It's been a while and I have enjoyed the break from the drama and it's been nice to have the email drop off.
But I got a note from a friend who said I should post an update so here goes:
We're having problems with the US Park Service coming on our land. Twice now they've cut our fence and tried to steal some of our tagged bison claiming they 'wandered off' of their land! They're clearly tagged as our bison but I guess if you're the government then it's okay to do whatever the fuck you want. We're probably just going to go back to Black Angus because this is too much hassle and we know we can't win. We just need to get the calves grown enough to sell and then we'll stop bison ranching.
Steve continues to work in the oil fields and he's got a pretty big crew working for him now. Enough of a crew that he is home at least one whole week every month.
And that has had predictable results! (-:
Macy and Cydne are pregnant again and Christie and I expect to be expecting soon enough. We've been loving having Christie home from her work and the house has been a lot more 'alive' with her home! The babies are all doing well. Christie's boy Eric is six now and he's a big help around the house. He can even drive the small yard tractor and he's pretty good at it! Of course, he only gets to do this with an adult right close by.
My twins are four now and Laura is reading and Patty is more the tomboy and is more interested in the animals than she is with things in the house and learning to read. My boys are doing well and toddling and my Sarah Michelle is still my momma's girl and has to be held a lot every day.
Church is good but we lost some members as people moved away looking for work. The oil boom has been wonderful for us but not every family is able to make money on it. Things are still hard for a lot of people.
I'm still quilting and manage to make about one a month.
The chickens are doing good but I'm down to about thirty of them because it was so much work.
We still have our Polish guys helping on the ranch and they are awesome! One of them brought over his wife and they live in one of the houses out by the main road. They're nice people and VERY Catholic and they know we're poly and we know they won't be. We get along really well.
Can't think of anything else to write right now so I will close up.
I'm still open to questions if anyone cares.
Love to you all!