Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sky Watch Fridays UFO

What do you think the black dot could be? Sorry for the bad picture! I was searching through some pictures I took last week and stumbled across this. When I took the pic. I did not realize there was an unidentified flying object flying over the top of the hill across from our house. It looks to be way to big to be a bird compared to the trees under it. Way to low to be a plane and I would have heard and noticed a plane. I just don't know.

Be sure to click on the photo to enlarge it and see what you think! Give me everyones best and wildest guess's because your guess is as good as mine!


Happy Heifer

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Always stop and smell the flowers

Sometimes when you try to look up in life you can feel trapped in a brier patch.
Don't look up, look down, way down, you will find a whole world of tiny flowers to brighten your day.

Even dandelions can brighten a gloomy day unless they are in your yard, then they may add to the gloominess. I really enjoy a dandelion bouquet given by a loving three year old though.



Even weeds have faces and bring beauty to our world.


These flowers bear there faces towards the sun in hopes of some warmth and a jump start on spring.




So when life has you down and feeling trapped make sure to slow down, untangle, and stop and smell the flowers no matter how small.
Happy Heifer






SEPIA SCENES

Dreaming of spring!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Watery Wednesday My first one

It is almost spring, but all around, all we see are little memories of a crisp, cool Fall!
Be sure to click on photo to make it larger to see full effect!


Happy Heifer


Sunday, March 22, 2009

BULL SALE AT OUR PLACE

Yesterday we had a bull sale at our place. The boys and I decided we would go and watch and take pictures. When I told Patrick I wanted to take pictures so I could put it on my blog he told me to wear a disguise so no one would recognize me and realize I was his wife. How nice, boy he sure is supportive of my hobby.

They sold 300 bulls, 300 bred heifers and 50 pairs. They averaged $3200 and they made 1.5 million. The bulls were all premium Circle A Angus some were registered but most were commercial. Circle A was pretty smart in a new program they started to advertise and sell premium commercial bulls. They have kept such detailed records on all there commercial cows over the years that they have a certification program on all there commercial bulls and have the lineage on all of them. They are premium good quality bulls that do as well or better in calf production and weight gain as registered bulls.

The show barn which is were they hold the auction is also were Patrick and I attend cowboy church. The cowboy church was started by someone who works for circle A so we use there "show Barn" they call it a show barn but they don't do very much showing anymore it is mostly just there own private auction barn.

There were so many people there that to get this picture I had to raise my hand up with my camera. You see the guy in the middle he thought I was bidding on the bull in the ring and the bull was already at 6,000 dollars good way to embarrass my hubby who was busy at work in the back. I don't think a 6,000 dollar bull is in our budget.


They serve a pretty nice breakfast and dinner and keep the food up all through the sale. Cason did not like his and he was pretty mad that I would not get him something else. Dustin only ate a little bit and he was also mad because he did not get the drink he wanted. Fun day for me Not

They had red Angus and I thought this guy was very handsome. I did not get a good shot and now he is probably down in TX making baby's so I will not ever see his pretty face again. So sad




They had a pen full of real nice baldy heifers that were bred. We raised these baldys last year I always liked seeing the baldys born.




This guy was not for sale he is one of circle A's leading sires. I could not decide if he wanted to eat me for dinner or if he wanted his head scratched but I decided not to stick around and find out.




After a long day at the sale and having two CRABBY boys I decided it was time to go home we told Patrick by and have a good time loading out trailers but we be done. Especially mom.
Happy Heifer








This little calf was sure glad she was not at that crazy sale!!






Thursday, March 19, 2009

SKY WATCH FRIDAYS





We had some very interesting clouds this past week it almost looked as though the sun was dancing with them trying to get noticed.
Happy Heifer
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Dirty Dishes

THANK GOD FOR DIRTY DISHES;
THEY HAVE A TALE TO TELL.
WHILE OTHER FOLKS GO HUNGRY,
WE’RE EATING PRETTY WELL.
WITH HOME, AND HEALTH, AND HAPPINESS,WE SHOULDN'T WANT TO FUSS;
FOR BY THIS STACK OF EVIDENCE,
GOD’S VERY GOOD TO US.
Anonymous


More often than not my sink has dirty dishes in it. I realize that if I actually set in and do the dishes after every meal it would only take me a few minutes, instead of the hours it takes me to clean them every other day or so. I despise a dirty sink, but I despise doing the dishes more. Its a never ending battle I have with dishes. It will be a fight till the end I don't know who will win me or the dish.


Happy Heifer

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"You stink mommy"

Cason my three yr. old and I went to town this afternoon to pick Dustin up from preschool. As we were driving Cason said "I smell something stinky" I replied "oh it is just this stinky truck" He said "No" "it smells like poop" I said I don't smell anything like that and he said " Do you smell stinky mommy?" I answered quikly " no mommy never stinks" LOL He couldnt leave it at that though in a shy little voice he said "mommy you stink" I again said "no" and he then asked "did you wipe your bottom good after you went Pooppoo" I just about crashed the truck then I laughed then he yelled "THATS NOT FUNNYYYY"





Just to clarify he was smelling dog poop that was on his shoe!! URGHHH So I really dont stink, really I don't, I am sure of it, If I did I would smell it, Wouldn't I? LOL



Happy Heifer

Calves will be calves

Sometimes when working calves you have one go a little wild and that's when Doc the super horse gets to do what he loves best. Patrick will let Doc put that calves behind right between his front legs and Doc will push that calf where ever Patrick asks him to. Doc is very careful and does not step on the calves but for some reason this is his favorite part of the job.
Once the little calf is back with the herd everyone gets on with business as usual.
Happy Heifer

Cows all around

Posing for the camera

Do you think she can see us?
Being that I am a vegetarian and sometimes have a little hippy sitting on my shoulder I have a hard time imagining these little calves as food. As I watch them playing in the pasture and just enjoying life I get a little knot in my stomach and have to look a way. Then the cowgirl on my other shoulder slaps the hippy and says get a grip.

Peace, love and cow manure

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sky Watch friday's a week of sky's

God's Glory



Traffic Jam


The Storm


Peace



Mellow Yellow
Happy Heifer
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Monday, March 9, 2009

Hillbilly fun

Yes, another H name to describe my many "personalities". Happy Hippy Heifer Hillbilly House how does that sound? Don't worry I am sure I will come up with another H name to describe the many other sides of ME. Everyone will know all about me or just be completely confused and biting your nails by the time I finish. I have come to realize that I am an odd duck. I guess I realized it unconsciously but now the realization is surfacing. I cant decide whether It scares me or I am glad to be unique. Believe m e I am the definition of unique, really I am I promise, I know it is hard to believe but I am.

Over the weekend the boys and I decided to go on an adventure exploring the pastures. We went wading in the creek, climbing trees, looking at piles of cow poop, playing with rotten leaves, throwing rocks into the pond and playing in the mud. Who needs a McDonald's play ground when you have 1,000's of acres of trees and creeks and ponds. Sometimes I wonder if my boys are deprived because they don't get to go play on the McDonald's playground like all the other normal kids.
When you ask Dustin and Cason what they want to eat they don't say McDonald's they say Mexian, yes Mexican we love Mexican food. When Dustin was little and we were out and a bout and he would get hungry he would not say I want french fries, or I want a hamburger he would say "I want chips' and dip it" chips and salsa. I think I have said to much everyone is going to think we love Mexican food or something and instead of being good parents and take our kids to McDonald's we have always made them come with us to Mexican.

I really enjoy going out exploring in the pastures. We have so many interesting valleys and hiding spots. Places that make exploring for a kid a blast. When my boys get older I hope they will enjoy exploring these places on there own making forts and little villages down in the valleys, with rock people farming there land until a big black monster comes and tears down their village. Or a flood washes away there houses, I am sure hard on rock people, I guess
I think I get my joy for exploring from my mom. She is the ultimate exploring queen.
Back to depriving our children we also don't let them play video games, not at all. So many kids are so addicted to video games that it scares me and Patrick and we decided early on that our boys are not going to play video games, and we have stuck to it, they don't! We plan to teach them the computer because these days you have to know computers but it won't be because they play games on there. We will have to see how all that works out when the time comes. I do feel bad depriving my children of things that all there friends get to enjoy but I just can't help it, It is my way or the Highway in my house ;P I do let them watch to much TV though and need to start working on that.




The boys were playing at the pond and decided to throw rocks in it then Dustin said he was going to throw rocks and hit the sleeping turtles on the head. I had to have a discussion about not hurting things for the fun of it. He still wanted to hit turtles on the head so I told him we are going to go home if he does not stop saying he wanted to hurt the turtles. He stopped saying but still continued to throw rocks in the same spot. I thought what a good boy he decided not to try and hurt the turtles anymore. I realized later that that devious little look on his face, the grin, and evil eye meant he was still thinking about hitting the turtles on the head but just quit saying it because I asked him to. He really pulled one over on me and he knew it.




Oh what a beautiful sign of spring a fly!






He had a blast climbing this tree. I was so proud of him and being brave because sometimes he can be a bit of a woos, did I just say that about my son, no I didn't, SHHH don't tell.







He thinks he is a stud muffin, did I just call my son a stud muffin? what is my problem first he is a woos then a stud muffin.








He is a gangsta! Now I am referring to him as a gangster sometimes, no all the time I wonder about my self.









We had Robin red breasts all over the trees of course I only got two shots and one was blurry because I had three dogs and two boys running around scaring them.










He is getting to be such a big boy and he is not a woos this boy was soaked from head to toe and did not complain one bit. Dustin on the other hand had to jump the creeks and threw a fit when his boot fell off and got wet. Did I mention he is a woos. Oh I already did well I don't truly think he is a woos really I don't, I promise, I think.





The ODD DUCK





Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sky watch fridays Ice


We had a beautiful snow and everything was frozen last week.

Current thoughts of a five year old

From the brain of Dustin, sometimes I wonder about this kid. Doesn't that picture make him look like he is up to no GOOD? He was collecting shot gun shells out of an old bombfire pile.


1. What is something mom always says to you?

"pickup toys"

2. What makes mom happy?

"picking up our room"

3. What makes mom sad?

"not picking up"

4. How does your mom make you laugh?

"telling us jokes"

5. What was your mom like as a child?

"just like us"
6. How old is your mom?

"62"

7. How tall is your mom?

"7ft."

8. What is her favorite thing to do?

"go hiking"

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?

"clean the house"

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?

"for doing a good job at feeding the horses"

11. What is your mom really good at?

"feeding the horses"

12. What is your mom not very good at?

"not very good at working cows"

13. What does your mom do for her job?

"take care of us"

14. What is your mom's favorite food?

"everything"

15. What makes you proud of your mom?

"for letting us have ice cream"

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?

"Snow white or Guardian Angel"

17. What do you and your mom do together?

"cuddle"
18. How are you and your mom the same?

"we kinda have the same hair"

19. How are you and your mom different?

"cause you have long hair and I don't"

20. How do you know your mom loves you?

"You tell me you love me"

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?

"working cows for you and feeding the horses for you"

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?

"grocery shopping"

Just to clarify a few things I am very good at working cows and really enjoy it!
I don't really know why he thinks cleaning the house is all that important to me since it is not something I do very often! LOL

Happy Heifer

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Current thoughts of a three year old

The working brain of Cason Blaine

1. What is something mom always says to you?

"come here and talk to us"

2. What makes mom happy?

"open your eyes and go to town"

3. What makes mom sad?

"cry"

4. How does your mom make you laugh?

"tickle"

5. What was your mom like as a child?

"but I don't like crackers, I have to eat at home"

6. How old is your mom?

" Megan, you start with a Megan word"

7. How tall is your mom?

"Your taller than G.G."

8. What is her favorite thing to do?

"Put on your boots"

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?

"watch my videos"

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?

"MMMMMUM"

11. What is your mom really good at?

"giving me writing paper"

12. What is your mom not very good at?

" I don't know, when you get out of shower that makes your hair funny"

13. What does your mom do for her job?

"work and get us to school"

I am a stay at home mom I don't know where this came from

14. What is your mom's favorite food?

"salad, now what is my favorite food"

at this point he began to turn the tables on me

15. What makes you proud of your mom?

" I am buurried mommy, I am going to snug into this"

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?

" Megan"

17. What do you and your mom do together?

"take Dustin to school, now what else do we do mommy"

18. How are you and your mom the same?

" I have a boy head and you have a girl head"

19. How are you and your mom different?

"I don't know"

20. How do you know your mom loves you?

" mommy I am drawing a bull right now"

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?

"daddy has to sit in his chair and you both have to play"

UMM OK

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?

" to get our grandma"


Happy Heifer

Sunday, March 1, 2009

It from 80 to snowy in two days

We had a beautiful snow filled weekend and of course I had to take pictures!
I started with just playing around taking pictures of strange things at strange angles. The whole time I was taking all these pictures I was waiting for Patrick and the boys to get the sled ready so we could sled.

I continued snapping pictures of random things.







I watched the dogs play. Even Homer was feeling his oats today.





Polly loved the snow, she bounded in it like a rabbit running from a wolf.






The snow was very deep on her!







Then I got ready to start taking pictures of the boys playing!







Cason fell into a snow bank on our way to sled, and then the most annoying irritating just my luck kind of thing happened. My Camera "Black Betty"'s battery died and I did not have another. We played in the snow had a snowball fight, went sledding and I did not get one single shot of any of it. Did it really even happen since I did not take any pictures?





Happy Heifer