Thursday, October 30, 2008

Backwards Ways and Tractor Days

I can never do things in the proper order. I always forget things too. I think a lot of my brain cells have disappeared with each pregnancy. And it doesn't help that I am blond to begin with. But, before there was pumpkin carving, there was pumpkin picking.
For playgroup we had gone to a really cool pumpkin patch. I didn't buy any from there, Big Cowpoke wasn't with us. So, I waited for Big Cowpoke to be with us and I took all the kids to the local patch. And that is where all the pumpkins were rotten. Big Cowpoke would check them all for us. They also had huge gourds. Look at the size of those things. I have never seen gourds that large before. I wonder if you could carve a gourd? Big Cowpoke would pick up just about every pumpkin and say that was the one he wanted. Finally in the end I just picked some and let the Cowpokes pick some small ones. Cowpokette liked watching her brothers run around. I couldn't get her to look at me. Then I got a group shot. They were all so excited. I think the pumpkin patches are more fun than the pumpkin carving. Now, totally off the subject of pumpkins, we had a huge tractor in our back yard.
What was it doing you may ask???Why it was tilling up the ground. That is what tractors do. And why was it tilling up the ground you may ask?So, we can build our arena! I am so excited. Words can not explain how excited I am. We have all the poles cut and now all we need are the top bars. We are building a 150X200 arena with a roping box. Mr. Cowboy wants to put in some bucking shoots but I told him those will have to come later. Can't say he didn't try. We are trying to figure out how to do the corners. We want them to be rounded. We have measured out the arena and put stakes out, now all we need is to start driving poles. I can't wait. I love arena riding. Some people can't stand it, but for me, it feels safe. Good old safe arena.

11 comments:

Laura said...

Wow, we are SO taking a field trip out to your house!

And I love the group shot of your kiddos. They are so cute!!

Jenn said...

Love the shot of all the kids ! I just boo-ed you ,come see !

Wendy said...

A beautiful garden would be a much better use for that huge space. Darn horse people. ;-)

ang said...

Oh dad gum it, Andrea! I saw those discs and was so excited for I thought you were going to start cropping. Bwahahaha!

That would make an excellent pea patch!

Danielle Michelle said...

How exciting! Yeah for an arena!!!
I want one!

Melanie said...

There is nothing like a new arena that is YOURS!!!
I am so excited for you! I am sure that you will get many hours of fun out of it. :)

The Wades said...

Oh yea! Congrats to you.

Your kids are so dang cute! Love them! I wanna see more pictures from your pumpkin patch visit. We're always looking for new ideas.

Karen said...

Squeeeee!!!!! Your own arena?! Oh, good for you!

And happy belated Halloween. The pumpkin patch looks like fun - I'll bet the kids had a blast carving pumpkins.

Carroll Farm said...

Yep, Honda van. My hubby worked for a Honda dealership in the Phoenix area for years and that is all he will buy. We have a Chevy, but only because Honda isn't selling full size duellys yet. LOL. We get a very nice deal at the dealership still, like $8,000 below the sticker on the winder and it has all the works. Ya' know the necessities - DVD, CD and all the traveling needs. :)

Grey Horse Matters said...

Congratulations on starting your arena. Can't wait to get ours built someday. The kids look like they had fun.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Whoohoo! On the arena plans! I'm happy for you :)

And I love that group shot of the kids. That deserves enlarging and framing. Cute!

~Lisa