Sunday, September 30, 2012

Weaning calves

Yesterday, we spent the day up in Dry Head weaning the calves and bringing them home to the Asay farm. This year's team consisted of Christian, Daniel, who drove trucks back and forth between the mountain and the farm, Jacob, Grandpa Asay (drove), a group of people with the Snells (who own the land that the Asay's run their cows on), Kasi and Britt, Grandma Asay and the boys and I. The guys made two trips out to gather cows, and we sat back while the kids played and cooked hamburgers for lunch. The boys, as usual, had a great time riding and playing with the other kids.I love going into Dry Head this time of year because the trees are starting to change and it is just beautiful!  The weather was just perfect with just a few drops of rain as we were packing things up. It won't be long, until they go back in and bring the rest of the cows home until next summer.
Landon and Christian. Landon is wearing a cowboy shirt that was Christian's when he was about  this age!

Checking out the cows. Landon LOVES cows and can tell you what they say when you ask him.

The guys getting ready to load a group of calves into the truck.

Loading them up!

The boys had a great time playing up in the trees. They had a little club house up there that they kept going to .

Christian, grandma Asay, Jacob, Robbie, Carson and Kalen talking with Cory Snell.

The guys headed out on the last ride to gather another group of cows.

A look at the corrals from on top of a little hill.

Travis and all his "guns" that he found on a walk that the kids took.

Landon and Britt playing in the dirt.

My cowboy, Travis heading out to help gather the last of the cows.

The last group of cows coming in.

Pushing the cows into the corrals.

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Carson, Daniel riding with Travis and Christian getting a couple of strays.

Carson on his favorite horse, Chief.

Landon and uncle Jacob.

Landon really enjoyed a piece of jerky someone gave him.

Separating the mama cows from their babies.

The kids ate their lunch on the hill on a rock.

Grandma Asay cooking some yummy burgers!

Landon was so excited to see his dad once he got back from finding cows!

Our family after a day of rounding up cows!

Jacob, Christian and Daniel

Christian took Travis and Carson out for a ride after they had gathered all the cows. They were so excited to be able to ride with their dad. They both LOVE riding horses.

Friday, September 28, 2012

The move!

We closed on our house September 4, but we didn't officially move in until September 13th. We spent the time between our closing and moving day packing, painting, canning and other various things. We were so glad to actually be in our new house when the time finally came.

Here are some before and after pictures of our painting. The couple that lived here before us had some pretty bold colors on the walls. Being the boring people we are, we painted over everything with a very neutral beige/tan color.
The kitchen before.
Another view of it.

The after.
Travis enjoying a snack while as we were getting ready to paint.

The living room before.
Living room after. I haven't put up any decorations yet, so the walls are pretty bare!

Travis even got to help up paint in the kitchen.

Travis, my mom and my dad helping paint.

It was hard work painting, so of coarse we had to take a break fro some McDonalds!
Landon was kept happy with treats in his stroller so he wouldn't get into the paint...

Until we took our eye off of him the last day and he got covered in paint!

My dad risking his life to paint the trim above the stairs on the vaulted ceiling! It was too scary to watch but he was super dad and got it all done! Thanks dad!!
Christian and my dad trying to paint the rounded corner that came from the living room wall to the kitchen ceiling. It was not an easy as it looked. We still have to do some major touching up in that area.

My mother in law came and taught/helped me can some peaches and pears one night after painting. We are excited to have them to eat this winter.

Landon was a really good sport about the whole moving chaos. Here he is enjoying a corn dog while we worked in the kitchen.

Travis was a great helper move stuff out to the trailer!

My dad carrying out a load of boxes!

One of the highlights of the new house is the large jetted tub! The two older boys couldn't wait to take a bubble bath in it after we moved it!

Since we have moved in, Landon has really enjoyed the view from the patio! My dad put up a great barrier so he wouldn't fall down the stairs! He can still see the kids but isn't able to escape!
Another highlight of our new house for the boys has been all the kids to play with in the neighborhood. We have a great neighborhood with quite a few kids. The boys have had a blast riding their bikes up and down the street to visit their friend's houses and play. Here they are with a couple of boys from down the street under our deck building a little town in the dirt.