Monday, February 1, 2016

Reflections on Sunrises

As I look back over the last 10 days or so and all these beautiful sunrises I see God painting a picture and each one is it's own unique beautiful painting. Which one do I like the best? I would never be able to decide. They are all so different and all their own. But I do know I am blessed that my two little dogs want to go out at this time of day so I can see this awesome miracle each and every day that God gives me life. Love living on this farm and seeing this everyday.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Winter in Missouri and a Little Love

We have it now where our calves are born in the spring and fall so they are a little older when the cold weather hits. A few years ago we were having them in the winter and lots of them were born when it was so cold we had to bring them in and warm them up. You always take a risk that the Mom won't take them back. Sometimes even have to keep them in the garage overnight. We pull our Bulls now so the calving is right. It also allows us to take a vacation and my husband and I go hunting every November in Wyoming togethe and not have to worry about babies being born. We have to be here when they are in case there is trouble with one being born. Here is a cutie getting some loving from Momma yesterday morning.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Farm house sign

A sign I had made for the house but right now using it on the porch.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

New fall babies

Wow, it's been a while since I blogged. I have had a busy summer, went on a family vacation, left on July 4th, 11 of us to Dauphin Island, Alabama. And right now we are in the middle of fall calving season so we are pretty busy but I love this time of year. I have been decorating the house for fall and I am now ready to take all the flowers that are starting to look weary and replace them with pumpkins and Indian corn. I have also been doing a lot of antiquing with some friends and picked up several new things. I will post those pictures soon but for now here is me and two of the newest babies on the farm.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Life with Cookie

A couple of months ago we adopted a kitten and I named her Cookie. She rode for several miles underneath a car to town where a friend of mine works. My friend emailed me for advice about how to get her out. It was a rainy day and the girls at the bank were dressed for work so couldn't lay on the ground and no one could reach far enough up under the car to get a hold of her. I called one of the women I know that helps with animal rescues and she said would go as soon as she could. In the back of my mind during all these emails I was thinking about taking her. They finally got her out and took her inside and put her in a box. You know the drill, some of them wanted her but for whatever reasons couldn't take her. So here I go, I walk in the bank and say "Are you all giving away kittens today with a deposit". So that's how it came to be that Cookie now lives with us. After a vet visit to get checked out to make sure she hadn't been hurt during the ride, and to check out her eye, one pupil is smaller than the other one, she had a clean bill of health. A hundred dollars or so later which when I went to pay the bill was already paid by my friend that had hoped I would take her she sat in my lap and home we went. It took a few weeks for our dog Molly to get used to her but now they are romping through the house like crazy. My friend Karen says Cookie won the lottery to get to live at our house.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Back from vacation

Sorry it's been a while since I blogged. We have been on a family vacation, or Bacation as Lucas called it to Dauphin Island, Alabama. When I say family vacation I mean 11 of us, all staying together in one condo on the ocean. We took 3 different automobiles, 2 pickup trucks, and a van. Is was quite the entourage. It was me and my husband, my sister, our niece, her husband and 5 year old Lucas, our daughter, son in law, grandson, granddaughter, and granddaughter's boyfriend. We had a blast, cooked together, swam in the gulf every day, rented Jet Skis, Kayak's, took a evening Dolphin Cruise, the kids and their Dad went para sailing, and some went deep sea fishing. We sat up late on the deck most nights just me and my sister laughing and talking. I spent mornings walking on the beach picking up shells and watching the Dolphins follow the shrimp boats. Yes, as in any family there were a few squabbles but for the most part we had a ball. I hope you enjoy a few of the 1069 pictures taken.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Buster the Bull

One of our bulls, his name is Buster is having a foot problem. Buster is very important to our herd of cows so we are worried about him. He has been limping for a few days, we gave him some antibiotic shots on Sunday morning in hopes he would be better the next day. On Tuesday my husband loaded him in the trailer and took him to the barn where he would be in out of the sun and we could monitor him better, We called the Vet, went and picked up a different high powered antibiotic and some pain meds that are supposed to last 30 days. I said that must be some strong pain pills. More shots and pain pills down him, still no better. The Vet is coming today, There is a disease called Hoof Rot animals get when the ground is wet for a long time and we have had a lot of rain. The Vet thought because of the symptoms that's what it is but could also be a leg injury.  He has been very good to go in the corral and the head gate and I'm glad because when a Bull that weighs around 2500 pounds doesn't want to do something it's not a good thing.