Yeah, it’s been almost a year. Yeah, it’s been a BUSY year. I admit to a hard time adjusting to being a working mom – the one thing I swore I’d never be. But Penny is beautiful and so worth it! The changes in her in one year have bean amazing! And they won two 2nd place ribbons in their first show!! I still enjoy my job, but I’m working 5 mornings a week now and it’s a lot harder to make time for all of the other things. I did join a gym at Cowgirl’s insistence, not that she has time to go with me 😀
I’ve been re-thinking the blog again and still not sure if I want to continue to ramble about everything or focus more closely on one or two areas. I may – oh horrors – have to start a new blog!!
My Newlyweds got hitched in October, my Cowgirl is a senior in high school and my baby boy has decided he wants to be a farmer – Farm Boy. I’ve given up on gardening – I’ve been weed defeated, but I’ve now turned that over to Farm Boy for the summer. Husband has drained and dug the pond and ruined my back pasture to a sad point. It’s going to be a hard recovery out there.
No new critters on the Hobby Farm for a while. I still have the old chickens who heard they were being replaced and started laying eggs like crazy this spring! We had 10 little lambs from 5 Moms, 2 singles, 2 sets of twins, 1 set of quads. Yep, QUADS from a Katahdin! And bless Honey’s heart, she has nursed all 4 of them – Huey, Luey, Duey and Magnolia (Maggie). We had two little rams born premature and they held on for about 10 days, but Sawyer and Finn just couldn’t make it. I hate those little graves on the hillside. Stormie’s girls were all tangled together and got to be born at the vet’s office. They were named after the technicians that made such a fuss over them, Emily and Jamie. Rebekah gave us another ram, Markus and her stall mate, Lavender had a little bitty boy Sunday night, Duke. Lavender is Daisy’s last baby. Our beloved Daisy never recovered from Lavvy’s birth last year. The vet ruled out Johne’s Disease and figured she must have had a tumor. She was waisting away to nothing so we put her down – another horrible grave on the hillside. Just like Stormie and Rebekah, Lavender is being a good mom. We’ve kept the genes alive.
I’ll try to ramble more often now and will probably have some reflections to share – can you imagine ME waxing thoughtful??
And That’s only a bit of What’s Been Happening on the Hobby Farm.