Last Friday J and I loaded up the car, grabbed Molly and headed south. J and his folks got all the cattle work wrapped up during the week and we were ready for a much needed break. Mom and Dad were glad to see us. We had a good visit and kept very busy.
It’s always fun to ride along to look at livestock and Dad loves to talk cattle. We looked at the herd sires and checked yearlings.
Mom, on the other hand, always has something going on with her sheep! Molly likes sheep too! Once she gets used to being around them she has a ball following Mom around to “help.”
Mom’s dog, Riley, takes it all in stride. I think he’s pretty glad to see the hyper Boston go home after a few days.
Saturday we met up with Grandma, Dad’s Mother, and her Sister, Aunt Pearl, to decorate at the cemetery.
Later in the afternoon we went to see Mom and Dad’s steers on feed and meet Feedyard Foodie, Anne. Look for a future blog post.
Sunday afternoon Mom and I drove around taking pictures of barns. I have been itching to participate in theblog hop and needed some pictures to get me started. We also went to visit a friend and neighbor, Pam. She has all kinds of fun animals to photograph. More pictures coming soon.
Monday was another full day! In the morning J, Mom and I went on a shopping trip. In the evening we went to visit Uncle B and Aunt J, then stopped in to see another neighbor.
Like I mentioned, it was a busy trip! We saw lots of family, met new friends and enjoyed our time away from home.
While we were gone it rained and it rain again on Wednesday. The cattle dogs must have been board while we were away. J sadly reported that my container gardens are in bad shape. Replanting maybe in my near future.
And so we jump back into our routine at the speed of life and try to take one day at a time!
Linking Up With:
Thankful Thursday at The Wife of a Dairyman
Friday Fences #35 at Life According to Jan and Jer