Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Thursday, April 17, 2014

This and That and a goodwill jacket.................

 Spot the longhorn's calf, he is so cute. I will have to ask the boys if they named him.
 Clouds and sunset the other night. Coming home from the calving pasture.

 My $3.75 jacket from goodwill. I cut the cuffs and the band around the bottom off.
 A bucket and lots of bleach.......


 Then I washed it to fray the edges of the sleeves and the bottom.

 I wanted it to be whiter so will have to bleach it another time....maybe
 We went to Britton on Sunday for piano recitals. All the grandkids did a  good job.  Grandma Bev too. She and Ellie played a duet!
They still have a bit of ice up there. Some water then ice and some of the water was this pretty green color I suppose because of the ice.
 Yes we were.
In June we hope to get back to the Fort Sisseton Days.
 I was going to town this morning when I spotted a couple of the yearling buffalo down by the water.
 These 2 geese were walking right towards them so I waited til I could get both in a picture.


 I think they are familiar with each other. Neither one cared about the other.

The end...JMF.............................

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Quilts and Cows..................

 Most mornings this is the scene down at the slough. It is such a pretty blue with the white snow geese. I just need to get closer!!
 Going for a walk last night and spotted these guys.
 Haven't seen much of them all winter. There was 6 or so that went across the road north of the house.

 Checking cows last night.
 You can't see me.
 You can see me can't you????????? yep
 This is the sledding operation. Yes both have windshields one normal and one redneck! I'll let you decide who is who:) The first one to guess right wins these pencils with steer erasers. Your choices are Greg or Jared !! Just leave a comment with your guess and make sure I can contact you.
Pink, black,tan,blue and yellow erasers, with pencils just not the rest of the stuff in the pic. Someone else already got that!!
 This year they have been taking the moms and calves to a fenced off section of the calving pasture. That's where the sleds come in just load a calf and the mom will follow! The plan is to eventually  have the cows and calves divided into 3 sections. That way it will be easier to catch, work, and haul to pastures.
 On our way home.
 Have a safe flight.
 Back to quilting another finish.
 A simple baby quilt using 30'S fabrics. I'v'e had the fabric and the quilt top for a long time but  it's done now yeah!!!
 This was Carrie's other table runner for her birthday.
Reversible it turned out pretty good for all the goof ups I had. We won't discuss that now though!....................JMF

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Signs of Spring....................

 New baby calf one of the 13 that were born yesterday.
 This is cowtown that sprung up out nowhere!! Not really but it all had to be moved a 1 1/2 miles to be ready for calving.
 Hot box it is used to warm cold calves hope we don't have to use it.
 There is a door on the left side of picture and the heater is on the right behind that plywood. There is a gas generator to run it. Water in the tank for the cows in the maternity ward!
 Like these girls.
 Political correct twins one black and one white:) That might be a first for us. They are usually the same color or at least close.
 Looking high and low (guess who the low one was??? yeah me) for a calf. Her poor mom was walking and mooing for it. The guys road 4 wheelers all around the fence line, ditches and everyplace they could think of that afternoon looking for it. That evening we looked again and just couldn't find it as we drove to the gate Greg spotted it in a patch of tall grass just west of the bales. He jumped up and was gone in a shot. His poor mom had to run to catch up with him. Dang kids!!!!!!!
 These calves are good kids they stay right by mom.
 Phone call maybe it's better reception up there:)
 Johnny with the camera waiting for his egg sandwich.
 He was asking me where I got some of my buffalo.The one on the far left of pic I got at an estate sale in Sioux Falls. That was fun it was in the persons house so we looked all over and found a few things. The the wood one on the book and the little one below it was carved by my uncle Sam those are my most treasured ones.
 One more little quilt done.

 Just a strip of this cute animal print and 31/2 in blocks from scraps.

 What's your number???
 Last night on the check one of a couple born since the last check.
 It is so nice today Greg said " let's eat on the deck" so we did!
 No closeups please!
 Even had visitors
JMF.........................