“Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”

For the most part we have had a pretty uneventful week. Wednesday we turned Katana and Dyna out into the pasture, she has been in with Reed. Dyna does not like Katana to have all that room, Katana has started hanging out with her brother, Dancin in the Dust, and her nonbrother, Ragnar, so Dyna cannot find her.

The kids have been busy catching their steers in the morning and tying them in the barn since they don’t have school. The steers have been doing great. Their next show is Saturday with the Jay Team. We also caught all of the little heifers for the first time, and tied up Zsa Zsa for the second time. The little heifers were little heifers. Some were good, some were bad, but mostly they acted like the babies that they are. Nothing was so bad that we turned it back out, but one was close! Ben didn’t find it amusing that one heifer could stand and jump up and down almost as high as he is tall.

Friday Anna has a summer kickoff party at her friend Daisy’s house. Her and her friends, Bella, Daisy, Brandy, Lily, Mackenzie, and Kassy are pretty excited to be in Jr High next year. Lily and McKenzie came to our house after for their parents to pick them up and they got to pet the bull.

Kade and Sonny got to go to their grandma Sherri and Papa Barry’s house for the weekend. They were pretty excited and had a great time. Like normal. Kade got to work on his welding skills with Papa, and Sonny got to watch TV, which IS his goal for the summer. I am sure they did lots more, but that is what I was told.

We also continued with our fence building projects. We were building fence for Reed’s pen up on a neighbor’s “back 20.” We worked on it Saturday and Sunday, and finally got it done. The weather was perfect as it was stormy, so not too hot. We were lucky and had Anna and Kaine to help us Saturday, so they drove as we walked behind putting in fence posts. But Sunday it was just Toni, Sonny and I, and Sonny is not quite old enough to drive. And he doesn’t like to help. He is more interested in running off to look at stuff. Half the time we build fence, half the time we are tracking that guy down. So there was more fence post packing and walking. Luckily we only had one side left.

There is also a doe living in there, hopefully she does not spook the horses through the fence. We did not spook her enough for her to leave. She just laid in the Russian Olive trees and watched us. So we got done and hauled Reed, Maggie, Lady bug and Pistol up there. They were happy to be out of the corral and have some grass.

And we let Sagebug have his pen and their pen. We now just have two horses in the corral to feed at night. Sagebug and Felix. This is about the least amount of chores we could have. That means it is time to add something else on. Like maybe get Bebe ridden, or halter break some foals, or something. I am sure we can figure out what to do with all of this “free” time.

The three older kids had a 4H meeting yesterday, so our friend Tennelle took them so we could finish the fence and get Reed moved up, or at least that is what we told her! No really, that is what we actually did. Thanks Tennelle.


I heard on the radio this morning some of the things that stop people from attaining their dreams. Fear is in the top 5. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

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