Saturday, October 31, 2009

Super Saturday

Today our ward did it's Super Saturday. I chose to make these "Family" and "Love" signs. They are supposed to just stand up on a shelf but I put hooks on the back so I could hang them on my wall. I only had enough hooks for the family sign. C hung them for me and I think they look great. I'll have him hang the rest on Monday when I can get more hooks.

Friday, October 23, 2009


The weather has been horrible around here. Some days are beautiful, some are rainy, and some snowy. Luckily the snow has melted each time. I'm not ready for it to stay. With this weather comes the feeling of urgency to hurry and finish all of the projects and make sure everything is ready for winter.
Last Saturday C and his Dad finished our shed. It is so nice not to have to cover our 4 wheelers when we are done riding them, worrying that the exhaust pipe is going to melt a hole in the cover. I love being able to just pull in and be done. I like having a place for the lawn mower and go kart. I'm excited to have my garage 4 wheeler free this winter.
We finally had 2 days without rain so C was able to mow the lawn for the last time this fall. We got all of our hoses and drip system put away for winter.
Fixed the fence in the back yard. The horses tore it apart trying to get to our grass. Put a strong wire across the top that will hopefully keep them from damaging the fence again.
C got his elk a couple weeks ago. We were able to get that all cut, wrapped, and put in the freezer.
The only thing we are lacking is getting the garden tilled under and ready. We are hoping it is dry enough tonight to do that. It is supposed to snow tomorrow and I'm not sure if we are going to get another chance.
Are you ready for winter?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Yesterday some people were doing a cattle drive down our street. Some of the cows took off down into the field next to our house. So I thought it would be helpful if Buckie and I walked up to the top of our lane to try and keep the cows on the road. They got the cows back on the road and headed towards Buckie and I. Buckie barked and all but one ran across the bridge and were on their way. One cow decided that it was tired of walking. Two of the herders were pushing this black Angus and it tried to turn down our driveway. I start waving my hands and Buckie barks. Well cows don't like dogs and Angus's have a heck of a temper and it decided to try and charge me. I put my hand out and let go of the leash so Buckie could run away from the cow and wasn't tied down to a certain point.

Luckily the cow was extremely tired from the drive and it really didn't get me that good. Two of the herders said that it was probably Buckie that made her charge. Well we did stop her from going down our lane. They were able to push her across the bridge and the oldest gentleman told everyone else to go and stay with the rest of the cows and he would stay with this one. Buckie and I walked back down to our house and we started telling C our experience. He said he saw the whole thing and when he saw the cow charge me he was off the ladder and on his way up to help because he didn't want me to get hurt. While I was talking to C. I looked up to the road and saw the older man tumbling down the road. The cow had just run him over. C then hopped on his 4 wheeler and took off to help him out. C's dad, who was over at our place splitting wood, thought they could use his help and hopped on his 4 wheeler to help out as well.

They would push the cow with the 4 wheeler. If anyone tried to get close to it it would try to run them over. It chased the other man around C's 4 wheeler quite a few times. The man then asked if C had a lariat so C raced home and grabbed his rope and headed back. They tried to just throw the rope over the cows head but it really didn't like that and they couldn't get the rope to cinch down. C decided to try and rope it. He succeeded on the first try. As soon as the rope was over the cows head it decided to try and charge C. C jumped on his 4 wheeler and it rammed the side of it. C got the rope tied around his 4 wheeler and tried to pull the cow. C's dad was behind it pushing it along with his 4 wheeler. The cow was fighting really hard. They had only gone about 20 feet when the cow decided it had had enough and laid down. C immediately backed up to loosen the rope. The cow gave a few gasps and died. C was feeling really bad. Another rancher came by and said that he had seen cows have a heart attack after fighting so hard. It definitely made for and interesting experience.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Nieces and Nephews

In January I received a phone call from my mom. She told me that she was praying that all of her married children would get pregnant in 2009. Well it was cold in January and everyone ended up with baby fever. I don't know if it was my mom's prayer or if everyone thought it would be fun to be pregnant together but soon my sister J announced she was expecting, then my brother M announced, they just had twin girls. In February my bother L's wife had a baby boy. A few months later my sister T announced they were due in January.

This just left my brother D and his wife, and C n' I. The pressure was on and man there were a lot of tears on my end. I'm sure on D's side as well. We both have been trying for so long, it just didn't seem fair that the others tried for a month and it didn't take any effort at all on their part. I know the Lord sends each of us different challenges but that is exactly what this is, a challenge.

The year is now ending and I have 3 new nephews, my sister B now has a step/son, and 2 new nieces. Last night I received a great phone call. My brother D just announced they are expecting in May. So my mom still has 2 grand babies yet to be born.

I'm excited for everyone to be pregnant and having babies. However it is also really hard. I want a baby so bad it hurts. I can usually bury those feelings for long amounts of time. However the feelings are getting harder and harder to bury and it's hard not to feel a little jipped. I'm tired of crying and Buckie isn't cuttin' it anymore.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009