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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Friday, August 6, 2010

The Fifth Day

Today was much nicer than yesterday. Although it was warm, it was quite breezy and pleasant and instead  of mowing the lawn, I spend some fun time with my daughters and son in law. The grass will be just fine even if I ignore it for a while as it is a renewable resource. My daughters are so much more important than the appearance of my lawn.

My daughters are visiting other family members in the city and it gives me a little break from having to prepare somethings for supper. I made a quick sandwich with pita bread, home made pesto and tomato with a tiny dab of mayonnaise for myself  and my husband made himself a tomato and cucumber sandwich while I was caring for my sick calf. It's great when a man can look after himself.

No new born calves yet and my sick calf is on a roller coaster ride. He eats well in the morning and has to be force fed some electrolyte in the late afternoon because he refuses to drink it from the bottle. He also is getting a penicillin treatment by injection in his rump for five days. He's still very raspy.

For my pleasure I'm taking apart a very nice large pair brown wool pants, just perfect  weight for hooking. The wool is soft and felted. I wish it was gray so I could over-dye some nice colors it but they were cheap and I got them at 30% discount. I'm trying to built my wool stash with recycled wool. I just wish I had more time to thrift shop, I'd go everyday.

Now I need to burn a DVD of my photos from my camera. It takes so long to upload a few photos for my blog because I have close to 500 photos in my camera. I never burned a DVD before and I worry of messing up and loosing my photos.  I'm breaking ground slowly and sooner or later, I'll just do it.   JB


  1. Julie - just got back from overnight camping and catching up on your blog. You know I read your profile and it quite amazing how much we have in common, music, books, movies, etc. I totally agree with family taking priority over yard work - besides it is just too hot; I'll catch up on that in September. If I had a husband I would also agree that them being able to help themselves is a good thing.

    Is that cow rug really your first rug? All I can say is wow!! I've got a long ways to go. It is fantastic. Believe it or not, I think about your little calf quite often.

    The DVD stuff - you know I find that I feel out of sorts or a little frustrated when I don't have everything in order - like my wool (for the latest thing). So girlfriend - just do it, and you will feel great - just never press the "delete" button and things should be fine.

    Have a good week. /Deb

  2. Thanks Deb. I hope that you had a great time camping.
    I haven't posted anything yesterday or today. My daughter finally got married to her common law husband after 17 years of living together and raising their four children. The oldest is 15 and the youngest is 6. It was a very casual outdoor wedding in the park, and they did all the food preparations themselves. They are both foodies and excellent cooks and what a variety of finger food they had and the bar was free. I won't post their wedding photos without their permission...
    One of the overdue heifer finally calved and had twins bull calves. The first died before being born in the afternoon and the second had to be pulled out quickly as it was also coming out backward after I got home around 9:30 at night.

    My week old other bull is still not doing any better even with antibiotic. He is not eating well at all. I still have a heifer and a cow waiting to give birth and I think that it will be it for a while. I need a break. JB