Friday, November 30, 2012
It was too cold to bathe Ciera but she needed a bath, what to do, what to do. A 5 gallon bucket of hot water was drawn from the apartment shower and Ciera was given a sponge bath, trying to get the worst of the dirt and dust off. The boys were locked up and she was turned out in the pasture to dry in the sunshine. She had to show off a bit before grazing.
The video below was posted on youtube, I think this lady is serious, how about you? Does anyone else think we should move the deer crossing signs? We really need to move them away from our road, just ask Steven, he hit a big buck last year with his truck. Why oh why does IDOT insist on putting these signs on the interstate! (just kidding) Ciera must be beautified today for her long trip to Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
This afternoon I drove to Middle Grove to get some updated pictures. The evening was spent editing and placing the pictures on the website. Below are a few starting with Ayanna and ending with Zalena.
I started for the meeting place early this and snapped these pictures with my phone camera. After hearing how good the pictures are off one of these high end phones, I can't say I'm impressed with the quality. Guess I'll go back to carrying a camera. The first was from the back of the yard looking toward the house. The three foals were all lined up eating but they are so far away they just look like 3 black bumps.
I along with Rhoda, Rachel, David Sr, David Jr, Jessica, Amy, Mike, Diane and Caleb are leaving for Haiti a week from Saturday. Diane got a list from Joan of what she needs from the states, that is what she needs that she cannot get in Haiti. There are 2 items still need to be found and packed. A backpack to carry a baby in and a meat scale that will weigh up to 25 pounds of meat. Anyone out there have either of these and want to donate please contact any of us going. We will be glad to pick it up. Last night Steven worked both boys in the outdoor arena under the lights. They both did great. We have had great working weather all except how quickly the sun disappears and the day turns dark. So thankful for the arena lights Meister Electric installed last year. Ciera is suppose to leave today but I haven't heard yet from the shippers. They may have been delayed. She needs a good bath but will have to settle for a good grooming.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Just as soon as the day started to lighten Mark was ready to work. He hooked up the cart to the lawn mower and started cleaning up pastures and paddocks getting the burn pile going strong. It was a perfect morning for a fire, no wind at all. The moon was hanging low in the western sky shining like a big orange lantern the neighbors might have hung in a tree. The picture below was taken this morning about 6:45am and yes it really is the moon peeking through the trees.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
It was 18 degrees outside when we arose from our warm comfortable bed and by the time we left for work it had dropped to 16 degrees. We needed layers to survive the walk today and the wind wasn't even blowing. I'm sure later in the year we will be glad for 18 degrees and no wind but today it felt freezing. Eva Jean and I had a big load of studies to process, she had to take most of them home to finish as we ran out of time. Dan met us at Denny's for lunch and we decided to rent the Old School Center for New Years Eve and New Years Day for anyone wanting to come celebrate the demise of 2012 and the birth of 2013. The party will start after church on the 31st (probably around 9:00pm) quit around 1:00am and start back up the next day with movies and football in the theater room, football for those brave enough to play outside out on the football field, volley ball and basketball in the 2 gymnasiums. There was no choir tonight so Diane invited us to come over and watch the tape she had of the Christian comedian Chonda (sp). This lady gave a talk at the civic center and a bunch of ladies went including Diane, she bought the tape to share with the rest of us out at this compound. Mom, Spark, Rhonda, Rachel, Ruth, Anni, Ryan, Mike, Diane, Mark and I really enjoyed this. Diane made a delicious nacho dip, pizza, and popcorn, while others supplied brownies and scotcheroos.