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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

AN OUTDOOR DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GRANDMOTHER...

OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY with my friend, SUSAN, is an especially fun day of the week...
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While Beautiful Daughter and JENT were doing THIS ....
The girls and I were doing THIS....
These are goats and sheep that belong to BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER'S father*in*law..
They are pastured on my daughter and her hubby's land.
There's an electric fence that is very HOT to keep these critters inside that pasture.
BUT....THIS DAY....they got out !!
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Now I was staying with my grands while Beautiful Daughter and hubby were
on a skiing trip in New Mexico.
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O M GOSH....no one to call except the sister that lives just down the road...
She came down and between the two of us and our vehicles,
we ran the goats and sheep back down to the pasture....
BRYNNA, grandgirl, hooked the fence back after it was trampled down...
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Now, how that fence kept from hurting those little animals is beyond me...
and I wondered if that fence was even HOT....
But...not a one of us wanted to touch it to see !!
:O)
An update on what we can eat these first 2 weeks on this SOUTH BEACH DIET...
Sugar free pudding made with skimmed milk..
I just put it in pretty glasses and gave it a sprinkling of fresh ground NUTMEG...
and, believe me...it was very good.
We were totally surprised!

And, I made shish kbob with extra lean cuts of meat, peppers, onions and squash..

Grilled outside.....DELICIOUS !!.......we didn't even MISS the potatoes !! (well, maybe just a tiny bit!)

29 comments:

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Wow, you had to round up the livestock...not something I've ever been called upon to do! What a beautiful family you have. And thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Light and Voices said...

I need to take a look at the South Beach Diet. I heard of it before but keep putting it off. White chocolate in a glass looks yummy! Thanks for the idea.
Joyce M

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Beautiful pics, BJ. Love the critters, they are sooo cool looking! Beautiful daughter too! And some neat looking menu ideas, thanks for sharing. Cindy

Becky K. said...

We had to help get a single calf off the road this week. One car coming toward us, and us backing up, the calf in between. Fun!
Actually since it was dark I was afraid a car would come flying around the corner and into us as we backed up. So, I was pretty much yelling the whole time!

Glad you were able to get all of the animals back into their fence!

Jo said...

Love your goats, and I have got to try the kabobs and sugar free pudding.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh my! Having to "rustle" critters back into their should-be place!! Add that to you list of Grandmother Duties, hu? ,-))))

And btw, 'Aunt Amelia' is very happy today, and I just had to share it. :-)))

Hugs, hugs, hugs...

Kathleen Grace said...

Your grandaughter is one smart little cookie to kow how to hook that fence back up! I'm going low carb too after getting on the scales after Christmas and literally screaming! The pudding looks great:>)

Brenda Eason said...

Girl goats are so tough I didn't know you could hurt them. My April has one they keep on a leash and he moves around and keeps the yard clean lol. He sleeps in a dog house.He sure didn't love that snow we got.
Your food looks great... we are watching the carbs too,but I just made roast and a huge salad. OMG that salad was great with all the goodies.

Helena said...

Looks like you had a fun day! Great photos!

Hootin' Anni said...

Good morning BJ...

What a wonderful post. Love your Brown photo on the sidebar.

And love your photo share on your blog entry today.

PS I lightened the sketches I posted if you care to come back and take a look again.

Happy Wednesday to you.

Deb said...

goats are fun....I don't blame you for not wanting to check out the fence...we have one to keep our bird dog in...some times we get in it...no fun....pudding looks good...

Shellbelle said...

Playing goat herder can work up an appetite for sure and it looks as though you found something both delicious and healthy to fill up on.

btw, I noticed you posted dessert first, my kinda gal!

Maryrose said...

Oh my, what an adventure getting the critters back to where they belong. I would have been lost.
What a gorgeous family you have. Food looks yummy and I hope you don't have anymore escapees.

Joops said...

What a fun day for the family. The kbabs looks good!

Snow no More for Outdoor Wednesday.

...... Kristina ...... said...

Hi Sweet BJ,
Is there anything you don't get up to? those cheeky little goats giving you the run around,beautiful daughter looks beautiful!
Did i see right SUGAR FREE? here on your blog wow only you could still fix something to die for and it be low carb.
Love Kristina XxX

chubskulit said...

Oh how fun!

My Outdoor shots

Theresa said...

Girl, is there anything you can't do? And... you don't look like you need to be on a diet! Enjoy your day dear BJ!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Now I wish I would have been there to see you sheep herding! You go girl!!

Those kabobs look great....really great!

Becky said...

Sounds like you are having a blast with those Grands!!!! I'm trying to be a good girl this year too, by going to the gym on a regular basis and eating the right foods!

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh how fun to be off skiing!
Ooooh that food looks heavenly!

Justine said...

It just figures that the critters would escape on your watch! I cannot believe you were able to get them all back in! And Brynna didn't look too afraid to touch the fence.

And ooh, those kabobs look delicious!

Justine :o )

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh my...panic! I think it is great that you got it under control.

These diets make us very creative don't they? I do find that everything tastes better when I only get it as a treat.

I have a giveaway on my blog today...you'll like it!

Sue

Mary said...

BJ, you are a woman of many talents :-). I'm really impressed. I hope you're having a wonderful time with those beautiful granddaughters. Have a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

NatureFootstep said...

seems like you had a great day :)

storyteller at Small Reflectionis said...

Wonderful photo story of this outdoor event ... glad everything worked out. The kabobs look tasty indeed!
Hugs and blessings,

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Oh my, beautiful daughter owes you big time!

jeanne said...

Hi BJ, your story made me laugh out loud. What an ordeal. I once was minding the 'farm' while my parents were on a trip. I use the term 'farm' loosely because when my dad retired he bought about 40 acres in the country built a house and had a few cows, hens and pigs. There was an old barn on the property. while I was there slopping the hogs, gathering the eggs with the meanest rooster one could find, and in general being a city girl for many years, I was out of my comfort zone. I went to bed and a knock on the door was a neighbor, saying the mother pig and all her piglets were running loose. PANIC! I called my dad and all he said was not to worry, they would all be back in the pen in the morning waiting for their breakfast. He was right. LOL.
I should do a post on this because there are lots of stories I could tell on this subject. IDEA!

I'm glad you were able to herd the goats back into the fenced area. I would not have touched that fence either. I have experienced electric like this and it is 'shocking' Laughing. I love your photos. I can see it now, you taking pictures while the herding was going on. The perfect Blogger's idea of a photo op.

Keep up the diet. The food really is good. Try the roasted veggies. They are soooo good.

Love ya girl, Jeanne

Lisa said...

Well I'm sure herding those goats was stressful when it was happening, but now it's a story you'll be able to tell and laugh about for years!

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