Sunday, April 26, 2015

Catching Up With Y'all

Sorry about the lack of posts...its been a little busy and I was away for a week. Everything's fine. My Mom had a surgery and she told me not to come since her best friend from CA was there, but they kept her an extra day and the minute I heard that, I threw some clothes into a bag and headed down. She's doing well - just needed a few extra days to recuperate and I'm glad I made the trip.

 We are thankful for the 2.3" of rain we had about 10 days ago. Looks like Texas is having a wet spring too.The Texas wildflowers are incredible this year:

DH and I also made a trip to the south part of the state

for another bull sale:

DH stopped to help a gentleman who had run over some fence. He had wire wrapped around both tires and around the axel. DH grabbed his handy dandy wire cutters and before long, everyone was back in business.

It was a 6-hour drive one way so that made for a very long day and we were awfully stiff when we unloaded back at the house after 9 that evening and tended to chores.

DH and I installed a new gooseneck in our pickup:


I ran off for the day with my 2 quilting partners in crime for a quilt show in Texas. They are so good for my soul. We all fell in love with this linen cotton blend and we all bought fabric for quilts. The feel of this fabric is just unbelievable. Now let's see how long it takes me to settle on a pattern.

and with all the time I've been spending in the pickup, I am contemplating a new hand sewing project:


I got back from Texas on Wednesday night about 9 pm and we were out the door before 6 the next morning. We started the day by butchering a beef - no photos - you're welcome. We hauled the carcass in to be processed, borrowed a big flat bed trailer from the Farm Store, drove west of town and picked up 3 fiberglass tubs (we plumb these in various areas to water the livestock)

 stopped for a very fast burger at the truck stop where we dined with some card playing racoons:

And a canoe filled with dubious characters:

drove back to the ranch and unloaded said tubs:

loaded a troublesome tractor onto the trailer:

 drove 80 miles south of town to the tractor doctor, drove back to town in time for DH's safari club board meeting, and chored in the dark once again.

As we were driving back to the ranch, I told DH that we sure did fit a lot into the day. He looked at me and said, "Honey...we ain't DONE yet!"

I'm fairly certain we were asleep before our heads hit our pillows.


Dorian said...

Busy, busy Karin, I've been wondering what you were up to. Glad all is well with your Mom.

Hilachas said...

Goodness, Karin. I can't even keep up with all you're doing. What a busy person you are and you even manage to get some quilting in. I'm working on a GFG already and loving it. Can't wait to see yours.

Tired Teacher said...

Such is life of the rancher and farmer! Your post brought back some good memories.

Love the fabric - the colors are luscious.

Glad your Mom is on the mend.

Sue said...

What a busy life you have down there on the ranch. ( or up there - not sure which) haha. Glad that at least you have time for some stitching. Makes it all worth while. :-)

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

LOVE the wild flower photo!! Amazing what a little rain will do!

Sounds like you are driving the tires off your truck for a bit. AND bought fabric, too! Are you feeding a bunch of cowboys soon??

StitchinByTheLake said...

Busy is right - I've had the same sort of week, but different. That makes sense, right? Love that fabric! blessings, marlene

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