Friday, January 6, 2012

My Christmas break in pictures!

I had a wonderful Christmas break in Kansas with my family! It was so nice to just be HOME for a strait two weeks. I am a big home body. I am content with just staying at our house and hanging out with Mom, Dad, brother Beau, the cows, and having some major relaxation! It was perfect :) Here is my break in pictures (along with a few words...).
I was welcomed home by a foot of snow! It was wonderful. We have been really dry so the snow along with the rain that preceded it was the perfect Christmas present for the farmers! Brother Beau and I had to go out and clean the ice out of the tanks. It was about a foot thick...lots of ice! Ladies, he is available.  Comment for an application...of course I will screen all of them  :)
The bulls. Dad and I wanted to get some cool pics with the cake bin (the big white thing with the power cat) and the cattle but the bulls didn't want to be very photogenic. 
One of my favorite things about the holidays is cooking! Mom and I made coconut and chocolate meringue pies...YUMMY! 

Here is a picture of one of the calves that was born! Calving is my favorite time of year...this was taken just a few minutes after birth. The mama wasn't sure about pictures...she was already being protective.
The same calf at two days old...they are so cute! 

The weather was really nice so I was able to get some good pictures...

A sample... I will post more later!

Mom's side of the family came over for my "last beef dinner" before returning to Mississippi! It was absolutely incredible...I enjoyed every bite! I was spoiled by endless supply of beef when I lived close to home. Needless to say, I have a whole new appreciation for a good steak now! There aren't as many steak houses in the South...lots of chicken! I am learning to enjoy fried chicken though!

My reading material for the plane ride home. I forgot my magazine on the plane in the seat pocket so I hope the next passenger learned a thing our two about the cattle industry! 

That's it for now...look for more posts to come, thanks for stopping by!


blessed463 said...

You take wonderful "story telling" pictures Lyndi! Your pictures pull your reader into your story and make them want to know more. This is a GIFT that I am certain will serve you well in many creative ways in your chosen field. Great job, just keep doin ' what you're doin'! :0)

Dawson Cattle Company said...

I love the photos...and family time is awesome...