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Had a great Birthday!!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Hi..thanks for dropping by and for all the birthday wishes :)

I had a great day :) Lots of FUN! This morning I helped check and move cattle.. but spent most of the morning talking on the phone and drinking coffee.

Hubby had to go to town after lunch so then I tidied the house a bit and then my friends came over for the mini party :) They brought cake and gifts and we had iced tea. Lots of laughs and visiting...

When hubby came home from town he brought more cards from the mail and he also brought home supper..ribs and sweet potato fries and maple ice cream yum yum...

I've had lots of phone calls, cards, letters, facebook greeting and spark greetings.. and some gifts..always fun..and a few gift cards..time for shopping..more fun..

Just finished talking to my son on the phone for over an hour..

Better head off here and get ready for bed..
..tomorrow we have a road trip planned for Williston..more fun :)

Well..thanks again for dropping by and for birthday wishes..keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna :)

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DOODIE59 5/19/2012 10:40AM

    I'm glad you had such a wonderful day, but no wonder -- you amazingly cheery approach to life much get you lots of great friends:) (and family, of course!)
Belated Happy Birthday --

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SUGARSMOM2 5/19/2012 10:11AM


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WATERMELLEN 5/19/2012 9:20AM

    Hey, how did I miss the birthday alert?? So glad that you had a great day!!

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GOPINTOS 5/19/2012 8:47AM

    Have a fantastic weekend!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Country Living Team

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PJH2028 5/19/2012 7:31AM

    Happy Birthday 22222222222222uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
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CRISM82 5/19/2012 1:59AM

    Happy Birthday!

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BJPENNY70 5/19/2012 1:14AM

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Happiest Birthday!

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Looking forward to my Birthday company tomorrow...

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hi..tomorrow, May 18th is my birthday..looking forward to the afternoon when my 2 best friends are coming over with cake and a visit! We do ths for each others birthdays..looking forward to the FUN!!

Today I planted all my garden but the bedding plants and a couple other things I forgot to pick up..zucchini seeds and sweet peas...we went to town this afternoon and I got those seeds so maybe I'll finish tomorrow..we also got some groceries and mail and I recieved lots of birthday greetings in the mail :)

We stopped at the local mechanic where one of out tractors is getting fixed and stayed for coffee. When we got home hubby went back out to the field, I made some phone calls, did night chores, checked the cows to calve, mowed lots of grass, made supper then picked him up in the field at 9 pm....oh yeah..and watched some hockey haha..

Well I'm really tired..if I have more blogging time tomorrow I'll tell you all about my garden..

..until then..thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

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SMWATRMLON 5/19/2012 12:38PM

    Happy Birthday!! emoticon

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PARKERB2 5/18/2012 12:42PM

    Happy Birthday, Donna. Glad your taking time off from your busy schedule to enjoy time with friends. Wishing you well. Take care. emoticon

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RANCHGAL9 5/18/2012 10:07AM

    Happy, happy birthday Donna - Have fun and lots of laughs today


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SUGARSMOM2 5/18/2012 9:25AM

  Happy Birthday to you . What a wonderful day to celebrate . enjoy all the cards and well wishes . all of us here at spark people want to add to your day of joy by saying have a good one . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GOPINTOS 5/18/2012 6:23AM

    Happy Birthday!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Country Living Team

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Lots of work in May...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hi..we started bright and early with a round of tagging the latest 4 calves..we have 5 left to calve..

Then we rounded up and moved the pairs to a new place to graze..that didn't go as planned..haha..what ever does? Some of the calves wouldn't go through the gate so we didn't get them all moved..well they'll find their way out soon..

Then hubby tried to get the new roto tiller going ,..which it still wouldn't start so I just used my old one and worked the garden a couple times..hubby had put some manure in piles on it so I had to level them off with a shovel..

...meanwhile hubby was getting some machinery ready for field work, oil changes etc...and then started on some field work..I brought coffee to him and and told him about a phone message so I took over cultivating the field while he went to return the call..he didn't come back, so I finished the field..he did some harrowing and rock picking...

I made a late supper then watched some hockey while hubby went back to the field work..then I went out to pick him up with the quad..

I have some strange rash on the backs of my hands so not sure what I got into? Itchy, red, swollen...strange..

Well, time for bed...been up since 6am..thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna

Do all things with love...

May I be happy
May I be healthy
May I be at peace
May I live with ease
May I trust that I am loved & that all is well

May my heart remain open
May I awaken to the light of my own true nature
May I be healed
May I be a source of healing for all beings

-Ellen Silverman

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AJB121299 5/17/2012 12:52AM

    keep moving forward

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Did lots of different things today...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 started with a neighbour delivering some oats to us, then hubby was going to Weyburn with some dry cows and take one bull up to do a semen retest, so I helped unload the oats and then sort and load the cattle..

..while hubby was gone I checked through the pairs to make sure everybody was fine after branding and the 2 sets of twins weren't mothered very good so I put one set back in a little pasture together and then chased one other twin up to it's momma....then checked the pasture of heifers and gave them salt and minerals. Then checked the cows to calve ..we just have 6 left to calve so it's winding down now...

..then I counted out some oats for a germination test to see if these new oats will be seed or feed...100 kernels in a damp paper towel on the top of the fridge.... should be sprouted in a couple days...

...then I had some time for I got the old roto tiller going and worked some of the trees in the shelter belt...after doing about a quarter of them..... hubby came home and I needed a drink so I quit for awhile...I helped unload the bull and then had a coffee break with hubby.

..then we went over to the pasture corrals where 3 new bulls were delivered so we checked them and turned them out into a little pasture for awhile.

...we checked through the pairs together and made sure they were doing fine.... then hubby was trying to get my newer roto tiller started but it wasn't cooperating....when it does start I'll do my garden and then hopefully get it planted this weekend.... hubby is phoning for the pasture take ins..I talked to my neighbour for awhile first to see how she's doing..and we made plans to go to the local greenhouse for some bedding plants..maybe in a few days :)

..well I guess I should go for now..typing is hard since I have blisters all over my hands from roto tilling..darn roto tiller...thanks for dropping by..keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

Make sure you do something FUN!!!

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GOPINTOS 5/16/2012 9:44PM

    Shelter belt? Is that like a windbreak? I ordered some tress from our conservation department and they arrived yesterday. I think I have about 200 to plant now....


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Dr Oz Show Fans Team

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WATERMELLEN 5/16/2012 7:55PM

    It must be SOOOO tough to do the hard work you do and not want to eat like a guy "farm hand"! That's why all the old fashioned barn raisings etc. meant such big dinners with ham and scalloped potatoes and three kinds of pie, right??

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MARITIMER3 5/16/2012 6:51PM

    Love to hear about your day-to-day chores. I've never known anyone before who was involved in agriculture, so it's fun to learn a little bit.

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GETMYSELFBACK1 5/16/2012 1:04PM

    Holy Moly! You did all that today? Already? Makes my early and long day ahead seem like a nap. My problem, is getting in some walking time. Will have to do in the dark when I get home much much later.

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SMWATRMLON 5/16/2012 10:23AM

    Wow you make my housework seem like play emoticon

You seriously rock!!

Hope you're having a great day.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 5/16/2012 9:28AM

    Try to take a minute(s) for yourself! emoticon

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2BFREE2LIVE 5/16/2012 12:51AM

    emoticonDAY!! You must be tired, I am tired from reading what all you did today. Get some much needed rest. Sandy

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Branding is over!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hi..we had a great day with branding with only a few screw was all the bulls got out and mixed with the cows..

I am soo tired and I ache everywhere!!

After supper I have been just vegging on the couch..talked to one of my sisters and one of my daughters..

Now it's time to have a quick bath and go to bed..

..thanks for dropping by and keep on Sparkin'

Love Donna emoticon

Even though today was lots of work it was FUN too...

Make sure you do something FUN...

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SHEILA-45 5/20/2012 10:01AM

    Sounds like a great day with friends and family. emoticon and you got a workout in too!

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WYO_CASEY 5/20/2012 8:28AM

    Branding makes me SO sore the next day!!! But I LOVE it. Our family is there and lots of friends. Lots of fun!

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CHATELAINE19 5/15/2012 8:00AM

    Sounds like fun! emoticon

I'm glad you had a good day, and that the work is behind you.

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