Sunday, November 16, 2008


We made it. And we didn't have to stop on the way out to shoot that stupid bull.....although it was close.

4 hours with a truck, trailer, a nervous bull who COULD NOT stop pacing, and 2 kids. The bull wouldn't stand still - so the truck and trailer swayed side to side and back and forth - for 190 miles at 65 mph. I wanted to tear out my hair the rocking was so bad. The kids were great - other than stopping every hour or so because they "HAD TO GO." But really, it wasn't bad.

A day and a half really wasn't long enough. All of Todd's family is back there. We got there about 7:30 (left our drive at 3:45), and it was go nonstop.

From riding and driving horses - I don't have pics of them driving the cart and horse:(:

I'd love to buy this horse for Jessie and Tyler, but we already have 3, one of which is just as good as this horse, if I'd work her a little bit and she went on a diet:). He's for sale, so maybe next spring he'll still be around and we can think again.

Tyler wanted this horse, but she's only 6 and isn't finished off yet in her training:

To playing in the pig barn:

To looking at the million calves they raise every year (this is a very small portion of them).

Then this morning we loaded up the new bull, put the truck in the wind and headed home. There was a steer calf back there that Todd's uncle kept telling us to load up and bring back home for Jessie to show next year at the fair. We should have. Really should have. But we were afraid the bull would be a moron (which he wasn't) and we pulled in about 2:45 (left out there around 11 or so).

Videos of the kids riding to follow.


isolada. by design said...

Oh, Wow! So good you made it back home safely. The horses are beautiful that the children rode. You never know what can happen as farm as bringing one home.

It just looks like it was a nice weekend from the horses to the pigs to the million calves. It's nice to live a good, wholesome farm life here with you & your family. :) Ana

trendy georgia said...

Gosh I envy your life! Horses and farms and kids riding. Thats exactly what i had growing up and what I want for my children now!
The heat has gone suddenly today and there are winds and some rain that are playing havoc with my outdoors christmas display- ah well the best laid plans! Although Im fond of the sun now and then while melting outside I think how nice it would be to have snow and inside cooiness at Christmas
love Cherry

Lib said...

Hi Kris,
Glad ya'll had a safe trip! Looks like a fun one also!
Hope you have agreat wk.

Anonymous said...

WOW! I'm glad all of you got back home safe and sound with a new bull!!
Hope you will keep us update how he is getting adjusted to his new life with you! (lol)

Gina said...

Glad you had a good time and you all got back safely

Love and hugs Gina xxx

jacquie said...

that trip would have scared me to death. i bet you are so glad to have him delivered.

Anonymous said...

"Had to go"...I understand...but usually it is me! Whenever we travel, I am the one stopping every hour. The family goes nuts traveling with me!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! What a trip!! Glad you're all home safely. You would have found me in with the pigs!! I sooo want some. Have you guys ever considered them?