Tuesday, June 16, 2009

High Occupancy vehicle

So we're driving to Cheyenne yesterday on I-25 and my hubby looks over at a spot where a highway runs parallel to the interstate and says, "that must be Wyoming's version of a high occupancy vehicle! "

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Things I love about my cat #12

She knows how to get away from my daughter!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I hate SSSSSSSSnakes!

I was out stringing electric wire on our new fence when I take a step and the ground moves! EEEKKK! I hate when the ground slithers out form under you! Since the snake hadn't rattled I didn't believe it was a rattlesnake but wanted to make sure so that I could kill it if it was. So I followed it. Well about the time I decide that I have no idea what it is but it's harmless and I'm going to leave it alone here comes Boots! Rather than let the cat beat up on the thing forever I scooped it into a bucket and took it in the house for a bit. (watched very closely)

Hubby killed it when he got home. We decided that even if it was harmless there was no point in returning the snake to where he would just make food for the harmful ones. That and I HATE snakes! UGGGGG!

I think he was a garter.

Friday, June 12, 2009

We made cookies!

When I was single and had tons of time to do things for my animals I bought packages of treat mix for the animals. There were three of them, one for the puppies, one for the kitties, and one for horses.
As you can tell by the dust they'd been sitting around for awhile. I guess they were just waiting for a rainy day (or a rainy week!)

Lilly and I decided we were going to make some! I set out all three packages and she pointed to the first one! Horses! (or goat treats as the case may be)
We poured the ingredients into a bowl and she helped me mix with the spoon. The batter soon became difficult to mix with the spoon though and I didn't feel like cleaning a ton of batter off her. So mommy finished mixing it and rolled it out. Now the fun part is that the bags of mix each comes with their own cutter.
So Lilly cut out the heart shaped goat treats

And moved them up and onto the cookie sheet with help

Then we baked the sheet of treats and choose, mixed, and cut a second bag (Doggy)

The goats say they love them! The dogs aren't so sure yet. lol we have kitty treats left to go!
The dog mix ingredients are: Whole wheat flour, wheat germ, garlic powder, and beef bouillon
the horse (goats) mix is: Flour, Oatmeal, molasses, brown sugar, bran

Yummy! (well not for us! lol)

Things I love about my daughter #11

She knows to behave for great-grandpa

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Things I love about my daughter #10

She gives hugs now, even behind your back!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I got tagged by Jennifer

Here are the rules: Respond & Rework. Answer questions on your own blog. Replace one question. Add one question. Then, tag 8 people.

1. What are your current obsessions?
Trying to get this blasted farm set up! I don't understand why the bird houses, pighouse, and fences don't build themselves! It would be so much easier! Not to mention the garden plot that has clay for soil.

2. Who would you most like to have dinner with?
As selfish as it sounds, my hubby with my daughter not around.

3. Last dream you had?
I had dreams last night about my goats eating my newly planted tomato and pepper plants.

4. Last thing you bought?
Incubator! More baby chickies!

5. What are you listening to?
My daughter pulling all the books off the shelves and the local country station

6. If you were a god/goddess, who would you be?
Ummm, not sure about that one. I'm not so sure that I would want to be a goddess.

7. Favorite holiday spots?
Yellowstone was always one of my grandparents favorites and has become one of mine as well. Also Fort Robinson

8. Reading right now?
Jane lindskold, Through wolf's Eyes series. I own it and had a craving to read it again.

9. What is your favorite way to relax?
Hot bubble bath, candles, and a good book

10. Guilty pleasure?
Facebook games! Shhh Don't tell my hubby I play them all day ;) (Okay not all day but I check in with them every couple hours)

11. Who or what makes you laugh until you're weak?
Sometimes my daughter, like her washing the floor. I have no idea where she comes up with some of the stuff she does.

12. Favorite spring thing to do?
Smell the flowers and the rain (love rain, hate snow)

13. Planning to travel to next?
This fall (early) we're hoping to go to Yellowstone again since only one goat is in milk this year

14. Best thing you ate or drank lately?
HMM, my eggs from my chickens!

15. When did you last get tipsy?
Define tipsy....I had a couple drinks on my bday (the 5th) but haven't got drunk in years

16. Favorite ever film?
Spirit stallion of the Cimmeron, Mulan, Chronicles of Narnia, Pirates of the Caribbean, ....

17. Care to share some wisdom?
be flexible! lol

18. What item could you not live without?
Item?? hmm...maybe my ceramic plates my grandma painted (Post in future)

19. Thing you are looking forward to?
My farm being "finished" all the animal houses done, windbreaks in place, garden plantable, etc .

20. What's your favorite smell?
Rain, Lilacs, sweat, dirt (definetly not buck goats :P)

21. What food makes you heave?
ESCARGO! No child should be forced to try them in fourth grade! Why would anyone want to eat snails anyways??

22. Favorite childhood story book?
First one I can really remember is the BFG. But I'm sure theirs a ton that were "favorites"

23. Favorite foods?
ITALIAN! WOOHOOO (very hard to do all natural and traditional though :( )

Tag your it!
1. Christy
2. Claire
3. Lilly Sue
4. Millie
5. Michaela
6. Fullfreezer

7. Jennifer
8. Peggy

For those of you nto chosen...I still love your blogs and feel free to do the exercise!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Our visitors....

A few Monday's ago (memorial Day) we got together with Millie and her family and decided that since neither family had much to do for the holidays we should meet.

She came with her two daughters, baby son, and husband. As they are setting up here in Wyo. after moving from Cali. they were interested in my cathouse for thier cats and my set up :)

We walked around the farm and talked. Her girls adored the baby bunnies (even though they got pee-d on). Her son, flirted with Lilly all night as she did him.

We had dinner and talked some more. After a wonderful evening they returned home and we went to bed happy and exhausted.

Their baby had forgotten his jacket so we also got to check out their place a few days afterwards.

Anyways to make a long story short, you can read all about their adventures living out of a trailer in Wyo (previously Cali) while they wait for their house.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Things I love about my daughter #9

She's still young enough to flirt with strangers and get away with it!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Things I love about my daughter #8

She knows how to play well with her cousins

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Baby bunnies and new bunnies

On thursday we were blessed with the arrival of 10 new baby bunnies! Unfortunately one was born dead and 2 were born very small and lived only a few days. We do have 7 healthy happy kits left though!

Dad's "half"

Mom's "half"

Due to the number of requests I recieved when selling the last litter of bunnies for lops we decided to raise lops for profit. Sooo....

We also purchased two new babies! The first is a Holland Lop female "Flopsy"

The second is a Miniature Lop Male "Cottontail"

I will now need to build another rabbit hutch ;)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


On Saturday the 16th we started the day in Denver. After picking up my parents, having lunch at Cosa Bonitas, and some shopping we started home. We picked up one of the two rabbits then headed to Greeley. My mother had found a little tikes playset for sale on craigslist and we had made arrangements to pick it up and purchase it. We arrived in Greeley to find the lady wasn't home, despite her saying she would be. We called her and found that she had gone to a BBQ and that if we were sure we wanted it (we were sure just from the picture of it) that she could come back but it would take her a half hour. We asked if we could start disassembling it before she got there. We were told that she supposed so although it shouldn't take long. Well, we pulled some of the pieces off and then found screws in others. We were using my moms fingernail clippers to unscrew them when the neighbors soon to be daughter-in-law showed up with her boy. After giving us disgusted looks for being in the backyard and taking the play equipment down she went in the house. Soon after her fiance (the neighbors son) showed up and let us borrow a screwdriver. About an hour and 15 min. after we'd talked to her on the phone the lady showed up. We were still attempting to disassemble the playset. We started talking to her and found out that she was concerned about the little boy hurting himself on her property. The mother apparently doesn't watch him and just lets him invite himself over to the neighbors to play. Since her daughter had outgrown it anyways she had decided to sell it. She also wanted to sell a play car. We decided to take that too.

We ended up with the back end full of a playpen (I'd bought on the way down used), the suitcases, the playset, the small travel carrier for the rabbit (ended up on my moms lap), and of course all of us (mom, dad, Lilly, Me, and hubby). Since we ran out of room inside we started stacking things on top of the Denali. My hubby rolled his eyes when we added the car. Pretty soon we (mom, Lilly, and I) were sitting on the ladys front step having drinks of water while the guys puzzled over how to get it all home.

As we're sitting there and laughing and talking the lady happens to mention that the spring horse needs to go as well. HMMMM...
after much arguing, pleading, and begging the horse got loaded as well.
This is what the vehicle looked like:

We decided to swing in for supper at Hardees (Carl's Jr.) when we left there. My husband says "we don't have the clearance to get through the drive thru." We give him a funny look but pull over and send the guys in for food. They come back out in a minute and inform us that the store doesn't have what we wanted. My dad walks to the drivethru and declares that we do indeed have the clearance. Mom and I grin at each other. We make our order and pull up to the window. The drivethru person turns to ask for the money and their jaw drops open as they stare. Inside peals of chuckles, snorts, and laughter start rolling from the other employees. We collect our food and head towards Cheyenne. We discover that we have accidently purchased an extra sandwich. Hubby announces that the horse needed nutrition for his long run home. That sends us into laughter.

Passing through one of the small towns between Greeley and Cheyenne we slow down for the speed limit change and parked on the side of the road is two patrol vehicles and the officers are standing outside their vehicles and talking. One jabs the other and points towards us. We grin and wave wildly as they also dissolve into laughter.

To shorten the story a bit we got laughed at all the way home. However, everything made it and here is Lilly's new set up!

Playset set up


Things I love about my daughter #7

She tries hard to fill mommy's shoes

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