Sunday, November 30, 2008


Yesterday we went to work cows with some friends of ours in Henderson. Was going well with the penning of the cows, until this lovely little red cow decided to change the plans. She is brushed up, so they sent in 2 cow dogs to try and get her out and then they were going to rope her. Well, she tried to eat the 2 dogs, so I was sent to our trailer to get "Shelby". So I come back and hubby turns her onto the cow, well things started slow, but between Shelby and the other 2 dogs they finally got her out of the brush and moving along well. It had rained the day before a whooping 4 inches, so it was nice and muddy! At one point in the pens, Savannah had her boot sucked off her foot! It was great weather for working the cows though, not too hot, not too cold!! It was a great family day, no one got hurt, great food and fellowship!
Mad momma cow brushed up!
You have to look real close but this is a picture of "Shelby" on the head of the cow! You go girl! Hubby was very proud of her! This cow meant business and had already slung one of the other dogs through the brush. They had to doggie up and get the job done!

Here we are sorting the cows and calves. Me and another guy were holding the gate horseback. I was busted, yes honey I've got them go on with your sorting! LOL! Note~put camera away for a little while!
Moving the smaller calves to another pen until we are ready to work them!

I'm sure this picture needs no explanation! I was the designated ear notcher and whatever else hubby needed! I only got a few pics of us working and none with me in them! I was there I promise, all muddy and bloody! This is what little cowgirl does to pass the time! She's defiantly a country girl!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008


I wanted to let you all know about these great rubber boots I found! I don't know about you, but I normally go through a bunch of the cheap rubber boots in a year. I wear them everyday, sometimes multiples times throughout the day. The cheaper ones, didn't last and were not warm at all. When I was at our local feed store a couple months back we started talking about this new line he was carrying. Sounded great, till he told me how much. I left with no boots, I'm such a tightwad! Well I was telling hubby about them and he said honey as much as you spend on the cheaper boots several times during the year, you would have paid for these. Oh, I didn't think of that, I was just focused on the cost right now. So needless to say I bought the boots and I LOVE them! They are the best money I have spent. They are called Bogs. They are 100 % waterproof, 100% breathable and 100 % warm. I wear them all the time and my feet are so warm! You can check them out at there website at *I guess I could have cleaned them up!! But now you know how much I wear them! LOL* HAPPY FRIDAY!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


This morning we loaded up and headed down to our arena and roped. Before we could head to the arena we went to the local DQ and had breakfast with the Old Timer's Group. They are the local men in the area that meet there every morning to catch up on the town gossip! Let me just tell you it is very entertaining! They have accepted me and let me into the group! There ring leader is the owner of "Grey" the horse I rode a couple of months back. Let me just tell you they know everything that is going on and if they don't they will find and get back with ya!! After that we headed down to our pen and practiced roping. "Willis" is needing alot of tracking and slow roping done on him and hubby is working on his heeling skills on my mare. We had a great time and when we got done roping, hubby decided we needed to ride the place. Woo hoo, he doesn't ever just ride! Of course I asked him what he wanted!

Tracking "Pedro" on "Willis"~he still needs to be driven at times, but he is getting better.

Getting ready to swing~I rope donk with a breakaway rope.

Woo hoo~clean! Take a dally and stop! "Willis" is such a sweet horse and I think he is going to make a jam up head horse. I'm taking it slow and easy, no need to push. He is only 3 1/2!

Hubby's turn on my mare~he's practicing his heeling skills!

Just had to take this picture~I looked up and told hubby stop, that'll make a great pic! He just rolled his eyes! LOL! We are on the backside of our place.

Friday, November 14, 2008


Did someone say new halter for me?!?!?

Check out her new bronc halter! I've always wanted one and have been searching for the right one for awhile now. Found it, in a friend's tack room, and told her if she ever wanted to get rid of it let me know! She never used it and was selling things to buy more tack for her new horse. Thanks RoeAnn! What is it with us horse owners always wanting new tack for our horses!??!? I'm not a shopper at all, but could spend hours in a tack store or looking at horse related magazines!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Today was our November play day after church. The events were barrels, pony express race, ribbon roping and obstacle course. It was a beautiful day and as always we had a blast!! I rode "Angel" for my points and took "Willis" my winter project to just get exposure. He is 3 1/2, he did great! As always, I am proud of my mare. She just rocks! We took 1st place in the barrels, pony express, obstacle course. And 2nd place in the ribbon roping.
1st barrel

coming home
Pony Express

Ribbon roping

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Hello all! I'm still alive and well! Just been super busy this past week and haven't been able to post or check in with you guys! Thanks for all the kind emails and posts~! I feel so loved! I hope to get back to checking in with you guys today or tomorrow! The first part of the week, we started tearing down our barn and then the later part of the week I have been at the school every day getting ready for the Fall Festival this evening! I'm ready to slow down some! I'm not sure if I'm coming or going right now!