Jim and Starr Mitchell had an overnight visitor in the form of granddaughter Gabrielle Mitchell. She stayed and played with Rosie, the Brittney Spaniel pup. She also had some real excitement seeing deer in the Mitchell’s yard. She is using her fingers to teethe on. The overnight stay allowed her parents to have a wonderful wedding anniversary date.
Starr drew out her elk tags but found herself looking for hoof prints just to try to find the elk. No such luck. Jim reports bagging a nice three-point deer out here.
Laura Wheatley took her girls to the bookmobile and chose some books.
During the week Laura bottled some tomato juice. She praises the girls for helping to pick some of the tomatoes. She, Everly and Georgia also picked some apples for applesauce. The apples will be allowed to sit for a couple of weeks before processing.
Zane and Laura are in the West Stake production of “The Savior of the World.” They attended a practice on Saturday. Everly and Georgia stayed in the nursery during the rehearsal. The play is going to be ready for an audience the week before Thanksgiving. There will be four or five performances at the West Stake Center.
It is the time of year to get Quarter Horse foals ready for registration. Boyd Udy reports he has no babies to get ready by drawing their markings on AQHA papers. Photos are also welcomed by the association. However, he is riding his older horses and having fun. He is through rounding up cattle this fall.
Boyd and Kris Udy were privileged to go to the Brigham City LDS Temple to help clean it. They met up with Sam and Joanne Kunzler from Willard.
“It was fun to help for about four hours,” Boyd says. “We really worked and went through the whole building.”
Boyd says he hopes to have Tyrell and Aaron come down from Montana for a visit.
On Wednesday Winnie Richman drove to Brigham City to hear Skyler’s piano lesson. He passed off several pieces. Wednesday morning Winnie and Skyler’s other granny finished both of their most recent canvasses. Carolyn Carter’s is absolutely beautiful.
On Friday, Winnie and El O’Driscoll weaned the Double S Bar calves. All went smoothly due in part to El’s horse “Colt.” The cows and calves just seemed to have more respect for the horse.
“Once we started turning the cows out of the corral,” Winnie says, “they just hurried to escape even without their calves.” The calves and cows were quite noisy for a couple of days, but are much quieter as of this writing and the calves are eating well.
On Sunday Heather, Colton and Caden Lott and Lyle Richman came out to help Clynn celebrate his birthday. Winnie drove to get a bucket of chicken. Heather brought one of her delicious coleslaw salads and a strawberry salad and Winnie also contributed a fruit cocktail salad and a cake. A fun time was had by all present. Clynn received several presents.