Monday, September 8, 2008

What I've Been Doing All Summer

OK- so if you've visited my blog lately, you've seen that I haven't posted in a veeerrrryyy looonngg time!! LOL I'm such a bad blogger!! I guess you could say I've kind of been busy. So, here, in a very brief nutshell, I will catch you up with what I've been doing.

First off, in June our mare FINALLY had her foal - the cutest little filly you ever did see. Of course, we had been watching her and watching her. I would even walk down to the barn in the middle of the night and check on her. NOTHING!! I was getting ready to take the two older kidlets to a cattle show in Iowa, so hubs decided that she should go out to pasture since we'd be gone. Well, guess what, the morning we woke up to leave, hubs looks out the window and yells "There's a baby out there!!". That big stinker had her baby out in the pasture. I think she was just waiting until she could go outside and have it - anyhow, every thing was fine and Chloe is now a new member of the herd (which numbers 7 now - but we won't talk about that LOL!!)

So after all that excitement, I took the two older kidlets to Iowa for the North Central Regional Simmental Show. Fun was had by all and the oldest kidlet actually placed sixth in the jr (under 15 yo) public speaking contest - cool!! Then middle kidlet and I booked home for the wedding of two dear friends. So glad to see them finally tie the knot!

A couple weeks later we headed up north for the summer show for the state Charolais association (do you see a theme here?? cattle show after cattle show - no wonder the summer streaked by!!) As always, a really great time catching up with old friends and meeting new ones - here are some pics of the day:

This is middle kidlet showing her heifer, Tasha. She's come a long way in her showing skills just this summer and is really starting to have fun.

Here's hubs and oldest kidlet mugging for the photographer!!

Here's youngest kidlet showing for one of his first times. He was so thrilled to finally be out there and he even won his very own show stick!! He's so proud of it!

This is Murph. As you can see, I think we tired him out LOL!! Poor calf was just wiped out by the end of the day, kind of like the kidlets!!

And our great white chariot!! You can see some of the cattle in the background - thanks goodness it was a nice day since we were all outside.

Shortly after our fun weekend, it was time for county fair and then time for state fair. I'll share more pics of those fun (but exhausting weeks) shortly - then it will be on to our regulary scheduled program of quilting, decorating (for fall!!) and with farm life and cattle peppered in. Thanks for visiting!