Saturday, February 3, 2018

Joanns fun!

Our 4-H club helped with with our Texas Joanns Valentine Card making event.  It was good to put in some service!  The kids also had time to go and search for things for their storyboards.  At the end we went on a field trip around the store.  Malinda took the kids around and showed them different fabrics, how to find patterns, notions, etc.  Everyone had a good time, but it was a long day!

 Our group! 

So exhausted! 

Mhari and Bree doing laundry and hang tag presentations. 

Storyboard Workshop

This was our first time we attended our county storyboard workshop.  The theme is super heroes and villains. The kids all had a good time thinking of their inspiration and then figuring out what to create based on it.   

Sandra also got to help teach about the color wheel.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Fabric Fire

It is time for 4-H Fashion!  This year Grant got to teach about different fibers - natural and manmade and how they respond in a burn test.  It is a stinky job, but who doesn't love to play with fire?  Good thing they know how to be safe!

Fire, fabric, and learning!  Good times with 4-H!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Bison Fun

Jeff and I attended the Bison Winter Conference in Colorado.  It was fun to head out and learn so much more about buffalo and tricks of owning our own buffalo someday.  The last day of the conference we were able to go out to the stock yards and see the animals going for auction.  They are amazing!

We even took some time and hunted down the Scottish Highland cattle.  

 Selfie :) 

It was great to learn new things and we had a blast!  

Time to head home to the kids!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

New shirts

Our co-op came out with t-shirts for us to buy.  I think they turned out great!  We love co-op!

Sandra, Lorna, Mhari and Clark

Monday, January 8, 2018

Cast Away

The day has finally come for Talmage's cast to go away!  We have been no so patiently awaiting this day.  Talmage has developed into a pro on crutches.  He was pretty nervous to let go of them.  

Cutting away the old cast....

The atrophy of the left leg compared to the right leg.  Not as bad as I thought it would be. 

 Well, the cast went away, but he's not free yet.  He is now in a boot and has to continue to use his crutches to help him walk.  Talmage just got a lot slower!

I must say that I was not aware of the time frame involved with healing a broken bone.  I naively believed that once the cast came off we would be done.  Instead we will deal with the boot for at least another month while he tries to stimulate bone growth as he puts some pressure on it while walking with the crutches.  I'm exhausted and I'm not the even one with the broken leg ;(. 
It's a good thing Talmage is a good sport!

Friday, January 5, 2018

White Rain

Let the projects continue... with raining down the popcorn ceilings.  Sandra is my sprayer.  She soaks the popcorn so it will scrape off.  It is a labor intensive job... and super messy, but someone's gotta do it.  

Such a dedicated helper.  I secretly think she just likes to play with water :)

The popcorn ceiling ... so much work waiting.
 Let the white rain fall!

We may be a mess, but the ceiling is looking better!