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Windy night...

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Hi..so far our weather is just windy and cold..hope the snow stays away and the sn comes out tomorrow..it peeked out a few times today but didn't stay :(

I was out quite a few times to help with chores, checks and calves...we put new straw in sheds so I helped with that too....but the day was mostly filled with doing farm books on the computer...

Tonight I'm just on the couch with my laptop and the hockey game...no beer..had that with supper..it was hubby's idea...

Today's meals were breakfast ..toast and a grapefruit/ lunch veggie soup, a bun with ham and spinach and carrot sticks on the side/ supper was steaks, green beans, more carrot sticks and a spinach salad...dessert a small piece of pumpkin sheet cake...

One day I'll have to get back to some spring cleaning..maybe once spring really arrives!! Read this cute saying..."When someone tries to rain on your parade just poke them in the eye with your umbrella.." lol It reminds me of the saying..when someone makes you mad walk a mile in their shoes..then you'll be a mile away and you'll have their shoes....

Well this is just a short blog..no calves yet today..I have a little less than 2 hours until the midnight check and then off to bed...

Today in spark coach I was supposed to blog about quick and easy meals...I think my favorite quick meal would have to be a salad...love the suggestions of an omelet or a portabella mushroom pizza..yum yum...what are some of your favorite quick and easy meal ideas??

Thanks for dropping by..keep on sparkin'


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DUSTYGIRL25 5/5/2013 6:07AM

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SILVERWITCH59 4/14/2013 7:54PM

    You always have the busiest days. My favorite easy meal is panzanella. My version is pesto and fresh tomatoes with black olives and stale bread and mozzarella,but there are many other ways to make this.Great way to eat on a hot Summer night.

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/14/2013 11:20AM

    i love egg in a cup. and i love swish card and spinach in a pan with garlic add a lid in three minutes veggies done. cooking good does not take as long as others sometimes think and you can do other things while you wait. Right now I have beef stew in the crock pot that took about 15 mins to put together and i will will have all day to do other things. hugs hang in there the nice weather is coming soon i hope

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ROSEWCI 4/14/2013 5:54AM

    My go to meal is grilled chicken fillet w/pepper jack cheese & salad or a turkey burger & sweet potato fries. Simple & easy!

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DOVESEYES 4/14/2013 4:04AM

    My favourite quick meal is scrambled eggs with bacon, mushroom and chives and a little milk.

I saw a programme on TV today about carob ...yes that yucky faux chocolate of the '70s mums tried to ply us with.
It's had a renewal and is now better so my job this week (oh next week as I shop fortnightly) is to source some and see if it lives up to the hype. Now there is a syrup that is like Maple syrup but has a lot of other goodies as well.

Ingredients: Carob and Water

While your taste buds are being treated to a party, your insides are getting some love too.
Our Carob Syrup is:
•Rich in antioxidants
•High in fibre
•High in Protein
•Contains vitamin A. B, B2, B3 & D
•100% vegan
•Gluten FREE
•Caffeine FREE
•Cholesterol FREE
•99% fat FREE
•Preservative FREE
•Dairy FREE

1 serve equals 10mL (25 serves per bottle)

Per Serving 10mL

Energy

83.08KJ

Protein Less than 1g


Fat, Total Less than1g

- saturated Less than1g

Carbohydrates 4.63g

-sugars 4.39g

Sodium Less than 5mg

It sounds good I also read that Blackstrap molasses is full of vitamins and minerals.

Hope you got the farm books up to date -have a great night

Christine

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More storms on the way..

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Hi..we have more storms forecast for the weekend...yikes...

Spent the morning doing chores and catching up on stuff..

Went to town for the mail, cattle minerals etc..that is 3 days in a row for me and 4 days in a row for hubby..we need to get over our cabin fever..lol.

Lunch was leftovers and supper was salmon, rice and peas and carrot sticks...

Tonight I've been watching some movies tonight..first The Iron Lady and now Hope Springs..then it'll be time to take the midnight cow check..hubby is already sleeping on the couch..no calves today..we have just over 20 left..I'll be glad when they have all calved :)

I'm still stiff and sore and my collar bone aches...wish I could get more rest...hope to soon :)

Thanks for dropping by and keep on sparkin'..hope the storms stay away and we have a bright sunny weekend!!

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SILVERWITCH59 4/13/2013 10:02PM

    I also hope the storms do not dump to much bad stuff on ya. Sounds like your calving adventure is nearly done for the year. Sorry about that collar bone. Rest when you can

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 4/13/2013 8:42PM

    I agree with the ladies below. You need some rest and could, certainly, use a day of pampering. Did the weather hold up, today.
Any more calves?
Thinking of you daily. Hang in there!

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/13/2013 10:48AM

    i see you are staying positive and sunny like your page. calving is almost done the weather will get better. do you have some empson salts in the house put some a little on a warm wet washclothe and place on your collorbone will help some then put some in your bath water will get rid of some of the aches and pains. know that i am thinking about you and things will get better. rest my friend you need it.

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NEWCHINELO 4/13/2013 4:49AM

    Please try to get some rest,you do need it!

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DOVESEYES 4/13/2013 2:46AM

    Hope the storms don't eventuate so the last cows can calve in peace.
sounds like you need another bubble bath to soak that shoulder :)

Have a lovely day!!!

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Road trip to Weyburn...

Friday, April 12, 2013

Hi..our road trip to Weyburn was just a quick one so I tagged along..we were gone just over 3 hours and this time we didn't have any calves born :) We did have one calf today before we left...

The morning was cold and cloudy with off and on snow..we did up chores, had a quick lunch of leftovers and headed out on our road trip...it had actually been months since we were in Weyburn together lol.

We did our banking and bill paying first and I returned my cell phone that had quit working (got a loaner while mine is sent away) then did a bit of shopping..I bought some potting soil to start some plants and told the clerk I miss dirt so I needed to buy some :)

We had some gift cards to use up so we picked up chicken for supper at home and some coffee and donuts at Tim Horton's :) I've been trying to not indulge too much, everyone needs treats once in awhile....

When we got home hubby did chores while I walked the little pasture and checked the pairs..hubby has been feeding the calf as it has stopped sucking the bottle and needed to be tubed (he's better at doing that than me)

Today was phone day...for having such a small house we have lots of phones...our wall phone in the kitchen quit working and the 2 cordless phones we have, have been not lasting long with their charge..several months ago I bought new cordless phones (a box of 3 this time)..So we charged them up and replaced the cordless phones and I took the corded phone from our bedroom in the basement to put in the kitchen and then put the 3rd cordless phone in our room.....ha ha

So now I am having a relaxing evening...I got 2 new magazines so after computer time will be reading time..then midnight check and off to bed....I will be glad when calving is done and I can go to bed before midnight!! yawn...hubby has been sleeping on the couch for awhile but when I get in from the check I'll wake him up to go to bed and then he'll get up once in the night to check...we've been doing this for more than 1 1/2 months.....

Another day when no spring cleaning was accomplished...boohoo..

When I was posting on the 5%challenge I was whining about the math (I hate math.. hubby loves math) So he asked about it so I was describing the exercise minutes get added up and the mindful eating meals get added up..so I told him I could just add 2 for mindful eating since we had supper in front of the tv with Big Bang...and he said I could always eat behind the tv lol (way too dusty lol)

Well thanks for dropping by and for all your kind comments..keep warm and keep on sparkin'


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SILVERWITCH59 4/13/2013 10:17PM

    SOunds like a fun day. Hope those girls finish calving soon so you can get some rest. I would be a zombie if I kept your schedule

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NEWCHINELO 4/13/2013 5:10AM

    nice day you had!


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HHB4181 4/12/2013 9:04PM

    great day!

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/12/2013 6:54PM

    glad you got the phones fixed i hate answering them when there telemarketers or bill collecters but they are great to have when you need them cell service is not aleways the best.

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DOVESEYES 4/12/2013 2:38AM

    Treats are good for us, they keep us on track when we need to be good. We have something to look forward to.

I got a magazine today too--super food ideas. LOL.

Glad you got a time out, hope the collar-bone is feeling better.

Also nice of the cows to wait till you get home to have their calves.

Phones: - we have one in the games room, one in the office, one in the shed down the hill which is hubby's workshop where he builds his panels for the industrial places. (Electronics- he is a whizz, can make a machine go faster, slower, do all sorts of things, excellent mind for how things work and how to design and build panels to do the job. )

Must be where Bec got her brains.

The three phones are a set and are really hard to hear anyone on, only good use is as an intercom when a customer rings and hubby is in the workshop.

Have a lovely day.

Christine
Country Living Team

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SUSANBEAMON 4/12/2013 1:10AM

  sounds like spring at your home.

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I can't believe the forecast is for MORE SNOW!!! ugh...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hi..it's cold and windy tonight after a mostly cool but sunny day...

We managed to go to town together today for a short trip..got the mail (had a registered letter that hubby couldn't get yesterday..had to sign for it) and got some more cattle supplies and ..as a treat.. went out for lunch :) Only the bar was open so we ate there. Hubby had the fish and chips special and I had the soup and sandwich special...

My other meals were oatmeal and dates for breakfast/ and supper was a burger with mushrooms, a spinach salad and extra veggies.

I helped with all the regular chores..checks, bottle feed calf, help with bales etc...I was climbing over a panel and I used my wrong arm to hold my weight and my sore collar bone kicked in bad..ouch!! So I'm feeling quite stiff and sore tonight :(

Now I'm relaxing on the couch with my laptop, the hockey game and a light beer.... I've been catching up on emails, playing scrabble, chatting with my daughter (son had phoned earlier) chatting with my sister and one of my best friends...

Some nice for me things for today was time to read my new magazines..the one from yesterday and another new one today, and I nice long bubble bath to soak way some aches and pains....

I'm wearing my pink cow shirt (it says "Deja moo..I've heard this before") for anti bullying day..

Not sure what's on tap for tomorrow..will have to see what hubby has planned..he needs a road trip to Weyburn to do some banking, pay some bills, get some supplies. So I may be on cow duty!! We had one calf today..while we were gone to town..we were gone less than 2 hours and it's a 30 minute drive one way so we didn't spend too much time away!!

Well best keep this short...thanks for dropping by and for all your kind comments!! Keep warm and keep on Sparkin'

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/11/2013 7:05PM

    glad you got to go to town . hope your collerbone feels less painfull tomorrow . hugs

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NEWCHINELO 4/11/2013 11:29AM

    Nice to know you are having some breathing space!

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HHB4181 4/11/2013 11:01AM

    This winter just won't end.... It was nice you got a little date with your husband emoticon

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BEATLETOT 4/11/2013 9:50AM

    I am so jealous of your evening. Good luck with the weather. I am so over this cold!

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KIDDEN04 4/11/2013 8:01AM

    Sounds wonderful!! Especially the feeding the calf part. I'm a city girl, but love cows...

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DOVESEYES 4/11/2013 4:16AM

    Oh so nice to have someone else supply a meal, it's nice to have lunch out. Love the t-shirt slogan.

The cow must have been watching you go :)

Hope the bubble bath helped with the pain, daughter- 6th yr med student-- says you'll know if its broken --so that's nice isn't it? :)

Hope tomorrow is a lovely day-enjoy

Christine
Country Living Team

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Ordered the Spark Solution...

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hi...I decided to order the Spark Solution today since today is the last day to order and get the free stuff..the 500 spark points, the 2 DVD's and 3 months of spark coach. So I have lots to look forward to :) Got the points and the spark coach right away..have to wait for about a month or so for the rest to come in the mail....

It really brightened my day...

Speaking of my day..I did the usual chores, checks and bottle feeding and helping with the bales..got lots and lots of walking in...

..then made a couple batches of cookies for hubby..froze most in small bags to pull out later :)

Hubby went to town for the mail and to do some business...I stayed home to keep an eye on the cows...it's good to be down to 25 to calve!!

My meals were simple and yummy breakfast was my normal oatmeal and dates/ lunch was homemade freezer toaster waffles, sausage patties, and scrambled eggs/ supper was chicken stir fry heavy on the veggies and a mini tapioca pudding...

I vegged out and watched the women's hockey final..Canada lost to the USA :(

Didn't have any time to work on the spring cleaning..my collar bone is still tender so not doing anything extra that's strenuous ....

It was a bit sunny today and melting a bit in the sun..here's hoping for warm weather, clear skies and more sunshine!!

Thanks for dropping by..keep on Sparkin'

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KAYTIE22 4/10/2013 10:07PM

    You are amazing! All the work you do all day and you always keep up with your exercise too. Sounds like some yummy meals are being served up there.

I ordered the book too. Can't wait until it arrives and the free extras are great. Hope your collar bone heals soon. Take care.

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SILVERWITCH59 4/10/2013 9:09PM

    I love dropping by your blog to see how your day went. Sounds like a good one. I have never mastered the waffle. My mom used to make them when I was a kid they were yummy.
Glad you got some sun today :)
Hope that collar bone is tip top soon :)

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ALEXSGIRL1 4/10/2013 6:39PM

    i love that you froze waffles i found a great wholegrain mix for pancakes trying to get one of my kids to make them for me . I am not good at pancakes.lol i hope your collerbone heals quickly . i have a pacemaker that sits on mine sometimes and is painful not always thank God. Busy day for you again hugs

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EFFIEANNIE 4/10/2013 4:56PM

    I ordered the book too. Can't wait to get it. Oh, good luck with your calves.

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NEWCHINELO 4/10/2013 11:33AM

    lovely day for you!

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MARITIMER3 4/10/2013 11:10AM

    glad you had a little bit of a break - hope the last 25 cows calve soon.

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DOVESEYES 4/10/2013 2:37AM

    I love your blogs and the 'end' quotes, --your food -your day- even your snow, there is a theme here. Love to visit with you...

Hope the collar bone heals quickly for you.
Thanks for another great blog

Christine
Country Living Team

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ACCEPTHECHLNGE 4/10/2013 12:43AM

    Things are looking up. I am happy for you.
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