Saturday, October 25, 2008

An Affair Of The Heart

Thursday evening Elijah dropped Anna and I off to spend the night with the Burnett girls, with plans to go to the "Affair Of The Heart" craft show together at the OKC State Fairgrounds. We had a GREAT time that evening, sitting around talking, snacking, and playing a game. :) I actually got to sleep at a decent hour, probably about 1:30...but my sister Anna stayed up talking until 3:00!! :o Fun though! Abbie and I had this great trick we tried to play on Hannah...but sadly it didn't quite turn out because she figured out that Abbie wasn't in her bed. :( Oh would have been pretty good if we could have pulled it off without Abbie laughing! :D

Mom and Mercy joined us Friday morning, it was like SO cold...and guess what? I wore flip flops. :D My toes were about to freeze off until we got into the building, but thankfully it was warm inside! :) We generally don't do a lot of buying, just walk around and look at everything there, and sample all the dips, jellies and salsa's. Oh, and most importantly the coffee and cappuccino!! :) Mercy was a bit overwhelmed at first with all the people there, but toward the end she got used to everything and had a lot of fun, as well as getting a new baby doll. :)

Oh, and to answer Marie in NC's question, we've known the Burnett's for many years, they have 8 children right in the same age ranges as our family, and we love spending time with them. :) Unfortunately the don't have a blog...but I REALLY think they should get one! :)

Our chickens are all in the freezer now! Yay! We got them all processed yesterday evening and today...sure is nice having chickens to eat...but most certainly not our favorite job to do. :)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Barnyard Adventures

Had a bit of an adventure this morning...I was out at the barn doing chores and I heard one of my Boer bucks hollering for some I headed over to the pen to find out what was wrong...and to my surprise he was going nuts because the other buck that is always in the pen with him was gone! I hurried into the pen and looked all over and checked the buck. I was totally at a loss...where in the world did he go?? Finally after a few more minutes of looking I spotted him over across the pasture up next to the girls pasture...I could have guessed. :D Grabbed a rope and a bucket of feed...which he was NOT interested in at the moment. I did manage to get the rope around his neck and then it was drag and pull the stubborn thing ALL the way back to his pen. Got him back in thankfully...and for some reason it didn't cross my mind to check to see how he got out in the first place. So I headed back to my work. One of the does was ready to be put in with my new buck, so I got her separated out and all the others put out to pasture....when I hear that same buck calling....oh boy he got out AGAIN. :( This time though it wasn't just one of them but...BOTH. Not good...thankfully just at that moment Andrew came out to help, so after a bit of chasing we were able to each grab onto one and put a rope around their neck... they were like SO determined NOT to go back to the pen.

So picture me with a rope around a 200 pound Boer buck that has got his feet planted in the mud pulling as hard as my 100 pound weight can pull. :P And Andrew has his own set of problems with his, but he was trying to help me out with pushing mine from inch by inch we made it all the way back to the pen, crept past the cows who had to come watch and got them back in their pen...since we had them caught I needed to give them a dose of wormer so I grabbed that and FIXED the fence this time. :) Whew, quite the workout, and by the time I was done I was smelling nicely like a buck in rut. :D I think breeding season has finally hit hard, it's pretty crazy around the barn right now... :D Exciting though...because that means babies coming in March! :) Later than last year, most of them kidded in February...but oh well, hopefully it will be a bit warmer and I won't have to freeze my chuff off like I did last year. :)

We had a super fun time yesterday with my dearest friend Danielle. It was raining and muddy out, so we didn't get to play any volleyball, but we did manage to go out and see the goats...and I tried to give a unicycle riding demo...which didn't go quite so well. :D I haven't practiced much at all lately... :) We had lots of fun sitting around talking, playing "Rook", and just being together.

Looking a bit weird...check out the boots! :D

Now to get ready for a Boer goat show on Saturday in Ada, we're planning on spending the night with the Burnett's while we're down there, which is always tons of fun. :) So lots going on but that's now I like it!


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Duffy is Embarrassed

Well, Duffy and I both went to the groomer today...him to the doggy one and me to a "people" one. :D Poor Duffy though....I was like SO in shock when I saw him! I mean, he looks so embarrassing that Mom won't even let me post a picture of his whole body on the face one will have to do. :P To get an idea, he's got a fluffy head, a fluffy tail....and everywhere in between is practically skin. He had a lot of mats....and I guess the groomer couldn't get them he got a full body shave! I feel so sorry for him, poor guy...he's really embarrassed about how he looks and he just can't get used to his fluff on his tail tickling his skin. :) I'm sure he would appreciate a few encouraging comments to let him know that hopefully his hair WILL grow back soon. :D

As for me...mine turned out a bit better than Duffy I think. :P It was like MAJORLY "big" right after the lady was done styling it, (I don't think Elijah would have liked it) but by the time we took the picture it had tamed down a bit. :)

This evening we had a Spanish family come out to look at some of my Boer bucks I have for sale, I had met them at the OKC State Fair, and they finally made it out here to look at them. I think they are really interested, kind of neat actually, if they buy him he will be going to a ranch in Mexico! :) We'll see I guess.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More pictures! :)

Yesterday morning we headed to Stratford to visit our friends the Burnett's. AND while we were there I was able to come up with a few more pictures of Hannah. :) So I just had to add these. :) We had a great time, Abbie had fun playing with my hair, she had been wanting to try diffusing it, so we did and it worked pretty well.'s the pics! And I guess I'll have to put a few of Abbie fixing my hair too....although I'll pass on the ones of my leaning in the tub getting my hair wet. :P :D

Monday, October 6, 2008

A little bit late....

...BUT I HAD to get in a birthday post for my dear friend Hannah!! Her birthday was yesterday, 20 years old! Oh my goodness, not sure what I'm going do with all my friends turning 20 on me...just a little bit weird. :) But hey, you are gonna be a senior citizen before me, that's for sure!! :D

Hannah is SUCH an amazing young lady, I've known her since I was about 12 years old, and it's been totally wonderful having her for a friend. I would say our personalities are pretty different...but she puts up with all my "craziness" quite well, and hopefully gets a laugh out of it every once in a while. :P

Rather hard to catch Hannah doing something crazy....this was the closest I could get when I was looking through pictures of her...CUTE huh? :)

Hannah is quite the gardener, she plants a vegetable garden every year, it's a lot of work I know, and she does a great job at it. She also loves'll find her canning green beans, or making "possum grape" jelly which is totally delicious by the way! :)

We have tons of fun together, it's always quite a trip whenever we spend the night with them....especially if my sister Anna is not there to monitor me, I just have too much fun with the Burnett family. :)

Thanks for being such a great friend and example to me, I so appreciate your meek and quiet spirit, and am blessed by seeing your close walk with the Lord. I pray that this next year of your life will be filled with blessings!

Love you so much!