Outside my door it’s winter in South Dakota. We’ve had single digit highs for over a week and a couple of days of ferocious wind. Sunday and Monday was breezy with sunshine, which made the cold temperatures tolerable.
Monday after chores J and I transferred pellets and sorted off a trailer load of cull cows. J and Rosie sorted off the cows and trailed them to the corrals; I locked up the cow while they went for another. It was fun to watch Rosie work and see the progress J is making with her.
Saturday morning we ground hay. J had me bring him bales from the far side of the hay corral. He dropped bales in the grinder and grabbed close bales. It’s a fast paced intense task and it went good.
Last Saturday Roy turned 21 years old! We went over to Cousin T and Janelle’s for supper. There were eight of us “old people” to sing Roy Happy Birthday. To further celebrate, J took Cousin T, Janelle, Roy and I to the Sunday dinner buffet at one of the local eateries.
Speaking of intense, the last two books I read were just that. Brian Dickerson‘s first hand account of his triumph of Mount Everest. The telling of his preparation and the climb was good. The fact that he came down from the summit of Everest snow blind is amazing.is
Dina Silver‘s, The Unimaginable, is a story of a small town Indiana girl spreading her wings. Jessica, the main character, moves to Thailand, meets a fascinating sailor and his mate, then becomes a crew member of his boat for a voyage across the Indian Ocean. The adventure of a life time became a passage of survival when the boat is captured by Somali Pirates.
The Creative Ranch Wife has been on a sabbatical. I have several ideas floating around my mind, I just haven’t got to them yet. I’m ready to dig out the fun art supplies and embellishments I found at Mom’s house.
J and I have been working on food I had in the freezer and extra Christmas goodies. One of these days I want to do some baking and will need to restock the freezer.
On January 9th Sister sent me the above picture and a text saying “Miles Passed his car seat test. After 23 days in the NICU, we are going home tomorrow!” Sister and Miles made it home on Saturday and things are going good.