Monday, May 31, 2010

Good Ole' American Round-Up

This has to be the highlight of us living here...our friends whose boys are part of the round-up crew invited us to come watch the spring round-up! What a fantastic insight into the American Cowboy way of ranching. We were fascinated at the skill this took.

My husband, myself and our oldest son were invited to join in the round-up - we all have a greater respect for those who have been doing this for years.

Yep that's our boy holding down a calf to be branded, castrated and given shots...had to hold on tight!
The boys, one in a white plaid and the other in a darker plaid, are friends of ours - they are gems in our eyes and we really enjoy being around these young men.

No you're not seeing double...that's our son at the rear and yes that's his mom at the was exhilarating to be able to actually hold a calf down...makes me want to learn more about much more!

Here our son is with the young man and young gal that have been doing this round-up for many years and they are the ones that encouraged both myself and our son to get in there and help...glad they did!

Watching on the sidelines...look at those great pink boots from the Lord...a good friend of ours found them at the Goodwill in perfect condition!
Thank you to our friend for the thoughtful gift for our daughter who had been saving to purchase pink cowgirl boots!

I really enjoyed watching the cowboys and cowgirls rope up the calves - it was beautiful to me...wish I could do it...maybe someday you'll see me out there roping!

Pretty in Pink.....

Thank you to the Tacoma family for thinking of us and including us in the Spring Round-Up. It was a fantastic day.
Hope you enjoyed a bit of good ole American American art!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all of you! We had a wonderful day filled with surprise flowers from my husband to our brunch being paid for by gentleman at another table...He said to me "Your family was such a blessing to be around and your children are so well behaved that it really blessed me and I wanted to bless you so Happy Mother's Day". I cried at the kindness of this man. May the Lord's face shine brightly on him.

Now for a Mother's Day Tradition...we have ever since we became parents gone to get either flowers or some other plant that needed planting...this year we planted three flats of strawberries down in the berry patch that my husband is working on. You can see we had a delightful time.

As you can see our cows came down to the patch to see what we were up to...don't worry there is a six foot deer fence around the patch. The first picture is of our "boss" cow, Ruthie, looking for handouts...our very own Northwest Trek...

I trust the Lord showered each of you with a memorial day. Happy Mother's Day and thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Weekly Update

Here is our her very first garden. She staked and laid the string - just like daddy taught her to do! She has squash, strawberries and flowers planted. This was probably the beginning of always having a garden...forever more!

Just look at that great grin.

44 years young...a fun and relaxed day was spent to celebrate this great man's birthday.
He's passionate about the truth of God's word, gardening, farming and his family...
Happy Birthday to you!

Not a very good picture...but we made Bulldog one day my husband thinks he is going to own a pair of English Bulldogs...Max and Daisy! Humph! I'm not so sure about the idea.

Pslams 144:12 -

That our sons may be as plants
and our daughters may be pillars sculptured in palace style.

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