Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2018 Resolution - January

We're just a month into the New Year, and so far I'm keeping up my resolution to take my pictures with my Canon camera. I thought I'd go back to posting a random assortment of pictures on the last day of the month, so here's just a little look at life lately....



We're pretty blessed!  Hope January was great for you too!

Monday, January 29, 2018

A slow weekend.

For a lot of years, we went hard every weekend, all weekend long.  

And it's because of that, that we savor (and enjoy!) these slow weekends so much.

It was a long weekend for me this weekend (I didn't have to work Friday), but Clint was still in Red Bluff - so we spent the morning doing chores & running errands so we could spend time with Clint on Saturday.  He was home for a day, and then left again for a week in Montana yesterday.

8 and her bull calf are doing good!  We kept them inside until she cleaned (and Clint wanted to doctor her since I had to pull her calf) so she got fed & watered, and then we headed to town to do recycling and get momma a coffee.  :)


Chandler is showing daddy where the "moo's" are.  :)  He loves pointing cows out and saying "Moo!  Moo!". 

I like to send Clint pictures of the boys when he's gone, and sometimes he gets a  blurry selfie with me in it too.  :)

Clint got home really late Friday, so we slept in - if sleeping until 6:00 is sleeping in.  ;)  I tried this pancake recipe but used lemon juice instead of vinegar since I had a few lemons to use up and also used self rising flour since that's what I had....the texture of the pancakes was good, but I need to try them with regular flour (and according to the recipe) to see if the taste is better.

After breakfast, Clint loaded the feeders for both the fall and spring cows, and the boys played while I watched them and helped cut strings.  It was nice to get this done - I won't have to feed at all this week, and all Casen has to feed is alfalfa to the fall cows on Tuesday & Thursday this week.


Between Friday and Sunday - I think we pulled every toy that the boys own out, and even some that I had hidden like the blocks above.  :)

If we weren't outside doing chores, we were inside just enjoying being home together as a family of four.  :)  I did a little grocery shopping Sunday afternoon after Clint left but otherwise, we were home!

Cal got to sit in the front of the cart for the first time - he did SO well! 

And Chandler got to sit on a cube of Diet Pepsi, lol.  He thought he was BIG stuff!

How was your weekend?

Hope you're living the dream!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Charolais babies.

We had a few more calves this week!
 I was joking at work, all we needed was for Clint to head to Red Bluff (Select Sires had a booth at the sale) so that our heifers could start calving.  ;)  Which they did.  All in all, I think things went ok.  I ended up pulling a dead, backwards bull twin (the other twin bull was born alive and is healthy) but other than that calving has been going ok.
It's so fun to go out and see the calves bucking around!  I went home at lunch (and took some extra vacation time) to check each day this week, and one day I took my camera with me and captured a few pictures.



Are you calving?  How are things going in your neck of the woods?

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Calvin - 7 months

Calvin David Dean

You're 7 months old! 

You've hit so many physical milestones this month! 
You got your first tooth yesterday!
You're sitting up on your own - at least for a few seconds, before you topple over :)
You can roll or scootch to wherever you want to be.
You roll over and back, on both sides like a pro.
You found your tongue this month.  :)
You are a babbler and love to talk!

You are just the happiest baby.  And we are so happy to have you a part of our family.

You're in size 12 month clothing, a size 3 diaper and you weigh about 20 pounds based on the bathroom scale.  You have one tooth, and love to eat bananas, rice cereal; really anything we're eating that can be mashed up.....Ritz crackers, roasted cauliflower, hummus, black beans - if we're eating and it's safe for you too, you enjoy it.



We sure love you buddy!