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July 21, 2019
Photography... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full



My daily photos, as I walk through the yard

each day, are starting to pile up,

I thought I would share some with you...

enjoy!



Welcome......top of the driveway





Hosta......after the rain





Spider Web....by the barn gate





Poppy....after the rain









Sparky and the hens





Flower bed...back yard

I use metal bed frames as fencing.




Sparky and Goldene





Thunbergia Vine...aka Black Eyed Suzy Vine






Yearling Cattle...at the back yard fence





Guest House...in the back yard

This is where I store my quilts.




 Lemonade Stand





Grape Arbor

To the left, you can see the ...

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April 21, 2019
Yearling Cattle....Spring 2019 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


 Three Generations of Kessi's

are working yearling cattle today...


The calves will receive fly tags...




vaccinations...




Ruby Jean

She is a replacement heifer





Shasta

also a replacement heifer





We have great help today...

She is learning to fill syringes and give vaccinations





Filling Ear Tag Pliers and

filling syringes



Do you remember Ollie?


Here is Ollie with his mama....Spring 2018

Ollie was our first calf born last year.




This is Ollie today.....One Year Old










These black calves won't be a year old

until the end of May to early June...







We are freeze branding today:


The ...

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April 18, 2019
Tractor work in the Hay Fields... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


It's that time of the year....



Time to fire up the tractor and...

drag mole hills !





I am in the hay field with the bulls today...






they are good company !






Knocking the mole hills down helps to keep

our hay cleaner...

we will be mowing hay in June.




Enjoy the videos of my day on the tractor:


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April 14, 2019
Golden Girl...has a new Sister from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full



Do you remember Golden Girl?


This is Golden Girl.....born 3 years ago



Golden Girl now has a little sister:


We call her......Goldie





This is Golden Girl's mother with her

newest baby.....Goldie






Golden Girl's mother has given us this little gift...

Goldie






Goldie will shed off this summer 

and turn a golden color

just like her older sister, Golden Girl.






Golden Girl


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April 11, 2019
Dresden Plate...Progress from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


I haven't shared my progress on the

Dresden Plate quilt for awhile...



All 400 of those petals have been sewn into

20 dresden rings...






This is what my sewing table looks like today...






I am layering fusible stabilizer

face to face with the rings,

then stitching them together...






I prefer the Pellon Fusible Featherweight

for this technique...

it turns those curved edges so nicely.






After the stitching is complete,

I trim away the excess stabilizer...






Now it is ready to turn right side out...





The ring and the center are both right side out...













The plate is nearly 14 ...

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April 1, 2019
Calving...Spring 2019 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Spring has arrived here in Western Oregon








The pastures are full of cow and calf pairs





The camellia bush is in full bloom









A new calf is born...




Mama cow cleans her new baby...





Vern...2 year old steer 
(bottle calf from 2 years ago)

also comes by to help clean the new calf.





An eagle perches along the river looking for fish





A calf snuggles up against mama





The calves gang up to play!










The grass is greening up,

the cattle are grazing more and eating less hay,

summer is on the way.




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March 24, 2019
Calving...2019 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full



Do you remember this calf?


Her name is Ruby Jean

she was born March 2018...





Ruby Jean @ 3 months...





Here she is today: with her winter coat

Ruby Jean @ 1 year.....March 2019

She weighed 70 lbs @ birth

She weighs 700 lbs @ 1 year

We will keep her has a replacement heifer.



Spring Calves....2019:


Bull Calves....1 month old




I should send this image to Purina





We are half way through calving...

35 calves on the ground.....so far.





In the top half of this image...

see the little yellow building in the center?





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March 20, 2019
Dresden Plate Quilt..... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


1930's Depression Era

Reproduction Fabrics


400 pieces.....cut out last evening





I enjoy working with these fabrics so much,

cutting 400 pieces......went by quickly.





I snuck into the Thread Shed for a couple of hours

to stitch a few of these beauties together...





20 blades per block...





20 blocks needed for this quilt top...






I managed to sew 6 blade units together,

then it was time to go across the river

and check for new calves...



Here is our newest baby.....Calf Number 32


A tender moment between

Mama Cow and her bull calf





On the right is ...

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March 14, 2019
Goats, Calves, Turkey Vultures... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


What's happening @ Kessi Farms



Remember Golden Girl?



She is now a mama:


This is her second calf...





She is an excellent mom!




They're BACK...


Yes, the Turkey Vultures have returned

to Western Oregon





They enjoy a morning solar bath

near our calving grounds...





We counted more than 

20 Turkey Vultures today.



The baby goats are growing like weeds!

I have included a video....enjoy:


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February 27, 2019
Winter 2019...Calving from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


This is Calf Number 12


She was born yesterday.

Her mama is Apple Annie...

we fed her apples from our tree in the yard,

she loved them and cried for more!



This is the Babysitter:


This is Bow Tie...

she is the babysitter today,

watching over several calves.


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February 26, 2019
Cattle in the Snow and Jelly Roll Rug... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


We woke up to SNOW this morning...



The calves enjoyed romping around 

in the SNOW






After we checked for new calves

and bedded the barns,

I headed for the Quilt Palace

to join up with the Harlan Valley Quilters...



This is my new Monday project @ the Palace:

Jelly Roll Rug




Jelly Roll strips....





I stitched all of the strips together,

end-to-end,

assembly line style





The batting is stitched inside the strips...

I am 4 hours into this project

and it is moving along quickly.

Looking forward to working on it again

next Monday.

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February 22, 2019
4 New Calves and Hexy Table Runner.... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


4 New Babies in the last 2 days...




This is Spot and her new bull calf Number 7

We now have 6 heifers and 2 bull calves






This is where you can find me in the evenings...

hand piecing the hexy table runner.






This is the back side...

all of the papers on the inside have been removed.





Straw Needles are my favorites

for hand piecing.

I am using 60 wt poly thread....barely shows.


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February 19, 2019
Calf Number 4... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


We have a new baby...



This is Bow Tie with her new baby

Calf Number 4


We had a busy day at the calving grounds today.

You can watch the video to see

just how our day went...

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February 17, 2019
Red Feather....Calf Number 3 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Calf Number 3 has arrived...



This is Frosty Face with her brand new calf

Red Feather





Red Feather is standing up for the

very first time !


She was born this afternoon in a rain storm.

Frosty Face is a good mama cow and will

take good care of little Red Feather.


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Scarlet......Calf Number 2 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Calf Number 2




This is Red Eyes with her new calf...

Scarlet




Scarlet is....SUPER CUTE !




I gave her a good scratching this morning...

she loved it !


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February 10, 2019
First Calf Born....2019 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Here she is....one week early !


Little Sister.....Calf 1

Our first calf born this year !






Little Sister was born 

out in the field in the snow.

The Cow Boss went out and found her and Mama

and herded them both back to the barn.



We did the morning chores in the snow today:


Mother cows in the snow...





This is the view as we drove over to the

cow barns this morning...






We are bedding the barns today...









The Cowboy is on his way into the barn

to get the straw bales for bedding...



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February 7, 2019
Bulls....this winter from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


We are wintering over 6 bulls this year...



4 Shorthorn Bulls and 2 Angus Bulls



The Angus bulls are 2 years old:


This is Lewis...




and this is Clark



The Shorthorn Bulls are 3 years old:


Fernando....
he throws all the beautifully colored calves





Clive





Slim





Jess










Sunrise this morning....in the back yard

27 degrees





Across the river are the 2 cow barns...




Close Up View...

A few cows resting in the orchard



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Snow...2019 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


We woke up to a world of white

here in Western Oregon




View out the living room window...






We will be heading out to do 

chores in the snow...

across the river are the calving barns.

The calves are due in 2 weeks.






In our yard...

Thread Shed and Hen House







We are now across the river,

heading over the hills to the cow barns

to feed the mama cows...






You can see our red barn across the river

@ our place...





These mama cows will be having

their babies very soon.



After all ...

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February 3, 2019
Working Cattle....Weaning Calves from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


We weaned the main herd of calves

back in November.

Now we are weaning the late calves

born to the young heifer cows...



Running the cattle into the corral...






Using the tailgate on the pick up as our 

work table.

We are vaccinating the cattle.






This is the new squeeze chute...

it has a self-catch head gate.....it ROCKS !





This is one of our oldie goldie cows...Dulcey,

she has been running with the heifers.



We worked the cows through the chute first,

then turned them out back into the pasture.

Here are their calves:


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January 31, 2019
Herding Cows to the Calving Barns... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


The cows will begin calving in 3 weeks...



It is time to trail them down river to the

calving barns...




4 miles of gravel roads ahead of us...





I am driving the hay wagon ahead of the cattle...

you can see them following me 

in the side view mirror.





We have made it out onto the main gravel road...

the older cows know right where they are going,

they have made this trip many times.





Traffic slows up the drive,

but we work the cattle around them

and keep on going.





We have made it off the road and into ...

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