Cattle Work Continues

The cattle work has been going great this week. Between beautiful weather and good help we couldn’t ask for more. The calves and cows are still serenading us with their music, but doing well.

I am creating… delicious meals for a cattle working crew. Tuesday Cousin T, Roy and Ashleigh were here to help us. On the menu was: The Pioneer Woman’s Comfort Meatballs, baked potatoes, lettuce salad, Crusty Bread and Dixie Pie.

I’m tossing around the idea of lasagna for preg checking day.

November 6

I am going… a mixed media art class hosted by Jodene Shaw on November 15th. It’s title is Storykeeping: Mixed Media Art Journal Class. As Jodene says “Everyone has a story. Our stories matter. They matter to us. They matter to our family. They matter to those with similar journeys. Story is powerful for remembering our way, honoring our way and finding our way. And each one is unique and worth keeping.” I am always one to ask about the story of those I meet. I’m looking forward to creating a personal journal cover to record my thoughts.

Cousin T’s Wife, Janelle, is going with me. If you’re interested there are still openings to join the class.

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I am wondering… How people in the north land deal with winter darkness. Due to the time change it’s almost dark at 5 o’clock and very dark by 5:15 pm. I am still adjusting to the seasonal change and longer evenings.

I am reading… Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home by Nando Parrado and Vince Rause. Do you remember the book and movie Alive? Miracle in the Andes is about the same 1972 Andes Mountain plane crash carrying a Uruguayan rugby team and supporters.

November 6

I am hoping… the wind moves on. There are few things I dislike about living on the prairie. One of those things is wind. We don’t have a little wind, I’m talking 30+ mph wind with 50 mph gusts that lasts all day. Its roar is loud and makes outside work miserable. I am thankful the full forced wind held off until after we shipped calves yesterday.

How do you pass the long winter evenings? Do you deal with extreme wind?

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4 Responses to Cattle Work Continues

  1. Laurie says:

    It is taking me longer to adjust to time change this year than normal. Usually I love the fall back, but I think we were running so hard for harvest, that the long days caught up with me and I have not adjusted. The wind is blowing here today and we are to work the heifers. Fingers crossed it decides to slow down when we have to get started. Have a good day!
    Laurie

  2. Darcy says:

    Like I said on the blog, I’m loving the time change….but we have a lot of lights in areas where we work cattle/barns/chore areas so that is a blessing. Plus, the darkness early makes us think we need to go to bed earlier, and right now we can use the extra sleep so we take advantage. 🙂
    PS – Your cattle working menu sounds wonderful – I bet the food was delicious!

  3. Cheri says:

    I’m having a harder time adjusting yo the time change for some reason…when it’s dark, I’m ready for bed! But not at 5pm! Lol! There is so much to do….at least we have started hauling hay….that’s eased my mind some. 🙂
    That creative arts class sounds fun..
    And your meals sound delicious!
    The serenading of the cows and calves! Pretty soon it will be quiet…
    We’re suppose to have high winds today. Doesn’t make for throwing hay straps easy. Gotta park with the wind to your back! 🙂
    Have a great day!
    Cheri

  4. Buttons says:

    Oh a mixed media art class that is fantastic. I do believe everyone and everything has a story oh I wish I lived closer. Have fun.
    Your photos are awesome you know. I have to go now I am hungry:) Have a nice weekend. Hug B

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