Friday, December 31, 2010

Year in Review

2010 is almost come and gone.  Another decade finished.  If someone would have told us a year ago that we would be writing a blog in 2010 we probably would not have believed them.  Sometimes the year goes so fast or we are looking forward to events in the next year that we sometimes forget the things that were memorable in the current year.  So let have a look back at 2010.
  • First calves of IPU Revolution 172U arrive......we are very pleased.
  • Old man winter makes sure we remember what winter can be like
  • Rob gets a new calving shed

  • Simmental bull sales are going strong
  • Tickets to Australia are booked
  • We say good bye to good friend "Auger"  His family honors us by giving us his show stick.

  • We get to listen to Crystal speak at Lethbridge College on Agriculture Advocacy and Social Media in Agriculture
  • Rob's dad has a massive is in shock

  • April Showers and more rain.  Thank you Mother Nature.
  • Bulls are all out working
  • April showers bring Grass and lots of it. 
  • Lots of 4H shows to judge
  • We say good bye to Rob's dad - "Howard Young"

  • Champion Bull and Res. Champion Female at Drayton Valley Show, great night for a BBQ and tunes by Ty Wilson
  • Cows and calves are out to pasture, no grasshoppers this year.
  • Excellent Alberta Simmental Tour through Central Alberta
  • Fun times showing steers at Calgary Stampede.  Res. Champion Charolais

  • Honored by the AYCS (Jr. Simmental Association) as the Friends of YCS
  • Great visit with Buddy and Francis Leachman while watching Lance judge at Synergy
  • Great long weekend at the Saunders reunion on Vancouver Island
  • a few games of golf
  • Starting fall work so we can be away for a few weeks
  • World Simmental Congress in Melbourne Australia

  • Sale cattle selected for National sale, Agribiton and Checkers
  • Spending some time with Crystal down under
  • Res. Senior Bull at Olds Fall Fair.....thanks Stacy for taking care of things

  • Wine tasting in Australia along with snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef and Kangaroo hunting
  • Great visits with friends at National Trust Sale
  • National Champion Bull at Brandon - IPU Revolution 172U
  • Grand Champion Bull at Farmfair - IPU Revolution 172U

  • Won a Featherlite Stock Trailer for being a contender in Super Saturday at Farmfair - Thanks Warren from Allan Dale Trailers, Red Deer. Ab
  • Res Sr Bull - Agribition along with a class winner - RJY Joy's Firstdate 1W.
  • Meeting "the Boy"  Crystals friend Jon.
  • Being a part of the $8400+ average Checkers Sale
  • Adding "Elegant Force" to the herd and having her arrive all the way from Kentucky.
  • Spending time with friends and family at Christmas

1 comment:

RobynBeazley said...

Happy New Year Youngs! I loved your Year in Review. Congrats on your Friends of YCS award & winning a trailer in Edmonton!! Im a bit behind ;) Hope 2011 is your best your ever. Hugs