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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!

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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
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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

Hi..today 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 myself..so 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....

..now 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'

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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....

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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 ups..one 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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Happy Mother's Day...

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hi..this will be a quick blog as I need to go to bed soon because tomorrow is a busy day..branding!!

We really had FUN at the 50th Anniversary last night...hubby cousin has the most beautiful yard..like a park, and beautiful, emormous home!! They had a huge tent up in the yard and the pot luck was delicious!! Good thing we have a couple high energy days to burn off some of the extra calories...too much fun :)

Today was a great mother's day!! 2 of my 3 kids called, hubby gave me a card and roses, son said he mailed a card so I should get that next week :)

We spent today getting ready for tomorrow..we get some neighbors over to help so I need to plan a menu that can be completely made ahead of time without me in the house..I've gotten really good at that..this is the 35th time..haha :) I usually do some beef raosts but we are out of roasts..just all this dang bull burger so we're having burgers...I BBQed them already and then will put them in the crock pot with fried onions and BBQ sauce on low..yum yum...I'm also going to try crock pot baked potatoes (saw this on Pinterest) scrubbed and foil wrapped..the cooking times are 8 hours on low or 2 hours on high so I'll do a bit more than 1 hour on high, while we put the cattle in the corrals then turn them to low for the rest of the morning...we never know what time we'll eat as just when ever we get done...the sides are micro waved cream corn, leftover marinated pasta salad, pistachio salad, cold canned beans, burger buns lettuce, tomatoes, cheese...dessert is boughten pumpkin pies and canned whipped cream, I also made a chocolate cake and some oatmeal coconut cookies....yes it's taken me almost all day..I also cleaned house and helped with lots of the outside stuff, working on corrals, hanging gates, moving critters around, hauled heifers to pasture, found all the stuff we need for tomorrow..syringes, branding iron, needles, tags etc...then we rounded up the big herd of pairs..actually I used the quad and hubby lured them in with bales in the shredder..it went great :) but now I'm beat!!

So now I'm off to bed so we can get up bright and early and start with the cattle..

Hope you all had a great Mother's Day...the weather is so great here..and tomorrow is supposed to be great too :)

Thanks for dropping by..keep on Sparkin'

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The last day of the starfish 5% challenge was yesterday..I was really pleased with my results since I lost 8 pounds which was quite close the the 10.5 I was aiming for :)


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COOKINGGRANNY 5/14/2012 3:24PM

  What a busy time for you. The slow cooker is a wonderful invention for days like this. I wish I would have had one while we were still at the ranch
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RANCHGAL9 5/14/2012 9:51AM

    Way to go go, Donna - and congrats on the weight loss. emoticon

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SMWATRMLON 5/14/2012 9:16AM

    Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend!

You will be having a busy day today. Make sure to take a few minutes for you too emoticon

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