Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tacos with the kids

Two of my girls. Our youngest daughter Christyn and her oldest daughter Nikki. We had such a good time today. We talked and laughed and laughed some more. Then we collaborated on Taco's for lunch which turned into dinner. It was a good day. Nikki is diabetic and has been since she was 6. She is now 16.

Our bit excitement today had nothing to do with horses but with cows. One of our cows, Candy, somehow found some wire like electric fence wire. She had it wrapped around both hind feet and in between her cowtoes. We got the longest part off but she kept kicking at it. Bob got a rope on her and we got the squeeze chute open. The put her head in but she is due to have her baby this week and I did not think she would fit. So, with Bob warning me not to get kicked, as if I wanted to get kicked. I petted her and ran my hand down her leg like I would on a horse and with wire cutters I got most of it off. But there was some I could not get to without endangering my head. So, we put her in the chute even though it was a tight squeeze. Bob opened the bottom door and got it off. I just petted her and told her what a good girl she was and we let her out. She wasn't cut but would have been by morning. Bob had a message for everyone. If you were looking for a good farmers wife, look elsewhere, this one is taken. LOL.

Saw a message on a sign on our way to church today and it is worth passing along.

Families are like fudge. Mostly sweet and a few nuts.


  1. There's always more than one nut in the bunch isn't there!

  2. I'm glad you got the wire off with no cuts. What a job!

  3. Wow, there's never a dull moment with animals. I guess it gets our mind off of other things we could be dwelling on! I was wondering yesterday, what would I be doing if I didn't have all these barn chores and injured animals to caretake???

  4. Thank you for the message Bob! ;)