Monday, March 12, 2012
Hi..yesterday was fun..the granddaughters were so sweet in the skating carnival... also enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by oldest daughter. I even had time to play some card games with the kids before they needed to be in town.
They trip up was quite memorable..when I turned off the grid on to the highway flagging trucks went by with 3 long and wide loads of stacking condos that are built in the states and trucked here and put together..these ones were headed to north of Regina where a new complex is being built for the new potash mine construction workers. I thought ..on no they'll go really slow and I'll never pass them, but to my amazement they travelled quite a bit over the speed limit so I could barely keep up..haha. South of Regina I saw 3 large moose in the ditch.. once we never saw them around here but lately they are getting more and more common. They travel from Moose Mountains over to Cypress Hills and go past our neck of the woods to get there!! Still and amazing sight!!
It was a very long day as I was up at 5:30 am, left shortly after 7 am and got home around 9 pm...I did stop at Regina for some groceries at Super Walmart. I've been wanting to try fresh asparagus and it's always sold out, yesterday was no exception..one of these days I'll find it. I have actually never tasted it fresh (only canned and hubby didn't like that at all) I did find some kale :) go green!! and a 8 pound bag of oranges for under $4..plus lots of other fresh fruits and veggies. Good to stock up and the 5% challenge starts soon,too...so I need to get ready for that.
We have 9 calves now so we've been getting them about one or two a day..things will pick up soon and then we'll get more a day..they were just due to start calving the day before yesterday so we're right on track :) Spent today helping with the chores, bales, twines and moving cattle around..a heifer got caught in a bale feeder so I helped get her unstuck...there's always something...
I rode the bike today and did lots of laundry and some house work. I also dyed my hair..turned out a bit lighter but since we're sticking close to home..no one will see it but hubby..haha.
I found this idea on Pinterest..I'm always on the look out for cheap and neat ideas. Fill a jar with fresh orange peels and vinegar, put the lid on and let sit for several weeks, then strain off and dilute the liquid with water and put in a spray bottle and use as cleaner..gotta try that one out.
Also on Pinterest was a recipe for Key lime cupcakes that I brought up to daughter's yesterday..yum yum...
Well I see I'm behind doing the preps for the 5% spring challenge so that's what I'm off to do..that and make some green tea to enjoy with the hockey game...
Thanks for dropping by..Keep on Sparkin'
Hubby had to do the night checks alone 2 nights in a row so I guess it's my turn tonight...the weather has been beautiful here..the only draw back is the corrals are soo mucky!! Some places it's almost up to the top of the rubber boots...I hope I don't slip!!haha...Well good night all :)