Rick and I celebrated our wedding anniversary this past Sunday. Hard to believe now, but those babies are the two of us many years ago. If you want to read the whole story of our young lives together you can do that here. 

Such an important occasion deserves some special recognition don’t you think? I know people who have celebrated their special day by taking a cruise to Alaska, and we did that too several years ago.

Or a trip to Hawaii or Europe – haven’t done either of those yet.


Or bought a new car. This would be very practical vehicle for the ranch don’t you think? I bet we could get several feed sacks and bales of straw in that – not. 

Or bought a big diamond, though I already have a lovely anniversary band I got for Christmas a few years ago.

As you have probably guessed, we did none of those things. So what did we do to mark the special day? We loaded our bulls in the stock trailer and delivered them to their temporary new homes. Our two bulls have completed their “bull duties” with our herd for the season, so both of them are rented out to other herds for a while.



 This was the second year for Ox with his other herd, so we got a chance to see his calves from those cows. These two little ones are about two months old and they looked really stout. Ox throws some nice calves! Our other bull Snapshot went to a different location. He comes with an equally impressive pedigree, so we are anxious to see his calves this spring. 


I don’t want to leave the impression we didn’t celebrate our anniversary – because of course we did.  Last week we took a ferry to Port Townsend, a lovely Victorian seaport. We enjoyed our trip and had a wonderful time. Then we came home and delivered bulls. 

3 comments on “Celebration!

  1. Maybelline says:

    Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate. Congratulations. – Donna

  2. Herb Wingfield says:

    Sept 8th 1979 down at the Mennonite Brethren Church on the corner of Heath Rd. and Rosedale Hwy. I nice little farmer’s church with a newly drilled oil-well in the parking lot. I’ll have to track down those pictures again.

    BTW, my lovely wife Tammy and I just spent our 19th Wedding Anniversary, 10 Sept 1994, doing bull related things around the house and then dinner at DiCicco’s.

    • Brenda says:

      Well there you go – all the “cool kids” do bull things on their anniversary 😉

      And a very Happy Anniversary to you and Tammy!

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