Whew! Can you believe February has already come, and gone, AND we're only three weeks away until the end of March? Maybe, for the first time in my life, I actually want time to slow down a little - I literally can't keep up. We've still avoided the flu, which seems to be making its way around this state. Thank goodness for healthy bodies, whole foods, energy healing, and multi-vitamins! It has definitely paid off. From the looks of it, our ranch will be green in no time. The weather has been perfect and we are not complaining! There is always too much to be thankful for.
We've been busy out here in Oklahoma - building fences, moving cows, training dogs, getting ready for goats and chickens, catching mules, making plans for our pond, sticking to our weight loss program, working out, trying to accomplish our list of books to read on philosophy, economics, and getting rich, and planting our anxiously awaited garden. The list continues. Our plates are full, but it's wonderful to be busy and active - we feel we have very productive lifestyles and are very blessed, although sometimes we dream of our next vacation.
So, here's what we've been up to lately....
...We sent Marley off to school two weeks ago. She is being trained to properly herd cattle and listen to commands. Tyler has had some serious withdrawals, but we've discovered Marley isn't far behind. We visit every Saturday. She's about 35 minutes away, and she is beyond excited to see Tyler she has a hard time focusing on her training the first few minutes. But goodness! She's incredible. You'll spend a while searching to see another dog work cows like Marley :) While Marley has been away Skud has finally developed her own personality, which helps with her training, and is loving the 100% attention from Ty.
We can't wait for the weather to warm up a little bit more. Already our dogs are loving the water and it's a riot to watch them play. We have some big plans for our pond this summer; slippin' slides, rope swings, etc. We can't wait, especially for visitors! And, it's quite the fishing market as well. We have yet to throw in our own lines. AND.. it's much bigger then it looks - it wraps around to the left.
I have a handy-man, wouldn't ya say? Not only did he build me a temporary book shelf, which I love cause it has an old touch to it, but also rigged up our Goat Stanchion. In just a few weeks we'll have two kids and a nanny. Tyler was successful in convincing me to go with goats milk instead of cows milk. I already have a book full of cheese, ice cream, and pie recipes for goats milk!
I love my bookshelf - it'll be nice to get things off the floor. Finally!