Wednesday, 20 April 2016

It happened.

It happened.


The ball gloves, badminton rackets, bikes, soccer balls.....everything is out.

We had 3 sets of triplet lambs and one very large single born all within 24 hours the other day.  It was a wee bit of madness. 

Then another set of twins and a couple more singles arrived. 

It's funny how when she just lambs a single we look at her like....what's up with that?....a single? you not have another one in there?

But it's all good.

I thought my summer was all planned out.

I thought I was going to go to the Carp Farmers' Market to sell my pies and tarts.  I was wanting to  expand to a 'bigger' market as I have been at Eganville for a few years. 

Johanna was even going to make a summer job out of it too...she was going to sell her amazing buttercream filled cookies.

We both applied.

We both didn't get in.

We are a little disappointed.  and shocked.  and feeling a little lost.


Monday, 11 April 2016


The anticipation for it is killing us all.


And it happens every. single. year.

It's all we talk about.

It consumes us.


The need to feel warm.

When you go outside.


Where are you?'s not even odd for us to have snow in April.

And yes....the ground is white again this morning.

But it's just so annoying. 

Snow in April.

I don't even take pictures of it.....I just want it to go away.  Far. far. away.

The kids had a snow day last Thursday and then a PA day on they were home for 4 days...and then we thought that today was going to be another snowday.  But it wasn't.  They ran those busses even with snow and a freezing rain warning.

I've been caking.

And making homemade soup.

But we'll soon get the bbq back out......I hope.

Waiting for warmth.....


Friday, 1 April 2016

April Fools

We've never been big on the April Fools jokes in this house.

Last night before I went to bed, I cut out a bunch of E's on brown paper.  I put them in my cake pan and covered it with foil and left it on the middle of the table.

This morning I asked the girls if they wanted a brownie on their lunch....motioning toward the pan.

Sophie peaked in and goaned.

"EVERYONE did that last year."

She was not pleased.

Lydia took a look and said "It's just a bunch of E' can't even eat them!"

I said....ya but they're BROWN E's.

She was less impressed when I told her what day it was.

Then I told her that she could take the whole pan with her to school and share her brown E's with the class....and she perked right up.

Apparently Lydia doesn't like being tricked....but she loves to be the trickster.

Happy April Fools' Day!

from this old woman....whose pranks are so last year.


Thursday, 31 March 2016


What a busy month!

We have over 30 new calves and 4 sets of twin lambs....

it's been many many nights of 'broken' sleep.

and snow!

The kids had another snow day last them an extra long Easter weekend!

We sang the Alleluia's and dyed the eggs and ate the chocolate.

and pie.  so much pie.

I put '1 second everyday' app on my phone and this is our March...


In other news....Sophie and Lydia bought Jack's very old ipod from him.  They bought him 4 large cartons of chocolate milk in exchange for the ipod.  Fair deal I guess......I didn't even know he loved chocolate milk that much!  They texted me all the time now.  They are in the living room giggling and I'm in the kitchen.  It was nice for a bit....but then I gave them some other people's numbers to text because I really couldn't get my stuff done with all the texting.

And supper is kind of important here.

Lydia has lost both of her front teeth....and some other teeth on the bottom too.  She actually doesn't have very many teeth in her head right now....and her greatest fear is that her teeth will grow in as big as mine.  "They won't be as big as yours....will they?"

My teeth are pretty big....especially in the mouth of a 6 year old.  I'm really not sure what I did with my big teeth when I was her age.

I'm sure it will all work out.


Tuesday, 22 March 2016

A Lego Friends Cake

I made this cake on the weekend.

It was for a 'Lego Friends' themed party.

They needed some Lego cookies for the guests as well....


Monday, 21 March 2016

Spring Calves.

We have lots of new spring calves!

Their mamas were busy eating so we had some snuggle time....

or should I say play time.....Lydia was really wanting to get ahold of that darker brown one....

But it just wanted to run and kick and jump....

Jack was busy putting down some new straw for bedding.

She got it!

And now there's a cat on the scene...

He's just about finished....

Running and playing in the new bedding...


Saturday, 19 March 2016


The first lambs of the year arrived last weekend.


Two girls.

Pure white.

Such sweetness!

Helllooooo!  I'm talking to you!

I think you need a snuggle.

Hold on tight....she loves to jump!

So much love!  So much joy!