Good-Bye 2012

So today Mom and I just kind of hung out. First I got to sleep in. When I got up Mom was in the kitchen cooking everything from Stew to chili. Then we headed out to a few sales. We went to return my Christmas Jeans to get the right size and ended up at Hobby Lobby where Mom got the stuff to redo our Advent wreath for the table. She took this off

And she made it this for juat a few dollars …. when we put the candles in it I think it will look great.
I finally got my Christmas boots. And I even took Dad’s Christmas Jeans back and got the right size for him too. The last Item that Mom picked up was Shower Curtain Rings … They aren’t for our Shower Curtain though … Check this out … Remember this???
After that we ate chili and stew and watched Movies and Cartoons …. We will be doing that until we ring in the new year …

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Way off Key Day

So today started out okay but Man did it get off key … This morning everything was right as rain. Then about Noon Dad and I headed to the rodeo. I did okay and ended up placing 3rd in the break away. After that all my roping was way off. I didn’t know why at the time but then when Dad and I got done and were packing up to head home I figured it out. (Or at least I think I did.)
I better start from the beginning. Mom got home from work to find Angel screaming in the pasture and throwing a big fit. She also found Storm loss in the pasture with the big steers and heifers. Well, Storm and the cattle hadn’t really been introduced and Storm can be a bit stubborn … So Can Whitie our longhorn cross heifer. Mom had to work to get Storm back in the pen all the while keeping Whitie from using her horns on Storm or herself…. I have to admit it was no easy task because Whitie challenges everyone and everything. At one point Mom said she had to get between Storm and Whitie … That isn’t something I would ever want to do but I have to admit I am glad Mom stood her ground and finally got Storm back in her pen. The timing of all that going on and my roping going down hill was the same. Do you think that at some level I somehow knew something was wrong even though I didn’t know what??
The sad part about the whole story is that Dad knew it was going on and Mom is mad at him because he never once called to see if she was okay or how things were going … Sometimes he can be so mean. If I had known I would have called to check on her.

Today is better already

So today is better then yesterday … As you can tell from me eating left over Christmas cookies and drinking some pop as I sit here to blog this. Christmas Cookies make alot of things better you know … then I went to get the mail. I have to admit one thing that will probably make Ms. Jenny a bit sad at first but I hope she understands. When I pulled out that mail there were two things and both were for me.
The first thing I noticed was my Sheep Magazine…. Sorry Ms. Jenny Please Give me a moment to explain. For those that have gotten their copy of the magazine already Please look at the front cover. See the dog gaurding the sheep??? My first thought was “Who took that Picture of Jethro?” Then at a closer look I noticed that it wasn’t Jethro but it sure does look like him. I couldn’t get the perfect match to the pose but check these out …
Remember Jethro is only 6 months old And when he grows up some he will look just like that dog on the cover … I think It is Jethro’s twin … LOL
Anyway, the other thing I got in the mail is AWESOME. Does anyone know what VETAID is??? Well, I didn’t until now… I got a wonderful Calendar that was bought for me in support of their projects. The calendar I got was from Ms. Jenny and it is the Scottish Islands. The pictures are wonderful and each month leaves me wondering … Could I raise sheep, goats and alpaca there???

Bumble is gone

Today has been a bit of a let down for RJ. As most of you know Bumble the calf was in the house because of the cold weather and him just not being able to get over his scours. Well, last night at 11pm he was checked and he was up and doing great. He was eating and drinking like he should and seemed fine. At his 3am check, he was laying down with what we thought was a tummy ache. We doctored him with stuff for his tummy and antibiotics. While we continued with saline solution to make sure he wasn’t getting dehydrated. Later this morning Bumbles lost his fight and passed on. We are not really sure why but we do know that we did everything we could to save him and that we gave him the best care of him that we could.
RJ did have to fight with the waters again. The Ducks was the worst but he got it all under control.
Together we also worked on the new sign post …. I keep him busy when ever something bad happens so that he can get his focus off the bad ….

A slow day

I have to admit that today is a slow day. I took the day off from School and Mom and I started our day by going to town and picking up feed. We are now ready for the New Year Holiday. After that Mom did pick up a few things in town but then she headed off to work. When Dad got home I got to rope a bit but then Whitie the Heifer went through the fence so we got to fix that. Other then that it was a slow quiet day. I did get to pick everything up in town to make Dad his sign holder

Bumble’s Day

Remember these three guys … Cornelius, Hermese and Bumble???
Well, with the cold snap the littlest one, named Bumble, is now sick again. The other two seem to have kicked what ever it was that made them all sick when we first got them but now … we find him here …
The Bunny is in a carrier in the bathroom with the chickens that it is to cold for and Bumble has been doctored, jacketed, and is in the kitchen pen by the fire keeping warm. We are hoping he will be doing better by tomorrow….

Christmas at our House

So this morning I was woke up to the sound of “Santa came … Santa Came” I went to the front room and there on the table in front of the Christmas tree was a small gift to me From Santa. Check this out …

This little thing is so cool. it really flies …. I have been working to master it all day. Besides Chores we spent the day waiting for the snow that never came. It was really Cold and the wind blew like crazy … So Mom found Dad and I something else to keep busy with. There is something to be said about having an older house with a big kitchen. You can do things that you shouldn’t do inside in other homes… Yup, you guessed it … Roping …. In the kitchen ….
So what did you do to make the day special??