Thursday, February 28, 2013

Good morning

I'm attempting to blog straight from my phone while out in the pasture. It seems to be working just fine.

So good morning everyone from Deep South Kikos!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Thankful For This Mishap

Yesterday morning as I was getting out of my car, I heard a hissing sound.....I knew right away it wasn't good. I follow the sound and walk around to the back of my car to find my tire going FLAT. I took this picture before it had finished that hissing at me.....My first thought was Oh great (sarcastically of course).  Then I quickly got to thinking about what if it had blew out while I took the kids to school.....Then I began to thank God for allowing me to make it to and from the school safely.

Then I began to think of how thankful I was that my husband had shown me how to change a flat tire.  So I proceed to take off the flat and put on the spare.  As I was letting down the car I noticed the spare starting to buckle under the was flat too.  I quickly raised the car back up. What in the world was I going to do? 

Get acquainted with this bad boy, of course!  I found a tire pressure gauge hanging in the barn (thanks to my husband's instructions ;)  and measure the spare tire.  It didn't even register!  I quickly aired it up, thanks to the air compressor.

It worked!  No leaks and I was ready to roll.  I'm talking, rolling in style with that spare.  NOT!  I'm telling you that is the most awkward looking tire! All I could think was if the tire didn't work I was going to have to figure out another mode of transportation to pick up the kids from school.  So thankful that it worked because if not, my only other option besides horseback would have been ........

"Sammy" the farm truck.  Notice the longhorns strapped to the top?  Do you think the kiddos would have minded me arriving to the school in front of all their friends announcing I was there to pick them up?  

So yesterday's mishap caused me to be thankful of many things......
  • Thankful that we had a safe trip that morning before the tire went flat
  • Thankful that my husband had shown me the how-tos of changing a tire
  • Thankful that I knew this time where to properly put the jack under the car....unlike years ago when I almost jacked a car up with the jack placed directly under the oil pan.  In my defense, it looked like a good big flat surface perfect for the car jack. 
  • Thankful that my husband takes care of the vehicles maintenance....I am no mechanic
  • Thankful that we have an air compressor and I know how to use it
  • Thankful that the spare tire worked 
  • Thankful that I had a back-up vehicle to use......even if it was good Ole Sammy!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Unanswered Prayers

My grandmother sent me a program book that she had at her home from back when I was in our county's Junior Miss program. I flipped through it and got a pretty good giggle at seeing my "profile" in the beginning of the book. You see when I was growing up, I understood that to be successful you had to go to college and get a degree in the medical field. Like, become a doctor or something along those lines. If I achieved anything less, I feared that I would be truly unsuccessful in life.  I had visions of becoming a career woman and not really interested in ever getting married and having a family.  So, so, so funny...........

Little did I know at this time!

Thank God for unanswered prayers!!!  He had a plan for me, and it has turned out to be way more amazing than I could have ever imagined!  I am not a doctor of any kind.....I did graduate from college and become a nurse.  But you see, there was this fella by the name of Shane, that walked into my life when I was least expecting it.  That whole never getting married and having a family thing, went right out the window!  We have now been together for a total of 13 years and happily married for 11 of them!  We are the proud parents of 2 amazing children that bless me daily with their presence.  I've chosen to stay at home on the farm for the past 7 years and it has been the most fulfilling thing I could have ever done.  In essence, I am far more successful than I could have even imagined back in high school!  I mean after all, I get to look out my window every morning and see that I'm surrounded by cows, goats, and horses!  Who wouldn't want that life?!   :)

Have a great weekend everybody!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Horse Ramblings

Just an update for those that were asking about how Ginger is doing. This is the most recent photo that I've taken of her. She has come a looong way since she first came to us. I am really enjoying learning how to teach ground manners by watching YouTube and then turning around and putting them to use with her. She's still a little weary of anything strange, but she's getting better.  She does catch on to her lessons pretty quick. I never thought that I'd enjoy it so much.  I think I may have to keep her!

New pic of Ginger

I mentioned in a prior post about Shane getting a new filly that is a full sister to our Little Rock.  He is having to work with her a good bit.  She doesn't want to be caught at all.   It's giving him a little extra to do; you know, since he doesn't have anything else to keep busy.  :) 

Shane working with Rockette
I've been busy with working with Ginger, trying to start running ( a whole other story in itself ), and I'm also in the process of answering "interview questions" about our farm.  Exciting things are going on around here.  Hope to get back into the swing of things with this blog.  Hope y'all have a great week!

Monday, February 4, 2013

God Made A Farmer

If you haven't seen the "Farmer" commercial made by Dodge, you can see it here. I thought it was a great one!  So blessed that we get to live this life everyday!