Saturday, June 11, 2011

A day with my hubby and a 1/2 of a cow...

Yes, the title is right..
My husbands work, offers thier employees a
great deal on cattle that they raise..
they sell it for like $2 per pound..
so we purchased a 1/2 of a cow,,,
So we got up this morning and drove
about 2 hours away for our beef...
The trip was very nice..
John works long hours at his job, so a couple
of hours on the road together was nice..
We got to talk , joke around an laugh a bit..

The land we passed on our way up was beautiful..
Here is a horse farm..

And yes.. dont adjust your eyes..
this ole barn is leaning..big time...

When we got to the butcher..
I had the most fun watching this cute little cat..
He was laying under this tree , and one bird
just kept swooping down and pecking him on the butt..
in this picture he is meowing at the bird..

he came over and let me pet him....
How cute is he...

old farm land

and i just love this picture..
look at all those boots lined up,,,
just ready to go to work...

I heard a rooster crow..
( I love Roosters )
I have never lived in a place where i could have one
but I do love them,
so i got out and started following his call


And just about the time I spotted the rooster
I heard a snorting noise coming at me...
and look what was coming at me...
this huge but cute piggy...
He was disappointed though..
He thought I had a treat for him.. :(

Lots of Corn field... 
As we heading home..
There are lots of fires going on right now around here
and one road got reallllll smokey..
and the smell was terrible..
I feel sorry for the people who live around there..

Well we loaded up..
the butcher cut us up, Roast, Steaks, ground beef,
cube steaks.. etc...

It was a fun and productive day..
And now Im off to marinade a couple of steaks for dinner..
Yummo...

9 comments:

Cora said...

Thats a good deal on that side of beef!!
Love your drive through the country...it is so beautiful...right up my alley!! The rooster shot is gorgeous and kitty looks a lot like mine who I miss so much!
A beautiful day!

Julie Harward said...

Sounds like a perfect day...the picture of the rooster, you ought to frame that, real nice. Love the cat and the pig too. :D

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Wow...what a blessing! God is just giving more and more abundance in this move...how encouraging and what a testimony...the pictures are great also.

Nicole said...

Love your pictures Karen! What a beautiful trip you both had!

That is a great deal on the beef too. Wish we had a freeze like that so we could stock up too.

Sue said...

Okay, Karen, I just left Janette's place and saw the beautiful gift from the sky, and I come here and see the beautiful fun filled, and productive day, That God has given to you. Wow! how awesome is our God!!! You know this farm girl just loves farm photos, and as I am typing my rooster is crowing{LOL}, that is one of the many gifts I get each day.
Always such a joy to visit. Enjoy your day and all that beef,next time let me know when the steaks are done.
hugs,
Sue

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Karen,
that's awesome that you could get a half of a cow..at $2 a pound that's an excellent price. That's what I would call a "stockpile" price...meaning get lots when it's that inexpensive :) :) Cool..

I'm glad you got to spend some time with your hubby. The photos you took are fabulous...and I love old barns, countryside etc...even that poor "little" piggy...who didn't get a treat ;) :)

How did the steaks turn out? have a great week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Camille said...

Great photos Karen! That piggy was heading straight for you! I hope there was a fence to keep him at bay. :) Yippee for beef from a farm and cut to specs and in the freezer!! What blessings. How fun that you had that extended time to visit with your man...I enjoy long drives alone in the car...something special about it.

Many blessings to you!
Have a fabulous week!

In HIS Love,
Camille

Rebecca said...

Karen, we did that when we lived in Sioux Falls...it was great! We may do it again, but found a company that stocks our freezer for six months with beef/pork/chicken...etc...it's great, isn't it!
We want to buy a farm....praying for God's guidance.
Be blessed...I miss ya!

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Karen, Wow, you saw a lot just in one short road trip. Hope all is going well, Jesus Girl :).
~ Julie