6.8.14 – 6.14.14
Summertime craziness has hit. Lots going on with kids activities in town and ranch work is in full swing at home. We hardly meet ourselves coming and going it seems.
Snapped this one of my folks’ good ole dog, Max, last weekend. They’ve had him since he was a puppy 16 years ago. Since before I was married. Lots of memories with that dog.
He’d been showing his age the past six months or so. During the kids’ and I’s visit last weekend, he didn’t want to play with the kids, refused a ride in the Ranger, didn’t run to the farthest corner of the county when it thundered and then turned down fresh walleye. We all knew it wouldn’t be long. Dad let me know two days later that he had found him “asleep” on their front porch; in his watch spot until the end.
I get to photograph some amazing things while working for the newspaper. Not that this photo is particularly technically amazing, but these kids are! They decided to set up a lemonade and treat stand on Main Street to raise funds for Miller’s Community Center Fund. In just a few hours, they raised over $600!!!! Way to go kids!!!! Yes, I put them on the front page and no, my kids weren’t involved. 🙂
Tricia is thriving on the responsibility of taking care of her own animals. We told her when she got her two show heifers, that she would need to do chores. I’m amazed that she’s still gung ho on doing them morning and night. I really thought the novelty would have worn off by now and she’d be trying to get Brady or I to help. I tried to let her sleep in Sunday. She caught me coming out of the barn with the feed bucket in my hand and chewed me out. “Never do that again!”
Tricia gave her first 4-H club demonstration on caring for her show heifers. She had given a talk a few weeks prior in the Extension Office on horse colors.
The kids got it in their head that they wanted to camp out. So, we helped them pitch a tent in the back yard thinking they wouldn’t stay in it more than an hour. They made it the whole night even though it got down to 40°. I told Jimmy it must have been quiet (I thought coyote howling would send them in). He replied, “NO! Birds were tweeting, crickets were chirping and cows were mooing – it was NOT peaceful!!” Sounded like heaven to me!
I had Tricia help me out with some technical photography methods. I was shooting a wedding with a fellow friend and photographer the next day and wanted to try out a sparkler shot. I need a little perfecting for the technique but I’m still kind of excited how it turned out.
Post edited to add an image from the first wedding I shot! It was so much fun and I look forward to shooting more! Thanks to good friend Tricia Cain for asking me to work with her and Justing and Courtney Fanning for sharing their day with us!
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