Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A few photos

Most of the time when I go with Cowboy to do stuff I don’t have time to grab my camera, so here are a few snapshots from my Blackberry of what’s been going on the past week or so… 

Calving season is in full swing and we had our first set of twins

A lot of times the mama won't take both calves so we took the babies and mama to the barn. So far she is taking both of them which is great!

Here is Cowboy and Cowboy's Dad with the twins. {Sorry for the HORRIBLE picture quality! I did good to get them to stand still for the picture!}

We finally finished cutting hay for the year and there is plenty to go through the winter! It still makes me nervous to travel with this big of a load...

While Cowboy was stacking hay and I was moving trucks around, ALL the cows in one pasture got out. Here they are heading back to the pasture. The funny thing is they KNOW where they're supposed to go! Poor girl on the far right is about to pop! 

This is one of my favorite pictures of Cowboy. We had to catch this calf to doctor him a little bit. Here Cowboy is toting him to the catch pen. 

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Catching Up

Halelujah it’s Friday ! This week has flown by! Being out of town last Saturday for a wedding and out of town Monday for work threw me off. Mama and I had a great time in North Georgia. It was a beautiful wedding and venue. We also ran across an interesting little spot called “Goats on the Roof.” And there are goats on the roof. Definitely caught our attention so we had to stop.

Moving on, it’s that time of year again. This is probably my favorite “cycle” of the farm. Calving season. Although with it comes late nights, cold nights, early morning check ins, it also brings baby calves bouncing around all over the pasture. I love seeing all the babies following around their mamas and seeing what color they turn out. This year we used a Hereford bull so most of the babies are black and white face. Precious. Here is our first calf born this year.

So far we already have one bottle calf. Hopefully she will make it. Since my blog hiatus, Bella (the bottle calf) has GROWN!

I also added this new one to my “small herd.”

This “tiger stripe” cow is called an F1 or Braford. It is a cross between a full Brahman and full Hereford. I love their hair color. Although they are kind of crazy, this is one of my favorite cows.

This weekend is the Auburn vs. Florida game and we have a load of people of coming. Brother is flying in from Kansas and we are ALL going to the game! Can’t wait to see everyone!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Words to think about

I found this quote on another blog and really liked it. I don't know anything about this book but I really like the quote. Sometimes Christian books can be a little much for me and I don't really connect/get anything from them. These are good words to think about during stressful times. 

"Could any restlessness and dissatisfaction we feel in our souls be Christ initiating and authorizing a new day of awakened faith and out poured Spirit? Oh, God, let it be!"

Our crazy times of stress, 
anxiety, fear about the present or future, our 
restlessness and discontent- couldn't these all 
be growing pains as God takes us in His arms and 
says "I have big plans for you, Beloved. But you're 
going to have to be tested and go through some 
changes and move out of your comfort zone if 
you really want to become the woman I  know
you can be." 

Quote from Beth Moore's Believing God Day by Day devotional