Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
you know that thing squirrels do right before they are run over in the road.
They run half way across the road, then run back to the curb, then half way, then curb, then....well you know how this ends. That is how I feel right now. I think I have made up my mind, then change it, then make it, then change it, then....well you know I need to end this.
I need to stick to a plan. I am going back to my first plan with a few tweaks. I am only keeping 8 cows and my bull to have some babies. I am going to sell four cows tomorrow to get my cash flow in motion. (a non-flowing cash flow is a very sad thing) I am buying four small bulls to replace the four cows....and so the cycle will continue. I need to stop second guessing myself and have faith in myself....
Why women second guess themselves:
1) they don't ever want to be wrong (an impossible goal)
2) they don't ever want to fail (another impossible goal)
3) they don't ever want to let people down (yet another impossible goal)
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Yes, even our cows get the special treatment. Fly treatment that is. Today they got a cool shower and a splash of ode of fly repellent. Bob got to be the ma sous, and can't you tell he just loved it.
There are a lot of things I never knew cows needed. Sundays used to be quiet. Now, they are quite a bit of work. We give the cows their weekly wash down, clean their water troughs, and check them to be sure they don't need anything doctored. Didn't know I would be a vet (a backdoor one, but one just the same).
Things I never thought I would do:
1) check cows for issues (I don't even want to talk about what these can be)
2) think Jake was a clean freak
3) think only doing four chores is a day off
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
The level of our pond has really begun to drop. Bob even began watering our grass today. I wish the fields could be watered, but an irrigation system isn't in our budget this week......maybe next Monday.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
The Fun Just Never Ends
Just when you think you can sit down and watch "House Hunters International" you find out some fences need mending. Never mind it's 8 o'clock at night. Chores obviously can't tell time. They will come up 24/7. This morning we were up by 6:30 doing housework getting ready for my friends to come quilt. (yeah, I know not many people belong to quilting group, but I do) Then errands had to be run. After my nap the cows needed to be feed and checked.
I really thought after dinner we could call it a day. But, noooo, our new grazing is ready and the fence was in need of repairs. We need to let the cows eat and gain as much weight as possible. So, we mended fences by headlight. (not the most fun thing we have ever done by headlight)
Tomorrow is another day, at least it will be a day of new grazing.
1) no one is going to break in and do them for you
2) Jake isn't going to do them either
3) Bob and I seem to be getting the short end of this chore thing