Saturday, May 20, 2017

How Many Events Can A Week Hold?


Is that anything like how many cowboys does it take to rope a calf? Baaaaad lead in! On Mother's Day Donna who went to see Dr. D with me at the beginning of May treated me to the Cottonwood Rodeo for a belated birthday gift. We had a great time as watching the events for several hours.

The  rodeo grounds at Cottonwood.


First was the Drill Team from the Redding Junior Rodeo Association.
  This group of young ladies had it down to a science and were a delight to watch!
Then came the the youngest members of the Jr. Rodeo Association  with a calf drive. For so many of the participants in rodeo it is a multi generational event and a way of life. 

And we also can cheer on folks we know. The cowboy "glued" to the bucking horse is Casey who I have a connection to in two ways. One he is the nephew of the long time friends and breeders of my Great Pyrenees livestock guardian Sherman and Spinner my second Pyrenees was one of theirs also.

The second connection to Casey is his wife had the litter of Border Collie X Australian Shepherd puppies that I got my Callie from. Small world isn't it?

The next day my dear friend Pam and her hubby Tim stopped by and stayed over a night on their trip to their new property in Idaho. I am thrilled that they have finally seen their forever dream come true and look forward to visiting them later this year in the Bonner Ferry area.

Wednesday is fiber night at the Shed. If you have read my blog post in the past you are aware that it is the spinning, weaving with the girls night. Nothing keeps me from my fiber friends except maybe this.
 This young lady was blocking the exit and after more than enough time to be in a pushing stage Twist was still just hanging out. So I went in and fished out this girlie. She is tri colored and pretty as a picture. I will get up more pictures of the kids soon. It has been so crazy busy since they were born with changing  pens and cleaning barns time has gotten away from me.





Second in line was this young lady. She dried to a lighter strawberry blonde. Now for the name game 
I have to put my thinking cap on.

I have managed to get a nice collection of photos to share when I can manage more time. The last couple of days have been as full as the first couple and poof there goes a week! But one last photo before I head for bed.

Part of the 2017 garlic harvest. I am very pleased with the quantity and the size of the bulbs. They are now hanging in the back of the hay barn for a few weeks.



6 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun time. I always enjoy reading about your farm/farm life :)

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    1. Nice to "see" you Danice as busy you are with your quilting. Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

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  2. Hi Goatldi! :) How fun! I've never been to a rodeo, I guess that's not something Quebecers in this area do, but it looks like a lot of fun! Your babies are just adorable...and thanks for posting the picture of your garlic. I was wondering how they looked when ready to harvest. I want to plant some in the fall. Hope you're having a nice start to the week!!! :)

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    1. I enjoy a rodeo where the animal's are valued for their talents and well treated. It is fun to watch how they enjoy their job in the festivities. Garlic is half way through drying. I added a fresh clove to a meal or two. Delish!

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  3. You're harvesting garlic too! Mine got interrupted by a gully washer, so I'm hoping to finish up soon.

    Congrats on the new cuties! I always hope I don't have to help but always glad to if needed.

    Rodeo looks like fun!

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    1. Hope your remaining garlic made it after the rain. Thanks for the congrats. I can't believe they are almost two weeks old as the time is flying by.Glad you dropped by sorry I am so late in my latest replies we all have them reasons or excuses? lol

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