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First calf born last night...

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Hi..luckily the first cow to calve was one of the close ones we put in the barn last night :) So it's toasty warm since it's still really cold here and more fresh snow too. I helped move some animals around and then sort off 2 more to keep the barn and new calf warm...

We went to town today for mail..it had been quite awhile..and we went out for lunch...a treat for hubby since he won't venture too far from home for March..we were just gone for an hour and a half...

Been spending quite a quiet Sunday...still feeling quite blue..need to get my green back. I did have a green bubble bath and am wearing a green shirt, had a spinach salad for supper with my chicken and sweet potato...now I'm even drinking green beer (bud light lime)

Well..should go for now..thanks for all your comments and for stopping by for a chat :)
Keep on Sparkin' emoticon

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JESPAH 3/8/2011 9:28AM

    Pics of the lil one? :)

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BLEGNER1 3/7/2011 6:12AM

    I was so excited when I read about the calf. I really should have stayed on the farm and been a farmers wife. Things like baby chicks and etc are so fascinating to me. Last year I hatched out over 2 dozen chicks and then wound up giving all away and taking down everything. I was doing the chickens for the grandkids for 4H and last year they placed quite well, but they were not ever here to take care of anything and then only grumbled when they were here, so I gave everything away and now you can't even tell where they had been here in the yard.
Don't let all the circumstances get you down. Trust in the Lord he still works miracles today. You are blessed and a blessing
God bless you my friend
Barb

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DUSTYGIRL25 3/7/2011 1:01AM

    Awww...So sweet, I wish I could come and help with those baby calves. We have some cows (not ours)in the pasture behind our house and I love to watch them. Last spring there were a couple of babies. It was fun to watch them play with each other.

And...Go Green! emoticon emoticon

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UR2LOVEIT 3/7/2011 12:33AM

  I'm hoping to break through the blues this week. Stay warm.

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MAYBER 3/6/2011 10:58PM

    Thanks for sharing you good news
Having baby animal sure brings back memories of our hobby farm
Baby chicks and pigs never had cows
Enjoy they grow up so fast and although lots of work they are worth the effort
One new born at a time
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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 3/6/2011 10:51PM

    Our cattle have started calving also. Usually a busy time.

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BIGBADMOMMABEAR 3/6/2011 10:27PM

    I think everyone is struggling with the blues right now! It's been a long winter.

emoticon Hope you enjoyed that beer!

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MT-MOONCHASER 3/6/2011 10:01PM

    And so it's started...

How many heifers do you have to calf?

Have a good week -- hope it's warmer.

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Another quick blog......

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Still no calves but we bedded the lean-to and put in 2 close cows and a heifer for a barn warmer...we cut some wood up until the chainsaw broke down..boy it seems everything is going wrong...I'm having personal problems with one of my daughters, too that has me very blue :(

I'm gradually getting back to the weight on my tracker..now I just have to focus all this negative energy onto something other than snacking..like working out!! I rode my bike for 30 minutes and helped with chores as usual. It's son's birthday today so phoned him.

The green goals are coming along great..I'm wearing a green sweat shirt, been snacking on pistachios and green grapes..had spinach salad for lunch and supper and am off to make a pot of green tea...

The recipe for the pea and potato chowder was simple...cook a chopped onion in a bit of olive oil, then add 4 cups liquid..broth or water ( I put some instant chicken broth powder with water) and 1 cup diced potato..cook until potato is tender then add 2 cups frozen green peas and bring to a boil again...scoop out one cup of the veggies and puree the rest ..add veggies back and stir in 1/2 cup milk and fresh mint if you have it..I just added some pepper since I didn't have mint It was yummy :)

Well, off to make my tea..or maybe something stronger...thanks for stopping by..keep on sparkin' and remember to go green... emoticon

Love Donna emoticon

PS my friend's daughter had her triplets yesterday and all are doing great..grandma just phoned me again with the names...all three are little boys emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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JILLINWONDER 3/7/2011 6:25PM

    Hi, Donna! The lucky leprechaun you remind me of is sure to bring your daughter around soon. Hope everything falls back into place for you! emoticon

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RANCHGAL9 3/6/2011 9:49PM

    Good luck with the calving - I am half way thru now - thank goodness!!! Two sets of twins so far and the snow is really starting to melt.

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MT-MOONCHASER 3/6/2011 5:01PM

    I hope that your animals can hold off calving until this weather breaks a little. Looks like your temps are about like ours, but that you have a bit more wind. It's actually pretty calm here today. I need to haul some stuff to the dump and also feed my compost pile (if I can get to it!!). It is a really nice, sunshiny day. Supposed to start warming Tuesday.

I hope that you and your daughter can resolve your differences.

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ABBABOO 3/6/2011 12:03PM

    Love your "green" goals!
Hope you & your daughter work through whatever problems you're dealing with
Triplets!?! Hope they have alot of help!

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DUSTYGIRL25 3/6/2011 2:38AM

    Oh, I am so sorry you are having these problems. It does seem like there's always something. Just try and stay your usual positive self and I'm sure it will rub off on everyone else.
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BIGBADMOMMABEAR 3/6/2011 12:23AM

    Triplets....wow! I can't imagine!

You can wear your Rider gear lots this month!

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Quick blog...

Friday, March 04, 2011

Hi..hubby's tractor is still broke down..parts should be here by Tuesday,have to come from Winnipeg. Luckily it was warm enough to start the lettle tractor which was outside and feed cows with that. I helped take off twine and help with heifers and hang a gate.

I rode bike for 30 minutes. We had company this morning and felt like I was on the phone for most of the day.

Keeping with my green theme for the month I made a pea and potato chowder for my soup this week. I have tons of gren veggies in the fridge now since my shopping trip yesterday.

Thanks for all the comments..any one who wants to use my goals..I'm flattered..by the way I probably borrowed a few along the way too....green tea is included in the first goal :) I did buy green bubble bath..it's grape seed and lemongrass..yumyum.

Well better head to bed..keep on Sparkin'

Good night everyone, Love Donna emoticon

  
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JILLINWONDER 3/7/2011 6:16PM

    Yum, that soup sounds great! Green really works for March since we want to see green GROWING out there! emoticon

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BLEGNER1 3/5/2011 8:35PM

    Hey, Kiddo do we have any calves yet. I wish I lived closer because I would visit just to see the new babies and of course, share a cup of tea. God bless Barb

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CAROLINE1000 3/5/2011 8:12PM

    I love this idea of March being the month of green! Might need to steal it. :)

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WATERMELLEN 3/5/2011 8:09PM

    Yay!! Now for a cup of green tea while you're soaking in your green bubble bath . . . that soup sounds delish!! Finished my last bowl of roasted vegetable with goat cheese -- so I'll be soup making for next week tomorrow morning . . .

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KMICHA 3/5/2011 9:09AM

    Just hope your grees bubble bath doesn't turn you green!!! LOL!!! I'll have to check out your goals. I have been on sparks very little it seems lately . . . just doing the tracking and a few things here and there! Happy March!!!

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DHSPARK 3/4/2011 11:59PM

    Going...'green?'

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Deb :-)

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March Goals...

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Home from Weyburn and hubby had another tractor break-down, not a happy camper..still no calves yet!! Good thing cuz it's still really cold here!!!

I'm ready to post March Goals..

Theme..Green emoticonDreams emoticonSpring

emoticon March is nutrition month..focus on healthy eating, green fruits and veggies, add fiber and remember supplements...Green tea!!!

emoticonSpring into action..focus on lots of exercise..ride bike daily,chores, calving and night checks...do random acts of fitness!!!!

emoticonGo green..reduce, reuse, recycle!!!

emoticonLent..give up ice cream (my favorite food) and other treats and give up excess possessions!!!

emoticonMarch madness..declutter the house..aim for 1 garbage bag a day...31 bags of stuff or equivalent gone!!!

emoticonRefresh spark page..March theme..green..new pictures..etc!!!!

emoticonMake collage..held over from February etc..maybe I should give up procrastination for lent haha!!!

emoticonGet green..wear green, decorate with green, buy a plant, start plants for my garden..put together new green house!!!

emoticonBe kind..do something nice for someone daily..spark comment or goodie daily, help hubby, connect with family and friends!!!

emoticonDo some spring cleaning and get back to painting projects..!!!

emoticonFollow my dream to give up some excess baggage on me!!!..With the luck of the Irish :)

Thanks for stopping by..off to make my pot of green tea..keep on sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

Follow your dreams to the end of the rainbow.. emoticon emoticon

  
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BIGBADMOMMABEAR 3/5/2011 1:43PM

    emoticon (notice I picked a green emoticon!)

I love it! You are always so creative!! You've inspired me to do some reflection today and set some March goals. I think I completely missed setting February goals and that's probably why I have not been doing very good lately!

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SASKARIES 3/4/2011 9:44AM

    No calves yet? they are smart and waiting for the warmer weather, the neighbour has 17 now, started with an early bunch in Feb, 2 sets of twins so far, all healthy, strong lil buggers!! Was watching the first bunch born yesterday play in the falling snow, it was milder then it had been so they were kicking up their hooves and running around full speed to the wind. Sure drains the stress away when you watch baby animals at play!

Awesome March Goals!!! You can do it :)

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RPM123 3/4/2011 9:40AM

    Love it, great goals!

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GOGOMAMA 3/4/2011 9:36AM

    This is a great list of goals for March! I love the lighthearted yet inspiring style of your goals! In particular I love the ideas of doing random acts of fitness and March madness decluttering plan! I think I will copy these ideas if you don't mind to try them at home! You are brilliant! Happy March and go greenness! emoticon

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PARKERB2 3/4/2011 9:23AM

    Great goals. I'm sure you will accomplish them. Have a good day.

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WATERMELLEN 3/4/2011 8:01AM

    Those would be green garbage bags involved in this project??

And does green tea figure in?

How about treating yourself with a "green" spring fragrance/bath treatment?? I love (and recommend) Vitabath green!! Smells gorgeous!!

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DUSTYGIRL25 3/4/2011 1:14AM

    I Love this List. I think this is the best Goals List Yet. I need to do everything on your list, except the calving would be my legs. Other than that we match perfectly! emoticon

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UR2LOVEIT 3/3/2011 11:21PM

  Sounds like a lot to do emoticon and be happier for it!
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New living room furniture :)

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Hi..busy , busy day..I helped with chores ..too cold to be outside..had on gloves and mitts and still froze my fingers!! Cutting twine, etc..still no calves yet..thank goodness since it's so cold here and we went to Moose Jaw for new livingroom furniture this afternoon and got home after supper. All's fine, no calves yet...still any day now.

I love my new furniture..sofa, love seat, pillows and area rug :) I'll take a picture later and post it. It was quite a work out unloading it and taking off the legs and PUSHING it through the doorways..it almost didn't fit. We brought the love seat in through the front and 4 tight doorways and corners and then we brought the sofa in around the back only one door but big snowbanks the whole way and I fell in the snow once!!

Well I was down a couple pounds this a.m. must have been all that dreaded salt in the meals from away from home...

Still working on March's goals..will post when I have more time..tonight this is just quick since I'm off to bed, and tomorrow I'm off to Weyburn to take the Dodge diesel one-ton in for an oil change..hubby's staying home since the cows are so close to calving....

Better run...thanks for stopping by, keep on Sparkin'

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BIGBADMOMMABEAR 3/5/2011 1:45PM

    Looking forward to a picture!

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DUSTYGIRL25 3/3/2011 1:58PM

    Ohhhhhh, new furniture! Very nice! emoticon emoticon

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ABBABOO 3/3/2011 10:25AM

    We are planning on buying a new couch for the livingroom with income tax return. So nice to get new furniture!!

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RPM123 3/3/2011 9:08AM

    Awesome, I love buying new furniture!

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MT-MOONCHASER 3/3/2011 12:25AM

    Those calves just don't want to come out in this kind of weather, thank goodness!! Looks like your weather was just as nasty as ours today, about the only difference being the direction of the wind. Ours was E and ESE most of the day. I'm not sure I was as cold all winter as I was when I had to go outside today.

Spring is coming, spring is coming, repeat to myself spring is coming...

I WISH ! ! !

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p.s. Congrats on the new furniture.

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CHRISAHAHN 3/3/2011 12:00AM

    That is AWESOME! I wish I had new furniture.

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