Thursday, March 10, 2016

The ‘real’ Buttons Thoughts on her spring

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers,
it shows he is a citizen of the world.
                                                        Francis Bacon


The robins are singing, the cows are mooing, and the calves are running and calling for Mom. Our cows are heading up to fetch me this early morning, instead of me going back to see them first. Oh yes, my friends it is spring. Well, at least, it feels like spring. Maybe we should not say it out loud. There is something about the early days of spring, and before the frantic rush to plant, clean and get ready for all that has to be done around the farm that makes me feel so happy.


The first thing I grab my Montana Spring Hat (click to read)
We all know that Montana always gets their spring before we do, so this reminds me of what is coming. The hat and those Pink Cadillac Boots do go well together, and except for my having to still wear lined coveralls to keep out the still brisk wind, I think I am in style and ready for spring.


 I climb into the tractor and look down to see the mud below. Smile, close the door and drive back to the girls that have made it halfway up to the house. I stop turn the tractor off and go to have a visit and a chat.

The ice beneath my feet is a bit slippery the green and brown patches of grass hold me steady. The islands of dirty snow, covered with winter's debris crunch as I walk over to Bossy2 and Red, hanging out together for a change.

Those girls are way too busy snapping up tiny bits of green shoots from under the tree. I pull off my Montana Spring Hat, now that gets their attention. They are such divas. Well, Bossy2 did not fall for it; she threw it on the nice soft grass with bits of mud. Huh. Red, was more receptive, but I knew I was interrupting their hunt for spring. More of the cows came up by this time and were very curious about the colours in my hat. They still did not want any part of wearing it.


With everyone busy dancing between the patches of green, I get the hint and move on. I walk back to the laneway to get back into the tractor and go feed them. I knew the bits they were finding would not be enough. Annie and Betty were standing in the laneway. Annie has never liked me since I had to wean her off years ago, and I think she has passed that grudge on to Betty. Annie still cleans behind Betty’s ears even though she is old enough to do it herself.


Yes, these are all signs of my spring. Those other Buttons Thoughts out there in Blogland who seem to think they know who and what I am doing are welcome to come and help out during haying time. That way, they will have their own story to write instead of stealing borrowing mine.

There is only one Buttons Thoughts and that would be me, right here and right now. I do the work on this farm and then I write about it to share with you, my friends. Those of you who do know me, should not have to read someone, who claims to be me. Check to make sure you only have these links for me. My URL's.


If you do a Google search, click only the above address links. They are mine. If I can’t stop them, all of you should know who you are visiting. Thank you, everyone. If you see a different link at the bottom of one of my Buttons Thoughts Blogposts, it is not me. Do not encourage them by clicking.

I am sharing today with my friend Theresa for Good Fences. She is cool:) Hugs B   http://run-a-roundranch.blogspot.ca/2016/03/good-fences-103.html

Later

50 comments:

  1. Hello Buttons, I do not think there is anyone out there that could replace you. I enjoy your writing, the cute cows and the hats. Happy Spring, we are having great weather for now. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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  2. What a great post today! I too am so encouraged by the warmer temps and snow melt of the past week. And I feel the same about not saying it too loudly. Lol Darling pics of the girls and I do love your springy accessories! Sorry to hear you're having problems with blog imposters. A few years ago I did a search for my own blog title and someone in Asia had used my name AND my content, including photos, with a different URL. So I know how frustrating this can be. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Are you kidding me , some one is trying to be you and write what you do that is crazy I wish people would get their own lives and stop copying others on the internet . Oh yes spring is here , birds have returned and all are singing the spring praises heard the peepers here last night the temps have been warm 17C during the day 10C at night not a stitch of snow left and it rained last night to I am loving it . I do love your cows with the hats on soo cute . Thanks for sharing , have a good day and enjoy this lovely spring weather I know I am lol !

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  4. I so enjoyed your post today and although it is still quite a hot Indian summer in Perth I could feel your delight at the beginning of spring.
    I am sure the 'girls' don't want to wear your hat as they know how well it suits you and it would only fall off as they graze.
    You are right about how cows can bear a grudge. When mum and dad were farming when I was very young one particular cow did not like mum milking her and she would swish her tail and try and know the pail over or the stool mum was sitting on. I think she was a jersey and they can be a little skittish (so I am told).
    I have not seen any other post but yours and I wouldn't want to see it anyway as yours is so original and wonderful. I apologise if I don't pop in regularly but my age is catching up with me and I am tending to sit too long in the lounge room and forgetting to check on blogland. Hugs. M

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  5. Loved the narration of your morning antics (and work). Aren't animal personalities amazing?

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  6. Awwwwwwwwww, a perfect Spring day had by all!! Charming and cute faces greet us and we peruse your farmland. I so enjoyed the hat too.

    Great story telling here today.

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  7. sweet annie and child. lovely red, too.

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  8. Love your opening quote. Great post and photos. I just love the cows. The hat is adorable. xo

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  9. I'm sorry to hear someone is impersonating your blog posts. I've heard of such a thing before but don't know how you can tell? I love your Montana hat and i'm so glad your Robins have returned. I'm still waiting for them to return here. In the mean time. I''l make sure the link is at the bottom of your blog before I click. Thanks for letting us know.
    Have a great farm day.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  10. Hello Buttons!:) I love the photo of Betty and Annie, it's such a sweet capture.Your style of writing is not easily copied, but I will check your links, just in case.

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  11. Hello! Have you sent a cease and desist to these people? It is illegal to clone a website! Not to mention stealing copyright photographs. I wish there was something you could do- I've seen this happen in the genealogy community. I'll check links and hope I get the right YOU! {{Hugs}}

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  12. What a wonderful colored hat. I bet all your hats have stories to tell.

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  13. You are real and authentic... there is no one other... like you. - Peace

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  14. It is definitely feeling like spring around here, too. Unfortunately, the cattle seem to be "feeling their oats" a bit and are more apt to get out. We are moving a group this afternoon to try and nip that in the bud, so to speak!

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  15. Your stories are uniquely you! And so are your fashionable cows. Hugs!

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  16. I'm sorry you are going through this with the thief.
    Annie and Betty are so cute. Even if Annie is a big pouter.

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  17. Dear Buttons it is a privilege to be able to read the genuine article here about your days on the land with your girls & don't they look excited for spring!
    You are very dapper looking too in your colourful Montana hat!
    Enjoy the rest of the week!

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  18. Aw ~ love the photo with the 2 cows! ~ neat farm fence too!

    Happy Weekend coming to you ~ ^_^

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  19. Enjoyed your fence and cow shots today. The Montana Spring hat is so colorful and fun. Loved the photo of Annie and Betty.

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  20. I love the top photo as I had to look twice at it! You can report this other blog to blogger/google as an imposter they will remove it. In the long run though most of your friends will continue with you at this site as they know this is the real one. I know it is upsetting, I have had it. You can do a sticky blog that sticks to the top of your blog saying there is another blogger scrapping your site. I will try to find some helpful links as it makes me so mad that some scamming blogger is doing this. Oh I came on here to say how much I love your blog, following your blog.

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  21. Here is how to report the other blogger: I can't seem to put in the link in a comment, so just google this:
    "Blogger Help someone is pretending to be me" click on the form and fill it out and send it. hugs.

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    1. Hi Nora I did this it is apparently not a Google problem because apparently it is not a Google Blogger site. Thank you for the help though. Much appreciated. Apparently I need a court order but the site has no leads for me to follow to cease and desist.They cut and pasted the Blog post in its entirety links and everything....NOT the header that is how you will all know it is mine.. It was disturbing the first time I found it but they did it again with a post that was only a day old.. I wanted to warn everyone that it is not me. If they get no hits they should stop I hope. hugs

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    2. Hi Buttons, I would think there would be some way to stop them. I had this happen to me once. I am going to think about it and check with some google people.I am not sure this link will help now You could write Chuck a note but he probably will say it is not a google/blogger blog.... http://blogging.nitecruzr.net/2010/02/interpersonal-conflict-defamation-vs.html In time the blogger will just stop scraping your blog. I would somehow put a note on their blog or put a sticky post at the top of your blog. hugs

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  22. I am so sorry. Plagiarism *might* be the sincerest form of flattery, but...

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  23. There will never be an imposter Buttons for me. I want the REAL thing! The Montana Hat looks like spring and looks great both on you and on Red - I won't choose a favorite...

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  24. Sorry to hear you're having issues with someone swiping your posts. You have a loyal community of followers, so great that you've alerted us. Nice that you're getting some spring weather there for you and your "girls" to enjoy!

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  25. There could only ever be ONE BUTTONS! and she is the best.

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  26. Your posts are unique, and it is so wrong that someone else is putting them up. Keep reporting it to Blogger, and to the company you registered your domain with. Maybe if Blogger can't help, then the domain registration company might be able to help.
    Your posts are unique, as your sense of humour and style. No one can take that away from you. Hugs, C.

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  27. How and WHY??? would someone do that?!! That stinks!!
    Love your Annie and Betty picture. Too bad she's still holding a grudge. Silly cow!

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  28. Well I don't think they could fill your shoes ......why would anyone do that.

    Saun

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  29. They have such adorable expressions and I love your photos. I love learning about their own personalities, sweet faces. Sorry to hear someone has hijacked your blog. I have heard of this happening but never met anyone who has actually had it done.

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  30. Why would someone want to do this? Why can't we all just get along? Good grief. I do hope you find some resolve to this situation. Keep us posted.

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  31. It's very upsetting when a stranger messes around. On the other hand I will not be at the farm this summer. It sounds like a good hook to get me hauling bales!!!

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  32. Love your cows especially when modeling the hat. Sorry this is happening to you. I do indeed know it is you, Buttons, since I get your blog post sent to my email addy.

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  33. I love that hat! Looks just like a bunch of flowers. Teamed with pink boots, I can see how it would lift your spirits

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  34. Well I never! Fancy someone doing that, though in this day and age not so hard to believe.
    Take care. Hugs M xoxox

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  35. You know I'm boiling mad about the thief, GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

    On the other hand, your bouquet of a hat brought a huge smile to my face. Sending you tons of hugs.

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  36. Sorry about the thievery! There is really only one true you. It is a joy to visit here to see what is going on at your farm.

    Glad spring is happening for you and your girls. :-)

    Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  37. Yes, Spring is a lovely season.
    I love that hat and pink boots.
    Great photo's you've shared.

    Happy weekend wishes

    All the best Jan

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  38. You sound so happy. I can imagine you doing cartwheels down to meet the cows. Cute pics. That is bad news about having your blog stolen. I haven't heard of it before.

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  39. Spring is showing around here too, Miss B. Seems early and I hope Old Man Winter doesn't get mad later this month or in April and show us his rage with a blizzard.

    I like the picture of Betty and Annie.

    I have been on the computer (blog reading or facebook) minimally this week. I'm sorry that it sounds like someone is posing as you. I hope you get the issue figured out.

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  40. Love the hat. Your friends know that you are a "one of a kind".
    Hugs.........

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  41. ah sorry to read this problem, this could be a 'back-assed' compliment, writing good enough to have someone want to take it!! Hope it get sorted out-your photos are great... love those faces!

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  42. B,

    I just love your cows, and your hats!!! So sorry to hear someone copying your posts.
    There has to be something that will work to report and prevent this from continuing.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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  43. Of course there is only one Buttons - YOU. That hat is my favorite hat of all time - on anyone, including your lovely cow. It's a shame that someone is so lame as to have to copy a great blog instead of writing for themselves. I hope it gets straightened out - but don't worry. We know the difference between gold and Fool's gold. :)

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  44. one buttons, one spirit indeed!! such a shame it can't be stopped and how sad that someone would not want to share their own life and adventures. it's a very sad situation!!!

    but a very sweet hat!!!!

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  45. Those girls are so adorable! I bet they are looking forward to the Spring.
    Gorgeous hat :)
    Lynne x

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  46. Definitely unique and only one Buttons. We are all here to support you and your blog!!!

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  47. Wow B - I hadn't realised there were fake 'yous' out there :/ that sounds pretty bad. The internet is filled with people trying to scam everyone. I love that you have a spring tradition with your montana hat, and such a lotvely, colourful hat it is too!

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  48. Oh my goodness someone is stealing your work! Boo for them. I would think since I click on your blog from my sidebar that I would always have the correct Buttons. They say imitation is the most sincerest form of flattery...someone must like you an awful lot.
    OK now that hat! Laaaww girl I love it! FUN! I bet they can't steal it!

    Cindy Bee

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Thank you so much for your comments, they mean more to me then I could ever express. Hug B

Please do not copy my work. If you like it let me know I am sure we can work something out. Copyright is in place.