Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy New Year

Welcome to 2013.  I am not sure where the last year went but it sure seemed to fly by.  Time for blogging was limited, so I will try to be more diligent this year.  Or maybe teach Rob how to blog.  It seems when we are so busy that we sometimes forget all of the great things that happened in the last year so here is a recap.

  • Calving begins and the first calves of Elegant Force and Sure Fire arrive.
  • Rob and I attend the National Western Stock Show - first time in over 20 years.
  • Mom & Dad celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary
  • Drayton Valley Livestock Show committee folds after 20 years. :(


  • Revolution sons sell well at Red Deer Bull Sale.  Bulls sell to Alberta, Manitoba, and New Brunswick.
  • Crystal and Jon are married in Independence Iowa.
  • Stacy & Dan Move into their new house.
  • We get tickets to see Garth Brooks at the Calgary Stampede.
  • Dad celebrates his 75th birthday.
  • Spring rains bring early grass for cows to go to pasture.


  • Robs mom celebrates her 80th birthday.
  • We display cattle at the Alberta Simmental Association Tour and annual meeting.
  • Bathroom renovation is completed.

  • Garth Brooks Concert at the 100th Calgary Stampede.
  • Stacy and Dan are engaged.
  • Meet Brandon Callis and his family after many stories from Crystal when he was her judging coach.
  • Celebrate Uncle Jacks 70th birthday.
  • Rob helps Jon & Crystal at the Iowa State Fair, while I attend Ryan & Nanita's wedding.
  • Attend pasture tour of Mappin Simmentals.
  • Attend annual meeting of the Canadian Simmental Association in Nova Scotia. 
  • Rob judges National Young Canadian Simmental Association show in Nova Scotia.
  • Crops are harvested - poor quality from hail damage.
  • Steer calves are sold = net $950
  • Beautiful fall days to finish off some of those projects.
Res. Jr Champion @ Farmfair 2012
  • Cattle shows take up most of the month. 
  • Quick trip to Iowa to see Crystal and Jon. 
  • Stacy buys her wedding dress, with a surprize visit from Crystal.
  • Checkers sale is amazing - High Country has high selling heifer calf  @ $25,000 and her momma sells for $20,000
  • Year ends with embryos and semen selling at the New Years Resolution Sale

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