Monday, September 23, 2013

More happenings around the Ranch


I got home after work Wednesday and I decided it was time to bake... so I put my apron on and got to work..  I baked a batch of peanut butter cookies... but, check this out.. I made them out of chick peas and peanut butter... they were good... but, I didn't bake them on parchment paper.. and I burnt them on the bottom ... :/  oops..
so then I decided to make a pear tart.  My father gave me some pears that his neighbor had given him.. so I made a tart.. 

and we have enjoyed that joker :)
This weekend has been a crazy one..


Thursday my Cowboy left with his friend and they headed to Texas, and picked up a huge trailer..

The Trailer

We needed one for hauling cattle anyways....  well, that's one reason, the other reason I can't really talk about yet...
But, I will hint around.. We have a awesome Stallion..  He's Hancock and Blue Valentine cross...  we are about to go into the foundation hancock roan breeding business..  soooooooo, We have to get a band of brood mares, which we have already gotten two so far....
There is an opportunity for some 2-3 year old mares from Nebraska to make way down to Southern Carolina...  and It just might happen.. like a lot of them :)  I'm excited...

Well, they made it back Sunday morning around 2:30, they turned 2800 miles in a few days...

Meanwhile,  Friday I went to get my friend Cate's horse from her barn and bring him over my house..  because Saturday we were going to a Barrel Race... Now, mind you.. neither one of us have ever barrel raced before.. hahah so, we were going to practice then roll out to the race and see what we could accomplish...
So, Friday night, Cate and I had dinner then built a fire in the fire pit and sat around and drank wine...  and called it a night...

Morning sunrise over my horse pasture
Bright and early Saturday morning I got up to feed horses and check on the general population pasture.... and Cate's horse...

then headed out to a barn to work on some horses...

After that I headed home and Cate was on her way to my house... and we got our horses saddled up and found out that the barrel race was canceled.. so we decided to ride the property, I had to move some cows from one section of the ranch to another and lock them out of this one pasture...
so, we checked for them and checked the fences then got involved with some yellow jackets and we took off bucking and a running from the bees... hahah..
so then we got into the arena, and I set up some barrels and we practiced...  I think we are ready...
I just need a timer to check out the times...
So, after that.. there was a whole lot of fence repairing to do, so I called in the farm help and got a big long to-do list done...   Meanwhile, while I had the guys working.. I went over to my parents house and my mom talked me into going to this antique store... so we spent a few hours in there.. I got this really old measuing cup set, two silver fancy butter knives, and an old griswold corn muffin pan.. it's cool.. I might use it tonight...
When I got home, I helped fix the gate post and we finished work around the ranch about 10:30pm...
I went in the house, and was exhausted, so I started reading.. Oh side note on reading... I pre-ordered the new kindle paperwhite :)  I'm super excited about that...  Now I don't have to read with a light.. hahah
I fell asleep reading until my Cowboy came home... then I had a million things to tell him.. but I only got out a few.. then we woke up bright and early and checked on the horses and I checked out the new horse trailer.. then we went to a local place and had breakfast...
Once we got back we had to head out towards an awesome ranch rodeo in NC.
it was great, it was the wild west days ranch rodeo, and It was invitation only. so we were doing the shooting part, but they had sorting and ear tagging.. then they had roping and riding the steer after you roped it.. it was awesome :)
I drove us home last night, and we got back about 9:30..  and that was that :)



2 comments:

  1. Busy girl! I wish I lived closer. :( I miss you!

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  2. Love the Hancock breeding. Would love to convince my hubby to get some babies to start. He'd rather have one that's already broke. That tart looks good! And pear?!

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