Friday, January 16, 2009


The Bag Lady is taking a page from Tokaiangel's book today and asking everyone who reads her blog to de-lurk today!
She knows you are there - she sees you in her sitemeter. She isn't asking for much, just a quick hello to let her know who you might be. It would be great if you would tell her where you live, but that's not essential! And while you're at it - tell her what you like about her blog, if you are so inclined - she'd love to hear some feedback from you.

And even if you aren't a lurker, stop in and say hello today!

She had some video of calves that she wanted to share with you, but life got in the way and she didn't have a chance to download it from her camera. If she has time later on today, she might just add a little to this post!

Have a great weekend everyone!

EDIT: The Bag Lady is absolutely loving hearing from all her lurkers!! She had no idea so many people from so many different places and walks of life were enjoying hearing about her simple life out here on the farm (snow and all!!)
She knows she promised to post her calf video, but is sorry to report she is having some trouble downloading it from her camera. ~~sigh~~ If she gets it fixed, she will definitely post the video. Sorry to disappoint any of you who were looking forward to seeing the calves.


Anonymous said...

Im not lurky
I AM quirky
Today my sis
has a baby (a MISS)
I mean a girl
gave rhyme a while
It sucketh this morn'
way to NOT blow my horn.
or is it TOOT I mean?
Better comments youve seen.
Im off and out
but had to leave you a shout.

xo xo,


the Bag Lady said...

Oh, Carla - how exciting! Congratulations, auntieMizFit (not to be confused with A(u)ntiFit!)

Tom Rooney said...

Hello from the east coast of the US. Congratulations to Aunt MizFit too.

Anonymous said...

It's a good day for delurkers, to congratulate Miz on her niece!

Oh, and hi to Baggie! ;)
Thinking of you this morning with our temps at 6F and -6F wind chill. Sorry, I don't know the Celsius version...but I know it is COLD!!

the Bag Lady said...

Hi, Tom! I wasn't aware you were on the east coast - are you getting that nasty cold weather now?

the Bag Lady said...

kcinnova - sorry to hear it's so cold there... we are experiencing an almost heat-wave! It was +10C (around 50F) here yesterday! Positively balmy. And supposed to last through the weekend.

JavaChick said...

Good day to you Bag Lady. It is silly cold here in SJ today too with -40 wind chill. Doing my best to stay inside!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

the Bag Lady said...

Oh, Javachick - you have my sympathy! Hope it warms up soon for you!
Have a good weekend, but stay warm!

Leah J. Utas said...

I was thinking of lurking and not commenting today just to be contrary. Couldn't do it.
And congratulations to AuntieMizFit,too!

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - thanks for not lurking...:)

Anonymous said...

HI! Have a good day :)

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Sagan - hope your day is great, too!

solarity said...

Hello from freezing central Kentucky.
What do I read you for? Well, I came for the cows (serious Cow Envy here) but I stayed for everything. You just have a talent for making everything entertaining. Go, BL!

Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

Aw, thanks, Mary Anne! That was very kind. Almost enough to make me take that cold weather back. Almost, but not quite....:)

Lucas said...

Hey BL,
Long time reader AND commenter! No lurking for me! And you know most of this but since you asked:

I am Lucas
I blog at

My blog is about my life and my quest to be healthy.

I live in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

It's -20 degrees here today and I'm still smiling! :)

Love you. Love your blog. Love your whole operation you got going on there.

Anonymous said...

Have a great weekend! and the recipe below looks really great.

Not a lurker though.

Missicat said...

Hmmm....think my earlier comment got eaten by my computers...will try again!
Just notde-lurking to say hi!
Congrats to Miz's sizter!
It's about 12 degrees here...what is going on??? Send me warmth!

Anonymous said...

I'm not a lurker, I'm a stalker. Now put out that cigarette...

Anonymous said...

I'm in Louisiana's Cajun Country, near the swamps and bayous.

I enjoy reading about what life is like for you. I find your posts to be entertaining, insightful, and amusing.

I'm sure you are a person I would enjoy knowing in real life.


Melissa said...

Not a lurker today!!! Though I have been known to. I guess I'll be back to look for the calves. Stay warm....

the Bag Lady said...

Lucas - thanks for the love! And wow, -20 and you're still smiling?! Good for you!

Tricia - hope your weekend is great, too. And thanks.

Missicat - I'm sorry it's cold there, but I'm not giving up the warmth we have here right now! Selfish, aren't I? Hope it warms up for you soon!

Anonymous #1 - Mom, is that you? What *cough* cigarette? *cough*

Anonymous #2 - thanks for de-lurking, messymimi! Louisiana sounds like a whole different world from mine! And thanks for your kind words!

Melissa - I have to run to town now, but I'll try to get those calves up later this afternoon for you!

Tom Rooney said...

Sorry for getting back late. Very cold here today. When I left this morning it was -10 F. I'm sure it's up to 10 above by noon today.

Geosomin said...

Hello. :)
Not a lurker....we're getting the warm's actually only -10.
I scarcely know what to do.

Reb said...

Lurk? Me? Never! Well, not here anyway. I lurk over at (new Auntie) Mizfit sometimes, but she knows I am there, I comment somedays.

Penny said...

Hello from Yorkshire! I read your blog because I love the window into the world of Bag Lady, with all the critters, cooking and creating. And because YOU rock!!

TA x

Conny said...

Hee, hee. All the "usuals" are delurking, including me. I look forward to reading your blog every day for your wonderful sense of humor and how different your life is than mine. I have farm envy.

Something I saw on James Lilek's column (Star Tribune in MPLS)cracked me up about the Alberta Clipper/coldest weather, paraphrasing here, "Hey, Canada, close the door. You're letting all the COLD air in!"

Keep warm this weekend. :>)

Linda said...

afternoon, baglady.

Linda from Wisconsin
the same chill we are sharin'
tomorrow heat's a'flarin'
20 degrees flarin'

whatever...warmer weather on the way with snow, of course.

I love your critter stories and your Mizfit takeoff was priceless.

NV said...

Sometimes I lurk, sometimes I don't :) I like everything about your blog Bag Lady !!!

Oh and a big congrats to Auntie Mizfit and her sister of course !!

new*me said...

I can't ever drop by at your place without a comment ;)

Have a great Friday and stay warm....tells the cows to do the same :)

Scrumpy said...

I'm not a lurker, but I'll share anyway.

I'm currently in south Texas, but will soon be in frigid Chicago!

And I love Bag Lady's Blather because she is the ultimate renaissance woman. It's nice to know that if I ever need to round up some unruly calves, I know who to go to for advice.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your posts and humor. I'm in Central Ohio and have never lived a farm life. It's nice to learn about your challenges and successes. Any news on the satellite company?


Anonymous said...

Hello, Bag Lady, from a retired 70 year old grandmother who lives in Buffalo Grove, IL (NW of Chicago). It was -17 degrees here this morning with wind chill of -27. Expecting heat wave tomorrow-20 degrees above zero. Love to hear about your cows and ranch life. No buffalo left in Buffalo Grove!

the Bag Lady said...

Tom - that sucks! Hope things warm up for you soon!

Geo - enjoy it, of course! :)

Reb - glad you don't lurk here - otherwise, we'd never get to visit! :)

TA - Aw, thanks! You rock, too!

Conny - thanks! I'll see what I can do about the draft coming from that open door! Except it's working both ways - letting some heat in up here! LOL

Linda - thanks! Great poem... I'm hopeless when it comes to rhyming, but I'm glad you enjoyed my Mizfit takeoff!

Crazylady - thanks for your kind words!

Annette - I'm glad you always comment - it's great to see your smiling face/avatar...

SB - yup, if you ever need advice on calves, I'm your go-to gal! :)

Debbie - welcome! Thanks for de-lurking. Glad you enjoy hearing about the ranch life. I haven't had the stomach yet to call the satellite company back because, of course, they did NOT call me! I'll gird my loins and call them again next week. And probably every day next week, too. ~~sigh~~

the Bag Lady said...

Hello boots586! We were writing at the same time! Glad to hear from you - thanks for de-lurking! This is so much fun for me! Sorry to hear about the cold weather there.
Funny thing - on my way home from town today I passed a buffalo farm, and the big male buffalo were right by the fence! Three of them. And me without my camera.... dang it.

Anonymous said...

Hello from Abbotsford, BC

Good to hear you are having some warmer weather... you sent the Alberta Clipper back east to cool those poor souls...we can see our green grass again and back to normal temps with foggy mornings and sunny afternoons.

cowboy's cuz

the Bag Lady said...

Hey, cuzzie! Nice to hear things are getting back to normal for you! It was pretty darn wet for awhile, wasn't it?
And you won't hear me complain about our above freezing temps for the next few days, nossir!

Unknown said...

I am a lurker from Michigan. Cold and snowy here today

the Bag Lady said...

Hi,elmer12533! Sorry to hear your weather isn't the greatest! It's sunny and above freezing here today (oops, didn't mean to brag....:))

Anonymous said...

My name is Liz...I'm a lurker from Hawaii! I stumbled upon your blog from another blog....I like hearing about all the snow!

the Bag Lady said...

Hi, Liz! Thanks for de-lurking!! Ah, Hawaii.... I've never been there, but would certainly love to visit someday! Glad you enjoy hearing about the snow. It's probably much better to just hear about it than to have to cope with it! :)

Rupal said...

Hey Bag Lady, self proclaimed lurker here. btw--Loved your video 'facetime' on Monday...brightened my day fo sho!

Hope your having a fab weekend!


the Bag Lady said...

Hi, rupal! Thanks for de-lurking, and glad you enjoyed watching me humiliate myself!! :) It was loads of fun to do!

Amy Mullis said...

I'm not a lurker, but I don't speak every time I'm here. You know I'm always checking in to keep my nose in your business. Your life is so much more interesting than mine. Keep up the good work!

the Bag Lady said...

Amy - I don't know about more interesting, but I do know you are having far too much fun in yours! :)

Hilary said...

I don't count as a lurker.. but I do as a fan. One of your many. :)

Congrats to miz!

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Hil. And I think Miz will make a fabulous aunt!

Heather said...

Hello from Minnesota. I stumbled across your blog, I guess you would say I was blog surfing (pathetic isn't it!) and I found your blog very entertaining therefore I tend to stop by often and read about life on the farm!

the Bag Lady said...

Hello, just me!! Nice to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by, and thanks for de-lurking!