Monday, November 13, 2017

Day 311-317

Another busy week for us! This past weekend was the final trial for the season - our state finals. I only qualified Rob, hence only had two runs. My first one was mediocre and placed sixth. But on Saturday I had probably had the best run I’ve had with Rob all fall and placed third. I was so excited! Plus I got a cherry on top - youngest daughter (took some photos for me) son and grandson came and watched me run!






We also got to spend time with the family and I did capture one photo of Gramps and the boys!




Now it’s back to the ranch and normal activities!

Chickens and cats waiting for their evening feeding!



The puppies are growing! They’re getting cute and developing personalities!





And there is a new kid in the pens! Meet Clem the new milk cow calf!




Hope this finds each of you doing well! I’m hoping to get back in the groove of posting every day and reading and commenting on your blogs! I want you to know that each of you inspire me to see my world through your eyes!

Blessings and hugs!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Day 296 - 310

Wow!! Where has the time gone!! Two weeks have flown by for me! The past two weekends were 3 day sheep dog trials, so  I know that some of that time was away from home nd some of that time was prepping to be gone!!

Here’s a few photos from my life!!






Autumn is arriving in Central Texas!!






The sunrises are fantastic!





We’ve needed a fire a day or two!


Dog trialing!








Sunday, October 22, 2017

Day 295

Youngest daughter and hubby visited today, so she took a couple of photos of Claire and I working!




Saturday, October 21, 2017

Day 294

Updated my spot in out sitting area!



Day 293

Bess had her puppies!!



Day 292

My current quilting projects:


     Quilt for a wedding gift.


     And blocks for a baby quilt my daughter will gift to a dear cousin who is adopting a baby boy!






Day 291

My new “mug rug” I received in a blogger exchange. It is paired with one of my favorite mugs!



Day 290

Farm Bureau Ag Days at the Elementary School:
 I take my dogs and sheep and do a sheep dog demo. Hard to take photos while I work but got one of the kids coming and the sheep wondering what was going on!!




Monday, October 16, 2017

Day 289

Today we drenched (deformed) my sheep I use to train my Border Collies. Claire had pen duties today and she did well! She waited somewhat patiently for her next task!





Day 288

I thought I had posted this last week, but since I didn't take a photo for this day, I'm posting this one of  Gracen and Charlea! They bring us much joy and they always love to play together!



Saturday, October 14, 2017

Day 287

Mike and I visited a small old cemetery today. We were looking for a particular headstone, but we love reading each one and "imagining" the story of families! Lots of infants in this one! Many in the early 1900's around the time when my two of my grandmother's siblings died within a few days of each other from Scarlet Fever. We always look for the earliest birthdate, and this time was in 1814. Here are some of those we saw today.






Day 286

As you know I love tea cups and saucers! (Well I actually love pretty dishes!! LOL)
I recently received the newest tea cup in the exchange in which I participate. An addition to my blue and white ones! And with such pretty roses too!




Day 285

I never tire of the sunrise! A good start to the day!



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Day 280-284

Catching up again! Photos from the past few days! I competed in a sheepdog trial over the weekend and didn't take one photo!! Aargh! Wish I would remember!! But alas, here's some of my life!

A new tea cup!




Autumn Decor (I even got the house cleaned too!)






A quilty finish!




By the way, had a good weekend with the dogs! Got a 2nd and a 3rd with Finn, and two 5ths with Rob!




Saturday, October 7, 2017

Day 279


Lohn Grain Elevator - used for receiving and shipping local crops.





Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Day 272-277

Alas, I've fallen behind again!! Here are some photos I've taken over the past few days!

County Court House in Merdian, Texas




Morning!







What is it??!!! A nasty sore on Finn's shoulder!




A peaceful evening on our front porch!