So, yesterday was National Farm Day 2017. How about a page featuring one of my favorite farmers?
I created this page (flipping over page)...hmmm...I didn't sign and date this one. I pulled this out because I had a friend with a question - what colors go with yellow and white other than black? Anything, I said. Green, for sure! What about teal? she asked. Yep, I said remembering this page.
These photos were taken back in May 2009, when I was 40. Wow. Oh, wait. I was 39, gonna TURN 40 in five months time. But I digress. When I still raised my cattle. We had moved 2 bulls to Dad's. One was named SAW - Stow A Way - which I gave to him. Pretty sure the other was Chief - which I let him borrow.
The flowers make this a dimensional page. They were created with a scallop circle punch. Snip and fold the scallops and pop on a smaller punched circle with a pop dot. Title was created using Tidy Alpha, an older alpha set from Stampin Up that remains to this day one of my favorites. The large circle is cut from sparkly designer paper - don't tell Dad I put photos of him on sparkly daisy designer paper. LOL. A cluster of photos with varying poses - three similar and one different - creates an impact.
Farming is a hard life. But I wouldn't trade it for anything. I grew up on a first generation working dairy farm. So many stories and so many cool things to witness and experience. But, truth is I didn't do much farming myself as I was growing up - I bottle fed calves and had to pull tobacco plants and had to strip tobacco tips. The only good one was bottle feeding calves and I did enjoy the occasional ride on the tobacco setter! LOL. So, when I took an interest in raising cattle, Dad was quite excited. He gave me four calves (two heifers and two bulls, a pair at a time) to start my adventure. And from that point forward, until he closed the dairy, I purchased his first born calves to bottle feed and raise. He milked Holstein and bred the heifers to a Black Angus bull for their first calf. They made a great beef cattle herd that I bred to full stock Black Angus bulls. I named them and raised them; eventually had a herd of eight cows plus steers and calves and a bull or two. Now I have chickens. And Dale has his cattle.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a moo'valous day!