Today was normal but busy. Mom had to work all day so I did school work until Dad got up. He is back on nights this week. When Dad finally got out of bed, we had to head out and fix the sheds that were damaged in the storms last night. They were pretty windy and we are lucky that is all the damage we got. After that we doctored the calves because they got wet in the storms as well. That gave the Calf colds so we took care of it before it gets any worse. After Lunch we watched a movie then Dad went to work and I got back to working on my school work and studying. On her way home Mom stopped off and picked up pizza, calzone and Mt. Dew for dinner while I got the chores done before she even got home. With that we are off to bed early. I just have one question. How is everyone liking the new layout of the page??? Is it to confussing should I kick Mom off?? Let me know what everyone thinks.
I want to thank everyone who took the survey and Mr. Smith for his input. It is nice to know that I am getting better at this Business stuff. (Okay with Mom's Help) I think it will be easier on this end but everyone out there will have to let us know if it is to much or confussing in anyway. I like that I can edit for Mom and with it being up on this Computer most of the time Maybe Mom will blog a bit more. The only thing Mom isn't liking is there is a different photo album with this page but she will get over it. I helped her today so She took time and moved her blog and her pages and as you can see we have it all in one place. If anyone finds something not working please let me know. I also want to put together a link page but I haven't gotten it done yet. There may just be one page for of those instead of one for the farm and one for me because we both use alot of the same pages. Anyway, with the weather going back and forth I worked on the web page most of the day. That is after Dad and I fit in a bit of Roping this morning. Tonight Mom has bowling league so I will be going with her because Dad is still on nights. On an off note ... I set the cut off to donate to this years Scholarship fund as May 1st. I will present on behalf of all of you who give on May 10th. I think I will continue to leave the scholarship fund up and that way through out the year we can collect and maybe do it again next year.
Okay so everyone knows Mom is Spring Cleaning. Well, she is now starting to work on the web pages. We have the web page for the Farm at Angelfire.com but Mom isn't liking it as it is old and hard to update. She is thinking that it would be easier if we combined the two web pages at Barnontheweb.com I don't care, it might even help because Mom and I are always having to share the computer anyway to update everything. So one page ... One update ... The only thing is that Mom is thinking of not doing her Blog which she doesn't keep up with anyway but I am sure some of you read it from time to time but I don't know. Anyway, Let us know what you think by taking this short poll for us Thanks.
Well, This week we got alot done. It is a good thing because the weather.com says it is suppose to rain tomorrow. Mom got so much Spring Cleaning in on the sunny days that I will be glad to take the rainy one off but she says indoor work is on the slate for tomorrow. Anyway, Here is the Video Cast of the week. It isn't very long this time for two reasons. First let me just say that I have been kind of sick this last week so I have had to slow down a bit. With my Asthma and stuff I never stop to be sick or I wouldn't ever be able to do anything. The second reason is that Mom is helping me train Angel and she can't video tape and train so Dad has been trying to be my Camera Man. He isn't as good at it as Mom But it is better then nothing. Let me know what you think.
Today I worked hard. First I went out raising Money for the Scholarship fund. I rake enought leaves to fill Mom pick up.
After that I worked the horses. Yes Both of them. Ice and I roped and then Mom helped me Saddle up Angel. She only bucked for a bit and when Mom yelled ANGEL NO!! She stopped. Even with all that Mom and Dad took time to help me burn the brush pile so that I can get to cleaning out the corner of the new piece of land I get to use for the Alpacas, sheep and Goats. Now I am tired and I am taking a shower and going to bed. In tomorrow's Video cast I will show you the wild ride along with my other advetures.... Good night World ... Oh and I almost forgot our Scholarship Fund had over 300 dollars in it now ... I can't wait to see Billy's face when I hand him that check ...
For the last three days I have been coughing and blowing my nose, when my head isn't all stuffed up. Sometimes I hate Spring. I know I shouldn't but it always makes me sick. It is the one time of year that I can't forget about all the medications I have to take and how Mother Nature can make my Asthma flare up. Sometimes I think it isn't fair and I want to whine about it but Mom says there is a reason I have my problems and we might not understand it but God does. Sometimes I wish he would clue me in. Anyway, that is one of the reasons I have been missing days posting to the blog. I am back on an antibotic and afew other medications. Mom and Dad are real good about letting me do normal stuff on the days I don't feel good. We keep life normal I just don't do as much. For example, today just like every other Saturday Dad and I worked the sale. Okay I took alot of breaks and even sat out a bit some of the time, but I was there and I did work some. I have to tell you though, there were so many baby Goats. They were so cute. I wanted to buy them all but Mom put her foot down and said I couldn't pay over 20 bucks for any one goat and I had a limit of 50 bucks. The cheapest ones were like 25 and Mom pointed out they weren't fiber animals and we can't take them all home. I wish I could. Anyway, when I got home I did take a few minutes to ride Ice but it was short and sweet and I didn't run him as it would have kicked up to much dust for me to handle. After that Mom and I worked Angel. Angel did best when Mom run in front of her and all Angel had to do was follow. As for me I just had to hold on. Dad was around so he took this video so you can see Mom getting her daily work out ... I mean Mom working Angel ... LOL Dad and I have been teasing Mom about her being as fit as a horse when we get Angel trained. Let me tell you something though I don't know to many Moms that would do this for their kids.... Do you? You sure gotta love my Mom ... Fit as a horse and all....
Today was kind of different. First Dad left the gate to the sheep and Alpace pen unlatched. That meant I had to go and get them back where they belonged. It wasn't all that hard but it just took time. Then Mom and I had a talk. I am filling out the paperwork for Districts and Mom thinks that Angel should go. Most days Angel can be found playing in the pasture and if Coop and Ice are being worked she is doing everything she can to keep up. Check her out... There is no doubt in my mind or Mom's that Angel is ready for a job on the farm.
As you can tell she has energy and seem pretty fit now. So Mom decided it was time for her to go into training. First she had to teach Angel and I the pattern. I have watched Barrels but never run them, nor have I ever even thought of training a horse to do them. We started out walking the pattern. Mom had me walk it left and right to figure out what pattern fit Angel best. She thinks the right in Angel's stronger pattern but we will see when we really get her going. We aren't telling Dad about this either because he doesn't think that I should enter her. At least this secret won't have me bringing home anymore mouths to feed ... Right??? LOL
After we walked it a few time I got on her back. I will train her bareback until she gets the pattern down and can do it without getting so winded. Mom says the last two weeks before she goes to Districts we will saddle her up and dress her out. Districts is in May so we have plenty of time to get her going good.
To be honest Angel did the best when Mom ran the pattern in front of her and clicked to her. As you can tell she isn't even upset by the wind. Most horses spook in the wind even Ice and Coop. I wanted Mom to get Video of Angel following her but for some reason though Mom felt it was a bit much to get video while running the barrel pattern with a horse following close behind her. Mom didn't even have to use the reins to get her to follow and do what she wanted. Animals just seem to understand Mom and do what she wants no matter what. It is weird. And just so you know Mom didn't cut that last video off the batteries died. Sorry I will try to get a better one tomorrow.
So I know you guys are waiting for Video Cast 7 but first here is a short video that is hard to see but I wanted everyone to see it anyway. It is of Junior the cat and Angel. We were standing around after chores one night and this cat come flying out of nowhere so Mom whipped out her Phone and shot this short Video of him on Angel's back. She walked that cat around and everything. No we have not done it before or since. It was just one of those wierd things that just happens when you live on a farm. We all giggled and thought it was cute. Check it out
Also you know Mom is on a cleaning spree. And true to her word I had to clean another part of my room soooooo .... Remember this
It is now this ...
And for the record she made me clean out all the drawers too. I got rid of everything that didn't fit. We also let the sheep out for the first time in the play pen ... They were so cute and did so good.
Okay, she hasn't lost it yet ... but she is going crazy! She has this whole sping cleaning thing going on and I am no feeling it. I guess there are a few things you need to know about me. First, Me and my Dad are both slobs. Where we drop it. It stays until Mom makes us pick it up or she picks it up herself. If you think I am kidding let me show you... (Mom said not to but I am going to anyway and for the record Mom cleans all the time. She just never gets anywhere because Dad and I can mess it up in about 10 minutes after she gets it cleaned.) Here is what I mean .... Mom Does laundry and folds it and tells me to put it away. This is my put away cloths....
I believe that if it isn't on the floor or you can't see it ... It will look clean to Mom. Check out my gun rack. Mom thinks this needs to be cleaned off. I think that everything just might need to be straightened up a bit.
As you can see this is a great theory but doesn't really work. Mom knows. Over the last week or so She has been cleaning everything and She has been getting rid of things we don't use. This is another way Dad and I are very different from Mom. Mom doesn't like clutter at all. She has this silly rule that she sets and it makes no sense to me. The rule is that if something isn't seasonal (Chirstmas, Easter, Winter cloths Spring Cloths ECT) and you haven't used it in 6 months you don't need it and it is time for the item to go. Dad and I feel just the opposite. We need 4 or 5 of everything even if we haven't ever used them because you never know when you might need one. Can you see why we drive her crazy? Okay like my show box. I don't use it all the time and this is how I left it the last time I did use it.
I probably should pick up the stuff I knocked out of it when I was digging in it and close the top but Mom wants me to clean it out. I asked "What for? It will just get trashed again next time I need something out of it" She informed me that if I had it cleaned out there would be no need to trash it to find anything. Anyway, today Mom started in on my room. I could either help or let her do it. Let me tell you I helped. Mom would have thrown away alot of good stuff in there. We got the area under my bed done, my night stand cleaned out and off, and the closet was the big thing we got done. I wish I had a picture of before to show you but Mom will be very glad that I didn't.
And don't think that she didn't get all those totes cleaned out too. She did and she even washed the totes. Inside and Out! I have to admit I love my room when it is clean. It is blue and I have my ribbon collection growing.
Oh and I have great curtains Mom made me years ago. She told me tonight that she needs to wash them but check it out. Mom made everything. The curtains go up and down so that in the summer I can darken my room and get to sleep on time when the sun stays up late.
Well, I better get off to bed. Mom is talking about what area of my room will be cleaned tomorrow. She is still on this whole change the rooms around and cleaning kick so I guess she is really meaning it this time. I personally think that every room gets dirtier before it gets better. I will keep you posted on her progress but I bet Dad and I can still mess things up pretty easy. LOL
Today Mom is still in cleaning mode. She says that we will have the fiber studeo before the yarn and roving gets here from the mill. (No I haven't heard a word yet ... I will have to email them and see how it is going) She is making us clean everything and every corner and every dust bunny. It is a good thing she had to work today. That way Dad and I got to sneak away from the cleaning to go to Miami and do a bit of Roping. I caught every calf that came my way today. Got two 3rds and my healer missed his hooves. Anyway, other then that we are just doing chores and clea