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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Birthday and Branding

A week ago today we celebrated Nat's 93rd birthday.  I would say he is doing well--93 years old, lives alone and makes his own decisions. He attends lunch at the local Senior Center four days a week and spends many afternoons playing a mean game of cards.  We celebrated with beef filets on the grill, garlic mashed potatoes and brown sugar carrots.  Instead of a cake we had homemade chocolate pudding.

Saturday morning had us leaving the house by 8am heading to Lonn's for branding.  Lonn and Katie had purchased sliced pork and I provided the rest of the food--potato salad, calico baked beans and a green salad with homemade poppy seed dressing--a favorite of Katie and Laci's.  Dessert included Costco pies and homemade rhubarb crisp--my rhubarb is out of control!  It was a day of fun (except for the calves) and laughter.

After I started lunch Emmi and I decided to take a walk--the main house on the ranch Lonn manages is way up on top of a hill--probably only about 1/2 a mile but with an extreme elevation gain--I was huffing and puffing as was Emmi!  But the views from up there can't be beat!

Today Michael worked on his trailer and moved some dirt around--I think he just likes to play with those toys!  I sprayed weeds and this afternoon was ambitious enough to weed my strawberry patch--now if we can just keep the mice out of the strawberries!  Oh, and I potted all my flowers--the deck is looking great!


Jayme trying out her roping skills on one of the Friesian horses she and her Dad Jim raise 

Michael (Katie's husband) and my Michael

Doug and Jayme



Lots of help

My cowboy


  1. So neat to see all the cowboys and cowgirls. Would have loved to have been there.

  2. I would find it hard to work with scenery like that. Appears Summer is on its way.

  3. Wonderful memories of calf brandings...except maybe that quick smell at each brand :-(. Your photos are wonderful! Have never thought of Fresians as roping horses, but with their power it sure makes sense. And they're sooooo beautiful :-) That country is just gorgeous up there.

  4. That horse of Jayne's is absolutely gorgeous. Glad you had some sunshine.

  5. What gorgeous mountain views! Thanks for not including any branding photos. I have a tough time with this practice.

  6. My Dad used to have an old dog that ate all the strawberries.


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