Monday, October 30, 2006

A Beautiful Day

Today is GORGEOUS!!! It is very sunny and about 70 degrees. There is a wonderful breeze blowing. I have the windows open and am letting the fresh air in. All too soon, they will be closed tight for a long time.

I think my light brahmas are finally starting to lay. We have gotten a couple of pullet eggs the last few evenings. I am thrilled as our egg production has been way down.

Well, we got the milk cow home and got the other 3 cows to the butcher. God was really watching out for us. The butcher wanted the cows brought in to his place last night. We had one cow already loaded on the trailer. We had to get our 2 heifers into the trailer. We had help here which was really nice. The cows had no halters and they had not been handled. We were able to enclose them in the drive through on our barn. Then we backed the trailer up to the one end and some of the bigger guys walked behind them with a piece of fencing. They jumped right into the trailer. We were thrilled because normally loading any animal onto our stock trailer is a character building lesson. =) Michael and I left to take them to the butchers. We had to go through town and on out the other side. We finally got there and we backed into the unloading area. There are 4 tires on the trailer. Two on each side. We got out of the truck and the butcher told us that one tire on the drivers side of the trailer was flat and then one on the passenger side was going flat. You could hear the air rushing out of it. The sidewalls had dry rotted and the combined weight of the 3 cows must have been the last straw. God was really in this. First of all, after we loaded the three cows, they sat in the trailer for a couple of hours until it was time to go. We had gone ahead and loaded them while we had help. They were moving all around while in the trailer. We drove through town at 4:45PM on a Sunday evening. The tires could have gone flat in town and how would we have jacked up the trailer with 3 cows in it to change the tires? The butcher had a secure place we could leave the trailer until we can get up there and get the tires changed. Praise the Lord for His wonderful timing.

I have a cold right now. I have been having some trouble with my breathing and now this cold is not helping me at all. I really struggle to sleep at night. I am trying to drink lots of water and take my vitamins. I hope it goes away soon. It seems to be a mild cold for which I am grateful. I know of a friend who got a cold and then ended up with a high fever.

Hope you all are having this same beautiful weather. Enjoy the fall pictures if I can get blogger to upload them for me. It is acting up today. I may try again later.

7 comments:

Karen said...

vxfudMarci, we spent a good deal of time outside as well. The windows were open letting in the fresh, warm air. It was just glorious!

Good to hear you made it to the butchers safely. Which butcher do you use?

~Karen

Karen said...

Oops! Some of the word verification letters were accidentally typed onto your name. Sorry! I had to type in the letters twice, so some must have gotten onto the comment!

Clara....in TN said...

It was beautiful here today also. I mowed the yard and put some bulbs in the ground. Tomorrow another cold front is starting through. Burrrrrrr.....

Emily said...

The skies were beautiful today, sapphire blue with wooly white clouds, but the wind was horrendous as it has been since the weekend. So glad we took that old maple down! I hope the warm temps make their way over to New England. It looks like tomorrow will be pleasant for a change. Sorry to hear about your cold! I like steaming my face over a bowl of bowling water and thyme oil. Helps a lot with the breathing. And slather some menthol-based ointment on your sinuses before retiring for the night. Got any suggestions for a broken toe? (grrr....don't ask!)

Lynn said...

Hi Marci,
We had a beautiful day, if you like snowstorms! I think we may have received at least 6 inches, and it probably will stay until spring. Now to get used to winter driving ...

Lady_MSnow said...

With Ohio weather...just wait....if you don't like what we have today (rain and wind)...it will change soon. ;)

Marci said...

Karen, we use DeeJays in Fredericktown. We really like them. Our pigs are going to Sugar Valley up in Sugar Creek though. We could not get them in when we wanted at Dee Jays. Sugar Valley is our favorite butcher, but it is SO far away.

Oh Emily, how did you break your toe? Have you ever heard of Dr. Christopher supplements? I would rub his B, F & C on it. I am praying for you.

Lynn, do you all normally get that much snow this early? I like snow, but I don't think I would want to be up there in the cold and wind.

Melanie, that is for sure!!!