Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Not much help for this blog

So.....I found my camera. Right where it should have been.....how do things like that happen? I'd looked there 50 times!! Anyway. I thought WAHOOO!!! I can blog again. but I can't figure out how to take a picture of my camera.......................sigh ;)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Where the Heck.....

I've decided that having a camera is a great incentive to blog. I've misplaced mine...hopefully it hasn't been stollen. I find that everytime I sit down to blog I get discouraged because I like having pictures to go with my blog. So... Cowboy poetry contest comes and goes, along with the Wayne county fair. No pictures no blog. The first day of school comes and goes. No camera no blog. I bottle raspberry jam and dilly beans. No camera no blog, and on and on....I guess I should really focus on finding my camera or else buy a new little cheap one so that I at least capture the memories.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Why you wanna be me;)

Out at the sheepherd
Horses shod and ready to go

The view from the front door

sleeping arrangements

alright, alright This is why I'm so durn glad I'M me....

Monday, August 8, 2011

Highlights of our Summer.........hm......let's see

This summer we lost 6 of our 11 dogie lambs to two black labs....It wasn't a pretty sight. And we worked so hard to keep them alive to start with.

Then 3 of our horses snuck into about 60 lbs of grain..........Not a good thing for horses. That one sent them to the vet in Richfield where they were given mineral oil antibiotics and ibuprofen for horses.

Then our sheepherder's horse ran away with him on it and he fell off breaking ribs and tearing shoulder ligaments and rendering him unable to herd....so we get to!!

I loved the James Family Reunion although at odd times I break into songs about old fashion harmony and long for band music....and then my heart starts palpitating.......

Softball was great this summer....even though the few family members that came to watch wondered if my team was for real.........We actually took third place in the tournament.

I've also began walking/running out at Big Rocks every morning I'm amazed at how peaceful it is in the mornings, with a view of the whole town before me as I walk home It gives me a whole different perspective on life.

I can't believe summer is so close to being over........We haven't even gone swimming once this year in our county pool. Ah well.......

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Saving memories

a beautiful flower in my garden, I just liked it.
Oaklee taking a nap in my bed. I liked her position.

Aubree trying to act happy for this picture and only tolerating me and the camera so she can go in and watch a movie.

I LOVE this picture.........just don't want to loose it:)

About 3-4 months ago durring a lightening storm my computer crashed and I lost every thing Sob, SOB SOB!!!!! I know it's my own fault for not being more careful and backing everything up better, sigh. But, thank heavens for my blog. At least I have my blog!!!! So here I am blogging pictures I like so I won't loose them because of my lack of ability to wisely back everything up.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Seperate Ways

There We were, Braden, Caib and I, Caib was holding the lead rope on the three year old gelding Braden was breaking. They hollered at me because Braden had the saddle on and was fixing to get on the colts back for the first time. Caibs philosophy is: If there is a camera present

Then you won't have any troubles..... It's only when you are unprepared that the really good pictures AKA Wild riding takes place. (You know, It's kind of like that time you saw Big Foot;) So I'm standing there with the camera and Braden slowly pulls himself into the saddle and sits on top of this very inexperienced horse........ Ears Lay back.................a quick look by the horse at who the heck just climbed on me..........................Oh It's just that kid that makes me run any time I jump at something.................................I guess I better just deal with this!! Braden gives a gentle kick and Caib begins to lead the horse around the corral WOW!! what a good horse.....Great Job Braden You've done well He's going to be a great horse... and all the while I can't help but think "how BORING" They start their second trip around the corral when in the distance we hear:

"Hi Guys" Uh.......Is that Chance, Says I,

"YUP" Both Braden and Caib reply

"Is He on Jack?" I question, with a 'what is that kid thinking, now' tone

"Yup" Both boys respond.

I hurry over to the other corall where Jack is tied up. Jack is a one year old colt that belongs to Chance, but Caib is the one who is supposed to be breaking him. That's why the saddle is even on him. Caib put the little saddle on him earlier to just let Jack get used to the whole idea. No one has ever ridden Jack with a saddle before. Jack just stands there as I whip the camera up snap a quick shot and tell Chance with a bit of controlled urgency.

"Chance GET off of THAT colt...............NOW"

"I've got this one under control, Caib" Chance seems to say as he points at us winks and slides off of Jack.


I've known fo a long time (about 5 years) that with Chance There's going to have to be a lot of gritting my teeth and looking away as he experiences this life.