Saturday I participated in my first longhorn show. I have two heifers (the only cows I own), and I decided to show them both, in two separate age groups. I've never "shown" anything in my life! My first heifer will be one in January, and I love her to death; I think she's gorgeous! There were four heifers in her age group. Well, we weren't last, but we did come in third. My second heifer will be two in January. She was the youngest in a class of five. She didn't win, but she came in second! I was so tickled! Of course first place would have been awesome, but I'll take second place any day. Funny side note -- You know what I was REALLY excited about? I backed my trailer in myself, and did a pretty decent job of it, too!
Apache, our almost two year old bull Late last year I moved an RV onto my parents' property, which is about thirteen miles from downtown Montgomery. I have loved every bit of it since! Life on the "farm" has many rewards. The rewards ... peace, contentment, seeing the stars, spending time with the animals, sniffing that good country air, hearing the birds sing (REALLY early in the morning), listening to all those bugs and frogs, and seeing the lightning bugs light up the woods. Wow! Nothing gets better than that. Since moving to the country, my menagerie has grown. Previously, I had a dog and one of my sons had a dog. Now that my son has moved out of state for college, I have a dog and my son's dog. And six chickens I raised from chicks (they each produce one egg per day, anybody like eggs? ), a beautiful golden palomino horse, and a white rabbit who has brown ears. How did that happen? Not only do I have my own animals, I get to enjoy