Monday, March 14, 2011

Weekend Review

Boy, did this weekend ever fly by! The weather was G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S for a change, and it actually felt like spring on the mountain. Here are 7 random things about the last two days:

1.  On Saturday, the guys went spelunking (cave exploring) all morning, and then had baseball practice all afternoon. While the guys were doing boy stuff, we females had a "Girl's Day".  My mother-in-law picked us up, and our first stop was to the Salon for spa pedicures while my girls got their fingernails painted.  Then after we were glamorized, we went for Chinese food, and an afternoon of shopping.

We CONQUERED the JC Penney and Walmart! ( That sounds funny, but when you live in a small town, there's not much else to conquer.) That's all I have to say about that.

2.  We each bought a new Easter outfit for church.  In our town, you have to shop ahead of time.  If you wait for the week before the actual holiday, the clothing racks  will be void of all needed sizes, and anything cute.  I bought a white 1930's style pencil skirt with a big black belt and a black and white polka- dotted blouse.  I think I'm in love with polka dots.  They're classy.

3. Yesterday, after church, we loaded up the flat bed for a day of corral building and maintenance at the yearling pasture.

If that doesn't look like a trailer full of work, then I don't know what does!

4. While the guys were designing the squeeze chute set-up, the girls fixed fence.  No one gets a break on this outfit!  Some of the heifers were escaping through some broken wires to go on a little "walk-about" to the neighboring pasture.  All afternoon, the yearlings followed us around the pasture while we were making repairs to the wire.  They were so curious that they came right up and sniffed us a few times!  This is a great sign because 3 months ago they were wilder than March hairs, unruly as all get-out, and completely irrational. They used to sprint to the far end of the pasture with their tails sticking straight up in the air whenever we walked in the gate. It seems as though they've calmed down quite a bit now.  We can easily walk right up to them without  any stampede- like tendencies from them.

5. I flushed out some of these pheasants in our corral...at least, I think they're pheasants. I'm no bird expert ya know. (Please correct me if I'm wrong.)

I think they're females.

They're big, and kind of interesting looking, and didn't fly off right away.

6. I saw a bunch of Antelope on the highway yesterday.  Do you think my husband would stop so I could get a good picture? Not a chance! We were burning daylight, and when the man has a plan, he doesn't like to make picture stops for scenery.  This photo was taken while driving 65 miles per hour.  It's the best I could do under the circumstances.

7. There are only 6 more days until spring! Yippeeeeee!! We saw our first Ladybug of the season, and therefore, spring MUST be near. 

Everything still looks dead from afar, but if you look really close, things are starting to sprout.  March is a mild month for us...despite the wind.  But April is misery.  Some of our biggest snows happen in April.  I'm no fool.  I know that the weather is only tricking us right now.  We've got more snow to come., but I'll take the beautiful 65 degree days while we've got them.


Hope you have a wonderful week!

Nell


1 comment:

  1. Lady bugs hibernate in our houses year round : )

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