it is in full bloom. About five years ago I planted a lilac bush in our yard. Oklahoma is not the best area for lilac growing, and I highly doubt that my lilac bush will every be very big,  but after five years I am finally getting some beautiful flowers off of it. I love looking out and seeing this from my window.

The picture below is a picture that some of you will get right away and others of you will not understand at all what it is. Can you guess what it is?

storm shelter

It is a storm shelter. I have lived in Oklahoma for almost 20 years and finally have a storm shelter. We have wanted to get one for awhile. Actually I have wanted one for awhile. I think my husband got it mainly for my peace of mind.  We decided this was the year to finally get one. I don’t think I will ever get used to Oklahoma storms, but at least I feel a little better having a storm shelter.We got it installed last week and my kids found it fun to play in. It won’t be so fun if we actually have to use it.

If you live in Oklahoma, or anywhere near tornado alley, you know there are different options for storm shelters. We choose a pretty basic below ground one. For those of you that do not live anywhere near tornado alley, you may have never seen one. They are basically a giant cement box you put in the ground to keep you safe during a tornado. It is one of those things you buy hoping that you never have to use.

cream

And now for the keeping it real, please tell me I am not the only one, picture.

I found this in the back of my fridge eariler week. Yes that says December 3, 2013. It is currently the middle of April. Now I know I have cleaned out my fridge since December. I have cleaned it out quite a few times. How do things like this end up hiding way in the back where we don’t see them?! Please tell me I am not the only one that finds odd out dated things like this in the back of the fridge.

I hope you all have a great weekend and are able to spend some time with family and friends. We are having friends over for lunch on Saturday and will be grilling hamburgers. Then my in-laws are coming over Sunday for dinner. It should be a busy, but nice weekend.

I hope you enjoyed a look into my everyday life. I look forward to sharing another look soon.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

Comments

  1. Hi Lynn, Beautiful place. I’m surprised you have time to blog. Lots of land means lots of work. You must be super passionate about cooking/baking.

    • Thanks! I do love to cook and bake and I love living in the country. I don’t think I would do well at city living. :-) And yes the land is work, but we enjoy living where we do so it makes all the work easier. And some things around the property just don’t get done like they should or when they should. :-)

  2. B. Winblad says:

    Lynn,

    LOVE this new post series! I look forward to seeing some fun pictures and get a bird’s eye view into your life.

    We live in Indiana and get tornadoes here. We moved from CA to IN 8 years ago. Our first home didn’t have a basement, so we sheltered in an interior bathroom. But our second home that we built, has a full basement so that is where we go to hunker down. We just sold our home and are beginning to build the next, which will also have a full basement. I could never live here peacefully without one. I have heard of storm shelters, but have never seen one in person. I don’t think that is a norm here in Indiana, I think a basement option on homes is what they do here.

    I clean out my fridge quite often. But yes, occasionally something seems to hide in the back that gets missed. I don’t know how that happens! We open and use the fridge numerous times a day, how do things go unnoticed? It boggles my mind really.

    • Basements are not that popular here because of the type of soil we have. Some older homes have them, but not many. A basement would be much easier to get into during a tornado, so I wish we had them here. Newer homes often have what they call safe rooms in them, which is usually a closet built specially to with stand a tornado. With homes already built though the underground ones are more common and easier to do.

      And I am glad to know that I am not the only one that finds odd things in the back of the fridge!

  3. I love this new post! And your river (?) view. I agree, big back porch facing that with a porch swing…heaven.

  4. Tamara George says:

    Beautiful homestead! I totally understand wanting the storm shelter. The Moore tornado was just 6 miles north of us. I live in Norman. When we moved here 10 years ago, I had a storm shelter installation scheduled for the day after closing!

    • Since you live in Oklahoma you totally understand why I wanted one! Oklahoma has crazy and sometimes horrible storms. We lived in Moore from 94-98, so I know that area well. From what I have heard the house we lived in during that time was destroyed in last years storms. Storms shelters are a pretty much a must have in Oklahoma.

  5. LOL!! I threw out a heavy cream from December just last week. It’s amazing what you find lurking in the recesses of the fridge. I go through mine every Saturday just before DH goes to the transfer station.

  6. This was such a fun post. It was fun to see a bit of your life outside the kitchen. I agree with you on the 4-wheelers, they are so fun!

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