Saturday, February 20, 2010

Perfect Chamber Day

So this morning rolls around and this ole Horsefarmer gets out of the sack just like his ole Pappy (The Gentleman Farmer) used to ..... sometime around the 9:30 hour. Got my coffee and relaxed reading the morning paper (online of course) before heading out into this hard cruel world of work; and after a second cup of that good hot coffee, gathered tools and equipment and headed to the barnyard. Got to admit that the Barngoddess came trucking right along with me, and we were soon joined by My Noble Assistant (aka The Little Princess), we tackled completing the entrance way to the stable building. Just a little "L" shaped add on to keep that bitter cold north wind from blowing right through you when you are feeding and watering the critters. Now we have a Steer that has a dislocated right rear hip, and he gets around alright, but I can't see the agony of expense in putting him out to fix it. So that steer gets along right with the others, but we decided to feed him out and send him the way of the freezer. And we now have this added little critter (Dodge named a truck after it, but Dodge trucks are not neutered like this one is) a Ram that we put in with the steer because we really didn't have anyplace to put him that night. Needless to say the two of them have bonded, and now you can't seperate them. Look for one and the other is a few feet away. So daughter's friend and I had built the framework of the "L" and today Barngoddess, My Noble Assistant and I finished putting the tin on that framework. But first a picture of my bride of 36 years (come 4/19/2010), that beaut of a gal the Barngoddess: So to the Longroof and the Jeep and the Kid, (remember the COOP?), here are pictures of finishing the "L". Relax and enjoy, notice we are in shirt sleeves, perfect Chamber of Commerce day here, short sleeve shirt and I was still sweating. Bibbers on to keep mud off my good jeans. And the rest of the pictures, well the best one is actually a "video clip" and I don't know how to get it to down load here, so you'll just have to imagine what the picture showed. Me on a ladder putting in the final screws to hold the metal in place with my Noble assistant on another ladder helping hold the metal in place while feeding me screws. Tomorrow maybe I'll got out and take a final picture of the project, with the Dodge and the Steer in it too..... So that is what we did today.... after we put all the tools and excess material away, my Noble Assistant whipped my rear on the golf course, she shot 2 under, while I shot 6 over. But I beat her in the bowling alley..... and we sure did CELEBRATE LIFE............
videoCheck out that good soil, city folks pay big bucks for some of that soil, and I tell them Roy Blunt fertilizes it for me with his comments at photo ops and his "bus tour" see the Bus's blog (Linked above) for more info on Blunt's ability to vote NO to a stimulus package, and then take credit for getting the money to Springfield MO to support hometown projects.

2 comments:

longrooffan said...

Looks like fun horsefarmer. Glad you are getting a bit of warm(er) weather. To load a video, click on the button to the right of the add image button while on the posting page. Sometimes, my Polaroid and Blogger and Windows don't co-exist so I have to post through Mozilla Firefox. Good Luck and my love to you and the girls. johnjohn

Horse-farmer said...

John, I'll try tomorrow, old body says it's time to quit