Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Aother week gone by ????

Another entire week has gone by, again. Sheesh, how does it happen? I spent a couple of days out of town last week and again this week. The long, busy days and then the late night drive home really wipe me out. Here's a recap of the week.



This is my little buddy, out of town. She lives in the city but is a ranch-girl at heart. She raised 4-H pigs for several years. This year she is raising an FFA lamb for the first time. A neighboring High School has stables available for the city kids to house their livestock projects. I enjoyed watching her 'work' the lamb while I was there. His name is Fabian... he has a very strange feminine baaaa.


Note her jammie bottoms, when I met her at her house to drive out to the lamb, I , um, mentioned that maybe she had forgotten to get dressed. She was intentionally wearing pj bottoms to the farm! At the farm, other teen girls were attired in pajama bottoms. What gives?



Sunday we had a visitors after Church. Jerry barbecued a mess of his awesome ribs and we had a bunch of traditional picnic foods. A very nice afternoon. We had 2 extra horses here, not ours, that a woman is trying to sell quickly. We knew right away that this old fat Morgan gelding would be a perfect match for our friends' 6 year old daughter. Another little buddy of mine. It was love at first sight and he went home with them. Now we only have 1 extra horse here.


Same little cutie as above, the dog was at her side the entire afternoon. When it was time to go home, she hid my dog in their truck. When she was 'caught', she tried to hide with him in the barn. I explained to her that he was my dog, and I am very attached, that she could not take him home, but she can come visit. She seriously suggested a deal, we take the horse out of the trailer and she would trade her new horse for my dog! No deal, I kept the dog.


Awake at 6 this morning, out at 7 am checking gardens. We have sprouting radishes!


Found a red rose bud this morning. The rose bushes, many of them, were growing wildly all around the house in untended rock gardens. The roses were sending branches between the logs of the house. Jerry went crazy with the chain saw. He tends to do that. He chopped the roses down to nubbins and transplanted them to the garden. I accused him of rose murder. The transplanted roses are thriving. In case you wonder... I admitted that I was wrong and he was right, again. He likes when I admit that. So I admit it as needed. (even when I know I was really right)

It was good to be home and not working this morning. This little rock garden is in the back of the house and doing nicely.


Another rock garden that we are working on. Planted this one last week, still deciding what to put there. If my Mom comes to visit, she'll have good ideas.

This is what I did to the side of the garage. Jerry had the idea to turn it into a horse wash rack. You know, put hitching posts there, a place to tie up horses and give them baths. The other horse stuff and barn are on the other side of the garage. This is what you see from our back deck.

I am learning this marriage stuff, do not argue, do not protest, do not give other options... just do.

I did up this western theme picnic area and the cowboy likes it and forgot all about the wash rack.

Now if I can just think of what to do about his 'prized' wood shed. That's a whole 'nother post.

Goal update; 3 # lost, 5 garage boxes emptied, 6 hours gardening on Saturday, 1 hour gardening this morning.


12 comments:

Karen Deborah said...

Glad your home, missed you. Your a pretty smart cookie, getting this married thing down really well!
What kind of flowers do you want to plant do you know?
We worked so hard today I won't even tell you about it. Not today.
Glad your home, any word on Amy?

di :) said...

it's so green there. finally rained here this evening, so maybe we'll have lush thick grass and big green leaves tomorrow!

JANET said...

I HAVE BEEN CHECKING EVERY NIGHT TO SEE IF YOU ARE HOME YET---I KNEW YOU WOULD GET THE GOALS STARTED---MAYBE I WILL TRY TO KEEP UP---OR MAYBE I WON'T HAHA

lov mom said...

Glad you are back on, missed you.

Enjoyed reading all of your blog.
I like your western patio, tie the horses to a tree for baths. Why do you want to do away with wood shed?
Your flowers and place looking real nice. No animals or birds found your garden yet?
Flowers for Calif ???

Take care. XO- "Hi Jerry"

Jenn said...

Little girls and fat old horses always seem to get along splendidly. Glad the old guy found a new buddy to love all over him.

I love the picnic table patio area! Looks fabulous! What a great idea. And I concur about the not arguing, just do point about marriage. I don't even say anything any more, I just "do it."

Grats on the goals! I managed to get two more flower beds planted over the weekend, but my basement is still a disaster area. :P

Courtney said...

Great job on your goals and I love the deal she tried to strike with you, too funny!

Coffee Bean said...

Oh my gosh. I want to live with you.

Karen Deborah said...

you lost 3 pounds! What are you doing? All this exercise and hard work, I haven't lost anything.

di :) said...

i've thought about my goals...
1. get flower seeds Kev got me planted (i think the chance of frost is gone)so i can maybe have color in my beds by AUGUST!
2. lose weight (lost 7 in 3 days woohooo!!)
3. find a location to store my books and get them off my bedroom floor.
4. 3 years worth of Photo's in albums.
di :)

Anonymous said...

THE PLACE IS SURE SHAPING UP.NOTHING LIKE HAVING YOUR PLACE LOOK AND FEEL LIKE YOUR PLACE. I HAVE BUT ONE GOAL. THAT IS TO SET NO GOALS TO WORRY ABOUT. I JUST DO WHAT I WANT WHEN I FEEL LIKE IT. IF I DON'T FEEL LIKE IT, IT DOESN'T GET DONE. IT WORKS EVERY TIME. NO STRESS! I DID GET ALOT DONE IN THE BACK YARD. THE NEGHBORS CAN HAVE COMPANY OVER TO THEIR HOUSE AGAIN. LOL. DAVID

Coffee Bean said...

Happy Mother's Day Kathy!!!

Karen Deborah said...

Hey Kathy
you must be working your tail off. Just popped by to let you know your missed.