I have always been honest with what thoughts I have put on this blog. I have not posted everything obviously about my life, thoughts and more but I assure you I have been honest what I post on here. With that being said during this sickness I will say I MISS MY HOT BATHTUB with continuous hot running water J. This flu has given me the aches, pain and chills beyond belief and I would love to run a hot tub to crawl into at any time of the day or night. Going to the outhouse these days has not been a cup of tea either, especially when it is SNOWING here (LIKE NOW!). I stand up and my head goes "BOOM, BOOM" as I wobble out to the hinzley!
The house if full of restless bodies crying out in fever stuppored dreams that do not make sense. Thank fully the Gentle Giant has stayed fairly healthy as well as 1 of my great helper daughters… Bed rest has been ok. Most of the time a snuggly little 17 month old is cuddled up by mamma but if anyone else approaches the bed he points to them and screams like "GET OUT"!
So much has been going on at the farm here and I feel I have not told you some of the most important parts of all of it! Each day has been a challenge as well as a huge adventure. When mamma gets her groove back I can fill you in with some awesome photos but for now you will just have to read I guess. Lots of changes going on here.
Yesterday we took delivery of 150 Golden Comet peeps, as well as 24 arucana peeps (des beplind). SO all together we have a total of 193 Golden Comets (43 are laying everyday!) and 24 arucanas (they lay the most beautiful green egg ever!) SO that is 217 chickens, 2 goats (der gayz), 4 horses (fear gaul) (2 on the way yet), 1 hundli (puppy dog) 1 turkey, a few cats and 2 pet chickens (lucky stars) The 26 heifers (des coo) are very healthy. G man has been a true horseman and driving the Belgians everywhere with the forecart. It really did pay for us to get a 16 year old team even though pricey. They are training us actually. They are the best trained and behaved horses ever. When told to drink they leave you untied, take a drink and return back to you, 1 at a time. They back up with a trailer, they step over things and will not move unless told to do so. You can leave them unhitched while taking your dinner and they just stand there! This has really helped me get over my fear of horses because I trust these two. Someone posted they could not have horses or cows do to the fear of large animals… My little secret…. I AM VERY SCARED of horses but figure I just better get over it. If I had to have a bat in my hair or ride a horse, I do not know what one I would choose…
We have been really cleaning up around here outside. The place is really sprucing up. I cannot wait until I am back to 100%... But for now I sit here and think of great ideas (that is scary in itself!)
I am excited to put in another "pretty garden" and we will have a huge large garden as well (3-5 acres)… At the old place this would have really stressed me out, but now the Gentle Giant will be here to do the big garden as he is making some changes as well on the homefront.
We look forward to the various flea and farm markets we are going to participate in around here. We have big plans for the farm like farm tours, picnics, sleigh rides, someday we want to fix the cottage so people can come and stay on their very off-grid mini vacation… Lots to do, tons to dream about and plenty of time for it all to transpire. For now I am making my little nest for this sweetheart as peaceful as life will allow at this moment J