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Monday, July 30, 2012

Crystal Cattle is MIA

Have you noticed?


Have you noticed that I fell off the face of the Earth for most of July. Just so you know the following things that did not happen to me. 

A. I won a million dollars and ran away to an inhibited island
B. I travelled to Canada and was kidnapped by polar bears
C. I decided that Internet was useless, and staged a revolution

Things that did happen. 

I got really busy. "Yeah, yeah, yeah. We all get busy" is probably what you are saying. So what was I so busy doing? 

1. I went to six different different national cattle events. What are these all about? They are week long cattle shows, where young cattlemen have the opportunity to not only show their cattle, but to also compete in educational contests. My husband was very glad I was home after five weeks on the road. 

My trusty luggage that traveled all over the country with me. 
A good friend of mine showing. Their family is from California and they were reserve overall at one of the shows. 
My on my very last flight of the summer. 
2. I began working on my residency paperwork. Someday, I'll write a whole post on this. But the quick version is: I'm originally from Canada, I have had worked visas in the past, I got married this spring, and now I am applying for residency. 

That's the stack of paperwork that has to be filled out.
3. We've been trying to get lots of work done on our own farm. The Boy was a trooper through June and July taking care of everything at home and on the farm by himself. However, now that I am back it is time to kick things into gear. We are getting cattle ready for the Iowa State Fair. This means brushing, washing and teaching the cattle to lead - basically a lot of time a the barn. And because of how hot it has been we usually don't start this work until after supper. Long days. 

To reward you, and to entice you to all start reading again I think we should have a giveaway. How about a boot giveaway! Tune in tomorrow and you'll get all the details. Plus, leave me a comment. I would love to hear how your summer has been. 

22 comments:

  1. Oh, my, dear lady...I have had numerous friends work on their paper pwork after getting married to stay in the US. What a giant pain in the butt-I feel for you.

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    1. Thanks Cheyenne. Piece by piece I am getting through it.

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  2. I feel like I haven't really had a 'summer'! Summer seems like a season to slow down. I feel like it speeds up!
    And I'm pumped about the boot giveaway! :)

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    1. I am in love with these boots. I think you will be too.

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  3. Glad to see hear you a blogging again.Good luck with your residency paper work, my sister found it difficult, your lucky yours doesn't involve children too!

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  4. Glad to see hear you a blogging again.Good luck with your residency paper work, my sister found it difficult, your lucky yours doesn't involve children too!

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  5. It was great seeing you TWICE this summer!! Glad you survived your tour of breeds!

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  6. Yeah! Glad to have you back. Maybe your jump back in will motivate me to start again too! We are breaking calves this week too; it's my absolute favorite time in the barn!

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  7. Heather GJuly 30, 2012

    Yay, glad to see your back! I have been missing your post! As for my summer, it has totally been wrapped up in wedding planning! I know you don't know me but I enjoy reading your blog as I can relate to the things you post about! Oh and I do need some boots for the wedding! haha

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  8. Yay, glad you're back!!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  9. I almost wish you had been kidnapped by polar bears in Canada, then I would get to see you this summer. Glad your summer is going well, but missing you.
    :( xoxo Mom

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  10. I found myself thinking a few times about where you went :) Glad to see you're back!

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  11. Great to have you back!!!!

    I've been kidnapped by black bears and don't expect the Mr. will pay the ransom until next week, so I know how you feel ;)
    ~Suzie

    P.S. where's the fashion diaries with those flip flops you had on over on Instagram????

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  12. Glad you're back. You even have a cute MIA picture lol.

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    1. She is quite adorable, isn't she?

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  13. Yay! Your mom's post made me sad. I did get to see you twice this summer, so that's a plus!

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  14. Heather a.July 30, 2012

    The post it notes that my 7 year old won by spinning the big wheel at JNHE, well he needs them for school, so thank you! Can't wait for more post from another Hereford lady!

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  15. Great seeing u in NE. Glad ur back to blogging, so I have something good to read while drinking my coffee or wine (depending on what time of day it is!)

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  16. Glad your back!
    Boot giveaway...HOW EXCITING!

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  17. Summer is such a crazy time for blogging, there are so many great things you want to capture but it's hard to keep up - or at least that is how I feel right now!

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