Oh what a cold day! Despite the cold outside the chickens are out and about usually the minute they see the snow and no sun they go back in the coop and don’t come back out, but not today they were out and happy as ever digging in the mud and snow for whatever it is that they find. Today we had a bumper crop of eggs a whole 8 eggs today! I have been putting in extra alfalfa for the goats and I think the chickens are benefiting from that! The king of chickens was hiding today he was a bit camera shy.
Ok so I am a big fan of all things makeup, Hello im a girl! So my big problem with the farm and horses and all my fun is that I don’t have time to put makeup sometimes I just jump up, put cloths and a hat on and I am out the door, well I don’t look that wonderful without makeup on. Well let me tell you something! EYE LASH EXTENSIONS have changed my life forever! I have not put makeup on now for over 2 weeks because of these wonderful bad boys. I don’t know who invented them but they are sure genius and I think every girl who has the busy life like I do but still wants to look good should get these!!!
So it was really interesting when I got them done for the first time, I showed up at some girls house(who is licensed, and has a degree in doing eyelash extensions) and you lay on your back she puts a paper /tape under your lower lashes and has you close your eyes and she goes to work, now don’t get me wrong if feels really weird but it’s not bad, I laid on my back for about 3 hours it felt like forever, but the time gets shorter every time you go. The eyelash extensions last almost 3 weeks, you can wash your face and everything, the first few days you’re a little nervous to sleep but after a while you realize they are not coming out unless you pull them out, they grow out with your natural eyelashes. if you have them done right they are light weight and look perfect!
I am so pleased with mine I don’t think I will ever go with out them!
this is me without a drop of makeup on, not even mascara!
Norman is our Holstein calf,that will be our first ever meat cow that we have raised ourselves, he should be ready by fall this year we are hoping. as with all Holsteins he’s not a meat cow but a dairy cow so we will see how it turns out. Norman was a bottle feeder calf so he is super friendly and so funny his on going problem is he has no friends so he gets bored real easy, he has already ate one trough heater so I decided to donate one of the horses balls for Norman, I put it in his water trough so he has something to play with well now the ball seems to always be escaping him. But he seems a lot happier with the ball for a friend.
On our on going chicken farm we have converted a old grain silo into a chicken coop/goat shelter and surprisingly it has turned out amazing. We have about 30 chickens 4 roosters and the rest are hens
This is our red laced blue wyandott, and he is the king of the chickens he is so beautiful our other roosters are Dominique and Murans. Chickens are fun and great bug control! And who needs a pig when the chickens will eat all your table scraps! Since we moved the chickens 2 months ago from the old house to the new we had a huge shortage of eggs and was worried we were going to have to cook some birds but this week they have jumped back up, not to a full 20 eggs a day but we are holding steady at 6 a day right now
With the weather being cold some lady’s just like to stay inside.
I should have know better than to get my hopes up, this time of year in the basin usually means that its going to slow down, well with the price of oil dropping so low it all but died around this place, everyone I know has or is getting laid off. It’s so hard because that’s when all the stress hits. Thank the good lord above my husband didn’t skip a beat he was laid off one day and by noon the next was getting a plane ticket for the last frontier, Alaska! I am so happy for him its a big thing to be from the lower 48 and to have worked on a pipeline in Alaska they don’t mess around up there. I am however a little sad one because I wont see him for three or four solid weeks and two because I didn’t get to go with him! I love Alaska it’s the most beautiful place in the world! I am so happy for him to have this experience and to have this notch in his belt! I love being a pipeliner’s wife there is never a dull moment, it does however always get harder every time he has to leave. That goodbye always kills me. Its bitter sweet kinda thing.
Its up and at it at five a.m, making a lunch and sending him off to work, it’s paying the bills cleaning the house and hoping to get a text or a call from him just to say hi. It’s hoping he can find away to stay near home for work but knowing in your heart that chances are he’s going to have to leave again soon. It’s being strong in times when you know your going to be alone when he’s on the road. It’s waiting by the phone for his evening call to tell you goodnight and he loves you. It’s knowing how hard he has to work to keep my dream and his dream alive. It’s being strong enough to not break down and ball and beg him to just stay home one more day. It has its bad times but the good times are worth it when your a oil field wife.
Having two months off of riding I just saddled up and jumped on without a worry in the world…..two days later I am still sore so next time I think I will do this pre ride warm up. And make sure to strech out your inner thighs and legs!
Being married can be tough.Being married to a pipeline welder can be even tougher as there is no nine to five, when it’s hot it’s real hot and when it’s cold it’s real cold it’s long hours and sometimes there is no work at home so he can be gone for days weeks and even worst case months. How do I do it you might ask? how do I make it work when others have failed?my husband was married once before and from what he says she just didn’t get the bigger picture she always talked down to him never wanted anything to do with his dream and got sucked in by all the money of starting a business, plus she had a drinking and drug problem so I’m sure that played into effect, they only lasted six years and when his career took off she couldn’t handle it. So what did I do that was different? Don’t get me wrong when everyone first meets its the honey moon faze, what we loose over the years is that excitement and the honey moon faze and we start to take our spouse for granted.We are going on nine years strong! This is how to have a stronge marriage, support your spouse even if that means packing everything up and moving 800 miles for a hope and a prayer, if you believe in and love that person you will do it, always support every idea. Never talk down to your spouse, never say the words “you are stupid or that is stupid” the minute those words are spoken it plants a seed that you just don’t care and think less of your spouse. When we first moved into together we made a promise that from that point until forever we would never yell, never say harsh things because they can never be unsaid and always be honest to each other. My number one for a stronge marriage is always trust your spouse and always trust your gut. Never listen to outsiders because there intentions are never good and a lot of people are afraid of what they can’t have or wish they had, if I believed and listened to outsiders I’m sure I would have believed my spouse was cheating on me with ever girl he seen and was magically running back to is ex wife every chance he got??? Well thank god I trust my gut and know how much my husband loves me and know that what other people say is just talk so don’t listen or feed into it ever! Outsiders seem to get in the way of a lot of people’s marriage as long as you keep them out side and don’t let it effect you, you can’t fail. You can never doubt true love! You can never give up on your soul mate, I have spent hours in the truck with him days in the garage helping him work on welders helping him re paint his welding bed , these things interest me because it’s his life and his dream and I want to better understand him and his dreams and I want to be a active part in what goes on at work if you can’t let a man vent to you about his day he will find someone else who will listen. I always ask questions as I want to know how things work, I am always by his side handing tools or holding lights for him to see. Now you might think this sounds a bit one sided but he also does the same for me he has made so many of my dreams come true from having the house on the hill to having horses he has always done his best to give me whatever I have wanted and I never take a minute of that for granted I know how hard he works so I can have nice things and I always make sure to let him know how thankful I am. Farming has made us even stronger in love and in our marriage,as we get to work this wonderful land God created, and we get to raise and love so many of gods great creatures without God guiding us I think we both would be lost! Our love of God has also helped us have a strong marriage as my husband prayed right before we said “I do “that God be the foundation of our marriage. I think in that alone has helped us hold tight threw the tough times, their hasn’t been a lot of tough times but when there are I know God is their to help us. So in short, always support your spouse, always be a great listener and be there when they need a ear, always trust your spouse, ignore people who are not in your marriage and don’t know what goes on, always have faith in God and believe in God, always make sure to think before you speak as harsh words stay burned in your memory and one bad word can be a grudge held for the rest of life, talk to your spouse, never keep secrets, secrets are the death of marriage. In my marriage this is what keeps us strong!
Sometimes a girl just needs a drink !
1 cup peach moscato champagne
4oz of sugar
4oz of water
3oz of lime juice
4oz of patron silver
1/2oz of triple sec
Mix everything in a shaker except the champagne, poor the mix after shaken over ice in a tall glass, only fill glass half full and then fill the rest with the peach champagne. And you have one wonderful peach margarita! Make 2 glasses