Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday Round-up

It's been a busy week for the Bag Lady. Her flowerbed is in terrible shape, so she's been working at that. The grass has invaded the bottom two tiers and she has been having a terrible time. She hates to use chemicals, but is starting to think that may be her only option.

She bought a little video camera, but the weather has not been very co-operative. In spite of the fact that it was quite warm yesterday, we were under a wind warning for most of the day, so the only sound you could hear on her rather pathetic videos was the whooshing of the (gale-force!) wind. Oh, except for the one she took of the ground, when she thought she had turned the camera off. In that one, you could hear her counting calves!! ("One, two, three, ummm... one, two, three....") The wind was blowing so hard, it ripped her flag right off the pole - she figures it's in Saskatchewan by now! Geosomin, keep an eye out!

If the wind dies down, she will try to video something again. But then she will have to try to figure out how to save the videos in her computer. She finally got them to play, but couldn't figure out how to keep them. Not that they were worth keeping!

Her cat showed her something:


This robin's nest is in the lean-to where she keeps her firewood and stores outdoor things. It is built on top of a wooden game she had stored there.

And she was in the house, standing beside an open window, when she heard a familiar buzzing sound! She quickly glanced outside and caught a glimpse of a hummingbird! Of course, she didn't have her feeders ready, so she had to do that right away.

She did get some work done on the railings on her deck. They were quite badly weathered, so she has been sanding them, in between everything else. She had a good start on that when the Cowboy came along and asked her to help with some fencing.

Not sure why the Bag Lady took this photo, except perhaps to share the excitement of fencing with you!


After they finished with that, she started cleaning her old motor home. This is a long weekend, and the forecast is for hot weather, so she and the Cowboy might just do something wild and crazy, like drive the 5 miles over to their cattle lease and camp overnight so they can do some more fencing! Doesn't that sound exciting?!

If there are more calves born this weekend, she will post pictures, maybe even videos with sound!

Oh, and one last thing - speaking of flowers, the Bag Lady was out in the pasture, checking calves, when she happened to spot this little wildflower. It's pretty tiny, so you might want to click on the photo to enlarge it to see it better.

Here is a rather pathetic little video clip of Mohawk Mama! (And yes, you get to listen to the damned wind blowing!)


video


Have a great weekend!

16 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Love the Mohawk Mama video.
And you had a hummingbird! Wonderful.
Excellent round-up df Bag Lady. Fencing, birds, flowers, cattle. Well done.

Scrumpy's Baker said...

Goodness gracious, the jobs just never end on a ranch, do they?

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

I bought a Flip video camera at Christmas. Sadly, just like my regular camera I can't get moving fast enough to capture anything funny/exciting/interesting/dramatic.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - Thanks! I wanted to put a ribbon on that little mohawk thing she had going, but realized at the last minute that I was too tired for a rodeo....

SB - you are so right - you'd think the Bag Lady might lose a little weight with all she does, wouldn't you?

EWBL - Mine always seems to be closed and in my pocket when something worth taping happens, and, when I do finally get it out and turned on, I can't remember which button to push.... sigh.

Missicat said...

oh no - Mohawk Mama's 'do is getting mussed! Did you swoop in with a brush and hairgel after the video? :-)

Hilary said...

Love that video.. and I recognize that voice! Glad to see you're getting those signs of spring.. finally.

the Bag Lady said...

Missicat - the best videos are the accidental ones! That poor cow looked so funny....

Hilary - glad you can attest to the fact that that is the Bag Lady's voice! She hates the sound of her own voice on tape - thinks she sounds like a little kid! (which, considering her age, isn't all that bad....)

Geosomin said...

I was wondering about that flag that blew by this morning...:)

the Bag Lady said...

Geo - was it a little faded and tattered? Then yup, that was mine! Today is less windy and supposed to be nice and warm - the Bag Lady is sure to get a sunburn today (she got a start on it yesterday - must go sleeveless today - hate that farmer tan!)

Sagan Morrow said...

That's such a cute little wildflower! It's always so nice when the birds start hanging around.

the Bag Lady said...

Sagan - yeah, the Bag Lady is fond of birds, especially hummingbirds!

MizFit said...

ok

all you DO is exercise on that ranch.

Im tired just by reading it all---but Im lazy like that.

have a great weekend!

M.

the Bag Lady said...

Mizfit - don't be misled...there's always time for sitting around drinking beer - it's called "fencing" up here! :) (although yesterday didn't involve any beer....hmmm need to put in a complaint about that!)

Reb said...

Mohawk Mama! Great video Sis. We had that wind and are going to have it all weekend from the sounds of things. It is really warm though, so I guess we shouldn't complain.

Mamacita Chilena said...

Wow, it's really beautiful where you live. I have to admit that being stuck in my tiny 35 square meter apartment in the middle of the big city where there's definitely more concrete than green...I'm a little jealous!

the Bag Lady said...

Reb - it has calmed down here considerably. Hope it does there, too, so they can put that forest fire out (there's one here, too, north of the city).

Thanks, Mamacita C - it is just starting to green up here nicely. Finally! And the forecast for tomorrow is for 28C (around 85F), so that'll really make the leaves come out!