Hi..thanks for all the comments yesterday...We finished swathing the green oats to bale..now just have 2 fields to swath for swath grazing...late in fall the cattle will be in it to eat with out baling or hauling and then feeding out the bales..a real time saver :) If you can believe the change in weather..I needed a coat yesterday on my cabless tractor...it also has no radio and I got the old Eddy Arnold song..Cattle Call in my head and I still can't get it out today..you know....he's brown as a berry from riding the prairie and he's singing an old western song.... inset yodelling here..haha...I'd like to know what berries are brown? Oh well, songs don't have to make sense...
I'm just taking a little break and now I'm off to ride my x bike for 30 minutes while I listen to nature music..read a bit..meditate a bit :) Then I'm off for more housework..why do I let this joint pile up like a pig-sty?? Anyone else housework challenged like me?? I try to do the Flylady.net program but really I prefer to spend more time outside...speaking of which it's time for me to pick the last of my tomatoes before the first frost...
Then when hubby comes home from riding the community pasture, we're off to the "big city" of Weyburn for supplies with a stop for tractor parts and check our herd of cattle at the far away pasture!!
The workshop..Beauty is Soul Deep.. message today will be an Angel Therapy one..my friend is an ATP and we did a skype therapy session a few weeks back..too cool....I'm a big fan of angels :) anyone else familiar with Doreen Virtue, etc? My friend went to Hawaii for the training..too cool :)
Well, it's time to mount up on my x bike and pedal my butt off :) Thanks for dropping by.. Keep on Sparkin' and Keep on learning...
Hi..I'm still on my learning journey for Sept....while on our trip to Bismark I found really cute t-shirts with advice from nature on them..hubby bought the bison one, going with the N.D. theme..I found the web site that sells them and made a mini book of the too great says..gosh I love learning from nature..talk about a crisscross!! Here's the web site www.yourtruenature.com
Here's one for you...
Advice from a Prairie...
Explore new horizons Keep a sunny outlook Be patient through the dry spell .Stay open Listen to the wind Give yourself space Be natural!!
Today I'm learning new yoga from my book called Slim calm sexy yoga..I love yoga and this is a fun book..just went through the basic poses and can do most of them..left out the crow, the headstand and the table!! yikes too old for that...all the while I was listening to the galaxie nature music channel..my new first choice for background music..quite the meditation :)
I think I might have mentioned this self image workshop I'm doing on-line with my friend from B.C. and 30+ other women..it;s called Beauty is Soul Deep..lots of fun so far :) besides the introductions and the workshop out line the first day was look at yourself in a full length mirror and write things you like about your self :) and today's is write the affirmation "I love and accept myself" one 3 sticky notes and place them where you'll see them and repeat several times daily :)
I had a fun weekend that included a balance of work and socializing..swathed green oats both days..enjoyed the pig roast and the 50+ friends and co-workers of hubby's..lessons learned..don't pig out at a pig roast..and don't steal the silver..my fruit bowl came home with one of their spoons in it!! haha!! Yesterday while it was too hot to bale or cut on my little open tractor we were invited to town to watch the Rider game with the slo-pitch team gang. I managed to stay on track and completely avoid the snacks and punch and had the 2 ultra light beer I brought along (back on track after pigging out) Then we didn't stay for the BBQ so had a sensible supper of grill chicken breast, 1/2 sweet potato and a spinach salad with extra veggies and a peach for dessert !! Ha lots of water, too!! Both days cuz the heat wave continued..this morning it's much cooler :)
Doing laundry and a few catch up house jobs while hubby is in the pasture..when he comes home for lunch I'll find out if we're going to Weyburn for supplies (and I can return the spoon) or back to the field for more cutting and baling...his call..
Anyway I should get back to house work..my break is over...
Thanks for stopping by and Keep on Sparkin' and keep on learning...
ps..the things I wrote that I like about myself when I look in the mirror..tall, strong, healthy, and tanned from a balance of outside work and swimming with the granddaughters..what are yours?
Hi..today was easy to get my water in..it was sweltering hot here and I spent the day quadding the community pasture west block of cows and then the bull herd and then home to check our bull herd and 2 herds of our cows..then the rest of the day was spent on an open tractor swathing green oats!!
So the water was easy to drink way more than 8 glasses :) What are some ways you use to get enough water..I'm on the lookout for learning new and better ways. Once it cools off I do sometimes include herbal tea in my water log..but not coffee...gosh I'd be way over since I'm a coffee fiend!! At least it has no calories and doesn't affect my sleep....
Back to more goals..I've refreshed my spark page and picture :)
I still need to down load the calendar for 30 days of ways to eat more fruits and veggies. \My salsa turned out great yesterday..I made a double batch so that should keep me til next year. Hubby doesn't like salsa so it's all for me :) Some times I add it to chili and he doesn't even know...yesterday I also made a pear crisp..like apple crisp but with fresh pears..yum yum!!
Rider was here for lunch yesterday, too. Hubby is back at work and his rib has healed some I guess...can't keep men from doing what they shouldn't!! I went out swathing oats yesterday but didn't go for very long and had a break down (hubby also had a break down :( ) So I went to the house and baked some of my world famous oatmeal cookies for tomorrows big get together. The pasture crew is getting together for a pig roast and pot luck. So I'm bringing cookies, fruit and pasta salad. It's tomorrow for supper and about 60 people will be there :)
Something new I tried this fall is plum perogies..the neighbors are always raving about them so I have a case of plums here so tried some..not really a favorite of hubby's or mine either... just love to try new things..\i guess my own cooking school..love to learn new things :) I have a huge fruit bowl on the table with apples, peaches, plums and pears :) yum yum..I've done good with my apple a day so far, also remembering to take vitamins...
September is going great so far and I've already lost a couple of pounds :)
Now for something new..a friend of mine is doing an e-mail workshop..it's called Beauty is Soul Deep..a self awareness journey..it starts Sunday for 6 weeks..I'll keep you updated..so far the start up has been fun.. there's about 30 people doing it and we've been all introducing our selves on line.
Well I should close and do somemore internet surfing :)
Thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin' Keep on learnin'
Hi..I'm back to class this morning before I start on the day's work...
I get newsletter's from ..simpletruth.com and today's book feature was called The Choice.
It really spoke to me..here's some quick notes (I'm crazy that way I love to take notes..on books and websites and magazines no wonder my house is a disaster area..oh yeah I have notes on how to clean and organize too hahah)
-to start a business
-to make a difference
-not to give up
"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely" Karen Kaiser Clark
The first September goal is Vitamins 101
I have a really hard time remembering to take them!! At least bottles last a long time haha. But I know one step toward getting healthy is to include vitamins..so I take a multi for over 50. Vit C,Vit D, Vit E, Calcium, Omega 3 and mini ASA...What do you take?I have one of those pill sorter and leave it on the cupboard..also I take with lots of water so that boosts my water intake...so far I've done really well in the remembering department for Sept so far...I read an article about "crisscross" how one healthy area will help another..like the water/vitamin thing. I love that and find that in all areas of my life..like a circle :)
More goals are to learn about nutrition and eat healthy!! I love the Spark monthly calendars to down load and September is 30 ways to eat more fruits and veggies..fits right into my topic, also the crisscross is fall is time to harvest my garden etc so lots of healthy fruits and veggies going on there. I've harvested my apple tree and sliced and froze bags and bags of apples :) I made a big batch of tomato sauce and froze it in bags too, made fridge pickles and today I'm making easy salsa. My favorite recipe is from a school cook book and either the student or the typer wrote...scold the tomatoes instead of scald them..gives me a chuckle everytime I make it!! I'm off to get some onions for the recipe (Thanks Barb..my Spark friend/onion lady!!)
My September mini theme is also Apples..note the apple them throughout..I think I'll add an apple a day to my healthy eating and to keep the doctor away..haha. Yesterday we were up to Weyburn and I stocked up on some eating apples..red delicious..and some apple juice and unsweetened apple sauce from the Dollar store..what a deal (always the bargain hunter..could add a class..Shopping 101 haha) Can't wait for the new crop of B.C. mac to hit the stores!! I have one of those gadgets that cuts and cores an apple if I don't feel like just eating it out of my hand. Where I grew up on a farm about 20 miles east of here we had a giant apple orchard so fall always included the big apple harvest and Aunts would come over and have pie making bees...such happy memories :)
Well as you can tell..I'm just typing to postpone making the salsa...it's really easy since I bought a food processor but the scalding the tomatoes is always messy!!!
Thanks for stopping by..keep on Sparkin' ...Keep on learning
Hi just a quick blog with an outline of September's goals....My theme for September has always been Back to School..work and learning so here goes...I hope to learn new ways to get healthy in all areas of my life...
Daily vitamins 101
Daily water 101
Daily exercise 101 (including 50 jumping jacks, x-bike and yoga)
Refresh spark page 101
Fall cleaning 101
Fall farm work 101
Hot stone massage 101
There..that should keep me learning and growing (or should I say shrinking for Sept!!)
please feel free to help me with any of my subjects as I welcome all tutors :)
More on each goal later....so far I've taken my vitamins, did 50 jumping jacks and rode the x-bike..drank some water so I'm off to have a healthy breakfast....
Thanks for dropping by..keep on Sparkin' friends..see you in class....