Thursday, March 13, 2008

"Preg" Checks!

This is going to sound kind of strange - but it was so much fun to 'preg' check the cattle this morning. We were treated to the wonderful stories of our local 'senior' veterinarian and it was awesome to watch his satisfaction of the work that he does. It is a beautiful day - about 70 degrees and sunny (I ended up with a little bit of sunburn on my cheeks!). We found out that most of our cows are expecting - one in about 2 months - and 4 in about 4 months. That sneaky bull (who died last week) decided to be 'busy' when we had to stick him the other pasture with the girls during the annual Halloween barn dance. (We do hayrides and he was in the pasture that we ride through) The rest of the cows will calve in the late summer/early fall. Kirsten was such a good girl while we were working on getting the cows down the chute to the head gate! She sat on one of the tractors and said, "Yay!" everytime we got another locked up. The pictures I posted are not from today, but it will give you an idea of a cow in the head gate and also how much of a little farm girl Kirsten is.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Sometimes we are guilty of stereotyping or 'pigeonholing' our kids. Sometimes it's not done on purpose, it's just one of those "if you had one word to describe this child, what would it be?" things. In our house, we could have the 8 dwarfs (and this is not in age order - I'm leaving it up to you to guess who is who!) - brainy, friendly, sporty, funny, moody, chatty, silly, and goofy.

I'm thrilled to announce that sometimes the child you have pigeonholed as NOT academic was inducted into The National Junior Beta Club yesterday because he maintained a high average the first semester of middle school!


We're proud of you!


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