Yesterday our son came home from visiting a friend and informed us that there were two black cows in our pasture. The boys were quite excited about that! Kristi roped one of them with her dog leash and she was quite proud to add "cow roper" to her life resume. Our sons Travis and Shawn drove around on to the Historic Columbia River Highway to the owners house to inform him that their steers were in our pasture and they soon drove their truck around and up into our pasture and it was quite the social event, meeting the new neighbors next door and the owners, too. :-)
I snapped this photo of Hayden and Kristi keeping the escapees corralled while waiting for their owners to arrive.
This all occurred as the late afternoon sun slanted across the field on the hillside behind our house. Apparently these two were running loose all day since early morning! It's lucky they didn't get hit by a car.
When I was going through another box of things that Kristi has brought down from the attic I found this item that I'd picked up while visiting my grandparent's farm in Oklahoma. It's iron. QUIZ of the day - Do YOU know what this is? :-)
She also found a old box of these up there.
We got our new mattress delivered and are now getting used to it. We got two king-sized pillows to put in the shams that came with the duvet cover. I like the colorful look of it all!
I also found in one of the boxes all of these hand made fired clay beads that I made. I decided that I would share these with YOU, my friends! I will be giving a bead to FIVE of my dear readers. All you have to do is:
1. Leave a comment telling me you'd like to receive one.
2. If you share the giveaway in your next blog post, you get 2 chances, just let me know in your comment.
3. The Giveaway ends in one week, on April 15th.
4. I'll announce the winners and you'll need to email me your address so I can send you your gift.
5. As I draw names, the first gets to choose which one they want and on down the line. :-)
6. I will send you your gift anywhere on planet Earth. :-)
I used my collection of leather tools to impress designs in the beads. They will look neat on a leather or hemp cord for a necklace or as or on a lamp pull cord or whatever you want. What would YOU use it for? Three of these are made as pendants.
Which one would you select?
Also in the same box was this raku pot that Dayle made many years ago. We had a big party at our house and our potter friend Ron built a pit fire in the middle of our back yard. We had all our pottery friends that we met at Mt. Hood Community College over and we all glazed and fired our pots, it was a lot of fun. On occasion we tell the story about our "pot party". LOL!
Have you ever heard of Raku pottery? The glazes can be amazing as these sit right in the fire and the smoke brings out the most vibrant colors.
Now I'm off to my Daughters of the American Revolution meeting where I lead the National Anthem, and then head to the pool for my lap swimming.
Don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the Giveaway!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)