BLACKJACK LAND & CATTLE COMPANY: March 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

LIVESTOCK SHOW~VIDEO OF THE SALE

Oh my goodness, I think I actually got a video to post! Woo Hoo! It only took about 30 minutes for Blogger to load! This is her showing the goat at the sale on Saturday!


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A FEW PHOTOS FROM THE LIVESTOCK SHOW

The Cherokee County Livestock Show was this past Friday and Saturday and Savannah got to show a goat in it. Our friend's daughter dislocated her shoulder the week prior to the show and wasn't able to show. So we went through the proper channels and got the okay for Savannah to show the goat! She was so excited, she just loves "Dragon!" So Wednesday night I went to the ag barn and clipped him and did all this during a massive thunderstorm! Savannah kept saying we are going to blow away! LOL! Took him Thursday got him registered and weighed in! Friday morning goats were at 8 am!


She did a great job with him, he can be a handful at times, but she handled him very well! And we have a red ribbon, we made the sale! She was so excited~!



After she was done showing she wanted to go check out the other animals! Imagine that 1st off was this sweet little heifer "Precious!" She was so soft and a sweetie! Savannah was just talking away to the girl that owns her!


And of course we found a friend from school that was showing bunnies! She just had to hold one!

**Edited with the sale photo, this picture goes to the buyer of the goat! I took this one with my video camera! I got the videos imported to the computer, now just to figure out how to get them to blogger! Well try to get that done!**

**Hubby got me a early birthday present a video camera and I taped her showing and at the sale, just now have to figure out how to post one!**

Monday, March 30, 2009

I NEED TO SLOW DOWN.............

First off, I've missed you guys! Last week was crazy with school's fundraiser in the mornings, trimming goats for the show, Livestock Show Friday and Saturday and helping with a event at church on Sunday. I thought this morning I'll catch up and post pics and things. Well wrong! Go out to feed this morning and "Roo" is laying down, odd since he hardly ever lays down. He didn't eat and as soon as I turned him out he layed down. Damn, he is either colicing, tied up or impacted. Catch him, tie him up. Run to the house, wake up child, hook up truck and trailer and head to the vet~did all that in record time! He had a slight impaction, thankfully we caught it early, he oiled him and gave him some meds. We got back home late this morning and have been horse watching all day. About 3 we had our first small poop! I've never been so glad to see poop I tell ya! I can already tell he is feeling better, he will stay up tonight with only hay and water. And he said we could start him back on feed tomorrow! Thank goodness! I know I'm drained! I promise I'm going to post and pop in and visit! Hopefully tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY "WILLIS"

HAPPY BIRTHDAY "WILLIS!!"
"Willis" turns 4 years old today. Born Decked Out Bueno on March 14, 2005. Sire~Seeking Our Star, Dam~Cragers Poco Mary. On the top side he has Dude Wimp Bar Deck, Miss Nifty Zipper, Dark Moon Chic, King Wimp Wickee, Go Zipper, Miss Nifty Bars. On the bottom side he has HQH Poco Joe, Poco Marabel, Poco Papacita, Divides Cinder Ann, Poco Bueno 2 and Miss Marabel. Him and "Angel" are half brother and sister~same Sire different Dams. We bought him from Stoney and Leah Burke of Burke Quarter Horses in Frankston, Texas. He is currently in training to become a heading horse, but I want to make him a all around horse as well. So he gets hauled everywhere to every kind of event. Exposure is so good on a young horse. He has been a pleasure to ride and I'm learning alot about training colts. I have high hopes for this horse and think in a couple of years we will be a force to be reckoned with!
March Play Day first time jumping~did a great job and didn't knock it over! Woo Hoo!

Every time after I ride he will roll!

Self portrait! He still has such a baby face!

Tracking and roping practice!
Waiting his turn at the March Play Day

Thursday, March 12, 2009

WE FINALLY GOT IT!

We finally got the possum that has been hanging out here! It started about 2 weeks ago, it was about 9 pm and Shelby was going crazy in the house~barking, running around. So I let her out and then she ran out and started barking~I knew she had something. So I grabbed my pistol and flashlight and out the door I went. I came around the side of the house and saw she had cornered something, I flashed over and it was a possum, it was making a hissing type sound. That is the first time I've every heard one. So I kept trying to call her back so I could shoot it. But every time I moved, she moved in between me and the possum, she was protecting me. Finally she ran it off. Well for a couple of days nothing, then she started getting really irritated and getting into our bathtub. Crazy dog, but I guess it was getting under the house and she could smell it in there! We came home tonight and I fed the cat in the garage and was going back to let him in since it is so cold. I flipped on the garage light and opened the door, only to find a possum looking at me! Holy cow, he was sitting there eating the cat food! I got him cornered in the back of the garage and yelled for hubby to come with a gun! Any who, we finally won and got the little stinker! Maybe my dog will stay out of the bathtub now! Of course Savannah had to run out and be in the picture! Hubby said you can take a picture, just don't get him in it! LOL!

SPRING BREAK RIDE

On Monday Tater wanted to go for a ride, so we loaded up and went down to the farm. We left out and rode some back roads and had a great time. Daddy went varmint hunting while we were riding.

On our way through the woods! Frosty~the white horse wanted to go so bad, he followed us all the way to the gate! And he was waiting there when we came back!
Riding the back roads

She was so happy she was in front!

Our gate man Tater! Thanks!

Savannah jumping a little creek! She did great, Angel is bad about jumping water if she can!

On the home stretch!! We had a great ride and no one was hurt!
**Since then the weather has been raining, cold and down right miserable! We have a flooded pasture! I'm so looking forward to spring!**

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

PLAY DAY SUNDAY

Sunday after church was our monthly play day. The events were barrels, obstacle course, pony express and boot race. I was proud of Savannah she did a great job on "Angel", they did all the events.

Savannah taking the first can! She did a good pattern and even slow loped home! She didn't necessarily want to lope home, but "Angel" was coming back to me! She is in to trotting every where and is just alittle nervous about loping! We are getting there ~ she is getting her confidence up!
Daddy and "Roo!" This horse is SO super fast, I wish I could get him to have 3 nice tight barrels in a arena and go to a few races on him! At home he is great on barrels and poles, in the pen, not so much!

Savannah doing her back through in the obstacle course. It was a fairly easy obstacle course: ride to the middle of the pen, lope a circle around a cone, come to the back through, go to cone and pick up tennis ball and take to next cone and drop off, 2 jumps and pick up tennis ball and place on cone, come home.


Me and "Willis" on the obstacle course! I had just picked up the tennis ball and was heading to the next cone to drop it off! He did a great job, was proud of him. The play days are a great training tool. He did a nice slow lope barrel pattern, but somebody forget to get pictures of Mom!

On the way home~the 4 goofballs in the back seat! L~R: Tristan (aka Nubbin), Savannah (aka Nanner), Kalihea (Tater's girlfriend), and Taylor (aka Tater)
**Would of posted sooner, but our Internet has been down for 2 days, just got it back up and running! I felt so disconnected!~next post Spring Break Trail Ride**

Friday, March 6, 2009

WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TOO!

Alot has been happening around here this past week that has kept me busy and not having time to stay connected to you all! Nothing bad, just getting some much needed things done! First off been sorting through stuff to go to the dump and stuff to go to the metal place. It's amazing how you accumulate this stuff! Had someone haul off the metal things that have been here, that I wanted gone! Good check that off, then had them haul a load off to the dump, check that off! I am so glad that those things are gone, happy dance inserted here! While cleaning out the barn, there was a pile of wood, I lifted it and was moving it and came upon a nest of field mice! Well, I ask you "Who needs a cat when you have Shelby?" You don't! You know she killed every last one of them! And she did it in normal cow dog fashion, sort and cut them off and then take them out! LOL! Wish I had a video it was hysterical! She didn't eat them thank goodness, so to teach my useless cat, what he is supposed to be doing. I picked them up and came and put them in his feed bowl! Crazy cat, the dog is whipping you in this department! Been rearranging the garage to be more functional as a garage and feed room! That's what I've been up too! So excited that today is early release and little cowgirl is on spring break next week! Woo hoo! Nothing planned, just some quality family time as hubby will be off some of the time too! Double woo hoo! Happy Friday everyone!

Monday, March 2, 2009

1ST GOAT SHOW............

Savannah had the privilege to show a friend's goat this weekend at our church's 1st annual Livestock Show. She was beyond excited! Of course she has never shown, neither had the goat, but that didn't stop her! We clipped the goats Friday afternoon and left early Saturday morning for the show.

Her and Taylor (aka "Tater") getting there goats out so we can go register!
Weighing "Dragon"~she sure was watching them! His name is Dragon, because you normally have to drag him around. Luckily there was a goat in front of them!

Tater was fixing to give her some quick lessons in showing!


It was SO cold Saturday morning and this pen is either very hot or very cold! Hubby felt sorry for the goats and went and got some blankets! They didn't move, they enjoyed there blankets!

Savannah was in Class 4 of the goats and did a great job. He acted up once but she handled it great! She got 6th place and was excited. Both of the kids did a great job showing there goats, way to go! She may even get to show this goat at the next show!
The end of the day, we were waiting on them to finish showmanship, we were both tired!
It has taken me 2 days to get this post finished! Been busy and tired! Looking forward to catching up with each of you!