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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Gone Farrier

Well, its official. Today I was introduced into the world of full-size farriers. Ok, so maybe I still am rather crummy, but hey, I had a rather good day of it for a first-timer, considering all I had done before was merely cleaning their feet out. We were going to have ridden today, but on bringing the horses up, we decided that doing their feet was first on the list of things to do before we rode. So, Mrs. Cabrera started the first horse, and before I really knew it ( I still don't really know how I got there) I had my working gloves on, hacking away at horse-nails.  Oh, I didn't do it all on my own, Mrs. Cabrera would step in from time to time, show me here, point out something there, demonstrate this, etc. But overall, I helped and did a decent part of the work on two out of the three horses needing to be done. It probably  took nigh on two hours total, maybe even more, and would have gone quicker if it hadn't been for grumpy horses, dull knives, and small helpers. :) We finally quit, sore and hungry, but victorious at last, and headed into the house for dinner after finally finishing the last hoof on that horse, it being almost completely dark.  Don't think the time was boring however. Oh no, the highlight being one of the horses tied to a tree, deciding to flop down and roll, snapping its lead-line. Being free, it then made a beeline down the hill towards the coral. We headed after it armed with lariats, and managed to chase him back up the hill where he rejoined his buddies and Noah manage to slip up to him and slip a line round him.

Knucklin' down

A helping hand
    So, including the end of the convention, and all of todays activities, I'm worn out and ready to crash. :) Don't get me wrong though, I had the time of my life like I haven't had in a long time. Tomorrow we are going to a cattle show for Josiah- a mandatory showing for 4-H, so I'm gonna hit the sack and get some sleep. :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

More Colorado Pics

Well, we went to a zoo yesterday, and today started the first day of the homeschool convention. Heres a few pics from yesterday, and other good shots from the days previous.

The Cabrera's backyard as the sun is going down,  standing on their back porch
Snow as we passed through the Rockies

Scenery not to far from the Cabrera's 

Another area not to far from the Cabrera's

Scenery on the way to and from the Conference

A wild deer in the middle of a middle section at a zoo. He was so used to humans he had no pause as we and many walked not more than five feet from him

A cool shot of some leaves at the lunch break at the zoo
A section of area not to far into Colorado, around 10 hours from the Cabrera's

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Well, were here in Colorado, for all of you that you know I was going on a road trip. For all of you that didn't, we are in Colorado at the Cabrera's, picking up a new puppy for the barn, and going to the CHEC
homeschool conference. Here is a few picture updates. I hope to post more pics each day as I have time.

Boredom on the road while waiting for road construction....

Gorgeous scenery

And more scenery

Our puppy is the near one. I was lucky to even get a shot, she was running around and romping so much. :) 

Our quarters

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Courageous: Review

I know as soon as I post this, all the followers of the Courageous movie progress will lurch forward, grabbing the screen, making sure you read the title right.
Courageous?! How is that possible?! It doesn't release till September 30th!!
Yes, it doesn't, but having a dad in the military has its perks. :)
We got a pre-screening at Dad's chaplain conference a few weeks back, and let me tell you right now....
IT'S AWESOME! It went straight to the top of my favorites list as soon as I saw it.
I won't ruin the story line for you, but it's about four cops and one mexican construction worker who find the necessity for Godly Fatherhood, and take the step up to do what it takes in their family.
Incredible film quality, Sherwood gets better with each film.
Humor? Oh my word, you will be rolling on the floor by the time this movie is over. Their sense of humor gets better with each movie, and this one doesn't have an obnoxious Wayne like Fireproof.
Plot? Great story, they weave their dealings with gang-bangers and drug dealers in a professional way, giving the story great a great sense of flow, not only in the family life, but also in their work life.
Action? This is one of the best features of this movie. It is the first Christian movie I have seen yet with a gunfight! Near the end of the movie a firefight erupts when the cop pulls over a green Cadillac with.....
Sorry, I got carried away. I wont spoil the scene. :)
The message of this movie is the best part. Yes, Fireproof had a good message, and so did Facing The Giants and Flywheel, but this one trumps them all. This movie lays out in no-bones-about-it terms what a Godly father should be, how this tremendous task is no piece of pie, and should be taken with all seriousness. It lays out from biblical passages what the role of the father should be, and how he should do it. This is one of those movies, that no matter how good a father you may be, or if you're not married, how high your standards and goals are for when you get married, you will walk away from this movie convicted, but inspired. Inspired to take the step up in your family, inspired to lead your family in spiritual and physical matters, and inspired to be COURAGEOUS, no matter what comes.
I do not recommend this movie for people who are younger, due to some gang scenes and intense firefights and police chases. You make the call where that line is for your family. Besides that, I recommend this movie to everyone, everywhere, whether they are willing to step up or not, because after this movie, I think they will change their mind....
Overall, 5 STARS, no 6, 10, 100... Where to stop? :)
I can't say this enough...