Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Bloggy Milestone



My blog's year anniversary is May 6th!


I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would have enjoyed this blog so much a year ago. It was started just to allow our family to stay in touch with us. I bought a camera to liven up the stories and who would have thought photography would become such a passion. Gizzards and Calf Fries is a constant part of our lives now.


Oh, and did I mention all the great people I have met throughout the WORLD thru this little sucker! Very amazing!


So, let's celebrate our anniversary with a giveaway! You will win an assortment of cool stuff selected by me! I promise not to disappoint.


To enter, leave a comment on either:


1. What was your favorite post or favorite part of the blog from the past year? OR


2. What would you like to see on the blog in the future?


Deadline will be Wednesday, May 6th, at 6pm.

42 comments:

Country Whispers said...

Wow...that's a hard question to answer. I love your funny stories & beautiful pictures of country life. You live a life that is so different from ours (oh, what I would to do to live in the country!) so I enjoy all of your posts. I never know what I will find on your site from one minute to the next. Good luck with your Photo Site but keep sharing with us here in Blogland too!

Welcome To Wilmoth Farms said...

My favorite post is http://crazymranch.blogspot.com/2009/04/mommas-love.html I just LOVE that photo! I think one of the best...I love how you talk about cattle. I enjoy all of your posts

Pony Girl said...

I don't think I could pick a favorite! I love seeing the daily scenes and reading the stories from ranch life...anything with lots of cowboys, horses...of course! ;) Congrats on your anniversary, I'm glad blogging has become so special to you. You're a natural at it!

georgie and gordy said...

The reflection photo of the horse's eye with you and the horizon being reflected. Or any of the posts about the dogs. Happy anniversary, I've only been reading your blog since January and really enjoy it.

fernvalley01 said...

I, love all your posts! but my favorites part has been you wonderful sense of humour!And of course your wonderful photography!

Dusty Devoe said...

WOW! How can one choose. You are so talented. I glanced back and I like Baby's First Steps, and I think my fav is Sunday Stills-Self Portrait of you and Lil Man.

threecollie said...

I want want to congratulate you. What a great job you have done in just a year. Thanks for sharing.

J and J Acres said...

I love the stories of the bull futurities. It's something I've never seen or heard of, so seeing the pictures is really neat!!

Congratulations on your one-year!!

Maria said...

that is a beautiful photo above!
I'd have to say your photography and humor are my favorite things, I also like the little video clips

Cowgirl Goods said...

Keep doing what you're doing but I have to say I love the cowboy and bull riding posts. It's like reading about another planet for a cowgirl in the Northeast. You don't need to change a thing.

Stefanie said...

Sunday Stills or Mommas Love are two of the recent posts that I just love the photos. I just started reading your blog in April so I'm really new to it - but am enjoying it almost daily.

Neas Nuttiness said...

I wouldn't be able to pick just one, but I will say that I love it when you post about your dogs, and the husband, and the cattle, and the bridge, and the barn, and......
.....yep, I like 'em all!

Oh - and your PHOTO"S!

Paintsmh said...

1. All of the posts on the bulls and cows. Sorry I can't pick just ONE! They are simply amazing to my bull crazed brain.

2. More of the same. Your blog is simply wonderful! It lets me vicariously live out some of my bull breeding dreams.

And whoo hoo congrats on one whole year!

nfmgirl said...

I love your photos! I am especially fond of the first barn photo from a recent post, and the pics of the cows. I especially like the ones displaying a mother's love for her calf.

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

I could never pick a favorite post. I think one is just great and then you seem to top it with the next. I love the pictures and ranch stories.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

I'm a new reader here, but I loved that photo of your blue tick and brindle bull! :-) Such a cool color scheme he's got going on! Overall, I just enjoy reading about lives vastly different from my own....but revolving around animals, of course!

Jen

CindyDianne said...

I really like the posts about the bulls. I find raising rough stock super interesting. How do bulls get ranked? I mean, how does one get one of their own bulls ranked. Who keeps track of the ranking. I have questions! ;-)

OneCowgirl said...

Happy Anniversary!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Happy Anniversary! Way to go!
Oh some of my favorites..trying to get that perfect Christmas card photo..the deer hoof rack ( I still love mine) ..I love your photography..the cow poop one sticks out in my mind, the fishing photo in the fog..your walks with your family..the mud, the winter wheat..
I find all the bull stuff intersting also..you just keep on keeping on! :)

Meg Young said...

Happy Anniversary! You have a lot to offer on every post you write. I think that the rough stock stories are the best though, simply because NO ONE else does them as well or as often as you do!

Congrats!

prairierunner said...

I remember one of the first posts of yours that I read was the one where you posted a picture of a branding fire and you were taking that photography course and shared what you learned. Thanks for being here.

Amy in Edmond said...

I like to see pictures and stories about the animals you own, calves, dogs, etc.

I like to show them to my kids, so they have an understanding about agriculture.

carrielt said...

Congrats on a year!! My favorite posts that you do are the ones where you show your stock buck. Since I'm a huge PBR fan its fun to see what these animals go through to become stars. I'm sure one day you're boys will be bucking with the best of them!

Susan said...

I enjoy your lively postings, but especially love when you photograph the dogs. They have such unspoken personalities--just love it!! Congrats on one year!!

Sydney said...

Wow what a year. I only started reading within the last 6 months but I have read the whole thing.

I think my favorite story was....

Wedgie free underwear :P

Ed said...

It depresses me to say it but all the blogs and pics with Lil' Man, just remembering him brings a tear to my eye.

Vaquerogirl said...

My favorite part of the blog is ... you! Your can do attitude and no nonsense approach to life makes for good reading!
What do I want to see? More of you and your puppy and the bulls! Fascinating!
Happy Birthday Blog!

Faithful said...

You capture the most perfectly adorable pictures about the western life going on around you-and then add your wonderful sense of humour... I look for that in all the blogs I read ..And you do it so well, I wouldn't want to try to choose.

Homestay Mama said...

What do I like? I think I've said this before--your posts are easy to read because you say a lot in a few words, and your photos are the best! So just keep doing what you're doing, OK?

Shirley said...

First of all, congratulations on one year of blogging! I agree that there are some wonderful people that come into our lives through blogging(like you!) One of the things I really enjoy about your blog is the peek into the world of raising rodeo roughstock. Who'da thunk those big ole snarly bulls could have been such cute calves? Also, you have outstanding photography; hope you keep this blog going for a long time!

kdwhorses said...

Congrats! I LOVE you and your blog girl! To pick one post would be too hard! I would like to see you continue doing the same posts and pictures. You have a talent! Keep up the great work!
Love ya girl!

Broken Y said...

One year! Wooohooo!! I like the posts of your surroundings. I love "Rivers A Risin'" AND your self portraits! Plus the up-close flower shots!

There isn't anything not to love on your blog!

Blessings~
P.

Andrea said...

I really love your pictures and your stories. Seeing how the bucking world goes has been really interesting!! Keep up the great blog!! I love it how it's been and look forward to more!

Congrats on a year!!

Cedar View Paint Horses said...

Pic a favorite? They are all great. I wish I could think of stuff to write about as often as you. Don't change a thing! Your photos are great. The only thing I know about cameras is which side the dummy is on.

missy said...

wow...happy one year!!!!!

one of my favorite things.....are the photos you take....way awesome......love the barns!!!!!

and i love the rodeo bull pictures and posts...what an exciting life you have!!!!!

Tatersmama said...

You want me to pick just ONE? Are you joking?
I've loved them all, but Itty Bitty touched my heart and I have to admit that the peeing in unison thing had me almost joining in, PMSL!
But I liked the vid of you hand feeding those bad ol' boys.. or the barn photos... or the bucking stock or the... *sigh*
I can't pick just one, because just love it ALL!

And BIG Congratulations on your one year anniversary!!!
*happy hugs*

Regular Guy said...

Good luck with your endeavor. I'm sure it is scary, but your photograph abilities and sense of humor will more than get you through. Congratulations on 1 year of the blog. My favorite was the shot of your husband fishing with the dog (Zena?) at his side for Sunday Stills - Water, March 15. Your other photo of the dog touching the marker was very moving too and so ironic.

Suzanne said...

I love your blog, I could never pick just one as a favorite. You do a wonderful job, keep up the good work. Know that you are appreciated.

Heather said...

I loved all your pics that show how green the area you live in is. We don't have that here! Plus my brain is full of teaching facts and I can't remember a specific story right now! Just keep em coming!

Linda said...

I love love love your photos! All of the fabulous animal photos. That's my favorite part of your blog. I seriously get swept away when I look at them. Congrats on one year ... and way to go with launching your photography website!

gtyyup said...

I love all your stuff...your blog was one of the first ones I started following (via Trainwreck) when I started blogging.

I'm enjoying doing the Sunday Stills with you...I really enjoy your photography!

Congrats!!!

spanki said...

happy ann! i love your blog just as it is! congrats on the first year!