Sorry we have been so slow to blog this year! The seasons changed quickly and left us only with time to survive and get our work done! We have put together a smattering of pictures to share with you. Thank you Sabrina (from Georgia, USA) for inquiring to ‘where we had gone!’ and the encouragement to write again.
Everyone in my family is now taller than me! We went to where I grew up near Grande Prairie in late August for my nieces wedding.
We started the spring with tones of water around, flooding, and then it stopped. We have not gotten precipitation since June. It made for a tremendous hay season. We would love for some rain to charge up the soil.
Our Kelpie cattle female had seven puppies on April 4th. They were a big joy to our family and our girls enjoyed them immensely. We kept this little guy here. His name is ‘Dee’.
Here he is much bigger sleeping in the tractor.
Here we are dragging/pulling our irrigation pump out of the canyon where we draw water from. It wasn’t too bad the first time we had to haul it up and bring it into town to put on a new motor. When we arrived the guy told us it was 400 pounds when we thought it was only 250. The new motor failed a week later and then AGAIN! So by the 5th time up and down, our crew was starting to loose vim and vigor!!
Thankfully the rest of our pumps kept purring along and we were able to get some good feed put up. This was a cover crop of peas, oats and triticale over seedling alfalfa.
Doug was standing in the feed store one day and saw that horse shoes were $2.69, so to add to our workload, he decided he would be our new farrier and shoe our horses. He had to dig deep back to our class in our college days, but he has done excellent and saved us some money.
We did our annual ‘4H CampOut’ again this summer. This is the group of us on our horses. Thankfully the only one to get bucked off was the leader Doug, haha.
We have been rolling up fence and cleaning up on our new property.
Most nights when we would get home, this owl would be hanging out on our driveway. He was beautiful.
Our girls were all riding green horses this year. They did an excellent job learning what it takes to break-in a new horse. Doug loves that he does not have to ride all the young ones now.
To add to the fun, we decided to trash our kitchen and bathroom. It has been 6 months now, but we are starting to finally see the finish line!!
It took some major searching but we finally found our friends and blogging partner in SASKATCHEWAN! Here is Erika on one of their horses and their family. We did a puppy run (delivering pups across the prairies) and checked out their new ranch.
Thank you to our readers. We appreciate you. Hope you all had a safe, productive summer. Looking forward to blogging this fall 🙂