Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Snow and some Prayers

Yesterday it froze rain with big ice pellets.

And then it snowed.  A LOT.

I wore my toque for the entire day.

Sophie asked if God was controlling this weather.  I told her that I wasn't sure but maybe she could talk to Him about it.  So she said that she would.  She was going to ask Him to bring Spring.

Hopefully He will answer her prayer.

The moon was full last night.  I looked like a January night when I looked out the window around 10 p.m.  The fields were all white with snow and the smoke was rolling out of the outdoor furnace.

This morning the sun came out and I heard the snow falling off of the roof.

It will melt.  And maybe the sap will run again!

I made this yesterday and put it up in the kitchen.

I just printed it out on a piece of scrapbooking paper and then laminated it with clear mack tac.

I went ahead and put it up even though I think it would look lovely framed in some barn board....but there are too many other things to do around here.


Monday, 14 April 2014

Our Littlest Farmer

It was warm and windy today.

Lydia ate a steak sandwich for lunch.

Then she told Jack that SHE was going out to feed the lamb....and then they were going to work with his heifer.

She was planning his afternoon for him.

She has become Jack's side kick over the last few months.

I saw her come back to the house with the bottles and then she grabbed Jack's comb for the heifer.

He is teaching her everything he knows.

At first she was a little upset when her pink rubbers would become covered in 'crap'....but now she doesn't care.

She's getting things figured out.

She has also learned how to hit a ball....

AND she announced to me the other day that she knows WHO the REAL Easter bunny is!  I asked WHO?....and she said "It's Santa!...dressed in a bunny suit!"

Smart girl.

AND for some reason she has been given the nickname 'Jimmy'.

I'm not sure how that happened but it seems to suit.


Thursday, 10 April 2014

The Big Baby Cat

I took these photos last week....most of the snow is now melted.

But I wanted to share these because they are of this cat.

This cat was a kitten at the Farmhouse last summer.  He was loved all summer by many, many people that came to stay.

But look how much he grew!  He's so big now!

He likes to be held like a baby.

Lydia is a great photo bomber.'re going to drop the cat!

This cat has more patience than the average person.


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Rain....and Snow

I fell asleep with the sound of rain on our tin roof last night.

I haven't heard that sound in a very long time.

I thought.....woot woot rain!  the snow will be all washed away in the morning!

I was awakened a few times during the night and I heard the rain pouring down hard.

And I thought.....I hope there is no flooding.

Then I awoke again and I didn't hear anything.

And I thought....good.  the rain has stopped.

I was wrong.

The rain had turned to snow.

The snow was not all washed away.

The snow is still here.


It's not unusual for it to snow in April.

It's just not nice.


Sunday, 6 April 2014

Weekend Highlights

I made a cake.

It was for a gathering of 4-H leaders.

Terry let the cows and calves out onto the hill in the field...even though there is still snow. 

They needed to get out of the barnyard.

The girls received their medals for performing at the Irish Play in Pembroke.

I went out to the barn to see the lambs......and they have really grown!

And this happened.  I'm not sure how.



Friday, 4 April 2014

Chirp and Cheep

Jack put some eggs in the incubator a few weeks ago and they hatched this week.

Of course the first thing that Sophie and Lydia asked was....Is it a boy or a girl?

And of course Jack answered...I don't know.

And the girls were very confused.  HOW do you not know?  HOW can that be?

They just wanted to name the chicks and they wanted to give them good names.

And they couldn't do that if they didn't know the sex of the chick.

One of life's mysteries....How to sex a chick?

I remember walking into the kitchen a couple of years ago and the boys were on the laptop.  I asked them what they were doing and they said  "Just finding out 'How to sex a chick."  WHAT.  My heart skipped a beat.

They didn't find the answer on google.  It's just not something that's easy to do.

But you can buy a whole flat of day old pullets (girls) at the feed someone out there actually sexes chicks for a living. 

He must have really good eyes.

Anyways....a couple of them have been named.

I think this one is Chirp.

And this one is Cheep.


Monday, 31 March 2014

Drinking up Spring.


The snow is deep but....

Spring has arrived!

And we are drinking it up!