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Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Day of Thanks


I've been absent for a week, and it's not even irrigating time! Last week, we started promoting a discount on the ads in Horsefly...it took off like a wild fire! I usually have 2-8 ads in an issue and I have 20 so far! So, needless to say, I've been planted at this computer designing ads for the past week.

As we come into the Christmas shopping season, I want to stress one thing...

BUY LOCAL

We live in a very small community where everyone is struggling just to stay afloat. Business owners take pride in providing goods and services to the community, but if we locals don't support them, how will they survive. I need them to survive so I can survive...it's all relative!

I myself have been guilty of shopping online for something I could probably have gotten locally. So, I challenge myself and you to SHOP LOCALLY. You and your community will be all the better for it.

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We were also gone last Friday - Sunday to Central Oregon for the Columbia River Circuit Finals. It was a great rodeo and we had a fantastic time with friends. None of my photos turned out...sorry to those who were hoping for some great action shots. If my Santa present comes through, next year will be different ;~)

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Today is Thanksgiving Day. The pie is done and the smoked Prime Rib is ready to go into the oven. It's just My Man and I since he has to work tomorrow.

There is so much to be thankful for...where do you begin?

My Man and I give thanks daily for our blessings...



Family~






More family~







And still more family~
They're not human, but they are family to us.

Each of them has an important part in our lives,
and we appreciate being their caretakers while
they live on this earth.






We love this land that our Lord has asked
us to caretake for him...and feel
so very blessed to be healthy and able to do so.






The land, the animals, and we humans are all connected.
We grow the hay on the land so the animals
(horses and cows) can gain nourishment from it.

In turn, we gain nourishment from the cows
and receive enjoyment and companionship from the horses.








It's rewarding to see them flourish in body and spirit
from the hay we grow.





What I am most thankful for...the man and partner in life that supports everything that I do.



Last but not least, I pray for blessings to all of you, family and friends, on this wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Bloggers are some the best folks I've ever met...even if we've never met face to face...yet!


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14 comments:

Kate said...

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

mj said...

Very nice post.
and Happy Thanksgiving to your whole family!

Shirley said...

No doubt about it, you are blessed. Smoked Prime Rib sounds just delicious! Bet all those dogs were just droolin'. Very nice pic of your man on the lovely bay horse.

lisa said...

You said it very nicely! What a wonderful post!

dibear said...

Very special words, well said. Our animal family are very close to us as well, can't beat unconditional love. :):)

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Yummm...smoked prime rib sounds delish!

Hope you both had a wonderful Thanksgiving together.

prairierunner said...

You are truly blessed and the best part of it is that you realize it. Great post and Happy Thanksgiving!

Janice said...

What a nice post.Mmmmm that Prime Rib sounded good. I can almost taste it from here. Very nice photos.

Mikey said...

What a wonderful post and I hope you both had the best Thanksgiving. Good points throughout, especially about caretaking the land.. good things to remember. I hadn't seen that picture of your valley, but boy, it's SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Breathtaking :)

Tracey said...

I'd love to buy local...can I buy in Harney County instead?

Hoping you had a great Thanksgiving, Karen!

Celeste said...

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving too. I think many people would rather have the kind of 'family' you are surrounded by! So much easier to get along with!!! :)

Faithful said...

So true and very well put! I am thankful to have your endearing blog to enjoy. Thankyou for sharing your wonderful family and life with us all. Congrats to Bella..her luck has changed.

Ed said...

Well done and well said..:-))

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Yep. You've got many special blessings to be thankful for, my friend. I'm glad you were with your Man to enjoy and celebrate the holiday together. :)

~Lisa

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