I took my report writing test on Saturday. It took like 5 minutes. It was awesome. I got my certificate. I am currently gathering the stuff I need to mail in to get my education evaluated, so they will allow me to apply, so they will allow me to take the test. I have a hopeful deadline, but I don't want to say it outloud - for the jinxing factor and all that.
Landon's 15 month Dr. Appointment was on Friday. He's 25 lbs 5 ozs (between 50% and 75%). His head is 48.5 cm around (75-90%). And he's 29 inches tall (5%). Average weight, big headed, and short.
We spent some time over the weekend contemplating a side of beef. We bought a side of beef last year. From my current research I think maybe paid too much for it. But we also learned some things. That will help us with our purchase this year. Last year's guy is no longer in business, so we were forced to look at other places, and learn the difference between grassfed and grainfed. On Saturday I went to HEB to buy some Ribeyes. I bought select ribeyes (very lean, very tough, twice what we paid per pound for the stuff in our freezer.) We had prime or choice (I can't remember) in our freezer, had I bought those it would have been 3-4 times as much. For ground beef last week I paid per pound what we paid per pound for the side. These two facts alone have cemented us in the fact that we will be buying a side of beef. I was about to do a little beef buying primer, but figured maybe that's another post.
Also, we're thinking of buying a pig in August.
Today I begin studying for my 3rd round of the PE exam.
I have lots of work to do this week, so you will no doubt be treated to more pictures than anything else. And Christmas pictures at that. I still haven't scanned this year's Santa picture, but maybe I'll get to do that too. I will wonder kill on beef next week.