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Today's 3 mini goals...

Friday, April 08, 2011

Hi...things are falling apart bad here....wish me strength to get through this...

Today's 3 mini goals

Nutrition..made a pot of homemade veggie soup for dinner and more meals to come..

Active living..chores..chores and more chores..did a bit of house work..vacuumed and scrubbed the floors

Self care..Spark, phone calls, visited neighbors tonight for coffee, read some of my new magazines...

We have 103 calves...only one's 11 pm and time for my check...

Night all..keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon


101 calves...

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Hi..I spent most of the day helping with cattle and went to town for supplies and had lunch out.

I'm doing 3 small daily goals
Active Living
Self Care..
and borrowing Bigbadmommabear for my drill sergeant...

So today's goals..nutrition..ordered a grilled chicken breast and a tossed salad for lunch

active living...spent hours and hours working with the cattle today..checking, sorting, tagging, treating and turning out..also taking twine off bales and working on getting a culvert open so the water would quit going over the road..

self care..back at spark..stayed connected with family and 2 new magazines in the mail and spent some time reading and relaxing...

It feels like spring today..hope this weather is here to stay!!! Keep on Sparkin' Thanks for stopping by for a chat..maybe tomorrow I'll brew some tea :)

Love Donna emoticon

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    Hee hee! I'm only a drill sargeant if you do it back to me when I need it!

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MT-MOONCHASER 4/7/2011 3:10PM

    Good to see that things around the place are "normal"!!

I'm glad that you are able to find a few moments for yourself.

Have a good day.


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PARKERB2 4/7/2011 12:55PM

    Thanks for commenting on my blue heeler. Glad your back to the team page and having time to Spark. Will look forward to tea time with you. Have a good day. emoticon

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DIXIEBALL19 4/7/2011 12:34PM

    Looks like calving is going if spring would sprung itself!!! lol

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WATERMELLEN 4/7/2011 8:24AM

    There you are: right back on top of things!! Yay spring!!

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KMICHA 4/7/2011 6:11AM

    Welcome back!!! I've missed seeing you around . . . but you have been BUSY!!!!

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WALKINGTALL85 4/7/2011 5:54AM

  Well done on keeping up with all of those calves. Hang in there friend, life can get crazy sometimes.

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BLEGNER1 4/7/2011 4:14AM

    Welcome back my dear friend. I have missed yu. Congrats on now living in calf heaven. I know you are being kept more than busy. Sip some tea and know that you are thought of
Bless you

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Hi..I've missed you all so much..It's been hell here and I need to find my way back. I'm not coping very well...too much work, too much winter, too much stress. I'm having a family crisis and helping a family member struggle with depression has drained me...

I said to my sister..I feel like an old dish rag that's been all squeezed out and rolled into a ball and thrown under the sink to mildew...she told me I should write poetry :)

I could use any encouragement possible...

On a brighter note we do have 99 calves already, hubby took a load of cattle to market today so I'm holding down the fort. These were cattle that have lost their calves or are open or are late so it leaves about 30 ish to calve. We had another big blizzard on the weekend and a possible storm again in a few days?? The experts are saying this is one of the 3 worse winters on record..I agree!!!

I really need to get back on track..I've blown all my streaks and I've been going back to bad habits and I feel really lousy. I know if anything can help it will be all my new friends here.. time for me to put my rally cap on...

Maybe do a recap of March's goals? nah that's too depressing..I should just spring right into April's....I'm open for suggestions..I've already given up giving up ice cream for lent..comfort food :(.....

Thanks for always being here even when I wasn't...

Love Donna


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    Welcome back!


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MT-MOONCHASER 4/5/2011 9:15PM

    I hope things will get better for you soon. I've been wondering how you've been doing with the calving and this weather. The last couple of storms sort of missed us, we were pretty much on the western edge of them.

Since the town I live in is pretty flat, there is water everywhere. I have been parking half a block away from my house where there is firmer ground. And of course there's mud...

I hope you have a better week.


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WATERMELLEN 4/5/2011 9:09PM

    So sorry you've been having a tough time, so glad to have you back.

You will ease back into your good habits now that you've got a little time to spend on yourself: not to worry.

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PARKERB2 4/5/2011 8:46PM

    It's great to hear from you. Sorry things are not going well right now. Depression is a tough thing to go thru with someone your close to. But you just hang in there and things will get better. So, you fell off the wagon for a little while but now is the time to get back on. We're here for you. My blue heeler, June Bug is the featured dog on Australian Blue Heeler team page right now. Check him out. How's your animals doing, especially the blue heeler. emoticon

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RPM123 4/5/2011 7:26PM

    Sure have missed you on here! Glad to see you are back. You will get back on track in no time! I hope the rest of the calving season goes well.

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JMGLEN62 4/5/2011 5:31PM

    Sorry to hear you're going through a rough patch. I know how draining it is to help someone with depression. Sometimes you want to go down the rabbit hole with them vice help pull them out. Hang in there, we're all here for you!

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38 calves so far...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hi..I missed blogging yesterday so I might as well blog 2 times tonight :) First I posted some pics of the babies..we're up to 38 calves so far..we had 5 calves yesterday and 4 today..

It's supposed to be spring but we woke up to snow!!

Yesterday we spent lots of time on chores and getting stalls ready for more pairs. Then went to see son and his girlfriend at a hockey draft tournament so we had a rink burger and a pitcher of beer for supper along with a visit. For lunch I finished my cabbage soup and had toasted whole wheat bread with some avocado.

Today's meals were eggs and toast for lunch and chicken and corn and a spinach salad for supper. Today I helped with chores and then cleaned 2 big stalls out.. I couldn't find how to enter 400 reps of lift a forkful of manure (approx 20+ pounds) and walk with it the length of the barn and throw it out the door.. so I just called it farm work...

I'm very tired just watching some tv and sparkin' ..I'm even too tired to make tea..I'll take the 11 or 12 pm check, then off to bed..

Thanks for stopping by for a chat and if you haven't checked out the baby calf pics..they're on the blog before this one...

Keep on Sparkin'....

Love Donna emoticon

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BLEGNER1 3/30/2011 4:18AM

    Hey there, Girl, I hope that your Spring has finally sprung. how many babies do you now have. I know that your time is going to be more and more limited for a good while. Just remember to take care of yourself, if you don't few others will
Sending love and the Lord's blessings your way

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BLEGNER1 3/22/2011 2:10AM

    Love the pics. Try not to get too overtired. Farmwork is very hard and tiring. I know, I've helped with some over the years.
I wrote a blog earlier but hit a wrong button and it all disappeared and did not feel like composing another one.
Just wanted to check in and make sure things were ok. Hope the weather straightens out for you before long. Ours finally is and it is glorious.

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MT-MOONCHASER 3/21/2011 11:29PM

    Looks like you are getting the same storm we are. We are under both a flood watch and a blizzard warning. Supposed to get 4-6 inches from tonight through Wednesday. I hope it's less than that...

Hope you don't have any problems with your babies tonight or tomorrow.

Be warm.


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KMICHA 3/21/2011 5:50AM

    you certainly put in a full days work!! I'll bet the bed felt WONDERFUL! Happy Spring!!!

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DUSTYGIRL25 3/21/2011 2:01AM

    A lot of work, but well worth it to have your beautiful farm.

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ROSEWCI 3/21/2011 1:01AM

    You work hard my friend! Take the night & kick up those feet & relax! You've earned a rest!

LOVE the calf pics! emoticon

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Pictures of the calves....

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Hi..I finally took some pics of the babies..will blog later...

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WALKINGTALL85 3/22/2011 6:05AM

  looks like good stock. Like mt moonchaser says, some charlais cross in your herd?

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WINFIELD28 3/21/2011 11:47AM

    Cute little babies!

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APMAC_D 3/21/2011 9:51AM

    WOW absolutely adorable- thank you for sharing!

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DUSTYGIRL25 3/21/2011 1:50AM

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwww....So Adorable!!!! I just want to give them each a Big Hug! emoticon

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ROSEWCI 3/21/2011 12:57AM

    Oh my goodness! Arent't they cute! Thanks for the pics!

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RPM123 3/20/2011 11:44PM

    Thanks for the pics!

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    So cute!

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MT-MOONCHASER 3/20/2011 11:00PM

    What are you guys raising? Red Angus with Charolais cross calves?

Nice looking calves.

Have a good week.


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KMICHA 3/20/2011 10:57PM

    Awwwww. . . . Great pictures!!! Thanks for sharing!

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JMGLEN62 3/20/2011 10:46PM

    Thanks for the pictures. Too cute!

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