Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Hi..Where has September gone? Hope you are all enjoying fall..it's one of my favorite times of the year..the fall trees and colors :)
The learning continues here with my theme for September... I am enjoying the free Spark coach..I'm on day 10 of 14 days free..I've been finding it hard to keep up..even tho it takes just 10 minutes a day (if you have good internet to watch the videos) I have fallen behind a few days...after the free trial the cost will be 3 months for $14.99 or the first month for $.99..so not sure if that is helpful for anyone..I know I'd keep doing it if it was free..but will not pay for it as most of what's on it can be found else where on the site...if you do the days program you get 25 spark points so I like that about it and also the motivation and inspiration :)
The 5% fall challenge is just around the corner..starts Oct 6..so been doing some of the get ready assignments..need to catch up there too..
so what have I been doing? you ask...we're hauling in the bales and that is soo time consuming.....we have hundreds of the big suckers in already and have just under 300 to go..then we get interrupted by other jobs like hubby's community pasture job...which is extra busy in the fall..this week we've been dealing with the bulls...2 went to market and the other 19 are being hauled to their winter pasture...we have one more round up and move for each of the 2 herds and then
take out will be later in October..the insanely busy week!!
A pipe line is going through our land running from Alberta to North Dakota and it's been swarming with activity for the last month!! It's still extra dry and crispy here...40+ days with out rain and add the heat and wind...yuck :(
We went to a wedding last weekend and had a blast..son was down for awhile (he had another wedding is Saskatoon that same day) and we saw lots of friends to visit and share laughs with and had lots of drinks and yummy food and dancing. They even had a live band which is quite uncommon anymore around here!!
I love all the fall colors and love the nature drives through the country to see the fall foliage..of course it's way early here and almost done..due to the drought! I read some where this quote....
"Anyone can love the mountains, it takes real heart to love the prairies"
Well I love the prairies and the rolling hills and coulees and badlands that make up my little corner of the country :) The coulees and farm yards have beautiful trees this time of year. We have quite a lot of wildlife to enjoy, too. The other day while unloading bales a bald eagle was circling over head...while out in the pastures I always see gophers, coyotes, rabbits, deer, antelope and hubby and his rider saw 2 majestic elk..not too common around here....then we found the spot where they got into the pasture and we were doing some fence fixing!!
I downloaded a free book that was advertised on Spark called Integrative Nutrition..by Joshua Rosenthal...I'm finding it quite interesting..the first chapter is Question what you're told..
Love this quote from it..
"Education is the most powerful weapon, which you can use to change the world"
Well..I have used up most of my free time today so I should sign off...Thanks for dropping by and keep on learning and keep on Sparkin'
Just have a few more quotes to add....
Those who plant blessings shall also harvest blessings"
"SUCCESS is reached by being active, awake, AHEAD of the crowd, by aiming HIGH, pushing ahead, honestly, diligently, patiently; by climbing, digging , saving; by forgetting the past, using the present, TRUSTING in the future; by honoring God, having a purpose, fainting not, determining to win,and STRIVING to the end."