Sunday, February 24, 2008

We Have Twins

We have twins....twin calves that is! They are adorable and look just like their mamma. Here are a few pics!



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This last weekend on Friday at noon, Pat and I headed to the ranch. We needed to feed, hay and move the heifers to the pasture near the working pens before dark. We got on the four-wheeler with a bag of feed and the heifers followed us into the pens and we locked them in. Going back to the original pasture to make sure we didn't leave any calves, we found 15! We got behind them on the four-wheeler and drove them to the pasture that was adjacent to the pens. It went pretty smoothly although one of the calves went through the fence. We went to get that calf and looked up and all 15 of them came back! I left the gate open. Oh my gosh! It then took us three hours to try to get them into the pasture again, but they won and we gave up. We just let the heifers out of the pens to find their calves. I forgot to say that Pat was on the four-wheeler and I was on foot! I fell a couple of times, rolled a couple of times, and banged my head on a tree limb! I also lost my Ray Ban sunglasses that Sis got me for Christmas. We were exhausted.

Saturday morning we woke up early to start the day as we knew it would be a long one. On our way to the pens, Pat was on the four-wheeler while I drove the truck. He found my glasses in the middle of the pasture. I couldn't believe it!

We headed to the pens to worm the heifers and then work the calves (which means we castrated, vaccinated, and dehorned). We have 75 calves and this took all day long. We actually enjoyed our day. The treat was finding the twins and taking the pictures! A big thanks to Brian, Lecia, John and Brandon for all of your help.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Hangin Out at the Double E

This weekend the weather was just about perfect! Pat and I were able to go to Hico and do some work there. I learned how to aeriate the pasture for the first time. I was on the tractor for six hours. The only trouble I had was trying to figure out where I had been each time I made it around the pasture. Oh, and the sneezing that carried on in the evening from all of the grass and dust.

Before we left this morning to come back to Burleson, we went to check the cows. There were two calves on the other side of the fence, so I took off on foot to guide them to the right side of the fence. One of the calves was only 30 hours old and I actually missed his birth by 20 minutes on Friday. He is solid black and adorable. When I approached him he was resting and was not scared of me at all. I petted him and kissed his little face. I had to pick him up to stand. We have over 75 calves on the ground right now. They look like little puppies running and kicking their heels! I wish I had taken a picture to share.

Kerr Cougar Basketball Team



Tomorrow is G's last game for the school year and I am quite sure that he will go into withdrawals. He has had so much fun! Their record for this season is 9 and 5! Go Cougars!
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Birthday Celebration


Here are the "older" children now...18 and 21! We had dinner this week at one of our favorite restaurants, La Hacienda, and we also celebrated Pat's mom's birthday which is also the same day as Bubba's. Uncle Richard, Aunt Becky, Uncle Bob and Hannah joined us too! We really had a good time and the food was wonderful!
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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Look Out World...He is 18!

You know that you're blessed when you have a son you really believe in--when you look at him and see, above all else, the talent and the determination to accomplish whatever he puts his heart and his mind to. That is the kind of son we have in you, and if we could wish just one thing for you on your birthday, it would be this: May you always believe in yourself the way we believe in you! Happy Birthday Bubba! You make us proud and we love ya!

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Happy Birthday Chris!


Happy Birthday to my mother-in-law, Chris! Hope that your day is a special one and filled with many blessings!

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Sunday, February 3, 2008

She's 21

Your birthday is a wonderful chance to tell you the things that often go unsaid--things that we can someitmes take for how special you are and how easy it is to be proud of you. Maybe you don't realize how much it's always meant to have you for a daughter, to see you grow up so beautifully without ever growing away from those who love you. You are truly a wonderful daughter and you're such a special part of the family. You are loved more than words could ever say! Happy Birthday Sissy Girl!

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