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Still no more calves yet..

Friday, March 09, 2012

Hi..I took the midnight and 3 am checks and then slept in until 8 am..had a lazy morning. I saw no northern lights at either check :( Oh well kind of overcast to the north..but the full moon was beautiful!! No babies tho...

Then I went to town after a quick lunch of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches and green grapes.

I brought in my lap top and the accountant put the 2012 farm book outline on it so I can start doing the farm books..I also dropped off the 2011 info for taxes... then got mail..It was so full I don't think the post mistress could have added even a postcard..haha..tons of bull catalogues and farm auction books..plus all the farm newspapers and magazines we get. For me I got 2 grocery fliers, address labels and an Oprah magazine :)

For supper hubby had fish n chips and I had white fish and left over sweet potatoes with veggies and salad..then greek yogurt and raspberries..yum yum.

Now I'm watching tv, the hockey game and what ever hubby finds to channel surf, he hasn't fallen asleep yet..haha. and having a light beer for a snack...

Maybe there will be northern lights at the midnight check tonight....and more calves :)

Thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'

emoticonLove Donna


The April Oprah has delicious for a theme...as in Life is delicious and it's not all about food...savour life....enjoy with all your senses...Life is DELICIOUS!!

  
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DOODIE59 3/10/2012 10:18AM

    I enjoy Oprah's magazine:) Seems like you might be about to get a bunch of calves at once ...

Have a great weekend!
Deirdre

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Busy day...

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Hi..just a quick blog..no more calves yet...been busy with helping with chores and catching up on house work...

I helped hubby finish his wall in the corral...

...got lots of fitness in and ate within limits..

..Just having a beer and watching hockey..Edmonton is losing again :(

...looking forward to the night checks tonight and checking out the full moon and maybe northern lights :)

..feels pretty boring here today...hopefully tomorrows blog has more calves...

Thanks for stopping by..keep on Sparkin'



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MARITIMER3 3/9/2012 9:42PM

    Hi Donna - I chuckled at your blog title today... seems to me you have nothing BUT busy days. Hope some more calves arrive tonight.


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3 calves now..

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Hi..last night got really cold so we took extra checks..I took the 3 am check and it was very cold and windy..the full moon made it so beautiful out..I almost didn't need a flashlight..no calves overnight thankfully..

We had a calf this morning while hubby was shredding bales and I was making dinner...so that makes a total of 3 :)

I had lots of fun at the birthday party with my 2 best friends..great visits and lots of laughs..tea and angel food cake :) Very fun day..

When I got home hubby was putting up a new slab wall in a corral so I helped him for awhile and then moved the cows up for the night...

Supper was quick leftover meal loaf from lunch ..then I watched a hockey game and caught up on Spark...

The weather has gotten a lot warmer so maybe not so many night checks..hubby is asleep on the couch so I'll take the last check before bed in an hour or so..

I didn't get to work on the house cleaning today..maybe tomorrow...

Thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'

emoticonLove Donna

"Be present. Now is the only moment that matters."
-unknown

  
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GLORYANDME 3/8/2012 11:59AM

    New life . . . Spring is in the air! Sounds like you and DH had a very productive day. Don't worry about the housework, it will always be there . . . that's what my MIL tells me anyway lol!

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DOODIE59 3/8/2012 8:31AM

    Farm work is never done, is it!

We're having the weirdest weather here. Tuesday morning it was -19.7 c and Wednesday it was +11.7. Today I woke up to it being +11 so who knows how warm it will get. The snow is melting away ... I did appreciate your lovely description of your moon-lit walk to the barn:) Lovely imagery.

Hope the "babies" are all good:)
Take care
Deirdre

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WATERMELLEN 3/8/2012 7:30AM

    Angel food: highly appropriate! (and delicious without being a real calorie bomb . . . )

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GOPINTOS 3/8/2012 4:23AM

    3 is great! I love baby calves. Baby anything really but calves are something I see most every day so I am reminded how cute they are. We dont have any but the adjoining pasture does, and the calves are so cute and curious to come to the fence to see our horses.

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Smile & Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (GoPintos)
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Another baby calf last night..

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Hi..when I went out for the 11;30 pm check it was raining here and there was another new baby...got hubby and we moved the pair up to the corral where the first pair was so they had a shed and straw for bedding. She's a cute little tan too.

We have red and black angus cows bred to white charolais bulls, black and red angus bulls..so the calves are all either tan colored like the first 2 or red or black.

Today I haelped more with chores and cleaning out the lean-to on the barn..we talked to son on the phone last night for his birthday and we both told him how much we missed him (especially when cleaning the barn..haha) We are getting too old for all the physical labour of ranching..but we love the lifestyle :) So great to be out in nature for our living...

I was reading in a magazine while I did my 30 minutes on the x-bike and it was an interesting article about the healing sounds of nature..
..ocean waves cure insomnia
...dolphin sounds heal disease
...whales reenergize you
...babbling brooks relieve pain
...bird songs ease anxiety..
all with links to find these sounds..I love to listen to our satellite dish tv to the nature music channel..and hear all these sounds and more...for when I'm not actually out in nature :)

Tomorrow is a close friend's birthday and another friend and I are going over in the afternoon with cake and gifts and an afternoon of visiting. All three of us have spring birthdays ..March, April and mine is May so we go to each other's place..looking forward to this outing...

I'm relaxing on the couch watching hockey tonight..just finished visiting with my sister on the phone.

Two of my three kids live in or near Saskatoon and there has been some nasty weather up there today..daughter had a stormy drive home afterwork with her 2 little ones..glad they're all home safe.

It's going to get quite cold here tonight so we'll be doing a few extra night checks, it can get really cold on the new wet babies and they will need to be moved up into the shed or maye even the barn tonight..depending on the wind..

I dug out the calving record book and the ear tags, etc so I can start with the paper work..we'll wait til we have a few more before we start tagging them, we also give them some shots of vitamins and minerals and treat their navels..then moms will get debugged too and if any mommas are missing eartags we'll retag them too. All very time consuming...and can be dangerous..the mommas can be very protective..we usually carry a stock cane just in case...we've both had some run ins with cows so we are well aware of the dangers...my first reaction is always to scream loudly and that seems to stop them in their tracks (usually) but hubby always jokes..that now they're deaf...haha.

I don't know why it was so hard to upload the picture yesterday..I have a slot on my lap top for my camera card so I did it that way and it took 5 or 6 tries before it worked..anyone else have problems and anyone have some tips..I seem to usually have these problems...

Well..better go for now..maybe make some green tea to drink during the hockey game and then head out for a cow check..the game is on til midnight..hubby is asleep on the couch...

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

emoticonLove Donna


Maybe I'll try to upload another picture...The herd...



  
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BEATLETOT 3/7/2012 8:41AM

    Awww...babies!!! =) Very cool! I really enjoyed reading your blog today. I liked the list of healing sounds...very nice. Thank you for posting!!

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WATERMELLEN 3/7/2012 8:20AM

    Moooooo!!

Love the idea of your three spring birthdays . . . in calving season no less!!

Thanks for your welcome to TUFFMUFFIN!! And your kind comments about (blush) me!!

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Having trouble uploading a picture...finally..the calf pic!!!

Monday, March 05, 2012

Here goes the fourth try to upload the baby calf picture...




  
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GLORYANDME 3/8/2012 11:59AM

    Thanks for sharing . . . Mama looks so proud!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 3/8/2012 8:52AM

    What a cute, new addition to your barn.

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SPOOKYTHECAT 3/8/2012 8:50AM

    So sweet!

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WATERMELLEN 3/7/2012 8:20AM

    Soooo sweet!!

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KAYTIE22 3/6/2012 10:33PM

    Aw, so cute! Thanks for posting the photo.

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GYPSYW0LF 3/6/2012 9:52AM

    Awww so adorable..and that colouring, will that stay?

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GOPINTOS 3/6/2012 3:07AM

    Oh geesh, cute cute cute

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CELLISTA1 3/6/2012 2:00AM

    Welcome, little guy!

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MARITIMER3 3/5/2012 11:36PM

    So cute! The first of many; hopefully all healthy & strong!

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