Hi..I'm resting up on the couch with my lap top and a hockey game...had a typical busy day and I'm very tired tonight..I didn't sleep very well last night..not at all usual for me..I'm usually out like a log!!
I went to town this morning for the mail and to return library books, I also stopped at the drugstore and bought some more Christmas magazines...had left over potato soup and a sandwich for lunch...then we unloaded the broken posts from the last two days of fencing and cut them up for firewood..the porch and the family room are both well stocked for awhile now..then back out fencing..we're building a fence around the oil lease so we can fall graze there when the cows are finished up north in a week or 10 days...fenced til dark so had a late supper of perogies, peas, onions and ham....
We have the wood stove going in the family room..so it's getting toasty here..I got really cold fencing..did lots of walking..we put in the corner posts and then stretched wire and then pounded the posts along one side..the wire is a guide so the fence is straight..hubby wanted me to drive the tractor but there was so much snow and it was hilly and slippery so instead I ran the controls on the post pounder (for most posts..some were just in too bad spots..so hubby put them in) I fell quite a few times so my knees are sore again..I didn't get my 30 bike riding in but I'm going to call the 3 hours of fencing my exercise for today!!
Time to brew me a hot cup of tea and make some popcorn for hubby...
Thanks for stopping by for tea..it will be an early night as we're off to another neighbor's in the morning to help sort their calves for market...then more fencing!! Keep on Sparkin'
Reading tea leaves....
I found this recipe..it sounds good..I can't wait to try it..
Pistachio Chai Muffins
1 3/4 c flour
1/2 c brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 chai tea bags opened
1 c buttermilk
1/4 c melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 c chopped pistachios
combine dry ingredients..whisk in chai tea (dry from tea bag)..make a well at liquid ingredients..stir just until moist. Spray cupcake liners..fill 3/4 full..sprinkle with nuts
Bake @ 375 for 15 mins
combine 1/2 cup icing sugar..1/2 tsp vanilla ...1 Tbsp water Drizzle over muffins.
Hi..today is the provincial election and the Sask party has won a landslide..woohoo....
We started this morning bright and early at the neighbor's to sort their calves for market..it took around 2 1/2 hours so that's lots of running...then home to check our herd we moved up north..all is fine with them..settled down nice since the storm...but boy do we have lots of snow!! Then after lunch we went in to vote and did some business and then to check our far away herd..they were all fine after the storm..still hope to get them home by Saturday and send those calves to market Sunday.
Hubby went back fencing and I rode my x bike for 30 minutes; cleaned out the wood stove ashes; did chores and made supper...by the way lunch was noodles,veggies and meat balls; supper was burgers, carrots and parsnips and spinach salad...
Now I'm watching the election results and having a beer instead of tea for tonight...
..and I'm going to make this an early night...And Keep on Sparkin'
Reading tea leaves...
"Wouldn't it be dreadful to live in a country where they didn't have tea?"
Hi...winter arrived last night and now we have lots of snow...at least we went all of Sept and Oct without snow :)
Our planned cattle drive for this morning didn't go well at all..the cows didn't want to move into the storm...and we got pretty cold..we started out on quads then I got cold so hubby told me to get the 4x4 to flash on the road but the cattle wouldn't chase and went through the fence and so on...not a happy start to the day..then we went fencing after lunch and chores and tried again to move the cattle..they finally co-operated and we got them to the north hay fields to fall graze.
In between all that we had toast and eggs for lunch; chicken and sweet potatoes and corn for supper; I rode my x bike for 30 minutes; talked to my son and one of my daughters and one of my sisters on the phone; checked some cows that stayed home, carried wood for a fire tonight ...so it's nice and cozy here..ready to finish my blog and have some tea..what kind should I have tonight?? I think chai..it's turning into my favorite...
Hope you all had a great weekend. Tomorrow we're off bright and early to help at a neighbors to sort their calves for their calf sale..they have lots of calves so 2 semi loads to go. We have to be there by 7 am. Then we'll go to town to vote in the provincial election and do some business there and then check our far away herd of cattle that we haven't hauled home yet..that will hopefully get done this week.
Well..I'm off to get my tea..thanks for dropping by..Keep on Sparkin'
Reading tea leaves....
"Polly put the kettle on, we'll all have tea"..Charles Dickens
Hi welcome to my Saturday night blog...I'm just relaxing after another busy day...I made a big pot of potato soup and grilled cheese for lunch....supper was celebrating bales all in with pork chops, potatoes and turnips and a small slice of cheese cake....I've been tracking my food on the tracker again starting Nov 1 and I haven't been too bad....I'm working hard to get back on track. I rode my x bike for 30 minutes and drank my 8 glasses of water. I got over 30 spark points today so well on the way to getting 1000 points in November. How are you doing on your November goals?
Tonight's tea is going to be Chai..yum yum...I'll make it right after I finish this blog. I'm watching a hockey game but plan to lay off the beer tonight and have tea instead :) I watched the movie Date Night and it was really funny :)
For today's pamper mission to be nice to me I gave myself a manicure...I have the bad habit of chewing my nails and want to quit for November..another mini goal ( they are a no-cal snack tho..haha)
I was surfing through some blogs and found some cute quotes on aging..a couple favorites..
It takes twice as long to rest than it did to get tired.
It takes twice as long to look half as good.
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
I started working on my Christmas planner..just a note book to make plans and lists, etc.
I've made a book for November, too but I don't have much in it yet..haha..as for that journal I started..well I have a few days to catch up...graon here I go again..
Procrastination is the assasination of motivation (heard that on the radio)
Well off to brew my tea..thanks for dropping by..Keep on Sparkin'
Reading tea leaves...
There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea...Ralph Waldo Emerson
PS I got to stay home today!! Woohoo (hubby went to town but I didn't go..did some work around the house) Well unless you count the 5 trips to the field for bales and one trip around a 1/4 section to check fence..we're chasing the cattle there tomorrow...weather permitting
Hi..all these road trips are starting to catch up with me..I'm really tired tonight!
I helped haul bales most of today except for when I drove to town for the mail and a few supplies. I decided to make tea in my go cup for the 30 mnute drive to town..I'll have too make this a habit :) I'm going to have my 2nd cup tonight right after I finish this blog.
I did my daily 30 minutes on the x bike and drank my 8 glasses of water...I read some in my new magazines..got some fun ideas :)
Well thanks for dropping by for a quick chat..off to brew that tea...might have another cranberry pomegranate green tea..yum yum...Keep on sparkin'
Reading tea leaves.....
"Where there's tea, there's hope" Sir Arthur Pinero
PS one more day of bale hauling and we'll be done..will we beat the snow that's forecast for tomorrow??....Night all....