Let the Countdown begin! It’s almost summer time around here! Our last day is next Wednesday. I’m so excited to be home with my boys and catching up on things. I’m ready to work in my flowerbeds, and container garden. I’m ready to sleep in! Well, I’m not sure folks with bottle calves can sleep in. Hmmmm…maybe I’ll move the bottles back an hour at least. I also need to get a new pump, and get my pool cleaned out.

I’ve started working out! I know, it’s quite miraculous. Lol. I have a stationary, bike, fit board, and a bowflex. I’ve been getting on them every night. Last night, I road my bike for 3 miles. It’s a slow process, but hopefully I’ll loose some pounds soon. I’ve lost a couple inches, so that’s something at least.

Do y’all have any big plans this summer?


#workout #summer #bottlecalves #garden

Seed Pooper

My second grader came home and informed me, he needed a deer that ate and pooped seeds. I honestly thought I’d misunderstood him! After contacting his teacher, I found out it was true! Lol. They have been discussing different ways that seeds are distributed by animals. One way is when an animal eats, and then poops out the seed. So here it is, folks, our seed pooping deer! Ta da!

Don’t look closely or you’ll see the messed up mouth, wobbly legs, and the wrinkled wrapping. Otherwise, I think we did pretty good for a last minute project due tomorrow! 😁

#deer #science #school #pooping #seeds

April is Flying By!

Y’all, how can it already by mid-April?! It seems like we just celebrated Jesus’ birth! Yet, here we are almost to Easter. We have actually had some sun and warm weather for a few days. No worries, the monsoon is back once again. (Insert dramatic eye roll!)

I don’t have much excitement to share. I’m still feeding a bottle calf, working, and taking care of my family. I have my tv/workout room almost where I want it. I still need to file our taxes and buy our Easter clothes! (Hush, no judging allowed! lol) My youngest rode a new horse we got recently. It made Momma nervous, but he did great. My oldest got some new shades. He loves them. Lol. Here are a few pictures from the last few days. I hope y’all have a very blessed Easter. God Bless. ~A

Farm Living is the Life for Me

I enjoyed a nice few months without having any bottle calves. Yesterday, my husband’s great Uncle called with a new calf for me. So, here we go again. Lol. Getting back in the saddle as they say. I was up early, fixing a bottle, and feeding a sweet two day old calf in my pajamas.

She’s taken to the bottle quickly, and is so gentle and loving. Sometimes, I have to chase and wrestle baby calves at first. I’m thankful this one is adorable and calm.

In other news, I got a new pullover with a cow on it. It’s soft and comfy! My job is going so much better with the person that I was having trouble with. I’m praising the Lord for that! 🙌🏼


My Cozy Place

How does so much stuff fit into the corners of my home?! I’d like to make the “sitting room” in my master bedroom into a comfy tv room. Right now, it’s running over with Christmas tubs, an old desk, and exercise equipment. I worked in there a couple hours today. I sorted things in my bedroom and sitting room all day, in my pjs. I threw away things and gathered up things to donate to goodwill. I’m still not finished, but at least it’s on it’s way to a better use of space. My suv is loaded with donation bags to drop off. My front deck holds trash bags that I’ve tossed out.

This week, someone I know posted about a chair an ottoman they were giving away. My sons and I picked it up on Thursday after work. It’s so comfortable! I’ve always wanted an overstuffed chair. This one is even more amazing with a fabulously padded ottoman. The pattern is a bit floral for my taste normally, but I’m absolutely in love with it. I can’t wait to get my new space ready for it. My youngest keeps crawling into it with me for snuggles. We even had a movie night in it last night. It won’t be long until he won’t want to snuggle, so I’m enjoying it while I can.

This chair has been dubbed “Momma’s Seat”. Back off boys, Momma has got a new cozy chair! ☺️ I’ve loved drinking my coffee in it and watching my show, Bones, in it the last couple of days.

I hope y’all have a blessed weekend.


“Grocery Shopping”

I finally went hog hunting with my husband. (He calls it grocery shopping. Haha!) We went Sunday after we went to Church and lunch. I’ll spare you most of the details for now, but I wanted to share a few pictures.

Even though, I’m absolutely exhausted, I had a great time. My watch said we walked 6.5 miles. And…. no, we don’t live in the flatlands either! Lol. I can’t wait to go back again. Definitely, always in the daylight though. With what I saw, heard, and climbed…..there’s no way that I’d want to join him on a night hunt. 😳😂🤣

Who knew grocery shopping could be that fun?! We brought home the bacon. ☺️❤️


#hoghunt #hoghunting #hogdogs #catchdog #pighunting #hunting #bacon