Thursday, June 28, 2012

Amber waves of grain.

Here in Eastern Oregon, wheat is kind of a big deal.

And while we're personally cattle producers, my job basically revolves around working with guys who grow wheat. 

Early in June, I headed out to CBARC, our local USDA Ag Research Station for the OSU Pendleton Field Day.

I was super lucky - our good friend Betsy was there, and we basically had our own mini Canon convention.


I'll be honest - a lot of the information they were going over in the sessions went right over my head.

I did walk away with this though - it's good to fertilize your wheat.  Unfertilized wheat doesn't look too bueno.

So I while I won't be giving away any wheat growing tips here, Betsy and I did get some shots of our local farmers.

Shhh....don't tell them.  They all thought they ducked just in time. :)

Stephen Machado - CBARC Director
New OSU College of Ag Dean - Dan Arp

Dr. Kim Campbell - Club Wheat Breeder


Dr. Mike Flower - Cereal Specialist
Soft white wheat

Club wheat

Is Tyson ever too busy to take a phone call?

Dr. Bob Zemetra - OSU Wheat Breeder


Betsy - Doing her thing!

"No THAT one is the better one!"
Looking through trial stands.

I love that we live in an area where you can meet in the middle of the road, and not have to worry about traffic!

Dan Ball talks about cheat control in wheat.


Barley!

Dr. Pat Hayes - who's retiring this year.  Thank you Pat for your great work, and whit!

Oh!  We also got to see a couple of ladies who were in FFA when Clint was teaching at Pilot Rock. They're doing a summer internship at CBARC, so I made them take a few pictures.  They were sure fun!  And I know everyone appreciated the yummy snacks they delivered too!



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Our new colt.

Clint called me awhile back and asked;

"When was our reception in Nebraska?"

I flipped through my calendar and said,

"The 2nd week in July".

He said "That makes sense".

....................

And today when he came home for lunch,

328 days later,

this little guy was waiting to say "Hello".




 Peg & Twist's little {date} has produced a sweet, spunky, little stud colt.

No name yet....any suggestions?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Baling 2012.

Balin', balin', balin'


 Keep movin' movin' movin


 Ka ching, ka ching, ka chinging,


 Keep them bales a coming, baling!


Don't try to understand the weather,  


 Just twine and grease and fuel em'


Boy the counter's ticking,


Soon we'll be stackin' high & wide,


 The cows will be a waitin', for the end of this ride,

Baling!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Beach!

Yes, I realize it's been 3 weeks since we went to the beach, and I'm a bit behind.

But welcome to the story of my life.  :)

Everyone should spend a weekend at the beach -

You can nap, clam, nap, play games, nap, eat yummy food, nap, play at the beach, nap.

Did I say you could take a nap?

We really needed a weekend of "rest" and totally got it - thanks to the Francis families who came along, Henry & Lindsay who stopped by for an evening, and the Murdock family who loaned us the use of their beautiful home.

We had a great, great, great weekend at the beach.

......

Clamming




 Napping




Playing






Enjoying


Monday, June 18, 2012

Still real.

It started with "I like you, and I think you like me."

A simple statement that totally blew me off guard.

And most of you know that's not that easy to do - but I was speechless. 

I just kept thinking to myself:

"This cannot be real.  He's so out of my league."

But Clint's a smart man, and he knew what he was doing.

We started dating, changed careers, moved, traveled, learned a lot,
but most importantly,
we loved each other through it all.

Today, that little pickup line we often laugh over has grown into

"I love you, and I know you love me."

2010 - The "real" wedding

2011 - The "real" party and our 1st Anniversary

2012 - Still "really" in love!

Happy 2nd Anniversary to us.

I'll always love you Clint - thank you being the best husband I could ever ask for.