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Week 2 Blog 5


Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Hi..Today's blog is to be about ..What can I improve upon..

first of all..I'm having a sad day..my friend passed away today..thanks for all your concern and sympathy...
My hubby is in an extremely grumpy mood so that always makes me sad too...

The calving/chores has been unreal busy and I haven't been doing as great with my healthy eating plans..having too many snacks and stress eating...

..we went to town for the mail this morning...and I bought a rice krispie treat for a treat..then I had pie for dessert after my soup for lunch..and had an apple for a snack in the afternoon..then steak and salad for supper which was a healthy choice..but we had a bit of a rodeo with a heifer calving...and came in and ate a big bowl of chocolate ice cream..which was over my calories and I'm supposed to have given up ice cream for lent :(...we all have days like this...don't we....

Time to pick myself up and get back on track tomorrow...on a brighter note I did get lots and lots of exercise 4 or 5 hours of chores..and I'm exhausted..both physically and mentally...we had several calves today again and the heifer that was calving after supper was upside down in the corral and when a cow gets on her back she can die..so we are panicking...and trying to get her back upright. .. hubby put a rope on one of her feet and we pulled her over..then chased her into the barn and it was a very hard pull to help the calf arrive..it was a huge calf but alls fine with it.

We set up a portable wall in a corral and moved more pairs out of the barn. Part of the portable panels had stands that were frozen into the corral so I used an ax and chopped it out...took about 45 minutes...arms are burning from that. Then took twine of several bales and moved the herds around. The little calf in the house got another bottle and then we put her back with her wild momma..they aren't doing so great together yet...it may need another bottle soon...Another heifer calved today and went completely nuts..just a typical day on the ranch...

I hope tomorrow is a better day...I will try harder to keep up with my healthy eating..and get back on track..and hopefully it will be a less sad day...

Thanks for dropping by and for all your kind comments..keep on sparkin'

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DUSTYGIRL25 5/5/2013 4:13AM

    So very sorry to hear that your friend didn't have a miracle happen. On the other hand you have new calfs born daily. Life comes & goes doesn't it? I hope the cows are able to settle down soon & just have fun with their little babies. Maybe their getting into the sugar. So glad you were able to get the mother upright, sounds like a lot of work getting her there.
With the eating of junk food, well we really do all have those days. I just had one today. I wish I could get my hubby to stop buying the sweets & bringing them home all the time.
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RANCHGAL9 3/7/2013 11:29PM

    Hi Donna, sounds like things are pretty hectic around there. Sorry to hear about your friend. In our community the obituary notices are posted on our local post office door !! and it is always depressing to go in to town and see three or four notices, most of whom you know and some who are younger than I. Life is never fair...

Calving has gone relatively well for me. Had mostly bare ground last week but then four or five inches of snow which has now melted with a bit of rain to mix it all into mud. Finished the first cycle with the cows and now things have slowed up to 2 or 3 a day.

Take care

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BADGER92 3/7/2013 11:55AM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. A good friend of mine died this week as well and it's been hard, but it is also motivating to me to continue to live life to the fullest!

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ROSEWCI 3/7/2013 11:08AM

    Sorry to hear about your friend...
And yep, hubbies are like that sometimes!
And the snack grazing, well...we all have those days!
WooHoo on all the chore exercise!!! Girls rule!!!

Don't fret, just get back on track! You're moving & heading in the right direction!!! You GO girl!!! emoticon


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BEE2LE 3/7/2013 8:52AM

    Woo buddy! That's some hard work! Keep it going!

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CARLYG8 3/7/2013 8:05AM

    Wow...I thought I was busy! You are an ax swinging, calf pulling ball of energy!!!

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/7/2013 5:30AM

    so sorry for your loss. some days are harder than others . you may have needed the extra calories for all the physical work you do . hope you have a little time tomorrow to relazx and drink your tea emoticon

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DOVESEYES 3/7/2013 12:32AM

    Yes we all do have days like this!!! Ups and downs... sometimes I think my body is too smart for me!!! I just don't seem to be able to get on top of the plan and then the weight drops again. I've been following closely and trying to get a head of it.

Glad we can all appreciate what each person goes through.

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BEATLETOT 3/7/2013 12:21AM

    Dang, dude, working on a farm sounds like soooooo much work! You and your husband are awesome!

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