Monthly Archives: January 2010

The Hill

Even though we missed the Blizzard of 2009 in OK, we still enjoyed snow in WI.  We went sledding on a hill on the back side of my dad and mom’s farm.  I didn’t know this hill could be so fun.





The boys rode on  the wagon behind the tractor with the sleds over to an area of the farm we call the back 40.  Justin didn’t even know that my parents own this land.





My dad used his new tractor he bought for himself for Christmas to plow a path for the sleds.





The kids were really funny to watch going down the hill.  We had two sleds with runners and one heavy duty plastic sled.  Jemma would start screamming about half way down the hill that she was going to fast and would try to slow herself down, or expect whoever she was riding with to slow down.





The boys looked like they were doing the bobsled run for the Olympics, the way they leaned into the corners as they went down the hill.





There was a barbed wire fence at the bottom of the hill, so they either had to go under or they had bail out before they got to the bottom.





This is my mom going down the hill.  She went down a couple of times and I did too.  It was a long hike back up pulling a sled.





At one point, Justin was walking back up the hill  pulling his sled as Will started going down.  At the last minute Justin stepped to the right as Will hit Justin’s sled and went flying left.  It was so funny to watch.  It would have been a great video for “America’s Funniest Home Video’s”  if I had taken the video camera with me.


Bill didn’t get to go sledding since he was recovering from his allergic reaction to splitting wood.

What a difference 4 months make!



These calves were all born this past spring. 






This is how big they were in July, when we were home.





Here’s the chocolate calf now.





This was the chocolate calf in July.





The calves are eating out of a feed bunk.





In July, the babies didn’t even hang around the feed bunks.





This was the bull in July.





Here’s the bull now.