Saturday, March 29, 2008
You are a treasured Sister, a loving Mom, and a beloved Daughter.
I miss you and missed talking with you today. Happy Birthday.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I took a day this week and went skiing. It was a lovely drive, the snow is melting away now. But there was plenty of snow at the ski resort. It was too warm out to wear a coat, a sweatshirt was just right. By noon, the snow was getting slushy so I headed home. After five months, my leg that got squished by the horse, has finally healed. I had no problem with 2 1/2 hours of downhill. I love to ski. I missed by buddies Kevin and Tristan though! Maybe next year they can join me. Last year, my nephew Kevin and I braved massive blizzards to drive up to the resort. It was quite the adventure.
The day was warm, the skies dotted with just a touch of cloud, a bit of wind, and plenty of snow.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Mama cow has malfunctioning milkers. She tries to be a good mama but needs assistance. She is big and protective, he is tiny, cute and friendly.
She is warning me to keep away while Junior wanders right over to say hi. I respect protective female bovine types and keep my distance.
Looks at those eye lashes... that tiny tip of tongue...
I have his calf bottle full of yummy warm milk replacer, but he refuses to take it for me. I'm sure not going to chase him around in there with questionable mama cow and deep cow manure. I give up.
Cute hungry calf goes right up to and starts nuzzling with 'Dawg'.
We kind of miss that dawg, but there's something to be said about not having a Barbadoes sheep sleeping outside the door every night.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
It pays off to carry my camera around, even at work.
This is one of the lighter moments in Veterinary Medicine. The participants shall remain anonymous, for my protection!
"Yes sir, I have examined your bird and have found that his wings function perfectly."
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Sunday, Day of Rest
....he just needs to learn the house rules. Such as ,'no jumping up into the kitchen sink to watch us outdoors'. He has bonded to me already, but then I have spent the past few days hauling him everywhere with me. He does like Jerry too, but Jerry has been busy with his new toy.
His new tractor; it digs, it lifts, it pushes, it pulls, it is cool.
It was new in the 70s. It belong to Jerry's Uncle, then his Dad bought it, his Dad retired from farming and then passed away, the tractor sold to a friend, when J.J. heard it was being sold again, he called Jerry and asked if he wanted to buy his Dad's old tractor. When you live in a 'small town' you know the whereabouts of your Grandpa's old tractor.
The tractor has been well taken care of and works hard.
I thought I had convinced Jerry that Sunday is a day of rest. I am in here doing laundry, dishes and just a general clean-up after having guests.
Jerry and Cort are outside..... not on the old wooden swing, I assure you. So much for resting.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
The time passed too quickly and they left just two hours ago. They'll spend the night in Tahoe and head for Idaho in the morning.
My new step-son likes to relax just like his Dad (see previous post). It is amazing what they accomplished here in just a few days. He is very sweet, hard working, and real cute too. His girlfriend is cute and sweet. We are sad to see them go, the visit was too short!
I got much done that I have been putting aside for months now. Finally got that married name change official with the government, changed my Driver's License, made some banking changes, even started on the long list of address changes.
While the guys were out doing their 'manly' jobs around here, I cleaned more and unpacked more. There's still lots to sort and put away. It is most challenging to blend the 'stuff' two separate people have collected in a half century of life. I have rediscovered some of my 'treasures' and have been introduced to some neat items the Cowboy regards as treasures.
It is late (9 pm!) I am tired, smell like smoke from tending burn piles, dirty from stacking wood, and I am chilly. Time for a hot bath and then bed.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
DIFFERENCES: Part Two
Climb up on the roof and sweep leaves, of course.
Dark outside? No problem, the fire will provide enough light to rake up even more brush and leaves.
What better way to relax, than with a Chain Saw?