My Weight Loss Journey

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rodeo Time And New Family Members

The Spooner Rodeo was in town last weekend, and we were front and center Thursday and Friday night. The Rodeo is something I look forward to every year. But when the Rodeo comes to town, it also means summer is 1/2 over, bummer. Anyway....it was so fun spending time together walking around the Rodeo grounds and enjoying the Rodeo together. The above picture is of Brent and I before the Rodeo started.

My beautiful daughter Kara and my handsome son in-law Travis

Jessica (one of Kara's friends), Kara, Trav and Brent before the Rodeo started looking forward to a fun time.

The Spooner Rodeo

Saddle Bron riding

Bareback riding

One of the acts this year was the One Arm Bandit. He rode his horse totally off his legs while herding his buffalo around the arena. And at the end of his performance, he herded them onto the top of his trailer...it was pretty cool.

One of the buffalo

The One Arm Bandit on top of his trailer

His buffalo on top of his trailer

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New Family Members

We have been plugging away here trying to get our yard finished and also the house organized. It has been a slow process as far as the unpacking and setting up the garage sale, but it is slowly happening.

I do have some exciting news, last week we added to our family.....25 Road Island chickens and a 5 month old 60 pd female Bloodhound pup. We named our puppy Nettie and she is a complete sweetheart. We named her after my favorite client at school, (I have a picture of her and I together in my last post) she is 94 years old and the sweetest lady you will ever meet. Brent has wanted a bloodhound for years and on Sunday he finally got his wish. My daughter Kara and her husband also bought one of the puppies......they bought a male and they named him Karl. He is a bit busier then Nettie or should I say A LOT busier....but Kara and Trav are handling it wonderfully and they love him very much. He even sleeps with them in their bed, I don't know how they all fit......uh youth is all I can say to that:) Nettie on the other hand, sleeps in her kennel in our laundry room. I have been dog-sitting during the day for Carl while they are at work so Nettie has had company during the day. They play and sleep all day in the kennel outside. That kennel is a blessing seeing that I will not let the dogs run through my house like wild animals. I told Brent, and he agrees, we worked way too hard on our house to let a dog ruin it. So, we are working on setting boundaries and learning manners. She is a very smart dog and seems to be a fast learner.

Here is Kara with her dog Karl

Brent with our not so little little girl

Nettie and Brent

And here are our 25 feathered friends, I have 21 hens and 4 roosters. They are growing so fast....I got them last Thursday, they were a day old. And today they are 6 days old and are already getting tail feathers. They are in a box under a heat light in our garage, but will be put out if the chicken coop soon. Can't wait to start gathering my eggs someday:)

Cute little chickies

Here they are growing like weeds....they are so fun!!!!
All these new adventures are filling our new homestead with love and happy memories and I am looking forward to many more to come!!! I LOVE being HOME!!!!

I am hoping to get my sewing room set up soon so I can start sewing up a storm.....I MISS SEWING SO MUCH!!!! Still waiting to hear about what is going on with my transferring to Rice Lake so I can finish up school....will keep you all posted on that.

Well, better get going so I can get something done today before I have to go to work. Oh, I don't know if I have mentioned that....I am waitressing at a bar/restaurant called "What The Heck". We have been very busy and I pretty run my butt off at work......oh well, the money is good. My daughter, Alyssa, works there too so I get to spend time with her at home here and at work which I LOVE!!!!!

Blessings....Rhonda




5 comments:

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wow! The rodeo looks like alot of fun ~ I haven't been to the rodeo in years.
Your puppy and you daughter puppy are soooo cute!
Enjoy your week!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Rhonda said...

Thank you Robin:)

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

I have never been to a rodeo, but it looks like alot of fun. I have a sister that goes to them. Oh, the pups are so adorable! I love how you chose the name Nettie for your pup...so sweet. Have a wonderful weekend.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Awwww....nothing cuter than a man and his dog...'Cept maybe a man with an apron on!! ;o) Love the name Nettie...so wonderfully old-fashioned - and then to have the wonderful namesake behind it, how sweet! Love your adorable little chicks....They're so dang cute when they're little like that! Good luck with everything - and congrats on the job! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

upnorth said...

I'm so happy for Brent and his new "gal pal". LOL!!!! I'm so jealous you got chickens!! See you soon. Earlene