Happy New Year! I just love New Years Day, after all, it offers so much hope! It can be a new beginning for anyone who feels the need for one. AND, it's the one day of the year that I can honestly say I've blogged everyday this year!
Last night (ok early this morning) when Greg woke from his "nap" (normally from 8:00 or 9:00 pm to 2:00 or 3:00 am) I was still awake. What? It was New Year's Eve -- I couldn't go to bed early, now could I? So back to the story, Greg asked me if I was going to go with him to feed cattle this morning. Now this does not happen very often. Had he said something like "you're going to go with me to feed cattle in the morning" I probably would have raised my stubborn head and refused. But since he asked, nicely I might add, I thought why not? Well aside from the fact that it meant I only got 3 1/2 hours of sleep, why not? So about the time he headed outside to do whatever it is he does before he starts feeding (start the truck, start a fire in the shop, feed the animals? I'm just guessing here) I got up and threw on far too many clothes for a menopausal woman to be wearing inside a wood heated home and gleefully ran out into the snow to cool off. And guess what? It was BEAUTIFUL outside! Really, is there anything more serene than fresh snow? I immediately knew this little field trip was going to be camera worthy.
My first challenge was getting a self portrait of myself to post on facebook as a teaser for this post. I see adorable self portraits on fb all the time -- cute young girls posting cute pictures left and right. Not this girl! I'm sure my phone didn't help matters -- you can't see what you're doing with the camera pointed at yourself, so there were numerous failures before I finally gave up and said screw it.
We fed the calves at home first, and then Greg chopped ice in what little water is left in our frozen pond.
you've heard of coming from the other side of the tracks.... well we've got the bad boys from the other side of the fence!
gotta get the snow out first
Lucy doesn't let her daddy get out of her sight!
corn -- it's what's for breakfast!
gotta make sure they can get to the water
New Year's Babies!!!
chopping more ice
he doesn't go anywhere without that ax!
gotta look closely to see the baby
needed some bedding
Here ya go little guy
looks good to Greg
looks good to Mom
aaaaand not so fast...maybe I don't wanna lay down!
an hour old and already has a mind of it's own!
Lucy lives for this stuff! She's such a good girl
check out that action shot!
Not bad for about 15 minutes work