Sunday, December 5, 2010

Monthly Update

Well-we've been up to lots these last few weeks-for starters-the Dexters-who now number 3 (YEAH!) are doing wonderful. The bull calf is sporting the name: Diesel-courtesy of Kaytlynn. We don't have a clue where she came up with it, but she started calling him that when he was 3 days old and it stuck. I need to take a few pictures of them-they are all looking great!

And one of the pigs is now in the freezer-mostly as sausage-125 pounds to be exact! Here it is ground and ready to be stuffed~~~
~~And now smoked and ready to be packaged up and put in the freezer. We decided to get the girls and families-deep freezers for Christmas and they were delivered last Sunday afternoon-just as we finished up with the packaging. Alana and crew have a rooter to put in theirs' as soon as it gets butchered.

Here is our own farmer girl!! Kaytlynn loves almost everything to do on the farm and really enjoys riding the tractor with her Grandpa! She even enjoys taking a make-believe ride!

And the best of all-(maybe??)-We were gifted with a horse this last Friday. He's 15 years old and belonged to Hailey's step mom's family. The grandkids-including Randy-are loving him to death! He's a little bit head strong-but the kids have no riding experience at all-so they are only led around on him until they learn some skills. Randy is giving him some good work outs and making him behave. Hailey and Mady are being led here.

And here are Jordan and Cayden-Luckily he will allow the kids to ride double-they even rode him bareback before we got the saddle. But he's really a BIG horse. I rode him a little on Saturday morning-it's been at least 15 years since I rode-so it was a little scary for me, too-the ground was a long way down!
We are getting ready for Christmas around here-the tree is up and the kids helped us decorate the yard today after Church. Last night we went to the Open House at our interm pastor's home in Magnolia-such a wonderful time of fellowship!
We'll be hosting Jeff's Sunday School class Christmas party at our house on the 18th. The kids Christmas Program will be a live Nativity Scene this year and they'll be using Cheyenne and Pretzel as 2 of the animals. It will be a walk through Bethleham with finger foods to follow-then we'll go on a hay ride to go Christmas caroling through the neighborhood. It'll be a great evening for all!
We still aren't getting any eggs, but did get another litter of rabbits born this week. And it's always so strange-we get 1 animal off the feed bill, only to have it replaced by another-pig in the freezer-now a horse! Jeff has been hunting many times-I've been with him a few times-but he hasn't even seen a buck yet! We would sure like to have some fresh deer meat in the freezer!!
The kids and me have 9 and a half days of school left-then we're off for 2 weeks! These last few day are full of activities and learning and end with parties. Our High School football team is doing great and are 1 more game away from going to state-go Trojans!

1 comment:

Lucky Lizard Ranch said...

Beautiful sausage Susie!
The gift of a retired, gentle horse is such a blessing--looks like a sweet guy to love on the kids!