Friday, April 13, 2012
Hi..another day of wind in paradise...
The wind plays me out so everything I have to do outside is twice as hard!! Chores this morning with hay down my back, more tagging this afternoon with straw down my back...at least the calf I bottle fed today was inside the barn....
...so windy we both made a quick trip to town for mail and groceries, etc...should not bring hubby along with the grocery shopping..I've been trying to spend less and really use up what I have on hand for groceries and just buy basics but he found ice cream on sale and a huge cheese cake for $12.99!! I bought milk, pears, bananas and toilet paper...even with him along didn't spend too much...then we stopped at the library and picked up some new reading material...oh, and bought 2 magazines from the drugstore...lots of visiting along the way...
Hubby was looking in the mail for a registered letter about his job..the meeting yesterday was about federal gov't budget cuts and the federal community pastures are all closing..probably not this year but all will be gone in 6 years and the letter will say when this one will close...
I was checking some of the plants I started and I remembered why I usually buy potting soil to start them...lots of green but not sure yet which are weeds and which are marigolds..
Caught up on some phone calls after supper and after I brought the herd in from the little pasture ..we have less than 30 to calve...2 more calves today..108 calves. One phone call was a follow up to my friend's birthday party..the 3 of us... my 2 best friends and I all celebrate our birthdays in the spring..the March party was fun..now next friend's birthday is next week so I'm bringing the cake... my birthday is in May.....the other phone call was about the bridal shower I'm helping put on....
...Started watching the hockey and reading my new magazines and I fell asleep on the couch for a couple hours..it's almost time to go out for the midnight check.
My meals today were my basic oatmeal and dates for breakfast (or date cake I like to call it) lunch was a meal replacement shake and frozen strawberries.... had a pear for a snack..then supper was pork chops, the last of the fresh asparagus, beets, potatoes and a small bowl of apple crisp and a wee bit of ice cream..had lots of water today..the wind parches me...my lips are so dry and chapped from the wind..I found this new lip treatment that has polysporin in it and it works great..I put lots on before I went outside and came in looking like I had a dirt moustache or maybe ate a chocolate ice cream cone..haha...
Well sorry if this blog doesn't make much sense since I'm still 1/2 asleep..thanks for dropping by and for all your comments and support..Keep on Sparkin'
Read this on the internet this morning and thought it fit in from hubby's meeting...
Due to recent budget cuts the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off...
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Hi we just had one calf today..I helped with chores, opening gates and cutting twine..and I cut my hand opening a barbed wire gate :( ouch!!
Then we sorted and loaded 6 cows for hubby to take to market..so he was gone most of the afternoon...I did some housework..dishes, beds..putting away Easter stuff...don't laugh but it was finally calm enough to take down the Christmas lights...I did some work in the garden, digging up some flower beds and started some more plants indoors..my peppers are coming nicely and I started some herbs and flowers...I walked the little pasture where the cows to calve were several times..the cow that did calve waited til hubby got home...
Hubby was home just in time for supper..I had made a chinese stir fry with the leftover half of my pork chop from last Thursday and lots of veggies...onions, celery, mushrooms, cauliflower, carrots and cabbage..all served over some heated up frozen rice..a nice quick meal..
Then we did some more chores after supper and I did a little bit of tv watching while I checked e-mails, facebook and Pinterest...entered my food and tracked on the 5% spring challenge...
Tomorrow hubby has a video conference call at the office in Weyburn..he's really not on staff until next Monday but this meeting is mandatory for all the pasture managers...I imagine I'll be staying home and checking cows to calve...
It was a beautiful day today..sunny and calm..rain is in the forecast for later in the week so I better enjoy this nice weather while it lasts...
I feel very tired tonight..and I even slept in this morning until 9!!! This flu has got me dragging....2 more hours til the midnight check..hubby's already asleep in his chair and I'm about to doze off on the couch...
Best quit typing before I fall asleep..thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'
Quote for today...
Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket
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