Sunday, May 12, 2013
Hi..today was full of celebrations!!
After checking the herd and roping a couple calves to treat..we headed to town for the opening day of the local greenhouse..complete with balloons, cake and door prize draws!!
I bought a tumbler tomato, an ivy and a planter for the MIL...then off to Weyburn to take Mother-in-law out for lunch...I had a yummy sandwich and some sweet potato fries!! Then we did a bit of shopping...and back home...
Hubby did some more chores while I BBQ'd steaks for supper..watched the end of the hockey game..
My cousin phoned to wish me an early Happy Birthday...and we had a nice visit!!
My MIL gave me my birthday gift today..I'll wait until next Saturday to open it..she also gave me a gift certificate to the greenhouse :)
Hubby bought me red roses for Mother's Day as well as the horse planter I had picked out :)
I was watching PBS and saw a special on the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle worlds fair....I went to that when I was 4 years old..I do remember some and my Mom had taken home movies of it so I remember that much..oh and the Belgium waffles :) The other highlight was the arena water skiing!! Such fun memories..when all my immediate family was together..since then my mom passed away in 1996 and my Dad and Brother are both gone now too..I have 2 older sisters left...
I'm looking forward to mother's day tomorrow..hope to hear from at least one or two of my 3 kids..or not...either way it will be a fun day and a great celebration!! Hope your mother's day is filled with joy and laughter and love..even if you spend it like me... getting ready for the branding..we have to round up all the cattle and bring them back to the yard..feed them there..get the corrals ready by cleaning some and strawing and moving gates and panels and set up the calf tipping table..gather all supplies needed for the day...
..then I'll start with the house stuff..getting the meal ready to magically cook it's self while I'm outside all morning...we will start really early and sort the cows from calves and vaccinate them as we go..then put the calves through the chute and tipping table..brand, vaccinate and give then a special eartag...we have about 120 to do and we should be done by noon or shortly after..we have neighbors coming to help, as we go to their places to help too..
..so my meal plan is a chocolate cake and some cookies to have with morning coffee, then lunch will be roast beef, baked potatoes, 2 salads, homemade beans, creamed corn and buns and pickles..dessert will be flapper pie. I chilled 2 dozen beer and put a case of bottled water into the freezer..(it's supposed to be really hot Monday!!)
Tomorrow I'll bake the cake and cookies, make the pie..and the 2 salads..the beans are ready..then on Monday morning the roasts go into the oven, the foil wrapped potatoes go into the crock pot and all will be fine until I come in around noon or 1..then I'll carve the roasts while I microwave the corn., pull the rest out of the fridge..all ready in minutes..can you tell I've done this for 35 years..lol
Well..off to bed and get an early start on tomorrow..thanks for dropping by and keep on celebrating and keep on sparkin'
Party like it's your Birthday!!
May 11 Greenhouse grand opening..early Mother's Day!!
Friday, May 10, 2013
Hi..I spent today busy as usual..we finished sorting all the pasture stuff and check the herd together with the truck and then helped neighbor sort, count and load his sheep.
After a quick lunch of salmon sandwiches and soup we went in to town for a new tire for the trailer, returned old batteries for recycling credit, got the mail, cashed some cheques, returned a pallet from stock salt..and stopped at the drugstore for a couple magazines and to use my $10 off birthday coupon..I bought 2 beer glasses with horses painted on them..really pretty..happy birthday to me. Then we stopped for treats..coffee slushie drinks with ice cream in them..yumyum!!
Don't laugh but when I got home I finally took down the Christmas lights from outside my house!! lol
Supper was BBQ pork chops, brown rice and corn...then off to quad the herd..3 calves were out in the yard so I had to chase them back out to the herd.
Now I'm relaxing on the couch, had a phone visit with daughter, watched hockey ,used my new beer glasses and had beer..now it's time to finish up this and go to bed,,
Thanks for dropping by to help me celebrate May..keep on celebrating and keep on Sparkin'
A party without cake is just a meeting
May 9 Happy Moscato day!! (does any one know what moscato is? I found these on Pinterest..lol)
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