UGH! I do miss writing here. Life is simple here on the farm but as spring is making its debut here, life is picking up pace and I am increasing in SIZE J
Today I had the privilege to dry all 11 loads of laundry outside on the line and let me tell you, they are all dried and in lickity split timing! I just love the smell of fresh sheets at night and this aching body o'mine loves them more J
The Jersey cow is AMAZING and picking up pace in the milk department. 4 gallons a day is really too much and now she is giving more. That fat little puppy dog loves the milk as well! We may be starting a cow share program real soon. Does it interest any of you locals?
We are getting heifers here too! The team is coming shortly, the Belgians Jim and Pearl and we purchased a paint type pony for the kitty cats. Our original farm dog ran away… I think she has a boyfriend or something. We have searched high and low. One day she followed an Amish buggy on the road and it was history! I think she is aware of a lot of changes that will be happening around here and she took off J
Did I tell you we have our eye on a buggy horse?
We made butter and it is delish! Although, I am not drinking any raw milk right now due to pregnancy. I know its fine but I do not want to introduce anything new at this point.
The children have been helping with sugaring and yesterday had maple syrup hotdogs! Yummy! We have been eating a lot of pancake suppers as the syrup is so fresh and in exchange for working, we get syrup! Sounds like a great trade.
Our 2nd daughter came in Saturday morning after milking and yelled, "MOM" I was so startled as this momma was lying here in her bed yet and sat right up and she said, "MOM, thank you for moving us here! I just can't say thanks enough! I just saw the geese by our pond and I am hearing the birds and milking the cow and feeding the goats in the big old barn and I just LOVE IT here… just think if we never moved here!".
I know I say that quite a bit, but you must see that we really just love this life. It is unexplainable really. Life still has its problems but they just don't seem so big sometimes... It is a lot of hard work, but WE LOVE IT. As I have said, the children love it too!
Today as I was hanging the clothes on the line I looked up and 20 acres away saw our Jersey and looked the other way and saw open farm land and I will say I am blessed. This run down farm house has never stopped amazing me yet...