Thursday, August 20, 2009

Nothing But Routine Around Here

That's right, we get up, go to work, come home, go to sleep, and the next day do it all over again! I'm definitely not complaining considering I get to listen to my Ipod all day on the tractor and get fed by one of the best cook's in Nebraska. Lately though it's been rather chilly and rainy so our routine is becoming less of a routine. A couple days ago we pulled bulls and moved cows to different pastures (see pictures below: courtesy of Steve Moreland). Yesterday morning I managed to mow hay with my sister and mom-in-law despite occasional sprinkling of rain and wind. It was nice to have a break from raking because the little blue tractor I mow with is so delightful to ride on. That afternoon I helped Brock change baler belts and boy was that fun (definitely exaggeration in this sentence). Actually, it wasn't to bad. The baler is like a really cool jungle gym to climb around in and I sure appreciated the time spent with my cute cowboy!

Brock on Sundance, Carol on Goose, Chelsie on Clavinova

A good husband and wife team I must say

Moving cows to a different pasture

A fun day spent together (despite being saddle sore for days)

Thursday, August 6, 2009


is a lot of hard work! Yesterday, I painted the OTHER wall of our living room a tan sorta color (I was tired of the stark white). I think both of the colors are beautiful separately, but not sure about them together. Regardless, I’m keeping it that color because I don't feel like painting it anything else! Brock really likes it and doesn't want me to change it (which makes me extremely happy because I’m exhausted by the end of a painting day). It does make the living room feel much warmer though.

We've been getting quite a few thunderstorms with rain lately (which gets us out of the hayfield yayyyyyyyyyyyy!) so Brock and I have had some spare time for "projects" around the house. Brock is almost finished with a bar he's been building since school got out. It's made out of old barn wood and looks like it could be in an antique store. I just "assembled" a pantry that I bought from Wal-Mart so now I have heaps of room for food.

This is for dad and Clayton...yes I'm actually driving a tractor!

I'm very proud of my pantry if you can't tell :-)

A recent storm.