Adventures of a country girl, surrounded by kids n critters!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Went out for a walk to the far end of the pasture, hoping to encourage contractions (this was mainly unsuccessful!). Tabitha accompanied me. The lambs weren't visible from the other side, so we were just checking on them. As we came closer, we realised why they weren't visible-they were rolling and playing in a big dirt divot in the pasture-yes, my white lambies were all dirty. As we neared, they stopped their play, and ran to their mothers in alarm!! Only, in their panic-they BOTH made the same mistake-the same thought crossed both Tabitha's and my mind at the same time, and you could see, the ewes' a second later-Tabitha looked up at me in surprise, and said-"they ran to the wrong mamas, Mommy!" And indeed they had!! Hilarious!!
I'm a SAHM (stay at home Mom) on a small farm in Alberta, Canada, where we practice many self sufficiency skills and raise many types of livestock. Among the livestock we raise are: Registered Canadian Horses, milk cows, goats, pigs and chickens (for meat and eggs). I love to bake bread, make cheese, and can fruit and vegetables, as well as enjoying knitting, sewing and cross stitching (when I have time!) as we have five small children, 4 boys and 1 girl.
I enjoy working with, and riding our horses, as well as all the other livestock we raise. There's always something going on on our farm!!
This blog is an eclectic mix of subjects. I thought about trying to separate everything out into individual blogs-knitting, homeschooling, farming-but I don't feel that would be a true reflection, and besides-who has time to maintain several blogs!?! Someone more organized than me, for certain! So you will find topics on homeschooling, farming, knitting, cooking, and more, all blended together in one blog! Hope you enjoy!