or the lack there of…
so i thought i’d share it with you!
this is my teeny-tiny’s very first attempt/success at crawling! can’t believe i caught it on tape…hero cookie for mommy!
I think I will spend some time this week collecting sticks with the kids.
This looks like a good winter project!!
This week’s reader request comes from Meg, she is as country as they come, but works downtown in the big city. She is hoping for some help to let her roots show through, but in a way that will work at work… (LOL)
Here are some ideas for you, Meg…basically, invest your $$ in some FABULOUS suits, pieces that you can mix and match, jackets, pants and skirts…then add the “YOU” to it with accessories. Pick accessories that looks expensive, if you want to invest, go for it, but remember to pick items that are classic and will look fab forever. For the cheaper pieces, go to stores that do fabulous copies of what is on trend today for less $$…here in Canada, The Bay does an AMAZING job…not too sure what to reccomend for the USA…any suggestions from you darlings?!
And keep the western/country reference subtle, just a touch here and there, makes for a classier look than the INYOURFACE western stuff…i.e.blingy belts, cowboy boots (not in the workplace), feathers, etc. And try to keep the “western” to just one item in your look, more than that is overkill.
This first polyvore page shows some examples of accessories I adore…
If you are anything like me, your days have been filled with…
“I wan go ow-side.”
*scream* “That’s mine” *smack* “Mommy!!!”
Bored kids, trapped inside because of snow and wind and ugly temperatures…
But through my (LOVE) pinterest, there is something you can do, don’t panic, pour a (TINY) bit more Baileys in your coffee and try some of these ideas!
I have ANOTHER giveaway!!!!
Don’t I have some darn fabulous readers with amazing talents?!?
This week’s giveaway is from Purple Banner Designs….
I ADORE their custom and ready-made baby and kids stuff…finally some farm/cattle themed baby stuff that isn’t all Holstein!!
Up for grabs is winner’s choice of either a beanie hat…
Or a baby blanket!!
These are perfect for this fall weather we are having and would be great for that new baby in your life…niece, nephew, yours, friend’s….etc. I have one in every category coming up…I will be putting in a big order soon!!!
1- Head over to Purple Banner Design facebook page, like them and come back here and leave a comment!
2- Head over to the Purple Banner Designs website and then come back here and leave a comment about your favorite feature or product that they have!
3- Leave a comment here telling me who this will be for!!!
4- Tweet, blog or facebook about this giveaway and leave a comment here telling me so!!
Good luck! Contest will close Friday, Sept 16 at midnight!
AND…if you want to put an order in…Bethany has offered a 10% discount on all orders received before Oct. 1st, and any Christmas orders need to be in by November 26th!!
It’s that time of year again….
The cows are (mostly) calved out, the bulls are getting ansy and the pastures are growing great (so much RAIN!).
So, we have to get the heifers and babies ready for sending out to pasture…
This means treating anyone who is sick and vaccinating against those common bugs that they can get while out on grass.
These pics are from when my darling ran the heifers (last year’s girl babies) through and got them ready to head out for their first year with a bull!
Our little helpers….
And how they kept themselves entertained for an hour….
So much laundry, so little time!!
Last Sunday was (finally!) a nice day out here and still to wet to finish the last 600 acres we have to seed. So we decided to go check on the bulls and take the kids.
When we want our girlie to go with us and not complain, we tell her that we are going on an adventure.
This works wonders.
But she’s three…
I’m waiting for it to stop working….
So we went out to one of the north pastures and wandered around for a while looking at flowers….
Checked out our bulls….
Who are apparently stuck on one side of a slough that is now about 6 feet or so deep.
They’ll be fine…
And we checked out what once was the dugout….
And this is the loner bull.
The others don’t like him very much, so he hangs out by himself.
And was the only one who didn’t get stuck on the other side of the slough….
The “adventure” that we promised started….
Yes…my husband let our 1 1/2 year old drive….
And so we were STUCK….
As in not moving an inch….
So my darling carried out the girlie…
And then took this video…
My hubby managed to carry me part way till he “tripped” on a clump of dirt and dumped us both in the water.
But then while we were waiting for our lovely, fantastic and wonderful neighbours to come pull us out….
We caught frogs!!
It was actually a REALLY fun afternoon….
The sun was shining, we had our mosquito spray and then had a great visit with our rescuers….
Not to bad!
Thanks again Holger and Ingrid!!!
So, obviously I’ve been absent lately.
I was working…
Well, actually, I love my job (Labour & Delivery Nurse)…but I work 12 hour shifts and by the time I drive in from the farm it makes for a LONG day. And I managed to schedule myself for 4 shifts in 6 days. Silly me.
And when I work, the rest of the world comes to a screeching stop. Literally. Dishes are piled, laundry is embarrassing and groceries are few and far between.
I feel sorry for my family.
But they manage and once the shifts are done, I usually have a long stretch off and can usually get our life and home back on track. So I apologize for a lack of posts and socialization…
I miss you all. But….
Hopefully I can get back to posting…I have so many posts in my head to share!!
Love you all!
p.s. Oh ya….one other reason I have been dragging my rear is that I am pregnant…again…. 🙂