Calamity Jane

Calamity Jane

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The old is new again..................

 I'm not sure how old this building is. It was here when we came on New Years Eve 1977!
 We have painted it several times and like lots of old buildings it just doesn't last long. Over the years we have talked about tearing it down, but just because it was ugly didn't mean it wasn't useful:)
 The call went out and now 3 buildings are on their way to a new and improved look:)

 I didn't realize how bad they looked, you just get used to it.
 Hard at work...hang on!
 Whatch got there???
 my calf
 You can leave now we are just fine....A few days later that area was fenced off. It's wet and rough and dangerous to be out there with a grumpy momma!
 Nice window:) Dang I bet the old one is long gone, I see lots of cute things on pinterst with old windows.
 They cut the upstairs floor out so now a tractor can be put in there.

 It's coming along nicely.
They should be done this week...........JMF

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Flying kites, while the cows watched>>>>>>>>>>>

 Not quite dark enough for a good picture of the moon!
 We have some eagles not far from our place but this one just hovered over our house the other day.
 Maybe because he was Edward the eagle kite!! I never had much luck flying kites, but that day it was awesome:)
 Then their was the Sea Gull kite he was a high flier.
 The cows even came to watch the fun.
 Photo time, neither one of us is a fan of having our pictures taken, but is nice to have one with the cows.
 They just couldn't figure out what was going on.
 Fun was had by all!!
 Crash landing, it was getting a little too windy for Edward.
 The Sea Gill liked to dip low over the cows and they would trot away few steps then turn and watch again.
 On the way home I got a few pics of the fall calves. They have wintered well!! I think it is time to wean the cow calf pair above this pic.
 They still have alot of their winter coat, better keep it alittle longer!
 These 2 posed so nice for me.................JMF

Friday, April 3, 2015

Quilts, pillows, cows and bulls!!!!!!!!!!

 This little dolls name is Whitley James:) She is just the cutest baby!!! My lucky sister, Carla gets to babysit her every Mon, and I am hoping she is too busy some Mon and I will get a call!!!!!!!! Fat chance of that tho:)

I bought the jelly roll a couple of years ago when we were out at the stock show. I used  all 42 strips and it makes a nice size quilt.
 I got this half layer cake and came up with this quilt.
 I used all but 3 pieces.
 Love the little cowboys and girls.

 Pieced the back from left overs of the front with a piece of gray and gold star fabric.
 The annual move to the calving pasture.
 Greg had a hard time slowing them down they were on the run!
 I went with Greg the other day to check and they were all so content!! We love our cows:)
 I posted these a long time ago, here they are again some of them anyway. Cute bibs that the South Dakota Cattlemen's Auxiliary sells.
 We also have Navy with white cows, yellow with brown cows and pink with white or black.
 I know it's a shameless plug but what baby wouldn't look cute in one of these??  $10.00 plus postage will get you one, just leave me a comment if you would like one:)
 I haven't posted a squirrel in a while..........LOL
The bulls have spring fever too pawing at the ground and bellowing
trying to be the king of the bull herd!!
This is the only black Angus bull we have and he got chased out the other day. Once out of the pasture and twice out of my yard!!!
I almost forgot here are the pillows I made for Carla. She got the fabric on Zulily:)..............JMF

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Recycle Reuse.........

 The guys had a great idea the other day:)
 a neighbor had some grain bins they didn't use anymore.
 They took the top 3 rings off with  the lid and brought them home.
 Lower that piece of iron into the opening and jiggle around and it will  flatten out so Greg can lift the whole bin off the trailer.
 Lift off.....
 Now to find the perfect spot.

 Another jiggle and out it comes.
 All settled down in perfect spot.
 There you have it a nice big calf shelter!!!! If we have any bad weather the calves will have another place to go to get out of the rain or snow:)
 We tried to get the horse to come up to the fence but he was having none of that.

 Maybe next time.

 Today I looked out the window and this is what I saw!!!!!
 I can't remember seeing a red cardinal here before.
 I was pretty excited, but  it didn't stay but a minute. My mom's favorite bird:)
Gotta get a sewing pic in here too. Another paint stick clutch they are fun to make but I can only use so many:)....................jmf