We have exciting news! We are going to get a new puppy!! Yea!! We’ve been looking for a puppy for over a year now and we finally found a family in Minnesota that raises rough haired collies. You would think that these type of dogs wouldn’t be that hard to find, but trust me they are. Seriously who doesn’t love a dog that looks like Lassie? So it was kind of fate how we finally got him. Kyle asked the day before he left if we were ever going to get someone for Reno to play with? And out of the blue Daryl said that he got a call from someone that we called over a year ago that just had a litter. So I quick called the number and it turned out that their female had 10 puppies and in less than 3 days 8 of them were spoken for. We are planning on picking our new puppy up on Saturday and I can’t wait! I’ll try to post at least a couple of pictures of him this weekend
With Daryl still gone for work, I’m still doing chores and I just couldn’t stand wearing Daryl’s boots out for chores anymore. I know that I was walking like this Katkey guy, but man was it giving me shin splints. My legs were just killing me. I wanted to order this one type of boots for chores, but just never did get that done. And of course I just had to have them tonight. So I went back to the farm store and found some that I’m pretty sure will work. I’m just hoping that Daryl doesn’t mistake mine for his and grab the wrong ones! These are his..
And these are mine!
When I got home from town tonight was my chance to try them out. It was raining all afternoon and the cow yard was not cool. Let’s just say it looked like a make or break time for some good old chore boots! I needed to bring the corn inside the cattle shed so it wouldn’t get wet and I also didn’t want the cows to slip on the ice that was still in the yard, so into the slush and manure I went. To be honest it was kind of weird. I’ve never had a pair of tall farm boots before so I was giving it all that I had trying to find the worse places to walk.. and it wasn’t very hard to find the bad places. After opening up a round bale of hay and bringing some of that into the shed also, I decided that I’m going to like my fancy boots. My feet stayed nice and dry and the boots washed up really well under the water hydrant.
And to finish off my night was to work on some celery that I had in the refrigerator. Some of it was leftover from our stew supper on Saturday and some I had already.My plan was to get it started on the stove and then freeze it for later. I mean, what was I out if it didn’t turn out? Pretty much nothing. But after cutting it up and getting it all in a kettle I’m thinking that we’ll have enough celery to last us about a year!
I’ve also become addicted to Pinterest and I found this really cool way to store extension cords. For some reason we seem to have a lot of toilet paper rolls in our house (??) and for this project you can use paper towel rolls too. It works slick. You just wrap your cord fairly tight and shove it inside the cardboard. I have usually used zip ties in the past, but was tired of only using them only once and throwing that money away. This works so much better and it’s Free!
The picture of the day is a special one. I went over to Ma’s tonight to help return her wound vac that she’s finally done with. She found out today that it’s healing so well that she didn’t need it anymore. Hooray!! Her original surgery was a little over 3 months ago and it’s such a good thing that she’s feeling so much better now. So to commemorate the occasion – the picture of the day is Ma!