Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Day At The Beach

I was lucky enough to be able to go to the beach again, but alas, not with J.  V and M were there for a couple of the days, then I was by myself, except for the 2 guys painting the deck, for the next couple of days. 
The weather Monday was perfect and the water warm and calm enough for me to jump some waves. 
I tried my hand at bird photography, 
but it looks like I have some sort of smudge on my lens. 
I should take E's advice and not try to bird with my pocket camera. 
Then it was time for a couple of holidays, 
I found some scary faces for Halloween.
I think this is my most detailed face, it even has a nose. 

Looks like we skipped Thanksgiving and went straight to Christmas.  
Some people build sand castles, some people decorate Christmas trees, to each his own. 

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Guest Photographer

 E sent another excellent group of pictures to share.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Three Moooves

There has been a lot of cattle moving around this week. 
 First, we moved 2 loads of bred heifers to J's dad's house.   This involved getting them up, deworming, loading on the trailer,
 then unloading.
 Now they should be set until winter. 
 Then there was another cow that had twins.  J tried to get them together to go to the barnlot, but this little one took off in the opposite direction.  J finally got fed up with trying to herd him and just picked him up. 
 I got the halter out of the truck and we about had him halter broke by the time we got to the lot.  Farmercising, picking up and pulling.
 The J gave me the job of rotating the cattle here today.  They don't really come when I call but they know the sound of the 4-wheeler and they were ready for new pasture. 

A pretty easy move, just open the gate and get out of the way. 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Coupon Saturday #48

There was a big clearance event a couple of weeks ago, about $60 of more free stuff.   Somethings they actually paid me to take so I got pepsi, milk and chips for less.   I forgot to take a picture of it all before I put it away.  But I did find a unicorn. 
 Something about Dollar General's computer system, when they quit carrying an item it goes to a penny.  The workers are suppose to pull the item from the shelf and do whatever they do with them, my guess is the dumpster.  Anyway, sometimes things get missed and penny shopping is apparently a big thing with the couponers.  I haven't gotten interested in it at all but I did find this one by accident. 
And yes, a 10 pack of socks for a penny.   I just need to find someone with small feet.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

View From My Porch

 J walked out on the porch and saw the bald eagle.  It was down by the creek, pretty far away, but J said he was able to see it because he was wearing his glasses.  He claims he can zero in on most anything with them on. 
 I, on the other hand, grabbed E's camera, and started taking pictures.  (after I went back in to get the memory card)
 The zoom lens is very nice, plus I had the porch rail to steady it with. 
It's pretty amazing to get to see an eagle from your porch. 

Monday, August 31, 2020


Mary from work gave me a bucket of Black Eyed Susan plants last week.  They have been living in the garage for the last 4 days while I have tried to find a place to put them. It is getting more challenging every year to find spots for things.  
 But I think this will work.  I had to dig the grass back some to make it wide enough. 
 Then, tada! Flowers!  This is a bush like variety, tall with a little smaller flower.
 This is the kind I already had.  I transplanted these last year.
 But this is what most of mine look like right now, plenty of black eyes, very little Susan. 
I think if these make it, they will look very nice with the arborvitaes in the background. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Moving Bulls

J has 8 different bulls.  During breeding season there is always some shuffling around to do.  He had put a young one out with the cows but he started limping after just a few days.  That meant sorting another one out of the bull lot to take to the cows.  Otoelene was called into service on that one.  The bull lot is very rough, steep, trees, gullies.  Plus, the one J wanted was submissive to two others in the lot.  At one point, the bull was trying to cut back around the water tank, Otoelene and I came around the other way and were face to face with him.  He tried butting Otoelene in the chest but she didn't budge.  My rein slapping and yelling finally got him to turn around and we got him out.
 That left the lame bull to get back in.
 Nothing near as dramatic here.
Otoelene does love her cattle work.
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