Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Top Ten Finalist

I just found out that I picture I entered in the Beef Magazine photo contest made it to the Top 10!! I'm really excited. Of course, the picture includes Kelly Jo--I just know she will be famous one of these days! Please take the time to vote for this picture (#7) if you get a chance to help us win!! Just follow the link below the picture. Thanks!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Winter is Here

After it rained and was just below freezing all day yesterday, it finally turned to snow overnight. The winds picked up and we are now having gusts of 50 mph and it's below zero. We haven't had any weather close to being this cold, so it really feels bitter outside. I didn't have to go to work this morning due to the roads so I got to help Luke do chores instead.

View from the back porch this morning:

The cows looked pretty cold and were all huddled behind the grain bin. Needless to say, they were happy to see some hay this morning.

Kelly loves the snow! While Luke was feeding hay I snuck between the rows of hay bales to try to get out of the wind for a bit. Kelly was very busy running back and forth across the top of the rows of hay bales. This picture was taken as Kelly realized the cows were getting too close to Luke as he was taking the net wrap off the bale. She was gone the next instant--off to help him!

Oh Christmas Tree

We are spending Christmas in Montana this year, so we wanted to make sure to get our Christmas tree up early so we would have some time to enjoy it! The Sunday after Thanksgiving we headed out to our favorite tree farm in the middle of nowhere and picked out a good (and very bushy) tree!

That's the one! Luke came prepared with the chainsaw.

It took me about a week to finally decorate the tree and the rest of the house, but it's now looking very festive around here!

I had to throw this one in there--Luke and his "baby":