Return to Blogging

Can you believe it’s September?  My August ended with a great trip to Nebraska and I started this month celebrating a landmark birthday for my Dad.

September 10

I took a blogging break while I was visiting my folks and attending the State Fair.  It was wonderful to spend time at home, visit with friends and family, relax, destress and be spoiled.  I think all of us need to be spoiled by Mom and Dad once in a while.

The first project we worked on was taking Southdown Sheep to the State Fair. We enjoyed visiting with sheep people, showing our livestock and taking in the fair.

September 10

During the week, I went to visit Grandma, helped Dad do odd jobs around the ranch and aided Mom with sheep and house projects.  On Thursday Mom and I went back to the fair to attended open class cattle shows.  I socialized and took pictures while Mom did magazine interviews.  Sunday we ventured to 4-H and FFA livestock shows.

September 10

I got home on Labor Day, unpacked and jumped right into helping J.  We hauled hay, did some prep work for silage cutting, helped Cousin T ultrasound heifers and pecked away at a few odd jobs.  In between all that I go caught up on laundry, the house got cleaned and I baked.

Saturday night we were lucky enough to get 1.75″ of rain with no hail or damaging wind.  The temps have cooled off and we have more chances for rain. This week the weatherman is talking temperatures in the 70’s.  In the 9 years I have lived on the prairie, I have never seen it so green this time of year.

September 10

I have a lot more pictures to share from my trip.  The next two weeks look to be busy ones; stay tuned for the excitement September brings on our ranch.

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16 Responses to Return to Blogging

  1. Oh it sounds like you had a wonderful time visiting with your family!

  2. Kim says:

    Welcome back, Robyn! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

  3. Buttons says:

    Welcome back my friend you were missed. I am on the road catch you later. Hugs B

  4. Sounds like you had a nice and busy time while you were away from the blog. Love the photos, especially that beautiful sunrise and the adorable cow!

  5. Darcy says:

    I LOVE that ribbon wreath! How creative – and glad you had a relaxing vacation – you’re right, everyone needs that once in a while. 🙂

  6. Nancy says:

    Welcome back Robyn! So happy you had a good time in my home state (and yours too!) Spending time with your family is a precious thing — do it while you can. xo

  7. lynn says:

    great photos from your trip and you’re time home sounded busy and awesome..little boy riley is flirting with you, with that saucy wink, or maybe he just woke up.

  8. Pat says:

    Great photos. My granddaughters belong to 4H in IL – they love the county fair.

  9. Candy C. says:

    Nice to have you back Robyn! It sounds like you had a fabulous time visiting with everyone! 🙂

  10. Karen says:

    Welcome back! It sounds as though you had a great time and were very busy, too!

  11. cheri says:

    Welcome back. Looks like ya had fun! Love the calf pic. mickey mouse ears! haha! Its been very green here too. So nice!

  12. Sharon says:

    Your trip sounds wonderful, Robyn. I’m glad you enjoyed all your family time. The photo of the sunrise is lovely. And Riley looks like a sweetie 🙂

  13. Sandra says:

    Looks like a great time!!

  14. I’m glad you got good rain! (I was rather excited to read about Southdown sheep! 60 years ago, that’s what I started showing in 4-H, which I did for 9 years. I haven’t seen a Southdown in “forever,” it seems.)

    • Robyn says:

      Thanks for the comment, Evelyn. I bet today’s Southdowns look a little different than those that you showed. The little downs are now called Babydoll Southdowns and are a novelty breed. Look for pictures of them tomorrow.

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