Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wrangler Wednesday...5K, VBS, Farm Life & 2 Worn Out Boys

Life has been busy around the farm.
There are cows to milk,
show lambs to work with,
hay to bale,
and work to be done.

The boys have been working their lambs every chance they get...which lately hasn't been often.

Even the baby can walk one of the lambs.

Wyatt's taken up with this calf...he claims he's the calf's favorite person.

These 2 have decided our small garden is their kitchen.

And the baby is loving feed time...mainly because he steals some feed

But apparently that is exhausting.  

Last Saturday the local Young Farmers & Ranchers group hosted the 1st Annual Sara Ann Comer
#Run4Agriculture!  We had great participation and were overwhelmed with the support of our wonderful community!!

Right at 200 folks registered to participate.

We were very happy to do something for this wonderful family whom we all love very much!

As a mom I was super proud of this kid!  He had been back and forth since the beginning on if he was running or not.  He decided yes and finished in 43 minutes and some change.  He said he wasn't running for Ag but for Sara me that's perfectly OK.  

Needless to say the boys were worn out afterwards.

 Monday night started one of the craziest and awesome weeks of the year.
VBS or Vacation Bible School.  

This young man's face says it all!

I am so thankful that in our tiny church we have almost 50 people volunteering to help bring the word of God to our community children.  

Needless to say the last week (or ten) have been extremely busy.  

Until we meet again...


Friday, June 6, 2014

Teach Me Tuesday: June is Dairy Month!

I realize that we are officially over 1/2 through June,
still June is Dairy Month!

Obviously our family loves dairy products,
I mean at any given time in our fridge there is at least 1 gallon of milk,
multiple blocks of cheese, at least half a dozen yogurts, ice cream, sour cream, cream cheese, 
and lots and lots of butter.  

I don't make anything in our house that doesn't use some type of dairy product.
My guess is there probably isn't much many families make that doesn't use some type of dairy product.  

I thought I would share some facts about dairy products and dairy farming...

Curious about our farm?  
Learn more about our cows
Another post about milk

You can also watch these videos about our farm here and here.

If you have any questions I am always happy to answer them!

Until we meet again...


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thin Down Thursday: June Kickstart

I'm's been months since I did a Thin Down Thursday post.
I fell off the wagon...HARD!!

Life caught up with me and I pushed aside my fitness goals.
So how bad is it??

Well I definitely gained some pounds back!  
6 to be exact...

I decided a week ago that June was going to be my month.
This month I am going to kick my fitness goals into high gear.

What have I done so far?
1. Stepped on the scale.
I had to find out just how bad it was.  I also needed to know my starting point.  

2. Starting logging my foods again
Knowing what and how much I eat daily is where I see the biggest difference.  
I am able to gauge throughout the day where I am on my calorie intake and if I need to adjust.

3. Incorporate at least 20-30 minutes of activity into my daily schedule
This is another biggie.  Just being sure I am moving.  
Even if it is a SLOW (painfully slow at time) walk with the boys...
at least I am not on the couch :) 
Also because I usually do my "workouts" in the evenings if I have done #2 then I know if I need to add any extra in to offset my splurges.  

4. Ordered a FitBit
From all the reviews and product info I have read.  I feel like this is My Fitness Pal on my wrist instead of on my phone.  I will no longer have to be sure my iPhone has 50% battery life before I head out for a walk with the boys.  It can also track all my steps each day.  In addition I can monitor my steps, distance, or calories just by looking at my wrist and not have to log into my apps.  I'll let you know how this works out.

5. Reevaluated my goals.
In my last Thin Down Thursday post I had listed some basics which included 5 miles in 7 days and 6 Crossfit at home workouts.  My body isn't ready for that I learned.  I can do the miles but when I add daily crossfit to the miles I burn out because I become so sore by day 3 I can barely move.  I know stay with it and it will get easier.  Yes in some ways that is true but if I push my body too hard it will break as well.  I obviously pulled a muscle in my leg a few weeks ago and still recovering.  

With that said...
What are my goals this week?
1. Walk/jog/run/crawl 10 miles
2.  Complete Jillian Michael's Kettle-bell workout 4 times
3. Drink WAY MORE water
4. Track all my food for the next 7 days
5. Pray about it!

I'll check back in a week and let you know how it went?
Did you set new fitness goals 6 months ago?  
Did you meet them?  
I'd loved to hear your story!

Until we meet again,


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wrangler Wednesday: Oh the Place's He Will Go!

Oh my how you blink your eyes and your baby goes from

This sweet little guy you are bringing home from the hospital.  

To this...

A 6 year old who has mastered opening gates of all kinds!

Last weekend we had to find a few cows and calves who had wandered off.  
They had gone in search of greener pastures...

not really these 3 mama cows just like to test fence lines.  

On that adventure I learned a few things about these 2 farmboys of ours.  

1. Wyatt can now open every gate on the farm.

 2. Waylon is all about "calling cows".

3. Wyatt is in his element when he is surround by cows.

and 4. He loves to check calves, especially that bald face one ;)

Fast forward a few days.  
My oldest child has not only started kindergarten 

But now is heading out for his last day!!

As goofy as ever I might add!

His school had a Kindergarten Graduation

Complete with singing


and diplomas

It was wonderful, but bittersweet

The graduate was excited 

He got some brotherly love

some Momma love

and Daddy love.

After 180 days he finally let me get a picture of him with his teachers

We couldn't have asked for a better Kindergarten experience for Wyatt.  
Mrs. Knight & Mrs. Whitesides were amazing.  
They were kind and loving 
while providing the guidance and structure that Wyatt needed to achieve.  

We ended our last day of Kindergarten with a baseball game.  

It's hard to believe that the little guy above 

Is now this little slugger...

Can't wait to see what the next adventure will bring in the life of this young man.

Until we meet again...