It has been productive last few days.  I did manage to get into the kitchen for a little bit.  I have been trying to participate in Sarah Halstead and Lori’s Fall Bucket List Challenge.  Sunday morning I decided to try a new recipe.  I made cookies, but didn’t bake them.  I stuffed candy in Oreos and dipped them in candy coating.  Eat candy and make cookies … does that count?  Reese’s Stuffed Oreos from the Cookies and Cups Blog was a fun little project.  The Hubby and Cousin T love them!  I also learned that J likes to spread peanut butter on Oreos.

We have lots of tumbleweeds!

Saturday, Cousin T worked cattle.  Sunday, J and his Dad did the last few tasks to get ready to wean calves.  Today we weaned calves and worked them.

More cattle work to come this week.  Tuesday J and his folks are going to do some sorting.  I have to go to the town job.

The cattle work goes in spurts.  When it’s time to work cattle everyone in our crew needs to work cattle.  It can get a little hectic, but we are blessed to have great people to trade labor with.

The calves are serenading us with the sound of bawling.  Bawling calves has never bothered me; it’s when there is silence we worry.  Now that the calves are weaned and cows are home on winter pasture chores become part of the daily routine.


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21 Responses to Tumbleweeds

  1. Karen says:

    Those cookies look good – I’d probably eat too many of them. I’m fascinated with your ranch work, it’s all new to me.

    • Robyn says:

      Karen, if you ever have questions about ranch work please feel free to ask. It is a fascinating lifestyle and one we love.

  2. Kim says:

    I love your new blog header. So pretty! We are moving cattle from the Ninnescah Pasture home today and sorting them. It is supposed to be a nice day, so that’s a blessing!

  3. Those cookies look deadly! One of my workers brought some chocolate chip cookie/brownie/reese combination in once and I couldn’t stop eating them!

  4. emily says:

    I’m not the biggest fan of the chocolate/peanut butter combo, but those cookies sounds quite delicious.

  5. Candy C. says:

    Wow, those cookies look over the top decadent!! 🙂
    We have a lot of tumbleweeds too, hubby just brush hogged the back pasture to mow them down.

  6. Buttons says:

    Oh Darn I really want one of those cookies now easy and chocolate mmmm.
    Love working with cattle and yes bawling is better than silence.
    There is a man coming to buy 4 Springers on Sat. only a few more to sell before winter. It is going to be weird with so few cattle. Still will have 26 bred heaifers so still lots of work, over the winter, I truly think that is enough myself:)
    Take care love your photos. I have never seen a tumbleweed only in the old westerns:) b

  7. Those look so great and festive!

  8. Carletta says:

    Robyn it is almost one o’clock in the morning here and I shouldn’t but I WANT one of those cookies. Looks so good!
    Love your fence shots!
    Tumbleweeds remind me of a song I used to sing in Jr. High in the Glee Club -‘See them tumbling down, pledging their love to the ground, lonely but free I’ll be found, drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds…’

  9. Beth - VA says:

    i’ll take a cookie please. i love how the fences take on a different color & look blurry. neat!!

    we saw some tumbleweed while out west on our recent trip. it was so cool to see it in person. (:

  10. Janis says:

    My My those cookies sound soooooo good! Love the rustic look of the tumbleweeds against the fence line!

  11. maryBeth says:

    We spent the
    third week in October on the ranch in Ritzville separating the calves from their mamas and sending the little steers to where ever they go, preg testing the cows and pushing them back to new pasture.. Everything is done on horseback. Round-up is always fun but lots of hard work too. I like Spring branding the best.
    Dang Tumble weeds hung up in the fences. MB

    • Robyn says:

      I did find you, Mary Beth. I can’t leave a comment though.

      Thanks for stopping in. I am sure your daughter loves having you and your Hubby around to help. When cattle need worked it can be pretty busy.

  12. maryBeth says:

    Actually my site for Friday Fences is http://wwwdayplus4.blogspot.com not the small city scenes one. Hope you can find me. LOL MB

  13. Tanya says:

    i think i gained wait just reading this lol…they look yummy!

  14. Tanya says:

    make that “weight” !

  15. Teresa says:

    Does sound like you’ve been busy. I’m thinking that peanut butter and Oreo dipped cookie sounds awfully good.

  16. Lori says:

    Those must be the best tasting cookies ever!

  17. Marie-AZ says:

    Love the fence pictures! The cookies look delicious. I can’t buy Oreos anymore, though…since I found out they put white paint in the filling! Yep, white paint. White sugar donuts use it too. I boycott anything that adds toxic additives. Check it out online (sorry to rain on your cookie parade, though!)

    • Robyn says:

      No problem, Marie. There are lots of foods that have “stuff” in them. Moderation is the key.

      I like your idea to photograph doors and gates. I bet there are lots of interesting finds.

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