Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New digs for Lou Lou

As some of you know, we will be having baby pigs very soon (like in 9-12 days). One of our show pigs from last year, Lou Lou, aka "the racehorse", has been growing, and growing, and growing. We have borrowed a farrowing (?) crate from Michael Jahns (thanks Michael), and have poured concrete in her shed. Here are some pictures of the boys working hard, getting it all evened out.

We have set up the crate inside the shed and have hooked up a mister to keep her cool and also put a fan out there for her. She is so uncomfortable. She sometimes doesn't even want to get up to eat. Make sure you come by to see the baby pigs in just a few weeks. Baby pigs are so cute. Then they get bigger and turn into eating and pooping machines. Hopefully there will be some good pigs in there that Abbie will be able to show at the stock shows next year in February and March. So I guess now we are officially pig farmers. Yay for us?

Monday, July 27, 2009

Crazy life.....

Ok, so I am falling down on keeping up with my blog. We have been so busy I ususally just check my facebook to see what is going on around here. I'll probably have to do several posts to get everyone caught up.

First of all, I am an aunt! My brother Brian is a new dad. For those of you who don't know, no, he is not married, this is just a happy surprise. His name is Colt Dawson Jones and he was born on May 26. We have gotten to see him just one time so far, but pretty soon Brian is going to be getting him every other weekend, so we will have a baby in the house again. I couldn't be more excited. Here is a pic of him on his first visit to meet his Aunt Cathy, Uncle Steve and his cousins, Abbie and Shelby.

Welcome to the world Colt!
We are finished playing ball, for now. Both of the girls want to play in the fall league in Temple, so they are both on teams. It will keep us busy through the end of October. I can't believe I am even writing this down, but school will start in just over 3 weeks. Boy the summer sure did go by fast.