Hot late summer

The calves are still being born. This calf is a day old here, it was hidden in the grass with Mama cow closely monitoring. The girls gently petted it a couple times, which made their day. They are so soft when they are new. No matter where we go, Claire wants to wear a dress... Continue Reading →

June finally

It's been a minute since I blogged. The entire month of May is crazy hectic and absolutely exhausting for me and Lynn both. But we've finally got a little room to breathe. Or at least I have, and happy Mama, happy life...or something along those lines. The girls are growing at lightening speed. They are... Continue Reading →

Garden time

There is some saying about how the cobbler's kids get their shoes last. I forget how it goes. It's similar with the farmers family getting their garden put in. Of course, I could man up and do it myself... Or not. Come-on. Be reasonable people. It may seem odd, but we do not live on... Continue Reading →

Seasonal farmer spouse

If you are married to a farmer, you know this - we have seasonal spouses. Fall- kiss them everytime you see them, because you won't seen them much. Fall is harvest time, the time if year where literally you reap the rewards of a years work in the fields. On our farm that means corn... Continue Reading →

Life and Death with baby chicks

The 4-H chickens came in to our office this week. I was available to help -so I did. It's a great thing I love chickens. Way back in the day I spent many hours memorizing chicken breeds, brooding temperatures and other fun tidbits. I also showed purebred breeds in fairs and at other chicken shows.... Continue Reading →

Today is Sunday.

The girls and I did housework while Lynn checked on the cows today. He had a couple calves he wanted to check back up on.  This cow had her bull-calf on the edge of the creek. When it was born, it slid down the bank into the creek. Luckily they were able to get it... Continue Reading →

The talker

Caroline has taken a break from challenging my "mom-authority". Thank GOODNESS.  (Claire has stepped up to fill big sisters spot, so don't worry that I'll forget how to work with stubborn little girls.) Since we aren't going round-and-round, I've noticed something...The kid is a talker. We were working on the kitchen chairs.  (I had tried... Continue Reading →

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