Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"November's, Life, Laughs and Hart Aches"

I didn't realizes, I had posted so few entries this month.  Plenty of 
things to write about, time is another thing.  Being dark so soon
you would think, there would be time for the computer and
 I've missed reading and keeping up with all of you in blogger land.

Let me recap November for you.  Cattlewomen where part of the 
Farm City Week, as we are each year.  The event is held at the
 Chico State University Farm, for the local Third Graders from
 all over the county.  Every 15 minutes the students go to a different
 station were they learn about agriculture.  Beef, Rice, Walnuts,
 Sheep, Bees, Dairy and so on.  Some stations have activity's and 
some have teats.   The Cattlewomen teach them about beef by products
 and hand out marshmallows, "gelatin"  We also do a "Crate A Cow"
contest, the classes can build a cow or poster about beef by products.

The same weekend was my trip to Modesto were I posted my 
Sunday Stills from my hotel room.  On the way home, my 
travelling companions stopped by Lockeford Meat and 
Sausage in Lockeford on Hwy 88.  Wow! great place.
Just a hole in the wall, with an old fashion meat counter filled,
with every type of sausage.  I bought apple for breakfast and 
basil that I fixed with caramelized onions. Good Stuff !! 

Back to the real world, house cleaning, running for JS, getting 
the orchard ready.  The normal everyday stuff.  JS gave me a 
worker and we got the place cleaned and mowed.  Things 
picked up and organized.  Looks pretty good around here. 
Cleaning  one of our rentals has been time consuming as well.
Note To Self "All rentals will have self cleaning ovens"

Work weekend at the cabin was in order.  Daughter Dawn and
 Perfect Son in Law Cory came up and helped drain pipes and
 put thing away for winter.  Their friends came up and helped too,
that was fun because they brought their dog Bandit.  Who is
Ranch Dogs puppy and full sister to George. 
 Good looking dog, I must say.

Dawn and I hosted a baby show for Erin. She and papa Pat, will 
be having a little girl in Feb.  Erin is my dear friend Cindy's girl.
No Pink! The babies room is Brown and Turquoise and so was
 the shower.  "Everything is pink in baby world."  We pulled it
 offand Erin and Cindy were both happy.  

Now for the hard ache,  Ranch dog got hurt last week.
She spent all last Wed. at the vet, x-rays and blood test.
Discovering a bulging disk in her back just above her tail.
No Paralyses, she can move her legs but can't stand.
It's a wait and see thing, pain pills and rest for now.
We joke her, that she's milking it, She's a house dog and
 sleeps in the master bedroom.  George isn't very happy.
  He does not like being alone. 

Tomorrow is Thanks Giving Day, I can't complain.
Life in general is pretty good.


Linda said...

I hope Ranch Dog makes out okay. It's probably an inflamed nerve and just needs some time. I love brown and turquoise pink by a mile.

Crystal said...

Sure has been a busy Novemner, but sounds like fun!!

Hope Ranch dog gets better quickly, no fun having a sick/sore doggy.

I love the pic of the paw print in the snow, looks so clear.

Tj and Mark said...

Hearing about your baby being down, makes me miss my dog even more. Hope he heals. HAppy Thanksgiving.

Shirley said...

Aw, hope Ranch Dog recovers.Love the pics of her and George in the snow, just being happy dogs.
The cupcakes look lovely, bet they tasted good too.
Happy Thanksgiving!