Today is halloween. To me it is just another day. It isn't that my family doesn't believe in Halloween or anything. I just don't like it. When my Sister lived at home she loved the whole Scarey, dress-up, get candy stuff. My Mom did a chili party every year and all our friends came over. We played games and ate chili and candy. It was fun but since I was in 1st grade I haven't dressed up. First off I don't want to dress up and second I don't like being scared. Yes My parents always made it fun for me and no one ever dressed up at the parties unless they wanted to. In our atic we have everything from fog machines to rats in cans and Ghosts that move around the room and Stroble lights. Need I go on? But for the first time in years that is where it all will stay. I am glad. Instead Mom is cooking burgers out one the grill and she made peanut butter cookies. We will be eating our burgers and cookies in front of the TV while we watch a DVD of Bonaza. We don't have Television as most know it. We just watch DVDs. So that is where you will find us this year. What is your best Halloween Memory??? So far mine will be this year.
I forgot to include another thing that happened today. At the Rodeo they announced the top three finalist for Roping Horse of the year. And Tropical Ice made the cut. Now it will depend on the voting of all the people in the series to see if he can win. I hope so cause he is the best horse out there. Or so I think anyway
Today I went to my Rodeo. They got new stock and none of us did very well. I did manage to stay in the points but it still wasn't my best day at the rodeo. On the other hand I started our poultry fund raiser. You will never guess what we are selling. Hand warmers. I am going to add them to my items for sale page just in case you guys want to get some and you didn't win them in the give away. And just think you will be helping a group of about 15 kids not just me .... LOL
Mom and Dad gave me one of my Christmas Presents early. They said since I was working hard on my Business dealings I could have it.... My page has now moved to www.barnontheweb.com Mom said it really wasn't that much and everything is moved over now people just have to fix their bookmarks in the computer .... But some how I am fine with that. LOL What a great week this has turned out to be
For the most part today was a normal Saturday. I spent the day at the sale barn and bought a calf. Then when I got home I rode for a bit but it was awful windy. Not that being windy is anything new here on the prairie. After that I worked on getting my business in order to make it a real business instead of just something to raise money for college. I will be using the money I make to go to college but if I start now I will have a business to run when I get out of college as well.
The only other thing we are very excited about around here is Grover. For the first time since he was moved to the new pen he went all day without getting his head stuck in the fence. I think he should get an award but I have no clue what he would want besides feed...
Today only one thing out of the ordinary happened. Well, you see it was Friday and Fridays are really hard on Mom because her Shelter is not a No Kill. She wishes it was and prays that some day it will be but for now it isn't. Mom tries not to let me see her but she cries alot on Fridays. She even tries to fake being in a good mood by smiling alot.
Anyway, Every Friday Mom normally came right home and headed to the pasture with Rebel but as you know Rebel is no longer with us. Before I knew what was going on Mom came through the house and headed to the barn. I didn't pay any attention until She was already out in the pasture. I was riding in the Arena and I saw her with .... RANGER. Now we have been working with Ranger but first off I have to tell you that we work him in the goat and sheep pen. He never leaves his herd. Second we work him on a lunge line. A Lunge line is about 50 Foot long. It is long enough to make Ranger feel free and give him room to run but it also gives us some control of him if he gets to chasing things. (which he likes to do) At first I thought I was seeing things. Mom not only had Ranger with her but she was also on a walk to the pond. She wasn't working him at all. Not only that but there was no leash, no lunge line, no ANYTHING! He was going with her willingly and staying right by her side. I don't know what Dogs see in Mom but Range must have known she needed him because I have never seen him act so well behaved until AFTER his lessons.
I am not sure what Mom does on her walks but Ranger seemed to enjoy the freedom and even on his way back he was never more then a few steps ahead of Mom. I watched from afar but I was so please with Ranger's behavior that I gave him just a little bit of extra food at dinner as a treat. You don't think he will turn into Mom's dog do you???
Today I took another step in being a real business. Okay so to you it isn't a real big deal but to me it is and I had to invest some money to make it happen. That makes it scarey for me as well as important. So what did I do?? Don't get excited but today Mom and I sat at the computer and came up with a slogan for my fiber business and then we worked on the tags for the Yarn and Roving we are producing. We did come up with an awsome Idea that helps cut costs. I can get 500 Business type cards and we have made them usable for the yarn tags, roving tags and my business cards. It took a bit of figuring and playing but I think they came out great. We ordered them and we will have them when the yarn and roving comes back from the Mill. To Cool huh?
Now I am off to be a kid and have fun at the 4-H hayride and bon fire .... The life of a kid and a business man all in one ... Isn't it great. God Is Good!!!
Today was a nippy day. I got up and did my school work. Then I headed back to bed because it was a bit nippy out. The whole day was like that. It was a winter weather kind of day. I did fit in some riding but that is about it. The horse shoer comes tomorrow so all the horses will get their hooves done. Oh and I trimmed my sheep and goats feet. I also wormed them again. We thought we had the worms under control but it looks as if we have a few with really bad cases so we are working hard to get them under control. The vet is cool he is helping us out and letting us know what to use. I hope this time we got those worms where we want them .... GONE!!! I do have one sheep who is limping but her feet look good and we can't find anything wrong with her. I did see her challenge Chief though... I wonder what that is all about? They even head butted each other....
I have been really busy lately and haven't been keeping up with my blog very well so Mom suggested that I give an update in Pictures. Well, I can't do that without including what happened today. Mom got mail. Since Rebel died I haven't seen Mom with a real smile on her face. You know the kind. The kind of smile that you see in someone eyes. Mom has one of those but with no Rebel around she doesn't go and do much anymore. After work she used to go for a walk to the pond or the barn yard or even for a ride. And yes, she always had Rebel in tow. With him gone Mom doesn't do much but stay around the house now. The other day she started making a poncho. She said she was going to give it away. I thought she meant as a Christmas give but as it turns out she is making ponchos and baby sacks to give to the needy. Anyway, today Mom got mail. It was from none other then ... Ms. Nancy. She is so wonderful that she sent Mom a whole box of great looking yarn so that Mom can make more stuff to give away. She is going to give everything she makes away to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation up north. They have a 80% unemployment rate and the average family makes $1500.00 a year. Anyway that is what Mom said but check it out.... the yarn is great and for a little bit Mom had her eye smile back.... Thank you Ms. Nancy....
Now for some Pictures of the Goats .... Enjoy
I spent today at the Rodeo. I caught all but my team roping steer. I think I did okay for the most part. Other then the Team Roping I placed in all my events. They even sized me for a jacket and a pair of Stirups. If I keep placing like I did today who knows maybe I will win the all round. That would be so perfect. I have never taken all round before because you have to do good in like 4 or 5 events and I was only good at 1 or 2. I am so Praying this year is my year...