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.
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.
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.
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.
Nothing I like better than playing with the new babies and taking their pictures. Here are a few from the last couple of new babies. We should be done now for the spring season. We had a few late ones.
Me and a best friend went on a Antiquing trip last Friday. I found some really neat stuff. I guess my favorite would be this old box I transformed with some paint and wax and these old wooden bowls. They just needed a little product on them to bring them back to life. I used a product for butcher block counters and it also said to be used on wooden bowls and spoons. I think they look beautiful now and so another collection starts. We also picked up some rusty iron bird feeders and garden stakes which I will post later. In fact we drove 80 miles one way to get the rusty bird feeder. A friend of ours had gotten one in this little Missouri wine town so we had to make the trip too.
Spring Turkey Season is over and my husband and I had so much fun hunting together once again. Here I am after the hunt on the first week.
There is nothing like being in the woods before daylight and watching and listening to the world wake up. The first week of turkey season the dogwoods were in full bloom, it was just beautiful. One morning in addition to hearing the turkeys gobble, I had a woodpecker beside me trying to take a tree down I swear. I squirrel scampered by and I saw a deer too. I had a successful hunt this year getting a turkey the first week and another one the last week and all on my own. I don't blog about hunting but we do cook and eat the harvest we take. We are grateful to have the opportunity to live on this great farm where we are lucky enough to be able to hunt turkey and deer. And there you go, I can hunt it, cook it and serve it up at "Dishin it up at Deena's"
One of the new recipes I have tried in the last couple of weeks. It was very good. My husband wants it again soon. I served it with some leftover corn and leftover roasted vegetables.
Chicken Pot Pie Bubble Up
2 cups of cooked chopped chicken
1 can (10.75) oz cream of chicken soup (I used the healthy request)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetables
1 12 oz can refrigerated Grands Jr biscuits.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a glass 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray.
In a large bowl stir together all ingredients including frozen vegetables. Remove biscuits from can and cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Toss with chicken mixture. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Welcome to my blog. I am a Farm Girl at heart and a photographer, still working full time and love to decorate my home. I am married to my wonderful husband for 31 years who puts up with all my ideas and believe me I have many. We have a little male Yorkie named Jake, a Manchester Terrier named Molly and lots of cattle. Both of our dogs are rescues from bad situations. We treat our cattle better than most people probably treat their kids. We love all our animals. I work at a major University as a Administrative Assistant and do photography professionally on the side. My husband was the owner of an archery business for 35 years but we recently sold the business and we now raise cattle full time
. I love to decorate our home and scour antique shops and flea markets for unique items all the time. You can usually find me out and about on Saturdays looking. I help my friends decorate their homes too. I love to bake and am always taking things to work. We love to go to Wyoming on vacations. We raise cattle and something you might not expect from me is my husband and I love to Turkey Hunt together. I can't wait for spring turkey season.