All Kinds of Life Treats

Something red or a treat are the prompts Kristi and Rebecca came up with for Nurture Photography this week.  After thinking about my week I don’t know if it was full of life’s little treats or I am spoiled!

1.  Monday, J and a neighbor did some mechanicing on the baling tractor’s wheel. Yesterday, we got the last hay field raked and baled.  We also unhooked the rake.  Is haying season over?

2.  It’s always a treat when the Rancher buys flowers for me!  These are flower pictures I never shared from my March birthday.

July 25

3.  My grill has been giving me fits.  I told the Rancher what I was having issues with.  He took a look and figured out what parts he would need to rebuild the 8 1/2 year old grill.  It was going to be over $300.00 for parts.  We decided to spend a little more and buy a new one.  FedEx delivered it yesterday!  The Rancher and I consider the grill a must have item.  We grill ALL year round.  Update: The grill is assembled and ready to go.  At noon, I hope to grill some of the fish J caught in our dam Wednesday evening.

4.  These bright red flowers were seen when we went on the Alpine Slide at Hill City.

July 25

5.  The neighbor’s yearlings were on the road when I went to Church last weekend.  It’s a treat to take pictures of red cattle.  My Mom and I have a soft spot for non-black cattle.

July 25

6.  And to top things off we had .40″ of rain last night.  That makes .50″ in the last 3 days!

What kinds of treats have you had this week?

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19 Responses to All Kinds of Life Treats

  1. Candy C. says:

    Congrats on the rain and I love your Birthday flowers! It sounds like buying a new grill was the best option. We don’t use ours as much as we should. It’s nice to not have pots and pans to clean up! 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      We would be lost without a grill!

      Our temps have been cooler than “normal” for this time of year and the extended outlook is also showing cooler than average tempts. Great growing weather for pollinating corn and maintaining our grass.

  2. The grill is must have for us, too. We actually sold our huge one that was taking up lots of space on our back deck, just a month or two ago.. We use a smaller, more portable one – it’s quicker to heat up & we can take it with us as needed!
    My husband also likes to use the charcoal grill when we have the time. We cook outside as much as the seasons allow us to. Sometimes we even take the small portable out on the frozen lake ice fishing in the winter to cook lunch. 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      That sounds like something I would do, grilling while ice fishing!

      We got the grill put together this afternoon and it is ready to go for tomorrow. J went to check tanks yesterday afternoon and found his Cousin fishing at one of our dams. They both had a successful catch.

      I would like to expand my grilling menu. I am a relatively simple cook. I think my best method would be to jump in with both feet and grill! Charcoal interests me, but the ease of propane fits our schedule.

  3. cheri says:

    Beautiful flowers. A good bbq is a must have. We too bbq all year round. Yea. for rain.
    My treats for the week are. 1) we got our hay bought for the winter. 2) all the bulls have been staying in. 3) got all our steer calves sold! Going out the last week of October! YEAH!! 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      Cheri,
      WOW, you have had a busy business week! I am sure there were a few sighs of relief to get these projects behind you. J has been watching a few video auctions, they are hot. I hope you got a great calf price.

      Bulls that are in are always a treat. We have 2 first calf heifer bulls at home; they like to get out when we put in a 12+ hour day in the hay field. Than we get to find them, trail them home and fix fence. At least the last time they got out was an easy fix. Ranch life!

  4. Karen says:

    Way to go, getting the haying done! A grill for me is a must have – its the only kind of cooking Greg helps out with. Your flowers are so pretty! Your trip home sounds like a lot of fun – I hope you have a great time!

  5. We were able to free-cycle a really nice grill from a friend who moved to Costa Rica. Very pretty flowers from your husband. I hope you had a nice birthday. We have been getting quite a bit of rain also but not quite that much.

  6. Maggid says:

    That is an awesome portrait – the red yearling . . . truly stunning –

    I like thinking you and the Rancher grill all year – That’s nifty.

    -g-

  7. I used to love to grill but with just me now, I haven’t grilled in forever. I told my kids I wanted a George Foreman grill for myself because I love grilled anything. Love that pic of the red cow and yea for the rain!!

  8. We grill year round too. It IS important! 🙂

  9. Vic303 says:

    Dropping by on R5F. That ear tag on the rust colored cow looks like a flower in her ear!

    You must have a gas grill…charcoal grills are much less costly to repair! I love our Weber Smokey Mountain!

  10. Tanya says:

    beautiful flowers you got! we grill year round too, ours sets right off the kitchen on the back deck. i use it more than the stove/oven. happy grilling!

  11. Snap says:

    Beautiful flowers and I love calves … I think its their gorgeous eyes! 😉 Get that grill going! How was the fish?

  12. Kristeen at K and S Inn says:

    I have a soft spot for “non-black cattle” too..
    Thoughtful rancher indeed! And those red flower stunning – it’s a huge pop of color..
    I agree “gotta have Grill – it is a most have”…
    Hugs

  13. Sharon says:

    Your birthday flowers are so beautiful, Robyn! They show up so well against the blue-checked cloth. And I love the expression on the yearling’s face. Makes you wonder what goes on in that cow brain!

  14. mary says:

    Oh i agree that a grill is a must have item. Like a refrigerator it’s that important! 🙂

    Beautiful flowers. And little red yearling is so cute.

  15. You’ve had lots of great treats in your life this past week. 🙂 That photo of the red cow is so sweet! And yay for a new grill! We just bought a new one too!

    Thanks again for joining us in the Nurture Photography Challenge! Have a great weekend, Robyn! 🙂

  16. Yay for the rain! We didn’t fare so well, but the weather was so cool and lovely, I’m not complaining! 🙂

    Thank you for sharing at R5F this week Robyn. xo

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