Monthly Archives: June 2017

Catch & Wean

We went to the farm yesterday to wean 4 calves. 75% of the time, we can call the cattle up with a feed sack. Yesterday was not in that percentage! 😜 Only my bottle calves that I’ve already weaned, a bull, & 1 cow fell for it. So….my guys got to play cowboy. My youngest insisted on riding his pony to help. He’s not quite got everything figured out yet because, he’s only 6. His pony is also smaller than our cows. Lol. But, he tagged along for the first 40 acres before joining his nanna in the truck. I snapped a few pics when I wasn’t helping. I hope y’all have a blessed Monday. ~A

Good Ole Cow Chasing

My hubby & oldest are called to catch cattle for people, or to doctor them. Yesterday, they saddled up two horses, we loaded up 3 bay dogs & off we went.Β 
They had tried to catch this cow on Monday but, it came a huge downpour. She got out in the woods, & they couldn’t see well enough to find her.

Round 2, our bay dogs. We brought 3: Yellow Dog (nope I didn’t name him. πŸ™„), Maisie (our blue-eyed beauty), & my dog, Jingle Bells (my youngest named her. Bet you can’t guess what month she was born! Lol).

Jingle Bells

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hile the guys (and dogs) caught the cow, little man & I made friends with the donkeys. The young one was yawning, not trying to eat us! πŸ˜‚

In other news, my chicks are getting big & my garden is poducing pretty good. I’ve got to go help catch & wean some calves before Church.

I’m very blessed & happy to be a Child Of God. Take care.


Where does it all come from?!?!Β 

Where does all the things piled into my 6 year old’s room come from?!?! I know I’ve avoided purging for way too long but, oh mylanta!!!!! I started working in his room around 9:30 this morning. I stopped to cook/eat lunch & again to feed & water animals outside. Otherwise, I’ve been up to my eyeballs in toys & donate piles. Ugghhh, Lord, help me. It’s scary in here! Lol. The sad news: I’m nowhere near finished.

 πŸ˜©πŸ™πŸΌπŸ€·β€β™€οΈ ~A

Crazy busy weekend!

Y’all I’ve seriously tried writing multiple times, & it’s just not worked out! We went out of town to work rodeos Friday & Saturday. I still feel like I’m playing catch up on sleep & chores! 

Hubby bringing in Ole Glory.

We had a great time. My son & husband help friends who put on rodeos occasionally. I enjoy going when I can. Everything went well, & we had fun except for the “vintage” aka very outdated motel we slept in Friday night. That was intense. Lol. The water was “almost warm”, & the bed spreads were see through. We borrowed pillows & bedding from our friend’s camper & made do. We were so tired that we barely noticed the springs poking us through the mattress. πŸ™„πŸ˜‚ Seriously, we slept well. Exhaustion will do that to you. πŸ˜‰

I have loved going out to my garden each day & finding veggies begging to be picked! 😍 I need to do some serious weeding soon though. It’s amazing how fast weeds pop up! 😩 

Today’s veggies.

I better get some sleep. 5:30 will come way too soon. Take care & count your blessings. 


A few of the Rodeo crew.

#OleGlory #Rodeo #Garden #gardening #veggies #Motel

That Wind Though!Β 

I woke up this morning to intense wind blowing the trees & my garden wildly. After it settled down, I went out to check the damage. Nothing was broken but, it took two hours to put it back to normal. 

My tomato plants & cages were thrown over onto the hotwire fence. My poor zucchini & yellow squash were tossed over with their “skirts up”! I had an old baby bed Tied like a tent over my cucumbers. It crashed, & I had cucumbers going every which way. My potted plants/container garden was tumbled over on their sides. It was utter chaos! Lol. 

I’m thankful for only craziness & no major damage found! It could’ve been way worse. God is good! I better get back outside. Lots of chores to do before a full weekend of rodeos & Father’s Day! 

Have a blessed weekend! ~A

Farm blessings.Β 

Hey, y’all! Hope you are having a great week. My silkies & Buff Orphingtons are getting so big! 

Chickens are so messy! Lol. Every time I go outside, someone’s water is muddy or water jug/feeder is filthy. Those dust baths sure can make a mess.  Latest chicken drama: See the dangling fence post? I’ve had it for 3 years in this big pen, for a roosting post. Not one injury….. until Sunday afternoon. One of my silkies hung her foot somehow on the string. I had to cut her out with scissors! I found her balancing on one foot, when I came in from church/hay field. She’s doing ok so far. Just a little swelling. She’s getting around well & eating good. 

My garden is getting big finally! (Hopefully we won’t have anymore flooding!) I picked my first 3 squash today. Lettuce is growing faster than we can eat so, the chickens are loving that treat too. I went ahead & dug up a couple tator plants. They are kinda tiny but, will be delicious just the same. I’ll leave the others awhile. I can’t wait until I have ripe tomatoes & peppers! Won’t be much longer! 

Y’all have a great evening! ~A

#farm #garden #chickens #silkies #Orphingtons

Busy weekend!

We’ve been in the hay this weekend. So thankful to have the first cutting finished! Of course, seems like something always breaks when in the hay field. This year, it was the baler. Hubby took it apart & finally got in running again. I was praying hard too. We had to finish our hay this weekend to start on someone else’s tomorrow. Praise the Lord, ours got completed on schedule. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

I enjoyed the family time, even though it was crazy busy. We ate lunch on the porch of our little cabin at the farm. (Both yesterday & today after Church.) Picnic style, enjoying the view. We are so blessed. 

I got to work in the garden & mow the yard some too. I also taught this morning in Children’s Church. We had a great lesson on Prayer. I found an amazing object lesson on Pinterest using skittles. The kids enjoyed watching the colors change during the experiment. 

Ready or not, tomorrow is Monday. πŸ˜©πŸ˜‰ I better get off of here, & get some sleep. Hope you have a blessed week. God bless. ~A

#hay #garden #tractors #family #church 

Blessed by the Best.Β 

This morning, I planned to sleep in a little, feed my animals, play in my garden, cook lunch & take it to my guys in the hay field. God threw us a curveball instead. πŸ˜‰

 I woke up at 7, when they were getting ready to go to the farm. Told them all bye….only moments later, they all walked back in to say there was a flat on my truck. Thankfully, God blessed us with the flat IN the yard & not ON the road. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ We needed tires put on anyways. So…. on to plan B: Hubby & the boys took another truck to the farm. I had to hop in the shower & head to town. I’ve been sitting at the tire shop almost an hour now. (Fun fun) I was second in line behind a dump truck. Shouldn’t be much longer now. (Praying so anyways!) 

After I leave here, I will head to the house, put some jerkey in the dehydrator (I planned to do that earlier), cook lunch, & run it to the guys. I believe we deserve a picnic! Here are some pics I snapped yesterday. I hope you have a blessed weekend. ~A

I thought old gray was dead for a moment. Lol

A few of our horses snacking.

Crooked neck squash

Right side of garden: strawberries & containers.

Something snacked on my bell pepper leaves. πŸ˜•

Tomatoes are growing. Something snacked on the leaves though.

View of left side on my garden.

They swarm me when I walk to the barn.

Jingle & Fiddlesticks enjoying their love/tolerate relationship. Lol

Well, hello.Β 

Y’all, every time I plant something, I tell myself that I don’t need to label it. That I’ll not forget what I planted. Needless to say, I have 4 squash plants that I’ve been thinking were “spinach”. Lol. I’ve been babying them, & making sure they stayed in the shade. Thinking that spinach wouldn’t do well in the sun. The bigger they’ve gotten, the more confused I’ve been. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Lord above, help my busy mom-brain. My farm life crazy brain? I’m not sure what to blame anymore. Mercy. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

This is me yesterday during my “aha” moment: Ummmm……where’s the extra spinach then? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ


#garden #BoyMomma #squash #spinach 

Country cooking.Β 

My man works shutdowns at power plants & travels some. He’s home for the summer so, I’ve been cooking 3 meals a day. I’ve managed to finally conquer gravy for biscuits! (Yes, I’m sure my granny would be proud! Especially, if I was to start making her chocolate gravy! Yum!!!)

 I enjoy cooking but, nothing too fancy. I consider myself a country cook. You know what I mean? Meat & tators are almost always on the menu. Lol. Before Church tonight, I made fresh beef steak, mashed potatoes, biscuits, & baked squash. (Baked French fries for the boys.) It was delicious! 

I guess when I cook, I go back to my childhood memories. Sitting around the table, everyone bowing their heads while my Daddy or Poppa prayed. Passing the dishes around, & everyone filling their plates full to running over. 

What are some of your favorite childhood memories or meals? 


#homeCooked #countryCook #gardenFresh #prayer #family #blessings