Tears at a time of Joy

Hello, This is Mom. And anyone who has followed my beloved son for any length of time knows that when I take over the blog it is for one of two things… Crochet or bad news. I started my own blog for the crochet so that isn’t it! I know my son is such a great little man and I know he is far to wise for his years. I know he has learned somethings long before his time but there is one lesson in life I wish I could protect him from always. Truth is I can’t. We live on a farm and with that all to soon the circle of life (and Death) is known.
I am sure you all know something passed but what you don’t know is that RJ is crushed more so because it was Baby Curry. Our first beloved alpaca curled up and passed in his sleep sometime last night. I think RJ is taking it a bit harder as he was the one that found him. He called me at work and I came home to take care of things while he called Walnut Creek Ranch to see “what he did wrong.” (His words not mine) Please remember Curry was two weeks premature and we have no way of knowing if that played a part in Curry’s passing or not. You can check out his hard start here ….
No, is wasn’t to cold for him last night.
Yes, Hope had plenty of Milk
No there are no weeds he could have gotten into.
Yes we had seen him nursing.
No he had no signs of sickness at all.

As you can tell, we have questioned everything but we have no answers. And with the death of a podcaster earlier this week with no warning, RJ is having trouble understanding “WHY” right now. Sometimes my mature little Man shows he is still a kid as it is easy to forget sometimes.
I layed Curry to rest right next to Statler, but not before I took a small clipping of his Fleece. Right now RJ wants nothing to do with the Fleece but he has mentioned from time to time with Statler that he wishes he had a bit of him left. I couldn’t get much of a clipping and hold myself together for RJ, but I did get some to Spin up to put into something special for RJ.
I am also suppose to let everyone know that Bob the Bull is also gone but not in a bad way. He is back home. He did his job here and now has to move on to his owners herd. I have no idea how to work that in but there it is! And to top that RJ got his Christmas present today as well, and we got news that all 100lbs of “stuff” Got to our Santa overseas!!
He wanted me to post the picture of him opening his gift but to me I still see the hurt in his eyes … Also he wanted everyone to see Bob one last time before he left today.
With that I will close… Please say a prayer for a broken heart to heal and everything to be right with the world once again

Oklahoma Winds are blowin’

Well, sometimes it is hard to live on the prairie. The Storms, Heat and even the tornados don’t seem to really get to me. The wind on the other hand is starting to get on my nerves. No more had we gotten the Christmas Decorations up outside and wind had to come and tear them up. The first victim was Santa the snow bear…
Mom and I got him all fixed up and he is again ready to go back outside. The second victim was our three car blow up Christmas Train.
And yes in the middle of the the kitchen with Mom’s sewing machine and some tape we got it up and going again. The problem now is that the wind is still blowing …
Now only does the wind blow things down but now the blow ups are house bound until the wind decides to lay!

Side note: Mom started a crochet blog and I am trying to get her to do a pod cast but she said we will see. First she wants to get the fiber studio then she said maybe!!

Things are different

Today is different… First, I didn’t get up at 5am. Mom wanted to sleep in so I slept in too. That means it took me more into the day to get my school work done. I don’t really think I like that. It makes if feel like I have no time to do what I want in the day.
Then Mom is different today too. She went from this …

To this …

Then to top it all off my Happy Plurk world was filled with sadness for the loss of Knitpurlgurl (Rav and Plurk name) No, she wasn’t someone we knew personally but she did come into our home through her podcast …. We are praying for her family and friends and for them things will be forever different … RIP Ms. Karrie Prays to you all! Well, Off to the roping Pen … Somethings never change!

So Much news so little time

Oh Man, where to start…First, at the rodeo I didn’t getting anything done in the calf roping because my tie down broke but in the Steer stopping I took 2nd. Dad did pretty good too placing in the ribbon roping.
While I was at the Rodeo My Friend that comes to rope all the time brought me back something from the Joe Beaver Roping Clinic he went to … Check this out … and it is autographed to me! How cool is that?
When I got home I found Mom busy working on this ….
She has decided to get everything off the hooks and needles! Everything! Even my socks and Christmas gifts. She says the only thing she won’t get done is my blanket but she will keep working on that …. This one is for me … LOL
Then this …
Became this …
This one she got done before I got a picture of it not done …
Then she has this to do …
And this is one of three hunting cowls are on the list to get done too…
Then This morning before I went to help Dad’s Cousin with the last of the fencing, I finally took time to cut up the pumpkins from our Fall decorations. Why did I do that?? Well, I fed them to some very special friends of mine…. Check it out…
Some helped themselves …While other ran around with pieces in their mouth not wanting to put it down
While I was gone I heard Mom did her first Cyber Monday shopping and that I will love my chirstmas present! Mom shopping online?? Who knew???

Hunting and Rodeo

So this morning after chores Dad and I headed out to a new hunting spot. We didn’t see much but Geese! Okay so no deer. God will provide us with one when the time is right and when we need it.
After that we came home and ate so that we could be heading off to the Rodeo. I will let you know how I did tomorrow or tonight when I get home (if it isn’t to late)

So Tired

Well, today I am nothing but tired. You see Wednesday and today I helped out my Dad’s cousin. They are having to rebuild about 3 fences and I have helping get it done. So for with the two days in the first fence is done. There are two more fences to go so I will be busy for the next few days helping them out.

It’s Over

I know I have been absent the past few days But I had a very good reason… We had our final push to get everything done for our soldier packages. I know awhile back you saw where we sent the 80 stockings to make our adopted troop feel loved at Christmas…. Well, That wasn’t all we did. We also sent 80 care packages as well as 4lbs of fudge, over 100 Christmas cookies and even a little decoration. Not to mention a ton of other stuff. All in all it was over 15 lbs of candy and 100 lbs of “stuff”
I also took the time to make this little video to show them we all care and love our American Soldiers….

Add in a farm visit for a couple of city kids and you know I have been hard at work. And I have a secret project in the works … If everything works out … maybe I can announce it around the first of the year …

That did not just happen

So today I was busy helping Mom get ready for the farm guests that are visiting tomorrow and Thanksgiving. That is when it happened… You see Buddy is a really old dog and he is so fussy. He hates the Vacuum and lays in the way of our cleaning efforts so I always put him in my room with the baby gate up.
Today however I don’t think he wanted to be in there… Why you ask … Well, because when I went back to my room to put something up I found this missing from the middle of my rug Mom made out of my southdown fleece…
I was so mad at him … but Mom sent me to cool off so I went to ride and try not to think about my ruined Rug … When I came back through the house I saw this….
Each time I passed through it got back to looking more like the rug I had before the Dog attacked it.
Until finally I found this on my pillow with the dog on the outside of the doggie gate ….
I put it up over my window now …. NO MORE DOG HOLES for me …. I found Buddy trying to hide and him and I worked it out … Yes I forgave him
To think that Mom fixed it and remade the rug in a matter of an hour or two was not lost on me … She got a huge hug and an I love you … She smiled and said no problem … Just like always ….

Lot Goes to KITM Retreat 2012

Well, today I didn’t do much I did my school work and then took Mom’s last day off really easy. She worked on my socks while I watched Miami Vice. I love the older shows. TV was much more entertaining back then. Not like the “Reality Shows” of today.
Anyway, I did have two things happen worth noting. First, I have another happy customer. “Chris” only had good things to say about our yarn. Then the second thing was that Lot checked in. He was busy attending the KitM Retreat 2012 with “Coggie” She is the host of the High Fiber podcast.
He got in on someone’s spinning ….
He took over someone else’s knitting …
Most of all he just liked hanging out with the Fiber Peeps … (and getting alittle snuggles it looks like to me … LOL) Lot is enjoying all the excitement this winter is bringing him.
The only exciting thing that happened around here was when I had to go check the neighbor’s calf and make sure it was doing okay.