Monday, June 20, 2005

this 'n that

My friend Tracy gave me some leather chewie things for Mandy a long time ago; her dogs didn't like them, she said.  Well, Mandy wasn't too interested either.  I'd occasionally give one to Buddy, next door, and he'll take anything you put in his mouth.

I noticed Mandy was always chewing on sticks when we were at the cabin, and decided to take the rejected chewie-sticks back there for her.  At the cabin, she enjoys them!  Funny thing, she always takes them to that same spot at the  back corner of the cabin to work them over.  Do you suppose she likes that gnome?  Anybody know which of the seven dwarfs that is?

Cliff spent most of Sunday plowing a 2 1/2 acre spot where we'll sow alfalfa this fall.  He did it the hard way, just to appreciate how good he normally has it on the other tractor.  He used the old Farmall M with no power steering, and a pull-type plow, which worked him pretty hard.

We have a cow problem around here:  Because the twins nurse both cows, which doesn't leave any milk for the newest calf, we've been keeping the two moms seperated, which they both hate.  It's also very inconvenient for Cliff, because when he drives through the nearest pen on a tractor, he has to open a gate, close the gate when he's through, open the next gate, close it behind him... you get the picture.  Well, the cow with twins disappeared yesterday.  We think she's in with some cows on an adjoining property to the east.  I'm going to try and find who is renting that pasture, and see if we can leave her there until the weekend, because Cliff is working twelve-hour days this week.  Cliff is getting fed up with these silly cows.  We've had cattle most of our married lives, and never had these kinds of problems. 

This is a shot from my cabin porch, taken a couple of days ago when the sun was setting.  Peaceful, isn't it?

8 comments:

starstarj said...

I believe the drawf is Happy.  You probably don't know it but you have real treasures there.  If they are concrete I believe they are pretty expensive to buy.  I went to a garage sale recently and a woman had them in her yard (not for sale)  She said she paints them every 2 years.  She did not have the whole set but they sure were cute but then those things don't creep me out like they do your daughter lol.

starstarj said...

Forgot to comment on the cows.  When I was on the farm we had the same problem with 4 steers we had.   They kept wandering over fences to a neighbors 3 fences down.  The neighbors asked if they could keep them until market since they had pasture that was overgrown and they needed it kept down for the horses.  We were glad to go along with that and when market time came around we only had to truck them out of the neighbors pasture.  I thought that was pretty neat.

heyuno said...

If I am not mistaking there is a difference between gnomes and dwarfs.  This is defiantly a dwarf.

ryanagi said...

Hard to tell...does he have glasses? Doc has glasses and a short beard. Happy looks like Doc, minus glasses.

thebezar11967 said...

I am glad that the chewie sticks came in handy. I think that the dwarf's name is Happy but I think I will call it Bob, king of the chewie sticks, since Mandy likes to set there with him.
Later
Tracy

thebezar11967 said...

Forget to tell you that Jen thinks that Mandy is sooooooooooo cute....

bookncoffee said...

I've enjoyed visiting your journal and catching up.  And the pics are just beautiful.  Everything is all green.  Hope the cows shape up and do what they are supposed to and quit giving Cliff grief!  

csandhollow said...

i believe that one is Happy. Does he have glasses? If so then it is Doc.