Friday, August 27, 2010

have to laugh, life changes

i often laugh with my mom about my life. for example i used to buy magazines like cosmo, vogue, or nylon but now a days i buy grit, mother earth news, countryside,and hobby farm. Not only do i buy these magazines but i get excited when i see new ones! My book collection is growing with tons of books on farming and livestock. And i have to laugh about it, its a drastic change but a loved change. I used to dress nice and wear skirts or dress pants and heels to work but now i wear cut off pants and mud boots to work.I dont spend an hour before work doing my hair and make up, i just brush thru my hair and put a headband on. It would be silly to wear make up to work, who knows maybe the cows would like it. i would have never have stepped out of my home without make up on in orange county. i rarely wear it here. my going out outfit is my jeans a t-shirt and my cowboy boots. i used to go out a lot, now i just dont. like tonight i went to dinner with my mom and dad then to the bookstore. that my going out now. haha we were all tired and ready for home by 10. i used to text 3,000 times a month on my phone now i dont even have a phone. i get excited about going to the feed store in dibble to pick up horse feed. my favorite restaurant might just be condemned in orange county. my car doesnt stick out because its an older model but blends in because it is not new. one of the best things is i used to be the big girl but here i am good lookin. i just have to laugh. things here are different, really different, and i love it. things that use to seem so important seem just so trivial. people are what matter here not what the people have. people asked me before i left orange county, "oklahoma? whats in oklahoma? just rednecks." well let me say i have never been so happy in my life. people here are friendly, giving, and true to themselves. i wasted so many years of my life. i try not to think about it because i get mad at myself for trying so hard to obtain emptiness.its amazing that when you give up you really win. i have come to a place where the simple things mean the most. after all we are just dust in the wind in the end and our possessions will just rust and fall apart when we are gone, but our legacy will last forever. I honestly couldnt go back to where i was before.I would never want too. I encourage all of you to look at your life and re prioritize things. is it really worth working more and giving up time with family and friends for a new phone or shoes? simplicity has brought me happiness i hope it brings you the same.
PS I just bought a pink tool belt for workin with my dad!!!
as always, LIVE,LAUGH, and above all LOVE.

Monday, August 23, 2010

to much tv for me...

i know i have watched to much tv. why? well i love the man vs wild type shows and a show called the colony. all about how to survive in a world with no power.it has got me a little paranoid about the future. like what happens if God lets us go without power? what then? i know what,mass chaos! people will go nuts and start doing none civilized things. and then i wonder am i strong enough to survive and keep my kids alive and safe.its not that i dont think we could live off the land out here because we could, its people that scare me the most. you could see how a mind could wander on and on. but i cant stop my obsession with these shows. a new episode of the colony is on tomorrow night and i am excited. and yes i sat thru 3 episode in a row of dual survivor tonight. good thing my dad loves these shows too or i would be the only survival geek in the house.
it makes me look at what we have now and i am extremely thankful.

Friday, August 20, 2010


what a wonderful afternoon i had. i was able to go with my mom and aunt out to the dibble feed store. that is such a beautiful ride. its amazing you look out the window of the nice cool car and see a breeze blowing, gorgeous blue sky,and puffy white clouds totally thinking wow what a wonderful day to be out, then you step out of the car. well needless to say its hot. but the scenery from a window says come on out side.it wasnt to bad outside today just about 98 degrees or so ;)ha! any ways....
i think we had a great drive. then when we got home i moved dixie out into the round pen for a while to graze and such. she thinks shes such a big shot out there. so i cleaned out her stall, whew, maybe not the best idea in this heat. i was doing great in the breeze and then all the sudden boom i got dizzy and my heart started pounding! i went inside and had some water. mom and dad came home about 15 minutes later and looked a bit concerned at my beet red face. well i cooled off and went to walmart with mom and ethan. you know i always get mad at her for getting him stuff when he asks. i tell her to say no and to stop spoiling him, ha i think i let him get almost everything he asked for!! he is so sweet when he asks for goodies. then i took him to the dairy to get some milk and he got the tour from me. i took him down into the "pit" where we milk the cows and i hooked up a couple for him to see. it was great to show him where his milk comes from because we then went up and got our milk from the tank. i so enjoyed sharing that with him. when we got back in the car mom said yuck you stink so i had to shower when i got home.
it was our last dinner night with the branco's, they are heading back to california tomorrow morning. poor souls, you couldnt pay me enough to go live there again. the climate isnt good enough to balance out the rest... moving on... we had a good night. we will all certainly miss them. i am sure they will be back soon. oklahoma is beautiful in the fall. such gorgeous sunsets! i love it here and i think i have done well with the heat this summer. ok thats it i'm sleepy and cant think of anything that might be of interest to you. i am sure there are more adventures awaiting us tomorrow.
live, laugh, and above all love.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

content

as i lay in bed tonight again my brain runs wild.things i have to do, things i should have done or said or maybe not said ;). Lately i have less negative thoughts running through my mind at night or in general. My days are good as are my nights. i have not been this content with life ever. night used to be so lonely and scary for me. for years i would wake up from night terrors. as some of my friends have pointed out i used to move a lot in my sleep. my dreams were usually nightmares always in a constant battle with someone or something.and i used to attempt to dull my pain away or drowned it out. well i can say that is not the case anymore, i wake up content. i look froward to my job and i become a better mother everyday.I am truly blessed. I learned a lot about gardening this season....next year i will have a super sweet garden! i enjoy my animals (my sweet blue is laying next to me sleeping as i type this)every animal has its own personality and they are so fun to watch. needless to say every animal on this property is spoiled! all though i did lose my favorite bantam rooster elvis.that was heart wrenching for sure. i miss his cocky little attitude everyday and how he strut around....sigh....... on the bright side joseph had taken some pictures of him the day before and will bring them over tomorrow! i will be posting them of course. i am looking forward to colder weather and turning my soil for next year. thanks to the horses the soil by next spring will be rich and fertile!!!! i tell you what i just have good things to look forward to!
emily is in cheer this year and she is perfect for it! wait till i post the videos and pics! noah has been working out at the gym with grampy, he can bench press 50 pounds!!! oh and he runs on the treadmill for 10 minutes, it has been wonders for his self image to go there. he feels so good about himself! i tear up thinking about how big he is and how well he is doing, he has had a bumpy road as well. time heals. ethan is doing great, although the other day he didnt want to get on the bus to come home from school so he tells the principal " i'm sorry for the trouble but i am not getting on the bus" how cute! rebellious but what a great sentence! i see growth everywhere in my kids. my dad is back from denver and i am looking forward to working on some projects with him. he is so good for the kids we kinda floundered with out him. my mom is of course happy to have him back. and what is great is he stayed home so mom and i could go out grocery shopping! we enjoyed a nice lunch out and a not rushed shopping trip. oh i have forgotten to mention my thumb got caught in between a cow hoof and a hard place. ouch did that hurt. i really thought it was broken at first it hurt so bad. but its not just a little tenderized.i guess thats it for now. i have some great pics to share once i get a new sd card usb adapter thingy. i wish i had some phrase to say at the end of my posts like my mom does...... i'll try a couple out i guess, live, laugh, and above all love!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

eric plummer is different

i was watching a video clip of my niece and it occurs to me how different my brothers life is then mine. the difference between good life choices and bad life choices and how we have let them effect and mold our lives. Eric has a very different personality then i do. He is gentle and thinks and talks everything to death, where as i can be a little rough around the edges and should slow down and think more before i speak. I am quick to anger he is not... maybe because he talks it out first or thinks it thru.i however will jump on your ass for pushing my buttons. we have both had spouses who cheated on us. he was fortunate enough to get the hell away from her faster than i could my ex spouse. luckily he has found a woman he loves and they have 2 beautiful children. you know i feel so far from him physically, mentally, and some how feel lower than him. he is a great man and i guess i have always been jealous of his quiet calm demeanor. i would like him to be closer to us. my sons would learn so much from him. i miss you eric, even if you are suburban ;)
he lives in a nice suburban area in colorado where as i live on 10 acres in the heart of oklahoma. he works in a nice air conditioned office where as i am a dairy lady. i love my job, not quite sure he does his. he is flexible and will bend over backwards for people i however probably wouldnt, maybe if your one of the few people i like and trust. however we both have big hearts love our families and have always deeply loved each other( you would have to after sharing a room off and on for near 15 years). God could havent have blessed me with any one person better than eric to call brother.even when he is mad at me it almost always is justified and makes sense even if i dont want to hear what he is saying.
I am probably rambling here but this is what consumes my heart and mind tonight. I have let him down on so many occasions and i hope he forgives me for my insanities.
ha i could go on but wont cuz i am super sleepy

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

so much

I have been wanting to get blogging again for a while now but i have so much to say i dont know where to start.

I have started working at a small dairy down the way a bit. I love my job and wouldn't go back to retail for anything. I really enjoy working with like minded people.The cows are treated wonderfully and some are super cute. by some i mean all the cows and babies, the bulls creep me out a bit. they seem sneaky eyed like they are lookin for a little mischief.Plus there balls are huge!! I know the jersey dairy cow isnt going extinct anytime soon with those massive nuts hahaha.
This is a great place to bring in the do you know where your food comes from topic. I do I produce it!!.
My chickens have started to lay eggs and they are so cute and tiny. Emily had 2 tiny ones for lunch and she loved them. My kids love knowing where there food comes from and that they have had a hand in it.I have been truely blessed to feel so at peace with most of my food. Soon we will by our own steer for beef. I dont mind eating meat as long as i know it had a great life and was put down the best way possible. Now do i think we as americans should consume as much meat as we do? No its just gluttony on our parts.
The family has been swimmin in the Branco pond. I thinks its a massive pond like almost the size of the purcell lake. maybe not that big but close. its amazing to see my kids grow and experience life like they do here. Land is so freeing. It gives kids room to grow and imagine and discover. You cant teach in a city school what my kids have learned out doors here.Between the weather and bugs the garden and livestock they have a great grasp at the smallness and greatness of creation. Life is fragile but perseveres. What a life lesson!!Life is a precious gift for sure! Lets take care of our life and the life around us so our great great grandchildren can be in awe of it as are my kids and myself

Sunday, August 1, 2010

farm days and the farm troll!

wow wow wow I have had some busy days. I am so tired tonight i dont even know how to get it all out to you reader and have it make sense. But i have to try because i have had so much fun.
Lets see here. Ah yes I will start with Farm Troll Friday:
As I have mentioned in previous posts Feta the goat keeps getting out. Friday i figured out how, but not before my chickens found their way out . At first it I was in quiet panic as i saw two chickens hanging out by the fence. So i cornered them and lifted up the fence and they ran in... away from me as if i am trying to hurt them, sigh silly girls. And then my heart drops when around the corner i see my biggest girl laying motionless in the grass. I ran over thinking Oh Jesus please not this one. This one is Rosetta, my daughters chicken. Just as i am aboutto get to her Blue runs up from behind me and grabs her by the neck. I tried to run faster and was screaming bloody murder. I was in such a panic!! He looked at me and i think realized mommas not ok with his game and droped her. There was feathers everywhere. I swooped up my Rhode Island Red and thank you Jesus she was still alive and well!! Frazzled and missing some feathers but ok!
So i proceed to fix the fence and pound in at least six more posts to connect to the fence. Mind you this entire time i could have fried and egg on the dirt road in front of my house. Actually i would go as far as to say i might have been able to bake a loaf of bread in the car! I roll out more chicken wire and such all while my lovable and slightly mischievous feta is at my side. Yes she makes it difficult but I cant get mad at her because she is so dang cute!! Just as I finish the fence I look out and see my pony Dixie is loose! And she is causing a ruckus, she is grazing very close to our stud and shall i say teasing him a bit. The mares and filly were running around in their pens and making such noise. At this point Dixie starts to run around, acting the fool in my opinion, and i feared Handsome Mr. M would break free and try to mount my tiny little pony! So I run out to try to catch my feisty girl. She did not behave as she should have. Normally she walks up to me or i to her with no fuss at all. Not that day!Needless to say Mom came out and helped me get her in. Whew! Now i do not at all understand how she ever got out in the first place. She had snapped all the tie downs. I dont think she could ever accomplish this on her own. Then Ah Ha! it all made sense, it was a farm troll. It let out my chickens, prompted blue to attack Rosetta and let the pony out!! If I ever catch up to you farm troll your ass is grass!!! That was not funny to me at all sir.
Saturday:
Saturday was my first day at the dairy. I really had no idea what to expect but was extremely eager to find out. Now let me tell all you fancy pants Actors or Models no job is as sexy as mine. AHHAHAAHA Honestly its not that easy but i think i did ok my first day. I fed baby cows, awww. and wait for it ....... got sprayed with poop on my shoulder and back. And by the way Shelbi thank you so much for getting that off for me.Now guys dont get jealous here, i get to soap up and and wipe off tits all day.LOL!!!!! I tell you what the milking machines are tricky tricky. and each nipple is a different shape. Some ladies ( as i call the cows ) have huge nipples others have smaller ones and some have Five!! The Milk Maids have been such a huge help!! Yep Paige thats what i am calling us!!
Well i am tired and will write about today with tomorrows post. You'lll have to wait sorry. hehehe.