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Hubby's out to check the herd before we go to bed..

Monday, March 05, 2012

Hi..a few more cows are looking closer tonight so hubby's gone out to check now. We were watching a DVD and I didn't get this blog started very'll just be a quick one.

Hubby fixed the light and worked on a couple other wiring projects today. I did more sorting, made homemade yogurt and a pie for hubby...all around when the power was shut off..haha.

Tomorrow is our son's birthday and talked to him on the phone this afternoon. He watched some of the brier curling (it's in Saskatoon this year) and the tranmission went out of his truck..getting it looked at tomorrow and a friend is giving him a ride to work..not a great birthday gift...

I also did a major vacuuming in the living room and moved all the furniture, etc and still haven't found the's starting to drive me crazy!!

Well it's been a long and fruitful day...better sign off and get some sleep..who knows what tomorrow has in store..maybe our first calf?? At least the weather is nice now...

Thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'

emoticonLove Donna

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GETTHERE135 3/5/2012 10:36AM

    For the Ipod, have you really looked in the crevices in the furniture, where the cushions meet with the frame of the couch? Did she take it anywhere, maybe she lost it somewhere else? Good Luck.

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SUGARSMOM2 3/5/2012 9:56AM

  Hi . How many heads of cattle do you and hubby have ?. are they primary milk or beef cattle ? we used to have a few heads of cattle . kind of miss them but the cost was not in our budget anymore . Had to buy hay and feed so it became a hugh problem . hope yours are all well .

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GOPINTOS 3/5/2012 6:32AM

    Hope all went well!

Smile & Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (GoPintos)
Dr. Oz Show Fans

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CELLISTA1 3/5/2012 1:56AM

    It's fun to hear about life on the ranch. Let us know when the first calf is born! And a big thank-you for encouraging me often.

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Down on the Ranch...

Saturday, March 03, 2012 was a cold crisp day and this morning while I rode my x bike for 30 minutes in front of the living room picture window the snow just sparkled like diamonds!! Just beautiful..what a great way to start my day!!

I did more house sorting and helped with chores and the shop, too. Hubby tried to fix one of the yard lights in a corral so I was gopher and walking up and down the hill, turning the power off and on and bringing supplies as needed...but the light still doesn't work so on to plan B tomorrow...

More cows are looking close but still no of these days :)

Still going green in house and food choices..finding the odd green thing in my sorting and am setting them out for something different for foods today include green tea, green beans, celery, romaine lettuce ....

A Sparker wrote that they use a card folded in half daily for tracking..on the outside write your goals..on the inside keep track of your food, water, exercise, I've been using this idea since March 1..I like it...always love to find new ideas to motivate me..

I am looking forward to the Spring 5% Challenge which starts March 17th :) Time to SPRING into hard..aim higher...

We didn't make it to the fund raiser supper tonight but we had donated items for the auction and bought the supper tickets for the donation, feels good to stay home after so many road trips...

Well I'm just finishing a bottle of water and watching a hockey game..tonight is Telemiracle in Saskatchewan (a tv telethon) From 11pm til 1 am kids from our local town are the number turners..:) May stay up for some of it...even tho I have been going to bed by 11 pm most usual hubby has been asleep on the couch for hours already..haha...

Thanks for dropping by and for your comments on my blogs and spark page... Keep on Sparkin'...

emoticonLove Donna..

March..Things to do this Month..

Find a pot of gold..

Catch leprechauns...

Plant four leaf clovers...

Have tea with a flower fairy...

Kiss some Irish folk for luck...

Share an o'smile!!!


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RANCHGAL9 3/4/2012 10:43AM

    Finding the pot of gold sounds great emoticon

Good luck calving - half way done now - Yahoo!!!!

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GOPINTOS 3/4/2012 12:23AM

    Enjoyed reading! Thanks for sharing!

Smile & Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (GoPintos)
Dr. Oz Show Fans

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Down on the Ranch during calving..

Friday, March 02, 2012

Hi..So far no calves yet but a lot of the cows are looking close...hubby shredded bales for the herd today and then we worked on cleaning up the quonset and moved stuff to the seacan..also burned lots of junk :)

I worked a bit on the house, too..and filled my daily garbage bag...biked for 30 minutes..tracked my food, got lots of spark points..ate some green foods... spinach, peas, apples..yum yum...

We have more snow now than we've had all winter..snowed and blowed lots yesterday..we went in to town for the mail, etc..

I shovelled off the front deck, didn't have time to snowshoe today..maybe tomorrow. We have tickets to go to a fund raiser supper tomorrow night but lots more snow is forecast so we may not attend..

So far we haven't started getting up yet for the night checks but hubby said that will start pretty soon...we take turns taking the night checks...usually one a night unless it's cold or somebody looks close to calving. We have 140 cows to calve this that does keep us busy...

I love going out for the night checks..especially if there are northern favorite thing in nature...I am a real nature lover and like to be outside...

Well, time to get back to the hockey game..the Oilers are tied at 0 in the 2nd...

Thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin' emoticon emoticon

Love Donna..

My sister sent me this in an e-mail..

For lent..
A different approach to fasting..

fast from anger and hatred
fast from judging others
fast from discouragement
fast from complaining
fast from resentment and bitterness
fast from spending too much money
spend the extra time in prayer...

Wishing you Peace Love and Happiness during lent
Smile Jesus loves you emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 3/3/2012 6:23PM

    Love reading your blogs, too: and this green approach to spring!! Thanks for the green tea goodie! Good luck with the calves!!

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GOPINTOS 3/3/2012 11:03AM

    I enjoyed your blog. I love spring time and seeing the pasture speckled with new babies emoticon

Smile & Enjoy the Rest of Your Day
Melinda (GoPintos)
Dr. Oz Show Fans

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MARITIMER3 3/3/2012 12:38AM

    Love the Lenten recommendations. So true. Thank you.

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Happy March 1...goals for March..

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Hi..Wow..another new month..time to blog my goals for March...

emoticon My Theme for March is Work and Aim Higher!!!

emoticonRefresh Spark Page..done..go Green!!

emoticonTrack ice cream for lent...

emoticonTrack exercise..1000 mins goal..Spring into Spring..Aim higher..

emoticonTrack points...1000 points goal...

emoticonEat more green foods (not mint chocolate chip ice cream Haha)

emoticonDrink more green tea...

emoticonBlog daily (Happiness project is to launch a blog so I'm using here as a forum for my calving blog)

emoticonSpring Challenge..starts sometime in March...

emoticonGo Green..foods, drinks, plants, cleaning, envro etc...
I'm wearing a green t-shirt and my emerald earrings (my birth stone)

emoticonCalving..that falls under work..I love calving and spring

emoticonSpring cleaning..40 bags in 40 days lent project.....

emoticonRenew my Spirit..Make my own Luck emoticon

Well..there's my goals for the month...I'd love to make it back to onederland....wish me luck

Thanks for dropping by and keep on sparkin' to track my food and see if I have room for green beer or if I should have green tea...

emoticonLove Donna!

The amazing thing about life is that you choose what you allow into it, you choose how things affect you, you choose how you react. Happiness is a choice. Make it. It's up to you. emoticon

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GOPINTOS 3/2/2012 1:08PM

    Loved this! Especially your green theme! emoticon
Thanks for sharing

Smile & Enjoy the rest of your day!
Melinda (GoPintos)
Team Leader
Dr. Oz Show Fans

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GETTHERE135 3/2/2012 11:35AM

    Love the part about "onderland", that was cute.

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EVIE4NOW 3/1/2012 10:21PM

  Love the new goals you've set.

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Happy Leap Day..and Feb goal recap....

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hi..we had a fun day for the last day of the month..We went on another road trip to Weyburn as hubby had some pasture business to do in town. So we went out for lunch, I did a bit of shopping and stocked up on groceries and also did some banking and bill paying..and coffee at the in laws, too.

I remembered to buy the kids St Patrick's Day cards from the $ Store, and Easter cards and birthday gifts for a friend's up coming party..

Tonight I'm sparkin' up a storm and finishing off my bottle of red wine (the last 1/2 glass) and watching hockey..the Oiler's aren't doing so great..

My cold has moved to the stage of constantly running nose and eyes..yuck...

Now on to the goal recap...

emoticonHappiness is a's been a very happy month for me...

emoticonRefresh Spark page....done..I've enjoyed my bright red flower all month

emoticonHeart Healthy foods..tracked food every day but 7 (away or company)
had lots of fruits, veggies, water, red wine, low salt, dark chocolate...

emoticonLog in daily..aim for 1000 points...1836 points and level 15 woohoo!!

emoticonExercise or some other X..aim for 1000 mins...1430 mins and used my snowshoes some :)

emoticonBlog daily..missed a few days but did blog most days...

emoticonWork on Happiness project..yes and it's been fun :)

emoticonWork on decluttering house..yes and during lent..40 bags in 40 days

emoticonWork on being more loving...yes...

emoticonCelebrate Valentine's Day..yes...

emoticonLove Me...yes..

emoticonLent..give up ice cream..yes..40 bags in 40 days..yes..daily Bible study.. yes...pray for a stranger..yes...

emoticonI'm very happy with my progress toward happy and healthy (well except for the cold)

Tomorrow I'll start the March blog challenge and post my March goals...

Thanks for dropping by during February and for all your comments and support!! Keep on Sparkin'

emoticon Love Donna

emoticonA little SPARK of kindness can put a colossal burst of sunshine into someone's day....


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PEPPYPATTI 3/1/2012 4:17PM

    Wow! Those are great goals! emoticon

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ANNIEONLI 3/1/2012 6:56AM

    February was pretty great! Have an awesome March!!!!! emoticon

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DUSTYGIRL25 3/1/2012 12:28AM

    You've done a great job on meeting your goals this month! I always love reading your blogs. It always amazes me how your able to fit so much in during a day. Must be that healthy life style. Onward to March, hope it's as fun as February! emoticon

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