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Living in Missouri

In my last post, I was telling summer to hurry up and talking about how the weather was starting to warm up and school was dwindling down.

Well… I may have spoken too soon because it snowed this past weekend. Yes, I said SNOW on May 3rd. I was suppose to go camping in Branson, MO on Friday and Saturday with my sorority, but we decided for this rare occasion, girls didn’t need to get sick or have to freeze their butts off.

 snow car

The past three days have been in the 40’s and even 30’s and today it happens to be 60 degrees. Sometimes I just don’t understand Missouri weather.

On a side note, I only have 7 days left of school! Finals start next week and this week I am busy finishing up classes and preparing for my tests. I am ready to close up this semester and see what the summer has in store for me!

fountain

Spring is Here!

Spring is here! However, the weather is not getting any warmer at the moment. There was a chance of snow today back home which is not “spring-like” at all! Hopefully it will turn around soon because I am ready!

However, my brain is most certainly getting ready for spring. This weekend we went to pick out some of our new show pigs. These pigs are about 50 pounds right now and when we get done with them around the middle of August, they will weigh between 270 and 295. This is if everything goes right during the hot summer months. This includes no illness, keeping them cool and eating well.

Another thing that gets me ready for spring is school almost being out! I was informed today that we only have 6 weeks left. This means 5 weeks of school work and one week of the stressful studying of finals week!

Tulips

My Idea of a Spring Break

Where do I begin… This week I spent all of my time working at home. While most college students spent their spring break on a beach, I spent my moving cows and working with my show cattle. Of course, I would much rather do that than do the same thing for 5 days. Sure one day would be great, but I am perfectly fine where I am!

It also rained A LOT this week. Everything that was dirt and easy to walk on, soon became knee deep mud and we had numerous puddles.

This week was pretty laid back, however in a way, it was busy and it really flew by. My sister, who is a freshman in high school this year, was scheduled to have 4 softball games this week and they all got rained out except for 4 innings on Monday. So I booked my evenings with other things. We started our pig adventure on Thursday. We went to Thompson, Mo and picked out a couple potential show prospects. We all became pretty excited for pig showing season!

Saturday was our big day of working cows. I wish I had some pictures to show you, but I left my phone in the truck. I figured this was a wise decision considering I was on my horse, getting cows up, and messing around in the mud. I also lost my boot a couple of times in the mud, but I recovered. We rallied up cow calf pairs and moved them closer to make it more convenient. This is so the cows can be artificially inseminated this spring so they can have another calf crop.

This coming weekend, we are kind of switching gears from the mud to a cattle show. This is not quite as “messy”. Or however you may take it. We are traveling to Nevada, Mo and it should be an exciting time as always!

I wouldn’t change my spring break for anything. I had fun spending time with my friends and family, working in the mud, and riding my horse! Maybe some time in the next three years I will travel to the beach on a spring break, but until then I will continue to live the farm life.