Category Archives: Farming

My Vinca Vine

A sweet friend gave me a small piece of Vinca Vine in May. I placed it in water to grow roots. Here we are in August! Look at this thing! It’s gorgeous! πŸ’•

My horse and a couple chickens are hanging in the background of this photo. Farm life is the best life. ☺️

~A

#farmlife #containerVinca #VincaVine #horse #chickens #plants #garden #friends

Operation Back to School Prep

Am I the only parent who starts putting their kids to bed at “school” bedtime, and waking them up early a week or two before school starts? Well, “Operation School Prep” has begun in our home!

Starting Sunday evening, I put my little guy to bed by 9 (our personal school bed time), and I woke him up by 7:30 Monday morning. It went perfect. He was happy and jumped right up. He did get sleepy on the way home from town later in the afternoon though. Day 2: I woke him at 7:15, & he was a little crankier, but I honestly expected him to be both days. (We aren’t morning people around here!) He did get dressed, brush his teeth, & started his day.

I know it’s only two days, but so far: I’m saying we’ve been successful. Lol. My oldest has a summer job on a ranch, so has avoided being tortured. We start back next Wednesday, so we don’t have long to get back into our routine! 😭 As a school employee, can we all just stop and throw a 2 year old’s tantrum in my honor?! Summer has flown by so fast! I’m not ready yet!

We do have most of our shopping finished at least. Yesterday, I bought the rest of the required supplies and backpack. I do need to grab some socks for my youngest, and the boys need new boots. I’m still waiting on a lunch box in the mail. Overall though, we are wrapping up the last minute preparations. Operation Back to School is 90% complete. Hoping to go 100% by Saturday afternoon!

Y’all have a blessed week. I’ll be praying for all of our back to school babies and staff.

~A

#back2school #backpacks #lunchbox #schoolshopping #bedtime #routine

Spots For Days

Who doesn’t like a set of speckled pups?! Even if they were uh ohs! Lol. Here they are sweet and full of mischief. We’ve named them according to markings & personalities. (Except the last two random names my son is responsible for. Lol) We have: Punkin, Sister, Eyebrows, Trump, George, and Bill. They are blue lacy and catahoula cross. Even though they were unplanned, we think they are adorable.

#catahoula #bluelacy #puppies #Trump

Mississippi Wagon Races Trip

It’s hot at these races, y’all! We are having a great time with our family though. We will head home after today’s Wagon races, which start at 1pm.

We helped haul the cattle and bucking horses for the rodeo events here. We have been camped here since Friday. We’ve ate good camp food, and have enjoyed a little mini vacation. Mini vacays are all we get with our farm, so we make the most of them.

I hope you all had a great 4th of July! We enjoyed food and fireworks with friends. Well, I better get busy packing up camp. Have a blessed week!

Thanks for reading! πŸ’•

~A

#chuckwagonraces #rodeo #camping #horses #summertime

Summertime & Rodeos

My husband and I took our youngest to the creek a few days ago. We fished, slipped on mossy rocks, and just had a great day together. Our oldest is 16 and working on a neighboring ranch this summer, so he didn’t get to join us. We also picked blackberries, and I made a delicious cobbler.

Summers are for family and rodeos around here. Here are a few favorites from our last rodeo and parade. We had a great weekend!

Take care, y’all.

~A

#fishing #creek #fish #rodeo #horses #clown #boymom #farmlife

Catching Cattle

We went to catch a bull and a cow for my best friend’s family on Wednesday evening. The bull who was already penned up and “sweet and friendly who should walk easily on the trailer” busted out through the fence, & had to be roped and drug on the trailer. The wild and crazy insane cow, who was supposed to go phycho was roped and loaded within ten minutes. Lol. Welcome to farm life! Where nothing goes as planned, and you shouldn’t be surprised by anything. We finally got both loaded on the trailer by 9:30 pm, and then hauled to the sale barn. I’m thankful that nobody was hurt and all went semi-well.

I hope all of my readers are doing well. I know, I know, I haven’t written in so long! Y’all probably don’t even remember me. Sorry, life happens. I’m enjoying being home with my family this summer. It’s flying by way too fast though. It’ll be back to the real world of school before we know it. (Insert dramatic sigh, tears, & a 2 year old tantrum!!!)

I’ll leave you with rare pictures of me on my horse. I love our horses, but I don’t care for riding. I tell my husband when he asks why I don’t ride anymore: I rode to get you when we were dating. I gotcha ya now, and I prefer staying on the ground. Lol. Y’all have a blessed summer.

~A

#cattle #cow #bull #summer #farm #ranch #school #horses #horsetrailer #farmHer

Rain Or…..

Rain or shine as they say, but all we’ve been seeing is rain. We helped put on our first rodeo of the season last night. Yep, in the rain. I’m thankful that I was in a dry camper, with a great view. My poor husband and oldest son weren’t so blessed. Hopefully, nobody ends up with pneumonia. Another short show is scheduled tonight, and then we’ll travel back home. I dread the drive, it’s so nasty out!

My oldest after the show. ❀️

Father and son. πŸ’•

Two little rodeo crew members riding the sleeping bag bucking horse.