Thursday, June 23, 2016

My Camp Helper

 This summer, I added summer camps dates so that the Farm Fusion class lessons could reach children other than those in the homeschooling community.  Although I hadn't initially planned on it, I listened to the moms out there and added a KinderFarm class for ages 3-5.  The cool thing about this group was that the vast majority of the kids were friends and family.  I got to know children that I have heard so much about, and my girls were able to spend time with cousins!  Marisa even helped me, so it was definitely a family affair!

For this class, I had the best little helper ever... Ivey.  That girl is just a natural with all of this.  Since the kids were so young, we took the animals to the students.  This meant that we walked/drove them over before camp started, set everything up, and then brought it all home each day.  I don't know what I would have done without Ivey's help!  She's my little farm-girl!

Thursday, June 16, 2016


Tripp: "Sometimes, I sleep in my clothes."
Olive: "Sometimes, I don't wear anything till lunchtime."

Monday, June 13, 2016

Such Sports!

My boys are SO incredibly helpful... This stuff would be so much harder without them!

Me: "Boys, I need your help today."
Asa: "With what?"
Me: "Piglet castration"
Asa. "Uh.... Ouch."

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


In the last 16 hours I have finished setting up an above ground pool for the kids, moved electric netting, bought/loaded/moved 400lbs of feed, color banded this year's birds' legs, set eggs in the incubator, ran normal-people-domestic errands, gathered coolers for picking up beef from the processor tomorrow, gathered crates for hauling new goats tomorrow, helped a neighbor with his cattle, milked the goats (twice), bottle fed the babies, cleaned up all the junk feed bags that piled up, labelled soap and lip balm for tomorrow's event, picked up the new farm banner from the printers, picked up the livestock trailer I'll need for tomorrow night's milking demonstration, finally took the sunglasses off the top of my head at 11:30pm only to have the dogs alert me to something out back... so I ended the night tending to our Ossabaw gilt's first (very successful) farrow. I'm taking a much needed shower, and heading to BED!
(Oh, and since no housework was done today, it looks like a tornado hit! Yowza!!)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Keep it Even

Olive's response to making Break-and-Bake cookies....

"You know how I like things to be even numbers and in order? When I break off one of these I just have to hurry and break another one to make things even out."