Monday, February 28, 2011
(For tonight anyway, but of course, tomorrow's another day.)
In the morning, I'm Linton bound, so there's not much time now to lazy around.
I've got a cattle loan I need to pay, and the rest of the day, I'm a CNA--again.
So now to bed I am heading, to crawl under my bedding. :)
Goodnight to all, 'til you hear the rooster call....... (or until the alarm sounds!)
Sunday, February 27, 2011
We had a great day, mostly...
Dad helped me with my taxes this morning and afternoon. I would have been LOST without him!!!
Then at 2:00 this afternoon, my mom had a meeting to talk about BodyTalk with a clients' friends at the clients' (who is a friend of ours!) house. There was a good turnout and, after the meeting was over (it lasted a couple hours...), and after the others had gone, Mom, our friend, and myself had a long talk about life....... We didn't head for home until nearly 7:00.
On our way back home, I was driving our "New" vehicle when I came over the hill just South of our farm and came face to tail with a skunk! I didn't hit him, but must have scared him pretty bad, as there's quite a bad aroma hanging over the farm tonight. Phew!
So, other than that, it was a great day! :)
Saturday, February 26, 2011
~SMILE AT LEAST ONCE A DAY~
~BE SURE TO GET YOUR REST~
~SHARE WITH FRIENDS~
~SHOW SOMEONE YOU LOVE THEM TODAY~
Friday, February 25, 2011
We enjoyed Pizza with Parmesan cheese, Pineapple salad, our Prefered chocolate milk shake, Pumpkin bars, and Mom mixed up some Peanut Butter Whey Protein Powder for her supper. :) While we ate, we watched a new movie that I'd ordered called, "Faith Like Potatoes".
It made our eyes Perspirate, but in the end, Peace Prevailed and we all agreed it was Precious.
Pleasant dreams everyone!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I didn't actually get to see our calves sell, as I had to work at the nursing home at 2:00 and they sold around 3:00... But, I did get to see other calves being sold for great prices (for the farmers, that is), and I shared lunch with my brothers and Dad (he came in later, after picking up a special cleaner from a neighbor, one that will do a better job at cleaning our oats than our machines would do currently. After the sale, the guys came back home and worked on cleaning, while Mother was in Bismarck busy with clients all day and I was working in town and just got home a little bit ago.
When I walked in the door, I saw the light on downstairs and soon discovered that a part on our furnace had gone out and the house was cold. Thankfully, Dad had had the foresight to buy another of that part the last time it broke, so he'd have one on hand for such a time as this! PTL!
So, all is well now and we are very pleased tonight.
Sweet dreams everyone~
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This picture is from when the guys were getting in a few cull cows and some of our bottle-fed stock calves to sell. We loaded them up before going out to get the rest of the herd in...
Don't our guys look a lot alike from the back when they're decked in coveralls? I got my dad and Andrew mixed up once today, when just looking at "Him" from the side! :)
We had a bit of trouble getting the cows to walk up the alleyway, the biggest problem being my dog, Lady, wanted to be near us, so she was sitting in the alleyway and the cows didn't want to get too close to her, so just stood there and stared. Lady stared back and wouldn't leave, so I finally had to go pick her up and lock her in the barn! Then the cows all rushed in ever so nicely.
We sorted all the cows and bulls out first, then began sorting out the bigger steers. We saved a few of the nice heifers back to add to our herd(s), and also kept some of the smaller calves. They're now locked in a separate pen so we can feed them better...
Dad was able to haul 14 calves at a time with this rig:
And Andrew hauled in 11 each time with this one:
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Today was also a busy day with the guys getting hay and digging out the stock trailers from the snowbanks.... We ladies did some Spring cleaning, such as cleaning all the carpets; washing the curtains and some windows; reorganizing the living room a bit; and this evening, we gave the guys haircuts. It was another good day. :)
Now I'm off to bed to get some of that quick sleep again!
The bear says, "When I blare, the forest trembles!"
The lion answers, "When I roar, the jungle shudders!"
The pig boasts, "When I cough, the whole planet is scared to
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Monday, February 21, 2011
Sooooo, I thought I'd ask if YOU are planning to be at the ND Home School Convention this year? We all look forward to the convention every almost-Spring, especially when it's held close enough to our place so that we can all attend and drive back home to do our chores! This year, it's being held in Jamestown. Hooray!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
This was either on Monday or Tuesday, when it was really nice and warm outside and we went out to push the snow off the second floor of our future storage shed...
Thursday, February 17, 2011
While the guys were out busily cleaning our grain, I made a double batch of ice cream; washed some laundry and dishes; made lunch; and got ready to go to work in town. I was on the schedule to work the 3:30 to 9:30 shift today, but then the ward-clerk from the NCC (Napoleon Care Center) called and asked if I could come do a whole PM shift, as one of the CNAs had to go to the hospital this morning. :( So, I went in earlier than I'd planned......
I did have a pleasant surprise today though! Around 10:00 this morning, I hauled the green garden hose outside so as to be able to fill the milk cow/calves water tank. I hooked the hose up to the water source, unrolled it across the driveway, and took it up over the snowbank to the water tank (a big rubber tire tank). As I got close to the tank, I saw something move in the water and looked closer to see----------several of my goldfish, still swimming around in the water! I did not think any of them could make it through the Winter, as we tried keeping fish in there once before and they all froze. So, I was glad to see that! They're a really bright orange color now and are quite large......
Other than that, I don't know what went on around here. Everyone else is sleeping already, and I'm going to join them shortly. :)
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I spent most of my day babysitting Amelia, James and Michael. :) They sure are busy little people and kept me hopping with coloring, puzzling, and snacking, until nap time, when I too could easily have fallen asleep. It is so nice to have neighbors nearby who have little children!
That's about all that's new here, except that Andrew sold another computer today to a man in Napoleon who came this evening to get it. He's also sending one to Bismarck tomorrow with Mother, as he sold one to somebody up there.....
Well, have a great Thursday and a good night now,
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. "
Sunday, February 13, 2011
After lunch today, my dad, brothers and I went up on our storage-shed floor (the part that we built last fall) and pushed the foot of snow off of it. As it was very warm, the snow was melting and turning to water, so we also swept the water off! It felt so much like Spring!!!
Then, I returned to the house to resume the not-so-fun task of doing my loan paperwork once again. I am nearly finished, so am glad for that!
After I was numbered out, I baked a chocolate cake and prepared a bit of supper for the guys.
At a little before 6:00, I headed over to our neighbors' house to babysit 3 of their 4 children (these are different neighbors than the ones I usually babysit for) so the parents could go to a Sweetheart Supper in town. Tucker (7), Alexis (4) and Bryce (3) and I had fun getting to know each other better over a good meal of cheesy casserole and corn and then we played several games, one of them being the game I took over, "Ants in the Pants", which they seemed to really enjoy. When the parents and the baby got back home, the mother and I visited for quite a while and I got to hold little Brooklyn as well. :) I had a great time and it seems almost wrong to get paid for having so much fun! I get to babysit for our other neighbors again later this week, so I'm looking forward to that....
Well, I suppose I should try to settle down and get some sleep. It's still warm outside, but is very VERY windy, so Lady decided she wanted in the house tonight. (She's been sleeping outside with Millie the last few nights.)
Have a good night. ~
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Morning chores were completed. The boys rode up North on the snowmobile to check the hunter neighbors' house for them, to make sure the furnace was still working as it should. Later, after getting cleaned up, the boys and I played Foosball and Air-Hockey. Before our noon meal, we had a good time of fellowship and singing, and learning more about God's great creation... Dad and we younger Bs played a game of "Rage" (Andrew won by 2 points) while Mother took a nap. Then we watched "North and South"... Finally, it was time for supper and chores again....
It was a good day!
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Our guys mounted 1 of the units a while back, but not many people have used it yet, as the room isn't really set up...
(The sign in the hallway window. :) )
We frequently find good deals on BisManOnline and yesterday, my dad found a really good buy on some used office cubicles. They ended up being located only a few blocks away from where my mom's office is, so we didn't even have to haul them very far.
Today, while Mom was doing sessions in the other room, the fellas and I assembled about half of the pieces of "Wall" to make a separate area in the back of the room for people to use the SunSplash in. We're not sure what we'll use the rest of the material for...?
Several of the pieces are very tall!
Dad, holding the wall section in place while Andrew Alan-wrenches it together. :)
...reminds me of THIS SONG!